E.A. Sports Today

Comeback of Champions

Girls roundup: Kirk keys fourth-quarter comeback that lifts Spring Garden over Gadsden City in Champions Classic; includes Tuesday schedule
 
MONDAY’S GAMES
Regular season
Faith Christian 45, Donoho 35
 
Champions Girls Thanksgiving Classic
Pleasant Valley 31, White Plains 30
Coosa Christian 61, Lincoln 47
Game 7: Handley 50, Ohatchee 45
Game 8: Alexandria 43, Cherokee County 36
Game 9: Spring Garden 52, Gadsden City 50
Game 10: Collinsville 45, Hokes Bluff 21

Coy Smith Thanksgiving Tournament, Ashville
Ragland 41, Vincent 40
Jacksonville 46, Ashville 32

Talladega Turkey Day Tournament
Talladega 48, Oxford 47
Shelby County 66, Sacred Heart 54
Sidney Lanier vs. McAdory
Smith Station at Talladega

By East Alabama Sports Today
 
Spring Garden put together a 12-2 run in the final 2:38 of the game to wipe out a nine-point deficit and beat 7A Gadsden City 52-50 in the Champions Thanksgiving Classic.
 
Kaylee Kirk brought the lady Panthers back with seven straight points and an assist on Macy Reed’s go-ahead 3-pointer. Gadsden City’s Tameah Gaddis answered with a basket and one, but missed the free throw that would have tied the game.

The Lady Titans had another possession to tie, but Spring Garden stole the ball near midcourt and Kirk hit a free throw with 1.2 seconds left for the final margin.
 
Spring Garden outscored Gadsden City 21-11 in the fourth quarter, with Kirk scoring nine and Neely Welsh eight. The Lady Panthers were 10 of 15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and 23-of-35 for the game.
 
SPRING GARDEN – Ace Austin 1 2-2 4, Abbie Woods 0 0-0 0, Macy Reed 3 1-3 9, Kaylee Kirk 3 10-13 17, Sarah Kate McKay 1 1-4 3, Alexis Adkinson 1 2-4 4, Neely Welsh 4 7-9 15, Abbie Steward 0 0-0 0, Breanna Rogers 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 23-35 52.
 
GADSDEN CITY – Camille Jenkins 4 1-3 12, Adrianna Jones 1 2-3 4, Jermila Underwood 1 0-0 3, Ajainay Tinker 1 2-4 4, Auburn Dupree 0 0-0 0, Jada Hill 1 0-0 2, Tameah Gaddis 3 4-5 10, Cianni Rhodes 5 1-2 11, Somara Butcher 1 0-0 2, Tenise Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 10-17 50.
 
Spring Garden 14        10        7          21        –          52
Gadsden City    14        16        9          11        –          50
3-point goals: Spring Garden 3 (Reed 2, Kirk); Gadsden City 4 (Jenkins 3, Underwood 1). Fouled out: Welsh, Gaddis, Jones, Tinker. Total fouls: Spring Garden 18, Gadsden City 29. Officials: Walker, Lemon, Brown.
 
Pleasant Valley 31, White Plains 30: The Lady Raiders finally figured out White Plains’ 1-3-1 defense late in the game and took the lead they kept the rest of the way. Until then, there were plenty of missed shots underneath and turnovers to keep it close.

PV held a three-point lead with eight seconds left, guarded the 3-point line and gave up a driving layup down the open lane in the closing seconds for the final margin. The Lady Raiders hit four 3-pointers in the game, two by Gracie Hood. White Plains’ Angel Bozarth led all scorers with 13.
 
WHITE PLAINS – Callyn Martin 1 2-3 4, Shaniya Calloway 1 0-0 2, Camden Wilson 1 0-0 2, Lily Ponder 3 0-0 6, Angel Bozarth 6 0-0 13, Kaylee Johnson 0 3-5 3. Totals 12 5-8 30.
 
PLEASANT VALLEY – Rylee Haynes 2 3-4 7, Marlie Wright 0 0-0 0, Gracie Hood 2 0-0 6, Emma Hood 3 1-6 8, Macey Roper 3 0-2 7, Erin Rose 0 0-0 0, Karmyn Sparks 1 1-1 3. Totals 11 5-13 31.
 
White Plains    8          4          14        4          –          30
Pleasant Valley           5          11        6          9          –          31
3-point goals: White Plains 1 (Bozarth); Pleasant Valley 4 (G. Hood 2, E. Hood, Roper). Total fouls: White Plains 10, Pleasant Valley 9.
 
Coosa Christian 61, Lincoln 47: Bella Millirons scored 10 of her 19 points in the first half when the Lady Conquerors opened a seven-point lead and had seven in the third quarter when they stretched it to 22. Teammate India Brown led all scorers with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Jayla Morris led Lincoln with 18.
 
