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County Rivals in Champions Final

County rivals in Champions final

Calhoun County, AL – Monday roundup: Cherokee County, Spring Garden square off in tournament final, Jacksonville gives coach Mize first career win and more

MONDAY’S GAMES
Boys regular season
Donoho 82, Woodland 53

Champions Girls Thanksgiving Classic
Jacksonville 50, Ohatchee 44
Alexandria 60, Ranburne 36
Cherokee County 42, Southside 39 (2OT)
Spring Garden 61, Hokes Bluff, 19

Glencoe Thanksgiving Tournament
Girls Games
Fort Payne 64, Weaver 14
Glencoe 82, Faith Christian 16
Boys Games
Fort Payne 63, Weaver 45
Faith Christian 75, Glencoe 65

Handley Girls Thanksgiving Tournament
Oxford 74, Woodland 21
Handley vs. Randolph County

Heritage Classic, Fairfield
Midfield 71, Oxford 64
Pinson Valley 94, Blount 61

Lincoln Round Robin Classic
Girls Games
Talladega Co. Central 51, Lincoln 32
Boys Games
Talladega 60, White Plains 48
Talladega Co. Central vs. Lincoln



Cherokee County got big free throws from Audrey Haygood and Raechel Russell in the second overtime and survived a scoreless fourth quarter to take a 42-39 thriller from Southside Monday and reach the finals of the Championship Girls Thanksgiving Classic.

Southside outscored the Lady Warriors 11-0 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Southside’s Madison Shaw hit a free throw with 34 seconds left to tie the game and Sara Kate Yancey drove around the line and missed with two seconds left sending it into overtime.

Cherokee County missed a corner 3 and a put back in the final three seconds of the first extra period to force a second overtime.

The Lady Warriors will play county rival Spring Garden in Tuesday’s championship game. The Lady Panthers routed Hokes Bluff 61-19.

Ace Austin led Spring Garden with 22 points, 11 assists, 11 steals and an eye-popping 42 efficiency points. Kayley Kirk shad 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals, and Chloe Rule scored 10 against her former team. Libby Brown had a team-high eight rebounds and four steals.

In the consolation bracket, Jacksonville gave coach Corey Mize his first career head coaching victory, 50-44 over Ohatchee. The Lady Golden Eagles fell behind 7-0, then switched to a 1-3-1 defense that got them back in the game and they continued changing defenses the rest of the way.

“We just finally played how I knew they could,” said Mize, who took over the girls team when Tres Buzan moved over to take the defending state champion boys team right before school started. “It feels good because it was a county win, but it was more of a stepping stone of what we want to achieve for the year.”

Dee Prothro led the Lady Golden Eagles with 16 points, 14 rebounds and drew the defensive assignment on Ohatchee star Jorda Crook. Priothro didn’t do anything different in this game than she had the previous three, Mize said, it’s just her layups started falling.

Ashley Grant was Jacksonville’s leading scorer with 18 points and Halaina Lozano had nine points on three 3-pointers. Crook was her typical dominant self with 26 points and 23 rebounds.

“We had a discussion today about new roles this year, how I feel like they were in the same roles they were last year with a different team,” Mize said. “We lost a player last year and had some shoes to fill, they realized that and stepped into those shoes to help us get a win together.

“Everybody stepped up to fill a different role. We just played better as a team tonight.”

Alexandria beat Ranburne 60-36 in the other consolation bracket game. Jordyn Walker led the Lady Cubs with 23 points Ranburne’s Briley Merrill led all scorers with 25 points.

Champions Girls Thanksgiving Classic

JACKSONVILLE 50, OHATCHEE 44
OHATCHEE (0-2) –
Jorda Crook 10-18 6-8 26, Whitney McFry 2-8 0-0 6, Alyssa Davis 3-8 0-0 6, Kiana Garber 1-3 0-0 3, Priestly Davis 1-1 0-0 2, Tabi Davidson 0-4 1-2 1, Lindsey Zurchin 0-5 0-0 0, Mia Waters 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-47 7-10 44.
JACKSONVILLE (1-3) – Ashley Grant 8-21 1-7 18, Dee Prothro 8-11 0-2 16, Halaina Lozano 3-10 0-2 9, Mya Swain 3-5 0-2 6, Alexis Phillips 0-6 1-3 1, Ontarriah Braxton 0-1 0-0 0, Olivia Rowan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 2-16 50.

