Calera girls dominate Marbury

By TREY HICKMAN/For the Reporter

CALERA —Thanks in part to eye-catching athleticism and an adherence to fundamentals, the Calera Eagles girls basketball team breezed to a 55-14 win over visiting Marbury and stayed undefeated on the young season.

A good omen came early for Calera (2-0) as the Bulldogs took a timeout only one minute, 19 seconds into the game after the Eagles burst out on a 6-0 run. Eight of Tyesha Haynes’ game-high 14 points came in the first quarter as Calera forged a 25-5 lead heading into the second period.

Things didn’t get any prettier for Marbury.

The Eagles dominated in every facet from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. Haynes spearheaded the blowout victory with 14 points, three assists, six rebounds and four steals. Kalen Starks followed with 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals as Breonna Caldwell contributed 10 points and five steals.

Marbury fell to 0-6 on the season.

“We’re very athletic and they (the Eagles) did a good job, they started off strong and corrected a lot of mistakes that we made the first game (of the season) against Shelby County,” said Calera head coach James Knowles.”Of course we still have a long way to go. We hope to one day be in Birmingham (for the regional playoffs). We went to the regionals last year, we expect to be there again and to carry on what we started last year.”

A’kia Harris notched six points while Keyanna Gayden had five in the winning effort.