LINCOLN – Bailey Gowens 1 1-2 4, Makayla Groce 4 2-3 10, Jayla Morris 8 2-3 18, Jaylah King 0 0-0 0, Keishaunna Strown 6 1-1 15, Zariah Orr 0 0-0 0, Ashley Williams 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 6-9 47.
 
COOSA CHRISTIAN – Caitlin Cates 0 2-4 2, Kaylee Hasley 3 4-6 10, Erin Snow 1 0-2 2, Isabella Millirons 8 1-2 19, Kailah East 1 0-0 2, Gemma Littlejohn 3 0-0 6, India Brown 8 2-2 20. Totals 24 9-16 61.
 
Lincoln                          14        10        4          19        –          47
Coosa Christian           16        15        19        11        –          61
3-point goals: Lincoln 3 (Gowens, Strown 2); Coosa Christian 4 (Millirons 2, Brown 2). Total fouls: Lincoln 15, Coosa Christian 9.
 
Handley 50, Ohatchee 45: TeNequa Rhodes scored 14 of her team-high 19 points in the first half to lead the Lady Tigers. Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook led all scorers with 22 points and teammate Tori Vice had 16.
 
HANDLEY – Ariana Kyles 1 3-6 5, Jamiya Heard 2 2-2 6, TeNequa Rhodes 8 3-6 19, Grace Rittenhouse 4 0-0 8, Shaniah Allen 1 0-0 2, Takeriauna Mosley 3 1-2 8, Emelia Askew 1 0-2 2. Totals 20 9-18 50.
 
OHATCHEE – Gracyn Snow 0 0-0 0, Jazmine Adams 1 0-1 3, Lyda Elders 0 0-0 0, Tori Vice 7 0-0 16, Morgan Foushee 0 0-0 0, Gracie George 2 0-0 4, Millie Rainwater 0 0-0 0, Jorda Crook 10 2-6 22. Totals 20 2-7 45.
 
Handley          8          20        12        10        –          50
Ohatchee        8          14        11        12        –          45
3-point goals: Handley 1 (Mosley); Ohatchee 3 (Adams, Vice 2). Fouled out: Rainwater. Total fouls: Handley 13, Ohatchee 17.
 
Alexandria 43, Cherokee County 36: Ashley Phillips scored a team-high 12 points and made five free throws in the fourth quarter as the Lady Cubs held off Cherokee County. Kameron Simpson scored seven of her nine in the first quarter as Alexandria jumped out to an 11-6 lead. 
 
ALEXANDRIA – Ashley Phillips 3 5-7 12, Sarah Pelham 1 0-0 2, Kayleigh Steen 0 2-6 2, Kameron Simpson 4 0-0 9, Jordyn Walker 0 0-0 0, Joanna Stovall 0 0-0 0, TyShica Woodgett 2 2-4 6, Rylee Gattis 2 1-1 5, Chloe Gattis 3 1-2 7. Totals 15 11-20 43.
 
CHEROKEE COUNTY – Audrey Green 0 0-0 0, Emily Allen 2 0-0 4, Aubrie Williams 0 0-2 0, Karlee Perry 2 0-0 5, Sidney Johnson 1 0-0 3, Audrey Wester 0 0-0 0, Jordyn Starr 4 5-6 13, Kayleigh Hunter 5 1-2 11, Brooklyn Mahannah 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 6-10 36.
 
Alexandria                   11        7          11        14        –          43
Cherokee County        6          7          6          17        –          36
3-point goals: Alexandria 2 (Phillips, Simpson); Cherokee County 2 (Perry, Johnson). Fouled out: Hunter. Total fouls: Alexandria 12, Cherokee County 16. Officials: Brown, Holmes, Childs. 
 
Collinsville 45, Hokes Bluff 21: Hadley Hamilton hit four 3-pointers for 12 points and Tyla Tatum led all scorers with 14 to lead the Lady Panthers. Hamilton hit three of her 3s and Tatum scored eight in the first half as Collinsville opened a xx-point halftime lead.
 
COLLINSVILLE – Tyla Tatum 6 1-2 14, Kayla Beene 2 0-0 5, Maggie McKinney 0 2-3 2, Carolina Brannon 1 3-4 5, Hadley Hamilton 4 0-0 12, Hanna Glenn 0 0-0 0, Brittany Ribera 2 0-0 4, Olivia Akins 1 1-2 3, Emma Terrell 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-11 45.
 
HOKES BLUFF – Madison Wolfe 0 0-0 0, Maddie Smith 1 0-0 2, Halle Davenport 1 1-2 3, Kristen Shields 0 4-4 4, Bailee Latronico 1 0-0 2, Kileigh Blackwell 1 0-0 2, Jayden Presley 3 0-0 6, Aubrey Moland 1 0-0 2. Totals 8 5-6 21.
 
