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MJ sweeps Central, Lebanon

Mt. Juliet picked up big District 9-AAA wins over Wilson Central and Lebanon last week. 

The Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central game was postponed a day until Wednesday after ice cancelled the game Tuesday. 

The Mt. Juliet girls kicked off the night with a 38-29 win over the Lady Wildcats. 

Ronjanae DeGray led all scorers with 21 points and Sally McCabe pitched in 10. 

Rachel Bean led Central with 10 points. 

The Bears held off the Wildcats in the boys game, 45-41. 

Nolan Chowbay led the way with 18 points, and John Mark Bell added 15. 

Central’s Jacob Williams led all scorers with 21. 

Mt. Juliet moved on to another Wilson County foe Friday and swept Lebanon. 

McCabe and DeGray again took care of things in the post with 19 and 16 points, respectively, as the Lady Bears won 51-36.

The boys also got the win, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 60-47 win. 

The Bears had four players in double figures. Chowbay had 12, Thomas Sharpe had 11, and Bell and Hunter Gilbert finished with 10 apiece. 

The Central Lady Wildcats got back in the win column Friday with a 37-25 win over Hendersonville. 

Bean led the Lady Wildcats on the scoreboard again with 12 points. 

The Wildcats couldn’t overcome an early deficit in the boys game, falling, 65-57. 

Jacob Williams and Ben Palmer led the way for the Wildcats with 18 and 17 respectively. 

Mt. Juliet hosts Portland Friday, while Central hosts Lebanon. Both girls games tip off at 6:30 p.m.

MJCA  swept by Ezell-Harding, sweep St. Andrew’s

The Mt. Juliet Christian Academy girls fell to Ezell-Harding Wednesday, 62-45. 

Lynzee Ethridge scored 16 in the game, and Lauren Wankel added 12. Shelby Leech finished with 11. 

They bounced back with a huge win Friday over St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, 57-25. 

Wankel had a big game, finishing with 29 points. 

The boys fell to Ezell-Harding Wednesday, 89-36. 

Trevor West was the leading scorer with 14. Zach Jones had 11. 

They also got back on the winning track Friday with a 74-57 win over St. Andrew’s-Sewanee. 

Jackson Harrell had a big night with 22, and Jones had 21. West finished with 14 while Brandon Wall had 11. 

MJCA hosts King’s Academy Friday. The girls game tips off at 6 p.m.

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