Northwest Whitfield’s Vanessa Jackson turned in a rare triple-double Friday night, leading the ninth-ranked Lady Bruins to a resounding 79-27 victory over Ringgold at Ringgold High.

Jackson scored 18 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had a school-record 14 steals.

“I can’t remember anyone getting a triple-double for me before,” Northwest coach Margaret Stockburger said. “Vanessa just played a complete game. She was all over the court. We knew she was getting close so we left her out there to get it.

“Her teammates and everyone in the stands were pulling for her, too.”

Jackson’s superlative effort helped the Lady Bruins improve to 20-2 overall and a perfect 15-0 in Region 7-4A. Tonight, Northwest plays host to Murray County, a team they beat 103-20 earlier in the season.

Samantha Avery was just a notch below Jackson’s effort, recording a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

“Sam got some good offensive rebounds and put them back up for baskets,” Stockburger said. “And the girls were getting her the ball inside for points, too.”

Larken Logan scored 13 points and Bethany McArthur finished with 10 for the Lady Bruins. Logan also had seven rebounds while Kate Davis had six steals and Brinkley Knowles five assists.

Northwest boys 58, Ringgold 44: Blake Bennett scored 18 points and had eight rebounds for the Bruins (10-11, 6-9).

“A key thing for us was playing good defense,” Bruins coach Ryan Richards said.

Hunter Meyer scored 14 points, Stephen Straw and had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Dustin Peters led Ringgold (7-15, 4-12) with 17 points and Brent Pierce added 10.

Tenn. Temple boys 85, CHS 68: Jeremy Sexton scored 20 points to lead the Crusaders, who gained the upper hand by outscoring the Lions (17-8) 27-8 in the third quarter.

Tyler Watkins paced CHS with a game-high 33 points while Stephen McClellan added 22 and Michael Poston 11.

Tenn. Temple girls 55, CHS 37: Danielle Rector scored 33 points — six above her average — for the homestanding Lady Crusaders.

Savanna Southerland paced the Lady Lions (8-13) with 13 points and four steals. Elizabeth Henderson added 10 points and six steals while Jodi Touchstone had eight points and three steals.



JV basketball

Northwest girls 51, Ringgold 30: Caitie Trew scored 13 points and the Lady Bruins ran their record to 13-0. Morgan Williams scored nine points while Tessa Malone and Ashley Flood each had six. Ten of the 11 Lady Bruins who played in the game scored at least one point.

Northwest boys 52, Ringgold 39: Kip Dyer paced the Bruins (8-5) with 14 points and Stephen Bridges finished with 10.



Middle school basketball

Seventh grade girls

Westside 34, Gladden 16: Genna Williams scored 21 points to lead the Lady Rockets.

Madison Silvers had 10 points for the Lady Warriors.

Eighth grade girls

Westside 64, Gladden 22: Baleigh Coley scored a game-high 19 points for the Lady Rockets (11-1) while Kelsey Kirk added 16, Jordi Cook 14 and Christy Robinson eight.

The Lady Rockets will host Valley Point on Tuesday in the postseason tournament. Westside, which split regular-season games with North Whitfield, lost a coin toss and is the No. 2 seed for the postseason tournament. North Whitfield is No. 1.

Westside defeated North Whitfield 46-23 and lost to the Lady Pioneers, 38-37.

Mariah Parker scored eight points for Gladden while Tember Marchant added seven.



Seventh grade boys

Gladden 34, Westside 29: Michael Boling pumped in 15 points and Jeffrey Cole contributed nine for the Warriors, who nailed down the No. 4 seed for the postseason tournament starting next week.

Jarrett Bruce scored 11 points and Zach Sloan added eight for the Rockets (5-7).



Eighth grade boys

Gladden 47, Westside 28: The Warriors got 15 points from Nigel Benton and heads into the postseason with the No. 4 seed.

Luke Mealer and Will Ross each added nine points for Gladden.

For the Rockets (1-11), Lance Andrews led the way with 10 points while Cody Jones and Ryan Langham each scored six.



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