Collinsville     11        12        9          13        –          45
Hokes Bluff     4          7          2          8          –          21
3-point goals: Collinsville 6 (Tatum, Beene, Hamilton 4). Total fouls: Collinsville 12, Hokes Bluff 13. Officials: Holmes, Walker, Smith.
 
Coy Smith Thanksgiving Tournament, Ashville
Jacksonville 46, Ashville 32: Patience Carr had 16 points, nine rebounds and eight steals and Kayla Broom had eight points, 12 rebounds and three assists to lead Jacksonville to the tournament finals. The Lady Golden Eagles will play Ragland for the title.

JACKSONVILLE – Patience Carr 5-12 5-8 16, Malijah Goggins 4-7 0-0 9, Kayla Broom 4-12 0-5 8, Brenna Stone 2-9 3-7 7, Rebekah Gannaway 2-3 0-0 4, Amarie Curry 1-5 0-1 2, Maggie Anderson 0-2 0-2 0, Shay Goggins 0-0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Hamm 0-0 0-0 0, Carmen Prater 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-52 8-23 46.
 
ASHVILLE – Ryleigh Waid 4-9 10-13 20, Kadance Kennedy 3-11 0-0 7, Sera Potter 1-2 3-5 5, Jada Wills 0-0 0-0 0, Carly Thomason 0-5 0-0 0, Brittney Cole 0-0 0-2 0, Meghan McCarthy 0-3 0-0 0, Kayla Simpson 0-0 0-0 0, Brooklyn Bradford 0-0 0-0 0, Rachel St. John 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 8-31 13-21 32.
 
Jacksonville     8        15        14        9          –          46
Ashville           11        5          5          11        –          32
3-point goals: Jacksonville 2-14 (Carr 1-4, M Goggins 1-4, Broom 0-2, Curry 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Prater 0-1); Ashville 3-10 (Waid 2-2, Kennedy 1-5, Thomason 0-2, McCarthy 0-1). Rebounds: Jacksonville 48 (Broom 12, Carr 9, Stone 9); Ashville 31 (Kennedy 9, Potter 7). Fouled out: Potter. Total fouls: Jacksonville 21, Ashville 16.
 
Regular season
Faith Christian 45, Donoho 35: Sydnee Johnson and Babetunmise Aremu combined for 10 points in the third quarter as the Lady Lions pulled away in their area opener that was the season opener for Donoho. Aremu led Faith with 14 points, while Johnson finished with 11. Donoho’s Victoria O’Neal led all scorers with 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers.
 
FAITH CHRISTIAN – Grace Johnston 0 0-0 0, Ariana Arevalo 2 1-4 5, Anna Strautman 0 1-4 1, Kassidy Nix 0 0-0 0, AlliGrace Emerson 0 0-0 0, Elizabeth Bedford 2 4-7 8, Sydnee Johnson 5 0-1 11, Meagan Ford 3 0-0 6, Babatunmise Aremu 7 0-0 14. Totals 19 6-16 45.
 
DONOHO – Anastasia O’Neal 3 3-4 11, Ryals Jones 0 0-0 0, Campbell Hagan 2 1-2 5, Victoria O’Neal 6 0-0 16, Julie Kleckler 1 0-2 2, Amelia Baker 0 1-3 1, Junie Sills 0 0-0 0, A.G. Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 5-11 35.
 
Faith Christian            11        8          14        12        –          45
Donoho             9          9          7          10        –          35
3-point goals: Faith 1 (Johnson); Donoho 6 (A. O’Neal 2, V. O’Neal 4). Total fouls: Faith 13, Donoho 13.
Officials: Stringer, Stringer, Moore.
 
TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE
Beauregard at Handley
Cedar Bluff at Jacksonville Christian
Donoho at Cleburne County
Faith Christian at Sand Rock
Southside at Glencoe
Winterboro at Childersburg
 
Coy Smith Thanksgiving Tournament, Ashville
Consolation: Vincent at Ashville, 3 p.m.
Championship: Jacksonville vs. Ragland, 6 p.m.

Champions Girls Thanksgiving Classic
Game 11: White Plains vs. Lincoln, noon
Game 12: Pleasant Valley vs. Coosa Christian, 1:30 p.m.
Game 13: Ohatchee vs. Cherokee County, 3 p.m.
Game 14: Gadsden City vs. Hokes Bluff, 4:30 p.m.
Game 15: Handley vs. Alexandria, 6 p.m.
Game 16: Spring Garden vs. Collinsville, 7:30 p.m.

Talladega Girls Turkey Day Tournament
Sacred Heart vs. Smith Station, 3 p.m.
McAdory vs. Shelby County, 4:30 p.m.
Oxford vs. Sidney Lanier, 6 p.m.
Talladega County Central at Talladega, 7:30 p.m.



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