High School Basketball

Hoops Roundup: Fairview, Nolensville boys reach district finals; Summit, Page girls advance

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Hoops – Fairview at Page

Bill Eads 

The Fairview boys basketball advanced to a third consecutive District 11-AA championship game by up-ending top-seeded Creek Wood 60-56 Friday night in Fairview.

The No. 4 Yellow Jackets will face second-seeded Hickman County Saturday night in the championship game at Fairview High School at 8:30 p.m.

Senior Bill Eads poured in 27 points to lead the home team. He added five rebounds and shot 11-of-17 from the field. Garrett Wooten added 14 points and seven assists for Fairview.

The Yellow Jackets lost both games against Creek Wood in the regular season, falling at home 67-56 on Jan. 14 and getting edged on the road Feb. 13 61-58.

The Red Hawks (19-6) were coming off a 101-61 victory over East Hickman in the quarterfinals. Their only setback in district play this season came at Hickman County, a 48-45 loss on Jan. 24.

The Yellow Jackets split with Hickman County over the regular season.

Tyler Neely (14) and Raekwonn Nesbitt (13) led Creek Wood Friday.

Stewart County girls 56, Fairview 37, District 11-AA quarterfinal

The Lady Yellow Jackets started slow in the first and third quarters to come up short of reaching a district final.

Tori Hale scored 18 points to lead Stewart County past the home team. Three others scored at least eight.

Fairview trailed just 23-18 at the half, but Stewart County went on 16-6 run to open the third and take control.

Neyland Yeager scored nine points and Kelsey Gossage had eight for the Lady Yellow Jackets, who had split with Stewart County in the regular season.

Summit girls 52, Dickson County 44, District 11-AAA quarterfinals

The sixth-seeded Lady Spartans toppled Dickson County on the road Friday night to advance to the district semifinals and earn a Region 6-AAA berth.

The Summit girls outscored the home team 25-16 in the second half in the district battle. Nicole Rizane scored 11 of her 16 points after the break to lead the Lady Spartans. Taylor Penning added 13 points, Ellie Colson scored 10 and Marli Andersen netted eight.

The Lady Cougars had a game-best 21 from Caty Roberts, who knocked down four 3-pointers.

Dickson County will miss the Region 6-AAA tournament for the first time since joining District 11-AAA for the 2013-14 season. The Lady Cougars tipped Ravenwood for the title last season in the regional.

Page girls 62, Spring Hill 39, District 11-AAA quarterfinal

A balanced Lady Patriots propelled the second-seeded Page girls into the district semifinals with a home win Friday.

Senior Olivia Wilson scored 13 points and both Abagail Wardand Lili Wilken added a dozen apiece. Braley Bushman added 10 points and Delaney Noe scored eight.

Page will face Summit in the district semifinals Saturday at Independence.

Nolensville boys 80, Forrest 50, District 12-AA semifinal

The Knights raced into the district championship game Friday in Marshall County.

Keidron Batey scored 16 points to lead four Nolensville players in double figures. The Knights will play for the District 12-AA championship Tuesday in Marshall County. The Lady Knights play for the title on Monday night.

Riley Byron added 13 points in the win, while Nate Foutch and Max McAllister added a dozen apiece.

The Knights will battle top-seeded Community Tuesday night.

In other District 11-AAA play, the Franklin boys edged Centennial 71-65 and the Dickson County boys prevailed 50-38 against Ravenwood.

Statistics weren’t provided from these games.

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