They needed two courts, but the top-seeded Franklin High School boys basketball team cruised into the Distinct 11-AAA semifinals on Monday.
After building a 30-5 lead against Dickson County in the district quarterfinals, the game had to be moved from FHS because of a gas leak. No additional information was provided in regards to the leak, but after an evacuation of those in attendance, the game was moved and picked up at Independence High School about an hour later.
The Admirals didn’t cool off too much and led 49-18 at the half.
Reed Kemp scored 19 points to lead the way for Franklin. Kemp netted 10 points in the first quarter alone and Matt Thurman scored nine of his 10 points in the frame as well.
Tom Fortner dropped in 16 points for the Admirals – all in the third quarter – and both Aidan Smylie (16) and Taylor Spierto (10) also reached double figures. Mason Jones added seven points for Franklin, which will host Page Tuesday night for a district title berth.
Dickson County defeated Spring Hill 51-40 earlier Monday at Franklin to advance out of the district play-in game. Josh Cope scored 21 points in that contest to lead the Cougars, who outscored the Raiders 19-9 in the fourth to advance.
Jamison Barum scored 12 points to lead Dickson County in the later game.
Franklin boys 78, Dickson County 28, District 11-AAA quarterfinal
DCHS 5 13 9 2 – 28
FHS 30 19 22 7 – 78
DCHS (28) – Jamison Barum 12, Brock Holley 1, Josh Cope 5, Jan Carr 2, Mason Herbert 9, Barkley Allen 2.
FHS (78) – Taylor Spierto 10, Tom Fortner 16, Noah MaGee 2, Reed Kemp 19, Aidan Smylie 12, Matt Thurman 10, Kevin Blankenship 6, Mason Jones 7.
3-pointers – DCHS 2 (Herbert, Cope), FHS 11 (Kemp 4, Smylie 2, Fortner 2, Blankenship 2, Jones, Thurman). Total Fouls – DCHS 9, FHS 5. Fouled Out – None.
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Spring Hill girls 52, Franklin 39, District 11-AAA quarterfinal
The Lady Raiders used a commanding 13-1 third quarter to open up a tight game and advance to the District 11-AAA semifinals.
Sierra Stedman poured in 22 points to lead Spring Hill and Cole Alderson netted 12 more.
Franklin’s Kate O’Neil tallied 13 points and Brenna Swiger, Lyla Gardner and Dylan Garner all added six points.
Spring Hill heads to Page Tuesday in the semifinals. The Franklin girls end the season 7-14 overall.
Summit girls 65, Ravenwood 53, District 11-AAA quarterfinal
The host Lady Spartans started fast and held off Ravenwood to advance to the district semifinals and earn a Region 6-AAA tournament berth on Monday.
Delaney Noe scored 18 points and Ellie Colson collected 12 points and nine rebounds to lead Summit, which will travel to top-seeded Brentwood Tuesday with a district title shot on the line.
Claudette Runk added 10 points, while Bergan Allee chipped in nine points on three 3-pointers to go with six boards.
Ravenwood gave up the first 11 points before finding some offense. After trailing by 20 early in the fourth, the Lady Raptors pulled within 10 twice.
Reghan Grimes scored 21 to lead Ravenwood, while Lexi Erickson added 16 and Rachel Hillman eight. The Lady Raptors closed the season with an 11-10 mark.
Ravenwood boys 58, Centennial 44, District 11-AAA Quarterfinal
The Raptors earned a third shot at rival Brentwood with a quarterfinal win over visiting Centennial on Monday.
Noah Clifford scored 17 points to lead Ravenwood and Ben Bonga added 10 more. The Raptors built some separation from the Cougars with a 17-4 run before the half.
Alex Williams added nine for RHS.
Pat Garrett netted 20 points, knocking down six 3-pointers, to pace Centennial. Lincoln Aholt tossed in six points.
The Cougars ended the season with a 9-19 record.
Brentwood Academy girls 56, Harpeth Hall 36
The Lady Eagles capped senior night Monday with a region victory over Harpeth Hall.
Jaila Lee scored 17 points and Millie Brown tallied 13, including three 3-pointers, to lead Brentwood Academy.
The Lady Eagles went on a 19-7 run in the second quarter to gain control.
Trinity Fields added nine points and Caroline Clemmer pitched in seven for BA.
Taylor McCall scored 10 points to lead Harpeth Hall.
Brentwood Academy boys 67, Montgomery Bell Academy 54
Freshman Tyler Tanner poured in 21 points and Trent McNair added 19 to lead Brentwood Academy past MBA.
The win clinched the Division II-AA Middle Region title for the Eagles. Brentwood Academy’s last game was 10 days ago – a 55-36 win over Father Ryan.
DJ Senter added eight points Monday and Caleb Brooks had seven.
East Hickman girls 42, Fairview 34, District 11-AA semifinals
The Lady Yellow Jackets were upset at home in the district semifinals Monday. The loss snapped a 13-game win streak for Fairview – a stretch that included a pair of 2-point wins over East Hickman.
Ella Griffin scored nine points for the visitors, who outscored Fairview 16-10 in the fourth.
Rylie Dillingham notched 10 points and Kelsey Gossage had nine points. Both added six rebounds and three steals in the setback.
Fairview will host Stewart County on Wednesday night.
Hoops – Christ Presbyterian Academy at Goodpasture
The Goodpasture basketball teams picked up Division II-A Middle Region tournament wins Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Nashville. The Goodpasture boys topped Christ Presbyterian Academy 70-56 for the region championship, while the Goodpasture girls edged CPA 44-39 for third place.
Fairview boys 46, Waverly 42, District 11-AA quarterfinal
Forrest boys 55, Nolensville 47, District 12-AA quarterfinal
Goodpasture boys 70, Christ Presbyterian Academy 56, Division II-A Middle Region Championship
Goodpasture girls 44, Christ Presbyterian Academy 39, DII-A Middle Region 3rd Place
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