Hoops Highlights: Mountain Brook Cruises to Turkey Jam Championship
Mountain Brook won three games this week in their Spartan Turkey Jam to win the tournament championship, beating Eufaula 80-65 on Wednesday, Charles Henderson 62-59 on Tuesday and Tuscaloosa County 55-37 on Monday.
In the title match, Kyle Layton scored 20 goals and Ty Davis 19 with 10 assists. Parks McLain scored 15 points, making 5 of 6 3-point attempts. Dive Rowe scored 8 with five rebounds, as did Charlie McKimmon, who also had four steals.
Joshua Paige led the Tigers with 29 points on 5 of 9 shots behind the 3-point arc. Caleb Paige scored 25 points and took five rebounds. Rashaad Frye had seven rebounds.
In the win over Charles Henderson, the defending Class 7A champions got 18 points and seven rebounds from Rowe and 11 points from Layton. Davis scored 9, had five rebounds, five assists and three steals. McKimmon took eight rebounds. Akeives Shorts led the Trojans with 19 points and Jayden Spearman had 13 with eight rebounds.
In other matches from a busy holiday week on the hard court:
Parc d’Espagne 46, Homewood 27: Spain Park won the Jag Classic on Wednesday, escaping with a 21-3 flurry in the third period after holding a 19-17 halftime advantage. Senior Colin Turner led the Jaguars with 14 points. Sam Wright scored 11 and Zach Gray scored 10.
Spain Park qualified for the championship game with a 78-69 victory over reigning Class 4A state champion Anniston. Turner led the winners with a career-high 30 points. Gray had 14 with three 3 points. Chase James and Josh Harrington scored 10 points each.
On day one of the Jag Classic, Spain Park broke away in the third quarter to beat Chelsea 65-47. The Jaguars trailed 18-17 after one and led 32-27 at halftime before beating Chelsea 20-10 in the third period. Turner and Harrington led the winners with 24 and 19 points, respectively. Harrington had five 3-pointers.
Georgiana 72, Andalusia 59: Georgiana won the inaugural Turkey Classic in Dothan to earn a seat at the Downtown Dothan Hoops Classic in December. The Panthers were led by rookie Nasir Cheatham, who scored 22 points and took 10 rebounds. Tremari Longmire scored 21, Amari Feagin 13 and Zach Boggan 10.
In the 58-52 semifinal win over Cottonwood, Jacob Lowery scored 18, Feagin scored 11 and Cheatham scored 10. Georgiana opened her season with a victory at the Dothan Turkey Classic at the Dothan Civic Center. . Amari Feagin had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in the win. Josh Sims scored 14 points and Tremari Longmire had 13 points and eight assists.
Andalusia 54, Florala 47: The Bulldogs took a 29-24 halftime lead to win the Dothan Turkey Classic. Florala was led by Rayshon Coleman’s 18 points. Christian Greasham had 11 points and 15 rebounds. The Wildcats also lost 50-44 to Zion Chapel in a previous road game. Rayshon Coleman led Florala with 19 points.
Baker 69, Cottage Hill 65: Labaron Philon scored 22 points on his birthday as Baker beat Cottage Hill on Wednesday to win the Robertsdale Pre-Thanksgiving Shootout. It was the Warriors’ first loss of the season. Baker improved to 7-1. Josh Flowers followed with 16 and Jayven Williams added 14. The Hornets scored 11 3 points in the game (five from Philo and four from Flowers).
Cottage Hill was run by Trent Thomas with 25, Josh Bell with 17 and Tyler Thomas with 13.
In the semi-finals of the tournament, Cottage Hill Christian Academy handed the Bucs their first loss, 58-51. Grady had 12 points and eight rebounds for Hoover. Josh Bell had 25 points and five rebounds for the Warriors. He was 11 of 12 from the foul line. Trent Thomas had 16 points, four blocks, two assists and one steal.
