Before the Thanksgiving break, the Lady Knights basketball team picked up two decisive victories over University School of Nashville and Republic. Ashley Malone led all Lady Knights scorers with 18 points and 6 steals as the JPII soared past USN, 55-24. On Tuesday, the Lady Knights crushed Republic, 63-22. Malone again led the Lady Knights with 14 points, while Kate Barber picked up 9 points and Katherine Eubanks recorded 14 rebounds. On Friday and Saturday, the Lady Knights participated in the East Hickman Tournament picking up 2 wins and 1 lose. In their first tournament contest, the team suffered their first loss of the season to Giles County, 42-46. The Lady Knights battled back and defeated Clarksville Christian, 76-42. Alex Gift led all scorers with 19 points followed by Aspen Whittington with 17. In their final game of the tournament, the Lady Knights crushed Jackson County, 45-26. Leanna Pearson led the Lady Knights with 10 points followed by Anastin Lee with 8.
The men’s basketball team continued their win streak last week with 5 victories over the span of six days. On Monday, the Sam Specht scored a team-high 20 points as they Knights beat University School of Nashville, 63-40. On Tuesday, the Knights rolled past Republic 74-45. Sam Specht again was the Knights’ leading scorer with 22 points and 5 rebounds followed by Elijah Hollins with 10 points. After Thanksgiving, the Knights traveled to Hickman County to participate in the East Hickman Tournament. The Knights crushed East Hickman, 81-35. Taggert Patterson led the Knights in scoring with 18 points, while Sam Specht contributed 12 points and Kilon Williams recorded 7 rebounds. On Saturday, the Knights defeated Jackson County, 56-44 with Patterson leading the way again with 14 points. Later in the day, the Knights beat Sycamore, 56-44 to finish the tournament 3-0.