Danielle Richardson led the team in scoring with 18 points, while getting a double-double by tallying 10 steals and also had eight rebounds and six assists. CVA head coach Kimbo Rutledge singled out Richardson’s ability in dishing out to her teammates in this game.
Payton Stephens had her best game of the season in handling some of the ball handling duties, while also scoring 14 points and playing strong defense with five steals. Stephens made four 3-point shots.
The team’s defense was especially strong in the third quarter, holding East Memorial to just one point.
Kaylan Rich finished the game with 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.
ASD 40, VICTORY CHRISTIAN 15
The Lady Silent Warriors came out strong from the beginning, holding a 16-4 first quarter advantage and continuing on for the win.
Kelly Ciganek and Te’Chana Dunklin were the team’s leading scorers with eight points. Tuesdae Dunklin and Brittney Fisher both finished with six points. Ciganek also led the team with nine rebounds. Tuesdae Dunklin led the team in steals with eight.
With the win, the Lady Silent Warriors improved to 10-6 overall and travel tonight to play Atlanta School for the Deaf with tipoff scheduled for 5 p.m. (EST)
TALLADEGA 70, ANNISTON 63
The Talladega got a solid home win by way of a strong second half. The score between the Tigers and Bulldogs was tied 41-41 at the half, but Talladega outscored Anniston 29-22 the rest of the way.
Both teams were rattled by injuries, as Talladega’s Richard Williams and Anniston’s Demarcus Thomas had to leave the game for their respective teams. The severity of the injuries is unknown at this time. Additionally, Talladega had to fight through foul trouble by key players, as Marius Echols and Desmond Green both fouled out of the game, but their teammates showed resolve in order to pick up the win.
Josh Madden had a scoring outburst, finishing with 27 points, while Ahmad Gooden had 17 points. D’Angelo Scales was also in double digits with 10 points.
Marquavious Frazier led Anniston with 20 points, while Thomas contributed 17 points.
Talladega hosts again tonight against county opponent, TC Central with tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m.
ASD 48, VICTORY CHRISTIAN 18
Eddie Thomas added another double-double performance to help his team cruise to a win Thursday. Thomas led the team in scoring with 14 points and rebounding with 11 rebounds. Holden Hess contributed eight points, while Uriah Stallworth chipped in seven points. Anthony Scott had a strong performance at the point, dishing out seven assists and contributing four points and four steals.
With the win, the Silent Warriors improved to 9-7 overall.
They travel to play Atlanta Area School for the Deaf tonight. Varsity girls tipoff is slated for 5 p.m. with varsity boys action to follow.
HOPE ACADEMY 59, HOPE CHRISTIAN
Hope Academy used a late run to pick a revenge win while playing in Birmingham at Samford University. Hope Academy trailed 39-29 at halftime, but managed to play strong man-to-man defense and get some key steals down the stretch.
Jamil Hannah led the team in scoring with 22 points, which included two critical free throws with less than two minutes in the game. Jay Jackson scored 21 points, including a clutch 3-pointer, which also came with less than two minutes in the game. Kealon Fomby contributed nine points.
With the win, the team improved to 7-5 overall. They play again Thursday at East Central in Moody.