Lady Bucs take over 9AAA with win over MJ
Beech 74, Mt. Juliet 58
MT. JULIET — Visiting Beech marched to the free throw line 34 times, connecting on 29, and secured a stranglehold on first place in District 9-AAA Tuesday with a 74-58 win at Mt. Juliet.
Trailing 32-30 at intermission, the Lady Bucs went on a 27-9 third quarter binge and took a 57-41 lead into the final eight minutes.
With the win, Beech improved 20-5 overall / 10-1 in the district.
Deshiya Hoosier swished four 3-points and finished with 21 points to lead five Lady Bucs in double figures.
Jona Claire and Mia Dean each had 15 points while Kennedy Powell and Kendra Mueller scored 10 apiece.
Mt. Juliet (19-4 / 9-2 district) was led by junior post Emma Palmer with 32 points and five rebounds. Tondriannha Davis finished with 12, Reghan Grimes eight and Neveah Majors six.
As a team, Mt. Juliet connected on 26-of-46 shots from the field (56 percent) and just 6-of-12 at the line (50 percent).
Mt. Juliet returns to action Friday, Jan. 25 at Hendersonville High while Beech plays at Portland Friday.