Tigers’ boys, girls fall to region foe Talladega

Published 7:53 am Monday, December 24, 2012

By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser

The Chilton County High School Tigers played host to the Talladega Tigers on Dec. 18 in a regional matchup.

The Chilton County varsity girls (4-4 overall, 0-2 region) came into the game looking to break a three-game losing streak against a Talladega team (3-6, 0-2) that was riding a six-game losing steak themselves.

Chilton got out to an early 5-0 lead to start the game, but it would be the last lead the homestanding Tigers saw on the evening as they

would fall to the Tigers of Talladega, 44-32.

Talladega took a seven-point lead at the end of the first period and never looked back, building a nine-point, 21-12 halftime lead.

The CCHS Tigers tied the score briefly in the third period, but a two-pointer at the buzzer broke the tie and give Talladega a 34-32 lead to start the fourth period.

Poor shooting from the field and missed opportunities at the free throw line cost Chilton in the fourth period as they were held scoreless and the visiting Tigers of Talladega took home a 44-32 win.

Keona DeJarnett of Chilton County lead all scorers with 14 points, while Canei Timmons added five and Sabrina Osborne and Diana Guerrero both had four.

The Chilton County boys varsity team (4-5, 0-3) faced off next against Talladega (10-4, 2-1) with hopes of picking up their first region win, but the home team came up short for the third time on the night (the junior varsity team lost the evening’s first contest) as the visiting Tigers took home a 71-59 victory.

Both Tigers started the game shooting well, but it was Talladega that took an 11-9 first period lead and continued to build their lead

throughout the second period, taking a 34-22 halftime lead.

The third period of the game was unkind to Chilton as Talladega continued to build their lead, making the score 53-31 at the end of the third period.

Chilton come roaring back behind the hot three-point shooting of Richard Price in the fourth, closing to within 10 points of the lead with 1:50 left to play.

But CCHS couldn’t quiet close the deal and ultimately came up short, 71-59.

Price led all scorers with 20 points, while Vadall Morrow added nine.