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Winter sports upcoming

Area basketball schedule

6 p.m. starts unless otherwise noted
*district game


Athens (Ala.) Bible School at Columbia Acad.
Collinwood at Hampshire


Columbia Acad. at Fayetteville
Dickson Co. at Spring Hill*
East Hickman at Santa Fe
Forrest at Columbia Central
Hampshire at Zion Chr.
Ravenwood at Independence*
Richland at Cornersville
Rockvale girls at Summit
Tullahoma at Summertown
Wayne Co. at Mt. Pleasant
Nolensville boys at Summit, 7:30 p.m.


Columbia Central at Ensworth
Providence Chr. at Columbia Acad.*


Hollow Rock-Bruceton at Hampshire
Page at Independence*
Richland at Wayne Co.
Shelbyville at Summertown


Mt. Pleasant boys at Summertown

Area wrestling schedule


Independence at Fairview, 5:30 p.m.
Dickson Co., Spring Hill, Summit at Franklin, 6 p.m.


Independence at Father Ryan, 5:30 p.m.


Ravenwood at Independence, 5:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Cascade, 5:30 p.m.


Independence at Huntsville (Ala.) Tournament


Independence at Huntsville (Ala.) Tournament
Spring Hill at Brentwood Duals
Summit at Centennial Tournament
Summit at Mt. Juliet Duals

schedules subject to change without prior notice

Friday on the hardwood

Stewarts Creek girls 75, Summertown 62

Su 6 16 17 23 — 62
SC 21 14 22 18 — 75

Stewarts Creek (75) — Kamaria Hurse 18, Alonna Poole 14, Megan Henegar 12, Zhordan Shannon 12, Zion Shannon 5, Autumn Adams 4, Taylor Turner 3, Madison McNeal 3, Reese Hale 3, Ashley Crick 1

Summertown (62) — Hailey Jones 15, Katie Burdette 14, Kaley Campbell 11, Reese Wilson 7, Ansley Burleson 5, Braley Burleson 4, Jenna Brazier 3, Rylee Long 3

3-pointers — Stewarts Creek 11 (Hurse 3, Poole, Henegar 3, Zh. Shannon 2, McNeal, Hale), Summertown 3 (Campbell, A. Burleson, Brazier)

Cannon Co. girls 62, Mt. Pleasant 22

MP 7 7 4 4 — 22
CC 16 18 14 14 — 62

Mt. Pleasant (22) — Kielee Bradley 6, Baleigh Gray 6, Kenzie Gray 4, Addison Workman 2, Kiyanna Armstrong 4

Cannon Co. (62) — Julia Fann 3, Anaston Holt 2, Kaylee Armstrong 3, Reece Vance 3, Maleah Sissom 2, Caitlin Crook 3, Charlee Nichols 3, Maci Sellers 6, Bella Pelham 8, Shelby Smithson 17, Chloe Hill 6, Emma Grace Hughes 6

3-pointers — Mt. Pleasant 1 (Bradley), Cannon Co. 4 (Fann, Armstrong, Vance, Nichols)

Tuesday on the hardwood

Columbia Central boys 47, Marshall Co. 42

C 12 11 7 17 – 47
M 8 15 10 9 — 42

Columbia Central (47) – Cam Johnson 8, Q Martin 20, Bubba Perkins 7, Roni Bailey 2, Jordan Davis 10

Marshall Co. (42) – Omarion Alred 6, Silas Hurt 12, Devonte Davis 11, Kaamil Hazel 2, Jaamal Hazel 2. Bryson Hughes 9

3-pointers – Columbia Central 4 (Johnson 2, Perkins, Davis), Marshall Co. 3 (Alred, Davis, Hughes)

Columbia Central girls 40, Marshall Co. 38

C 14 11 12 3 – 40
M 6 7 15 10 — 38

Columbia Central (40) – Saviya Morgan 6, Ryleigh Hamm 4, Karma Hunt 3, Janiyha Riley 6, Jenice Bailey 5, Josie Parks 16

