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BRUCETON (January 4) — The McKenzie High School basketball teams traveled Friday for a pair of district contests at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School. After a tight first quarter, the …
BRUCETON (January 4) — The McKenzie High School basketball teams traveled Friday for a pair of district contests at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School. After a tight first quarter, the Lady Rebels pulled away to top the Lady Tigers 51-22. After the Rebels built a big first-half lead, the Tigers played them nearly even after the break for a 75-56 McKenzie win.
McKenzie Lady Rebels 51, Central Lady Tigers 22
The Lady Rebels had a 13-9 edge after the opening frame, led by Whitley Smith with six points, including a three-pointer. Camille Travis also hit a three, and Lilly Bennett and Anna Callahan each had a pair. Malorie Clements led the Lady Tigers with five points, including a three. Laegan Binkley also hit a three, and Brylee Williams hit a free throw.
McKenzie began to pull away in the second quarter, outscoring Central 11-2. Travis hit another three-pointer, and Smith, Bennett, Callahan and Savannah Nesbitt each had a pair. Lady Tiger Mya Harris scored two points. At the half, the Lady Rebels led 24-11.
The Lady Rebels had an 18-8 advantage in the third, led by Nesbitt and Callahan with four points each. Travis and Shelby Davis each hit a three-pointer, and Bennett and Mi’Kayla Gill each had a pair. Clements and Rikki Graser each hit a three for Central, and Williams added a pair. Entering the final frame, McKenzie led 42-19.
McKenzie sealed the win with a 9-3 tilt in the fourth, led by Smith with five points, including a three. Nesbitt and La’Jada Edmonson each had a pair. Lady Tiger Nevaeh Davis had a pair, and Williams hit a freebie.
Lady Rebel Whitley Smith led all scorers with 13 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Camille Travis scored nine on a trio of threes. Savannah Nesbitt and Anna Callahan each had eight points.
Malorie Clements led Central with eight points, including a pair of threes.
Rebels 75, Tigers 56
The Rebels jumped out to a 24-15 lead after the first frame, led by Ben Austin with 12 points, including a three-pointer. Lucas King scored five, also with a three. Caleb Gill hit a three-pointer, and Lazarick Hill and Lane Horton each had a pair. Tiger Nick Zuro scored seven points, Mason Binkley had six on a pair of threes, and Brayden Frye had a pair.
McKenzie added to the lead with an 18-7 advantage in the second quarter, led again by Austin with eight points, including another three. King scored four, and Johnathan Moore hit a three-pointer. Gill added a pair, and Nate Whitsell hit a free throw. Binkley led Central with five points, including another three, and Gage Lowry had a pair. At the half, the Rebels led 42-22.
The third was a 13-13 wash. Binkley led the Tigers with nine points on a trio of threes, and Mac Hooten and Davion Harris each had a pair. Hill led McKenzie with six points. Austin scored three points, and Whitsell and Gill each added a pair. Heading into the final frame, the Rebels led 55-35.
The Tigers had a 21-20 edge in the fourth to shrink the final deficit, led by Zuro with ten points, including a three. Hooten scored four, Austin Craig and Noah Hampton each hit a three, and Binkley hit a freebie. Austin led McKenzie with ten points, and King scored four. Hill and Brandon Hobson each had a pair, and Gill and Tyler Spivey each hit a free throw.
Rebel Ben Austin led all scorers with 33 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Lucas King scored 13 with a three, and Lazarick Hill had ten points.
Mason Binkley led Central with 21 points, including six three-pointers. Nick Zuro scored 17 with a three.