County high school basketball roundup
The following is a roundup of results from high school basketball programs within Shelby County from Dec. 2-10:
CVA girls win on road
The Coosa Valley Academy Rebels girls basketball team took to the road Dec. 2 to take on the Chambers Academy Rebels in AISA competition. CVA used a monster performance from Danielle Richardson to capture a 56-45. Richardson finished with 39 points and 10 steals, while Kaylan Rich had seven points, 14 rebounds and four blocks and Payton Stephens had nine points on three 3-pointers.
Vincent boys hammer Briarwood
An 26-7 run in the first quarter allowed the Vincent Yellow Jackets boys basketball squad to take a convincing 84-60 win over the Briarwood Lions on Dec. 3. The Jackets (2-2) outpaced the Lions 57-22 in the first half, leading to an insurmountable halftime lead. While Briarwood outscored Vincent 38-27 in the second half, it was too little, too late for BCS as the Jackets held on for a 24-point victory. Quartez Walker led Vincent with 13 points (hitting 4-of-10 from three-point range), a rebound, an assist and two steals. Justin Brown led BCS with 17 points.
Coosa Valley girls cruise by Edgewood
Another big game by Danielle Richardson led to another CVA win, this time over the Edgewood Academy Wildcats. After opening up a 20-11 at half, the Rebels were able to cruise to a 44-33 win. Richardson paced the Rebels with 27 points and 14 steals, while Kaylan Rich had eight points, 14 rebounds and three blocks and Payton Stephens had nine points.
Calera girls shut down Shelby County
A strong second half — including a big fourth quarter — helped boost the Calera High girls basketball team past the Shelby County Wildcats on Dec. 5. Calera opened up by outscoring the Wildcats 16-7 in the first quarter. Shelby County fought back in the contest to make the score 23-14 at the half. Calera then outscored the Wildcats 15-9 in the third quarter and 9-3 in the fourth to pull away for a 49-24 win. Tyesha Haynes and Kalen Starks both led the Eagles with 13 points apiece. Tempest Cantrell and Mani Head both had five points for Shelby County.
Pelham boys knock off BCS
The Pelham Panthers jumped out to an early lead on the Briarwood Christian Lions, heading into halftime with a 25-16 lead, and posted a 33-27 lead after three quarters. Zach Allison racked up 25 points for Pelham, nailing six 3-pointers in the game. Alex Reese had 11 and Dakota Clark had four in the win, which moved Pelham to 6-2 on the season.
Kingwood girls fall short on road
The Kingwood Christian Lions girls basketball squad traveled to Atmore on Dec. to take on the Escambia Academy Cougars. Unfortunately for Kingwood, the road trip didn’t end as hoped, as the Lions fell, 48-34. Kayla Brown led the Lions with 11 points and five rebounds, while Katie Allen Etheridge had six points, 14 rebounds and three blocks and Zarria Morgan had eight points, five rebounds, five steals and three blocks.
Cornerstone boys keep rolling
Cornerstone Christian improved to 4-1 on the season with a decisive 64-32 victory over visiting Autauga Academy. The Chargers extended a 5-point first quarter lead into a 21-point half-time lead after outscoring the Generals 20-5 in the second quarter. Cornerstone had ten different players score on the night and was led by Jamal McCrimon with 22 points. McCrimon was 9-for-11 from the field while adding three assists and four steals. Griffin Moore added eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds on the night.