Boys basketball results
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2006
No. 1-ranked Altamont&8217;s game plan Friday night was to try and single out the Calera Eagles&8217; leading scorer, T.J. Green.
Green finished the night with only five points and the Knights (16-1) came away with a 57-45 victory over the No. 4-ranked Eagles (10-6).
&8220;We thought it was important to play him tight,&8221; Altamont head coach Barry Bearden said of Green. &8220;He got into foul trouble early in the game and I think that helped us keep him under control.&8221;
Green had been averaging more than 23 points per game this season headed into Friday&8217;s matchup.
Altamont used big plays on both sides of the ball to defeat the Eagles, causing 20 turnovers on defense and hitting more than 80 percent from the free-throw line on offense.
The Knights converted 17-of-21 from the charity stripe compared to the Eagles&8217; 5-of-12.
Kyle Nichols finished as the top scorer for Calera with 19 points while Kaderious Lacey netted 12 in the loss.
Cornerstone Christian 38, Warrior Academy 33: Daniel Bulger led the way for the Chargers against Warrior Academy Monday night, scoring nine points in his team&8217;s 38-33 victory.
Dustin Shears and Ty Youngblood finished with eight points each in the winning effort.
Shelby County 59, Chilton County 54: The Shelby County Wildcats were able to hold of Chilton Co. late Friday night for a 59-54 region victory.
&8220;This was a fresh start for our team,&8221; head coach Charles Dickinson said. &8220;There&8217;s no doubt we&8217;ve seen some tough times this year. I really think the guys are starting to come together.&8221;
Chris Bland led the way for the Wildcats, hitting five three pointers and finishing with 23 points. Mike Moore had 10 rebounds for Shelby County.
Oak Mountain 54, Hueytown 45: The Oak Mountain Eagles came back from an eight point deficit in the final quarter Thursday night to earn a 54-45 win over Hueytown. Tyler Gallimore led the way for the Eagles with 14 points while Bryant Gardner and Thomas Nordyke each netted 13 points.
Spain Park 55, Thompson 45: The Spain Park Jaguars advanced their record to 13-7 overall Friday night with a 55-45 win over region opponent Thompson.
Adam Mims led the way for the Jags, scoring 15 points to lead his team to victory. Spain Park&8217;s Chris Pitts added 12 points and blocked four shots while teammate Jake Drum finished with 11 points.
Thompson&8217;s Gary Cunningham was the top scorer for the Warriors, finishing with 12 points in the losing effort.
Chelsea 57, Oak Grove 40: Joe Wells was the top scorer for the Hornets Friday night as Chelsea (8-5) outscored region rival Oak Grove by 30 points in the middle two quarters, eventually winning, 57-40.
&8220;We started slow but played well in the second and third quarters,&8221; Chelsea head coach Wade Waldrop said. &8220;It was a good area win and we&8217;re looking forward to playing Holt at home tomorrow night.&8221;
Wells had 20 points and five steals while teammate Davin Palmer netted 10 points and finished with five rebounds.
Briarwood Christian 59, Sylacauga 57: The Briarwood Lions edged region rival Sylacauga Friday night with the help of Matt Robertson, who scored nine of his team-leading 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Robertson hit two free throws with 13 seconds remaining on the clock to give the Lions (12-6) the lead for good.
Briarwood&8217;s Nate Carlson added 13 points and nine boards for the Lions in the victory.
Pickens Academy 61, Kingwood 57: The Kingwood Lions dropped their second-straight game after starting the season 14-0 Friday night, falling to Pickens Academy, 61-57.
Pickens took a 21-3 lead into halftime and held on for the win despite late efforts by the Lions (14-2) in the fourth quarter.
Adam Irby was the top scorer for Kingwood in the losing effort with 24 points, nine boards and four steals