High School Basketball

Hoops: Brentwood sweeps Franklin to open district schedule

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Kemp, Lackey

Franklin's Reed Kemp, Brentwood's Harry Lackey

Brentwood swept a pair of young Franklin squads Friday night to open District 11-AAA basketball play.

The Lady Bruins picked up a 74-47 win, while the Bruins knocked off the Rebels 52-40.

Brentwood boys 52, Franklin 40

Harry Lackey scored seven of his 10 points in the critical third period, and John Windley had seven of his own in the fourth as Brentwood pulled away in the second half to beat Franklin 52-40 Friday night in the opening contest of the District 11-AAA basketball season.

It was a strong response to a tough loss to neighbor Brentwood Academy Tuesday night.

“It shows the character of these young men to come out and play really hard after a heartbreaking loss Tuesday night,” said Brentwood coach Greg Shirley. “To be able to come back in this atmosphere and really compete and play hard, share the ball and make the extra pass, I’m just really proud of this team.”

The win didn’t come easy. The Rebels forced four ties and six lead changes in a tight first half and trailed by only three, 27-24, early in the third quarter. But that’s when the Bruins started to pull away. Brentwood went on an 11-3 run in the next three minutes and never looked back.

Part of it may have been the Rebels pressing too much, as Franklin’s touch from the three-point line disappeared in the final sixteen minutes. The Rebels hit just 1 of 12 in that stretch and finished 3-of-23 (13%) for the game.

Reed Kemp did his best to keep Franklin close, hitting nine of his team high 13 points in the second half. Matt Thurman added 9 points and 9 rebounds.

It was a tough district start for new Franklin coach Jason Tigert. Tigert, who left district member Dickson County to take the Rebels’ top spot, knew exactly what he was getting in to.

“Both teams competed hard tonight; Brentwood was just better tonight. This league is tough. It’s not just Brentwood, it’s everybody. If you don’t bring your “A” game, you can get beat.”

Brentwood moves to 4-2 in the early season, 1-0 in district play and will host Dickson County on Tuesday night. Franklin stands 3-2 overall, 0-1 in District 11-AAA heading into a home game against Ravenwood Tuesday.

BRENTWOOD (52) – John Windley 16; Harry Lackey 10; Brock 8; Burke 6; Redner 5; Walton 5; Caylor 2.

FRANKLIN (40) – Reed Kemp 13; Thurman 9; Beavon 5; Smylie 4; Klym 3; Jones 3; Spierto 2; Bedwell 1.

FG – Brentwood 17-44 38% (3FG 7-23 30%); Franklin – 15-42 35% (3FG 3-23 13%)

FT – Brentwood 11-14 78%; Franklin 7-12 58%.

TOs – Brentwood 5; Franklin 8. PF – Brentwood 13; Franklin 14.

Halftime- Brentwood 25 Franklin 22

Brentwood girls 74, Franklin 47

The Lady Bruins put five players in double figures to post a dominate 74-47 victory over Franklin Friday night in north Williamson County.

Amelia Osgood (15), Sophie Roston (12), Delany Trushel (12), Emily Trushel (11), and Eden Oates (10) all scored in double figures as the Lady Bruins stretched a four-point lead midway of the second quarter to 21 by the end of the third.

It was the second big win of the week for the Lady Bruins after stopping Brentwood Academy Tuesday night.

“It’s always good to win a game in this district,” said Brentwood coach Miles Thrash, “and it’s been a good week. But we’re a hungry team. We’ll be back in the gym tomorrow.”

Brentwood set a standard for ball sharing, as a total of ten players scored in contest.

Brentwood’s defense could not find an answer for Franklin’s Sydney Ryan. Ryan hit 50% of her shots from the floor and was a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line, tallying 27-points on the night. She got help from Kate O’Neil, who added 12 points and 8 rebounds before picking up her fourth personal foul less than half-way through the third quarter.

Brentwood (3-1, 1-0 District 11-AAA) hosts Dickson County Tuesday night; Franklin (2-3) will be at home to face Ravenwood.

BRENTWOOD (74) – Amelia Osgood 15; Sophie Roston 12; Delaney Trushel 12; Emily Trushel 11; Eden Oates 10; Wampler 6; Workman 2; Jones 2; Byrd 2; Bulloch 2.

FRANKLIN (47) – Sydney Ryan 27; Kate O’Neil 12; Costello 3; McKnight 2; Glasgow 1; Hammond 1; Allee 1.

HALFTIME Brentwood 38 Franklin 26

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