Vincent wraps up share of area championship

Ben McKinney scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Vincent wrap up a share of the Class 2A, Area 9 regular season title with an 83-42 win Jan. 21 on the road at Thorsby.

The Yellow Jackets improved to 15-7 overall and finished 5-1 in Class 2A, Area 9 play, which ties them with Shades Mountain Christian for the top spot in the area. A coin toss Jan. 27 will determine the host of the Area 9 tournament Feb. 5-8.

Vincent left no doubt about the outcome of the game after outscoring Thorsby 29-6 in the first quarter.

“We just wanted to come out and play hard,” said Vincent coach John Hadder. “We have been preaching consistency, so I was happy with the effort — especially early.”

Keyon Wallace finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Devanta Williams added 16 points and seven rebounds. Anterio Rogers chipped in 10 points and Austin Davis finished with 10 rebounds.

Hadder said the Yellow Jackets will be prepared for the Area 9 tournament should they host it or play at Shades Mountain.

“Obviously we would like to host and play at home, but ultimately it doesn’t matter where we play,” Hadder said. “You still have to line up, execute, and play hard regardless of what floor you are on. Our focus is more on improving ourselves, getting better at what we do. I think our guys realize that.”

Cornerstone Christian 61, Chambers Academy 30

Cornerstone continued its undefeated season with a 61-30 win over Chambers Academy.

The Chargers improved to 18-0 overall and 14-0 AISA Class 1A, Region 1 on the season.

J.V. McKinney led the way with 26 points and four assists as 10 different Chargers scored in the game. Stephen Bulger, Clayton Halbert, Kendall Moore, and Colton Wingard added six points each for the Chargers.

Oak Grove 76, Westminster 68

Jeffrey Stanford led the Knights (4-17) with 28 points. Jake Doggett added 20 points.

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Cornerstone Christian 42, Chambers Academy 23

Cornerstone got back to its winning ways by defeating Chambers Academy 42-23. The Chargers outscored Chambers 27-12 in the second half to pull away with a convincing win after losing their two previous games.

Kailey Goodwin led the way with 16 points and four assists and Chelsey Dunnaway added seven points and six rebounds. The win improves helps Cornerstone move to 15-3 overall and 13-1 in AISA Class 1A, Region 1.