Saturday finals at Bay Family Sportsplex

LEBANON -- Watertown's basketball teams swept three games apiece to win their respective sides of the third annual Friendship Christian Christmas Tournament at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

The Lady Tigers improved to 9-7 overall after downing Gordonsville 48-24 in Saturday's tournament finals.

Emma Christensen led the way with 17 points while Brittni Allison added 13.

Daejah Maklary powered for seven points inside, Madi Reeder had five, Delanney Hight four and Morgan Bain two.

Watertown reached the finals with a 55-45 win over Hendersonville Friday, Dec. 28.

The Lady Tigers held HHS scoreless over the final 1:48 of regulation -- and to just one basket in the final three minutes.

"When we play hard, basketball is really a lot of fun," said Watertown coach Paige Sevier. "We've been stressing the value of every possession."

Christensen paced Watertown with 20 points while Allison added 17.


Rachel Pippin, Friendship Christian; Kailin Donoho, Trousdale County; Carmen Ray, Cascade; Sheraton Foster, Centennial; Janaeya Mayes, Hendersonville; Anna Smith, Grace Christian; Lera Britt & Abby Gochoff, Gordonsville; Emma Christianson, Delaney Hight & MVP Brittni Allison, Watertown.

(boys) Watertown 68, Gordonsville 56

LEBANON -- Watertown's Purple Tigers ran their winning streak to five with a 68-56 victory over Gordonsville in Saturday's finals of the third annual Friendship Christian Christmas Tournament at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

"Playing in this tournament is great," said WHS coach Matt Bradshaw. "We can have walk throughs in our own gym, sleep in our own beds and not travel all across the state."

Now 12-3 on the season, the Purple Tigers reached the finals with an 85-74 win over Nashville-based RePublic Magnet in Friday's semifinals.

Leading 61-56 after three periods, Watertown closed out RePublic 24-18 for the win.

WHS junior Quanterris Hughes-Malone led all scorers with 29, most on short jumpers and drives to the basket. Raquan Verge added 17, Bradyen Cousino 16 and Elijah Williams 10.

Brady Raines came off the bench for five and Deramus Carey chipped in with four.

Watertown returns to action Friday, Jan. 3 at Trousdale County High in Hartsville.


Steele Carter, Cascade; Carson Green, Hillwood; Owen Lampton, Hendersonville; TJ Leonard, DAR High; TJ Fletcher, RePublic Magnet; Will Smith, Springfield; Isaac Flatt & Matthew Jones, Gordonsville; Quanterrius Hughes- Malone, Brayden Cousino & MVP Rayquan Verge, Watertown.

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