E.A. Sports Today

Girls roundup

Alexandria falls in area tournament finals, Spring Garden runs past Coosa Christian

Southside 60, Alexandria 52:
Savannah Nunn scored 18 points and Southside hit 18 of 26 free throws in the fourth quarter to preserve a victory over Alexandria for the Class 5A Area 12 tournament championship. 
Kameron Simpson and Ashley Phillips had 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead Alexandria. 
The Lady Cubs will travel to Center Point for their subregion game, while Southside will host Springville.
SOUTHSIDE – Kynsey Marble 3, Savannah Nunn 18, Sydney Yancey 2
Hunt 8, Kaylee Brown 10, Ziniah Hardy 6, Kathryn Rowe 2, Macie Williams 11. Totals 60.
ALEXANDRIA – Ashley Phillips 6 5-8 18, Sarah Pelham 1 0-0 2, Kayleigh Steen 2 0-1 5, Kameron Simpson 7 4-5 19, Jordyn Walker 1 0-0 2,TyShica Woodgett 1 2-4 4, Rylee Gattis 1 0-0 2, Chloe Gattis 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 11-18 52. 
Southside              17  8   17  18  –  60  
Alexandria            14  6   14  18  –  52
3-point goals: Alexandria 3 (Steen, Simpson, Phillips). Technical fouls: Woodgett. Fouled out: Steen, Woodgett. 
Total fouls: Southside 16, Alexandria 27. Officials: Batey, Hollingsworth, Wood.
Spring Garden 64, Coosa Christian 38:
Junior center Lexie Adkison caught the ball and squared to goal. Facing the most imposing player of the tournament in Coosa Christian 6-footer India Brown, Adkison coolly nailed the first of three fourth-quarter 3-pointers that helped turn a close game into a comfortable championship game victory.
Coosa Christian (15-10) was ahead for most of the first quarter as Spring Garden struggled to find a rhythm. The Lady Panthers scored only a Macy Reedy 3-pointer in the game’s first six minutes.At the 2:51 mark, Brown picked up her third foul, and the Lady Panthers (30-2) took advantage. 
Quick Lady Panther points came from another Reedy trey, an Ace Austin transition layup, and a Neely Welsh inbounds play. Spring Garden held a 10-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter. 
With Brown out, the game completely changed dynamics. She only sat out a minute of the second quarter, but Spring Garden still scored five points in her absence. When she was out of the game in the first half, Spring Garden outscored Coosa Christian 20-6. With her in, the Lady Conquerors tallied 16 points to Spring Garden’s seven.
While Brown added points in the post and Bella Millirons scored four points of her own in the fourth, it did little to thwart the Lady Panther run. They outscored the Lady Conquerors 29-10 in the fourth quarter and cruised to the tournament title.
Kayley Kirk and Macy Reedy made the all-tournament team for the Lady Panthers. Millirons and Brown got the nod for the Lady Conquerors Ace Austin, who scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, mostly in transition shots and layups, was named the tournament MVP. – Roy Mitchell
Winterboro 59, Ragland 49:
The Lady Dawgs reached the area championship game for the 11thyear in a row behind three double-figurer scorers led by Kya Brown’s 19 points. Taniya Garrett had 12 and Jada Lawler had 11. Ragland’s Sammie Day-Johns led all scorers with 32 points.
The Lady Dawgs will play host Talladega County Central in the title game Friday at 6 p.m. The loser travels to Spring Garden, while the winner hosts Coosa Christian.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login