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Tigers three-peat

Madden named tournament MVP as Talladega roars past Sylacauga inits County Tournament

By East Alabama Sports Today

TALLADEGA – Tournament MVP Josh Madden scored 29 points and Mario Echols came within one point of a double-double as Talladega defeated Sylacauga 78-59 to win the Talladega County Tournament for the third year in a row.

Echols had nine points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, D’Angelo Scales had 10 points, six steals and six assists, and Jay Smoot had 10 points.

Madden had 11 points in the first quarter as the Tigers jumped out to a 20-8 lead. He hit two 3-points in the second quarter and scored nine in the third. Scales scored eight of his points in the fourth quarter.

Madden, Scales, Echols and Ohyja Garrett made the all-tournament team.

Talladega 78, Sylacauga 59

SYLACAUGA — Darian Garrett 8 4-5 22, Jaylon McGhee 0 0-0 0, Dekerius Chambliss 4 0-0 8, Bobby Brown 1 0-0 2, Khalil Pope 4 6-8 14, Antoine Cook 1 0-0 2, Deonte Smith 0 1-1 1, Malik Crawford 2 3-4 7, Rhett Aderholt 0 0-0 0, D’Angelo Craig 1 1-1 3. Totals 21 15-19 59.

TALLADEGA — Marius Echols 4 1-3 9, D’Angelo Scales 3 3-4 10, Jay Smoot 3 3-3 10, Desmond Green 1 0-0 2, Josh Madden 10 5-5 28, Oderius Jemison 0 1-2 1, Ohyja Garrett 2 2-3 6, Antoine Garrett 1 0-0 2, Kenderius Smith 2 0-0 4, Josh Wilson 2 0-1 4, Robert Houston 1 0-0 2, Khail Keith 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 15-21 78.

Sylacauga 8 14 25 12 — 59
Talladega 20 14 24 20 — 78

3-point goals: Sylacauga 2 (Garrett 2); Talladega 5 (Madden 3, Scales, Smoot). Total fouls: Sylacauga 21, Talladega 16. Fouled out: Crawford. Officials: Williams, Horwood, Bugg.



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