By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News
CLAY — Austin Hicks had his first double-double of the season, as Gardendale's boys blasted Hueytown 88-63 in the semifinals of the Clay-Chalkville Thanksgiving Tournament.
Hicks scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Rockets. Allen Williams also scored 18 and handed out six assists, Juan Jackson scored 14 points as he went 4-for-6 for 3-point territory, and Gabe Hill grabbed 10 rebounds.
Ronald Strother led the Golden Gophers (1-4) with 16 points, Austin Hardy scored 12 and Micheal Bell 11.
Gardendale (4-1) will face the host Cougars in the championship game Wednesday night, slated to tip off around 8 p.m.