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PV getting close

Girls roundup: PV, Haynes go to 3-0 in area; Jacksonville, White Plains fall
 
Thursday’s girls scores
ASD 34, Victory Christian 33
Auburn 51, Handley 26
Horseshoe Bend 49, Clay Central 48
Ranburne 48, Cleburne County 22
Collinsville 49, White Plains 26
Coosa Christian 57, Saks 31
Pelham 50, Jacksonville 18
Pleasant Valley 65, Piedmont 41
 
By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

JACKSONVILLE – Sophomore Rylee Haynes has never played an area tournament game at home in her Pleasant Valley career, and she’s been playing on the varsity since eighth grade.
 
But with a good mix of post players and guards, and maybe the best chemistry she can remember, things are looking better all the time.
 
The Lady Raiders picked up their third area win and became the only team in Class 3A Area 11 that’s played a league game with an undefeated record after taking down Piedmont 65-41. They are one win away from sweeping the first half of their area schedule.
 
“We were already 2-0 in the area and it’s really important to us that we send a message in the area,” Haynes said. “We want to host area this year. Last year we came up a little short and had to go play Pisgah in the (sub-regional) round, put ourselves in a tough spot.
 
“I think our team chemistry’s better this year than it’s ever been and we just have fun together, and we were just excited to come into this game. It’s not going to be a lock we have this matchup with posts and guards, so this is probably our best year for a little bit.”
 
Haynes led PV with 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter that helped the Lady Raiders build an 18-8 lead. Her three-point play capped an 11-0 run in the second quarter after Piedmont’s Ava Pope cut the margin to five with the first of her four 3-pointers.
 
“She’s coming along,” PV coach Brad Hood said of Haynes. “Her defense is phenomenal and she’s finally realized that she’s quicker than most people guarding her. Just go to the hole, take it to the rim and finish it.”  
 
Macy Roper had 13 and Karmyn Sparks added 10 for PV. Pope, an eighth-grader, led the Lady Bulldogs with 16 points. She had her other three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Lele Ridley had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
 
PIEDMONT – Rylee Haynes 7 3-3 19, Marlie Wright 2 0-0 6, Gracie Hood 0 2-3 2, Emma Hood 2 3-6 7, Macy Roper 6 1-1 13, Anna Worthy 4 0-0 8, Erin Rose 0 0-0 0, Karmyn Sparks 5 0-0 10. Totals 26 9-13 41.
PLEASANT VALLEY – Ava Pope 6 0-1 16, Emma G. Todd 0 0-0 0, Whitney McFry 0 0-0 0, Jaycee Glover 1 0-0 3, Lele Ridley 4 3-5 12, Hannah Barbee 0 0-0 0, Armoni Perry 0 0-0 0, Jenna Calvert 0 0-0 0, Gracie Naugher 2 0-0 4, Z’Hayla Walker 3 0-0 6. Totals 16 3-6 41.
 
Piedmont              8   11  13   9   –  41
Pleasant Valley   18 11  18  18  –  65
3-point goals: Piedmont 5 (Pope 4, Glover, Ridley); Pleasant Valley 4 (Haynes 2, Wright 2). Total fouls: Piedmont 8, Pleasant Valley 10. Officials: Kelley, Hollingsworth, Barber.
 
Pelham 50, Jacksonville 18: The Lady Golden Eagles scored the first four points of the game, then Pelham ran off 13 in a row to take control of the game. Amarie Curry stopped the run with a bucket with 23 seconds left in the first quarter and led Jacksonville with eight points. The Lady Panthers were led by Karma Wynn (14 points) and Laci Gogan (11).
 
“Too many turnovers (33) and too out of control on offense,” Jacksonville coach Tres Buzan said. “We’ve just got to learn from it and get better. We needed a learning experience; that’s good.”
 
PELHAM – Karma Wynn 5-7 4-6 14, Laci Gogan 4-14 2-2 11, Tamia Nelson 3-14 1-4 7, Myriah Tate 1-2 5-6 7, Emma McKennedy 2-8 0-1 4, Victoria West 1-8 2-4 4, Amari Springer 1-2 0-0 2, Savannah Scarbrough 0-2 1-2 1, Jasley Heflin 0-4 0-0 0, Averi Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Lauren Watts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-61 15-25 50.
JACKSONVILLE – Amarie Curry 4-6 0-1 8, Kayla Broom 1-5 2-2 4, Carmen Prater 1-3 0-1 3, Patience Carr 0-5 2-4 2, Shay Goggins 0-5 1-2 1, Rebekah Gannaway 0-2 0-2 0, Brenna Stone 0-0 0-0 0, Maggie Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Amia Montgomery 0-0 0-0 0, Malijah Goggins 0-2 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Hamm 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 6-30 5-12 18.
 
Pelham                 13  14 18  5  –  50
Jacksonville        6     7   4    1  –  18
3-point goals: Pelham 1-9 (Gogan 1-7, West 0-1, Scarbrough 0-1); Jacksonville 1-13 (Broom 0-3, Prater 1-1, Carr 0-3, S. Goggins 0-3, Gannaway 0-2). Rebounds: Pelham 42 (Nelson 8, McKenney); Jacksonville 36 (Broom 7). Total fouls: Pelham 15, Jacksonville 19. Officials: Holmes, Smith, Hall.
 
Collinsville 49, White Plains 26: Hadley Hamilton led Collinsville with 23 points, including five 3-pointers. She finished with a flourish, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter.
 
COLLINSVILLE – Tyla Tatum 3 1-1 7, Maggie McKinney 0 0-0 0, Caroline Brannon 0 0-0 0, Hadley Hamilton 9 1-1 24, Brittany Rivera 6 2-8 15, Olivia Akias 0 0-0 0, Emma Terrell 1 1-2 3. Totals 19 5-12 26.
WHITE PLAINS – Callyn Martin 3 0-0 8, Cheyenne Cochran 1 0-0 3, Shaniya Callaway 0 0-0 0, Camden Wilson 1 0-2 2, Lily Ponder 3 1-2 7, Adriana Sotelo 0 0-0 0, Angel Bozarth 1 0-0 3, Kaylee Johnson 0 1-2 1, Isaabella Higgins 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 2-6 26.
 
Collinsville          9  10 13 17 – 49
White Plains        5  2   10 9  – 26
3-point goals: Collinsville 6 (Hamilton 5. Rivera); White Plains 4 (Martin 2, Cochran, Bozarth). Total fouls: Collinsville 5, White Plains 9.
 
Coosa Christian 57, Saks 31: Bella Millirons led all scorers with 23 points and India Brown had a 20-point double-double.
 



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