Varsity girls excel during Christmas break


Southeastern’s Sydni Carpenter (24) and Callie Sparkman (25) scrap with a West End player for the ball. -Jeff Sargent

Southeastern’s Sydni Carpenter (24) and Callie Sparkman (25) scrap with a West End player for the ball. -Jeff Sargent

Varsity teams hit the court just a few days after Christmas with many still trying to make up games and others trying to get in games while they can. Locust Fork

The Lady Hornets traveled to Bremen on Dec. 28 for a match up with the Cold Springs Eagles. Cold Springs came away with the 62-34 victory. It was a one-point game at the end of the first quarter with the Lady Hornets trailing 14-15, but they only scored 4 points during the second quarter while the Lady Eagles posted 25 for a score of 18-40 at the half.

In the third quarter, the Lady Eagles added to their lead putting up 20 points to Locust Fork’s 10. The fourth quarter was a defensive battle with the Lady Hornets scoring 6 points and Cold Springs scoring just 2.

Sophomore Madison Roy was the leading scorer for the Lady Hornets with 17 points. Freshman Faith Evans and sophomore Reagan Fuller grabbed five rebounds apiece.

The following night, Dec. 29, the Lady Hornets played Southeastern in a 2A Area 11 bout. The Lady Hornets scored 49 points while holding the Lady Mustangs to 35. Southeastern took the early lead outscoring Locust Fork 19-9 in the first quarter. Defenses took over in the second quarter with each team adding only 3 points for a score of 21-11 in favor of the Lady Mustangs going into halftime.

Southeastern’s Maddie Fortenberry (1) launches a 3-point jumper. -Jeff Sargent

Southeastern’s Alyssa Davis (10) launches a 3-point jumper. -Jeff Sargent

Locust Fork got hot in the third quarter scoring 24 points to Southeastern’s 3. Adding 13 to their total in the fourth quarter was more than enough to secure the 49-35 win.

Roy once again led the Lady Hornets with 19 points. Evans finished the night with nine rebounds and three steals. Locust Fork sits atop the standings in 2A Area 11 with a 2-1 record in area play, 3-4 overall.

They faced Southeastern again last night, we will bring you more on that game next week. On Friday, Jan. 8, Locust Fork travels to West End for another area game. Tip off is at 5:30 p.m. Southeastern

Southeastern’s Micah Smith (15) beats everyone down court for an easy layup during the Mustangs’ 56-38 win. -Jeff Sargent

Southeastern’s Micah Smith (15) beats everyone down court for an easy layup during the Mustangs’ 56-38 win. -Jeff Sargent

The Lady Mustangs played again on Dec. 30. They fell to Hayden 48-69.

On Jan. 2, Southeastern faced area opponent West End. The Lady Mustangs scored 56 and held West End to 38 to earn their first area win of the season. Their record stands at 1-2 in area play, 3-7 overall. West End keeps the number two spot followed by Cleveland and Southeastern. The Lady Mustangs are scheduled to play Hayden again at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 7. Cleveland

The Lady Panthers are 1-1 in area play with a 1-5 record overall. Up next is Hayden. Tip off is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Hayden

When the Lady Wildcats met Southeastern last week, it was only the third game they’ve gotten to play this season. They are 1-0 in 5A Area 12 giving them the top spot in the area. They’re 2-1 overall. Oneonta

Moving on to Class 4A Area 11, Oneonta split their two games over the break. They beat DAR 56-37 on Dec. 28, but fell to Ider 34-66 on Dec. 30. The Lady Redskins out rebounded DAR 40 to 22 and outshot them 39 percent to 29 percent. Oneonta sits atop Area 11 with a 2-0 record, 8-3 overall. They host Good Hope in an area match up on Friday, Jan. 8, with a tipoff time of 6 p.m. Susan Moore

In Class 3A Area 13, Susan Moore sits atop the standings at 2-0 in the area and 15-1 overall. The Lady Bulldogs played a couple over the break. On Dec. 28, they fell to Hewitt-Trussville 42-65, but bounced back the next day earning a 67-54 victory over Cherokee County followed by a 72-48 win over Scottsboro on Dec. 30. Monday they hosted A.P. Brewer winning 78-29. They host area foe Holly Pond at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. J.B. Pennington

J.B. Pennington comes in fourth in Class 3A Area 13 at 0-2, 1-3. The Lady Tigers fell 60-65 to Brindlee Mountain in their first area game of the season. On Monday, they lost in a close game to Appalachian, 42-43. Appalachian

Appalachian, with a 1-1 record in 1A Area 11, sits at number one. Their thrilling win over Pennington moves them to 5-2 for the season. They travel to Cornerstone for an area matchup tomorrow, Jan. 7. Tipoff is at 5 p.m.