E.A. Sports Today

Tuesday night roundup

Here is a roundup of Tuesday night’s boys and girls basketball games in and around Calhoun County. The boys and girls stories will be updated and separated.

By East Alabama Sports Today

Alexandria opened its gauntlet of three area games in as many days Tuesday night with a 75-54 victory of St. Clair County.

Caleb Young and Marcus Swink each scored 15 points for the Valley Cubs and Luke Tucker had 13. Young scored 13 of his points in the first half. Gerald Murphy scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter.

St. Clair County’s Kemo Davis led all scorers with 18 points.

The Valley Cubs continue their area adventure tonight at Anniston. They play at Lincoln Thursday.

White Plains 77, Cleburne County 48: Eli Hightower continued with the hot hand as he hit six of his team’s 12 3-pointers as the Wildcats remained undefeated in the area to set up Friday’s area showdown with Saks.

He finished with 22 points. In his six games since Christmas, Hightower has scored 98 points and hit 26 3-pointers. “He’s on a roll,” Wildcats coach Chris Randall said.

Hightower credits the run on a switch his shooting mechanics, launching his shot on a higher trajectory.

“I’m shooting the ball about three or four feet higher than I was at the beginning of the season,” he said. “I changed and started shooting it higher because the shots have a better chance of going in if it’s shot high.”

Jerod Guthrie (12), Kevin Carr (10) and Quez Wyatt (10) also scored in double figures for the Wildcats. Jeremiah Blake led Cleburne County with 13.

The Wildcats also enjoyed their highest-scoring quarter of the season, going for 32 points in the second quarter to produce a 50-22 halftime lead. Guthrie had 10 of his points and Murphy Doss scored all eight of his in the quarter.

Donoho 69, Faith Christian 62: The Falcons won in the series for the first time since 2013.

Glencoe 48, Ohatchee 43: Pace Ozmint hit three of Glencoe’s five 3-pointers in the game and the Yellow Jackets were 11-of-19 from foul line in the fourth quarter to stay ahead of the Indians. Ozmint finished with 19 points. Jeff Ford was 8-for-10 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Ohatchee had three scorers in double figures led by Austin Tucker’s 12. Ben Glass had 11 and Brian Jennings had 10.

Talladega 57, Shelby County 40: Jay Smoot scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Tigers scored an important area victory. Ashton Duncan added 13 points, Fred Dickerson scored 11 and Jae-lyn Russ grabbed 11 rebounds.

TUESDAY’S BOYS BOXSCORES

White Plains 77, Cleburne County 48

CLEBURNE COUNTY – Noah Ware 0 0-0 0, Hunter Carlile 3 0-0 7, Chad Brown 1 0-0 2, Josh Brown 0 0-0 0, Jeremiah Blake 4 3-6 13, Brock Swafford 1 0-0 2, Jacob Lee 2 5-6 9, Stashun Henson 0 2-2 2, William Rice 3 1-1 7, John Robinson 1 4-6 6. Totals 15 15-21 48.

WHITE PLAINS — Jerod Guthrie 4 2-2 12, Peyton Morgan 0 0-0 0, Dylan McCareeth 0 0-0 0, Kevin Carr 4 1-1 10, Eli Hightower 8 0-0 22, Jackson Guthrie 0 0-0 0, Quez Wyatt 4 0-0 10, Lawrence Jackson 3 0-0 7, Macey Carr 2 2-3 7, Murphy Doss 3 2-2 8, Brett Beaver 1 0-2 2. Totals 29 7-10 77.

Cleburne County 10 12 17 9 — 48
White Plains 18 32 15 12 — 77

3-point goals: Cleburne County (Carlile, Blake 2); White Plains 12 (Je. Guthrie 2, K. Carr, Hightower 6, Wyatt 2, Jackson). Technical foul: Hightower. Total fouls: Cleburne County 14, White Plains 17 Officials: Burroughs, Howell, Maske.

Glencoe 48, Ohatchee 43

OHATCHEE – Ben Glass 4 1-2 11, Micah Lee 1 0-0 2, Jon Noel 0 0-0 0, Brennan Wink 0 0-0 0, Austin Tucker 5 2-2 12, Blaine Cole 0 0-0 0, Brian Jennings 4 2-4 10, Tristan Woodall 3 0-0 8, Sean Barnett 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 5-8 43.

