Shelby County girls drop road region matchup with CCHS

Shelby County's Marjorie Head (No. 4) goes up for a shot in a Dec. 13 contest against Chilton County. (Contributed/Brandon Sumrall)

Shelby County’s Marjorie Head (No. 4) goes up for a shot in a Dec. 13 contest against Chilton County. (Contributed/Brandon Sumrall)

By BRANDON SUMRALL/For the Reporter

Fresh off a win Dec. 12 on the road at Marbury, the Chilton County basketball teams picked up their second-straight win on Dec. 13 at home against region foe Shelby County.

The Tigers varsity girls (3-6 overall, 1-0 region) picked up their third win of the season, and their first in regional play by defeating the Wildcats 37-32.

Kadesha Lee set the tone for the Tigers in the first period by putting on a three-point shooting clinic, hitting on 3-of-5 attempts from behind the arc while accounting for 11 of the Tigers’ first period points. The Tigers led at the end of one, 13-9.

A Wildcats switch to a 2-3 zone in the second period slowed down the Tigers offense, but eight points by both teams would allow the Tigers a 21-17 halftime lead.

Lee again went to work to start the third period by nailing yet another three pointer, adding five more points to her tally in the third as the Tigers led 27-23 at the end of the third.

Samantha Slaughter accounted for six points, leading a Wildcats comeback in the fourth period, but the Tigers held off the run and closed out the win.

Lee led all scorers with a career-high 20 points, including 4-of-9 from behind the arc, 10 rebounds, eight steals and three blocks.

Karah Goodwin led the Wildcats with 11 points, three rebounds, three steals and a block.