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Wheeler’s free throws clinch White Plains’ victory over Anniston’s boys. McDowell, Davis have big performances as Alexandria wins in OT. Smith, Thomas lead Anniston’s undefeated girls to victory.

Monday scoreboard

White Plains 48, Anniston 46
Piedmont 71, Saks 62
Alexandria 92, Talladega 84, OT
Anniston 70, White Plains 27
Piedmont 59, Saks 38
Talladega 75, Alexandria 36
Lincoln 69, Munford 15

By East Alabama Sports Today

ANNISTON — Josh Wheeler hit two free throws with 15 seconds left, and White Plains’ boys won 48-46 at Anniston on Monday.

Anniston erased a 13-point White Plains lead in the third quarter and held the Wildcats without a shot for three minutes.

White Plains’ top performers:

—Carter Johnson: 17 points.
—Coleman Ray: 12 points (three 3-pointers).
—Wheeler: nine points (two 3-pointers).

Anniston’s top performers:

—Jacorey Leune: 10 points (two 3-pointers).
—Devin Coleman: nine points (one 3-pointer).
—Delroy Francis: nine points (one 3-pointer).

ALEXANDRIA 92, TALLADEGA 84: Drake Davis hit seven 3-pointers on the way to 28 points, and Alexandria beat Talladega to improve to 6-1. He hit all seven 3-pointers in the first half.

Quendavion McDowell, back from a trip to Texas to attend his brother’s graduation from Air Force basic training, hit 12 of 16 free throws en route to a game-high 34 points.

Alexandria made 26 of 38 free throws overall. The Valley Cubs’ other top performers:

—Cole Wheeler:13 points (two 3-pointers).
—Cleat Forrest: eight points.

Talladega’s top performers:

—R.J. Jones: 34 points (four 3-pointers).
—Jace Roberson: 15 points (two 3-pointers).
—Jayden McCoy: 13 pointers.
—JyKavien Wright: 11 points (one 3-pointer).


ANNISTON 70, WHITE PLAINS 27: Tykeria Smith and Kiara Thomas scored 18 points apiece to lead Anniston (12-0). Thomas hit three 3-pointers.

Anniston’s other top performers:

—Serena Hardy: 10 points

White Plains’ top performers:

—Cassidy Arnold: 15 points (two 3-pointers).
—Cooper Martin: eight points.

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