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Division I AAA – Beech Senior
Match #1 Champ. Round 1
Beech Senior defeated Heritage 38-33106 – Blake Palmer (Beech Senior) over Anthony Beason (Heritage) Fall 1:46 113 – Ethan Hackett (Beech Senior) over Andrew Fulkerson (Heritage) Fall 0:35 120 – Holden Mesimer (Beech Senior) over Jaxon Pam (Heritage) Dec 10-9 126 – Hunter Davis (Heritage) over William Griggs (Beech Senior) Fall 2:19 132 – Brayden Palmer (Beech Senior) over Thomas O`Connor (Heritage) TF 15-0 138 – Zach Hollman (Heritage) over Blake Dolan (Beech Senior) Dec 13-7 145 – Jeremiah Herron (Beech Senior) over William Norris (Heritage) Maj 10-1 152 – Mason XX Smith XX (Beech Senior) over Isaiah Fagg (Heritage) TF 22-7 160 – Bristin Hulsey (Beech Senior) over Tyler Burnside (Heritage) Dec 11-4 170 – Donovan Rich (Beech Senior) over Ian Adkins (Heritage) Fall 1:33 182 – Wade XX Casto XX (Heritage) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 195 – Chris Williams (Heritage) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 220 – Michael White (Heritage) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 285 – Hal Justice (Heritage) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
Match #2 Quarterfinal
Blackman defeated Beech Senior 52-20113 – Alex Rose (Blackman) over Holden Mesimer (Beech Senior) Fall 5:15 120 – Liam Elam (Blackman) over Jacob XX Andrews XX (Beech Senior) Fall 1:51 126 – William Griggs (Beech Senior) over Tyler Pierce (Blackman) Maj 8-0 132 – Brayden Palmer (Beech Senior) over Shawn Wolford (Blackman) Fall 1:19 138 – Austin Marlatt (Blackman) over Balie Cauley (Beech Senior) Maj 8-0 145 – Jeremiah Herron (Beech Senior) over Aaron Fisher (Blackman) Maj 10-2 152 – Jalen Brown (Blackman) over Mason XX Smith XX (Beech Senior) Inj 0:21 160 – Anthony Gomez (Blackman) over Bristin Hulsey (Beech Senior) Dec 14-8 170 – Landon Fowler (Blackman) over Preston Clark (Beech Senior) Fall 0:17 182 – Brooks Sacharczyk (Blackman) over Donovan Rich (Beech Senior) Fall 0:58 195 – Jaylan Hughes (Blackman) over Ben Scalera (Beech Senior) Dec 4-3 220 – Bowdy Boyce (Blackman) over Kaden White (Beech Senior) Fall 0:10 285 – Blake Barrrett (Blackman) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 106 – Blake Palmer (Beech Senior) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
Match #3 Cons. Round 2
Independence defeated Beech Senior 52-25106 – Blake Palmer (Beech Senior) over Philip Shand (Independence) Fall 4:19 113 – Holden Mesimer (Beech Senior) over Timothy Ford (Independence) Maj 15-6 120 – Chase Bridgford (Independence) over Ethan Hackett (Beech Senior) Fall 1:13 126 – Presley Dittmer (Independence) over William Griggs (Beech Senior) Fall 3:41 132 – Brayden Palmer (Beech Senior) over Tyler Dittmer (Independence) Fall 2:32 138 – Tanner Willett (Independence) over Blake Dolan (Beech Senior) Fall 1:52 145 – Jeremiah Herron (Beech Senior) over Zachary Compton (Independence) Dec 8-4 152 – Cannon Roberts (Independence) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 160 – Elijah Demello (Independence) over Bristin Hulsey (Beech Senior) Fall 3:36 170 – Donovan Rich (Beech Senior) over Hunter Miller (Independence) Fall 0:51 182 – Jacob Oxford (Independence) over Ben Scalera (Beech Senior) Fall 2:32 195 – Gabriel Hall (Independence) over Joseph Koran (Beech Senior) Fall 0:37 220 – Hunter Sullivan (Independence) over Kaden White (Beech Senior) Maj 10-2 285 – Andrew Cannon (Independence) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
The Tennessean Sports
Here’s a look at the top Nashville-area high school girls basketball teams, as ranked by the USA TODAY Network — Tennessee.
1. Riverdale (22-1) – The Lady Warriors held off Blackman 63-56 for their 79th straight win against a Tennessee opponent. Last week: Ranked No. 1.
2. Brentwood Academy (19-3) – All 12 varsity players scored in the Lady Eagles’ 76-12 win over Centennial on Saturday for Brentwood Academy’s 10th straight win. Last week: Ranked No. 2.
