E.A. Sports Today

Friday basketball

Here are the results and highlights of Friday night basketball for teams in and around Calhoun County

FRIDAY’S SCORES
Boys games
Gadsden City 68, Jacksonville 43
Jacksonville Christian 65, Valley Head 46
White Plains 65, Cherokee County 61
Girls games
Faith Christian 54, Southeastern 53
Gadsden 44, Jacksonville 35
Valley Head 54, Jacksonville Christian 43

By East Alabama Sports Today

WHITE PLAINS 65, CHEROKEE COUNTY 61: The Wildcats went into halftime down by three, but the message from both coaches was the same – win the first four minutes of the second half. White Plains got the best of that stretch, playing at a faster pace, and began to build a nine-point lead by quarter’s end and then held on. Garrett Wilson hit a transition basket and 3-pointer in the fourth to keep the Wildcats ahead as they fought through some foul trouble. Landon Senciboy’s defense also played a big role.

JCA 65, VALLEY HEAD 46: The Thunder got balanced contributions throughout the lineup and won its second straight game. Tanner Wilson led the offense with 17 points. Ethan Burrage had 12 points and seven rebounds, Tavian Alexander had nine points and 12 rebounds, and Landon Willis had nine points and nine boards.

GADSDEN CITY 68, JACKSONVILLE 43: The Titans pulled away from a close game with a big second half. They were only up one at the break, then outscored Jacksonville in the second half 43-19.

Ratavious Hicks leld four Gadsden City scorers in double figures with 12. Jamari Boston and Maleek Rudd had 11 each. Boston also had seven rebounds and six steals. 

John Broom led Jacksonville with 18 points and seven rebound. Gadsden City forced the Golden Eagles into 26 turnovers, which produced 24 points. 

JACKSONVILLE – John Broom 7-10 2-5 18, Quinn Long 3-10 3-7 9, Caden Johnson 2-6 4-5 8, Cam Johnson 1-5 0-0 1, Omarion Adams 1-1 0-0 2, Jaylon Prater 1-1 0-0 2, Taverea Veasley 1-1 0-0 2, Coby Zackery 0-0 0-0 0, Ethan Duke 0-0 0-0 0, Julian Hill 0-2 0-0 0, JaeTaj Morris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-36 9-17 43.
GADSDEN CITY – Ratavious Hicks 6-7 0-0 12, Jamari Boston 5-7 1-2 11, Maleek Kidd 4-8 2-2 11, Rodney Johnson 5-9 0-0 10, Jayden Lawson 3-8 0-0 7, Jordan Walker 2-4 1-2 5, Roderick Orr 2-4 0-0 4, Dylan Sawyer 1-1 0-0 2, Ade Akisanya 1-2 0-0 2, Zion Kirby 0-0 2-4 2, Shamar Huff 1-3 0-0 2, Brady Troup 0-3 0-0 0, Demarcus Macon 0-2 0-0 0, Javiyon Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Jemarious Bryant 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 6-10 68.

Jacksonville        16 8    8    11  –  43
Gadsden City       14 11  20  23  –  68
3-point goals: Jacksonville 2-8 (Broom 2-3, Long 0-3, Cd. Johnson 0-1, Cm. Johnson 0-1); Gadsden City 2-16 (Hicks 0-1, Boston 0-2, Kidd 1-3, Johnson 0-2, Lawson 2-4, Huff 0-1, Troup 0-2, Macon 0-1, Bryant 0-1). Rebounds: Jacksonville 28 (Broom 7, Cm. Johnson 6); Gadsden City 30 (Boston 7, Orr 6). Total fouls: Jacksonville 12, Gadsden City 14.

Girls

FAITH CHRISTIAN 54, SOUTHEASTERN 53: Babat Aremu led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points as the Lady Lions held on to score their first victory under coach Schuessler Ware. Faith led 28-14 at halftime, but Southeastern rallied behind Alyssa Davis. Davis scored 21 of her game-high 30 points in the second half. Ariana Arevalo had 12 points for Faith and Anna Strautman had 10.

SOUTHEASTERN – Maddi Fortenberry 5 0-2 10, Laura Jett 1 0-0 2, Ella Hall 1 1-3 3, Allyssa Davis 12 1-3 30,  Alyssa Freeman 0 0-0 0, Natalie Ganus 0 0-0 0, Zoe Stephens 0 0-1 0, Sydni Carpenter 2 4-5 8, Callie Sparkman 0 0-1 0. Totals 21 6-15 53.
FAITH CHRISTIAN – Ona Marple 1 1-4 4, Ariana Arevalo 6 0-0 12, Anna Strautman 2 6-9 10, Alligrace Emerson 2 3-7 7, Erin McVeigh 0 0-0 0, Megan Ford 3 2-4 8, Babat Aremu 5 3-7 13. Totals 19 15-31 54.

Southeastern      7   7    17  22  –  53
Faith Christian   13  15 13  13  –  54
3-point goals: Southeastern 5 (Davis 5), Faith Christian 1 (Marple). Technical fouls: Fortenberry, Carpenter. Fouled out: Fortenberry, Hall, Emerson. Total fouls: Southeastern 27, Faith Christian 18. 

GADSDEN CITY 44, JACKSONVILLE 35: Tameah Gaddis scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and had six steals to lead the Lady Titans. Camille Jenkins had 15 points. Kayla Broom had a double-double for Jacksonville with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Amiyah Buchanan had 10 rebounds and two blocked shots.

JACKSONVILLE – Kayla Broom 5-10 2-2 14, Amarie Curry 2-6 3-8 7, Maggie Anderson 2-8 0-2 6, Amiyah Buchannan 1-3 1-4 3, Bree Edmonson 1-2 0-2 3, Rebekah Gannaway 0-2 2-4 2, Ashley Grant 0-1 0-0 0.Totals 11-32 6-22 35.
GADSDEN CITY – Tameah Gaddis 6-13 0-0 16, Camille Jenkins 6-16 1-2 15, Jermila Underwood 2-4 0-0 6, Jaedyn Sharp 0-2 3-6 3, Ajainay Tinkerr 1-6 0-1 2, Janiyah Butts 0-0 2-2 2, Teona Usher 0-2 0-0 0, Moniquee Curry 0-0 0-0 0, Auburn Dupree 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 15-44 6-13 44.

Jacksonville         8   8  12  7   –  35
Gadsden City      14 8   13  10 –  44
3-point goals: Jacksonville 5-13 (Broom 2-3, Anderson 2-7, Edmonson 1-2, Gannaway 0-1); Gadsden City 6-24 (Gaddis 4-7, Jenkins 2-10, Underwood 2-4, Tinker 0-2, Usher 0-1). Rebounds: Jacksonville 38 (Kayla Broom 12, Amiyah Buchannan 10); Gadsden City 29 (Gaddis 6). Total fouls: Jacksonville 15, Gadsden City 18.

VALLEY HEAD 54, JCA 43: Rebekah Carter scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Lady Thunder (0-2), who are currently being coached by Cindy Fair while head coach Katy Bryant prepares to deliver a baby. Mia Morales had nine points and eight rebounds, Hannah Clayton had nine points and Kara Grace cleared 10 boards. 

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