Boys Varsity Basketball · Basketball: White House rallies late to beat Greenbrier


Jacob McDonald chases a Greenbrier ball handler down the floor. Photo/PHIL STAUDER
By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director

WHITE HOUSE – Noah Johnston hit two free throws with 5:27 left in the game and White House rallied for a 63-55 victory at home over Greenbrier Tuesday night.

Trailing for the majority of the night except a brief spell at the end of the first quarter, the Blue Devils finally got on the right side of the board in the fourth and held on late for the eight-point win. Senior Octavian Arnold scored 21 points to lead White House including a perfect eight shots from the free throw line.

Senior Jared Ward hit a trio of threes and finished with 15 points, and junior Durstin Adams end the game with 12. White House was 16-of-19 at the line.

Greenbrier powered ahead early on the inside shooting of senior post Keifus Coleman, who scored 18 for the game, and senior guard Dallas Polen who added 14 points with four threes. Devin Blankenship came off the bench for seven and Jason Hunter six. Tyler Pitt and Carter Preston each scored four.

White House got seven points from senior Andrew Nixon and six from junior post Zak Laamal. Johnston had the only other points with two.

White House controls its own destiny for second place in District 9-AA, but must win Friday night against Harpeth. It is senior night at WHHS, and the Blue Devils hold a one-game lead over the Indians for the second seed. Harpeth (13-13, 7-4) can win and force a tiebreaker, but White House earned a 67-59 victory in the first meeting.

The Blue Devils (17-9, 8-3) would play district-winless Westmoreland in the first round of the district tournament by finishing second.

DISTRICT 9-AA BOYS STANDINGS
1. Sycamore 10-1 18-6
2. White House 8-3 17-9
3. Harpeth 7-4 13-13
4. Cheatham County 5-6 8-17
5. Greenbrier 5-6 11-15
6. White House Heritage 4-7 8-15
7. Westmoreland 0-12 2-22