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Hoops: Burrow, Wilken lead Page sweep of Indy; Ravenwood takes 2 from Franklin; GCA, BGA split; Fairview, Nolensville sweep

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Lili Wilken poured in 34 points to lead the Page girls to a lopsided District 11-AAA win against Independence on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. 

See IMAGES for full photo gallery from the double-header. 

The Page basketball teams picked up a District 11-AAA sweep on Friday in Franklin.

The Page boys won their second consecutive district game after a series of tight setbacks in league play by blowing past Indy 64-48, while the Lady Patriots continued their roll with a lopsided 75-40 victory.

Page boys 64, Independence 48

Blanne Burrow dropped in 22 points to lead three Patriots in double figures Friday.

Burrow scored 16 in the first half as the home team staked a 35-28 lead at the break. Page doubled-up Indy in the fourth to pull away.

Mason Allen added 15 points for the Patriots, while Jaime Hernandez added 12. Page has won three of four games and improved to 12-6 overall and 3-6 in district play. The Patriots begin a three-game district road trip at Franklin Tuesday.

Noah Crook scored 11 points and both Matt St. Charles and Justin Miles added 10 points for the Eagles (9-11, 3-6).

Page girls 75, Independence 40

Lili Wilken poured in 17 points in the first quarter and closed with 34 as the Lady Patriots bolted in front and cruised past visiting Indy.

Wilken knocked down six 3-pointers in the contest as Page rolled up 27 points in the first quarter to open up a sizable advantage early.

Delaney Noe added 22 points, including four triples, for the Lady Patriots, who improved to 18-1 and 8-1 in district play.

Statistics for Independence weren’t provided.

Ravenwood boys 54, Franklin 52

Myles Pollard fired up the game-winner for the Raptors in the final second of regulation to lift Ravenwood to a District 11-AAA win at home Friday.

Pollard finished with 11 points in the contest. Nick Dang (15), Rex Gainer (12) and Jake Mulder (10) also reached double figures for the Raptors (6-13, 3-7), who stopped a four-game slide.

The home-standing Raptors held a 42-35 lead entering the fourth before the Rebels closed the gap. Reed Kemp and Matt Thurman both scored 21 points to lead Franklin.

After a fast start to the season, the Rebels have dropped six of eight since Jan. 7, falling to 13-7 overall and 5-5 in league play.

Ravenwood girls 56, Franklin 32

The Lady Raptors bounced back from a narrow loss at Independence Tuesday to post a District 11-AAA win at home against the Lady Rebels.

Reghan Grimes scored 16 points and Lexi Erickson added 12 as Ravenwood doubled-up Franklin early and slowly added to the advantage. The Lady Raptors (10-9, 5-5) limited Franklin to a single field goal in the fourth to blow the game open.

Ravenwood stays at home Tuesday to host Dickson County.

Kate O’Neil scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and had five steals to lead the Lady Rebels (5-15, 1-9). Franklin will host Page Tuesday.

Grace Christian Academy girls 56, Battle Ground Academy 54

The Lady Lions held on for a district win against BGA led by Anna Smith’s 26 points.

Smith tallied seven points in overtime as the visiting GCA girls overcame the momentum from the Lady Wildcats after Graci Semptimphelter drilled a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime.

Audrey Sanders added 12 points for the Lady Lions, including two of five made GCA free throws in OT. Carlie Mason tacked on nine points.

Naomi Nelson scored 16 points for BGA, while Semptimphelter closed with 13, including the game-tying triple to make it 44-44 after 32 minutes.

Battle Ground Academy boys 68, Grace Christian Academy 34

After building a seven-point lead early, the BGA boys continued to gain separation at home Friday to race past GCA in district play.

Jorian Cantrell scored 15, Calvin Quehl added 11 and Garnett Hollis Jr. hit for 10 to lead the Wildcats. Both Kaleb Seay and Nick Semptimphelter added nine points.

Jordan Carter led GCA with 13, but the Lions were outscored 15-8 in the second and 24-7 in the third as BGA opened up a big lead.

Fairview boys 59, Camden 46

The Yellow Jackets nearly beat Camden by an identical score for the second time this season to earn a District 11-AA win Friday on the road. Fairview also beat Camden 59-45 on Dec 13.

Kennedy Pendergrass led a balanced attack with 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the visiting Yellow Jackets. Bill Eads added 12 points and six assists, while Garrett Wooten and Easton Huddleston each added 11 points. Wooten chipped in five rebounds and six dimes as well.

Fairview opened up a seven-point advantage in the fourth with a 17-11 run and improved to 13-7 overall and 7-2 in district.

Garrett Vick led Camden with 16.

Fairview girls 42, Camden 39

The Lady Yellow Jackets also earned a District 11-AA win on the road as five players scored at least six points.

Anastasia Bierly collected 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks to lead the way, while both Rylie Dillingham and Kaycie Mullens added eight points. Chloe Lee added six points and five assists in the win.

Both Rylee Rushing and Jadyn Staggs scored eight points to lead Camden, which narrowed a six-point gap to open the forth.

Nolensville boys 53, Forrest 42

Nathan Foutch scored 23 and Keidron Batey added 13 to lead the Nolensville boys to a District 12-AA win.

The Knights are 7-11 overall and 3-1 in district.

Nolensville returns to action Saturday at home against Hillwood.

Nolensville girls 70, Forrest 49

Parker Leftwich reached the 1,000-point milestone and the Lady Knights stayed unbeaten in District 12-AA with their fourth consecutive win.

Leftwich needed 12 points to reach 1,000 and scored 15 to go with six rebounds and seven assists for Nolensville. Grace Baird dropped in 21 points – all from 3-point range – and Zoe Piller added 17 points and seven boards.

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