Lions knock off No. 4 Ramsay

FROM STAFF REPORTS

It came down to free throws, but the Briarwood Christian Lions survived Saturday, knocking off the No. 4 Ramsay Rams, 48-46.

The Rams stormed back from a 7-point deficit at the end of the third quarter, but Lauren Parks and Amy Hale stood tall at the free-throw line, draining three late free throws to seal the area win.

Parks finished with a team-high 11 points for the Lions, while Hale finished with 10 on the night.

The win was the second in a row for the Lions, who knocked off John Carroll, 48-33, on Thursday.

Parks led the Lions with a game-high 14 points, including 11 in the final quarter, while also finishing with six assists.

Becca Stephens also finished in double digits with 10 points and eight rebounds. Kathryn Byers finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

In other girls action:

Montevallo defense leads to victories: Tena Niven’s Montevallo Lady Bulldogs got back on the winning track Thursday and Friday with back-to-back wins over Jemison and B.B. Comer.

During Friday night’s game, the Dawgs opened a 17-4 advantage over B.B. Comer before dominating the second quarter, 18-1, to cruise to victory, 56-26.

Sequoia Peeples led the Dawgs (20-3) with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Two other Montevallo players scored in double digits as Alisha Gentry finished with 13 points and Desiree Jones finished with 12 points.

During Thursday’s victory over Jemison, it was once again Peeples and Gentry who led the charge as Montevallo took the win, 56-18.

The Bulldogs held Jemison scoreless in the opening quarter, 29-0, and never looked back.

The Montevallo defense held winless Jemison (0-9) to eight points or less in each quarter.

Peeples and Gentry led Montevallo with 14 points apiece, while Rachel Willingham finished with 10 points.

Eagles park Jaguars: After a relatively even first half, the Oak Mountain Eagles took advantage in the third quarter Jan. 22 to down the Spain Park Jaguars, 41-32.

Marisa Tomaszewski led the Eagles with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Lauren Miller finished with a game-high 13 points, while also finishing with six rebounds.

Laura Kneiss was the leading scorer for the Jaguars with 12 points.

Panthers run past Mustangs: Lucas McDonald’s Pelham Panthers jumped out to an early lead Saturday over Jackson-Olin and never looked back en route to the win, 51-24.

Three players scored in double digits for the Pelham offense, while the Panthers’ defense held the Mustangs to eight points or less in each quarter.

Melanie Short led the Panthers with a game-high 21 points, while Ally Slaughter and Katelyn Speights each finished with 11 points.

Wildcats shoot down Eagles: The Shelby County Wildcats easily handled the Calera Eagles Jan. 22 to take the 22-point win, 54-22.

Springs earns second victory: Terra Stanley’s 19 points helped lift Indian Springs to a decisive victory Thursday over Isabella, 43-32.

Stanley finished with a game-high 19 points for Springs (2-10), while also finishing with four steals and four assists.

Sunney Poyner also had 10 points and five rebounds in the win.

Prior to Thursday’s win, Springs did not fare as well against Fultondale during a 62-36 loss Jan. 22.

Springs trailed by seven after the first quarter, but Fultondale outscored Springs 13-4 in the second to seal the win.

Stanley led Springs with a game-high 23 points.

Hope earns pair of wins: Devin Douglas scored a game-high 30 points Friday as Hope Christian easily downed Tabernacle Christian, 63-30.

Hope held just a 1-point advantage after the first quarter, but the Eagles went on to outscore Tabernacle 20-10 in the second and 20-4 in the final quarter.

The Eagles (13-5) also downed Restoration on Jan. 22, 35-22.

Holding just a 1-point lead, Hope outscored Restoration 19-7 in the second half, with the Eagle defense holding Restoration to just two points in the final quarter.

For Hope, Douglas finished with 14 points, six rebounds and four steals, while Metta Smith finished with eight points, six rebounds and three steals