High school basketball roundup: Spain Park runs past Thompson

Spain Park High School guard Robby Prater drives past Thompson guard Demarcus Threatt in the Jaguars' 62-44 win over the Warriors on Jan. 4. (Reporter Photo/Wesley Hallman)

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Offense isn’t the primary concern for Spain Park High School boys’ basketball coach Brian Moon.

Moon’s squad has relied on a solid defensive effort during the past two weeks as the Jaguars posted impressive victories in the Jaguars Classic and the Big Orange Classic at Hoover High School.

In Spain Park’s first game back after the Christmas break, Moon saw both great offense and defense from his team Jan. 4 as the Jaguars defeated Thompson 62-44.

“We shot the ball better than we did over the break,” Moon said. “The defense needs to be there every night.”

Rembert Martin led Spain Park (13-6) with 16 points.

Robby Prater added 10 points in the victory. Mitchell Holt chipped in nine points.

Alex Close recorded eight points. Blake Dudchock finished with six points.

Jaylon Jones led Thompson (11-8) with 15 points.

Demarcus Threatt added 10 points. Martin Glaster chipped in nine points. Ryan Coleman registered four points.

The two teams traded baskets early before back-to-back baskets by Dudchock helped the Jaguars close the first quarter with a 9-2 run to take a 14-7 lead. The Jaguars were hot early in the second quarter and pushed their lead to 28-9 following a 3-pointer by Martin with 4:10 remaining in the first half.

The Warriors cut the lead down to 45-33 midway through the third quarter following a layup by Threatt. Spain Park quickly regained the momentum and led by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Oak Mountain defeats Gardendale

The Oak Mountain High School boys’ basketball team defeated Gardendale 60-44 on Jan. 4.

Garrett Cosgrove led the Eagles (9-7) with 26 points. Cosgrove also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Colton McGriff added 20 points and six rebounds. Taylor Kral dished out five assists.

Pelham defeats Hueytown

The Pelham High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hueytown 62-57 on Jan. 4.

Pelham (6-8) was led by Cameron Slane with 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Tony Williams added 11 points. Tanner Rice and Tyler Minyard chipped in eight points each.  Alec Rash finished with a team-high 12 boards.

Briarwood Christian tops Talladega in area game

The Briarwood Christian School boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Talladega 65-60 in a Class 5A, Area 7 contest Jan. 4.

James Palmer led the Lions (15-4 overall, 1-1 in Class 5A, Area 7) with 22 points. Palmer also grabbed nine rebounds.

Jason Laatsch added 19 points. Justin Bice chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

Chelsea drops area contest against Sylacauga

The Chelsea High School boys’ basketball team fell to Sylacauga 91-47 in a Class 5A, Area 7 contest Jan. 4.

D.J. Washington led the Hornets (9-8 overall, 0-2 in Class 5A, Area 7) with 16 points.

Vincent defeats Altamont in area contest

The Vincent High School boys’ basketball team defeated Altamont 75-27 in a Class 2A, Area 10 contest Jan. 4.

Anterio Rogers led the Yellow Jackets (13-5 overall, 4-1 in Class 2A, Area 10) with a game-high 27 points. Rogers, who nailed 4-of-6 attempts from 3-point range, also recorded 11 steals, seven assists and four rebounds.

Bruce Hamilton added 17 points and eight rebounds in the victory. Keyon Wallace chipped in seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Ben McKinney contributed seven points, five steals, four rebounds and three assists. Tyler Williams finished with six points, five assists and three rebounds.

Kingwood Christian falls to Restoration Academy

The Kingwood Christian School boys’ basketball team fell to Restoration Academy 65-43 on Jan. 4.

Daniel Fillingim led the Lions (9-7) with 18 points. Fillingim also grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds to finish with a double-double.

Jordan Myers and Andrew Whitfield added six points each.

Coosa Valley defeats Chambers Academy in area opener

The Coosa Valley Academy boys’ basketball team defeated Chambers Academy 49-36 in its AISA Class 1A, Region 2 — Area 1 opener Jan. 4.

John Bullen led the Rebels (3-9 overall, 1-0 in AISA Class 1A, Region 2 — Area 1) with 12 points.

