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Schedule filled with holiday tournaments


Monday, Dec. 21 Fort Payne Christmas Tournament Girls Susan Moore 66, Pell City 37

Cleveland’s Jessi Holder tries to make a little room against Holly Pond in the Hayden Christmas Tournament.

Cleveland’s Jessi Holder tries to make a little room against Holly Pond in the Hayden Christmas Tournament.


The Lady Bulldogs buried the 6A Lady Panthers over the first eight minutes, jumping out to a 26-12 lead. The margin grew in the second quarter after Susan Moore reeled off a 12-2 advantage in the quarter to lead 38-18 at the half.

Pell City (2-11) was led by Tish Jones with 17 points.

Susan Moore (12-5) got 18 points and seven rebounds from Kaylie Bullard to go with 17 points, eight assists, and eight steals from Hannah Holmes. Faith Newton had 13 points and four steals.

Dallas County’s Henry Baker finds the going tough against Cleveland’s Caleb Woodall.

Dallas County’s Henry Baker finds the going tough against Cleveland’s Caleb Woodall.


Tuesday, Dec. 22

Van Deerman Classic at Jacksonville

Boys

Oneonta 91, Faith Christian 48

The No. 10 team in Class 4A blistered a 1A team that had been in the top 10 earlier in the year. Oneonta broke out to a 45-25 halftime lead and coasted to the win in the semifinals of the tournament.

Faith Christian (9-6) was led Stuart Amerson’s 14 points.

Oneonta (10-1) got a double-double (20 points and 11 rebounds) from Trevor Sanders. Zach Childress and Austin Owens had 12 points each and Cory Glasscock had 10.

Fort Payne Christmas Tournament

Girls

Fort Payne 61, Susan Moore 36

The Lady Bulldogs battled the fourth-ranked team in Class 5A but in the end it was the depth of the bigger school that the 3A visitors couldn’t handle.

Susan Moore trailed just 16-12 after one quarter but the margin grew to 12 (29-17) at the half. Fort Payne turned up the pressure in the second half and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 18-10 and 14-9 over the final two periods for the win.

Susan Moore (12-6) got 14 points, seven rebounds, and six steals from Hannah Holmes and eight points each from Kaylie Bullard and Brooke Self. Bullard pulled down six rebounds.

Fort Payne (13-0) was led by Alicia Williams with 23 points. Conner Jordan added 10.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Van Deerman Classic at Jacksonville

Boys

Jacksonville 61, Oneonta 52

In a battle of 4A teams for the tournament championship, the host Golden Eagles made the plays down the stretch and pulled away from the visiting Redskins.

Oneonta jumped out early and carried a 26-25 lead the halftime locker room. However, the Golden Eagles got a big second half from senior guard Ethan Maske and held off the Redskins down the stretch.

Jacksonville hit 23 of 31 free throws while Oneonta connected on 11 of 18.

Oneonta (10-2) got 14 points from Zach Childress. Jacksonville (8-2) got a game-high 34 points from Maske. Fort Payne Christmas Tournament

Girls

Gadsden City 62, Susan Moore 38

The Lady Bulldogs followed the same script from the day before as they played the fifth-ranked 6A Lady Titans close for a half. Unfortunately, they followed the exact
same script as again the bigger school’s superior depth proved to be to much to overcome down the stretch.

Susan Moore trailed just 12-7 after one quarter and just 23-19 at the half. However, the Lady Titans outscored the 3A Lady Bulldogs 19-14 and 20-5 over the final 16 minutes for the win.

Susan Moore (12-7) got 20 points from Hannah Holmes and 14 from Kaylie Bullard.

Gadsden City (11-2) was led by J’Una Rollins with 20 points while Jocelyn Madden had 13 and Brittany Higgins added 10.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Hayden Christmas Tournament

Girls

Arab 44, Oneonta 24

The 5A Lady Knights used a big second half to knock off the 4A Lady Redskins. Oneonta trailed just 19-14 at the half but Arab ran off the first 10 points of the third quarter to pull away.

