MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet seized control in the second quarter of a 57-47 triumph over Siegel on Friday night.
The teams were tied 11-11 following the first quarter before the Golden Bears dominated the second 24-11 to lead 35-20 at halftime. It was 41-33 going into the fourth as Mt. Juliet improved to 4-1.
Will Pruitt scored 16 points and Gavin Wilson 10 for Mt. Juliet. Gage Wills supplied nine while Ryan McIntosh sank two three-pointers on his way to eight. J.C. Crawford tallied seven while Taj Mason finished with four and Riggs Abner a three.
Matthew Snider scored 13 points and point guard Zion Swader 10 for Siegel.
Mt. Juliet will go to Nashville to take on Overton on Monday night.
Central succumbs to LaVergne
LAVERGNE — Wilson Central’s offense struggled in a 53-38 loss at LaVergne on Friday night.
The Wolverines led 16-5 following the first quarter, 26-15 at halftime and 43-28 through three periods.
Antuan Williams fired in five three-pointers to lead LaVergne with 17 points. Armon Lumas flicked in four triples and Deshaun Prince two as each tossed in 12 points.
Azel Eddings was the Wildcats’ top scorer with six points on a pair of triples. Seth Beck, Connor Miller and Caleb Lawrence each finished with five while Daniel Jackson, Jordan Beard and Tyler Hayes had four apiece and Adler Kerr a pair of free throws.
Central is off until next Friday when the Wildcats play host to Hendersonville in the District 9-AAA opener.
MJCA crushes Currey Ingram
BRENTWOOD — Mt. Juliet Christian found its offense in the third quarter of a 52-10 triumph at Currey Ingram on Friday night.
The Saints led 13-4 at halftime before a 28-2 third expanded the margin to 41-6 as they improved to 6-1.
Gavin Forsha fired in 15 points and Logan Collier 10 for Mt. Juliet Christian. Jordan Willis and Dwayne Ewers each scored seven, Darius Hylick four, Carter Branim and Luke Nave a three-pointer apiece, Jack Crouch two and Gavin Teas a free throw.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Friendship Christian’s Bay Family Sportsplex on Tuesday night for the District 4-II-A opener.
Balanced Saints march past Madison Academy
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Christian used a balanced attack to defeat Madison Academy 62-43 Thursday night.
Logan Collier fired in 15 points to pace the Saints while Dwayne Ewers and Montrell Walker each tossed in 10. Jordan Willis added eight, Darius Hylick seven, Gavin Forsha six and Carter Branim, Jack Crouch and Perrion Davis two apiece as Mt. Juliet Christian climbed to 5-1 for the season.
Beau Rodriguez racked up 20 points and Andr’e Crayton 10 for the Knights, who fell to 3-1.
Mt. Juliet Christian led 16-9 following the first quarter, 28-17 at halftime and 45-31 through three periods.
Shelbyville spoils Wildcats’ home opener
GLADEVILLE — Shelbyville got off to a fast start and spoiled Wilson Central’s home opener with a 56-40 win Tuesday night.
The Golden Eagles led 22-12 following the first quarter, 38-22 at halftime and 45-37 through three as Central slipped to 2-3.
Erman Garcia buried four first-quarter three-pointers and led Shelbyville with 17 points. Malachi Burns tossed in 12 and Airius Trice seven of his 10 in the fourth.
Tyler Hayes’ 10 points led Wilson Central, including eight in the third quarter. Caleb Lawrence threw in two first-quarter threes as he and Adler Kerr each added eight points while Azel Eddings scored six, Jordan Beard five, Daniel Jackson two free throws and Seth Beck one.
Mt. Juliet roars from behind for 58-52 win
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet seized control in the fourth quarter Tuesday night for a come-from-behind 58-52 win over Centennial.
The Cougars led 15-10 following the first quarter, 29-26 at halftime and 42-41 through three before the Golden Bears used a 17-10 fourth to improve to 3-1.
Gage Wells threw in three 3-pointers to lead Mt. Juliet with 18 points while Gavin Wilson and J.C. Crawford each hit two triples on their way to 12 apiece. Riggs Abner added eight points and Will Pruitt and Charles Clark four each.
Dusty Williams drained a pair of threes as he and Tre Carlton each collected 14 points for the Cougars.