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Hoops Roundup: Indy boys hang on in opener; Nolensville improves to 2-0; Lady Raptors post win; BA sweeps

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Tyus Anderson 

The Independence High School boys basketball opened the 2020-21 campaign with tight finish Thursday at home in Thompson’s Station.

The Eagles claimed a 49-46 win over Livingston Academy using a late 3-pointer from Whit Conrad to tie the game and a bucket from Tyus Anderson to pull in front.

Anderson closed with 11 points to lead Indy, while Cameron Bell added nine. The triple from Conrad was his only basket of the game, but it came when the Eagles needed it most.

Matthew Sells paced Livingston Academy with 18 points and Eli Melton tallied 10.

Livingston Academy girls 48, Independence 15

The Lady Eagles struggled to find much offense in a season-opening loss at home Thursday.

Keaton Webb and Aleah Melton led a balanced attack for Livingston Academy with 11 points apiece.

Evy Nicholas scored eight to lead the Lady Eagles.

Brentwood Academy girls 69, Clarksville Northeast 31

After building an eight-point lead early, Brentwood Academy exploded for 25 points in the second quarter to overwhelm visiting Clarksville Northeast Thursday in Brentwood.

Millie Brown hit four 3-pointers in the second quarter alone and scored 15 points of her 22 points in the frame. Jaila Lee added 16 points for the Lady Eagles, who led 40-13 at the break.

Cierra Bowser scored 11 for Clarksville Northeast.

Brentwood Academy boys 86, Valor Academy 33

The Eagles improved to 2-0 with another lopsided victory Thursday at home.

Trent McNair dropped in a game-best 27 points, while Athan Pohlman added 19 and Drey Moss hit for 10 more to lead Brentwood Academy.

Ravenwood girls 61, Springfield 27

Reghan Grimes scored 16 points and the Lady Raptors opened the season with a win Thursday in Brentwood.

Lexi Erickson added 13 points and Mary Prestegaard tacked on a dozen in the Ravenwood win. The Lady Raptors face Lebanon Saturday.

Mt. Juliet boys 51, Fairview 40

The Yellow Jackets led briefly in the second half, but the Mt. Juliet defense cranked up as the home team took advantage of several turnovers to pull away Thursday.

Kennedy Pendergrass scored 17 points and added three rebounds and three steals to lead Fairview, while Jackson Arnold added 10 points. Carter Durham and Mays McCoy combined to chip in nine points and eight rebounds as well.

Nolensville girls 33, Shelbyville Central 28

The Lady Knights moved to 2-0 with a home win Thursday.

Zoe Piller secured her second double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead Nolensville. Caymin Ladd chipped in a bucket to go with five rebounds and four assists.

Nolensville boys 61, Shelbyville Central 60

The Knights withstood a late rally to post a win Thursday at home as Nolensville earned a sweep of Shelbyville.

Davin Watkins scored 17 points, Riley Bryon had 16 and Ashton Smith scored 13 to lead the Knights.

Grace Christian Academy boys 97, Macon County 63

CJ Tinnon scored 25 and the Lions just missed the century mark in their season opener Thursday.

Will Beasley and Jordan Carter both netted 14 points, Dean Bechman tallied 13 and Ben Caldwell added 10 more for GCA. Eleven of 12 Lions scored in the contest.

Hickman County boys 54, Battle Ground Academy 36

Jack Thigpen scored 20 points and led Hickman County past BGA Thursday in a trip to Franklin.

Thigpen scored eight in the second quarter when Hickman County used a 17-7 run to pull in front by 14.

Cole Matthews hit four 3-pointers and led BGA with 15 points and Braden Iverson tallied eight.

Other Results

Hickman County girls 69, Battle Ground Academy 54

Centennial boys 64, Smyrna 54

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