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MJ girls win District 9-AAA tourney, Central in finals

The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears captured another District Tournament title with a 43-28 victory over Beech Monday. 

Ronjanae DeGray finished with 16 points and  picked up the Tournament MVP. 

Sally McCabe added 13 points and Savannah Sanders finished with 11. Both made the All-Tournament team. 

Mt. Juliet kicked off the tournament with a 53-22 win over Portland. 

DeGray led the way with 21 points and McCabe added 18. 

Saturday, the Lady Bears held off a late charging Station Camp team, 56-52. 

DeGray led the Lady Bears with 24 points, and McCabe added 14.

The Lady Bears will face West Creek at home Friday to open the Region Tournament. Tip off is 7 p.m.

The Central girls were eliminated in the first round by 71-57. 

Autumn Hopkins led the Lady Wildcats with 18 points. Kendall Spray had 12. The Lady Wildcats finished the season 12-13, and 8-6 in district play. 

Central makes it to the finals

The Central Wildcats avenged two regular season losses to Mt. Juliet by beating the Bears in the semifinals Saturday, 60-55. 

Jacob Williams led Central to the win with 17 points. Blake Huffman had 15 and Ben Palmer finished with 10. 

Thomas Sharpe led the Bears with 20 points, 18 of it coming on six, three pointers. Hunter Gilbert ended with 11 points. 

Central started the tournament with a 62-46 win over Gallatin. 

They were led by Williams’ 19 points. Palmer had 17 and Matthew Hall added 11. 

Mt. Juliet got 29 points from Reagan Johnson in the tournament opener to eliminate Beech, 65-60. 

Sharpe added 16 and Nolan Chowbay finished with 10 points. 

Central played Station Camp Tuesday in the finals. Mt. Juliet faced off with Hendersonville in the third place game. Both games were played after press time. 

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