Late Lions run sinks CCHS

Published 10:57 pm Friday, December 11, 2009

Chilton County had fought back from an early 15-3 deficit to take the lead and the momentum on Friday going into the locker room at halftime.

But the Tigers in the second half reverted back to the ways that helped dig them a hole instead of the play that helped them climb out and lost to Prattville, 81-67.

Prattville (2-0) built its early lead in the first few minutes as CCHS played sloppy basketball: committing turnovers, taking bad shots and allowing the visitors to crash the offensive glass.

But the Tigers (3-3) settled into their offense, and Grantland Karn’s open 3-pointer from the right corner gave the hosts a 33-32 at the break.

The momentum didn’t carry over into the second half, however, as Prattville built a 58-51 lead by the end of the third period.

Delondre DeJarnett scored inside with 4:15 remaining in the game to tie the score at 62, but the Lions then went on a 12-2 run over the next 2:12 to take control of the contest.

Prattville’s Dionte Ferguson led all scorers with 34 points. Another Prattville post player, Vonzel Griggs, scored 11, as the Lions took advantage of a decided height advantage.

Senior guard Taylor Hughes led CCHS with 23 points. Both Karn and Josh Williams had 15 points.

Darnell Spear led the Tigers with 10 rebounds.

Prattville girls roll over CCHS

Visiting Prattville (5-4) took a 35-11 halftime lead and never looked back in a 69-18 win at Chilton County (1-4).

Prattville’s Emmona Knox had a game-high 18 points.

Keondra Looney led CCHS with nine points.