(girls) Friendship Christian 55, MJ Christian 10

MT. JULIET - Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders improved to 3-9 on the season after rolling to an easy 55-10 win at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Thursday.

FCS jumped to a 24-1 first quarter lead and le 37-3 at intermission.

MJCA's only field goal of the half at the 6:33 mark of the second quarter as Bri Christensen scored on a layup.

Friendship Christian's Kate Petty rifled in four 3-pointers to lead all scorers with 24 points. Lily Maggart also nailed four 3-pointers on the way to 17.

Christensen led the Lady Saints with 9 points.

"We have no juniors or seniors," said FCS coach Chelsey Loveless. "We're building this program and we should have some help coming from our middle school.

"But for now, we have to shoot the ball well to have a chance. We were focused and ready to play tonight."

Friendship Christian returns to action tonight (Jan. 14) at Clarksville Academy.

MJCA (3-7) is scheduled to visit Ezell-Harding tonight.

FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN (55): Kate Petty 24, Savannah Bone 7, Avery Morrison 5, Rylee Agee 2, Lily Maggart 17.

MJ CHRISTIAN (10): Chelsey Christensen 1, Bri Christensen 9.

Halftime score: 27-3, FCS.

(boys) Friendship Christian 71, MJ Christian 33

MT. JULIET - Visiting Friendship Christian broke open an 11-11 contest with a 24-3 run on the way to a 71-33 victory at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Thursday.

The win was the third in a row for the Commanders (13-4) who will be back in action tonight (Jan. 14) at Division II-A District 4 rival Clarksville Academy.

FCS led 20-13 after one period and pushed the margin to 36-22 at half 55-26 after three quarters.

All told, 13 players scored for the Commanders, led by Colby Jones with 12 and Hayden Potts with 10.

MJCA (2-8) got 9 points from Kam Curtis and 7 each from Max Beaty and Brendan Dunn.

FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN (71): Casey Jones 6, Dillon Turner 6, Hayden Potts 10, Colby Jones 12, Max Duckwiler 7, Riggs Rowe 4, Noah Major 4, La'Quarrius Talley 3, Kaelin Horton 5, Zak Young 3, Knox Hayslip 2, Charley Carpenter 7, Tate Tidwell 2.

MJ CHRISTIAN (33): Derrick Crouch 1, Chase Smith 6, Max Beaty 7, MJ Mearcker 2, Brendan Dunn 7, Micah Smith 2, Kam Curtis 9, Hezekiah Amick 1.

Halftime score: 36-22

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