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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL


Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Oneonta Girls
Susan Moore 51, Oneonta 39

–courtesy www.southernexposurephotos.com Cleveland head coach Conny Lowery has his Panthers off to a 3-1 start and ranked No. 8 in last week’s poll.

–courtesy www.southernexposurephotos.com Cleveland head coach Conny Lowery has his Panthers off to a 3-1 start and ranked No. 8 in last week’s poll.


The Lady Bulldogs led throughout with advantages of 14-6, 27-15, and 37-29 at the quarter breaks.

Oneonta (2-3) was led by Destiny Elliott’s game-high 21 points. Laura Short added 10.

Susan Moore (7-1) got 15 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists from Hannah Holmes. Kaylie Bullard had 11 points and Kaitlyn Williams chipped in 10. Boys
Oneonta 78, Susan Moore 31

Oneonta raced out to a 39-15 halftime lead and never looked back.

Dakota Johnson had 11 points and Cody Sanders 10 for the Bulldogs (3-2).

Oneonta (2-0) got balanced scoring, led by Tim Gipson’s 18 points. Trevor Sanders had 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Ryne Wester added 10 points. at Hayden Girls
Hayden 61, Corner 32

The Lady Wildcats entered the game as the No. 4 team in Class 5A and it’s doubtful that the 4A Lady Yellow Jackets would argue.

Hayden led 15-9 after the first quarter before outscoring the visitors 20-8 and 19-5 in the second and third periods to lead 54-22 headed to the final quarter.

Corner (1-3) got 15 points from Carissa Reeves and nine from Taylor Sloan.

Hayden (8-0) was led by Krista Stricklin with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Mallory Ray added 13 points and Segan Bryant chipped in 12. Melissa Stricklin had six points, 12 rebounds and three steals and Tiffany Myrick had four points, four blocks, three assists, and three steals. Boys
Corner 81, Hayden 36

The visiting Yellow Jackets led 21-7 after the first quarter and 43-16 at the half.

Hayden (0-5) got eight points from Troy Fines and six each from Nathan Williams and Chris Duncan.

Corner (2-2) was led by Jake Eiland’s 22 points. Matt Ingram added 15 and Seth Hand had 14. at Cleveland Girls
Locust Fork 45, Cleveland 36

The first half went back and forth as Locust Fork held a 13-10 lead after the first quarter. In the second, Cleveland outscored the visitors 10-8 to cut the Hornet lead to 21-20 at the half.

The third quarter proved to be the difference as the visitors outscored the home team 19-11 to build a 40-31 lead after three quarters.

Cleveland (2-3) was led by Sissy Green, who scored a game-high 17 points.

Locust Fork (3-2) got 14 points from Alyson Burke – who nailed four 3-pointers – and 10 from Brandee Busenlehner. Boys
Cleveland 68, Locust Fork 60

The visiting Hornets led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Panthers 17-14 in the second quarter to take a 31-25 lead to the break.

However, the Panthers started the second half on an 8-0 run and outscored the visitors 19-10 in the quarter to lead 44-41 through three quarters.

The offenses heated up down the stretch but the host Panthers won the final period 24-19 to get the win.

Locust Fork (2-1) got 21 points from Taylor Hughes and 18 from Clay Smith. Kyle Smith pulled down 10 rebounds.

Cleveland (2-0) was led by Caleb Woodall with 20 points. Chas Cornelius added 12 and Joshua Fallin had 10.

Wednesday, Nov. 25 Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament Corner 51, J.B. Pennington 44

Pennington got a double-double from Mitchell Doyle but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell to the 4A Yellow Jackets in the first round of the Hanceville Tournament.

Doyle had 12 points and 11 rebounds while Jake Pettus added 10 points and four steals. Logan Cornelius had eight points and three rebounds and Tyler Hamm and Robby Taylor had six points each. Hanceville 69, Hayden 31

The host Bulldogs raced out to a 20-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Hayden was led by Troy Fines with seven points. Taylor Scott had four points and five rebounds.

Hanceville got 17 points from Geoffrey Hall and 15 from Broc Malcolm.

Thursday, Nov. 26 Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament J.B. Pennington 63, Hayden 38

The game was close after one quarter with the Tigers holding just a 15-11 lead. However, Pennington outscored the Wildcats 20-4 in the second quarter to take a 35-15 halftime lead and never looked back.

Will Scott led Hayden with 10 points while Seth Aderhold chipped in seven.

Mitchell Doyle led the Tigers with 18 points, three rebounds, and three steals. Jake Pettus and Robby Taylor had eight points apiece.

Saturday, Nov. 28 Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament Curry 49, J.B. Pennington 32

The 5A Yellow Jackets tightened up the defense on the tournament’s final day and the Tigers were unable to respond.

Jake Pettus led the Tigers with 13 points and four rebounds and Logan Cornelius had 11 points and four boards. at Florence Boys
Oneonta 69, Central 58

The visiting Redskins pulled away in the final quarter for an 11-point victory over the 4A Wildcats.

Central (0-3) was led by Darian Howell’s 20 points.

Oneonta (3-0) got huge games from Cory Glasscock (23 points, six rebounds, four assists) and Nolen Smith (18 points, 12 rebounds, six steals, five blocks). Trevor Sanders added 11 points, eight rebounds, and five steals.

Monday, Nov. 30 at Susan Moore Girls
Susan Moore 68, Appalachian 23

The Lady Bulldogs led 26-13 after one quarter and then outscored the visiting Lady Eagles 17-1 in the second quarter to lead 43-14 at the half.

Abby Phillips led Appalachian (0-1) with 12 points.

Susan Moore (8-1) put three players in double figures. Hannah Holmes had 15 points, eight assists, and four steals while Kayla Waddle had 14 points and five rebounds. Kaylie Bullard had 12 points and six rebounds.

This week’s schedule: Thursday, Dec. 3 Hayden at J.B. Pennington (8G, 8B) 4 p.m. Southeastern at Cleveland (JG, JB) 4 p.m. Locust Fork at Oneonta (JG, JB) 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4 Susan Moore at Oneonta (BB, VG, VB) 5 p.m. *Appalachian at Holy Family (BB, VG, VB) 5 p.m. *J.B. Pennington at Vinemont (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m. *Hayden at Springville (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m. *Falkville at Cleveland (BB, VG, VB) 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 Susan Moore at Locust Fork (JG, JB) Southeastern at Appalachian (JG, JB) 4 p.m. J.B. Pennington at Cleveland (JG, JB) 4 p.m. Oneonta at Hayden (JG, JB) 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8 J.B. Pennington at Cleveland (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m. *St. Clair Co. at Locust Fork (BG, BB, VG, VB) 5 p.m. Oneonta at Alber0tville (BG, BB, VG, VB) 3:30 p.m. *St. Bernard at Appalachian (VG, VB) 5:30 p.m. *Pleasant Grove at Hayden (BG, BB, VG, VB) 4 p.m.

*denotes area contest