The Independence basketball teams opened District 11-AAA play with a sweep of Ravenwood on the road in Brentwood Friday night.
Independence boys 66, Ravenwood 59
Cameron Bell scored 12 of his 18 points after the half and Matt St. Charles also tallied 18 to lead the Eagles, who outscored the Raptors 23-17 over the final eight minutes.
Hrishi Salitri added 15 points for Indy.
Rex Gainer scored 19 points to lead Ravenwood. Matt Williams (10), Connor English (9) and Nick Dang (8) also had big nights for the Raptors.
Ravenwood continues district play Tuesday at Franklin, while Indy will host Page.
Independence girls 39, Ravenwood 32
Lindsey Freeman scored 17 and Jailyn Banks added 15 to lead the Lady Eagles to a District 11-AAA win at Ravenwood.
Independence outscored the host Lady Raptors 17-7 in the fourth to catapult in front and hang on.
Marshall County boys 57, Fairview 56
Cornelius Turner capped a wild finish by taking the ball coast-to-coast and scoring the game-winning layup for host Marshall County Friday.
Turner closed with a game-best 25 points.
Fairview trailed by four late, but Ryan Stannard knocked down a 3-pointer and the Yellow Jackets got a late stop. With six seconds to play, Bill Eads gave Fairview its first lead with a layup inside before Turner’s heroics.
Eads closed with 18 points and three assists. Locke Hord added 15 points with seven rebounds and six dimes. Stannard chipped in nine points.
Marshall County girls 47, Fairview 36
Hannah Davis scored 16 to lead three Lady Tigers in double figures as Marshall County claimed a win against visiting Fairview.
Dionna Crutcher added 14 points and Kelsey Keiler added 10 as the trio accounted for all but seven Marshall County points.
Kaycie Mullens scored 13 points, dished out five assists and grabbed four rebounds to lead Fairview, which led 14-10 after the first, but managed single-digit scoring in each frame the rest of the way. Kendall Spicer added 12 points, going 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and Anastasia Bierly added eight rebounds.
Centennial boys 50, Page 47
Isaiah Poore scored 18 and Dusty Williams closed with 15 as Centennial held on for District 11-AAA road win.
Patrick Garrett added seven points for the Cougars, who closed with a 16-8 run to wipe away a five-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.
Mason Allen netted 17 points to lead Page before fouling out, while Thomas Seaman added 13.
Page girls 71, Centennial 27
McKenzie Cochran, Delaney Noe and Olivia Wilson all reached double figures as the Lady Patriots opened District 11-AAA play with a lopsided home win against the visiting Lady Cougars.
Cochran scored 16 points and both Noe and Wilson added 15.
Hannah Wright and Sheraton Foster each scored five points for Centennial.
Grace Christian Academy boys 70, Battle Ground Academy 69
Mason McKnatt scored 30 points and the Grace Christian Academy boys hung on to win their first Division II-A Middle Region contest Friday in Franklin.
McKnatt hit five 3-pointers in the narrow victory. Jordan Carter added 15 points and Grant Solomon added three triples.
Jorian Cantrell netted 16 and both Kaleb Seay and Garnett Hollis Jr. scored 13 points for BGA. Calvin Quehl chipped in 11 points and Nick Semptimphelter knocked down a trio of 3-pointers as well.
Grace Christian Academy girls 56, Battle Ground Academy 50
Anna Smith scored 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Lions to a DII-AA Middle Region win at BGA.
GCA scored 15 of the first 20 points and held a 27-21 lead at the half before the Lady Wildcats pulled within three points to open the fourth. Audrey Sanders scored 13 points and Carlie Mason added a dozen in the victory.
Scout Speer knocked down four 3-pointers and had 14 to lead BGA, while Graci Semptimphelter added 13.
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