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Lady Bears dominate Hillsboro, Bears fall on buzzer beater PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Sally McCabe poured in 26 points as the Mt. Juliet Lady Bears had no trouble with visiting Hillsboro Friday in a 67-23 win. 

McCabe had 12 of those points in the first quarter as the Lady Bears jumped out to a 19-3 lead by the end of the first. The lead ballooned to 35-11 by the half, and 59-16 by the end of the third. 

McCabe finished the night with 26 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Rae DeGray poured in 15 and had six steals. 

MJ Girls 67 Hillsboro 23

H - 3 8 5 7 - 23

M - 19 16 24 8 - 67

M - Sally McCabe 26, Rae DeGray 15, Ronjanae DeGray 7, Karly Dyer 6, Taylor Bounds 6, Skye Riggan 3, Tyia Waller 2, Tavie Bell 2. 

A putback by Brandon Cody as time expired gave Hillsboro the win in the boys game, 43-42. 

The Bears had battled back after falling behind 13-0 in the first. 

Hillsboro led 18-6 at the end of the first, but Mt. Juliet outscored the Burros 16-4 in the second quarter to tie it up. James Womack dropped it in to tie the game just before the halftime buzzer. 

John Mark Bell  gave the Bears their first lead in the third quarter with a three-pointer at the 6:55 mark. The Bears led going into the final quarter, 35-31. 

It was a back and forth battle in the final frame, as Hillsboro was able to take the lead late 41-38. 

Nolan Chowbay got the Bears a little closer with two free throws, and Reagan Johnson gave the Bears the lead with under a minute to go with two more free throws. 

Hillsboro ran the clock down, and a few shots rimmed out. The Burros kept coming up with the loose balls, and Brandon Cody tipped the ball in just before the buzzer sounded for the win. 

Chowbay led the way with 11 points. 

Hillsboro 43 Mt. Juliet 42

H - 18 4 9 12 - 43

M - 6 16 13 7 - 42

M - Nolan Chowbay 11, John Mark Bell 9, Reagan Johnson 8, Daniel Schroder 6, James Womack 5, Christian Bell 3. 

The Lady Bears will travel to Lebanon for their Thanksgiving classic. Mt. Juliet will play Columbia Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Stewarts Creek Saturday at noon. The Bears will go to LaVergne for their Thanksgiving Classic. They kick off things Friday at 9 a.m. versus Ravenwood. 

Oliver, Bombard sign LOIs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Mt. Juliet softball players Savanna Oliver and Emily Bombard signed their letters of intent Thursday in the high school library. 

Oliver will play for Austin Peay at the next level. Oliver said that she is excited about playing for the Lady Govs and getting to go through their nursing program. 

“I really enjoyed the campus a lot,” said Oliver. 

Head Coach Brad Rowlett complimented Oliver and the progress she had made since he had been head coach to achieve such success. 

“She worked really hard to get to this level,” said Rowlett. 

Bombard is going to Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Miss. 

“It was just a really good experience,” said Bombard on visiting the campus. 

Blue Mountain Coach Kevin Barefield was in attendance, and was thrilled to have Bombard a part of the team. 

“We are really excited about Emily,” said Barefield. “She is going to be a great fit for our program.”

Mt. Juliet sweeps Oakland in season opener PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Zac Anderson  hit two free throws with just a few seconds remaining to help Mt. Juliet win its season opener at Oakland, 55-53. 

Daniel Schroder led the way with 15, while John Mark Bell and Reagan Johnson finished with 10. 

The Lady Bears got a big win as well, knocking off the Lady Patriots, 42-30. 

Belmont signee Sally McCabe led the Lady Bears with 16 points, while Ronjanae DeGray put in 11. 

Mt. Juliet traveled to Murfreesboro again Tuesday to face Siegel. The game concluded after press time. 

Mt. Juliet’s home opener is Friday as they host Hillsboro, with the girls game tipping off at 6:30 p.m.

MJ Boys 55 Oakland 53

M - 16 9 12 18 - 55

O - 4 13 11 25 - 53

M - Daniel Schroder 15, John Mark Bell 10, Reagan Johnson 10, Nolan Chowbay 9, Zac Anderson 7, James Womack 4. 

MJ Girls 42 Oakland 30

M - 5 12 14 11 - 42

O - 8 7 3 12 - 30

M - Sally McCabe 16, Ronjanae DeGray 11, Rae DeGray 8, Ashley Roby 5, Tyaia Waller 2

WWMS boys, girls now 3-0 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

West Wilson Middle School boys and girls improved to 3-0 after beating Walter J. Baird last week. 

The girls won 42-15, after leading 14-2 at the break. 

Taylor Tucker led the way for the Lady Wildcats with 14 points. 

West Wilson boys also had no trouble with Walter J. Baird, as they won 55-18. 

Gavin Johnson knocked down a three at the end of the first to make it 10-7, and the lead was built to 25-12 at the half. 

The Wildcats led 55-18 at the end of the third. 

Johnson led the way with 18 points. 

Central ends season at Oakland with first round loss PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A shutdown Oakland defense kept Central off the board Friday in the Wildcats season ending loss to the Patriots, 41-0. 

Oakland didn’t allow a Wildcat first down until the 7:23 mark of the second quarter, and had already compiled a 20-0 lead at that point. 

It started well for the Wildcats, as Preston Reed came up with a sack on the first play of the game, and Kyle Coombes got a sack of his own on third down. 

The Patriots punted the ball away, but a roughing the punter call kept their drive alive. 

On the next play, Fred Wade would go 73 yards for the score. 

Central would get a fourth down stop on the next Patriot drive, but couldn’t cash in on the turnover on downs. 

Oakland held the 20-0 lead at the half, all on Wade runs. 

He finished with 206 yards rushing and four scores. 

Central ended the season 6-5, reaching the playoffs for the second straight year. 

The Wildcats will graduate 22 seniors from this year’s team going into the 2014 season. 

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