Here is a recap of each game played by the girls during the tournament.
Moody 29, Ashville 9
After winning the Jr. High Tournament last year, Ashville was eliminated in the opening round by Moody, 29-9.
The Lady Blue Devils were up 4-2 after the first quarter, and then outscored Ashville, 12-2, in the second quarter to make it 16-4 at intermission.
It was another 4-2 score in the third quarter to make it 20-6 and Moody went on to win 29-9.
Leading the Lady Blue Devils was Paige Stribling, who scored more points than the entire Ashville team with 10. Jaylen Kelley pumped in eight points and Danielle Spiker added five points. Alyssa Gragg chipped in four points while Abbey Tipton netted two points.
Haleigh Warren led Ashville with five points. LaSondra Looney and Alexis Baskin scored two points each.
Odenville 25, Steele 7
The Odenville Middle School Lady Saints defeated Steele 25-7 to advance in the tournament. OMS led the Lady Raiders 10-3 after the first quarter and was up 14-4 at halftime.
By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Saints were on top 20-7. They outscored Steele 5-0 in the fourth quarter to win the game 25-7. The win gave OMS an overall record of 12-9.
Leading the Lady Saints was Kaitlyn Peoples-Griffin with seven points. Gillian Bolden-Perry pumped in six points and Nigiel Scroggins added four points. Nadiua Scroggins, Gabriel Moreno and Destini England scored two points each while Kylee Harrell and Caley Whitehead had one point each.
OMS head coach Jennifer Cox said she was very proud of the way the girls played.
“We got to play all of our girls, and they went out there and did what they were supposed to do,” Cox said. “We are clicking as a team and improving on things every game.”
Leading the Lady Raiders was Adela Soto with four points. Ashlee Barnard scored three points.
Springville 37, Moody 17
The Lady Tigers advanced to the championship game by upending Moody 37-17.
The first points of the game came on a free throw by Springville’s Ashley Tucker with 3:58 remaining in the first quarter.
Moody took a 2-1 lead on a shot by Gragg, but it would be the only lead of the night as Springville took a 9-4 lead after the first quarter and was up 16-10 at halftime.
The Lady Tigers won the scoring battle in the third quarter, 13-3, to take a 29-13 lead into the fourth quarter. The final score was 37-17.
Leading the Lady Tigers was Kylee Kimbrough with 15 points. Jaylyn Felder also scored in double figures as she pumped in 10 points. Becca Buckner netted six points and Chyna Winston totaled four points. Maggie North and Tucker had one point each.
Leading Moody was Stribling with nine points. Gragg, Kelley and Mallory Lewis all scored two points each while Madison Daniel and Spiker had one point each.
Ragland 36, Odenville 24
The Lady Purple Devils advanced to the title game by knocking off the Odenville Lady Saints 36-24.
Ragland scored the first two points of the game on a quick bucket by Cheyenne Gardner, but the Lady Saints went on a 7-0 run to take a 7-2 lead.
But it was the Lady Purple Devils who ended the quarter on a hot streak as they went on a 9-0 run to take an 11-7 lead.
By halftime, Ragland’s lead was 18-11.
After scoring 18 points in the first half, Ragland scored another 18 points in the second half and it was enough as they defeated Odenville, 36-24.
Leading the Lady Purple Devils was ShyAnn Hazelwood with 15 points, including three treys. Callie Kay added six points while Kerston Looney, Madison Brewer and Gardner scored four points each. Jamie Lindsey finished the game with three points.
Leading Odenville was Peoples-Griffin with 15 points. Bolden-Perry added five points and Nadiua Scroggins chipped in four points.
Springville 29, Ragland 18
The Lady Tigers won the county crown with a 29-18 victory over Ragland.
Springville led 6-3 after the first quarter and increased its lead to 15-6 at the half.
Ragland managed only two points in the third stanza as the Lady Tigers were up 21-8 headed into the fourth quarter. The final score was 29-18.
Felder led Springville and all scorers with 10 points. Kimbrough pumped in six points while North and Tucker scored four points each. Winston and Megan Jeffres scored two points each and Sabrina Boyd scored one point.
Leading Ragland was Kay with eight points. Hazelwood netted seven points and Gardner had two points. Looney scored one point.
Springville’s Jaylyn Felder was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Making the All-Tournament Team included Ashlee Barnard from Steele; Alexis Baskins from Ashville; Paige Stribling and Jalen Kelley from Moody; Kaitlyn Peoples-Griffin and Erica Smith from Odenville; Shyann Hazelwood, Callie Kay and Madison Brewer from Ragland; and Kylee Kimbrough, Ashley Tucker and Maggie North from Springville.
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