Thorsby girls still unbeaten

Published 6:22 pm Friday, January 30, 2015

Thorsby's Taylor Hayes looks for a pass in a matchup with Maplesville on Jan. 29.

Thorsby’s Taylor Hayes looks for a pass in a matchup with Maplesville on Jan. 29.

The Thorsby girls basketball team continued its winning ways on Jan. 29, as the Rebels took down Maplesville, 67-41, at home.

The Rebels opened the game strong, posting a 41-21 lead with 5:55 left in the third quarter.

Keri Robinson added a three-pointer to kick off a 9-0 run, as Lilly Barnett and Marisa Jones added baskets to extend the lead to 50-21 in favor of the Rebels.

Amber Uptain added a free throw to cut the lead to 50-22, but a back-to-back three-pointers by Robinson and Barnett gave the Rebels a 56-22 lead with 1:50 to go.

The Rebels countered with a 5-4 run, but at the end of the third quarter, the Rebels led, 60-24.

Uptain started the fourth quarter off with a basket, but Barnett and Robinson responded with a basket each to make it 64-37 in favor of Thorsby.

The Red Devils cut the lead to 64-39 with under a minute to play, but a three-pointer by Lauren Wyatt as time expired sealed the game and gave the Rebels their 19th win of the season, with their undefeated streak still intact.

Uptain led the Red Devils with 19 points, while Kendrauna Griffen had 14.

For the Rebels, Robinson had 20 points, while Barnett had 16.

In the boys contest, the Red Devils took home a 63-52 road win.

Thorsby opened the contest with a 13-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Red Devils closed the gap and took a 27-26 lead into halftime.

Maplesville extended its lead over the third quarter, opening a 41-36 after three periods of play.

Maplesville used strong free throw shooting over the last 1:30 to take a 63-52 win.

Christian Fortner led Thorsby with 23 points and seven rebounds, while Brock Higgins had 11 points.

Jeremy Williams led the Red Devils with 15 points, while Kendarius Bradley had 13.