Jackets split decision to Greenbrier, Central Magnet
Trousdale County High School played three different types of schools last week as it faced a AA public school, a magnet school from Murfreesboro and a team from Lebanon that is not a member of TSSAA.
Trousdale County traveled to Greenbriar on Jan. 28 and came away with a split with the District 9-AA school.
The Lady Jackets scored the first 16 points in their game and went on to win 62-26 for their second victory of the season over the Lady Bobcats (4-13).
"At times we challenge them about pitching a shut out to start the game and start off strong," Coach Jeremy Wilhelm said. "We made some good decisions, made some good steals, defense was good, rebounding was good. I thought we came out strong and that's what we need to do."
Seniors Sydney Shoulders and Bailey Howell showed the way 17 and 14 points respectively. Senior Natalie Storey and sophomore Destinee Dixon added seven apiece while sophomores Hannah Gregory and Macey Hawkins each had six. Rounding out the scoring, senior Elizabeth Storey contributed three and sophomore Ashley Cornwell two.
In the boys game, the Jackets fell behind early and trailed by 16 at 38-22 entering the last quarter before losing to the Bobcats, who moved to 7-13, by a score of 46-36.
"We didn't shoot the ball very well and they are not bad team," Coach Daniel Kemp said. "We just didn't have it that night."
Junior Christian Lauderdale was the only Jacket in double figures as he tossed in 15. Senior Dylan Hurst followed with six, senior Cody Sircy had four and freshman Ricky Harrison three. Junior James Kelley, junior Clay Cothron, sophomore Marquel Claiborne and freshman Logan Carr had two apiece.
The following day Trousdale County played host to Central Magnet, with the Jackets winning their contest and the Lady Jackets dropping theirs.
The Jackets were tied with Central Magnet entering the final period when they outscored the opponent from Murfreesboro 18-11 to the final buzzer to notch a 54-47 win.
Lauderdale turned in a game high 23 points and Hurst followed with 18. Sircy added six, Kelley five and Claiborne two.
The Lady Jackets were not as fortunate, losing 57-39.
Shoulders scored 12 and Gregory had nine. Storey added six, Cornwell five, Howell four, freshman Hannah Brooke Ellis two and freshman Abby Oldham a free throw.
Friday was Homecoming, and the first ever meeting with McClain Christian Academy of Lebanon.
The Lady Jackets wore pink uniforms to raise breast cancer awareness and had no problem caging the Lady Bulldogs 64-25.
All but one Lady Jacket who dressed scored in the contest. Shoulders pumpd in 13 while Storey had 12 and Howell added 10. Dixon neeted five, Gregory and Ellis had four each, senior Elizabeth Stewart, freshman Jessica Walsh, Hawkins and Cornwell tossed in three each. Oldham and sophomore Kayla Eversole had two apiece.
The Jackets lead by one at 10-9 after the first quarter, but at the final buzzer had a comfortable win with a 70-46 final.
Eleven Jackets were in the scoring column with Hurst and Lauderdale showing the way with 12 apiece. Sircy bucketed 11 and Cothron had a career high nine. Sophomore Kenyan Harper dropped in eight, sophomore Seth Holder six and Claiborne four. Kelley and Harrison tossed in three apiece and sophomores Kameron Gilpin and Josh Jackson each added a free throw.
Trousdale County will conclude its regular season Friday at Watertown.
The District 8-A tournament will begin next Tuesday at TCHS with the girls and boys play-in games. The girls semifinals will be Feb. 14 and the boys Feb. 15. The tournament will conclude the following week.
District 8-A standings
Friendship Christian 6-2
Trousdale County 2-4
Red Boiling Springs 1-5
Trousdale County 3-3
Friendship Christian 3-5
Red Boiling Springs 0-6