GLENCOE — Aaron Bush 2 0-0 6, Jacob Bradley 0 0-0 0, Pace Ozmint 7 2-4 19, Justin Barkley 1 0-0 2, Cole Holbrooks 3 2-3 8, Craig Barkley 0 0-0 0, Dalton Roberts 2 1-3 5, Paul Hicks 0 0-0 0, Jeff Ford 0 8-12 8. Totals 15 13-22 48.

Ohatchee 11 5 11 16 — 43
Glencoe 12 10 6 20 — 48

3-point goals: Ohatchee 4 (Glass 2, Woodall 2); Glencoe 5 (Ozmint 3, Bush 2). Fouled out: Tucker. Total fouls: Ohatchee 21, Glencoe 10. Officials: Evans, Montgomery, Stringer.

Talladega 57, Shelby County 40

SHELBY COUNTY – Dean Carter 0 1-2 1, Cole Pate 2 0-0 6, Cory Martin 1 0-0 2, J.T. Owens 1 0-0 3, Quint Montgomery 4 1-1 10, Tae Whetstone 0 1-2 1, Tanner Brooks 2 0-0 4, David Watkins 4 5-10 13. Totals 14 8-15 40.

TALLADEGA — Fred Dickerson 4 2-2 11, Tyrese Scales 1 1-2 3, Jay Smoot 5 5-9 15, Jarvis McKenzie 1 0-0 2, Ashton Duncan 5 2-4 13, Jarmont Twymon 0 0-4 0, Damarco Truss 1 0-0 2, Wadderius Tuck 2 0-0 4, Robert Houston 2 0-1 4, Jaelyn Russ 1 1-2 3. Totals 22 11-24 57.

Shelby County 7 9 6 18 — 40
Talladega 13 15 16 13 — 57

3-point goals: (Pate 2, Owens, Montgomery); Talladega 2 (Duncan, Dickerson)
Fouled out: Martin. Total fouls: Shelby County 17, Talladega 12. Officials: Baker, Warren, Holmes.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Faith Christian 64, Donoho 30: Madison Stephens and Logan Boyd both were fighting through triple-digit fevers, but they were effective nevertheless. Stephens, who missed Monday’s game because of the illness, scored 26 points and Boyd had 23. Boyd hit five 3-pointers.

Wellborn 69, Weaver 57: The teams staged an old-fashioned three-player shootout and the difference was Wellborn had two of the principals. Vanessa Carter scored 33 points and Ayanna Foster had 22, nearly outscoring the Lady Bearcats by themselves. Caleigh Cortez had 26 for Weaver.

Foster had 16 in the first half as the Lady Panthers opened a 41-26 lead. Carter had 16 in the fourth quarter as they closed out the game.

Cleburne County 33, White Plains 32: Shawntavia Boyd scored 10 points and Erykah Ware hit three of her five free throws in the fourth as the Lady Tigers held on for the area victory. Boyd and Lauren Brown each had six points in the third quarter as Cleburne County pulled away. White Plains had possession in the final seven seconds, but couldn’t get a final shot. White Plains’ Shelby Wood led all scorers with 11.

Glencoe 40, Ohatchee 28: Breia Little scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, and the Lady Yellow Jackets had balanced scoring in the fourth quarter to keep Ohatchee at arm’s length. Ally McCoy led Ohatchee with 13 points. Madison Hanks was 8-for-8 from the foul line for all her points.

Southside 65, Oxford 52: Kelsey Patterson and Alexis Thompson each scored six points in a 17-point second quarter that put the Lady Panthers out front. For Thompson it was all of her points. Patterson led all scorers with 18.

Ebony Kelley led Oxford with 13 points and nine rebounds. Winter Taylor had 12 points, six assists and two blocked shots. Jordan Smith had eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

TUESDAY’S GIRLS BOXSCORES

Wellborn 69, Weaver 57

WELLBORN — Vanessa Carter 12 4-6 33, Madison Files 1 2-4 4, Kalessa Carter 1 1-2 4, Ayanna Foster 11 0-0 22, Valencia White 0 0-0 0, Aliyan Thrasher 2 0-0 4, Markiesha J 1 0-2 2. Totals 28 7-14 69.

