By Jesse Lamar
HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions kept
the courts hot during the beginning of the week with two games, one
against Carbon Hill High School and the other against the Russellville
In the first games of the week, the Lions
conquered the Bulldogs in both games with the Lady Lions coming out on
top 46-19, and the Lions clawing past Carbon Hill 56-55.
This was the second time the Lady Lions had faced
the Lady Bulldogs. In the first meeting, during the Thanksgiving
Shoot-Out, Carbon Hill won the game 63-49. This was the first time the
Lions and the Bulldogs had faced off.
In the Lady Lions game, Haleyville came out
shooting to jump up to a 10-6 lead before heading into the second
period. Haleyville kept up the pressure in the second, outscoring
Carbon Hill 13-6 to take a 23-12 lead heading into halftime.
The Lady Lions only managed to grab eight points
in the third period but they held the visiting team to only two points
to keep their lead and head into the final period with a 31-14 lead.
Haleyville used their strongest scoring period in
the fourth to secure the win and round out the score with 15 points,
making the final 46-19 as the buzzer sounded ending the game.
Three players scored double digits in the Lady
Lions win. Kelley Banks, Kaylen Bishop and Anna Laine Godsey all
contributed 10 points apiece. Ashlyn Jones counted for seven
points, Natalie Epperson scored five and Emily Tidwell rounded
out the score, scoring four points on the night.
In the boys game against the visiting Bulldogs,
Jordan Brimer helped lead the way to victory with 19 points. The game
stayed close during the entire duration, but as the final buzzer
sounded, Haleyville stood on top 56-55.
Dillon Posey was the second highest scorer for the
home team, putting up 10 points. Conner Kiser and Brady Sherrill each
counted for six points. Brayden Cagle scored five and Logan Dye was
good for four. Will Evans and Jonas Dodd each hit a basket apiece. Dodd
led the team in rebounds with five. Jake Wilson and Adam Broyles each
had one point on the night to round out the score for the Lions.
In their second game of the week, the Lions hosted
the 5A Russellville Golden Tigers. The Lady Lions took the visiting
team into an overtime period but, as the final buzzer sounded the Lady
Tigers were ahead 45-40. The boys game ended in the Lions favor 65-59.
The leading scorer for the girls was Jones, who
had 10 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two steals. Godsey was
second on the score sheet with nine points. She also had three assists
and two steals. Tidwell had eight points and eight rebounds. Epperson
posted five points, two rebounds and a steal. Bishop had four points
and a rebound. Banks had three points, four rebounds and three
asssists. Adriana Frost rounded out the score with one point. She also
had four rebounds and an assist.
The leading scorer in the boys game was Brimer
with 11 points. He also had three rebounds, one steal and five assists.
Sherrill also scored in double digits, posting 10 points to go along
with two rebounds, three steals and an assist. Evans and Kiser each
scored nine points on the night. Kiser also had four rebounds, three
steals and four assists. Wilson and Dodd each had six points. Dodd led
the team with nine rebounds. He also had four steals and two assists.
Wilson had three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Dye put up five
points. Posey scored four, and he also had a steal.Walker Hughes hit a
shot from long range to count for three on the night. Cagle rounded out
the score with two points on the night, and he also had a rebound.