By Glavine Day for The Gallatin News and The Connection
GALLATIN – In a matchup of Sumner County teams, the AA White House Blue Devils took a visit to AAA Gallatin for two games.
The Gallatin boys established an immediate lead and never looked back, routing the Blue Devils in an 84-41 victory.
The first half belonged to Octavion Arnold and Collin Minor, who had eight first-half 3-pointers, combining for 30 of the team’s 51 first-half points.
Arnold finished with five 3-pointers and 19 points to lead Gallatin, while Minor ended with five 3-pointers and 17 points.
After taking a dominating 51-19 first-half lead, the clock ran the entire second half and White House never posed much of a threat in the second half.
The Green Wave outscored White House 33-23 in the second half, picking up their 14th of the season.
Gallatin (girls) 47, White House 36
The Lady Wave took a first-quarter lead and never relinquished it, taking a 47-36 win and county bragging rights. The Lady Wave improve to 6-6, while the Lady Devils fall to 2-10.
Gallatin was led behind a strong 21-point effort from Jo’Neca Talley, while White House was led by McKenzie Vaughn’s 21 points.
Gallatin hosts Wilson Central in a district game Friday.
BOYS BOX SCORE:
Gallatin (84): Mason 4, Arnold 17, Kueth 6, Clark 7, Terrell 2, Mingledorff 4, House 2, Staten 4, Minor 19, Alding 4, Williams 1
White House (41): Drew Nixon, 4, Cole Pond 4, Ward 14, Kevin James 2, Evan Webster 5, Kyle Elliott 8, Zak Laamal 1.
GIRLS BOX SCORE:
Gallatin (47): Andrea McDowell 2, Lamonitca Mintwell 14, Makayla Wright 4, Jo’Neca Talley 21, Aniya Boone 2, Taylor Crenshaw 1, Jeremia Montgomery 3.
White House (36): Baylee Miller 4, Grace Maupin 3, McKenzie Vaughn 21, Kelly Cain 6, Sarah Cartwright 2