Kingwood Christian tops Bessemer Academy in area contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Kingwood Christian School girls’ basketball team defeated Bessemer Academy 38-25 in an AISA Class 3A, Region 2 — Area 1 contest Jan. 24.

Whitney Gillespie led the Lions (8-13 overall, 2-1 in AISA Class 3A, Region 2 — Area 1) with a game-high 16 points. Gillespie grabbed 11 rebounds to finish with a double-double.

Casey Whitmer also recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 14 rebounds.

BOYS

The Kingwood Christian School boys’ basketball team fell to Bessemer Academy 68-50 in an AISA Class 3A, Region 2 — Area 1 contest Jan. 24.

Ben Littrell led the Lions (13-11 overall, 0-3 in AISA Class 3A, Region 2 — Area 1) with 22 points.

Daniel Fillingim chipped in 13 points and a team-high 10 rebounds in the defeat.