Franklin at Centennial boys, Dickson Co. at Brentwood girls top slate
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Franklin heads to Centennial tomorrow night with more than just seeding for the district tournament on their mind-the Rebels will be seeking revenge.
The Cougars (7-10, 2-5 in District 11-AAA) knocked the Rebels (8-11, 4-4) out of a possible share of third place in the district with a 49-46 win at Franklin three weeks ago. The Cougars had three double-digit scorers (Drew Joiner 11, Tyrel Dodson and Bruer Atkinson, 10 each) while holding Franklin’s leading scorer Garrison Mathews to just a single three-pointer.
A win could put Franklin back in the hunt for seeding in the district tournament, while a loss could lead to the Rebels and Cougars passing each other in the standings.
After an impressively dominating upset performance Tuesday night at Ravenwood, Independence (8-12, 4-3), currently holding down third place in the district, hosts rival Summit (7-10, 2-5). The Eagles ran away with the first game 50-36 as Deion Sims and Finis Stribling combined for 24 points.
Ravenwood (13-8, 6-2), looking to rebound from the unexpected blow-out loss at home, steps outside of the district to host Nashville Central Christian (13-7).
League leading Brentwood (21-1, 7-0) returns home to face Dickson County, a team the Bruins beat by 21 earlier in the year.
BGA (20-1, 7-0) will be defending their number one state ranking when Davidson Academy (4-12, 1-6) comes to call.
In other boys action, Brentwood Academy (7-12, 1-3) travels to Father Ryan (6-10, 2-2), Fairview (4-13, 2-9) goes to Montgomery Central (8-9, 5-5) and Spring Hill (5-10, 1-4) is at Page (8-11, 0-5).
In girls’ action, Brentwood (21-1, 7-0) will try to keep their unblemished record intact against third place Dickson County (13-7, 4-4). The Cougars pushed Brentwood to overtime three weeks ago in the closest game the Bruins have faced in the district before Marisa Anthony’s game winning shot gave them a 66-64 win.
Summit (7-12, 2-5) traveling to Independence (5-12, 2-5) will result in one of those teams moving into sole possession of fifth place in the district.
Elsewhere, Nashville Central Christian (8-11) is at Ravenwood (6-11, 4-4), Brentwood Academy (15-3, 3-1) goes to Father Ryan (14-5, 2-2), Fairview (0-17, 0-11) travels to Montgomery Central (5-13, 1-9), Franklin (11-8, 6-2) is at Centennial (8-12, 1-6), Page (3-12, 1-4) hosts Spring Hill (6-9, 2-3) and BGA (10-11, 4-4) is at home against Davidson Academy (4-13, 2-6).
Posted on: 1/22/2014