North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

February 15, 2014

Boys basketball sub-regionals: End of the line

Hayden on wrong end of state-record score

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— The boys basketball season ends at the sub-regional level for local teams. And for one of them, the end came against a team that set a new ASHAA record for points scored in a single game.

Wenonah ran up a 154-56 score against Hayden in their Class 5A sub-regional. Dylan Bradford had 15 points, Duncan Parker 13 and Corbie Craig 10 for the Wildcats, who were down 80-28 at halftime.

Marcus Williams and Justin Coleman scored 31 points each to lead the Dragons, who beat the former single-game state record by on point.

Elsewhere, Gardendale's 20-win season ended when it ran headlong into No. 1 Mountain Brook, who won by a 73-46 score. Austin Hicks scored 13 points and Juan Jackson added 11 for the Rockets (20-10). Alex Peters and Tawarren Grant led the Spartans with 17 points each, while Jake Kline and Patrick Keim scored 10 each.

Ramsay 80, Pinson Valley 60: In Class 5A, the Rams jumped out to a 27-8 lead after one quarter and never loooked back, with five players scoring in double figures.

Zach Jackson led the Indians with 18 points, and Donevan Waldrop chipped in 12. Jonathan Ethridge led Ramsay with 17 points, Seth Reynolds had 16, Jordan Millsap 15, A.J. Luke 11 and Mitchell Baldwin 10.

J.O. Johnson 73, Locust Fork 40: In Class 4A, the Hornets jumped out to an eight-point lead after one period, but that was all she wrote as the third-ranked Jaguars turned on the afterburners.

The Jags outscored Locust Fork 34-5 in the second quarter, and 20-7 in the third as they rolled to victory.

Kyle Hornbuckle led the Hornets (12-17) with 16 points. John Petty's 22 points was the best of four Johnson players in double-digits.