KINGSTON SPRINGS – The Cheatham County Lady Cubs defeated Harpeth 61-45, and the Indians pulled out the boys game with a 56-47 win over Cheatham on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Cheatham led the entire girls game, even by only one point at half at 29-28, but the Lady Cubs did pull away for a bigger lead in the second half. Harper Dee led the way with 15 points, while Alli Douglas had 14 and Katelyn Sisco added 11.
However, the Lady Cubs also committed 12 fouls in the first half, forcing them to ease off the aggression in the final two quarters.
“Harpeth did a nice job in the first half of causing us some issues defensively,” Cheatham Lady Cubs coach Jim Gibbs said. “We were playing defense too much with our hands and got into foul difficulties.
“At halftime, we discussed our defensive intensity and the need to stop fouling. In the second half, we played much better defensively, only committing four team fouls until late in the fourth quarter, and that helped to create offensive opportunities for us.”
Lexi Hearn had a strong evening for the Lady Indians as she led all scorers with 19 points.
Harpeth was able to get revenge in the boys game as Grayson Maddox and Grant Patterson contributed 12 points each. Will Belew had a strong evening for the Cubs, scoring 14 points. Tristan Lee added 12.
Harpeth got out to a small lead early and held it throughout the game. Like the girls game, the score was a one-point difference at half as Harpeth led 23-22. In the second half, shots started to fall for Harpeth and they held off Cheatham for the nine-point victory.
“We got a bunch of production from a bunch of guys,” Harpeth coach Robert Kreps said. “This was a great time for us. Our seniors really stepped up on both ends of the floor.
“We made Silas (Hunter) and (Tristan) Lee work for all of their points, and that is why we were able to pull ahead in the middle of the game.”
Cheatham was slated to travel to Jo Byrns on Monday. The Cubs then host Rossview on Tuesday and White House Heritage on Friday.
The Indians visit White House Heritage on Tuesday and host White House on Friday. Harpeth’s Feb. 7 contest versus Sycamore was cancelled due to inclement weather, but it has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15.
GIRLS BOX SCORE
Cheatham (61): Harper Dee 15, Alli Douglas 14, Katelyn Sisco 11, Ansley Pfeffer 9, Carlie Hogan 7, Lexus Cook 3, Jesse Bumpus 2.
Harpeth (45): Lexi Hearn 19, Jessi Knall 9, Cara Stuart 5, Allie Bledsoe 4, Liza Watson 4, Autumn Devilling 2, Alyssa Tapia 2.
BOYS BOX SCORE
Harpeth (56): Grayson Maddox 12, Grant Patterson 12, Luke Gossett 11, Aiden Williams 8, Logan Johnston 7, Aaron Bateman 6.
Cheatham (47): Will Belew 14, Tristan Lee 12, Silas Hunter 8, Maverick Lee 5, Andrew Mayberry 5, Brandon Chandler 2, Tucker Carter 1.