Lady Lions defeat Lady Tigers, 50-39
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The Munford Lady Lions defeated the Talladega Lady Tigers, 50-39.

Talladega held a slender 6-5 lead by the end of the first quarter. Munford gained a 20-18 advantage by halftime.

The Lady Lions were able to build upon that lead in the third quarter. Kierra Groce led the way, scoring nine points during the third quarter as Munford built a 31-27 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Munford continued to build their lead. After completing a 7-2 run, they had stretched their lead to 32-24. The Lady Lions used rebounding to their advantage, scoring twice during the run on putback baskets.

Back-to-back steals for ensuing layups, the first by Kedra Curtis and the second by Rauanna Caldwell, put the game away for Munford, pushing their lead to 50-37.

Groce fouled out with 37.8 seconds remaining and Alexis McKinney hit both free throws before Munford ran out the clock.

Groce led all scorers with 21 points, while Caldwell finished with 15 points.

For Talladega, McKinney scored 19 points.

With the win, Munford moved to a 4-2 overall record, while Talladega dropped to 4-8.

BEN RUSSELL 62, CHILDERSBURG 43

After having a close first half, the Childersburg Lady Tigers were outscored 19-4 in the third quarter in a loss Thursday night. Childersburg only trailed 29-26 at the half, but found themselves behind 48-30 by the end of the third quarter.

Cierra Swain led Childersburg with 15 points, while Quintessa Calhoun had nine points.

The loss dropped Childersburg to 4-7 overall. They host Tallassee tonight with tipoff slated for 6 p.m.

BOYS

SYLACAUGA 73, CENTRAL COOSA 30

The Sylacauga Aggies had a lopsided win against Central Coosa at home Thursday night. Everyone on the team had a chance to play significant minutes as a result.

“It was nice to be able to play everybody and it was nice to get the win,” head coach Will Copeland said.

Copeland said he hopes such a win can be a source of momentum for his team and cited their defensive efforts and strong shooting as keys to the win.

The Aggies held a 56-28 lead by the end of the third quarter, with many of the team’s reserves knocking down long-range shots in the fourth quarter.

Kadeem Jackson led the team in scoring with 13 points, while three other players were in double digits. Antwane Cook had 11 points, while both Daveon Nix and Jaylon McGhee had 10 points. Rodney Gilbert chipped in seven points.

Prior to the game, Sylacauga honored retiring coach Joe Belyeu with a ceremony.

BEN RUSSELL 46, CHILDERSBURG 44

After leading 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and 28-16 by the half, Childersburg was outscored 30-16 in the second half in a loss to undefeated Ben Russell.

David Cowlin led the team in scoring with 12 points, while both Laterrance McKinney and Jatorre Cook scored eight points.

Dijon Leonard led Ben Russell with 15 points.

With the loss Childersburg dropped to 4-5 overall.

They host Tallassee tonight with tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m.

ASD 47, WADLEY 41

After playing to a 20-20 draw at halftime, ASD outscore Wadley 27-21 in the second half to earn the win.

Eddie Thomas notched another double-double for the season, leading the team with 21 points and 18 rebounds, 10 of which were defensive rebounds. Thomas also led the team with five steals. Rydrea Walker contributed eight points.

With the win, ASD moves to 6-5 overall.