STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTOS BY WHITNEY JARRELD
When a D-1 prospect comes visiting, you’ve got to be on your A-game.
And sometimes, even that’s not quite enough.
Despite a valiant effort, the Nolensville Knights couldn’t quite contain Lipscomb commit K.J. Johnson (29 points) in a 72-68 home loss Tuesday night.
The Knights had three in triple digits (Nate Bloedorn – 24, Zach Campbell – 17, Nathan Fouch – 15), but once the Tigers found their offensive momentum, they began to chip away at the early lead Nolensville had built.
“We just didn’t do a good job offensively,” Nolensville head coach Wes Lambert said, though he felt that the team had a chance late thanks to Campbell. “We’re definitely going to have to regroup and see what the issue was.”
At 15-10 overall and 6-2 in the district, the Knights can look at the loss as a lesson learned for the future. The district tournament is just around the corner, after all.
Lambert sees positive in his roster and leans on that for optimism as the postseason approaches.
“We’ve got a core group of guys who just play hard, don’t give up,” he said. “Hopefully, we can use that and allow us to hopefully make a run.”
Nolensville will finish the year with Community at home Tuesday, which is senior night for the Knights.