Area Basketball Roundup
Published 11:09 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018
LANETT — The Lanett High School girls basketball team (6-3) improved to 3-0 in Class 2A, Area 8 play with its 44-19 victory over Reeltown on Tuesday night. Octavia Wright recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and corralling 12 rebounds.
Alyse Madden and Makyia Broughton also posted strong performances. Madden had 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Broughton had eight points, six assists and six steals.
The Lanett boys basketball team (8-5) sealed a win over Reeltown as well. Terrion Truitt and Emanuel Littles scored 16 points apiece in the Panthers’ 68-48 victory, which improved their area record to 2-1.
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The Lanett girls and boys will return to action on Friday when they host Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart boys have won the past three 1A state titles.
NEW SITE — The LaFayette High School boys basketball team (12-5) surged in the final quarter to collect a 60-49 victory over 2A, Area 8 opponent Horseshoe Bend on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs trailed by three after three quarters before outscoring their opponent 20-6 in the fourth. Sophomore guards Corey Boston and Matavais Burton recorded 19 and 16 points, respectively.
The LaFayette girls basketball team (8-8) also dispatched Horseshoe Bend, 48-28, to improve to 2-1 in the area.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will return to area action on Thursday at Reeltown.
PHENIX CITY — The Springwood School girls basketball team (13-4) fell to defending AISA Class 3A state champion Glenwood on Tuesday night, 58-39.
Senior Amaya Battle and sophomore McKayla Barber led the Lady Wildcats with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
The Springwood boys (7-10) met a similar fate, falling to Glenwood, 53-43. Senior guard Gus Davidson paced the Wildcats with 16 points and nine rebounds. Christian Lancaster (10 points, five rebounds, three steals, three assists) and Garret Patridge (eight points, five rebounds) also played well in the loss.
The Springwood girls and boys will return to action on Thursday when they host Chambers Academy.
MONTGOMERY — Freshman Britten Stephens scored 16 points to lead the Chambers Academy girls (7-8) to a 50-30 victory over Eastwood Academy on Tuesday night. The win moved the Lady Rebels’ region record to 3-0.
The Chambers Academy boys (3-9) beat Eastwood, 78-64.
Both teams will return to action on Thursday at the Springwood School.