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Tournaments keep county teams busy

Nearly every county basketball team is spending the between-holiday-weekend participating in a tournament, looking to sharpen the skills before the meat of district schedules start at the end of next week.
Ravenwood 49, Station Camp 38 at Beech 
Matthew Hailey and Nick Gleason both scored 13 points and Nate Fischbach added 12 as Ravenwood pulled the biggest upset in the county so far this year, edging third-ranked Station Camp 49-38 in the Beech tournament.  The Raptors face West Creek, a 57-55 winner over Franklin-Simpson (KY) High, in a 5:30 p.m. tilt Saturday with the winner advancing to Monday’s championship contest.
Giles County 47, Summit 39 at Overton
The Spartans stayed close the entire game, but Giles County chipped away one basket at a time to stop Summit 47-39 at Overton.  John Carter had 12 points to lead Summit, which will play today at 12:30 p.m.
Franklin 62, Pope John Paul II 48 at Goodpasture
Garrison Mathews scored a potential career high 37 points, igniting a second half run that sealed a 62-48 win for Franklin against PJPII at Goodpasture.  The Rebels play Nashville Central Christian at 10:30 a.m. this morning.
BGA 94, Chester County 54  at Chester County
BGA put five players in double figures, routing Chester County in the loser’s home gym, 94-54.  Nathan Moran (20), Daniel Crockett (13), Zac Wracher (12), Noah Mayberry (11) and Terrell Webster (10) led the balanced scoring attack.
Page 62, Forrest 47 at Eagleville
The Patriots jumped out to a 32-19 half-time lead and then cruised to a 62-47 win over Forrest.  Stewart Ringstaff had 13 points and Garrett Sharp 12 for Page.
Brentwood 62, Lipscomb Academy 38 at Hickman County
Grant Teichmann (16) and Any Schmpert (10) led the Bruins who scored 36 points in the first half.  Brentwood will face University School of Jackson tonight at 8:30 p.m.
McGavock 58, Centennial 47 at Beech
Zac Schrader’s 10 points were not enough to help Centennial overcome McGavock in a 58-47 loss.  The Cougars play today at 2:30.
Brentwood Academy 80, Nashville Central Christian 43 at Goodpasture
The Eagles’ 28-point third quarter ended all hopes for NCC as Brentwood Academy notched an 80-43 win.  Bria Daniel (18), Sydni Harvey (17) and Maren Kreid (10) all scored in double figures for Brentwood Academy.   The Eagles face Rossview today at noon.
Sycamore 67, Independence 39 at Riverdale
Independence fell behind 34-15 at the half and never challenged as Sycamore won 67-39 at Riverdale.  Katie Pierce had 13 for the Eagles.
Brentwood 48, West Creek 39 at Beech
Jenny Roy exploded for 29 points as Brentwood stayed undefeated with a 48-39 win over West Creek at the Beech tournament.  The Bruins face Letcher County at 4 p.m. today with the winner advancing to Monday night’s championship game.
M.L. King 45, Summit 36 at Overton
MLK pulled away in the final three minutes to take a 45-36 win over Summit. Ali Pettus led Summit with 11 points.  The Spartans play today at 11 a.m. against Marshall County.
Donelson Christian 50, BGA 40
A lethargic start cost BGA as DCA took their first game in the BGA Christmas Invitational 50-40 over the hosts.  Allison Cowie, hampered by early foul trouble, scored  9-points to lead BGA.
The tourney continues with a full day of action in Franklin, including:
10 a.m.DCA vs. Lighthouse Christian
11:30 a.m.BGA vs. Culleoka
6 p.m.Culleoka vs. DCA
7:30 p.m.BGA vs. Lighthouse Christian

Posted on: 12/27/2013


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