Chilton County seniors win last home game

Published 4:19 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser

The Chilton County Tigers closed out the home portion of their 2012-13 basketball season Thursday night against county rival Maplesville.

The CCHS varsity girls made it a close game late, but the Red Devils knocked off the Tigers, 48-32.

Block party: Chilton County’s Braylen Parker (10) blocks a shot by Maplesville’s Devonte Morrow during Thursday’s game.

Maplesville squeaked out a one-point first-period lead, but the combination of Markeshia Bailey and Kiana Andrews of Maplesville was too much for the Tigers during the second period as the Devils built a 25-19 lead at the half.

Down by six points at the end of the third, Keona DeJarnett led a comeback to draw the Tigers (7-13 overall, 0-5 area) within two points, but the Devils (12-5, 4-3) were not ready to lie down and would go on to pull out the victory.

Andrews of Maplesville led all scores with 20 points, including shooting 9-of-12 from the free-throw line, and 11 rebounds. Bailey added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Devils.

DeJarnett led the Tigers with 17 points, three rebounds, two steals and a block.

The Chilton varsity boys (9-12, 0-5) jumped on top of the Devils early and often, sending their seniors out with a win for the last time on their home court, 66-37.

A team effort built the Tigers a 14-8 first period lead, and with Maplesville (7-11, 1-7) star Anthony Johnson playing limited minutes due to early foul trouble, the Tigers big men of Braylen Parker and Vadall Morrow had their way rebounding for the Tigers.

Richard Price added multiple 3-point buckets during the first half, helping the Tigers build a 20-point, 35-15 halftime lead.

With a 20-point lead to start the second half, the Tigers kept the pressure on the Devils, keeping them at bay at the end of third period, 59-34.

With the game well in hand, the Tigers were able to empty their bench while giving their seniors a well-deserved applause while rounding out the win.

Raquaez Cora led all scorers with 17 points, and Price added 16 points, four rebounds and a steal for the Tigers.

Anthony Moore led Maplesville with 15 points, three rebounds and two steals.