The Fairview basketball teams opened the 2019 season with a sweep of visiting Santa Fe on Tuesday.
The Lady Yellow Jackets opened the night with a 55-33 victory, while the boys used a big night from Bill Eads to cruise to a 74-52 victory.
Fairview boys 74, Santa Fe 52
The senior Eads poured in a game-best 27 points for the home team. He added five assists and five rebounds in the season debut.
The Yellow Jackets trailed 33-29 at the half but went on a 18-3 scoring run to open the second half and pull away. Eads netted eight points in the third to lead the way. He hit all three of his 3-pointers and scored 11 in the first frame.
Locke Horde added 14 points and six rebounds for Fairview and Garrett Wooten collected 12 points and six boards. Ryan Stannard tacked on seven points and five assists.
Andy Slaughter led Santa Fe with 23 points.
Fairview girls 55, Santa Fe 33
Kelsey Gossage collected 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets to a season-opening victory Tuesday.
Anastasia Bierly added 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in the win.
After a slow start in the first, Fairview more than doubled up their visitors in the second frame to hold a 27-18 lead at the break. Gossage dished our four assists in the second as seven different Fairview players scored in a 19-8 run. She scored seven points in the fourth and closed 4-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 from the foul line.
Rylie Dillingham added eight points and Neyland Yeager grabbed seven rebounds.
Elise Adkison, Laci Warf and Ally Warf all scored eight for Santa Fe.
Page girls 56, Lawrence County 43
Sophomore McKenzie Cochran led three Lady Patriots in double figures with 20 points as Page posted a 56-43 win at Lawrence County to open the 2019 campaign.
Lili Wilken added 17 points, Olivia Wilson had 10 and Delaney Noe notched nine for Page, which hits the court again Friday at home against Summertown.
East Nashville girls 47, Franklin 42
London Fairs scored 24 points to lead the East Nashville girls to a 47-42 win against Franklin.
Sydney Ryan tallied 16 points and Kate O’Neil added a dozen for the visiting Lady Rebels, who committed 28 turnovers in their season opener.
Ravenwood girls 47, Lipscomb Academy 40
Reghan Grimes scored 20 points, Lexi Erickson added 11 and Mary Prestegaard had nine to lead the Lady Raptors to victory 47-40.
Grace Christian Academy girls 56, Hume-Fogg 39
Audrey Sanders scored 21 points, Anna Smith added 16 and Raychel Calvert tacked on a dozen to lead the GCA girls to a 56-39 win against Hume-Fogg Tuesday.
Hickman County girls 45, Battle Ground Academy 35
The Hickman County girls tipped BGA 45-35 Tuesday. Freshman Lindsey Summarell scored 11 points for the Lady Wildcats and both Kearstyn Seay and Graci Semptimphelter had eight apiece.
Blackman girls 43, Brentwood Academy 37
The Blackman girls rallied to edge Brentwood Academy 43-37 Tuesday. BA was outscored 16-5 in the fourth after entering the frame with a 32-27 lead.
Maggie Brown led the Lady Eagles with 13 points and Millie Brown chipped in seven.
Page boys 61, Lawrence County 58
Thomas Seaman scored 21 points to lead three Patriots in double figures as Page picked up a non-conference sweep at Lawrence County.
Ethan Overstreet added 11 points and Jaime Hernandez added 10 in the win. Page led 46-36 entering the final frame before withstanding Lawrence County’s rally in the fourth.
East Nashville boys 75, Franklin 67
Josh Cole scoped 24, Isaiah Jones added 20 and the East Nashville boys opened the hoops season with a 75-67 win against visiting Franklin.
Reed Kemp scored 19 points, Matt Thurman collected 12 points and nine boards and Mason Jones added eight points and 10 boards for the Rebels.
Centennial boys 59, Riverdale 40
The Centennial boys opened up the season with a 59-40 win over Riverdale in new coach Tyler Hickman’s debut.
The Cougars led 24-18 at the half and used a big fourth to pull away. Dusty Williams scored 15 of his 25 in the fourth for Centennial. Isaiah Poore added eight points.
Independence boys 59, Tullahoma 58
The Independence boys opened the 2019 campaign with a nail-biting 59-58 win against visiting Tullahoma Tuesday.
Matt St. Charles netted 18 and Zach Melton had 14 for the Eagles, who scored in the final seconds for the win. Hrishi Salitri hit the game-winner.
Battle Ground Academy boys 59, Hickman County 56
The BGA boys rallied for a 59-56 win against Hickman County. The Wildcats trailed by nine entering the fourth, but hit four 3s and outscored HC 22-10. Calvin Quehl and Mitch Petzelt each scored 17 in the win.
Brentwood Academy boys 75, Knowledge Academy 16
Trent McNair scored 20 points, Caleb Brooks added 14 and the Brentwood Academy boys blasted Knowledge Academy 75-16 in their season opener.
Hume-Fogg boys 69, Grace Christian Academy 42
Malachi Parham scored 21 and Jacoby West added 17 to lead Hume-Fogg past the Lions.
GCA jumped out to a 9-4 lead but that advantage evaporated quickly. The Lions found themselves down 36-22 at the half and despite an early run in the third quarter to trim the lead below double digits with three minutes remaining in the third, Hume-Fogg recovered and extended its lead.
Mason McKnatt scored 20 points to lead GCA. Will Beasley added seven and both Dean Bechman and Ashton Kelley netted six.
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