Pelham girls fall to Homewood

The Pelham High School girls basketball team fell short against the Homewood Patriots on Friday night, Jan 23. (Contributed/ David Jacks)

The Pelham High School girls basketball team fell short against the Homewood Patriots on Friday night, Jan 23. (Contributed/ David Jacks)

By JON HARRISON/ Staff Writer

The Pelham High School girls basketball fell to the Homewood Patriots on Friday night, Jan. 23.

The Patriots took a quick lead in the first quarter led by Hannah Barber and Shelby Hardy, who each put up four points for the Patriots. Jaylon Underwood wasn’t far behind with two points for the Patriots, and Ajah Wayne and Tori Webb had one point each in the first quarter.

Pelham got off to a slow start only scoring five points in the first quarter. Alex Schrick and Kelli Jones scored two points apiece in the first. Kelsie Jacks scored one point at the free throw line, making the score at the end of the first quarter 12-5 with Homewood in the lead.

The second quarter moved at a much faster pace for the Panthers. Jacks put eight points on the board for Pelham, accompanied by Jones with two points and Erykah Hall scoring another two.

However, the Patriots kept used their momentum from the first quarter to the keep the lead in the second. The Patriots’ Tori Webb put four points on the board accompanied by Barber and Wayne, each with three points. Maya Cook and Kayla Mikula had two points each for the Patriots in the second, bringing the score at the half to 26-17 in favor of the Patriots.

The third quarter was another fast-paced quarter for the Patriots. Webb scored eight points for the Patriots, followed by Hardy scoring four. Barber and Alex Studdard both scored two points for Homewood in third quarter as well.

Hall put five points on the board for the Panthers in the third and Jones scored two, making the score at the end of the third quarter 42-24.

In the fourth quarter, the Panthers seemed to find their rhythm and scored more than they had the entire game. Jacks led the way scoring four points followed by Schrick and Shelby Cost with three points each. Hall put two on the board for the panthers and Rebecca Fooshee scored one.

Despite the Panthers new found rhythm, Homewood stayed in control with Cook scoring six, Barber Scoring five and Hardy scoring two bringing the final score to 55-37 in favor of the Patriots.