Tuesday night hoops: Girls results

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Spain Park Lady Jags’ bid to upset two top ten teams in a week fell short Monday night as SPHS fell to the rival Hoover Lady Bucs, 50-43.

After dropping No. 9 Thompson on Friday night, the Jags looked to do the same to top ranked Hoover.

Spain Park took an early lead in the game, outscoring the Bucs 16-10 in the first quarter. But Hoover’s Lyndsey Harris exploded offensively in the second quarter, hitting four three-pointers and scoring a total of 14 points to give her team a, 27-24 halftime lead.

The Lady Jags looked like they would rebound a number of times in the second half, moving within a score of Hoover all too often. But Spain Park was unable to keep any momentum in the last two periods of play.

&uot;Turnovers definitely hurt us a lot down the stretch&uot; Lady Jags head coach Gena Morris said. &uot;It’s a game of runs. They make a run and we make a run. I thought we played hard an we were in the game the entire time, but we just couldn’t pull it out.&uot;

Mountain Brook 60, Briarwood 51: The Mountain Brook Spartans pulled an upset win against Briarwood Tuesday night defeating the Lady Lions, 60-51. Ruth Ketcham led the way for the Lions with 14 points while teammate Dandee Ammons scored 10 in the losing effort.

Thompson 57, Pelham 44: The Thompson Lady Warriors moved their record to 6-2 in area play Tuesday night with a sound victory over rival Pelham, 57-44. Zoriah Williams and Rhonda Parker had 14 points each in the victory as Thompson moves to 19-2 overall this season.

Montevallo 72, Oak Grove 52: The Montevallo Lady Bulldogs downed area opponent Oak Grove Tuesday night, 72-52. Lakisha Brown netted 20 points and pull down eight boards . Brown also had 10 steals while teammates Candice Fields and Alisha Gentry finished with 15 and 11 points respectively in the win.

Kingwood 46, Coosa Valley 28: The Kingwood Lady Lions topped Coosa Valley Tuesday night with the help of Hannah Phillips, who scored a team-high 19 points to help move her team to a 13-3 record this season.

Shades Mountain Christian 62, Vincent 19: Shades Mountain Christian won easily over Vincent Tuesday night, 62-19. Niefha Dates scored 10 points for the Lady Yellow Jackets in the losing effort.

Marion Academy 49, Cornerstone 47: The Lady Chargers fell to 3-7 on the season with a close loss to Marion Academy Tuesday night, 49-47. Amy Parsons scored 23 points while teammate Aubri Smith had in the loss for the Chargers.