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Tigers overcome sloppy second

Applying the pressure: Chilton County basketball players Jaykenan Porter, left, and Quincy Underwood trap Billingsley’s Preston Wallace during Tuesday’s game.

It’s been a roller coaster ride in Cain Young’s first season as Chilton County basketball coach.

CCHS’s boys basketball team won its first two games with Young on the bench, lost the next four games, and, after Tuesday’s 80-47 win over Billingsley, Chilton has won two of its last three games.

“We’re really a work in progress,” Young said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do defensively and rebounding.”

The Tigers (4-5, 0-2 area) built a 20-7 lead over BHS (1-9, 0-2) by the end of the first quarter but allowed the visitors to play at their pace, sprinting up and down the court, in the second period.

The result was a 37-32 score in favor of CCHS at halftime, with the last points of the first half coming on a 3-pointer by Billingsley’s Garrett Price.

But the hosts outscored Billingsley 43-15 in the second half, thanks to 19 points and 12 rebounds from senior Grantland Karn and 14 points from classmate Nelson Williams.

A.J. Tyus led Billingsley with 14 points.

Chilton County plays Bibb County in the Calera holiday tournament on Monday.