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Prep basketball

Weaver sweeps at Pleasant Valley, and Saks sweeps Wellborn. Jacksonville boys win, girls fall against Talladega. Cleburne County girls victorious.

Thursday scoreboard

Weaver 59, Pleasant Valley 28
Saks 73, Welborn 43
Jacksonville 84, Talladega 56
Gaylesville 56, Jax Christian 55
Anniston 72, Lincoln 42
Spring Garden 68, Cedar Bluff 40
Handley 52, Munford 32
Weaver 49, Pleasant Valley 42, OT
Saks 49, Wellborn 36
Talladega 69, Jacksonville 53
Cleburne County 56, Woodland 41
Handley 44, Munford 14

By East Alabama Sports Today

PLEASANT VALLEY — KeShawn Allen led the way with 15 points, and Weaver beat Pleasant Valley 59-28 on Thursday. He hit one 3-pointer.

Weaver’s other top performers:

—Harper Williams: 12 points.
—D.J. Marbury: 12 points.
—Junior Allen: eight points (two 3-pointers).

Pleasant Valley’s top performers:

—Braxton Salster: eight points.
—Hunter Sparks: six points.

SAKS 73, WELLBORN 43: Christian Smith scored 21 points to lead the way for Saks. The Wildcats’ other top performers:

—Christian Hall: 11 points (three 3-pointers).
—Dorrien Walker: nine points (one 3-pointer).
—Lajuan Curry: 13 points (two 3-pointers).

Wellborn’s top performers:

—Trey Downs: 10 points, five rebounds.
—Jackson Long: eight points, four assists.
—Ollie Boot: nine points, four steals.

JACKSONVILLE 84, TALLADEGA 56: Devin Barksdale led four Jacksonville players in double figures with 14 points. He hit four 3-pointers.

Jacksonville’s other top performers:

—Aaron Nixon: 13 points (one 3-pointer), seven rebounds, three steals.
—Gavin Peeler: 12 points (one 3-pointer), five rebounds.
—Sean Herbert: 12 points, 12 rebounds.
—Jaquan Ervin: eight points, four rebounds, three steals.

GAYLESVILLE 56, JAX CHRISTIAN 55: Jesse Gannaway paced JCA with 24 points and 20 rebounds. The Thunder’s top performers:

—Travis Barnhill: 17 points, five rebounds.
—Noah Lee: nine points, 20 rebounds, four assists.
—Moses Averette: four points, five rebounds, three steals.


WEAVER 49, PLEASANT VALLEY 42: D.J. Gibbs returned from Air Force physical training in time to play in the fourth quarter and helped Weaver rally to win in overtime. She scored two points, but the Bearcats outscored the Raiders 16-4 in the fourth quarter to force overtime and won.

Weaver’s top performers:

—Aaliyah Marks: 40 points (three 3-pointers).
—Erionna Richmond: six points.

Pleasant Valley’s top performers:

—Alexa Cranmer: 15 points (three 3-pointers).
—Laney Robinson: 10 points (one 3-pointer).

SAKS 49, WELLBORN 36: Jakailynn Carter scored 13 points with four 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds. Saks’ other top performers:

—Alonna Crews: 15 points (one 3-pointer).
—Meorri English: eight points, five rebounds.

TALLADEGA 69, JACKSONVILLE 53: Jekeria Wilson led three Talladega players in double figures with 18 points, including four 3-pointers. Talladega’s other top performers:

—Zae Cunningham: 13 points (one 3-pointer), seven rebounds, three steals.
—Makayla White: 11 points.
—Trinity Webb: seven points (one 3-pointer), 12 rebounds.

Jacksonville’s top performers: 

—Alexis Phillips: 15 points ().
—Mya Swain: eight points (two 3-pointers), four rebounds, three assists.
—Rachel Sanders: eight points.
—Halaina Lozano: six points (two 3-pointers).
—Deasia Prothro: five points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals.
—Neveah Nicholson: six points, six rebounds.

CLEBURNE COUNTY 56, WOODLAND 41: Cleburne County won in the Tri-County Tournament. Top performers for the Tigers:

—Faith Brown: 24 points.
—Hannah Turley: 24 points (four 3-pointers).
—Macey East: six points (two 3-pointers).

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