Baylor Boys 80, JPII 59. The Baylor boys' basketball team rebounded from a cold shooting night and a loss to rival McCallie to beat Pope John Paul II 80-59 in region action, and senior night, at home Saturday night.
Baylor had four players scoring in double figures with Beyuan Hendricks hitting two 3-pointers and finishing with 19 points, Nick Kurtz adding 18, Wiley Pippenger scoring 13 points with a 3-pointer, and Blake Pruitt hitting two 3s on his way to 10 points. Lorenzo White had a 3-pointer and finished with eight points, Noah Martin had four points, Grant Johnson and Jackson Solis each hit one 3-pointer, and Mekos Baker scored two points. JPII was led by Elijah Hollins with 15 points.
Baylor, 20-4 overall and 10-3 in the league, wraps up the regular season with a region game at Lipscomb Academy Friday.
JPII 49, Baylor Girls 38. The Baylor girls' basketball team had its senior night celebration dampened by a 49-38 loss to Pope John Paul II.
Brooklyn Gordon led the Raiders with nine points including a 3-pointer, Bella White added seven points, Britt Barton hit two 3s for six points, Cadashia Collins had a 3-pointer on her way to six points, Macy Ann McKnight had four points, and Hayden Barton and Kortney Restelli had one 3-pointer apiece. The Knights were led by Keonna Chumbley with 12 points.
Baylor, 11-16 overall and 5-9 in region play, hosts St. Cecilia Tuesday.
Baylor JV Boys 54, JPII 51. The Baylor JV boys outscored the Knights 31-8 in the second half and wrapped up their season with a 54-51 win over Pope John Paul II Saturday. Cooper Kinney led the Raiders with 14 points, Pete Collins added eight, Robert Morton had seven points (one 3-pointer), Patrick Johns had two 3-pointers for six points, Watson Brown scored six points, Saad Mohammad added five points (one 3-pointer), Carson Yates had four points, Hunter Herndon had a 3-pointer, and Eli Sparkman scored one point. Baylor JV ends the season with a 10-5 record.