Oneonta (3-11) was led by Destiny Elliott with 13 points.

Arab (7-8) got 11 points each from Carleigh Larkin and Kaelyn Light.

Holly Pond 78, Cleveland 43

The 2A Lady Panthers ran into a buzz saw in the form of the Lady Broncos – otherwise known as the No. 7 team in Class 3A.

Holly Pond led 9-0 just three minutes into the game and 15-6 at the end of the first quarter. The lead grew to 36-17 at the half and the visitors from Cullman County were never threatened in the second half.

Cleveland (8-7) got a game-high 22 points and seven rebounds from Sissy Green. Jessica Holder and Leandra Glass chipped in six points each.

Holly Pond (15-3) got 20 points from Haley Terry and 10 from Kelsey Hawkins.

Good Hope 67, Corner 40

Hayden 75, Fairview 48

The Lady Aggies came out firing and opened up a quick 5-0 lead. Big mistake. The Lady Wildcats, ranked No. 7 in Class 5A, answered with an 11-0 run to seize a 19-12 lead at the first break. The lead swelled to 36-23 at the half and the hosts outscored the visitors 23-10 and 16-15 over the final two quarters for the easy win.

Fairview (6-7) got 15 points from Jazz Foust and 11 each from Kacie Mangum and Annie Holcomb.

Hayden (15-1) was led by Mallory Ray with 24 points while Krista Stricklin had 19 points, eight assists, and seven steals. Melissa Stricklin had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Tiffany Myrick had seven points and blocked six shots. Monday, Dec. 28

Hayden Christmas Tournament

Girls

Oneonta 34, Cleveland 30

Points were hard to come by in the first game on Monday. Oneonta got off to a good start, leading 11-5 after one quarter, and increased the margin to 15-8 at the half. Cleveland rallied to outscore the Lady Skins 9- 8 and 13-11 over the final two periods but it wasn’t enough.

Cleveland (8-8) got 15 points and seven rebounds from Sissy Green and seven points and five rebounds from Jessica Holder.

Oneonta (4-11) was led by Destiny Elliott’s 13 points. Laura Short added eight.

Fairview 48, Corner 30

Holly Pond 57, Arab 52

Hayden 76, Good Hope 49

ONEONTA HOLIDAY CLASSIC

Boys
Alexandria 64, Brindlee Mountain 45

Fort Payne 85, Douglas 56

Cullman 62, Saks 58

Weaver 81, Locust Fork 55

Guntersville 66, Vinemont 36

Boaz 59, Luverne 49

Dallas County 93, Cleveland 55

Oneonta 64, Glencoe 54

The Redskins, ranked No. 10 in Class 4A, led 32-24 at the half and 48-35 after three quarters. The lead grew to as much as 19 (58-39) in the final period before a late Glencoe run trimmed the host team’s final margin to 10.

Glencoe (6-8) got nine points each from Trey Hill and Clint Ponder.

Oneonta (11-2) was led by Trevor Sanders with 20 points while Ryne Wester had 14 and Keenan Warren chipped in 10.
This week’s schedule:
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Oneonta Holiday Classic – Boys
Eight games starting at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31
Oneonta Holiday Classic – Boys
Eight games starting at 10 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 4
J.B. Pennington at Oneonta (JG, JB) 4 p.m.
Cleveland at J.B. Pennington (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m.
Appalachian at Hayden (JG, JB) 4 p.m.
Southeastern at Locust Fork (JG, JB) 4 p.m.
Susan Moore at Cleveland (JG, JB) 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
*J.B. Pennington at Good Hope (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m.
*Jefferson Christian at Appalachian (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4
p.m.
*St. Clair County at Oneonta (BB, VG, VB) 5 p.m.
*Locust Fork at Ashville (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m.
*Hayden at Pleasant Grove (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4:30 p.m.
Hayden at Corner (JG, JB) 4:30 p.m.
*denotes area game