Hunter Winslett and Sam Bullard added 10 points each. Daniel Kennedy chipped in nine points.

Cornerstone Christian defeats Lyman Ward in area game

The Cornerstone Christian School boys’ basketball team defeated Lyman Ward 66-41 for its first win of the season Jan. 4.

Kendall Moore led the Chargers (1-6 overall, 1-0 in AISA Class 1A, Region 2 — Area 1) with a game-high 31 points. Moore also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Chase Payne added 14 points and eight rebounds. Hagan Joiner chipped in seven points.

Evangel Christian tops T.H.E.

The Evangel Christian School boys’ basketball team defeated the Tuscaloosa Home Educators 66-49 on Jan. 4.

Marcus Johnson led the Lightning (8-0) with 21 points.

DaJon Townson added 17 points and a team-high five steals in the victory. Aaron Walker and Mark Underwood added 10 points each.

GIRLS

Oak Mountain falls to Gardendale

The Oak Mountain High School girls’ basketball team fell to Gardendale 29-24 on Jan. 4.

Madison Pierce led the Eagles (11-4) with eight points.

Pelham defeats Hueytown

The Pelham High School girls’ basketball team defeated Hueytown 56-34 on Jan. 4.

Sydney Days led the Panthers (5-6) with 19 points.

Carlie Walker added 14 points in the victory.

Briarwood Christian defeats Talladega in area contest

The Briarwood Christian School girls’ basketball team defeated Talladega 66-52 in a Class 5A, Area 7 contest Jan. 4.

Hannah Wainwright led the Lions (14-3 overall, 2-0 in Class 5A, Area 7) with a game-high 19 points.

Abbie Cutcliffe added 16 points. Cara Medders chipped in 13 points.

Chelsea drops area game against Sylacauga

The Chelsea High School girls’ basketball team fell to Sylacauga 43-38 in a Class 5A, Area 7 game Jan. 4.

Amanda Mock led the Hornets (5-10 overall, 0-2 in Class 5A, Area 7) with 12 points. Mock also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds to finish with a double-double.

Perri Lambert added nine points, seven rebounds and five steals in the loss.

Montevallo falls to Greensboro in area contest

The Montevallo High School girls’ basketball team fell to Greensboro 59-40 in a Class 3A, Area 7 contest Jan. 4.

Amber Cardwell led the Bulldogs (6-6 overall, 0-2 in Class 3A, Area 7) with 24 points. Cardwell also grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds.

Kayla Cunningham and Savannah Upton added six points each for the Bulldogs, who were outscored 21-2 in the opening quarter.

Vincent falls to Altamont in area game

The Vincent High School girls’ basketball team fell to Altamont 41-28 in a Class 2A, Area 10 contest Jan. 4.

Kiara Cohill led the Yellow Jackets with (6-9 overall, 4-1 in Class 2A, Area 10) with 10 points.

Kingwood Christian falls to Restoration Academy

The Kingwood Christian School girls’ basketball team fell to Restoration Academy 42-25 on Jan. 4.

Katie Ethridge led the Lions (4-11) with 10 points.

Coosa Valley defeats Chambers Academy in area game

The Coosa Valley Academy girls’ basketball team defeated Chambers Academy 64-39 in an AISA Class 1A, Region 2 — Area 1 contest Jan. 4.

Jordan Smiley led the Rebels (9-2 overall, 1-0 in AISA Class 1A, Region 2 — Area 1) with a game-high 19 points. Smiley also grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds.

Amelia Ripley added 18 points. Lauren Archer finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Evangel Christian defeats T.H.E.

The Evangel Christian School girls’ basketball team defeated the Tuscaloosa Home Educators 47-27 on Jan. 4.

Abby Letson eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark with a game-high 27 points for the Lightning, who improved to 9-0.

Letson also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and finished with five steals. Letson became the second Evangel player ever to surpass the 1,000 point milestone for her career. She now has 1,008 points in her five years at Evangel and is second in school history behind her sister, Hannah, who had over 1,300 points for her career.

Katherine Stockman had seven points, six rebounds and four steals for the Lightning. Rainey Ketcham added nine steals.