Hoover 71, Daphne 48: The Bucs passed Daphne in the Robertsdale pre-Thanksgiving shootout. Hoover’s 12 players signed up for the scoreboard, led by Dewayne Brown with 12 points, six rebounds and four blocks. Salim London scored 11, Brodin Grady had 9 with seven rebounds. The Bucs improved to 5-1 with a 59-37 victory over St. Paul’s to close the tournament.
Hoover was led by London’s 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. TQ Richardson and Dewayne Brown had 11 each. Brown also had six rebounds.
In the Robertsdale tournament matches earlier in the week:
Baker 60, St. Paul’s 37: Labaron Philon led the Hornets with 14. Charles Taylor followed with 12 and McWell Hogue had 10. Baker also beat Jackson 68-32 on Day 1 of the tournament. Philon finished with 20 points and Jayven Williams had 15.
UMS-Wright 68, Robertsdale 47: Bridges Simmons had 22 points and 8 rebounds for the Bulldogs in the consolation championship of the Robertsdale tournament. Sims Druhan finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Cameron had 13 points. Jalen White led Robertsdale with 16. Tony Carmichael had 13. Earlier in the tournament, UMS beat Daphne 58-54. Simmons had 24 points.
Robertsdale 51, Jackson 47: Robertsdale led Jackson 23-12 in the fourth quarter. Ja’Leal White scored 24 points and 11 steals to lead the Golden Bears. Michael Reed led the Aggies with 14 points and Jaqualyn Jackson added 10 points.
Sparkman 65, Mae Jemison 56 (OT): The Senators crushed Mae Jemison in overtime to send the Jaguars into the Thanksgiving break at 5-3 that year, with all of their losses to Class 7A opponents. Class 5A Mae Jemison had 15 points and five assists from Fredrick Derrick. Isaiah Curry scored 14 with four rebounds and four assists. Tai Hayes scored 13 with seven rebounds. Kennedy Turner scored 8 with six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Earlier in the week, the Jaguars beat Columbia 72-53, led by Turner’s 15 points and 12 rebounds. Curry had 14 points and seven rebounds, Derrick had 11 and Denzel Washington threw 10.
The Jags also beat Buckhorn 58-50, with Curry in the lead with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Hays scored 17 with eight rebounds. In a 42-39 win over Bob Jones, Hayes scored 18 points and took 10 rebounds for the Jags. Curry had 12 points.
Prattville Christian 73, Cedar Bluff 24: Carson Roberson scored 16 points and Cade Segars scored 15 in the Supreme Court tournament victory in Guntersville. Coleman Hunter had 9 points and nine rebounds as the Panthers improved to 4-2.
Earlier, the PCA had beaten Southside-Gadsden 51-40 as Roberson scored 14 and Hunter 16 rebounds and 10 points in the victory. Segars had 9 points and four assists and Brady Hughes had seven assists for Prattville Christian.
Additionally, Sardis defeated Prattville Christian 57-52. Freshman Conner Williams scored 14 to lead Prattville Christian. Roberson and PJ Evans scored 10 each.
Charles Henderson 85, Spanish Fort 81: Akieves Shorts and Jywon Boyd both scored 18 points for Eufaula. Cody Youngblood followed with 16. Spanish Fort’s Kolby Horace led all scorers with 37. Citadel signing Colby McAllister had 26. The Toros lost to Eufaula earlier in the tournament, 90-76. Horace was 29 and McAllister 27.
Grissom 76, Columbia (Ga.) 69: In the HoopsGiving tournament hosted by Plainview at DeKalb County Colisum, Grissom’s Efram Johnson led the Tigers with 35 points. RJ Johnson scored 15 and Izzy Miles scored 10 as Grissom moved up to 6-0 and will face Madison Prep of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Friday in Corinth, Mississippi. Earlier in the week, Grissom beat Gadsden City 75-57. Johnson scored 22 points for the Tigers, while Miles and Johnson had 13.
