Area champs


Morgan Holland shoots under pressure. -Sherry Abercrombie

Morgan Holland shoots under pressure. -Sherry Abercrombie

This past week saw seven county basketball teams competing for the championship in their respective areas.

Both the Oneonta Redskin boys and girls claimed the title of area champion for the second year in a row. The boys defeated the Good Hope Raiders 75-68 to become back-to-back 4A Area 12 champions. Eric Moore led the Redskins with 25 points, as well as pulling in 15 rebounds for a double-double. Daniel McCary put up 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and a steal. Deondre Elliot added 17 points, two rebounds, and four assists.

The Redskins faced North Jackson at home Tuesday night in sub-region action.

The Oneonta Redskin girls defeated the Fairview Aggies 60-47 to become back-to-back 4A Area 12 champions.

The Lady Redskins defeated DAR 66-50 Monday night at home in sub-regional action. They will move on to regionals at Jacksonville State University playing Hokes Bluff Monday, Feb. 17.

The Southeastern Mustang boys defeated the Cleveland Panthers 76-55 in the 2A Area 12 championship. Jacob Robertson had 24 points, nine rebounds, and two steals in the victory. Dalton Huffstutler put up 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Trent Carpenter added 10 points.

Top to bottom: Area champs Southeastern varsity boys, Oneonta varsity boys, Oneonta varsity girls, and Susan Moore varsity girls. -photos courtesy Keith Moore, Redskin Radio Network, Angela Smith, and Sherry Abercrombie

Top to bottom: Area champs Southeastern varsity boys, Oneonta varsity boys, Oneonta varsity girls, and Susan Moore varsity girls. -photos courtesy Keith Moore, Redskin Radio Network, Angela Smith, and Sherry Abercrombie

The Mustangs were set to play Altamont on their home court in sub-region action last night.

The Locust Fork boys faced off with the Midfield Patriots in the 3A Area 9 championship game. The Hornets came up short 46-70.

As runner up, they traveled to Hanceville last night in sub-region action.

The Locust Fork Lady Hornets also faced off with the Midfield Lady Patriots in the 3A Area 9 championship. They also fell short of the mark 34-53. Faith Evans led the Lady Hornets with 11 points. Madison Roy put up 10 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Shelly Bailey added eight points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and three steals. As runner-up, the Hornets traveled to Susan Moore Monday night, losing 40-71.

The Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs took on the Hanceville Lady Bulldogs in the 3A Area 12 championship, winning by a score of 93-57. Hallie Holmes led the Lady Bulldogs with 31 points (24 of them coming from eight three-pointers), four rebounds, and five assists. Madison Lipscomb put up 20 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Morgan Holland added 15 points and eight rebounds.

In sub-region play, the Lady Bulldogs hosted the runner-up Locust Fork Hornets Monday night. Susan Moore defeated Locust Fork 71-40 and will move on to regionals at JSU against Sylvania on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Ed. note – Tuesday sub-region scores were not available at press time. They will be reported next week.