Basketball Roundup: Catholic girls win Tallassee tournament

The Catholic Knights pose with their championship trophy in Tallassee.

Catholic 48, Alabama Christian Academy 32

TALLASSEE – Nona Johnson had 27 points and 22 rebounds in a pair of games to earn most valuable player honors and lead the Catholic girls to the championship of the Tallassee Lions Club Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday night.

In the first game, Johnson had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help Catholic beat Tallassee 34-25. Lorren Pharrams added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Knights.

In the championship game, Johnson had 12 points and 110 rebounds to lead Catholic to a 48-32 win over ACA. Pharrams added 12 points.

Pharrams and Alanna Aiken were named to the all-tournament team. Catholic (3-0) travels to Elmore County on Monday.

Chelsea 68, Prattville Christian 48

SYLACAUGA – Chelsea handed Prattville Christian its first loss of the season in a tournament in Sylacauga. Ella Jane Connell led the Lady Panthers with 22 points and five assists, followed by Chelsea Mulliner with 19 points, five rebounds and four steals and Avery Rogers with three points. Tori DeMaio grabbed eight rebounds and CoCo Thomas grabbed five for PCA (5-1).


Carroll 52, Catholic 45

Johntarius Green had 14 points and 10 rebounds but the Knights couldn’t rally late in falling to Class 5A Carroll in the Karen Keller Tournament at the Ozark Civic Center on Tuesday.

Justin Bufford added 11 points for Catholic (3-1).

Pike Road 56, Houston Academy 38

OZARK – Shaun Holmes scored 18 points to lead Pike Road to its first win in the Ozark Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday.

Blake Durham added 12 points for the Patriots (2-1), which bounced back from Monday’s opening-round loss and will face Abbeville on Wednesday.

Sylacauga 82, Prattville Christian 44

SYLACAUGA -- Carson Roberson had 19 points for the Panthers as PCA (2-4) dropped its second game in the Thanksgiving tournament to the host team.

Jacob Comer added 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for PCA, while Stillman Davis had eight points and four rebounds and Coleman Hunter had four points and five rebounds.