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Calhoun County, AL – Saks boys follow up victory over Piedmont with victory over Weaver to take area’s No. 2 seed. White Plains, Jacksonville, Faith Christian, Southside, B.B. Comer boys victorious. JCA’s Gannaway amasses big night. Piedmont, Weaver, Southside and Cherokee County girls win.

Friday scoreboard

BOYS
Anniston 57, Handley 28
Saks 56, Weaver 51
Jacksonville 71, Cherokee County 37
Faith Christian 42, Donoho 34
Winterboro 54, Wadley 42
White Plains 53, Piedmont 35
Valley Head 75, Jacksonville Christian 67
Southside 63, Lincoln 41
B.B. Comer 65, Isabella 21
GIRLS
Anniston 56, Handley 42
Gadsden City 36, Oxford 31
Piedmont 65, White Plains 30
Wellborn 37, Woodland 36
Weaver 53, Saks 39
Southside 75, Lincoln 21
Cherokee County 54, Jacksonville 49
Winterboro 52, Wadley 9

WEAVER — Basketball is all about who’s playing best at the right time. Saks’ boys are making a case under first-year coach Wes Ginn.

Fresh of their victory at Piedmont earlier this week, the Wildcats got 16 points from Joshua Todd and beat Weaver 56-51 to finish second in Class 3A, Area 11,

Piedmont (5-1 area) will play host to the area tournament. Saks (4-2), Weaver (3-3) and Wellborn (0-6) round out the standings.

Saks’ other top performers Friday:

—Christian Hall: 12 points (two 3-pointers).
—Lajuan Curry: nine points.
—Dorrien Walker: seven points, six rebounds.

Weaver’s top performers:

—Gabe King: 16 points.
—KeShawn Allen: 15 points.
—D.J. Marbury: nine points.

WHITE PLAINS 53, PIEDMONT 35: Josh Wheeler hit two 3-pointers en route to 12 points, and Class 4A second-ranked White Plains (20-8) won for the fourth time this week.

White Plains’ other top performers:

—Coleman Ray: 11 points (three 3-pointers).
—Silas Hines: eight points.
—Daniel Williams: seven points (one 3-pointer).

Piedmont’s top performers:

—Jaylen Brown: 15 points (three 3-pointers).
—Chance Murphy: six points.
—Colton Proctor: six points.

JACKSONVILLE 71, CHEROKEE COUNTY 37: In Class 4A, Area 10 play, third-ranked Jacksonville (22-6) got 25 points from Dylan Barksdale. He hit five of 10 3-pointers.

Jacksonville’s other top performers:

—Aaron Nixon: 15 points (three 3-pointers).
—Jaquan Ervin: nine points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals.

FAITH CHRISTIAN 42, DONOHO 34: Conner Richerzhagen hit one 3-pointer on the way to 16 points, and Faith’s victory in combination with Winterboro’s victory at Wadley leaves the Lions in second place in Class 1A, Area 8.

Winterboro will play host to the area tournament.

Faith’s other top performers:

—Carson Harris: nine points (one 3-pointer).
—Eli Robinson: eight points.

Donoho’s top performers:

—Jayden Cameron: 17 points (two 3-pointers).
—Richard Goad: five points.

SOUTHSIDE 63, LINCOLN 41: Mason Stephens paced Southside with 11 points and nine rebounds. The Panthers’ other top performers:

—Cayden Reason: 10 points, five rebounds.
—Reid Robinson: nine points.
—Silas Osborne: nine points.
—Coben Guest: nine points, six rebounds.

B.B. COMER, 65, ISABELLA 21: Raelon Sims scored 10 points, and Comer improved to 16-4 overall, 7-0 in Class 2A, Area 7.

Comer’s other top performers:

—Cam Gaddis: nine points.
—Kamore Harris: nine points.
—Malik Porch: eight points.

VALLEY HEAD 75, JACKSONVILLE CHRISTIAN 67: Jesse Gannaway poured in 42 points to go with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals to pace JCA.

The Thunder’s other top performers:

—Bryson Dowdey: 11 points, four rebounds, two assists.
—Noah Lee: five points, 21 rebounds, three assists, one steal.

Girls

PIEDMONT 65, WHITE PLAINS 30: Ava Pope hit two 3-pointers on the way to 22 points to lead Piedmont.

The Bulldogs’ other top performers:

—Jaycee Glover: 10 points (two 3-pointers).
—Cayla Brothers: nine points (one 3-pointer).
—Jenna Duke: seven points (one 3-pointer).

White Plains’ top performers:

—Brooksly Thielker: nine points.
—Braeton Moran: eight points (two 3-pointers).
—Cooper Martin: six points (one 3-pointer).

WEAVER 53, SAKS 39: Aaliyah Marks hit three 3-pointers en route to 28 points to pace Weaver.

The Bearcats’ other top performers:

—Erionna Richmond: 10 points.
—D.J. Gibbs: seven points.

Saks’ top performers:

—Madison Turner: 12 points.
—Meorri English: nine points.
—Ashlynn Twymon: eight points.

SOUTHSIDE 75, LINCOLN 21: Grace Anne Rose led Southside with 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and the Panthers (21-5) improved to 4-0 in Class 5A, Area 12.

Southside’s other top performers:

—Madison Shaw: 14 points (four 3-pointers), four assists.
—Mallory Brooks: eight points, five assists.
—Bailey Houston: seven points (one 3-pointer).
—Laylah Davis: seven points, six assists.

Lincoln’s top performer:

—Aubrey Machen: 14 points (two 3-pointers).

CHEROKEE COUNTY 55, JACKSONVILLE 49: Mya Swain led Jacksonville with 13 points (two 3-pointers) and six rebounds.

Jacksonville’s top performers:

—Alexis Phillips: 10 points, five rebounds, four steals.
—DeAsia Prothro: nine points, nine rebounds.
—Halaina Lozano: eight points (two 3-pointers).
—Neveah Nicholson: seven points (two 3-pointers), four steals.

 

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