Oak Mountain downs Thompson to remain in area title chase

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

The Oak Mountain High School boys’ basketball team isn’t giving up a share of the Class 6A, Area 10 crown without a fight.

With Thompson one win away from clinching the regular season area championship, the Eagles kept the Warriors from heading home with the title following a 52-51 win Jan. 25 in a matchup between the top two teams in Class 6A, Area 10.

Thompson needs a win over Pelham and Oak Mountain must defeat Hoover in key battles Jan. 28 for the two teams to share the area championship.

Garrett Cosgrove led the Eagles (13-9 overall, 4-1 in Class 6A, Area 10) with 19 points.

Colton McGriff added 10 points in the victory.

Demarcus Threatt led Thompson (16-9 overall, 4-1 in Class 6A, Area 10) with 17 points.

Jaylon Jones added 16 points. Ryan Spence contributed 12 points in the defeat.

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The Oak Mountain High School girls’ basketball team defeated Thompson 35-30 in a Class 6A, Area 10 contest Jan. 25.

Mackenzie Garmany led the Eagles (17-5 overall, 4-1 in Class 6A, Area 10) with 15 points.

Maegen McDanal added 10 points in the victory.

KaDeisha Stowes led Thompson (9-11 overall, 1-4 in Class 6A, Area 10) with 12 points.