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Calhoun County, AL – Rose powers Southside girls past Cherokee County. Piedmont boys, girls win in Gaston Christmas tourney. Spring Garden boys top Faith Christian, girls top Oxford. Glencoe boys win, Alexandria falls in Champions tourney. Perry hits seven threes for Anniston girls.

Friday scoreboard

Spring Garden 63, Faith Christian 49
Opelika 72, Handley 61
Gaston Christmas Tournament
Piedmont 70, Cleveland 29
Champions Christmas Classic
Glencoe 69, Moody 64
Springville 64, Alexandria 53
Spring Garden 63, Oxford 50
Southside 58, Cherokee County 47
Pell City 66, Anniston 63
Gaston Christmas Tournament
Piedmont 39, Hokes Bluff 22

By East Alabama Sports Today

SOUTHSIDE — Grace Anne Rose scored 25 points and fetched 10 rebounds, and Southside’s girls beat visiting Cherokee County 59-47 on Friday.

The Panthers other top performers:

—Madison Shaw: 13 points (three 3-pointers).
—Laylah Davis: 11 points (one 3-pointer).

Cherokee County’s top performers:

—Mary Hayes Johnson: 17 points (three 3-pointers).
—Audrey Haygood: 12 points (two 3-pointers).
—Deannia Starr: 12 points.

SPRING GARDEN 63, OXFORD 50: Ace Austin hit two 3-pointers while scoring 27 points. She also pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead Spring Garden to victory at Oxford.

Spring Garden’s other top performers:

—Chloe Rule: 16 points.
—Maggie Jarrett: 15 points (three 3-pointers).
—Olivia Law: nine rebounds.

PIEDMONT 39, HOKES BLUFF 22: Ava Pope led Piedmont (8-5) to a victory in the Gaston Christmas Tournament with nine points.

Piedmont’s other top performers:

—Josie Young: six points.
—Carson Young: six points (one 3-pointer).
—Jenna Duke: six points (one 3-pointer).

Hokes Bluff’s top performers:

—Addison Simmons: 10 points.

PELL CITY 66, ANNISTON 63: A’Kayla Perry hit seven 3-pointers en route to 23 points, but Anniston fell to 14-2 on the season. The Bulldogs have lost two in a row, both against Class 6A competition, after starting 14-0.

Anniston’s other top performers:

—Tykeria Smith: 17 points.
—Serena Hardy: 12 points (twp 3-pointer).


PIEDMONT 70, CLEVELAND 29: Dylan Oliver hit three 3-pointers on the way to a team-high 16 points, and Piedmont (7-4) finished the Gaston Christmas Tournament with a victory.

Piedmont’s other top performers:

—Ishmael Bethel: 12 points (one 3-pointer).
—Cole Wilson: 12 points (four 3-pointers).
—Ben Dempsey: eight points (two 3-pointers).

SPRING GARDEN 63, FAITH CHRISTIAN 49: John Welsh poured in 31 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Spring Garden to victory over Faith at Oxford High School.

Spring Garden’s other top performers:

—Jake Welsh: 12 points.
—Noah Barber: 10 points.
—Connor Bates: seven points.

Faith Christian’s top performers:

—Carson Harris: 24 points (three 3-pointers).
—Conner Richerzhagen: nine points.
—Eli Robinson: eight points.
—Joseph Carroll: six points (two 3-pointers).

SPRINGVILLE 64, ALEXANDRIA 53: Playing in the Champions Christmas Ciasslc, Quendavion McDowell paced Alexandria with 17 points.

The Valley Cubs’ other top performers:

—Jaylen Henderson: 11 points.
—Drake Davis: 10 points (one 3-pointer).
—Cole Wheeler: nine points (three 3-pointers).

GLENCOE 69, MOODY 64: Playing in the Champions Christmas Classic, Glencoe (8-5) got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Grant Smith.

Glencoe’s top performers:

—Garrett Morgan: 18 points.
—Aiden CornuttL 13 points.
—Wade Segrest: 11 points.


Bothwell leads Saks in double-overtime victory over Donoho. Alexandria wins in Champions tourney. Cleburne County, Piedmont, Winterboro boys win. Piedmont, Jacksonville, Jax Christian girls victorious.

