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Court Report: Lady Patriots' defense shines in win over Centennial

photo by Tracy Nichols

The Page Lady Patriots basketball team defeated Centennial 41-25 Monday night in Cool Springs, bettering Page’s season record to 3-2 on the young season.


Page’s tenacious full-court trap helped the team to an early advantage as the visitors jumped to a 12-0 advantage through the game’s first three minutes. Centennial’s Delani Distefano scored the Lady Cougars’ first basket at the 4:53 mark of the opening quarter, sinking a 3-point shot while being fouled. The subsequent free throw was no good.


Centennial (1-4) got the score to 15-7 with 3:15 remaining in the quarter before Page’s bench players clamped down on defense. The Lady Cougars struggled, going scoreless for 13 minutes and 57 seconds while Page went on a 20-0 run before a made free throw broke the drought with 4:10 in the third quarter.


Bria White led Page with 13 points while point guard Allison Wiley added nine – all of which came in the first quarter.


Distefano was Centennial’s leading scorer with 10 points – five in the first quarter and five in the fourth.


Centennial’s boys team defeated Page 79-41, led by a game-high 28 points from senior Matt Pond.


Tied 4-4 at the 3:20 mark of the opening quarter, the Cougars went on a 10-1 run to close the period.


Page (1-3) would close the gap to 22-18 four minutes into the second quarter on a pair of Hunter Bennefield free throws before Centennial went on another run – this one a 13-0 streak that lasted until the final minute of the half. Featured in the stretch were three consecutive fast break layups by Joseph Reffegee.


Centennial (4-2) continued the pressure in the second half as Pond scored 12 third-quarter points while Cougar defense thrived – allowing only nine points in both the third and fourth quarters.


Bennefield led Page with 15 points with Donte DeSalle adding five.




Nov. 27


Independence 62

Oakland 58


Trailing by two points after three quarters of play, the Eagles went on an 18-12 run in the final period to defeat the Patriots in Murfreesboro. Vic Wharton led Indy with 22 points while Trenton Perry added 10, aided by two 3-pointers.


Franklin 51

Cane Ridge 48


Franklin pulled away from Cane Ridge with a 17-7 second quarter. Hunter Nelson led the Rebels with 13 points on three 3-pointers with Colson Patton contributing 10 points.


Centennial 49

Glencliff 42


The Cougars outscored Glencliff 35-15 in the second and third quarters and distributed their offense evenly throughout the contest. Senior Matt Pond was the team’s leading scorer with nine points while JaNique Johnson and Jacob Helton each had eight.


Brentwood 63

Station Camp 38


Brentwood coasted to a 25-point victory at Station camp as 10 Bruins contributed to the score sheet. Asa Duvall led the way with 14 points and two 3-pointers with Cody Shelton close behind with 12 points.


Summit 38

Spring Hill 53


Tied after three quarters of play, Summit struggled in the final period. The Spartans were outscored 20-5 in the final eight minutes, losing to the District 12-AA foe. Tucker Rippy had a team-high 11 points and two of the team’s eight 3-pointers.


Fairview 55

Page 66


The Yellow Jackets dropped their first game of the season as Page’s Hunter Bennefield had a game-high 30 points. Garrett Wall led Fairview with 14 points while Grant Estes was close behind with 13.


BGA 65

Lighthouse Christian 63


Lighthouse made the game interesting with a 23-13 run in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats held on for the victory. Nathan Moran sunk six 3-pointers on his was to a team-high 23 points for BGA while Gavin Shellnut added16 points and three 3s.


Nov. 26


Nashville Christian School 39

Fairview 48


Trailing 21-14 at halftime, the Yellow Jackets outscored NCS 20-9 in the third quarter to fuel a nine point win. Grant Estes led Fairview with 13 points with Issac Edmonson adding 12.


Nov. 24


Tullahoma 44

Brentwood 74


Brentwood outscored Tullahoma 40-20 in the first half on their way to a 30-point victory. Asa Duvall sunk four 3-pointers, scoring 15 points for the Bruins. Cody Shelton also had 15 points for Brentwood.


Blackman 56

Independence 45


Vic Wharton had a team-high 18 points in Indy’s loss to the Blaze. The Eagles led 29-27 at halftime before Blackman went on a 16-2 run in the third quarter. Trenton Perry had 12 points and three 3-pointers.


BGA 63

White Creek 32


The Wildcats dominated the first half against Whites Creek, leading 40-13 after two periods of play. Gavin Shellnut led BGA with 16 points and four 3-pointers while Brian Dangerfield added 12 points.





Nov. 27


Franklin 55

Cane Ridge 53


Anna Follese made two late free throws to seal the Lady Rebel victory. Follese led the team with 13 points while Anna Patton added 10.


Independence 34

Oakland 54


Indy led 21-20 at halftime before the Lady Patriots went on a 14-4 run in the third quarter. Laina Buche led the Lady Eagles with 12 points with JT Twaddle adding nine.


Summit 59
Spring Hill 49


The Lady Spartans get a district win with a solid effort against Spring Hill. Tied 22-22 at the half, Summit opened the second half with an 18-12 third quarter. Teondra Crawford led the way with 21 points and four 3-pointers while Caroline Patrick added 19 points and three 3s.


Fairview 34

Page 66


Page’s defense smothered the Lady Yellow Jackets to the tune of a 16-2 first quarter and 21-4 fourth quarter. Bria White led the Lady Patriot offense with 17 points while Chloe Wiggington (15) and Cat Taylor (13) also reached double digit scoring. Taylor Langston had a team-high 10 points for Fairview.


BGA 55

Lighthouse Christian 38


BGA controlled the game throughout, coasting with an 18-9 fourth quarter run. Eighth grader Allison Cowie led scorers with 21 points while Lexi Baur and Ashley Golla added eight each.


Nov. 26


Nashville Christian School 51

Fairview 58


A 31-19 run through the middle two quarters were a big part of the Lady Yellow Jackets seven points win. Tiffany Franks sunk three 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 18 points while Taylor Langston (15) and Carolna Edmondson (12) also had double-digit points.


Nov. 24


Brentwood Academy 30

Rossview 36


Rossview’s 12-6 first quarter proved to be the margin of victory for the contest as the Eagles did not make up the six-point difference. Hailey Pierson led seven BA scorers with nine points.


Moore County 38

Page 49


The Lady Patriots pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring their opponents 18-7 over the final eight minutes of play. Bria White led the way for Page with 17 points while Cat Taylor made two 3-pointers and 15 points.


MLK 66

Ravenwood 37


Sydney Sims had a game-high 24 points for MLK as they steadily pulled away from Ravenwood. Emily Allen had a team-high seven points for the Lady Raptors while Erin Johnson and Lexi McKay each scored six points.


Brentwood 43

Shelbyville 58


The Lady Bruins were outscored 32-19 in the middle two quarters against Shellbyville. Mille Tunnell led Brentwood with 10 points while Paige Hood was close behind with nine.


LaVergne 24

Independence 63


Indy opened the contest on a 14-2 run and never slowed down, outscoring LaVergne in each quarter. Hannah Winters had a team-high 14 points while Avery Wharton, Gretchan Peterson and Tayla Harman each added 10.

Posted on: 11/28/2012


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