High School Basketball

Hoops Roundup: English lifts Ravenwood; Lady Patriots bounce back; Dickson County takes two from Indy

Poore leads Centennial boys to win; BGA, Fairview both earn sweeps Tuesday

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Hoops – Independence at Ravenwood

Connor English 

Connor English drove for a layup and knocked down the game-winner for the Ravenwood boys basketball team in traffic on Tuesday.

The Raptors claimed a 56-55 District 11-AAA victory against visiting Page behind English’s bucket in the final seconds.

English finished with 10 points for Ravenwood, which was led in scoring by Rex Gainer’s 24. The Raptors improved to 4-9 overall and 2-4 in District 11-AAA.

Page fell to 9-5, 0-5. The Patriots have held second half leads in every district game this season, but haven’t been able to break through.

Mason Allen drilled a 3-pointer with 15 seconds to play to push the Patriots in front 55-54. Allen closed with 20 points and Thomas Seaman added a dozen. Page led by seven early and held a 27-21 halftime lead before the Raptors gained the lead in a see-saw finish.

Ravenwood will host Brentwood Friday in the first installment of the Battle of the Woods, while Page hosts Spring Hill.

Page girls 48, Ravenwood 35

The Lady Patriots bounced back from their first loss against No. 7-ranked Brentwood Friday by taking down the Lady Raptors in District 11-AAA play Tuesday.

Lili Wilken scored 17 points, Abagail Ward added 11 and Delaney Noe notched nine for Page, which improved to 4-1 in league play heading into Friday’s home game against Spring Hill.

The Lady Patriots opened with an early 11-2 lead and stayed in front the rest of the way.

The Lady Raptors were coming off a 58-46 win against Summit Friday, but slipped to 3-3 in district play. Reghan Grimes scored 15 points and Elizabeth Flynn added 12 for Ravenwood.

Dickson County girls 59, Independence 50

The Lady Cougars outscored Independence 17-8 in the opening frame and the Lady Eagles played catchup the rest of the way before suffering their first District 11-AAA setback on the road Tuesday.

Caty Roberts scored 16 points, Anna Claire Milam tallied 15 – all from 3-point territory – and Sierra Morgan added 11. KK Curtis also reached double figures for Dickson County with 10 points.

The host Lady Cougars led 30-19 at the break, but thanks to a 15-9 run, Indy narrowed the gap, but could get no closer.

Both Kayla Miller and Jailyn Banks scored 17 points for the Lady Eagles. Miller scored nine in the fourth and Banks had nine in the second. The loss snapped a six-game win streak for Indy, which returns to action Friday at Summit.

Dickson County boys 64, Independence 48

Five Dickson County players scored at least seven points and the Cougars pounced on Indy out of the gate en route to staying unbeaten.

Dickson County scored 22 of the first 26 points to build an early lead as the Eagles opened 2-of-11 from the field. DJ Stacey scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the first for the Cougars. Cade Purvine added 14 points.

Both Matt St. Charles and Cameron Bell scored 12 points for the Eagles.

Centennial boys 75, Spring Hill 56 

Isaiah Poore dropped in 30 points and the Cougars roared past Spring Hill in a District 11-AAA contest Tuesday. 

Poore did most of his damage in the second and third quarters, scoring 13 in the second and opening the half with 12 more as the Cougars opened a 60-42 lead heading into the fourth. 

Carter Speedy and Grant Sargent each added seven points in the win. 

Ty Bryant scored 12 and Ashton Cromer added 11 to lead the Raiders.

Battle Ground Academy girls 54, Zion Christian Academy 37

The Lady Wildcats closed in a flurry to blow open a three-point game entering the fourth quarter Tuesday in Franklin.

Graci Semptimphelter scored seven of her 15 points in the final frame where BGA outscored Zion Christian 21-7 to pull away. Lindsey Summarell netted a team-best 17.

Battle Ground Academy boys 71, Zion Christian 31

Three Wildcats reached double figures, including Garnett Hollis Jr., who scored his 1,000th point Tuesday to lead BGA to a lopsided home win.

Hollis Jr. scored nine of his 13 in the first quarter to reach the milestone. Kaleb Seay led BGA with 14 points and Nick Semptimphelter knocked down four 3-pointers for 12 points.

Sam Bavo led Zion Christian with 15.

Fairview girls 57, Waverly 13

The Lady Yellow Jackets allowed just three field goals and cruised past Waverly Tuesday in District 11-AA play.

Kaycie Mullens scored 12 points, handed out nine assists and had four steals in the win. Kelsey Gossage added 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, while Neyland Yeager chipped in eight points.

Fairview boys 76, Waverly 56

Senior Bill Eads poured in 32 points to lead the Yellow Jackets past Waverly Tuesday.

Eads also grabbed seven rebounds for Fairview. Kennedy Pendergrass added 11 points and Locke Hord scored nine points and had six rebounds. Ryan Stannard tacked on seven points and eight assists for the Yellow Jackets.

Fairview improved to 9-5 overall and 4-0 in District 11-AA with a home game Thursday against Marshall County.

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