BOYS BASKETBALL

Catholic 68, Montgomery Academy 47

Catholic connected on seven 3 pointers in the first half to build a 10-point lead at halftime, then went on a 21-12 run in the third quarter to defeat Montgomery Academy in an area game on Tuesday in the Catholic gym.

Myles Butler led the Knights with 20 points, followed by DJ Jamerson with 14 and Patrick Ryan with 11.

Jamal Cooper and Britton Kohn each had nine points to lead the Eagles, followed by Nigel Walker with eight points and six rebounds and Judson Lindsey with seven points, six rebounds and six assists.

Catholic (9-5) improved to 2-0 in area play and will play host to Trinity in another area game on Friday. Montgomery Academy (5-5) fell to 0-2 in area play and will travel to Prattville on Friday for an area game with Prattville Christian.

Chambers Academy 62, Macon East Academy 61 (OT)

CECIL -- Payton Allen had 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Rebels edged Macon East in overtime to improve to 3-0 in region play.

Kross Colley had eight points and 11 rebounds for Chambers (8-1), while Noah Freeman had eight points and nine rebounds. The Rebels return home to face Coosa Valley on Thursday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Montgomery Academy 69, Catholic 31

Chloe Johnson hit four 3 pointers in the first quarter to wipe out a quick 8-0 deficit and help the Eagles to an area win over the Knights on Tuesday night in the Catholic gym.

Johnson finished with 17 points and seven assists, helping Montgomery Academy to a 26-point first quarter and a 14-point lead in the first eight minutes.

Madi Caddell added 16 points for the Eagles, followed by Gabby Ramirez with 13 points and five assists.

Julienne Pharrams led Catholic with 18 points.

Montgomery Academy (14-2) improved to 2-0 in area play and will travel to Prattville on Friday to play Prattville Christian in an area game. Catholic dropped to 0-2 in area play and will host Trinity on Friday in an area game.  

Alabama Christian Academy 53, Highland Home 33

Sarah Johnson and Michaelyn Manning each scored six points in the first quarter as the Eagles jumped out to a quick lead and cruised to a win over the Flying Squadron on Tuesday in the ACA gym.

ACA led 26-14 at the half and maintained that lead through the third quarter before extending the lead to 20 points in the final quarter.

Manning finished with 17 points while Johnson had 10. Katie Chappell scored 12 points -- 10 in the second half -- and Izzy Warrick added 10.

Ayden Reese led Highland Home with 20 points, followed by Janya Foster with seven.

ACA will travel to St. James on Friday.