The Lady Knights tough defensive pressure and rebounding helped JPII jump out to an early lead as they defeated Lavergne, 42-17. Keonna Chumbley scored 13 points and pulled down 9 rebounds while Mia Lane added 9 points and Lillie Van Metre recorded 10 rebounds.
Both the men’s and women’s bowling teams have advanced to the State Tournament after winning in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the regional tournament last week. The women’s team finished 3rd in the region after defeating Goodpasture in the 3rd round, 18-9, qualifying for State. Esosa Osaitile lead the Lady Knights with a high game of 164 and Reilly Aldrich had the series high of 414. The men’s team lost to Lipscomb 5-22 in the 3rd round, but rebounded in the 4th round, defeating DCA, 18-9, in dramatic fashion. Ian Dilick had the game high of 272. The men’s team finished 4th in the region.
The Lady Knights swim team defeated both Brentwood Academy and Franklin High School in their first meet of the season. During the meet, several JPII swimmers qualified for the regional and state meets due to outstanding times. Regional qualifiers included: Lucy Szocska, Mason Wettengel, Patrick Campbell, Henry Hutt, Lily Eatman, Rebecca Kauffman, and Garrett Clark. State qualifiers included: Rebecca Kauffman, Ella Platek, Cordelia Burks, Julia Hutt, and Jamie Casey.
Congratulations to our Knight Stars for placing 2nd in Hip Hop and 4th in Pom at the Smokey Mountain Dance Championships in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this past weekend.
The men’s basketball team struggled last week falling to Lavergne, 40-67, Christian Brothers, 23-59, and MUS, 46-50. Sam Specht led the Knights against Lavergne with 10 points; Chris Botsko led the Knights against Christian Brothers with 7 points; and Avishai Lowery led all Knights scorers with 15 against MUS.
Alex Singelyn, Dylan Guy and Benny Ennis combined for the Knights’ 4 goals however it was not enough as the Knights fell to Ensworth/Oakland, 4-8, last Monday evening