BRENTWOOD – Playing in the always tough District 11-AAA, Summit High School senior Delaney Noe understands that just about anyone can surprise one another each outing. Saturday apparently was the Lady Spartans turn.
Noe scored 19 of her game-best 24 points in the second half and the Summit girls held fifth-ranked Brentwood to just 23% shooting in a stunning 56-37 District 11-AAA road victory.
“It felt really nice,” said Noe, who scored 11 points down the stretch and drilled a 3-pointer with 3:03 remaining to give Summit a 45-31 cushion.
“We just locked in on defense, that was our biggest concern,” she said. “We wanted to box out, rebound and we just really wanted that win.”
Nicole Rizane added 13 points, while Ellie Colson scored 10 and grabbed 16 rebounds. Emma Kate Bratton chipped in 13 boards as second-chance points stacked up in favor of the Lady Spartans as well. Bergen Allee added four points and five boards, but shadowed standout Amelia Osgood all night limiting the Princeton signee to 10 points, all coming in the first half.
“I thought Bergan did a great job on her, but that’s not going o happen every night,” Summit coach John Wild said. “She is really good and she will bounce back so look out.
“We need to enjoy this a little bit, but then we need to turn to Page next. We need to go on to the next one. It’s a battle every night.”
Rizane hit a 3-pointer in the corner after Brentwood birthday girl Kate Workman tied the game at 22-22 several minutes into the second half. Summit slowly added to a lead that reached double figures for the first time with 5:36 to play in the fourth when Colson scored inside. A Kaitlyn Lorenzi triple pulled Brentwood within 38-31 with 5:25 remaining, but Noe answered with a drive to the basket and Allee tacked on another bucket as the Lady Spartans lead never dipped below double figures the rest of the way.
“They did a good job of controlling the tempo,” Brentwood coach Myles Thrash said of Summit. “This is a very tough district so if you come in not on your A-game, it can happen like what happened to us tonight.”
The Lady Bruins were coming off a 75-42 win at Dickson County Friday night where they shot just a shade under 50% led by Osgood’s 27 points and Sydney Ryan’s 22. The Lady Bruins 1-2 punch was held to 18 points combined Saturday.
Summit was coming off back-to-back losses against neighborhood rival Spring Hill – the district’s lone unbeaten team – heading into the matchup at ranked-Brentwood.
“That was some adversity, playing on the road again like that,” Wild said. “We responded well and I am proud of them, but we just need to keep going. It’s a tough league and you can’t relax.”
The Brentwood boys collected a 69-58 win over the Spartans in the night cap led by John Windley’s 27 points. The senior eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau with a drive to the hoop to end the first frame and was honored postgame.
“This is a goal I’ve had for my high school career, so it feels good,” said Windley, who also dropped in 27 Friday night in 76-39 victory.
“John lives in the gym,” Brentwood coach Greg Shirley added. “He’s the perfect example of a student-athlete with a 4.6 GPA and 34 ACT. It’s great to see him honored.”
The banged up Bruins overcame two missing starters and had just six varsity players Saturday. Jake Brocked provided an outside punch with four 3-pointers and 16 points, while Davis White added nine points. Griffin Burke tacked on six points and five assists.
Summit was led by Destin Wade’s 16.
“It was a good win,” Shirley said. “I’m very proud of our guys. Injuries are part of the game and fortunately, I think they will all be back pretty soon, but that’s what a team is all about, is who can step up when needed.”
Brentwood faces Spring Hill Tuesday.
Summit girls 56, Brentwood 37
SHS 9 9 15 23 – 56
BHS 12 7 7 11 – 37
SHS (56) – Delaney Noe 24, Bergen Allee 4, Emma Kate Bratton 3, Cydney Wright 2, Ellie Colson 10, Nicole Rizane 13.
BHS (37) – Kate Workman 3, Ashlyn Witt 3, Kaitlyn Lorenzi 5, Sydney Ryan 8, Chloe Wampler 2, Sophie Roston 4, Amelia Osgood 10, Charlotte Lambright 2.
3-pointers – SHS 5 (Noe 2, Rizane 2, Bratton), BHS 5 (Osgood 2, Lorenzi, Witt, Workman). Total Fouls – SHS 11, BHS 15. Fouled Out – None.
Brentwood boys 69, Summit 58
SHS 17 7 14 20 – 58
BHS 14 16 16 23 – 69
SHS (58) – Andrew Smith 3, Destin Wade 16, Bradley Stewart 5, Tre Hunter 9, Konata Werts 12, Brady Pierce 9, Aden Byrd 1, Alex Pollard 3.
BHS (69) – John Windley 27, Griffin Burke 6, Jack Brock 16, Davis White 9, Phillip Hyams 5, Dustin Bluhm 6.
3-pointers – SHS 8 (Pierce 3, Pollard, Stewart, Wade, Smith), BHS 6 (Brock 4, White, Hyams). Total Fouls – SHS 18, BHS 14. Fouled Out – Smith.