Basketball roundups

Published 9:07 am Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Joseph Lanzi and the Chelsea Hornets have now won five straight games after beating Briarwood on Feb. 1. (Contributed / Cari Dean)

Joseph Lanzi and the Chelsea Hornets have now won five straight games after beating Briarwood on Feb. 1. (Contributed / Cari Dean)

By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor

Feb. 1

Chelsea wins fifth straight, beats Briarwood

After falling behind early 7-2, Chelsea used an 18-2 run over the latter half of the first quarter to take a 20-9 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, extending its lead to over 20 in the third quarter. Aaron Washington had 20 points to lead all scorers and Sam Towery contributed 15. Jeffrey Travis had 10 to lead Briarwood. Chelsea, now winners of five straight, moved to 10-16 while Briarwood fell to 11-13.


Montevallo beats Jemison

The Bulldogs moved to 20-6 overall after beating Jemison 63-49 on Monday night. Tavarus Hall led Montevallo with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Tae Smith chipped in 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Ahmad Edwards had 12 points and eight rebounds as well. Montevallo outscored Jemison 34-22 in the second half to secure its 20th win of the season.


Thompson girls handle Mountain Brook

The 7A No. 9 ranked Thompson Lady Warriors beat Mountain Brook by a slim, 46-43 margin to improve to 21-6 on the year. Jordan LeNoir had 19 points to lead Thompson while Kahyanne Bolton chipped in 12. The win moved Thompson to 21-6 on the season.


Chelsea girls beat Briarwood

After getting past Shelby County on Friday night, the Chelsea Lady Hornets beat a good Briarwood team by a final of 60-53 on Monday night. Michaella Edwards had 23 points and eight rebounds while Hope Richard contributed 14 points and eight boards as well. The Lady Hornets moved to Chelsea will take on Oxford in the first round of the area tournament on Feb. 8.


Clay-Central holds off Shelby County

Shelby County played host to 5A Area 8 rival Clay-Central on Monday night, and lost by a final of 70-58. The Wildcats were behind for the majority of the game, leading at the end of every quarter of the game.


Thompson boys fall to Mountain Brook

The Warriors played host to the winner of two of the last three 6/7A state championships on Monday when Mountain Brook came to pay a visit. While Thompson played admirably at home, the Warriors (14-12) could not overcome the offensive production from the likes of Trendon Watford, who led the Spartans with 18 points and 14 rebounds, and lost 76-58.