Marbury 87, Montgomery Academy 55
With a mixture of junior varsity and varsity players, Montgomery Academy hung around for a half before Marbury put together a strong third quarter to defeat the Eagles in the opening round of the Coach Larry Chapman Foundation Tip Off Classic at Joe Mooty Court on Monday.
Sophomore Cole Caddell led the Eagles with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. Freshman John Alford also had 18 points, four rebounds and three steals for the Eagles. Walton Norrell chipped in six points and eight rebounds while freshman Seth Edwards scored five points, grabbed six rebounds and had three assists.
Both teams continue play in the tournament on Tuesday. Montgomery Academy (0-1) will face Booker T. Washington at 10 a.m., while Marbury will play Jeff Davis at 10 a.m.
Loachapoka 60, Brew Tech 54
The Indians trailed virtually the entire game before scoring 25 points in the fourth quarter and hitting eight of 14 free-throw attempts down the stretch to defeat Brewbaker Tech in the opening round of the Coach Larry Chapman Foundation Tip Off Classic at Joe Mooty Court on Monday.
Jasavien Moore, like his team, just seemed to get better with each passing quarter, scoring 11 points in the first half, 11 in the third quarter and 12 in the final period to finish with 34 points. Teammate Jamari Payne scored six of his 10 points in the final quarter to help the 1A Indians knock off the 5A Rams.
For Brew Tech, Machi Gilchrist had 13 points, followed by Xavier Sutton with 10 and Jaden Stephens with nine.
Both teams continue play in the tournament on Tuesday, with the Indians playing Autaugaville at 2:30 p.m., while the Rams play area rival Pike Road at 2:30 p.m.
Autaugaville 53, Pike Road 47
The defending 1A state champions rallied with a strong effort on both ends of the floor in the second quarter, then held off the Patriots late to win their 36th consecutive game with a 53-47 win over Pike Road in the opening round of the Coach Larry Chapman Foundation Tournament Tip Off Classic at Montgomery Academy on Monday.
Autaugaville trailed 15-8 entering the second quarter, then got seven points from Jaden Nixon and a pair of 3 pointers from Ladarrien Golson on the offensive end of the floor while holding the Patriots without a field goal in the second quarter to turn a seven-point deficit into a 10-point lead at the half.
Both teams continue play in the tournament on Tuesday, with the Eagles (6-0) facing Loachapoka at 2:30 p.m., while Pike Road plays area rival Brew Tech at 2:30 p.m.
Prattville Christian 51, Southside Gadsden 40
GUNTERSVILLE -- Carson Roberson scored 14 points to lead Prattville Christian to an opening-round win in the Supreme Courts Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday.
Coleman Hunter added 10 points and 16 rebounds, followed by Cade Segars with nine points and four assists, PJ Evans with eight points and Conner Williams with seven points and four rebounds. Brady Hughes dished out seven assists and Brady Roberson scored three points.
PCA (3-1) returns to action in the tournament against Sardis on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Fort Dale Academy 57, Edgewood Academy 56
GREENVILLE -- Sawyer Fossett and Ethan Alford hit crucial 3 pointers in the fourth quarter and Clay Benson added a free throw late for the game-winning point as Fort Dale held off the Wildcats 57-56 on Monday.
The Eagles used a 23-point third quarter to rally from a three-point deficit at the half and held off the Wildcats down the stretch. Alford led the Eagles with 15 points, scoring 12 in the first half before saving his biggest basket for late. Brady Long also had 15 points, followed by Clay Benson with 13.
Austin Champion led Edgewood (1-2) with 17 points, followed by Brock Whitt with 15. Cooper Hall had eight points, all in the first half.
Prattville Christian 49, New Hope 44
GUNTERSVILLE -- Hannah Jones had 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Lady Panthers to an opening round win in the Supreme Courts Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday.
Ella Jane Connell added 13 points, six rebounds and five steals, followed by CoCo Thomas with 10 points and 18 rebounds. Avery Rogers added six points and four rebounds and Kayden Carr had four points.
PCA (6-0) returns to action in the tournament with a pair of games on Tuesday, playing Southside-Gadsden at 2:30 p.m. and Plainview at 7 p.m.
Fort Dale Academy 74, Edgewood Academy 51
GREENVILLE -- Avery Royal scored 30 points, including nine in a decisive third quarter as the Eagles pulled away from a one-point game at the half with an offensive barrage in the second half for a 74-51 win over the Wildcats on Monday night.
Eden Skipper and Lily Van Dyke each added 10 points as Fort Dale pulled away from a 34-33 halftime lead with 21 points in the third quarter and 20 more in the fourth.
Lindsey Brown led Edgewood with 21 points, followed by Jaylyn Strength with 11 and Emma Weldon with nine.
Edgewood (1-2) take a few days off for Thanksgiving and returns to the floor on Monday at Lee-Scott Academy.