Ohatchee 14 10 11 9 — 44
Jacksonville 15 10 16 9 — 50

3-point goals: Ohatchee 3-14 (Crook 0-1, McFry 2-6, Garber 1-1, Davidson 0-2, Zurchin 0-4); Jacksonville 4-19 (Grant 1-6, Lozano 3-8, Swain 0-1, Phillips 0-4). Rebounds: Ohatchee 45 (Crook 23, Davidson 5); Jacksonville 34 (Prothro 14, Swain 5). Fouled out: Davidson. Total fouls: Ohatchee 12, Jacksonville 8.

ALEXANDRIA 60, RANBURNE 36
ALEXANDRIA (1-1) –
Jordyn Walker 8 4-5 23, Kirsten Heathcock 1 2-6 4, Jill Cockrell 2 0-2 5,
Hartsfield 2 1-2 6, Charlee Parris 3 4-4 11, Kailey Dickerson 1 2-2 4, Sumira Duncan 3 0-0 6, Brewster 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 14-23 60.
RANBURNE (2-2) – Autumn Lovvorn 1 1-2 3, Autumn Phillips 0 0-0 0, Briley Merrill 8 8-13 25, Ava McManus 0 0-0 0, Aubree Anglin 0 0-2 0, Maranda Ralston 2 0-0 4, Brylee Bailey 1 0-0 2, Jade Phillips 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 9-17 36.

Alexandria 19 11 19 11 — 60
Ranburne 6 12 11 7 — 36

3-point goals: Alexandria 6 (Walker 3, Cockrell, Hartsfield, Parris); Ranburne 1 (Merrill). Fouled out: Phillips. Total fouls: Alexandria 14, Ranburne 18. Officials: Stringer, Wright, Smith.

CHEROKEE COUNTY 42, SOUTHSIDE 39 (2 OT)
SOUTHSIDE (3-1) –
Jovi Marble 2 4-6 10, Lexi Darnell 1 3-8 5, Sarakate Yancey 2 3-5 8, Mallory Brooks 0 1-2 1, Laylah Davis 0 0-0 0, Graceanne Rose 5 3-6 13, Madison Shaw 0 2-6 2. Totals 10 16-33 39.
CHEROKEE COUNTY (2-0) – Mary Hayes Johnson 4 0-1 9, Audrey Haygood 1 2-2 5, Ella Garmany 2 0-2 5, Nevaeh Gaidurgus 1 0-0 2, Grayson Tucker 2 0-0 4, Raechel Russell 5 1-2 15, Deannia Starr 0 2-4 2, Hannah Mosley 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 5-11 42.

Southside 7 7 8 11 4 2 — 39
Cherokee Co. 10 13 10 0 4 5 — 42

3-point goals: Southside 3 (Marble 2, Yancey); Cherokee Co. 7 (Johnson, Haygood, Garmany, Russell 4); Fouled out: Garmany. Total fouls: Southside 15, Cherokee Co. 20. Officials: Walker, Stringer, Wright.

SPRING GARDEN 61, HOKES BLUFF 19

Spring Garden 22 10 23 6 — 61
Hokes Bluff 6 6 6 1 — 19

Glencoe Thanksgiving Tournament

BOYS GAMES
FAITH CHRISTIAN 75, GLENCOE 65:
 The Lions may have found their fourth scorer in Eli Robinson keeps going the way he went in this one. Robinson scored 17 points and was one of three Lions scoring in double figures.

Thomas Curlee led the way with 32 points and 18 rebounds. Conner Richerzhagen added 10 points and Yoshi Arevalo, who regularly gives the Lions a double-figure game, had eight points and 11 boards.

“That monster might have four heads if Eli continues to put it in the hoop,” Faith coach Cory Hughes said.

FAITH CHRISTIAN 75, GLENCOE 65
FAITH CHRISTIAN –
 Conner Richerzhagen 3-6 2-4 10, Tyler Bell 0-2 0-0 0, Eli Robinson 7-11 5-6 19, Yashua Arevalo 2-7 4-5 8, Thomas Curlee 12-25 8-11 32, Parker Robertson 2-3 0-0 6., Carson Limbaugh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-54 19-26 75
GLENCOE – Cooper Horton 2 0-1 4, Garrett Morgan 6 3-3 16, Maiden Cornutt 1 1-2 4, Wade Segrest 4 2-3 13, Braylon Smith 0 0-0 0, Jaydon Patton 4 1-1 10, Nolan Fairley 3 1-1 10, Andrew Greene 2 0-0 4, Colt Russell 0 1-2 1. Totals 22-62 12-23 65.