Thursday scoreboard

Anniston 46, Jacksonville 44
Winterboro 58, Faith Christian 54
Coosa Christian 58, Jax Christian 53
Cleburne County 63, Cherokee County 53
Talladega 72, Central-Clay 71
Saks 69, Donoho 65, 2OT
Champions Christmas Classic
Springville 69, Glencoe 66
Alexandria 64, Moody 52
Gaston Christmas Tournament
B.B. Comer 53, Appalachian 52
Piedmont 63, Southeastern 54
Jacksonville 70, Saks 32
Jax Christian 49, Coosa Christian 44
Sardis 64, White Plains 47
Gaston Christmas Tournament
Piedmont 42, Cedar Bluff 36

By East Alabama Sports Today

SAKS — Anthony Bothwell led four Saks players in double figures with 23 points, and Saks held off Donoho 69-65 in double overtime Thursday.

Donoho rallied from a 52-43 deficit with two minutes left in regulation to force overtime. Jordan Cameron forced overtime with two free throws, and Bruce Downey’s layup forced the second overtime.

Bothwell went 7-for-7 from the field with one 3-pointer and hit eight of 10 free throws. Saks’ other top performers:

Christian Smith: 13 points (one 3-pointer).
Christian Hall: 12 points (one 3-pointer).
Joshua Todd: 10 pointers (one 3-pointer).

Donoho’s top performers:

Richard Goad: 25 points.
Jordan Cameron: 17 points.
Bruce Downey: 11 points.

ALEXANDRIA 64, MOODY 52: Quendavion McDowell poured in 25 points, and Alexandria win in the Champions Christmas Classic.

The Valley Cubs will play Springville on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Champions Sports Academy in Alexandria. Their other top performers:

Jaylen Henderson: 17 points.
Drake Davis: 10 points (one 3-pointer).
Cleat Forrest: nine points (two 3-pointers).

PIEDMONT 63, SOUTHEASTERN 54: Ishmael Bethel scored 14 points to lead Piedmont in the Gaston Christmas Tournament.

The Bulldogs (6-4) will play Cleveland on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Their other top performers:

Taylor Swain: 12 points (three 3-pointers).
Cole Wilson: 10 points (two 3-pointers).
Colton Proctor: nine points (two 3-pointers).

WINTERBORO 58, FAITH CHRISTIAN : Brandon Hunter hit three 3-pointers while scoring 23 points to lead Winterboro in a Class 1A, Area 8 game.

Winterboro’s other top performers:

Jamonte O’Neal: 12 points.
Kaeden Jones: six points (one 3-pointer).

Faith Christian’s top performers:

Carson Harris: 19 points (two 3-pointers).
Eli Robinson: 12 points.
Conner Richerzhagen: 10 points.

COOSA CHRISTIAN 58, JAX CHRISTIAN 53: Jax Christian dressed five players because of seasonal illness that has impacted the team. The Thunder’s top performers:

Noah Lee: 19 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals.
Jesse Gannaway: 18 points, eight rebounds.
Bryson Dowdey: eight points, three rebounds, three assists, five steals.

CLEBURNE COUNTY 63, CHEROKEE COUNTY 53: Grey Freeman led the Tigers with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Their other top performers:

Cade Shubert: 15 points.
Lyric Ware: 12 points.

B.B. COMER 53, APPALACHIAN 52: B.B. Comer improved to 7-1 with a victory in the Gaston Christmas Tournament.

The Tigers’ top performers:

Chris Wilson: 30 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks.
Tae Swain: 10 points.


JACKSONVILLE 70, SAKS 32: Jacksonville (6-8) has won five out of six games after a 1-7 start. The Golden Eagles’ top performers:

DeAsia Prothro: 18 points, four rebounds, three steals.
Alexis Phillips: 15 points (two 3-pointers), four rebounds, six steals.
Mya Swain: nine points (one 3-pointer), three rebounds, three steals.

PIEDMONT 42, CEDAR BLUFF 36: Ava Pope hit two 3-pointers on the way to 16 points to lead Piedmont in the Gaston Christmas Tournament.

The Bulldogs (7-5) will play Hokes Bluff on Friday. Their other top performers:

Jenna Duke: five points (one 3-pointer).
Jaycee Glover: five points.

SARDIS 64, WHITE PLAINS 47: Cooper Martin hit three 3-pointers while scoring 16 points to lead White Plains. The Wildcats’ other top performers:

Abbie Dickeson: 10 points.
Addi Bradley: nine points.

JAX CHRISTIAN 49, COOSA CHRISTIAN 44: Addy Lee got it done for Jax Christian, with 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

The Thunder’s other top performers:

Katie Beth Hudson: 17 points, 11 rebounds.


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