Basketball: Blue Devils cut Cornersville in second day of Richland Invitational

Kevin James vs. Gallatin

By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director, White House High School

LYNNVILLE – Two days, 187 points and a successful holiday tournament week for the White House Blue Devils was just what the doctor ordered.

Fresh off a rough stretch to the season and a 1-2 finish in the Beech Holiday Tournament last week, White House rebounded with two wins on the road in Lynnville at Richland High School, beating Cornersville 96-54 on Friday. White House won the first day, 91-50, over Culleoka.

At 10-6, White House returns to Sumner County Tuesday night to play at Gallatin, where the Devils will try to avenge one of the six losses this season.

Friday, White House rolled to a 46-29 lead at the half then scored 36 points in the third period to put the game away with an 82-46 edge. Both teams eased off the scoreboard in the fourth with a running clock.

Junior Jared Ward continued to lead White House in scoring with 24 points, evenly split in each half, but classmate Kyle Elliott was impressive with 23 points including s 10-point third quarter.

Sophomore Evan Webster came off the bench to score double digits for the second straight day, dropping in 15 points to give him 33 for the tournament. Junior Cole Pond had nine, and senior Kevin James returned from a minor injury in game one to score six points in the second round.

Logan Neufeld added six, Durstin Adams also had six, and Andrew Nixon, Jacob McDonald and Zak Laamal all had two and Bryant Reynolds one.

Cornersville, who plays in District 8-A in Marshall County, fell to 2-8 for the season.

White House is 10th in the state in all classifications at 75.1 points per game.

The Blue Devils travel to Class AAA 11th-ranked Gallatin (13-2) on Tuesday with the girls playing at 6 and the boys at 7:30, then back home on Saturday, Jan. 6th against East Robertson.

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