Columbiana Youth Basketball League tips off regular season
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Wildcats Beat Dragons 11-5: The Wildcats earned the win in a game that saw a scoreless fourth quarter. Austin Lucas led the winning effort with four points.
J C Parker contributed three points for the Wildcats.
Sabrina Hawk shot an amazing 100 percent free throw percentage. Carleann King paced the Dragons with three points. Emily Dover and Cole Jeffries provided one point apiece. Natalie Odgers generated a great defensive effort for the Dragons.
Shinning Shots Hang On to defeat Cheetahs 19-12: The Shinning Shots lived up to their name by scoring 19 points in two quarters.
Despite a scoreless second and fourth quarter, the Shinning Shots were able to provide enough offense to win the game. Mitchell Kines provided the team-high nine points with Trent Sullivan contributing six points. Dayli Wood led a defense that protected the lead down the stretch. Joseph Penningotn provided six points for the Cheetahs. Matthew Prosser helped with three points.
Blazers defeat Nets 28 to 24: Cole Pate scored 18 points and had four steals for the Blazers. Zach Borden grabbed six steals while Jacob Shuey got three rebounds. Nick Horton led the Nets with eight points. Jacob Humphr anchored the defense with 12 rebounds while Noah Reece grabbed seven rebounds.
Battlecats outscore Bulldogs 27 to 21: Jaylun Woods led the Battlecats with 10 points, 16 rebounds followed by Will Prosser with eight points and seven rebounds. Johnathan Brown contributed a steal, rebound and a block. Garrett Cothran and David Watkins led the Bulldogs with six points apiece. Michael Bevard hustled on defense and grabbed three rebounds.
D. Pate Slips Past J. Shaw 28-25: D. Pate was able to overcome an early two-point deficit to record the win against J. Shaw. C.T. Youngblood paced D. Pate with a blistering 12 points. Caleb Crowe contributed eight points for the victorious team. Jake Edwards brought additional depth to the team and helped the stingy defense, which only allowed two points in the final quarter. Blake Odgers contributed 13 points, all of which came in the first half, for J. Shaw. Jordan Tucker made six points.
Ballers Smoke Show Stoppers 38-22: The Ballers made sure the show would go on in their 38-22 victory over the Show Stoppers. Justus Martin turned in a phenomenal 18 points in route to the win. Griffin Moore and Henry Davis contributed eight points each.
Sam Stockman provided help on the boards along with excellent defense for the Ballers. Dakota Falkner scored 10 points with some help from Sam Jablee, who contributed seven points.
Heat Scorches Momma&8217;s Boys 41-28: The Momma&8217;s Boys forgot their suntan lotion as the Heat blistered their way to victory. The score was 17-16 following two quarters of play before the Heat cranked it up and ran away with the victory. Michael Stannard led the team with 11 points, followed by Josh Gibson with eight points. Hunter Ray and Jessica Rasco provided several key fast break points that helped the Heat blow the score wide open. Mike Pate and Judson Motes scored eight and seven points respectively in a valiant effort by Momma&8217;s Boys. Jacob Tidmore anchored the defense before fouling out in the late fourth quarter.
F. Shaw Grinds Out a 31-26 Victory Over Carroll: Despite having two crucial players foul out of the game in the second half, F. Shaw was able to defend its early advantage and win the game with four players. Tyler Madison led the team with 14 points before fouling out in the late third quarter. However, D.Q/ Swain picked up where he left off and scored nine points to lead F. Shaw down the stretch. Mojo Adams led a stingy defense before fouling out in the early fourth quarter. Nathan Herrington led Carroll with 12 points in an effort to catch the opposing team. Carroll had its share of foul difficulties with Dra Dozier fouling out in the fourth quarter, but not before he provided eight points.
Younger Girls Division
Sharp Shooters Zoom Past Tide 23-10: The Sharp Shooters made sure the Tide never got out of hand. The winning team held the Tide scoreless in both the second and fourth quarters. Tempest Cantrell led the Sharp Shooters with eight points, a block, two rebounds and 100 percent free throw shooting. Anna Morgan Couch scored six points and contributed a steal.
Kendra Shaw and Ashlyn Blackerby crashed the boards and came away with five rebounds apiece. Chelsea White and Kerrigan Wood led the Tide with three points each. Brandy Gassaway anchored the defense with three steals.
uLightning edges Wild Coyotes 15 to 14: Kiana Perkins led the Lightning with eight points and two steals followed by Destiny Upton with four points and Hanna Gould with four points and four rebounds. Payton Jebeles led the Wild Coyotes with six points followed by Karah Goodwin with four. Victoria Cox anchored the defense.
Older Girls Division
Etress Overcomes Walton 13-11: In a thriller that went down to the final buzzer, Etress slipped past Walton by a narrow margin of 13-11. Brittani and Kelsie Knight proved to be the leading scorers for the winning team with five and four points respectively. Kinady Wood provided a stellar defensive effort. Courtney Robinson scored four points and DeAnna Peoples scored three points for Walton.
Horton Defeats Garrett 11-7: Horton set the pace early scoring six of their 11 points in the first quarter. Garrett, which got off to a slow start and was unable to score a bucket until the third quarter, couldn&8217;t overcome their early deficit. Noelle Williford and Rosemary Austin led Horton by scoring four points each. Mariah Kelow anchored the rigid defense that did not allow a single first-half bucket. Amanda Garrett led Garrett with three points. Jacqueline Largin and Megan Atchison both scored two points for their team