High school basketball roundup: Warriors top Homewood in season opener

Thompson High School sophomore Kat Cingoranelli drives toward the basket in the Warriors' 51-39 win over Homewood in their season opener Nov. 9. (Contributed/Eric Starling)

By ERIC STARLING / For the Reporter

ALABASTER — The Thompson High School girls’ basketball team outscored visiting Homewood in all four quarters as the Warriors picked up a 51-39 win in their season opener Nov. 9.

KaDeisha Stowes led Thompson (1-0) with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.

Kat Cingoranelli added 10 points, two assists and four steals. Chelsea Taylor contributed eight points.

Thompson coach Cara Crosslin was pleased with the Warriors’ effort in their first game of the 2010-2011 season.

“A win is a win and we hope this sets the stage for our season,” Crosslin said. “We were choppy at first, but we settled down and ran our offense as we had practiced it.”

Thompson returns to the court Nov. 16 as the Warriors host McAdory.

Indian Springs take down Fayetteville in season opener

The Indian Springs School girls’ basketball team opened its season with a 42-33 win Nov. 9 over visiting Fayetteville.

Indian Springs (1-0) will face Oak Grove in its next game Nov. 11 in its Tip-Off Tournament.

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Indian Springs defeats Fayetteville in season opener

The Indian Springs School boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Fayetteville 65-52 in its season opener Nov. 9.

Indian Springs outscored the Wolves 40-29 in the second half to secure the win.

Charlie Simpson led Indian Springs (1-0) with 20 points in the victory.

Simpson added a team-high six rebounds and four assists.

Joseph Simonetti added 10 points, five boards and two assists.

Westminster defeats Jefferson Christian in season opener

The Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys’ basketball team overcame a one-point deficit after the first quarter and coasted to a 59-37 win over host Jefferson Christian Academy in its season opener Nov. 9.

Jeffrey Stanford led Westminster (1-0 overall, 1-0 in Class 1A, Area 8 ) with 23 points.

Adam Gurley added 19 points. Jake Doggett recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Richard Robey also grabbed 10 boards.