Talladega jumped out to a 27-15 lead after the first period of play and led 43-34 at halftime. The Tigers held a 15-point advantage at the end of the third quarter.
Jamarkius Truss led Talladega in scoring with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Christian Hutchinson added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jacob Twymon had 13 points while Samaj Roberson chipped in 10.
Tyler Madison led Shelby County in scoring with 30 points while Ty Lawler added 22.
Talladega moves to 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in area play. The Tigers continue area play on Friday as the Sylacauga Aggies come to Chuck Miller Arena for a rivalry game. The B-team game begins at 4:30 p.m. with the girls and boys varsity games to follow.
The Alabama School for the Deaf Silent Warriors cruised past Fayetteville, 85-47, in their area opener on Tuesday.
The Silent Warriors (7-0,1-0) were in control from the opening tip. ASD jumped out to a 21-7 first quarter lead. The Silent Warriors built a 28-point cushion going into halftime, 48-20.
Trey Gordon scored a game-high 30 points for the Silent Warriors. Chris Carson scored 17 points, while Anthony Jones-Robinson chipped in 13.
The Silent Warriors dedicated their victory to Atravis Porter. The former Silent Warriors basketball player was killed in an accident on Monday.
Morrell McKinney scored 17 points to lead Fayetteville.
The Silent Warriors hit the road to take on area foe Talladega County Central on Thursday at 7 p.m.
MUNFORD 51, ST.CLAIR CO.38
The Munford Lions opened area play with a 51-39 victory over St. Clair County on Tuesday.
The Lions (5-3,1-0) had a 22-19 advantage at halftime. Munford opened the second half on a 10-0 run to take control of the game.
Deonta Allen led the way for Munford with 12 points. Jonathan Parker and Quail Edgerton scored nine points apiece for the Lions.
The Lions travel to take on rival Lincoln on Friday at 7 p.m.
The B.B. Comer Tigers came back from a fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Lincoln Golden Bears 66-59 on Tuesday.
Going into the fourth quarter the Lincoln Golden Bears had a 43-38 lead. Khari Kelly scored nine of his 17 points in the final period to lead the Tigers’ surge. Corey Bradford was clutch down the stretch as he connected on six free throws in the fourth quarter.
The game went back in forth in the first half. The Golden Bears took a 13-11 lead into the second quarter. The Tigers took a 28-26 lead into halftime.
Owen Wallace and Bradford led the way for Comer with 19 points.
Sharrod Cochran scored a game high 21 points for Lincoln. Kendall Collins scored 15 points for the Golden Bears.
The Tigers travel to Howell’s Cove to take on Talladega County Central on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Golden Bears host Munford on Friday at 7 p.m.
LYMAN WARD 53
The Rebels of Coosa Valley Academy defeated Lyman Ward 61-53 on Monday.
Austin Rich and Sam Bullard led the way for CVA with both players putting up 13 points. Hunter Winslett added 12 while Saxton Grimes chipped in 10.
CVA 72, ELLWOOD 68 2OT
The Lady Rebels of Coosa Valley Academy came from 15 points down to defeat Ellwood Christian, 72-68 in double overtime on Tuesday.
CVA had three players with double-doubles in the game and four players scoring in double digits.
Jordan Smiley led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Lauren Archer added 18 points and 12 rebounds while Kaylan Rich had 11 points and 17 rebounds. Rich sat out the entire third quarter after getting into foul trouble early. CVA head coach Kimbo Rutledge lauded her play in the fourth quarter and both overtime periods.
Amelia Ripley had a strong game behind the arc. Ripley scored all 18 of her points from three-pointers. She hit one with two seconds to go in the first overtime period to tie the game and force a second OT.
The Lady Rebels move to 4-1 on the season and will host Escambia Academy on Friday.
MUNFORD 86, ST. CLAIR COUNTY 39
The Lady Lions of Munford used a huge second quarter to defeat area foe St. Clair County 86-39 on Tuesday.
They jumped out to a 16-12 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter the Lady Lions got things going as they outscored the Lady Saints 32-9 to take a 48-21 lead into halftime. Shakendra Thomas scored 16 of her 21 points in the second quarter.
The Lady Lions continue their dominance in the third quarter as they took a 62-26 lead into the fourth quarter.
Kierra Groce score 16 points, Brianna Kidd added 11 points, while Keatrice Wilson chipped in with 11 points.
The Lady Tigers travel to take on their arch rivals, the Lincoln Lady Golden Bears, on Friday at 5:30 p.m.