Warriors fall to Hoover in title game

Thompson High School forward KaDeisha Stowes loses control of the ball on a drive to the basket in the Warriors' 75-18 loss to Hoover in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A, Area 10 tournament championship game Feb. 13. (Contributed/Eric Starling)

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / For the Reporter

HOOVER — The Hoover High School girls’ basketball team took control early to take a 75-18 win over the Thompson Lady Warriors in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A, Area 10 championship game Feb. 13.

The Lady Bucs jumped out to a 19-4 lead after the first quarter, then extended their lead to as much as 30-6 late in the second period on an 11-2 run.

Thompson’s KaDeisha Stowes scored all six of the Lady Warriors (16-11) points in the second quarter including four down the stretch for a 34-10 Hoover lead at the half.

Hoover started the second half strong with a 7-0 run to capture a 41-10 lead with just under three minutes played in the third. Thompson’s Katie Guiser scored the lone points for the Lady Warriors in the period with a three from the right wing while the Lady Bucs closed the quarter on a 10-3 run to hold a strong 52-13 lead into the fourth.

Hoover closed the game with their best scoring period in the fourth tallying 23 points to take the 75-18 victory.

Stowes led Thompson with 10 points while Guiser and Taylor Underwood each scored three points. Abby Kreuser added two points for the Lady Warriors.

Mar’ques Webb scored a game-high 13 points for Hoover with Nicole Tanner adding 12 points and Reggotta Craig scoring 10 points for the Lady Bucs.

Thompson will travel to Mountain Brook in an AHSAA Class 6A sub-region game Feb. 16, with the winner advancing to the Northeast Region tournament.