High school basketball roundup: Jaguars fall to Mountain Brook in championship game

Spain Park High School guard Frank Hedden attempts a shot in the Jaguars' 56-42 loss to Mountain Brook in the Big Orange Classic championship game Dec. 29. (Reporter Photo/Jon Goering)

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The Spain Park High School boys’ basketball team fell to Mountain Brook 56-42 in the Big Orange Classic championship game Dec. 29 at Hoover High School.

Rembert Martin led the Jaguars (12-6) with 13 points.

Robby Prater added 10 points. Frank Hedden chipped in eight points.

Mitchell Holt finished with five points. Blake Dudchock contributed four points.

Pelham defeats Bibb County in consolation game

Pelham High School boys’ basketball coach Joel Floyd knows he has a pretty good team when he’s playing at full strength.

Floyd saw the Panthers’ potential in a 64-53 win over Bibb County in the third-place game Dec. 29 at the Champion Sports Medicine Shootout.

A revamped starting five has helped Pelham win three of its last four games following the victory.

“It’s big for us to have two of our senior leaders back,” Floyd said. “It was a step in the right direction.”

Tanner Rice, who recently returned to the lineup, led Pelham (5-8) with 16 points on 7-of-11 field goals. Rice also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Alec Rash contributed 15 points and five boards. Graham Reilly, who also recently returned to the lineup, finished with 11 points and five steals.

Pelham turned a two-point halftime lead into a 37-25 advantage after starting the third quarter with a 10-0 run. The Panthers held off Bibb County down the stretch.

Montevallo edges Childersburg in consolation game

Montevallo High School boys’ basketball coach Donald McMahon has been searching for a signature win since taking over the program in November 2009.

McMahon finally got it Dec. 29 following a 73-67 win over Childersburg in the fifth-place game of the Champion Sports Medicine Shootout.

McMahon said team chemistry helped the Bulldogs (4-7) win two out of three games in the tournament.

“The only difference has been team chemistry, both on the bench and on the floor,” McMahon said.

Garrius Chappell led Montevallo with 23 points.

Demetrouse Conwell added 21 points on seven 3-pointers in the victory. Anthony Whitehead chipped in 11 points. Rashad Jones contributed 10 points.

Chelsea drops consolation game against Saraland in tournament

The Chelsea High School boys’ basketball team fell to host Saraland 63-54 in a consolation game Dec. 29 at the Saraland Christmas tournament.

D.D. Washington led the Hornets (8-7) with 14 points.

Jake Ganus and Julius McCall added 13 points each.

Vincent defeats Springville in consolation game

The Vincent High School boys’ basketball team defeated Springville 72-49 in the third-place game at the Springville Christmas tournament Dec. 29.

Bruce Hamilton led the Yellow Jackets (12-5) with 24 points. Hamilton also grabbed seven rebounds.

Dontravious Moon chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds. Anterio Rogers finished with 11 points, five rebounds and three steals. Keyon Wallace finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Briarwood Christian defeats Sand Rock in tournament

The Briarwood Christian School boys’ basketball team defeated Sand Rock 57-45 in the Oneonta Christmas tournament quarterfinals Dec. 29.

Jason Laatsch, who hit five 3-pointers, led the Lions (13-3) with 18 points.

Justin Bice added 11 points.

Oak Mountain tops Ramsay in tournament opener

The Oak Mountain High School boys’ basketball team defeated Ramsay 44-35 in its opener Dec. 29 at the Metro tournament at Homewood High School.

Colton McGriff led the Eagles (8-5) with 27 points. McGriff also grabbed seven rebounds.

Taylor Kral recorded five rebounds and seven assists.

Thompson falls to Vestavia Hills in tournament opener

The Thompson High School boys’ basketball team fell to Vestavia Hills 44-32 in the opening round of the Metro tournament Dec. 29 at Homewood High School.

Demarcus Threatt led the Warriors (10-6) with 11 points.

Elisha Neville and Jaylon Jones added four points each.

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Chelsea tops Calera in tournament opener

The Chelsea High School girls’ basketball team defeated Calera 63-43 in the opening round of the Hoops for Hope tournament Dec. 29.

Amanda Mock led the host Hornets (5-8) with 27 points. Mock also grabbed 15 rebounds.

Destiny Winters added 12 points.

Jennifer Hobby led Calera (2-7) with 11 points.

A’Kia Harris chipped in 10 points.

Spain Park edges Decatur in tournament

The Spain Park High School girls’ basketball team edged Decatur 52-49 in a consolation game Dec. 29 at the Decatur Orthopaedic Classic.

Jessica Freeman and Tori Morgan led the Jaguars (12-6) with 10 points each. Morgan also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Haven Eddy chipped in eight points. Kathryn Boswell and Whitney Gulledge contributed seven points each.

Kelsie Williams finished with six points and seven rebounds. Colby Ryan recorded four points and eight boards.