Tigers drop area games to Shelby County

Published 2:24 pm Friday, January 25, 2013

By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser

The Chilton County Tigers played host to area foe Shelby County on Thursday night with both the varsity girls and varsity boys coming away with a loss.

Chilton County's Diana Guerrero drives against Shelby County on Thursday.

The CCHS varsity girls (7-11 overall, 0-6 area) played close with the Wildcats (9-8, 4-2) in the first period, but Shelby County proved to be too much, going on to a 62-31 victory.

Both teams exchanged two 3-pointers a piece to start the game, but the Wildcats closed out the first period with a 15-10 lead.

The Tigers held pace with the Wildcats through the second period behind the 3-point shooting of Kadesha Lee but would go to the locker room down 25-17.

The second half of the game was unkind to the Tigers as turnovers allowed the Wildcats to pull away.

Keona DeJarnett led the way for the Tigers with 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Lee added nine points and four rebounds.

The CCHS varsity boys (6-12, 0-6) faced a tall order in slowing down a Shelby County (21-5, 6-0) team that continued its strong play with a 69-37 win.

Jump shot: Chilton County’s Braylen Parker shoots over the Shelby County defense on Thursday during an area loss to the Wildcats.

The Wildcats offense jumped out early in the first period, building an eight-point, first-period lead, while the visitors’ defense plagued the Tiger offense and only allowed Chilton County 12 first-half points.

The Tigers would go to the locker room down 37-12.

Things didn’t go any better for the Tigers in the second half while the Wildcats continued to force turnovers and shoot well from the field rolling to a 61-13 third-period lead.

Raquaez Cora led the way for the Tigers with nine points and two rebounds. Nicholas Looney added six points and two rebounds.