Preps: Hunters Lane boys at top the heap

Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 11:50pm

A month into the season, Hunters Lane can make a strong case that it has the best boys’ basketball team in Nashville.

The Warriors (8-1) capped a 3-0 week with an impressive 80-61 win at Maplewood in a game the Warriors led 71-45 after three quarters and coasted. Maplewood was playing without scoring star Robert Wade.

Antoine Van Lier scored 20, while DeMarco Starling and Joseph Wilbert added 14 and 12, leading a parade of 10 Warrior players who scored.

Hunters Lane has lost only to Mount Juliet. The Warriors barely edged McGavock 53-52 in a tight 12-AAA duel.

 

Working overtime

Basketball fans in Nashville got their money’s worth last Tuesday when an unusual amount of games around town were decided in overtime.

At CPA, the girls went to two overtimes before the Lions beat Ensworth, 69-65, as Meredith Roman (sister of quarterback Luke) hit two clinching free throws and Anna Mitchell poured in 33 points. The boys almost went to OT, but CPA edged Ensworth, 59-57.

It was much the same at Lipscomb. The Mustang girls beat Maplewood, 51-49, in OT behind Jamie Webb’s 16. Like at CPA, Lipscomb’s boys barely avoided an extra frame, holding off a furious Maplewood rally in a 40-38 win.

In even more overtime contests, Glencliff’s girls beat host Ryan, 63-55, Hume-Fogg’s girls beat Stratford 52-50, DCA’s girls over Goodpasture.

 

Cowan hits 1,000

East Literature 5’ 9” senior post player Kelli Crouch scored her 1,000th point in the Eagles’ upset win last Friday at CPA.

Needing eight points to hit the mark, she scored 17, giving her 1,009 as the Eagles took over first place in the district. Crouch becomes the first player at East Lit to hit the mark since the school reopened a few years back as a magnet school at the same place old East High was located.

 

Davidson’s Wade gets final win

Davidson Academy football coach Paul Wade erased at least some of the memory of his team falling in the semis of the state playoffs by watching his West team beat the East 16-13 in the annual state Toyota All-Star game Saturday at Carson-Newman.

CPA’s Trent Fisher had sack, along with nine tackles, for the West.