Faith 18 11 19 23 — 75
Glencoe 10 21 18 16 — 65

3-point goals: Faith 4-13 (Curlee 0-3, Robinson 0-1, Richerzhagen 2-3, Arevalo 0-3, Robertson 2-3); Glencoe 9-30 (Morgan, Cornutt, Segrest 3, Patton, Fairley 3). Rebounds: Faith 42 (Curlee 18, Arevalo 11); Glencoe 24. Fouled out: Bell, Greene. Total fouls: Faith 21, Glencoe 24. Officials: Caldwell, Smith, Oden.

FORT PAYNE 63, WEAVER 45: Luke Stephens scored 26 points and Alan Harcrow had 13 to lead Fort Payne. Tristan Brown hit five 3-pointers for Weaver and led the Bearcats with 23 points.

FORT PAYNE 63, WEAVER 45
WEAVER (2-3) – 
Tristan Brown 9 0-0 23, Elijah Smith 2 0-0 4, Jeffrey Miles 2 0-0 4, Keshawn Allen 1 0-0 2, Kaden Gooden 1 0-0 2, Dawson Brooks 0 0-0 0, Dalton Homesley 0 0-0 0, Peyton Margin 0 0-0 0, Jackson Williams 0 0-0 0, Zack Garner 1 0-0 2, Armane Burton 3 0-0 8, Austin Snider 0 0-0 0, Trace Russell 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 0-0 45.
FORT PAYNE – Luke Stephens 11 1-2 26, Jake Barnes 0 0-0 0, Nolan Fowler 1 1-1 3, Kobe King 0 0-0 0, Carter Tinker 2 2-4 6, Alan Harcrow 5 0-1 13, Jackson Banks 3 1-2 8, Connor Kinsley 1 0-0 2, Bennett Blanks 2 0-2 4. Totals 25 5-12 63.

Weaver 11 15 11 8 — 45
Fort Payne 24 11 13 15 — 63

3-point goals: Weaver 7 (Brown 5, Burton 2); Fort Payne 7 (Stephens 3, Harcrow 3, Banks). Total fouls: Weaver 12, Fort Payne 7. Officials: Childs, Childs, Dupree.

Heritage Classic

BOYS GAMES
MIDFIELD 71, OXFORD 64:
 The Yellow Jackets hit 13 3-pointers and tried to come back from a slow second quarter with a big second half, but never could overtake the Patriots. T.J. Allen hit seven 3-pointers for Oxford – four in the fourth quarter – and led the Yellow Jackets with 23 points. Jaylen Alexander scored 20 with four 3s and Jayden Lewis scored 11, all in the second half. The Yellow Jackets will play Blount in a consolation bracket game Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

MIDFIELD 71, OXFORD 64
OXFORD –
 Jaylen Alexander 8 0-2 20, Caleb Sanders 3 0-0 8, Dashaun Callaway 1 0-0 2, T.J. Allen 8 0-0 23, Chase Truitt 0 0-0 0, Jordan Kelley 0 0-0 0, Brock Reaves 0 0-0 0, Jayden Lewis 4 3-4 11, Marcus Perry 0 0-0 0, Chris Gibson 0 0-0 0Anthony Davis 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 3-6 64.
MIDFIELD – Armonie Franklin 1 0-0 2, Demarreon Baldwin 6 3-8 15, Aaron Adams-Martin 3 1-1 8, Shannon Jones 6 2-6 15, Qelsian Kelley 4 1-1 13, Antonio Pope 0 0-0 0, William Brundidge 0 0-0 0, Dalvin Dawson 5 1-2 14. Totals 27 8-18 71.

Oxford 17 8 17 22 — 64
Midfield 20 21 18 12 — 71

3-point goals: Oxford 13 (Alexander 4, Sanders 2, Allen 7); Midfield 9 (Adams-Martin, Jones, Kelley 4, Dawson 3). Fouled out: Alexander. Total fouls: Oxford 21, Midfield 8. Officials: Howell, Glover, Hicks.

Handley Girls Tournament

OXFORD 74, WOODLAND 21: Justice Woods scored 14 points and Xai Whitfield had 12 as the Lady Jackets rolled through the opening round. They’ll play host Handley in Tuesday’s championship game.

