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Wilson, Pope lead the way as Piedmont boys and girls sweep Weaver. Lee mounts monster game as Jax Christian wins. Jacksonville falls to unbeaten Fort Payne.

Thursday scoreboard

Alexandria 62, White Plains 58
Piedmont 69, Weaver 63
Jax Christian 76, GSD 25
Fort Payne 67, Jacksonville 44
Anniston 58, Talladega 46
Spring Garden 79, Gaylesville 53
B.B. Comer 70, Lincoln 46
Central-Clay 59, Munford 52 (Wednesday)
Alexandria 55, White Plains 46
Piedmont 77, Weaver 27
Fort Payne 60, Jacksonville 54
Anniston 45, Talladega 27
Jax Christian 70, GSD 22
Spring Garden 83, Gaylesville 13
Lincoln 43, B.B. Comer 42

By East Alabama Sports Today

PIEDMONT — Cole Wilson hit six 3-pointers and led Piedmont with 20 points, and the Bulldogs won a 69-63 thriller over Weaver at home on Thursday.

Other top performers for Piedmont (4-1):

—Ishmael Bethel: 18 points (three 3-pointers).
—Colton Proctor: 11 points.
—Dylan Oliver: seven points (one 3-pointer).

Weaver’s top performers:

—KeShawn Allen: 21 points (three 3-pointers).
—Kaden Gooden: 13 points (two 3-pointers).
—Harper Williams: 13 points (one 3-pointer).
—Gabe King: seven points (one 3-pointer).

ANNISTON 58, TALLADEGA 46: Delroy Francis scored 20 points (one 3-pointer) to pace Anniston. The Bulldogs’ other top performers:

—Isaiah Allen: 14 points (two 3-pointers).
—Jacorey Leune: six points (two 3-pointers).
—Jayden Lewis: six points.

B.B. COMER 70, LINCOLN 46: Chris Wilson paced Comer with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Comer’s other top performers:

—Cam Gaddis: 15 points.
—Kamore Harris: 10 points.

JAX CHRISTIAN 76, GSD 25: Noah Lee pulled down 26 rebounds to go with 17 points to lead JCA (4-6). He also had eight assists.

The Thunder’s other top performers:

—Jesse Gannaway: 21 points, seven rebounds, four steals.
—Bryson Dowdey: 10 points, six rebounds, four steals.

FORT PAYNE 67, JACKSONVILLE 44: Devin Barksdale hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points as Jacksonville fell to undefeated Fort Payne. Jacksonville’s other top performers:

—Aaron Nixon: nine points (three 3-pointers).
—Quinn Weaver: eight points (two 3-pointers).


PIEDMONT 77, WEAVER 27: Ava Pope hit three 3-pointers en route to 20 points to lead Piedmont (4-4). The Bulldogs’ other top performers:

—Josie Young: 17 points (two 3-pointers).
—Jaycee Glover: nine points (three 3-pointers).
—Jenna Duke: nine points (one 3-pointer).

Weaver’s top performers:

—Aaliyah Marks: 14 points (two 3-pointers).
—Erionna Richmond: 12 points.

FORT PAYNE 60, JACKSONVILLE 54: Ashley Grant hit five 3-pointers en route to 15 points. Jacksonville’s other top performers:

—Halaina Lozano: 14 points (four 3-pointers).
—DeAsia Prothro: six points, 12 rebounds, four assists, five steals.
—Alexis Phillips: nine points (one 3-pointer), four rebounds, five steals.
—Jayci Taylor: four points, five rebounds, three assists, five steals.


CENTRAL-CLAY 59, MUNFORD 52: Denzel McNeil hit two 3-pointers on the way to 21 points to lead Central-Clay. The Vols’ other top performers:

—DeShaun Gibbons: 16 points (four 3-pointers).
—DaMauri Whetstone: six points.

Munford’s top performers:

—Lathan Stephens: 14 points (one 3-pointer).
—B.J. Anderson: 11 points.
—Devin Elder: nine points.

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