Marshall Co. (38) – Karlye Wisner 5, Israel Hunt 14, Sydney Tidwell 3, Dionna Crutcher 12, Demiyah Blackman 4

3-pointers – Columbia Central 5 (Hunt, Bailey, Parks 3), Marshall Co. 1 (Tidwell)

Richland boys 55, Houston Co. 44

H 10 8 16 10 — 44
R 20 14 12 9 – 55

Houston Co. (44) – Brison Self 10, Kerion Tyler 9, Kollin Hibbeler 2, Andrew Meadow 9, Conner Conwell 8, Clayton Mitchell 2, Jerison Hankins 4

Richland (55) – Tyrell Randolph 4, Daniel Nicholson 22, Trey Luna 19, Stevie Ballinger 4, Bryce Anderson 2, Jackson Alsup 2, Kolton Hood 2

3-pointers – Houston Co. 3 (Self 2, Meadow), Richland 7 (Nicholson 2, Luna 5)

Houston Co. girls 50, Richland 41

H 12 9 20 9 – 50
R 22 10 5 4 – 41

Houston Co. (50) – Josey Gant 18, Karlie Stinson 19, Hannah McDonough 8, Autumn Eleazer 5

Richland (41) – Jesse Jennings 27, Ava Shrader 8, Gracie Braden 4, Danica Bridgers 2

3-pointers – Houston Co. 5 (Gant, Stinson 4, Eleazer), Richland 2 (Jennings 2)

Summit girls 36, Creek Wood 33

S 15 7 10 4 – 36
C 13 5 9 6 – 33

Summit (36) – Myah Kratzig 11, Claudette Runk 9, Bergen Allee 4, Cydney Wright 4, Ellie Colson 4, Jaidyn Ramzy 3, Nicole Rizane 1

Creek Wood (33) – Brianna Burgess 11, Allie Burgess 6, Laura Nichols 6, Autumn Burgess 6, Breanna Moore 4

3-pointers – Summit 4 (Kratzig 3, Ramzy), Creek Wood 3 (B. Burgess, Al. Burgess, Au. Burgess)

Burdette, balanced Lady Eagle attack wrap up win vs. Page

By Maurice Patton

SUMMERTOWN – If, as Catie Embrey says, the Summertown girls basketball team is “the total package”, then Katie Burdette may be the bow.

The 6-2 junior post scored a team-high 14 points – and was as prolific on the boards – Tuesday night as the Lady Eagles defeated visiting Page 66-52.

“She probably had a double-double (double digits in scoring and rebounding). She’s really good at reading where the ball is coming off,” Embrey said of Burdette following the team’s third win in as many outings.

“They played zone (defense); nobody was responsible for her, so that left her available to go to the ball.”

Summertown junior post Katie Burdette (24) scored a team-high 14 points Tuesday night in a 66-52 win over visiting Page. (Photo by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports)

Perhaps, rather than the bow holding the package together, Burdette is the gift box within the gift box.

“It’s nice, knowing she can get a bucket in multiple ways, and the guards are great about finding her,” Embrey said. “But also defensively, when they send kids to the middle, she’s there. She protects the paint and does a great job for us.”

Against a taller, talented Class AAA team, Burdette made her presence felt on both ends of the floor throughout the night – scoring in the low post and converting offensive rebounds into points, as well as disrupting the Lady Patriots’ attack.

Summertown took a 19-6 lead before the end of the opening quarter, but Page rallied with nine straight points to end the period and tied the game at 22-all on an Abigail Ward 3-pointer midway through the second quarter.

Burdette scored from point-blank range, then followed a Jenna Brazier 3 with a putback to help spark an 11-0 run, and the Lady Eagles never looked back.

“Their size and speed – we have to make sure we understand, offensively. We’ve got to shorten our passes,” Embrey said. “We’ve got to do a better job handling pressure.”

