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Court Report: Independence overpowers Riverdale


Photo by Dale Cash

Four Eagles scored double-digit points Friday night in Independence’s 61-47 victory over Riverdale in Thompson’s Station.


Junior Vic Wharton led the way with 16 points while senior Cam Miller added 15.


In a game that featured 11 lead changes through three quarters, Indy’s Deion Sims put Indy on top for good with back-to-back baskets late in the third quarter. Sims finished the night with 12 points.


Independence trailed by six points midway through the second quarter before Miller outscored the Warriors 10-0 during a three-minute stretch, putting the Eagles up 32-26 at halftime.







Independence 66

Father Ryan 71


Independence put on a fourth-quarter comeback after trailing by 19 points through 24 minutes, but fell to Father Ryan despite a 34-20 run in the final eight minutes. Cam Miller had a game-high 24 points for the Eagles with Vic Wharton adding 18.


Cane Ridge 60

Ravenwood 55


Ryan Nelson had a team-high 18 points and four 3-pointers in the Raptor loss. Joey Barnes added 12 points.


Centennial 80

Stratford 85


The Cougars led 62-50 after three quarters before Stratford surged with a 35-point period to close the game. Matt Pond had a game-high 23 points for Centennial with JaNique Johnson contributed 15.


Fairview 64

East Hickman 45


Deondre Moore scored a team-high 19 points in the Yellow Jackets’ runaway victory. Teammate Garrett Wall sunk three 3-pointers on his way to 17 points.


Page 63

Marshall County 72


Trailing by two points at halftime, Page slipped farther behind in the third quarter as the Tigers outscored the Patriots by six points in the period. Hunter Bennefield scored 24 points for Page while Stewart Ringstaff sunk five 3-pointers.


CPA 50

Brentwood Academy 40


The Eagles held major college prospect Jalen Lindsey to 12 points as BA fell to CPA – the reigning Class AA champs. Brandon Taylor had 10 points on the night. The Lions remain undefeated on the season.


Lancaster Christian 65

BGA 60


BGA led 47-45 after three quarters before Lancaster Christian outscored them 20-13 to close the game. Brian Dangerfield led the Wildcats with 22 points while Jordan Tutler added 10.





Centennial 63

Warren County 44


Centennial improved to 7-3 on the year with a 63-44 victory over Warren County on Saturday night. The Cougars were led by Cord Collier and Matt Pond with 17 and 16 points, respectively.  


CHS led by seven points at the half and expanded that lead with tenacious defense and fast break scoring conversions. The Pioneers were led by Tucker Smith with 17 points and Kendall Rutledge with 10 points, including two 3-point baskets.  





Centennial 58

LaVergne 70


Centennial lost their second meeting of the season against LaVergne 70-58 on Friday night.  


The Wolverines were led by Marquis Johns with 19 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Doloren Sparks added 14 points and one 3-pointer.  


Trailing 44-30 at the half, the Cougars cut the LaVergne lead to six points with four minutes remaining in the contest before LHS pulled away to win by double digits.  


CHS was led by Matt Pond with 20 points and two 3-pointers and Cord Collier with 12 points and a three pointer.


Ravenwood 47

Siegel 60


The Raptors fell behind 19-5 in the first quarter to the Rutherford County power. Branndon Jones had a team-high 10 points for Ravenwood while Jonathan Coles and Ben Stadnick each added eight.


Brentwood 41

Blackman 74


Blackman sunk 15 3-pointers in their runaway victory over the Bruins. Andy Schumpert had a team-high 13 points for Brentwood with Cody Shelton adding 10.


Marshall County 49

Summit 45


Tied 25-25 at halftime, Marshall County surged to take a four-point victory. Makinde London led Summit with 16 points with Malcolm Walker adding nine.


Hickman County 51

Fairview 67


Deondre Moore scored 25 as the Yellow Jackets jumped to a double-digit lead early against Hickman County. Garrett Wall sunk four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points while Grant Estes had 15 points.