3. Ensworth (20-2) – Junior Dontavia Waggoner leads the Lady Tigers with 20 points a game. Last week: Ranked No. 3.
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4. East Nashville (22-2) – The Lady Eagles can avenge their lone District 10-AA loss of the season Friday at Maplewood. Last week: Ranked No. 4.
5. Upperman (23-3) – The Lady Bees can complete a fourth straight undefeated record in District 8-AA regular season play with wins at Cannon County and at Macon County. Last week: Ranked No. 5.
6. Macon County (22-5) – Junior Keeley Carter has surpassed the 1,700-point mark for her career. Last week: Ranked No. 7.
7. Blackman (18-5) – The Lady Blaze gave top-ranked Riverdale the biggest scare of a District 7-AAA opponent in their seven-point loss Friday. Last week: Ranked No. 8.
8. Beech (21-5) – The Lady Buccaneers completed a regular-season sweep of Mt. Juliet and are in position to claim the top seed in the District 9-AAA tournament. Last week: Ranked No. 9.
9. Page (24-3) – Faith Wilken’s 18 points a game lead the District 11-AAA leading Lady Patriots into the final week of the regular season. Last week: Ranked No. 10.
10. Mt. Juliet (20-4) – Three of the Lady Bears’ losses – a Beech sweep and a loss to East Nashville – are to Midstate-ranked teams. Last week: Ranked No. 6.
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.
The Beech wrestling team will advance to the TSSAA State Duals tourney for the 7th time in the last 8 years by defeating Clarksville 37-36 last Thursday. Congrats to the boys and Coach Roberts.
Beech Senior (BESE) 37.0 Clarksville (CLAR) 36.0
285: Bradley willliams (CLAR) over (BESE) (For.) 106: Blake Palmer (BESE) over caleb hutson (CLAR) (Dec 10-6) 113: Ethan Hackett (BESE) over james potter (CLAR) (Fall 0:00) 120: Holden Mesimer (BESE) over (CLAR) (For.) 126: William Griggs (BESE) over dustin adkins (CLAR) (Fall 0:00) 132: Brayden Palmer (BESE) over Aiden Johnson (CLAR) (Fall 0:00) 138: christian isbell (CLAR) over Blake Dolan (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 145: ely castillo (CLAR) over Jeremiah Herron (BESE) (Dec 3-1) 152: Mason Smith (BESE) over Price Warfield (CLAR) (MD 16-6) 160: Mathew Seeber (CLAR) over Bristin Hulsey (BESE) (Dec 5-0) 170: Donovan Rich (BESE) over walter harper (CLAR) (Fall 0:00) 182: Gabriel Smith (CLAR) over (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 195: samual smith (CLAR) over (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 220: Kylar Edwards (CLAR) over (BESE) (Fall 0:00)
Story by John Decker
HENDERSONVILLE – The Beech (13-9/3-5) boys basketball team has had a rough go of it for the last few weeks and tonight they ended the frustration with an impressive 56-47 win over Station Camp (15-6/5-3) Friday night.
“We made a lot of plays to win, but we also made some plays that could have lost it. But, our kids, every time they made a bad play seemed to respond with a good one,” said Beech coach Kippy Brown.
The first half was nip and tuck all the way as no team had more than a 3 point lead. It was 11-11 at the end of quarter and 20-20 at the half. Shane Freeman led the first half scoring for Beech with 5 points. Kavon Blankenship had 6 for the Bison.
The Bucs surged ahead in the third quarter led by Luke Fleming’s 7 points. The Bucs did a great job of eliminating second chances for the Bison all night but particularly in the third quarter. Kristian Shaw hit a big three and Hunter Alexander played well defensively blocking a couple of shots as well.
Station Camp fought back in the fourth and tied the game at 39 with a minute to play Blankenship driving to the basket and scoring 7 fourth quarter points. Trey Moore dropped in a big three as well. The game ended at 43 all as Station Camp’s game winner was ruled after the buzzer.
To OT we went, Beech scored the first 8 points of the period and coasted to a 56-47 win. “The 8-0 run was huge in overtime for us,” added Brown. “I can’t say enough about these guys tonight. If we can play hard like this and take care of the ball and defend, I like our chances against a lot of teams.”
“I know they’ve had a rough time lately and they came out tonight and played hard, with energy and toughness. That’s what high school basketball is all about. You know on paper we probably should have won that game but those kids didn’t play that way and that’s a credit to them and their coaching staff,” said Station Camp coach Seth Massey. “They’ve got a good team, hopefully they can build off this, it’s a tough matchup for us.”
BEECH (56 ) – Holt 7, Wheeler 2, Fleming 13, Shaw 6, Powell 7, Wheeler , Freeman 12, Alexander 4, Paige 5
STATION CAMP (47) – – Moore 8, Diaz 2, Thurston 7, Isenberg 3, Blankenship 17, Gerlach 7, Die 3
Half: 20-20 tie