Panthers fall in semifinal round

Published 8:53 am Saturday, January 15, 2011

By Stephen Dawkins

Chilton County blew by Jemison, 75-59, on Friday in the most anticipated game yet in the county basketball tournament.

CCHS is the eight-time defending champion and the tournament is being played on the Tigers’ home court, but at least some in attendance—which included packed bleachers and some fans watching the game from standing room only spots behind the baseline—thought Jemison had a legitimate shot to dethrone the champs.

But it was apparent early that CCHS would cruise to a win in the semifinal round.

Senior point guard Nelson Williams repeatedly dribbled through JHS’s full-court pressure defense—and scored 17 points in the first half.

Williams finished with 21 points, teammate Grantland Karn had 20 points and DyQuan Floyd finished with 15.

Jeremiah Gates led Jemison with 12 points.