Brentwood Academy 41

Cookeville 50


The Eagles led 24-15 at halftime before Cookeville rallied with a 20-6 run in the third quarter. Brandon Taylor was BA’s leading scorer with nine points while Danny McGrath had eight points on two 3-pointers.








Cane Ridge 33

Ravenwood 35


Lexi McKay scored 16 points for the Lady Raptors as they edged past Cane Ridge in overtime. Bailey Swayze added 10 points for Ravenwood.


Centennial 51

Stratford 21


The Lady Cougars ran away from Stratford early as 13 different players scored for Centennial. Taylor Maxwell led the way with nine points while LaShundra Hammond was close behind with eight.


Independence 33

Father Ryan 30


Independence outscored Father Ryan 13-6 in the fourth quarter to overcome a four-point deficit. J.T. Twaddle had a team-high 11 points for Indy while Laina Buche sunk two 3-pointers on her way to 10 points.


Fairview 42

East Hickman 25


The Lady Yellow Jackets held East Hickman to one point in the first quarter. Taylor Langston scored 13 points with Cierra McDonald adding 11 points.


Page 47

Marshall County 33


Page outscored Marshall County 18-2 in the fourth quarter. Bria White scored 25 points for the Lady Patriots while Cat Taylor sunk two 3-pointers on her way to 10 points.


CPA 42

Brentwood Academy 53


The Lady Eagles defeated the reigning Class AA state champions with a 25-4 run in the fourth quarter. Hailey Pierson scored 20 points for BA with Anna Stephens and India Hall each adding nine.


Lancaster Christian 72

BGA 60


Allison Cowie scored 26 points for BGA as the Lady Wildcats tried to overcome a 25-14 first-quarter deficit. Caroline Abbott added 23 points for BGA.




Brentwood 60

Harpeth Hall 69


The Lady Bruins could not hold on to a 46-44 advantage after three quarters as Harpeth Hall stormed to a 25-14 run in the final eight minutes. Olivia Shealy and Hannah-Catherine Lackey each had team highs with 15 points.




Ravenwood 41

Siegel 56


Lexi McKay scored a game-high 18 points, but it was not enough as the Lady Raptors fell by 15 points. Colyn Springer added 10 points and three 3-pointers for Ravenwood.


Brentwood 38

Blackman 49


An 18-9 Lady Blaze proved to be the difference as Brentwood fell in Rutherford County. Paige Parker scored 15 points for the Lady Bruins with Olivia Shealy added eight. Both sunk two 3-pointers.


LaVergne 38

Centennial 49


The Lady Cougars were led with 17 points by Jordan Johnson while LaShundra Hammond contributed 10.


Riverdale 78

Independence 51


The Lady Eagles led for a large portion of the first quarter before the Lady Blaze went on an 8-0 run over the last 30 seconds of the period. Riverdale’s Tyisha Petty had a game-high 27 points with Olivia Jones adding 21. Tayla Harmon had 16 points for Indy with Hannah Winters close behind with 12.


Marshall County 48

Summit 52


Teondra Crawford scored 27 points as the Lady Spartans outlasted a Marshall County run. Summit trailed by six points after eight minutes before going on a 20-5 run in the second quarter. Caroline Patrick added 10 points for Summit.


Hickman County 52

Fairview 55


Tiffany Franks scored 23 of her game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Yellow Jackets rallied in the fourth quarter for the win. Taylor Langston added 10 points.


Brentwood Academy 55

Cookeville 61


Cookeville outscored BA 12-6 in overtime for the win after having trailed 14-5 after one quarter. Hannah Goolsby had a game-high 28 points for Cookeville while Jai Murphy led BA with 15 points. Hailey Pierson was close behind with 13.


St. Cecilia 52

BGA 50


Trailing 43-25 after three quarters before rallying in the final eight minutes. Allison Cowie led the Lady Wildcats with 25 points and 23 rebounds.

Posted on: 12/10/2012


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