Girls basketball roundup: Vincent drops second area game

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Vincent’s chances of a possible share of the regular season area title came to an end Tuesday, despite a second half run by the Yellow Jackets.

Thorsby (11-5, 4-1 area) held off a fourth-quarter run that cut the game to six points, 29-23, to roll to a 43-23 victory and move one game from winning the Class 2A, Area 7 title.

A win for Vincent (2-9, 2-3 area) would have evened the area record with Thorsby.

Kiara Cohill led Vincent with seven points, while Hollie Day had 16 for Thorsby and Tekeisha Cooper added 11.

In other girls action:

-Spain Park 31, Vestavia Hills 24:Spain Park picked up its first Class 6A, Area 11 win and only third of the season Tuesday. Colby Ryan led the Jaguars with eight points, while Meghan Dunn had seven points and six rebounds.

-Hoover 66, Oak Mountain 30:Hoover continued to roll in Class 6A, Area 11, moving one game away from locking up the regular season area title. Lauren Miller led Oak Mountain (12-9, 1-2) with 12 points, while Lyndsay Harris paced Hoover with 17. Hoover travels to Spain Park Friday, while Oak Mountain hosts Vestavia.

-Thompson 60, Jackson-Olin 41:Thompson collected its third Class 6A, Area 10 victory Tuesday to complete a season-sweep over Jackson-Olin. Rhonda Watts led the Warriors with 19 points, followed by Renita Lewis with 10, Kirby Mitchell with 11 and Zoriah Williams had 10. Thompson travels to Pelham Friday to attempt to even the area record with one loss each.

-Briarwood 63, Pelham 48: Lauren Parks’ hot hand continued Tuesday to lead Briarwood Christian (13-10) with 25 points in a non-area victory over Pelham (11-9). Becca Stephens added 15 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Pelham was led by Melanie Short’s 15 points. Briarwood hosts Parker in an area game Friday.

-Chelsea 48, Shades Mountain 34: Sydney Arnold collected 11 points and 11 assists to lead Chelsea past Shades Mountain. Morgan Arnold led the battle of the boards with 13 rebounds. Chelsea hosts Chilton County Friday with a chance to improve to 4-0 in Class 5A, Area 6.

-Central Christian 40, Cornerstone 36: Central Christian (15-3) outscored Cornerstone 13-9 in the fourth quarter to hold on to a four-point victory. Chelsea Dunnaway and Aubri Smith led Cornerstone (5-7) with nine points each. Kara Rawls led Central with 11.

-Evangel Christian 63, Covenant 47: Hannah Letson hit five 3-pointers and finished 25 points to lead Evangel (9-4) past Covenant Tuesday. Jonica Reaves had 14 points.

-Evangel Family 39, Hope Christian 26: