Columbia Academy scored the first 11 points and the final 15 points of the opening half Tuesday night, overwhelming an outmanned Nashville Christian squad en route to an eventual 73-49 victory.

The win made for a successful homecourt debut for Bulldogs coach Jarrett Jones, named last spring to succeed Marty DeJarnette after 26 seasons.

Maurice Patton is sports editor for Main Street Maury. A Franklin native, an MTSU graduate and a journalism veteran of 30-plus years, Patton is a 2021 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame inductee and the National Sports Media Association's 2022 Tennessee Sports Writer of the Year. Follow on Twitter @mopatton_sports.

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