Holiday hoops: Rogers girls hit 3-point bucket late to beat Chelsea
Rogers ‘Charlee Gail Ellis scored 3 points with 39 seconds left to give the Pirates a 36-35 win over Chelsea in the girls’ day two game at Spain Park’s Chevron Classic on Tuesday.
The top clutch basket of the wrench scored Ellis’ only points in the game. Madie Krieger led Class 4A, sixth and reigning state champion, Pirates (10-6) with 18 points against Chelsea, sixth in Class 6A (11-4). Selected over several years in all states and a signatory to the UAH, Krieger recently surpassed 2,000 career points.
Chelsea got 12 points from Ashley Washington and Lexi Redd added 8.
Sparkman 55, Huffman 45: Sparkman overcame a poor shooting effort – dropping 9 for 35 behind the 3-point line – to claim victory in the Chevron Classic at Spain Park High School. The Senators were led by Kennedy Langham with 19 points, while Maya Cable and Abethany James added 11 points each.
In other games:
Fairhope 51, Wenonah 37: Fairhope (11-4), ninth, got a double-double from Reagan White, who scored 13 points and took 10 rebounds. Elyse Hughes scored 10 points in the win and Rachel Pflum took 9 rebounds.
Lee-Huntsville 52, Post Falls (California) 49: Lee (15-4) won the title from Jerry Tarkanian Classic Ruby Division, coming up 5 points at halftime. Tournament MVPs Jada Colley and Makayla Ford each had 17 points to lead the winners. Ford had 7 interceptions and Colley had 5. Lamiya Batimba added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Ford and Je’Nyiah Silas have joined Colley in the All Tournament squad.
UMS-Wright 64, Spanish Fort 56: The second-seeded Bulldogs outscored the home side 26-18 in the fourth quarter after playing a threesome for the victory. Bailey Washington scored 14 points to lead UMS-Wright (12-3). Kara Beth Green and Amelia Meader scored 10 points each in the win. Kate Miller led Spanish Fort with 22 points and Caterina Granato pitched 20.
Jackson 55, Clarke County 16: Jackson (13-1) ranked fifth got 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks from Naomi Jones. Tyra Caves scored 8 in the rout.
Prattville Christian 58, Trinity Presbyterian 40: Hannah Jones and CoCo Thomas netted doubles-doubles to lead No. 1 Prattville Christian (17-0) to the Jack Schweers Capital City Classic Championship. Jones scored 25 points with 14 rebounds while Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds. Thomas surpassed the PCA’s 1,000 point mark in the victory and has 1,013 points in his college career. Ella Jane Connell, who scored 9 points with 8 assists and 4 rebounds, joined Jones and MVP Thomas in the All Tournament squad.
Montgomery Academy 55, Booker T. Washington 23: Chloe Johnson scored 13 points and collected 5 assists in the victory of the Montgomery Academy (6-4). Hayes Jenkins scored 10 points in the victory.
Spring Garden 66, Haralson County (Ga.) 30: Katelyn St. Clair led No. 2 Spring Garden (14-1) in the Cherokee Invitational at Spring Garden. St. Clair also had 5 interceptions and 5 rebounds. Lanie Henderson scored 21 goals, took 11 rebounds and had 6 assists. Caley Garrett scored 15.
Baker 73, Montgomery Catholic 38: The Hornets, ranked eighth (14-3), defeated the No.3 Catholic Montgomery in Class 3A in Game 2 of the Be Elite Holiday Inviational. Labaron Philon scored 17 points in the win and Jayven Williams added 14. TJ Dudley led Montgomery Catholic with 12.
Gardendale 100, Brookwood 78: The Rockets (9-2) got 45 points from runner-up Ryan Burkett. Cody Vance pitched 21 and Price Hardy scored 12.
Blount 65, Stamina 38: Number 9 Blount moved away from a 9-7 lead in the first quarter with a second period of 22-8 and a third of 21-12. Antonio Jackson-Robinson scored 18 for the Leopards. Trey Broadhead scored 13 points and Charles Esters had 11. Kris Agee led Vigor with 10 points.
Pinson Valley 45, Hueytown 37: Hueytown got 14 points from Corey Stephenson and 9 from Jalynn Lacey in the loss.
UMS-Wright 73, Orange Beach 35: The Bulldogs outscored Orange Beach 21-4 in the third quarter and held the Makos down 9 points after the victory intermission. Bridges Simmons led the winners with 23 points and 8 assists. Will Howard scored 12 points and 8 rebounds and Barton Elliott scored 13. Joey Robertson led Orange Beach with 12 points.
Pike Road 69, Prattville Christian 53: Prattville Christian (6-9) got 27 points from Carson Roberson in the loss of the Jack Schweers Capital City Classic. Coleman Hunter scored 12 points and took 7 rebounds.
