Girls’ basketball recap: Chelsea downs Shelby County

Published 1:12 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chelsea used a strong second half to down area rival Shelby County, 46-35, Tuesday. Rebecca Simpson and Lauren Swee each scored 12 points to lead Chelsea, while Sydney Arnold added 11 points and nine rebounds. The Hornets trailed 19-17 at halftime, but outscored the Wildcats, 15-5, in the third quarter and again in the fourth, 14-11. Aulicia Nunn scored 13 to lead Shelby County and Alysia Perkins had 10.

In other girls’ games:

-BRIARWOOD 67, JOHN CARROLL 43: After leading 14-8 in the first quarter, Briarwood’s lead became challenged in the second quarter as John Carroll shortened the halftime lead to 28-27. But the Lions regrouped and outscored the Cavaliers, 39-16, in the second half to improve to 5-0 in Class 5A, Area 8. Anna Handlin and Becca Stephens each scored 14 points, while Julia Hoke had 12.

– PELHAM 53, THOMPSON 29: Pelham’s defense shutdown Thompson, as Pelham pulled away with a 20-3 second quarter. Melanie Short and Katelyn Speights led Pelham with 10 points each. Chelsea Taylor led Thompson with seven.

-HEWITT 42, SPAIN PARK 36 Melanie Harris led Spain Park with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Colby Ryan added 10 points. Spain Park and Hewitt-Trussville were tied, 20-20, at halftime, but the Huskies pulled away with a 10-4 fourth quarter.

-HOOVER 58, OAK MTN. 27: Hoover held Oak Mountain to only 14 points combined in the second through fourth quarters. The Bucs had 17 in the opening quarter. Kirsten Tuggle led Oak Mountain with 11 points.

-MONTEVALLO 65, TRINITY 42: Amber Cardwell led Montevallo with 12 points, while the Bulldogs received 10 points each from Seqouia Peeples, Alisha Gentry, Desiree Jones and Rachel Willingham. The seventh-ranked Bulldogs move to 21-1 on the year, 7-0 in Class 3A, Area 5.

-CORNERSTONE 34, BESSEMER ACAD. 31: The ninth-ranked Cornerstone Christian Chargers battled from behind to tie Bessemer Academy, 30-30, n a Brittney Calma free throw in the final minutes and force overtime. Kailey Goodwin scored four points in extra time to lead the Chargers. She finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the game. Destiny Dillard and Nichole Davis also had 10 points. Chelsey Dunnaway had 12 rebounds.

-EAST MEMORIAL 38, SHELBY ACAD. 35: Shelby Academy rallied back from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull within three, but could not push past East Memorial. Sarah Glass scored eight of the Raiders’ 14 fourth-quarter points. She led Shelby with 13 in the game.

-KINGWOOD 43, TUSCALOOSA ACAD. 41: Kingwood jumped ahead of Tuscaloosa Academy early, 13-0, but was forced to hold on in overtime, edging TA. Rachel Holsombeck was 3-of-3 from the charity stripe in extra time and led the Lions with eight points, along with eight from Lauren Rozof.

-HOPE 36, FIRST ASSEMBLY 4: Hope’s defense held First Assembly to two points in the first quarter and two in the fourth. Terri Moore led Hope (11-0) with seven points, while Hannah Rettig, Metta Smith and Devin Douglas each scored six.