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Cardinals claim another

1A subregional: Sacred Heart puts 100 on another 1A opponent; Faith Christian’s first season under Yarbrough ends in Winterboro

Here's the best shot yet of another monster dunk by Sacred Heart's Diante Wood (Photo by Kristen Stringer/Krisp Pics Photography)

Here’s the best shot yet of another monster dunk by Sacred Heart’s Diante Wood (Photo by Kristen Stringer/Krisp Pics Photography)

By East Alabama Sports Today

Sacred Heart put it to another overmatched 1A opponent Tuesday, overwhelming Talladega County Central 108-77 to earn a spot in the Northeast Regionals in Jacksonville.

The top-ranked Cardinals, who have put 100 on each of its last two opponents, will play Spring Garden in their regional semifinals Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Jacksonville. They have scored 100 four times this season and at least 90 in four of their last five games.

All 10 Sacred Heart players scored in the game. Diante Wood and Kevion Nolan had 25 and 24 points, respectively. Nolan and Kavarri Ross had 12 apiece in the Cardinals’ 34-point first quarter.

Nolan was credited with nine rebounds, nine assists, six blocks and four steals. Wood was credited with seven rebounds.

TCC’s Roderick Wells scored 15 of his 17 in the fourth quarter and Trovell Stockdale had 16 of his 20 in the second half.

Winterboro 70, Faith Christian 57

WINTERBORO – Faith Christian went into a hostile environment looking to earn a trip to the Northeast Regional. The Lions held a lead in the second quarter and then fell behind by 20 in the second half, but fought back to get within single-digits before having to foul at the end.

The loss ended Brad Yarbrough’s first season as head coach 14-13 against a challenging schedule.

“We battled to the very end,” Yarbrough said. “I’ll remember this one forever. I told the seniors they did a great job laying the foundation and we’ve got a lot to build on.”

D.J. Heath tries to hold his balance while taking a shot against TCC Tuesday night. (Photo by Kristen Stringer/Krisp Pics Photography)

D.J. Heath tries to hold his balance while taking a shot against TCC Tuesday night. (Photo by Kristen Stringer/Krisp Pics Photography)



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