Westminster Christian 67, Center-Florence 53: Sophomore Chase McCarty led Westminster, fifth in the standings, with 29 points in the road victory. John Smith scored 15 to lead Central.
Jackson 61, Clarke County 33: Jayron Merrill scored 18 and Micah Caster scored 14 to lead the winners. Walter Taylor III scored 10 points, took 11 rebounds and managed 6 blocks.
Montgomery Academy 45, Trinity Presbyterian 42: Montgomery Academy (2-3) took third place in the Jack Schweers Capital City Classic. Jamal Cooper led the winners with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. DJ Vinson led the winner with 10 rebounds while JaShawn Cooper had 7.
Middle 78, Anniston 66: The top-ranked midfielder had 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists from Jamarkus Alexander in the victory over defending champion 4A Anniston. Anthony Johnson scored 25 with 7 steals, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Dalvin Dawson added 9 points and Shannon Jones had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals for the midfielder.
Decatur Heritage 62, Athens Bible 47: Top-ranked Decatur Heritage took an 18-3 lead in the first quarter, which turned out to be the last margin as both teams stuck to a stalemate (14-14, 16-16, 14- 14) in the remaining three quarters. Senior Brayden Kyle scored 22 points with 13 rebounds, 7 steals and 5 assists to lead the Eagles. Bo Solley scored 14 in the win. Hayden Page and Bryant Pitts added 8 points each. Brayden Suggs led the Athens Bible with 18 points. Walker Brand added 11.
Wenonah 62, Pinson Valley 60: Class 5A No.2 Wenonah weathered a furious comeback in the fourth quarter to beat Pinson Valley’s No.5 6A on Day 2 of the Battle 205 tournament at Birmingham’s Bill Harris Arena on Tuesday. Wenonah led 36-20 at halftime and 50-33 in three periods before the Indians shed 27 points in the fourth quarter. Desean Sellers led Wenonah with 21 points. Kedrick Hubbard had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas Sumpter scored 14 and Cortlyn Clark grabbed 12 rebounds. Terry Coner Jr. led Pinson with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Caleb White scored 14 and Cameron White 10.
Parc d’Espagne 74, Ramsay 56: Class 7A No.9 Spain Park (12-3) had four double-digit players in the win over 5A No.5 Ramsay. The Jaguars outscored the Rams 24-13 in the final period to retire. Colin Turner scored 20, hitting 10 of 13 from the field, and grabbed 8 rebounds. Zach Gray scored 19, Josh Harrington had 13 with 7 assists and Chase James scored 10 in the win. Jayden Williams led Ramsay with 22 points, scoring 5 of 8 behind the 3-point arc and 7 of 7 free throws. Kerrington Kiel added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Preston Davis had 6 rebounds and 4 steals.
Mountain Oak 81, Carver 43: Oak Mountain’s No.3 Class 7A had four double-digit players, led by Brady Dunn with 18. Wilder Evers scored 11 and Evan Smith and Ean Gove scored 10 each. Levente Woodside led Carver with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Dimitri Howard scored 9.
Vestavia Hills 76, Jackson-Olin 37: Class 7A No.4 Vestavia led just 13-11 after one, but put the game out of reach with a second quarter of 27-8 and a third of 25-11. The Rebels had 13 players, led by Win Miller with 12. Reese Gurner and Joshua Heald scored 9 each. Nate Harris scored 8 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Demarcus Williams led Jackson-Olin with 13 points. Jourdan Crawford scored 12 with 7 rebounds.
John Carroll 57, Gadsden City 43: John Carroll, ranked fourth in class 5A, got 16 points from Kalib Thomas in the 7A victory over Gadsden City. KJ Beck scored 14 for the Cavs with 6 steals. Josh Awbrey scored 9 with 10 rebounds. Dylan Sawyer led Gadsden City with 18 points. Maleek Kidd scored 10 and Mica Merriman had 5 assists. John Carroll shot 55% from the field and kept the Titans at 27%.
Hewitt-Trussville 61, Carver 13 (GIRLS): D’Yona Jones scored 15 points, had 3 blocks and 4 interceptions as Class 7A No.6 Hewitt-Trussville beat Carver. The Huskies led just 8-6 after a quarter but exploded in the second and third periods to beat Carver 27-4, 23-1. April Hooks scored 14 for Hewitt and Deandrea Powell pitched 12. Audre Benson had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Destinee Nelson led Carver with 10 points. Janecica Morena and Ciondra Darden had 7 rebounds apiece for the Rams. Carver only managed 10 percent of his shots from the field while Hewitt-Trussville had 40 percent.