That aside, Summertown held up well despite a 23-point outing from Page’s Lili Wilken.

Seven different Lady Eagles scored, including Hailey Jones (12 points) and Brazier and Ansley Burleson with 11 points and three treys each.

“I think our depth really bothers people,” Embrey said. “We’re constantly sending fresh people, fresh legs.

“With our depth and size, I think we’re the total package.”

Inside/outside attack frustrates Eagles: Page’s senior ‘twin towers’ – 6-10 Jaime Hernandez and 6-5 Thomas Seamen – teamed for 33 points to offset Gavin Burleson’s 31 points and push their team past the hosts 73-65 in the nightcap.

Gavin Burleson (24) finished with a game-high 31 points Tuesday night, but host Summertown fell to Page 73-65. (Photo by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports)

“I’ll be interested to see where they finish,” Summertown coach Wes Long said regarding the District 11-AAA Patriots. “With their size, and the way they shoot it, they’re a tough matchup, especially for us.”

Page took control of the contest in the early moments, as Ethan Overstreet hit four 3-pointers in the first six minutes and Seamen scored 10 of his team-high 21 points before halftime. The Patriots led by as many as nine points in the opening half, but a late surge keyed by Gavin Burleson’s seven points made it a 35-33 game at intermission.

Leading by six, 52-46, at the end of the third quarter, Page kept the Eagles at bay down the stretch behind three timely Seamen treys in the final eight minutes.

“Their size wound up being the difference, the way they can get it off the glass,” Long said. “But we’ve still got to execute and make our free throws at the end.”

Next up: Summertown’s girls take on the host RedHawks at Friday’s Stewarts Creek Thanksgiving Classic. Summertown’s boys are idle until Tullahoma visits Dec. 1 for the first of three homecourt doubleheaders over five days.

Summertown girls 66, Page 52

P 15 9 13 15 – 52
S 18 17 17 13 – 66

Page (52) – Braley Bushman 3, Lili Wilken 23, McKenzie Cochran 10, Abigail Ward 6, Mary Clair Pike 8, Sadie Porter 2

Summertown (66) – Kaley Campbell 9, Jenna Brazier 11, Hailey Jones 12, Rylee Long 7, Katie Burdette 14, Ansley Burleson 11, Carlee Emerson 2

3-pointers – Page 7 (Wilken 4, Cochran, Ward 2), Summertown 6 (Brazier 3, Burleson 3)

Page boys 73, Summertown 65

P 20 15 17 21 – 73
S 11 22 13 19 – 65

Page (73) – Grant Snider 6, Ethan Overstreet 12, Pierce Bruehl 6, Gunner Gist 3, Thomas Seamen 21, Joey Casella 9, Jaime Hernandez 12, Seth Cable 4

Summertown (65) – Skylar Trousdale 12, Zane Akins 2, Jake Smith 2, Grayson Burleson 6, Gavin Burleson 31, Grant Burleson 9, Kaden Trotter 3

3-pointers – Page 9 (Overstreet 4, Gist, Seamen 3, Casella), Summertown 3 (Gavin Burleson, Grant Burleson 2)

Santa Fe outlasts Grace boys, Lady ‘Cats fall on road

By Chris Yow

LEIPERS FORK — Andy Slaughter wasn’t going to be denied his first win at Grace Christian on Tuesday night. The junior guard for Santa Fe poured in 32 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead his team to a 65-54 win over the Lions.

After Grace took its first lead of the second half just 10 seconds into the fourth quarter and pushed the lead to four points, Slaughter took over. He hit a jumper to end an 8-0 run, cutting the lead to 46-44, and added two free throws, a steal and lay up to put the Wildcats ahead 49-46. That was the beginning of a 16-0 run for Santa Fe, one which coach Brad Slaughter was relieved to see come late.

“It was a very physical game tonight,” he said. “Andy was tired, but when we needed it he came through for us.

“A lot of guys made big plays down the stretch for us.”

Among those with big plays in the fourth quarter was Colton Steward, who finished with 17 points in the contest. He was also a force on the defensive side of the ball.

“Colton stepped up tonight and had a really big night after struggling in our opener,” coach Slaughter said. “He was a difference-maker tonight for us.”

Santa Fe opened up the game with an early lead, but Grace battled back and tied the game at 11 on a CJ Tinnon 3-pointer and then took a 14-11 lead to the end of the quarter on a Will Beasley trey. The Lions dropped 10 3-pointers in the contest, but only four in the second half.

“I thought what we saw in the second half was a much better defensive effort,” coach Slaughter said. “When we defend, we’re really good. I thought we played excellent defense in stretches and terrible in stretches.

“When we can get our defense figured out, we’ll be right where we want to be.”

The Wildcats are scheduled to return to action Dec. 1 at home against East Hickman.

Pressure forces Lady Cats to fall behind early in loss at Grace

A stellar performance by Emmy Bates was not enough for Santa Fe’s girls on Tuesday, as they fell 60-39 to Grace Christian. Bates finished with a game-high 20 points and added seven rebounds for the Lady Wildcats, but she was the lone bright spot for Jonathan Slaughter’s club.

Bates’ play after halftime helped Santa Fe cut into a 32-21 halftime lead for Grace. Behind her, the Lady ‘Cats dwindled the lead down to just five points, but Grace adjusted their defense to force someone else to take over.

“We adjusted to their press at halftime and were able to get (Bates) in the middle, and she made good decisions with the ball to help us get the lead down to five points,” Slaughter said. “But they went to a box-and-one on her, and we didn’t know what to do.”

Making adjustments in the huddle during a timeout doesn’t always translate to the playing floor, and that was the case for Santa Fe following the new-look defense from the Lady Lions.

“When they started denying her, our other girls didn’t make good decisions with the ball and we had a lot of turnovers,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting a box-and-one, so we haven’t worked on it in practice. We drew something up, but couldn’t execute it.

“With young players and teams like ours is, if you haven’t worked on it in practice, it’s hard to do it in a game.”

Santa Fe earned the double-bonus in the third quarter, but shot just 10-of-21 on the night from the charity stripe. The Lady ‘Cats were out scored 17-3 in the fourth quarter.

Natalie Kaye led Grace with 18 points in the game, one of only two players in double figures for the Lady Lions, the other being Charlie Black.

Santa Fe 65 boys, Grace Chr. 54

SF 11 19 12 23 — 65
GC 14 13 14 13 — 54

Santa Fe (65) — Will Monhollen 3, Logan Wilkins 2, Weston McClanahan 11, Colton Steward 17, Andy Slaughter 32
Grace Chr. (54) — Ashton Kelley 4, Will Beasley 10, Ren Caldwell 9, Jackson Hiett 5, CJ Tinnon 9, Jordan Carter 12, Jackson Sleeper 2, Trace Phillips 3
3-pointers — Santa Fe 3 (McClanahan 2, Slaughter), Grace Christian 10 (Caldwell 3, Beasley 2, Carter 2, Hiett, Tinnon, Phillips)

Grace Chr. girls 60, Santa Fe 39

SF 9 12 15 3 — 39
GC 15 17 11 17 — 60

Santa Fe (39) — Terralyn Pemberton 4, Gracie Mills 7, Emmy Bates 20, Aniston Slaughter 1, Hattie Hedrick 4, Jade Arnold 3
Grace Chr. (60) — Campbell Spencer 6, Natalie Kaye 18, McKenzie Kaye 7, Adyson Wolf 4, Charlie Black 11, Carlie Mason 8, Madelyn Gregg 6
3-pointers —Santa Fe 3 (Bates 2, Arnold), Grace Christian 3 (M. Kaye 2, N. Kaye)