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WHS teams reach tourney finals

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Watertown Highs basketball teams each won in impressive style in Wednesday nights semifinal round of the Watertown Christmas Tournament.

Both the Tigerettes and Purple Tigers were scheduled to play in Thursdays finals -- well after our print deadline.

Scores and details from the finals can be found online Friday at

The Tigerettes improved to 10-4 on the season with a 43-35 victory over DeKalb County Wednesday. Jordan Brewington led all scorers with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, while Morgan Gartner finished with 11. Watertown connected on 9-of-11 free throws to ice the win.

In Wednesdays nightcap, the Tigers broke open a 33-all game with a frenzied defensive effort and blitzed Cheatham County 63-42.

Now 12-1 overall, Watertown got 20 points from KeAnDre Bates and 10 from Josiah Smith.

Hailey Speck scored 15 points to lead the Tigerettes and Morgan Gartner added 11. All told, Watertown connected on 19-of-24 from the free throw line (67 percent) -- including an 11-of-14 effort from Speck.

Watertown improved to 9-4 on the season with the win. DeKalb County reached the semifinals with a 45-24 victory over Cheatham County Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Watertown boys defeated Monterey 58-44 in opening round action -- leading 30-12 at the halftime break.

Eleven players broke into the scoring column for Watertown, including Ty Jobe with 12 and Macieo Gaines with nine and Josiah Smith with seven.

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