Tigers can’t reverse momentum

Published 12:29 pm Saturday, January 12, 2013

By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser

With the county tournament just days away, the Chilton County Tigers would love nothing more than to reverse their current momentum.

Wins have been a hard thing to come by for both varsity teams went a combined 2-15 since the beginning of the month of December.

Mitchell Parker's team-high 18 points against Marbury on Friday included this slam dunk.

The Chilton County B-Team started Friday night off by winning in dramatic fashion.

Fielding a full-court pass, Jordan Bolding drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, and the Tigers would go on to pull off the victory over the Marbury Bulldogs, 51-48.

The CCCH girls led the Bulldogs through two periods of play but fell short in the second half, losing 43-32.

Solid 3-point shooting (4-of-8) propelled the Tigers (4-10 overall, 0-5 area) through the first half, giving them a 21-20 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs (3-9, 0-4) turned up the defensive pressure on the Tigers and were able to pull ahead in the third period, 32-23, and cruised in the fourth period.

Lamoiya Davis led the way for the Tigers with 12 points, including shooting 4-of-6 from 3-point range, to go along with nine rebounds and three steals.

Keona DeJarnett added 12 points, three rebounds and two steals for the Tigers.

Chilton County's Diana Guerrero gets a shot off during Friday's game against Marbury.

The Tigers boys varsity played a hard-fought battle with the Bulldogs that went down to the final seconds, but in the end, the Bulldogs pulled out the win, 72-67.

CCHS (4-10, 0-5) started out quickly, building a five-point first period lead on the Bulldogs (7-13, 0-3) through the first period behind the play of Mitchell Parker, but the Bulldogs would turn to their own play maker, Devon Brown, and pull ahead of the Tigers in the second period and take a 33-32 lead at the half.

Chilton led 57-48 at the end of the third period, but Marbury would get back out in front of the Tigers late in the fourth period.

Down two points with 46 seconds to play, the Tigers failed to capitalize on two free throws and force the tie. Two late shot attempts by the Tigers would not find their mark, and the Bulldogs closed out a 72-67 victory.

Parker led the way for the Tigers with 18 points, nine rebounds and 4-of-8 shooting from the free throw line.

Forrest Knight came back from an early injury to add 10 points for the Tigers, including 2-of-3 shooting from behind the arc, and two rebounds.

Brown led all scorers with 26 points, including 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.