OXFORD 74, WOODLAND 21
OXFORD –
 Emya Stringer 3 0-1 6, Xai Whitfield 5 1-1 12, Justice Woods 6 2-2 14, Keziah Mickler 1 0-0 3, Mya McGrue 4 0-0 9, Jamea Gaston 1 0-0 2, Ava Thomas 2 0-0 4, Mileah Prince 0 0-0 0, Bri Wilson 2 0-0 4, Shaniya Calloway 2 0-0 6, Kaylen Kenney 2 0-4 4, Shay Montgomery 3 3-3 9. Totals 31 6-10 74.
WOODLAND – Saylein Morrison 0 0-0 0, Macey Slick 2 0-0 6, Leah Williamson 1 2-4 4, Ella Waites 0 0-0 0, Woodham 0 0-0 0, Juliana Lovvorn 2 1-2 5, M’kiya Knight 0 0-0 0, Alex Raughton 3 0-0 6, Libby Dukus 0 0-0 0, Maddie Fordham 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 3-6 21.

Oxford 20 20 24 10 — 74
Woodland 8 5 3 5 — 21

3-point goals: Oxford 6 (Whitfield 2, Mickler, McGrue, Calloway 2); Woodland 2 (Slick 2). Total fouls: Oxford 10, Woodland 11.

Lincoln Round Robin

BOYS GAMES
TALLADEGA 60, WHITE PLAINS 48:
 The Wildcats got off to a slow start and couldn’t recover. They hit six 3-pointers in a game, but didn’t produce a scorer in double figures. Najeh Swain led Talladega with 21 points. Rod Jones had 17.

TALLADEGA 60, WHITE PLAINS 48
TALLADEGA – Rod Jones 7 1-2 17, Najeh Swain 9 1-3 21, Jaquintez Garrett 2 0-0 6, Terrance Swain 1 0-0 2, Dontavious Cochran 1 0-1 2, R.L. Jones 2 0-0 5, Kenny Jackson 1 0-0 2, Jaylyn Lawson 1 2-2 4. Totals 24 4-8 60.
WHITE PLAINS – Dylan Barksdale 3 0-1 7, Paul Laube 0 0-0 0, Z.J. Rosario 2 0-0 4, Silas Hines 3 0-0 7, Josh Wheeler 2 3-6 7, Coleman Ray 1 0-0 3, Daniel Williams 2 2-2 6, Luke Bussey 3 0-0 9, Carter Johnson 1 3-3 5. Totals 17 8-12 48.

Talladega 16 15 18 10 — 60
White Plains 8 9 14 17 — 48

3-point goals: Talladega 7 (Rd Jones 2, Swain 2, Garrett 2, RL Jones); White Plains 6 (Barksdale, Hines, Ray, Bussey 3). Total fouls: Talladega 17, White Plains 15. Officials: Tillery, Ware, Jackson.

Regular Season

BOYS GAMES
DONOHO 82, WOODLAND 53:
 Drew Williamson scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half to give the Falcons control of the game. He hit five 3-pointers in the game. Jordan Cameron had 16 and Isaiah Smith added 12 for Donoho. Woodland’s 6-8 Christian Beam had 32 points.

DONOHO 82, WOODLAND 53
DONOHO –
 Jordan Cameron 7 0-0 16, Jack Wallace 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Smith 4 1-2 12, Rich Goad 2 1-1 5, Drew Williamson 13 3-4 34, Sean Keel 2 0-0 4, Cash Worley 1 0-0 2, Sam Johnson 2 0-0 4, Will Hayes 0 1-2 1, Ryan Crawford 2 0-0 4, Bruce Downey 1 0-0 2. Totals 34 6-9 82.
WOODLAND – Callen Gay 2 2-2 6, Malakai Drummond 4 0-0 11, Keyon Moultry 0 2-2 2, Noah Waites 1 0-0 2, Levi Screws 0 0-1 1, Christian Beam 12 8-9 32, Andrew Sanchez 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 12-14 53.

Donoho 21 24 19 18 — 82
Woodland 16 8 19 10 — 53

3-point goals: Donoho 10 (Cameron 2, Smith 3, Williamson 5); Woodland 3 (Drummond 3). Technical fouls: Beam. Total fouls: Donoho 11, Woodland 7.

 

County rivals in Champions final

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