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Piedmont boys open Glover era with victory, and Pope pops 29 points as girls roll. White Plains, Jax Christian boys, girls sweep. Jacksonville boys roll past Springville. Anniston girls roll to 7-0.

Monday scoreboard

Piedmont 57, Cedar Bluff 41
Jacksonville 53, Springville 36
White Plains 59, Pleasant Valley 26
Jax Christian 57, Ragland 45
Ashville 56, Ohatchee 46
Piedmont 67, Cedar Bluff 19
White Plains 57, Pleasant Valley 52
Anniston 51, Fort Payne 28
Jax Christian 30, Ragland 28
Ashville 34, Ohatchee 30

By East  Alabama Sports Today

PIEDMONT — Colton Procter and Cole Wilson scored 15 points apiece, and Piedmont’s boys downed Cedar Bluff 57- on Monday to open its first season under first-year head coach Matt Glover with a victory.

Glover was promoted to replace Jonathan Odam, who stepped back from coaching to follow son and 2023 graduate Alex’s playing career at Jacksonville State.

Top performers for Piedmont:

—Procter: 15 points (one 3-pointer).
—Wilson: 15 points (five 3-pointers).
—Ishmael Bethel: 10 points (one 3-pointer).
—Dylan Oliver: nine points (three 3-pointers).

JACKSONVILLE 53, SPRINGVILLE 36: Aaron Nixon scored 16 points to lead Jacksonville’s boys to a 53-36 victory over visiting Springville on Monday. He hit two 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds.

Other top performers for Jacksonville:

—Nixon: 16 points (two 3-pointers), four rebounds.
—Jaquan Ervin: 11 points.
—Devin Barksdale: 10 points (one 3-pointer), three assists.
—Quinn Weaver: seven points (two 3-pointers).

WHITE PLAINS 59, PLEASANT VALLEY 26: Top performers for White Plains:

—Paul Laube: 17 points (one 3-pointer).
—Josh Wheeler: 10 points (one 3-pointer).
—Carter Johnson: 10 points.
—Coleman Ray: seven points (one 3-pointers).

Top performers for Pleasant Valley

—Bryce Freeman: eight points (one 3-pointer).
—Braxton Williams: seven points.

JAX CHRISTIAN 57, RAGLAND 45: Jax Christian improved to 3-2 on the season. Top performers for the Thunder.

—Noah Lee: 26 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists.
—Jesse Gannaway: 13 points, 10 rebounds.
—Bryson Dowdey: 12 points, 12 rebounds.


ANNISTON 51, FORT PAYNE 28: Anniston improves to 7-0 with a victory on the road. Top performers for Anniston:

—Tykeria Smith: 18 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, one assist, one block.
—Akayla Perry: 11 points, six rebounds, two steals, three assists.
—Serena Hardy: six points, one steal, two assists.
—Kiara Thomas: eight points, three rebounds.  

PIEDMONT 67, CEDAR BLUFF 19: Ava Pope scored nearly half of Piedmont’s points and outscored Cedar Bluff by 10. Top performers for Piedmont:

—Pope: 29 points (six 3-pointers).
—Jaycee Glover: 13 points (three 3-pointers).

WHITE PLAINS 59, PLEASANT VALLEY 52: Top performers for White Plains:

—Cooper Martin: 13 points (one 3-pointer).
—Abbie Dickeson: 11 points.
—Cassidy Arnold: 11 points.

Pleasant Valley’s top performers:

—Laney Robinson: 15 points (four 3-pointers).
—Alexa Cranmer: 13 points (two 3-pointers).
—Lilly Robinson: 12 points (three 3-pointers).

JAX CHRISTIAN 30, RAGLAND 28: Jax Christian improved to 4-1 with its second victory over Ragland this season. Top performers for JCA:

—Addy Lee: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals.
—Sophie Williams: five rebounds, five steals.
—Katie Beth Hudson: seven points, 13 rebounds, two steals.

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