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Kelley leads Oxford girls again

Girls roundup: Lady Jackets’ senior post scores second straight double-double; Jacksonville, Anniston both win

By East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD — Ebony Kelley continues to live up to her promise to be more assertive on the offensive end.

The senior post, whose primary job is to sweep the boards, scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds – both game highs – Tuesday to help the Oxford girls get past Talladega 57-48.

It was the second straight double-double for Kelley, who made her promise in a team meeting after the Lady Jackets lost an area game to Pell City. She was 6-of-18 from the floor and 11-of-14 at the free throw line.

The Lady Jackets haven’t lost since that team meeting (4-0).

Jordan Smith also had a double-double for Oxford – 10 points, 11 rebounds – and Tremeria Britt scored 12 points. Grace Mitchell came off the bench to grab six rebounds.

“It was a very physical game and I was proud of how we responded,” Lady Jackets coach Tonya Peoples said.

Jacksonville 62, Weaver 33: The Golden Eagles simply aniya-lated the competition. Aniya Jefferson and Aniyah Robinson combined for 38 points and 17-of-22 shooting to get Jacksonville back on the winning track.

Jefferson hit nine of 11 shots from the field on her way to 21 points to lead all scorers. Robinson was 8-of-11 with four rebounds and three steals. The Golden Eagles shot 61 percent from the floor as a team and outrebounded the Lady Bearcats 35-15.

Kyra Williams scored nine points and had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for Jacksonville. Caleigh Cortez led Weaver with 15 points.

Anniston 61, Sylacauga 30: The Lady Bulldogs toyed with the Aggies for a quarter then turned up their defense and pulled away. Raven Cooley scored 23 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists to lead Anniston. Miajah Bullock scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half and had three steals and three assists. J’Kyra Clemons had 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.

TUESDAY’S GIRLS BOX SCORES

Jacksonville 62, Weaver 33

JACKSONVILLE – Aniya Jefferson 9-11 3-8 21, Aniyah Robinson 8-11 1-2 17, Kyra Williams 4-6 1-1 9, Kelsey Ervin 1-4 4-6 6, Essence Hutchinson 2-3 0-0 5, Dasia Kirksey 2-4 0-0 4, Kayla Broom 0-0 0-0 0, Destoni Edwards 0-1 0-0 0, Kianna Guidry 0-1 0-0 0, Maddie Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan Schaffer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-42 9-17 62.

WEAVER – Caleigh Cortez 5-11 5-7 15, Mariah Thompson 3-9 0-1 7, Tayanna Perry 2-2 0-1 4, Emily Reed 2-10 0-0 4, Abby Gaines 1-6 0-0 3, Skylar Watson 0-0 0-0 0, A. Carter 0-2 0-0 0, Anna Howell 0-1 0-0 0, Hanna Roberts 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan Wigley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-41 5-9 33.

Jacksonville 24 10 15 13 — 62
Weaver 6 10 8 9 — 33

3-point goals: Jacksonville 1-3 (Hutchinson 1-2, Guidry 0-1); Weaver 2-14 (Thompson 1-2, Reed 0-4, Gaines 1-5, Carter 0-2, Howell 0-1). Rebounds: Jacksonville 35 (Williams 7); Weaver 15 (Perry 6). Total fouls: Jacksonville 17, Weaver 14.

Oxford 57, Talladega 48

TALLADEGA (21-5) – T’Nigera Wright 1 0-0 3, Yani Heath 0 0-0 0, Tiona Roberson 0 0-0 0, Gabby Johnson 5 3-6 17, Kyla Stamps 1 0-0 3, Mahogany Hartley 1 1-4 3, Jada Reynolds 9 2-3 20, Nakira Truss 1 0-0 2. Totals 18-54 6-13 48.

OXFORD (15-11) – Anna Bolton 0-1 0-0 0, Makayla Kidd 2-3 2-3 6, Winter Taylor 2-6 0-0 4, Makayla Lowery 0-1 0-0 0, Tremeria Britt 5-10 2-2 12, Ebony Kelley 6-18 11-14 23, Alex Gomez 1-3 0-0 2, Jordan Smith 5-16 0-0 10, Grace Mitchell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-59 15-19 57.

Talladega 2 10 17 19 — 48
Oxford 16 17 8 16 — 57

3-point goals: Talladega 6-14 (Wright, Johnson 4, Stamps); Oxford 0-4 (Taylor 0-1, Britt 0-3). Rebounds: Talladega 26; Oxford 41 (Kelley 14, Smith 11). Total fouls: Talladega 15, Oxford 12. Officials: Phillips, Wilson, Stubbs.

Anniston 61, Sylacauga 30

SYLACAUGA – Kiara Pope 0 0-0 0, Kayla Dark 7 1-4 16, Vanesha Powell 0 0-0 0, Chantel Gamble 1 0-0 2, Danielle Hannshaw 0 0-0 0, Ahriana Willis 0 3-3 3, Briasia Richardson 4 1-2 9, Talitha Twyman 0 0-0 0, Aaliyan Boone 0 0-0 0, Auriell Turner 0 0-0 0, Aaliyan Carter 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 5-9 30.

ANNISTON – Miajah Bullock 5 4-5 14, Raven Cooley 7 7-8 23, Carlina Welch 0 0-0 0, Viera Edmondson 0 0-0 0, Davia Palmer 2 0-0 4, Keandra Finley 0 2-2 2, Amoriya Dudley 2 0-0 4, Jordyn Johnson 0 0-0 0, Monteiga Clemons 0 0-0 0, Carsheuna Curry 2 4-4 8, J’Kyra Clemons 1 2-2 4, Mattie Logan 0 0-0 0, Jemya Bullock 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 19-23 61.

Sylacauga 13 6 8 3 — 30
Anniston 14 15 16 14 — 61

3-point goals: Sylacauga 1 (Dark); Anniston 2 (Cooley 2). Total fouls: Sylacauga 17, Anniston 10. Officials: Oden, Robinson, Stringer.



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