Panthers pick up home wins

Published 10:22 pm Monday, December 5, 2011

Nowhere to turn: Jemison’s Shayna Robinson (5) and Laura Vinzant defend Isabella’s Savannah Kissel during Monday’s game.

Jemison’s girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, 42-31, at home Monday against Isabella.

The JHS boys also won, 86-34.

Panthers girls coach Leighsa Robinson said her team was more patient against Isabella’s pressure defense. Then, when in their halfcourt offense, the Panthers made good decisions and passed the ball well.

“And I think we played a much better defensive game,” Robinson said.

Isabella led 20-17 at halftime, but JHS tied the game at 24 on a three-pointer by Shelby Lopez with 3:22 remaining in the third period and took the lead on a pair of free throws by Shelby Griffin on the next possession.

The Panthers (1-3) outscored their visitors 16-7 in the third period.

Griffin, Lopez and Shayna Robinson each scored 10 points for Jemison.

Lopez had eight rebounds, and Laura Vinzant had seven.

Lopez and Vinzant each had five assists.

Isabella’s Savannah Kissel led all scorers with 12 points.

Tre Bryant scored 15 points in the first quarter and finished with 21 points to lead the Jemison boys (4-0).

Eddie Hubbard had 17 points, and Jeremiah Gates chipped in 11 points.

Tyler Edwards scored 13 points for Isabella.

Jemison’s boys also won on Dec. 2, 71-58 over rival Chilton County.

Bryant again got off to a hot start, outscoring the visitors 11-8 by himself in the first period.

Chilton’s Dyquan Floyd, though, wound up leading all scorers with 23 points.

Bryant had 20, Hubbard had 17, Gates had 14 and Randy Satterfield had 12 points for Jemison.