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Piedmont, Weaver girls advance in 3A, Area 11 tournament, secure subregional berths. JCA boys, girls win in 1A, Area 12. Donoho rolls past ASD in 1A, Area 8.

Friday scoreboard

Faith Christian 64, White Plains 60
Donoho 64, ASD 16
Jacksonville Christian 53, Coosa Christian 49
White Plains 56, Faith Christian 26
Piedmont 82, Saks 28
Weaver 62, Wellborn 47
Jacksonville Christian 43, Gaylesville 42
Oxford 55, Fort Payne 40

By East Alabama Sports Today

PIEDMONT — Piedmont and Weaver will play on, past the Class 3A, Area 11 tournament.

Piedmont on Friday advanced to subregional play and the area final, beating eliminating Saks 82-28 in an area semifinal at Piedmont. Weaver eliminated Wellborn, 62-47.

Piedmont and Weaver will play in the area championship game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Piedmont. 

PIEDMONT 82, SAKS 28: Piedmont’s Ava Pope hit two 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points. She scored 19 points in the first half.

The Bulldogs’ other top performers:

Jaycee Glover: 14 points (four 3-pointers).
Carson Young: 10 points (two 3-pointers).
Morgan Studdard: eight points.

Saks’ top performers:

Meorri English: 12 points (two 3-pointers).
Alonna Crews: eight points.

WEAVER 62, WELLBORN 47: Weaver’s dynamic duo of Aaliyah Marks and D.J. Gibbs had a big night. Marks scored a game-high 26 points (one 3-pointer), and Gibbs scored 24 (four 3-pointers).

Weaver’s other top performers:

Brenley Russell: six points (6-for-8 free throws).

Wellborn’s top performers:

Anna Odom: 25 points (9-for-12 free throws).
Destiny Benefield: six points.

Class 1A, Area 12

JACKSONVILLE CHRISTIAN: The boys beat Coosa Christian 53-49 to advance, and the girls beat Gaylesville 43-32 after Katie Beth Hudson hit two free throws with one second left.

JCA’s boys will play top seed Spring Garden on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and JCA’s girls will play top seed Spring Garden at 5 p.m.

Saturday’s winners advance to the subregional round.

Top performers for JCA’s boys:

Noah Lee: 18 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, four steals.
Jesse Gannaway: 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists.

Top performers for JCA’s girls:

Hudson: 19 points (one 3-pointer), 13 rebounds.
Addy Lee: 14 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, eight steals.

Class 1A, Area 8

DONOHO 64, ASD 16: Jayden Cameron led the way with 14 points, and Donoho advanced to play top seed Winterboro on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Monday’s winners advance to subregional play.

Donoho’s other top performers:

Ethan Bailey: 11 points (one 3-pointer).
Richard Goad: nine points (one 3-pointer).
Bruce Downey: eight points.
James Benkwith: eight points (one 3-pointer).

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