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WHS, MJCA boys eliminated in 8A

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Top-seeded Friendship Christian School is the only Wilson County boy’s team remaining in the District 8A basketball tournament. Two other local teams, Watertown High and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, saw their seasons come to a close with first round losses Tuesday night.

Watertown fell behind early and never recovered in a 61-45 loss at Gordonsville. The G-Men improved to 12-14 on the season and will play No. 1 FCS in the semifinals 6 p.m. Friday at Watertown.

Watertown’s Nick Lennox led his team with 11 points while Dalton Phillips and Zack Neal had nine points apiece. Coach T.J. Hewitt’s team wrapped up the season with a record of 10-16.

Westmoreland 61, MJ Christian 53

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy closed out the season with a 61-53 first round tournament loss at Westmoreland High Tuesday.

The Saints (9-18 overall) got six three-pointers from senior Austin Wortman, who finished with 18 points. Post man Drew Hutchison added 11 and Stephen Hughes chipped in with 10.

E.J. Perry led Westmoreland with 22 points. The Eagles will play Trousdale County 9 p.m. Friday at Watertown.

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