ROUNDUP: FHS, BGA sweep hoops openers; CHS boys, Page girls win

Centennial’s boys team gave its new coach a season-opening victory, while Franklin and BGA boys and girls squads swept their season-openers. An eighth-grader led BGA’s girls, and a Tennessee Tech signee starred for Page’s girls.

Centennial High School’s boys basketball team gave its new coach a season-opening victory, while Franklin and BGA boys and girls squads swept their season-openers. An eighth-grader led the BGA girls, and a Tennessee Tech signee starred for the Page girls.


Centennial 61, Summit 45: The Cougars won their opening game under new interim head coach Lawanza Crutcher, with Damonte Williams’ 12 points leading the way against Summit.

Williams had a 3-pointer and Jacob Helton added a pair of treys, while Matt Pond and Bruer Atkinson scored 10 points apiece. Summit, which trailed only 25-21 at halftime, was led by Grant Robison’s 10 points.

BGA 76, Glencliff 50: Brian Dangerfield scored 19 points and Gavin Shellnut nailed six 3-pointers for 18 points in Battle Ground Academy’s opening victory.

The Wildcats went up 19-15 after the first quarter, pushed it to 40-31 at the half, and had roared out 64-40 after the third quarter. BGA hosts Lancaster Christian boys at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Franklin 60, Forrest 44: Hunter Nelson poured in 30 points including five 3-pointers to help the Rebels win their season-opener at Forrest.

The game was tied after one quarter and the Rebels actually trailed 28-26 at halftime before outscoring the hosts 14-9 in the third and 20-7 in the final period. Kyle Tackett contributed 11 points, and Colson Patton scored 10 including a 3.

Lincoln County 58, Page 40: Hunter Benefield’s 28 points led the Patriots, who suffered the season-opening loss at home against Class AAA Lincoln County.

Stewart Ringstaff hit a pair of 3-pointers for Page.


Franklin 46, Forrest 44: Anna Patton’s basket in overtime gave Franklin’s Lady Rebels an opening victory at Forrest High School.

Anna Follese led FHS with 15 points including a pair of 3-pointers, while Angela McPeek had eight points and a trey. The Rebels outscored Forrest 16-3 in the third quarter to lead 37-30.

BGA 55, Glencliff 32: Eighth-grader Allison Cowie had 20 points in her high school debut to lead the Lady Wildcats over the Colts in the season-opener.

Sarah Pratt added 13 points for BGA, which led 26-12 at halftime and then went on a 22-6 third-quarter spurt.

Page 55, Lincoln County 36: Cat Taylor, who will sign scholarship papers with Tennessee Tech this week, poured in 22 points to lead the Lady Patriots to a season-opening win.

Taylor hit Page’s two 3-pointers, and Bria White added 14 points and Chloe Wiggington 11.

Summitt 58, Centennial 35: Caroline Patrick sank five 3-point baskets on her way to 23 points and Teondra Crawford added 15 points for Summit (1-0). Maudi Harley led the Lady Cougars (0-1) with 10 points in the opening game of the season.

Summit led 30-18 at the half but Centennial cut it to 30-20 before Summit outscored the Lady Cougars 20-6 the rest of the quarter for a commanding 50-26 lead. 


Independence 60, Lighthouse Christian 39, boys: Vic Wharton III, who played on Christ Presbyterian Academy’s Class AA state championship team last year, scored 20 points in his IHS basketball debut.

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