Chelsea wins back-to-back
FROM STAFF REPORTS
CHELSEA – The Chelsea Hornets did not allow Chilton County to score double digits in any quarter Friday as the team opened a 34-18 halftime lead and cruised to victory over the Tigers, 61-31.
The Hornets (13-8) allowed only nine points in each of the first three quarters, and only four in the final quarter, in the lopsided win that improved them to 4-0 in Class 5A, Area 6.
Rebecca Simpson was the leading scorer for the Hornets with a game-high 14 points and nine rebounds, followed by Sydney Arnold with nine points and four rebounds.
The win was the second in a row for the Hornets, who knocked off Shades Mountain Christian, 48-34, Jan. 15.
Sydney Arnold finished with a double-double of 11 points and 11 assists for the Hornets, while Morgan Arnold finished with eight points and 13 rebounds.
In other girl’s action:
Briarwood earns third win in a row: Before holding off Parker, 60-46, for the Lions’ third win in a row Friday, Briarwood earned a much-needed win Jan. 15 over the Pelham Panthers, 63-48.
Holding just a 1-point lead heading into the final quarter, the Lions (15-10) mounted a 22-8 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Lauren Parks was the leading scorer for the Lions with a game-high 25 points and five assists.
Becca Stephens finished with a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds.
For Pelham, Melanie Short had 15 points, while Ally Slaughter finished with nine.
Bulldogs beat down Billingsley: The Montevallo Lady Bulldogs allowed no more than eight points in a quarter Thursday as the team earned an easy win over Billingsley, 65-24.
Montevallo opened a 22-8 first-quarter lead and then increased it to 41-16 at the half. The Bulldogs allowed six points in the third quarter and just two in the final quarter.
Shanise Hudson scored a game-high 14 points, while Sequoia Peoples and Alisha Gentry finished with 12 points apiece.
Warriors on area run: Prior to Friday’s area win over the Pelham Panthers, the Thompson Warriors earned another area win Jan. 15 in a 60-41 route over Jackson-Olin.
The Warriors started off sluggish and trailed by three at the end of the first quarter, but a big second quarter helped propel Thompson to an 8-point halftime lead.
Jackson-Olin fought back in the third to cut the lead to six, but the Warriors outscored the Mustangs, 21-8, in the final quarter to take the win.
Rhonda Watts was the Warriors’ leading scorer with 19 points, followed by Renita Lewis with 13 points, Kirby Mitchell with 11 points and Zoriah Williams with 10.
Spain splits area games: In a hard-fought, defensive struggle, the Spain Park Jaguars emerged victorious Jan. 15 as the team clawed back in the second half to take the area win over Vestavia Hills, 31-24.
Colby Ryan led the Jags (3-18) with eight points, followed by Meghan Dunn with seven points and six rebounds.
The Jags were not as fortunate Friday as cross-town rival Hoover scored early and often en route a dominating 74-30 win.
Ryan led the Jags with 11 points.
Shelby downs Sumter: The Shelby Academy Lady Raiders opened an early lead Friday over Sumter and never looked back en route to an impressive 43-18 win.
Kimbrell Lee paced the Raiders (10-5) with 15 points, followed by Taylor Miller with 13 points.
The Raiders held Sumter to just two points in both the first and third quarters, eight points in the second quarter and six in the final quarter.
Chargers pull even on season: Cornerstone Christian completed a sweep against Kingwood Christian for the season Monday, 34-29. Chelsey Dunnaway led CCS with 14.
The win pulls CCS even on the year at 7-7 after going on the road Jan. 18 to down defending state champion South Choctaw Choctaw in overtime, 40-39.
Nicole Davis nailed a 15 footer with less than a minute remaining in overtime to seal the win.
Davis led CCS with nine points, followed by Dunnaway, Kailey Goodwin and Britney Calma with eight points apiece.
Vincent falls hard: The Vincent Yellow Jackets could not seem to get going Thursday as the Jefferson Christian Eagles easily took care of business, 61-13.
The Yellow Jackets (0-7) failed to score in the second quarter, while scoring just three points in the first quarter, four in the third and six in the fourth