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Monday on the hardwood

Jo Byrns girls 58, Richland 53

J – 12 21 10 14 — 58
R – 11 16 9 17 — 53

Jo Byrns (58) — Ashlen Bryant 8, Emilee Head 2, Grayson Bryant 11, Reese Payne 14, Brooke Dowlen 21, Millie Putnam 2
Richland (53) — Katie Garner 4, Jesse Jennings 33, Kristen Garner 4, Allie Garner 7
3-pointers — Jo Byrns 4 (Dowlen 4), Richland 1 (Jennings)

Houston Co. girls 56, Hampshire 33

H – 3 9 10 11 — 33
HC – 16 11 18 11 — 56

Hampshire (33) — Kortney Rowland 6, Ansley Stoner 1, Kayla Stephens 14, Kadence Stoner 4, Madison Cagle 2, Karlee Rowland 6
Houston County (56) — Hailey Hibbeler 13, Josey Gant 11, Karlie Stinson 10, Haylie Brooks 2, Holly Elliott 7, R’Shonte Kizer 2, Maddie Ross 5, Hannah McDonough 6
3-pointers — Hampshire 2 (Stephens 2), Houston Co. 3 (Stinson 2, Hibbeler)

Summertown girls72, Huntingdon 36

S – 18  23  27  4  — 72
H – 10  6    8   12 — 36

Huntingdon 36 — Addison Postlethwait 12, Ashlyn Rich 6, Shelby Childress 4, Lilly Kee 4, Brooke Butler 3, Kelby Crossno 3, Brooklyn Williams 2, Sophie Singleton 2
Summertown (72) — Kaley Campbell 25, Katie Burdette 12, Jenna Brazier 9, Hailey Jones 9, Reese Wilson 5, Karlie Campbell 4, Rylee Long 2, Emily Brazier 2, McKenzie Runnels 2, Chloe Heatherly 2
3-pointers — Huntingdon 3 (Postlethwait, Butler, Childress), Summertown 8 (Kaley Campbell 3, J Brazier 3, Jones 2)

Loretto girls 66, McKenzie 54

M – 11 6 20 17 — 54
L – 14 8 25 21 — 66

McKenzie (54) — Briley Auvenshine 2, Savannah Davis 19, Kylie Reynolds 11, Lilly Bennett 22
Loretoo (66) — Julie Clifton 8, Madelyn Tidwell 4, Autumn Buttram 9, Karly Weathers 18, Kensey Weathers 25, Shelby Fisher 2
3-pointers — McKenzie 5 (Davis 2, Bennett 2, Reynolds), Loretto 2 (Buttram, Ka. Weathers)

Oakland girls 51, Lawrence Co. 33

L – 8 13 8 4 — 33
O – 8 10 16 17 — 51

Lawrence Co. (33) — Carson Gobble 4, Katie Criswell 6, Madison Tidwell 8, Chloe Willis 7, Jacie Scott 2, Emmy Clark 5, Payton Morgan 1.
Oakland (51) — Nicole Egeruoh 2, Teriana Covington 8, Claira McGowen 13, Myah Sutton 6, Ni’Kiah Chesterfield 14, Beth Nelson 4, Destiny Newman 4
3-pointers — Lawrence Co. 1 (Willis), Oakland 7 (McGowen 3, Sutton 2, Covington, Newman)

Eagles fly in overtime, down visiting McKenzie in Region 6-A

By Kenneth Schott

SUMMERTOWN – Gavin Burleson was money when his team most needed him to be.

The Summertown junior forward went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in overtime Saturday night, helping the host Eagles to a 69-59 win over McKenzie in the Region 6-A quarterfinals.

“I was kind of nervous,” admitted Burleson, who scored nine of his team’s 13 points in the extra period — including a 3-pointer — after finishing regulation with eight points.

“I was taking my time (shooting them). I wanted to get that lead a little higher.”

McKenzie trailed by as many as 10 points early and by two at halftime before forcing overtime.

In the extra period, Summertown opened with nine straight points.

“We were able to take control early,” Eagles coach Wes Long said. “That’s big, in overtime. It’s just a four-minute period.”

Down by nine, the Rebels had to foul in the closing minutes, and Burleson was the one who had the majority of the free throw attempts. The other Eagles were 1-of-4 from the line in overtime.

The Eagles (20-7) also had a strong start in the opening quarter. They had the first seven points of the game and built a 10-point lead by the end of the quarter, 23-13.

Summertown forced seven first-quarter turnovers and converted fast-break opportunities off the turnovers to build the 10-point lead.

The Rebels settled down and started taking care of the ball better after that. They only had two turnovers in the second quarter, as they chipped away at the lead through the second quarter and started knocking down 3-pointers. The lead was cut to two by the half, 37-35.

The Rebels had four 3-pointers in the second quarter, nine for the game.

McKenzie gained the lead for the first time in the second half. The Rebels’ strong zone defense kept the Eagles from being able to get the ball into the paint and forced them to take more outside shots, and limiting them to one shot per possession. The Eagles managed only 19 points in the third and fourth quarter, just over half of what they scored in the first half.

Summertown center Kaden Trotter had nine points in the first half, but only managed four the rest of the game.

“They sat back in their 3-2 zone, and we really got stagnant,” said Long. “We weren’t attacking the basket. They did a good job of keeping us out of the paint.”

All five Summertown starters finished in double digits offensively. In addition to Gavin Burleson’s 17 points and Trotter’s 13, Grant Burleson added 15, Grayson Burleson 13 and Skyler Trousdale 11.

McKenzie’s Jonathan Moore scored a game-high 22 points — including the final four in regulation — in the loss.

Summertown boys 69, McKenzie 59 (OT)

M 13 22 13 8 3 — 59
S 23 14 10 9 13 — 69

McKenzie (59) — Jonathan Moore 22, Bryson Steele 13, Eli Surber 8, Caleb Gill 7, Marquez Taylor 7, Zay Webber 2
Summertown (69) — Gavin Burleson 17, Grant Burleson 15, Grayson Burleson 13, Kaden Trotter 13, Skyler Trousdale 11
3-pointers — McKenzie 9 (Moore 5, Surber 2, Gill, Taylor), Summertown 9 (Gv. Burleson 2, Gt. Burleson 2, Gy. Burleson 2, Trousdale 3)