Lady Eagles Prepare for Regionals
The Lady Eagle varsity basketball team from Nashville Christian School finished third in the District 10-A tournament, beating McEwen 46-36 in the Consolation Game Saturday at Jo Byrns High School.
With the win, NCS will move on and compete in the Regional Tournament, where they will continue their quest for a state title.
Houston County beat Clarksville Academy 32-27 to win the District title.
The Lady Eagles were led by Sonja Shelton, who was named 2017 District 10-A Player of the Year, as well as to the All-Tournament team.
Brittan Jarrell was also named to the All-Tournament team.
Eventual District Champion Houston County knocked NCS out of the Championship game in the semi-finals, beating the Lady Eagles 53-40.
In that game, the Lady Eagles couldn’t overcome a slow in the first half.
Houston County jumped out to a 14-10 lead after the first quarter, and built on that in the second.
NCS was outscored again in the second quarter 15-7, digging a 29-17 hole at halftime.
The Lady Eagles played better in the second half, but Houston County was able to exchange baskets with NCS.
The two teams each scored nine points in the third quarter, and Houston edge the Lady Eagles 15-14 in the fourth to secure the win.
Sonja Shelton scored 11 points to lead the Lady Eagles.
Brittan Jarrell also played well, scoring nine points for NCS.
Karmen Drake scored six points for NCS, while Tassy Lyles added five points and Abbie Page netted four points for the Lady Eagles.
The Regional Tournament will get under way this Saturday. It will be win or go home time, and the Lady Eagles will take on Moore County.