Jackets gather wins against Mt. Juliet Christians
Last week was a busy one for Trousdale County on the hardwood as its teams had three nights of action.
On Nov. 26 Trousdale County played at home against Mt. Juliet Christian and won both games.
The Lady Jackets raced out to a 19-0 first quarter lead and built on that advantage in the second half to secure a 65-32 win.
"We came out and got a lot of steals quick and converted early, which got us a big early lead," Coach Jeremy Wilhelm said. "And that set the tone for the night."
For the first time this year the Lady Jackets had four players in double figures as sophomore Hannah Gregory, senior Bailey Howell, senior Sydney Shoulders and sophomore Ashley Cornwell scored 15, 11, 11, and 10 points respectively. Senior Paige Carr and sophomore Destinee Dixon added six apiece while freshman Hannah Brooke Ellis had four and senior Natalie Storey two.
In the boys game, the Jackets had a 25-point halftime lead, 40-15, and went on to beat the Saints 65-46.
"We played good defense in the first half and played well as a team," Coach Daniel Kemp said.
Senior Dylan Hurst had a game high 21 points and senior Cody Sircy was not far behind with 18. Junior Christian Lauderdale tossed in 11 and freshman Ricky Harrison came off the bench to add five.Juniors Clay Cothron and C.J. Dickerson each had four and sophomore Kameron Gilpin two.
The following day Trousdale County played host to East Robertson and came away with a split.
Gregory pumped in 16 points as the Lady Jackets downed the Lady Indians 63-27. Shoulders added 12 and Cornwell had 10. Senior Elizabeth Stewart produced seven and Storey had six. Rounding out the scoring Ellis, sophomore Macy Hawkins and Carr had five, four and three respectively.
"We held them to only eight attempts in the first half. They had eight points on eight shots," Wilhelm said. "We did a good job limiting their shots and we got a lot of steals."
Coach Kemp said his guys had an "ugly loss" as they fell 52-37.
Hurst netted 13 while Sircy added nine and Lauderdale had seven. Dickerson scored five, sophomore Marquel Claiborne two and junior James Kelley one.
Friday night at home versus Westmoreland the Lady Jackets didn't get a point until Howell hit a field goal with 2:30 left in the first quarter.
At that point the Lady Eagles already had 10 points on the board.
The Lady Jackets then got outscored 47-11 in the second and third quarters, leading to a 68-31 final, their 22nd consecutive loss to the Lady Eagles.
Shoulders, Cornwell and Storey each had six points. Howell, Gregory and Stewart added three apiece and Ellis and Oldham had two each.
In the boys game, the Eagles brought an 0-4 record into the contest, but that changed as they topped the Jackets 60-39.
The Eagles had a three point lead, 25-22, at the half then outscored the hosts 35-17 in the second half.
Sircy and Lauderdale paced the Jackets with 11 points each. Hurst spent much of the night in foul trouble and was 10 points under his average as he finished with seven. Dickerson, Cothron and Gilpin scored five, three and two respectively.
Trousdale County will play host to Greenbrier Friday, Dec. 7 and travel to Westmoreland next Tuesday.