High school basketball roundup: Thompson downs Vincent to clinch semifinal spot

Thompson High School guard Ryan Coleman brings the ball up the floor in the Warriors' 49-40 win over Vincent in the Shelby County tournament Dec. 18. (Reporter Photo/Wesley Hallman)

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The Thompson High School boys’ basketball team used an impressive run in the final 12 minutes to finish off Vincent in a 49-40 win over the Yellow Jackets in the Shelby County tournament Dec. 18 at BankTrust Arena on the University of Montevallo campus.

The Warriors finished the game with a 17-4 run to run past Vincent in a rematch of the Chelsea High School Thanksgiving tournament championship game.

Thompson advanced to face a rubber match with Calera in the tournament semifinals Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m. The Warriors, who fell on the road at Calera earlier in the season, defeated the Eagles at home Dec. 16.

“It should be interesting on a neutral court,” said Thompson coach Patrick Davis.

Jaylon Jones led Thompson (8-5) with 11 points in the victory over Vincent.

Demarcus Threatt, who scored a career-high 45 points in the Warriors’ win over Calera, finished with 10 points. Ryan Spence chipped in eight points. Elisha Neville contributed six points.

Bruce Hamilton led Vincent (8-4) with 14 points.

Keyon Wallace added nine points. Dontravious Moon chipped in seven points.

Calera squeaks by Chelsea

The Calera High School boys’ basketball team edged Chelsea 73-70 to advance to the Shelby County tournament semifinals.

Deondre Haynes led the Eagles (10-2) with a game-high 33 points.

Ronnie Clark added 19 points. Blayne Sumrall chipped in 12 points. Jeremy Hyde finished with seven points.

D.J. Washington led Chelsea (8-5) with 19 points.

D.D. Washington added 16 points. Jake Ganus chipped in 13 points. Julius McCall finished with 10 points.

Oak Mountain defeats Shelby County

The Oak Mountain High School boys’ basketball team defeated Shelby County 69-38 on Dec. 18 to clinch a spot in the Shelby County tournament semifinals.

The Eagles will meet Briarwood Christian in the semifinals Dec. 20 at 1:15 p.m.

Garrett Cosgrove led Oak Mountain (7-4) with 29 points. Cosgrove also grabbed eight rebounds.

Colton McGriff added 13 points and a team-high seven assists.

Ty Lollar led Shelby County (3-7) with 21 points.

Westminster defeats Victory Christian

The Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys’ basketball team defeated Victory Christian 55-33 in the Verbena Christmas tournament semifinals on Dec. 18.

Jake Doggett led the Knights (7-7) with 27 points. Doggett also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots.

Jeffrey Stanford added 11 points and a team-high 16 rebounds. Adam Gurley chipped in seven points and seven rebounds.

Cornerstone Christian falls to Autauga Academy

The Cornerstone Christian School boys’ basketball team fell to host Autauga Academy 58-45 in the final game of its tournament Dec. 18.

Kendall Moore led the Chargers (0-9) with 17 points. Moore also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Blake Odgers added 12 points and four rebounds.

Evangel Christian defeats Covenant Christian

The Evangel Christian School boys’ basketball team defeated Covenant Christian 66-39 on Dec. 18.

DaJon Townson led the Lightning (7-0) with 20 points. Towson also dished out five assists.

Mark Underwood added 14 points. Aaron Walker contributed 10 points and seven rebounds.

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Oak Mountain defeats Vincent

The Oak Mountain High School girls’ basketball defeated Vincent 47-15 to advance to the Shelby County tournament semifinals.

The Eagles will meet Thompson in the semifinals Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.

Lay Watts led Oak Mountain (10-2) with 18 points.

Madison Pierce added eight points.

Brooklyn Jones led Vincent (6-8) with five points.

Kiara Cohill added four points.

Thompson defeats Montevallo

The Thompson High School girls’ basketball team picked up a 53-40 win over Montevallo in the Shelby County tournament.

Asia Anchrum led the Warriors (7-5) with 12 points.

Rachel Lawley chipped in 10 points. Kat Cingoranelli and KaDeisha Stowes contributed eight points each.

Amber Cardwell led the Bulldogs (5-4) with 16 points.

Kiah Smith and Kayla Cunningham added six points each. Mallory Anderson contributed five points.

Evangel Christian defeats Covenant Christian

The Evangel Christian School girls’ basketball team defeated Covenant Christian 62-53 on Dec. 18.

Abby Letson scored 23 points to lead Evangel, which improved to 8-0 on the season. Letson scored 15 points in the second half to help the Lightning erase a 30-28 halftime deficit.

Letson also had six rebounds and four assists. Katherine Stockman scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. Rainey Ketcham added 14 points, including three 3-pointers.