WEAVER — Caleigh Cortez 7 12-17 26, Tayana Perry 0 0-2 0, Rayne Beck 4 3-6 11, Emily Reed 2 0-0 5, Mariah Thompson 2 4-6 8, Abby Gaines 3 0-2 7, Totals 18 19-33 57.

Wellborn 17 24 5 23 — 69
Weaver 14 12 17 14 — 57

3-point goals: Wellborn 6 (V. Carter 5, K. Carter); Weaver 2 (Gaines, Reed). Fouled out: Beck, Perry. Total fouls: Wellborn 22, Weaver 14.

Cleburne County 33, White Plains 32

CLEBURNE COUNTY – Shawntavia Boyd 4 1-1 10, Erykah Ware 0 5-11 5, Chelsea Parker 4 1-2 9, Lauren Brown 2 3-3 7, Madison Jones 0 0-0 0, Alex Casey 1 0-0 2
Tatiana Ervin 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 10-17 33.

WHITE PLAINS — Rian Chandler 0 0-0 0, Carley Wood 1 3-4 5, Hanna Barno 3 0-0 7, Korie Burgess 0 0-0 0, Ann Katherine Dothard 3 1-2 7, Chasity Nelson 0 0-0 0, Grey Young 0 0-0 0, Shelby Wood 2 6-8 11, Jocelyn Harris 0 0-0 0, Mary Clark Young 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 10-14 32.

Cleburne County 7 6 13 7 — 33
White Plains 3 12 6 11 — 32

3-point goals: Cleburne County 1 (Boyd); White Plains 2 (S. Wood, Barno). Total fouls: Cleburne County 14, White Plains 16. Officials: Howell, Stubbs, Hays.

Glencoe 40, Ohatchee 28

OHATCHEE – Courtney Poole 0 0-0 0, Hannah Howell 0 0-0 0, Shelby Crump 0 0-0 0, Kourtney Shuler 0 0-0 0, Ally McCoy 4 3-4 13, Kacie Cooper 0 0-0 0, Shey Clements 0 0-0 0, Mac Hanks 1 3-4 6, Madison Hanks 0 8-8, Syd Clements 0 0-0 0, Cheyenne McCarter 0 1-2 1. Totals 5 15-18 28.

GLENCOE — Anna Goodwin 0 0-0 0, Lainey Word 0 0-1 0, Kenleigh Harper 0 0-0 0, Lauren Cole 2 0-1 4, Kaylie Davis 0 0-0 0, Breia Little 6 3-5 18, Lauren Moore 2 0-0 4, Addison Rodgers 1 2-4 4, Skylar Thompson 2 2-3 6, Cami Zahorscak 1 2-2 4. Totals 14 9-14 40.

Ohatchee 2 5 11 10 — 28
Glencoe 9 9 5 17 — 40

3-point goals: Ohatchee 3 (Mac. Hanks, McCoy 2); Glencoe 3 (Little 3). Total fouls: Ohatchee 19, Glencoe 16.

Southside 65, Oxford 52

OXFORD — Anna Bolton 0-1 2-2 2, Makayla Kidd 0-2 0-0 0, Winter Taylor 5-13 0-0 12, Kayla Lowery 2-3 0-0 4, Acacia Kidd 0-2 0-0 0, Tremeria Britt 3-10 0-0 9, Ebony Kelley 5-14 3-6 13, Alex Gomez 2-2 0-0 4, Jordan Smith 4-9 0-0 8, Grace Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-57-5-8 52.

SOUTHSIDE — Mallory Smith 0 2-4 2, Hunter Ashcraft 4 3-5 13, Jessie Colvin 5 2-3 12, Kelsey Patterson 8 2-2 18, Kenzi Rodocker 0 2-2 2, Harley Simmons 1 0-0 2, Lauren Hunt 3 2-4 11, Jill Harris 1 0-0 2, Alexis Thompson 3 0-0 6. Totals 25 13-20 65.

Oxford 15 8 12 17 — 52
Southside 13 17 16 19 — 65

3-point goals: Oxford 5 (Britt 3, Taylor 2); Southside 2 (Ashcraft 2). Total fouls: Oxford 16, Southside 11.



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