McGill-Toolen 52, Spain Parc 40: Junior Anna Reed McNeece scored a career-high 25 points to lead McGill-Toolen, making 11 of 16 shots from the field. The Yellow Jackets shot 59% from the field, including 5 of 10 3-pointers in the win. Alex Baskin and Camille Chase led Spain Park with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Lee-Huntsville 45, Lift for Life Academy (Mo.) 42: Lee-Huntsville defeated reigning state champion Lift for Life Academy of Missouri in a weekend game at the St. Louis Tip-off Classic. The Generals were led by Makayla Ford’s 15 points and Limaya Batimba’s 13 rebounds. Ford also had four interceptions in the win. Jazella Burns had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Davidson 45, Fairhope 39: Fairhope took out the Pirates on Monday. Fairhope got 9 points from Lexie Grace Hunt, 8 from Reagan White and 7 points with eight rebounds from Elyse Hughes.
Fairhope (5-1) rebounded with a 70-52 victory over Faith Academy. White and Hunt collected 17 points each in the victory. Hughes had 8 points and eight rebounds. Yasmin Harmon had 10 rebounds and 6 points.
Priceville 52, Arabic 38: The Bulldogs got 16 points and six rebounds from Lauren Hames in the win. Olivia Gann scored 13 goals and also took six rebounds. Leslie Hames scored 11. Earlier, Hartselle clinched a 57-42 victory over Priceville with a final quarter of 14-4. Mayson Marchabanks scored 32 points to lead the Tigers. Priceville got 14 points from Leslie Hames. Zoey Benson led the Bulldogs with seven rebounds while Natalie Cartee had six.
Prattville Christian 61, Gadsden City 41: Ella Jane Connell led Class 3A Prattville Christian with 21 points, five assists and four rebounds in the victory over 7A Gadsden City at the Supreme Court Thanksgiving Tournament in Guntersville. Hannah Jones had 18 points and eight rebounds while CoCo Thomas had 11 and 11 rebounds. The Panthers have improved to 9-0 this season.
Earlier in the tournament, Hannah Jones led the Panthers with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in a 49-44 victory over New Hope. Connell had 13 points, six rebounds and five steals for the PCA. Thomas took 18 rebounds and scored 10 points for the Panthers.
Williamson 44, Robertsdale 20: ShaDonya Johnson scored 10 points for the Lions. Williamson also beat Baker 38-26. Ta’Myla Allen had 11 points and five assists. Johnson had 10 points, six blocks and four steals. The Lions lost to Jackson 40-24 in the final. Johnson scored 12 points. Naomi Jones led Jackson with 11 points.
Terrell 61 Academy, Abbeville Christian 34: Abbeville Christian fell on the road despite Amyal Govan’s 18 points, 15 rebounds and seven steals in the game in Dawson, Ga. Anna Grace Blalock scored 8 points and nine rebounds. Bailey McMatiy led Terrell Academy with 22 points.
Additionally, Southwest Georgia beat ACA 80-43 as Ella Ashley scored 20 points in the victory. Govan scored 26 points – making 11 of 18 free throws – and grabbed 20 rebounds. Blalock scored 9 points with 16 rebounds.
Sand rock 65, Ider 54: Sand Rock improved to 4-0 that year with the Geraldine tournament victory. Lanie Henderson scored 17 and claimed 12 rebounds. Caley Garrett had 15 points with three assists, Katelyn St. Clair scored 12. Haley Grace Lisenbee scored 8 points with nine rebounds, three steals, three blocks and three assists.
Earlier in the tournament, Sand Rock beat Asbury 68-32, led by St. Clair’s with 21 points. Garrett had 19 points with five assists while Lisenbee had 8 points, five steals and four assists.
Sand Rock also beat Boaz 65-48 earlier in the tournament. Lanie Henderson had 25 points and St. Clair had 14 and Garrett had 8 points, three steals and three assists.
Brewbaker Tech 45, Montgomery Academy 39: Montgomery Academy lost in the semifinals of the Larry Chapman tournament. Virginia Meachum led the Eagles with 19 points, Hayes Jenkins had 11 and Pierson Hartley had 10 rebounds in the loss.