Jailyn Banks poured in 28 points and the Independence girls basketball team kicked off the New Year by staying unbeaten in District 11-AAA play with a 66-43 win at Franklin on Friday.
The Lady Eagles improved to 9-3 overall with the road win and 3-0 in district play. The nine wins are already more than any of the previous six seasons at Indy, which hasn’t produced a winning season since going 17-10 and reaching the Region 6-AAA semifinals in 2013. The Lady Eagles have won six straight.
Lindsey Freeman added 15 points for Indy, while both Amy Tang and Kayla Miller added eight apiece.
Kate O’Neil collected a double-double to lead Franklin with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Rebels managed just 36 percent shooting and turned the ball over 21 times.
The Lady Eagles sit a half-game back of Brentwood for the district lead heading into Tuesday’s home game against Dickson County.
Franklin fell to 0-4 in league play with a four-game road trip looming.
Franklin boys 77, Independence 53
Reed Kemp sizzled from the floor and dropped in a game-high 34 points to lead the Rebels past visiting Indy to cap Friday’s District 11-AAA doubleheader at Franklin High School.
Kemp shot 12-of-18 from the field, including hitting four of his five 3-point attempts. He added four assists in the win as the Rebels combined to shoot 65 percent.
Matt Thurman added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while Aiden Smylie scored six points and grabbed six rebounds.
Kemp scored 11 points in the second quarter to lead Franklin on a 21-14 run to break a 13-13 tie early. The home team doubled-up Indy 18-9 in the third quarter as their lead swelled.
Noah Crook scored 12 points and Hrishi Salitri had 10 for the Eagles. Both Matt St. Charles and Trey St. Charles chipped in nine points.
Christ Presbyterian Academy boys 58, Battle Ground Academy 48
Braden Zapp scored 23 to lead a trio of Lions in double figures as CPA surged in front in the third quarter to post a district win at BGA.
Jordan DeWalt notched 14 and Braeden Moore hit for a dozen for the Lions, which went on an 18-7 run in the third quarter to build a 45-28 lead entering the fourth.
Sean Williams scored 10 points and both Jorian Cantrell and Garnett Hollis Jr. added nine for the Wildcats.
After a historic football season, it appears the Summit boys basketball team might be ready …
Christ Presbyterian Academy girls 61, Battle Ground Academy 29
The visiting Lady Lions pounced on BGA out of the gate to cruise to a district win Friday in Franklin.
Carrington Washburn netted 11 of her 30 points in the opening quarter as CPA bolted to a 21-7 lead in the first eight minutes. Washburn knocked down five 3-pointers in the game and CPA connected on 10 long-range bombs as a team.
BGA managed just three field goals in the second half as CPA continued to extend its early lead.
Lindsey Summarell scored nine points to lead the Lady Wildcats.
Nolensville girls 56, Fairview 34
Zoe Piller scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Lady Knights jumped in front early and limited visiting Fairview to just four first-half field goals Friday at home.
Nolensville’s Caymin Ladd added three points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists, while Parker Leftwich tallied five points, five dimes and two steals. Both Grace Baird and Sydney Mickulin tacked on eight points.
The Lady Knights built a 26-12 lead by halftime and then poured in 23 points in the third behind nine from Piller. Nolensville forced 21 turnovers in the contest.
Kelsey Gossage scored six points, had eight rebounds and handed out three assists to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets. Both Chloe Lee and Mary Kinton added seven points apiece.
Nolensville boys 75, Fairview 49
The Knights jumped on visiting Fairview early and cruised to a victory Friday for the home-team sweep.
Nathan Foutch scored 20 points, Max McAllister added 18 and Ashton Smith chipped in 10 to lead the Knights, which scored 22 of the first 30 points and led 35-16 at the break.
Nolensville knocked down 12 3-pointers in the win, including six from McAllister. Fairview went just 1-of-8 from long range.
Kennedy Pendergrass scored 11 points for the Yellow Jackets. Garrett Wooten, Locke Hord and Bill Eads all closed with eight.
Franklin Road Academy boys 62, Grace Christian Academy 51
Sean Casey led a balanced Panther team with 14 points and FRA hung on for a district win in Nashville.
Mason McKnatt scored 17 points to lead the Lions, who battled to a 38-38 tie in the third quarter before the home team gained some separation again down the stretch. Jordan Carter added 13 points, including a couple 3-pointers, for GCA.
Eli Warrix had 10 points and both Kingston Gardner and Harrison Shafer closed with nine for FRA.
The Ravenwood girls weren’t very productive from inside the 3-point arc on Friday night. But…
Franklin Road Academy girls 72, Grace Christian Academy 42
Macie Medes tallied a game-best 27 points to lead the Lady Panthers past visiting GCA in a district battle Friday.
FRA scored 19 of the first 24 points before the Lady Lions found some offense in the second quarter. The Lady Panthers opened the second half similarly to the start of the game by going on a 18-9 run.
Ava Ackerman added 13 and Ryan Pierce added 10 for the home team.
Anna Smith scored 24 points to lead GCA.
Brentwood Academy girls 68, Stewarts Creek 54
Blair Schoenwald had the hot hand from long range to lead the Lady Eagles to a nonconference win at home.
Schoenwald fired in six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead BA. Millie Brown added a dozen points – all from 3-point territory as well – as the Lady Eagles built on a 17-7 lead after the first quarter for the entire game.
Maggie Brown added 16 points and Jaila Lee tossed in nine for BA.
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