By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County had one night of basketball action last week, suffering a pair of home losses to Gallatin.

The Lady Jackets (0-2) held a 31-30 lead in the third quarter before eventually falling 56-43.

“We must do a better job on possessions and cut down on our turnovers,” said coach Jeremy Wilhelm. “The girls never stop battling and never give up. That’s good for our young team.”

Sophomore Chloe Donoho finished with a game-high 18 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Classmate Tori Simmons had her best night as a Lady Jacket, adding 15 points. Freshmen Kinley Brown, Claire Belcher and Sidney Gregory contributed four, three and two points respectively while senior Katelyn Fergusson had one.

In the boys’ game, the Jackets (1-1) fell behind 14-4 in the first quarter and went on to lose 69-48 to the Green Wave.

“I loved the effort from us on the defensive end,” said coach Ryan Sleeper. “The game was closer than what the end score shows.

“Offensively, we are still trying to find our rhythm and chemistry. We missed eight lay-ups in the first half. We hit those, who knows how the game ends up.”

Junior Will Belcher and senior Braison Raney paced the Jackets with 11 and 10 points respectively. Senior Trace McGuire and junior Keyvont Baines each added eight points, while sophomore Kobe Ford had seven points off the bench. Senior Octavius Rickman and junior Houston Stafford added two points each.

“We will keep working and progressing every day,” Sleeper said. “We’ll get there.”

Trousdale County hosted Westmoreland on Tuesday, then travels to Westmoreland on Friday. The Jackets will open district play next Tuesday at home against Gordonsville.

Middle school: JSMS will travel to Red Boiling Springs on Thursday before hosting Gordonsville on Monday.