CCHS girls run away from Prattville

Published 5:37 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016

By Brandon Sumrall

Special to the Advertiser


The Chilton County Tigers split a series with the visiting Prattville Lions on Monday night with the girls picking up a 76-51 win, while the varsity boys came up short 71-56.
In the girl game the Tigers jumped on top early in the first period, as a game-opening 3-pointer from Alexis Blackman along with seven points from Jasmine Martin and a three from Adi Argent powered a 15-0 Tigers run.

Chappell Studdard put the Lions on the board with back-to-back baskets, but a three from Catherine Staffney kicked off another Tiger run that pushed Chilton County to a 24-14 lead at
the end of the first period.
A quick steal and basket from Argent pushed the Tigers out in front by 13, but a three from
Kaitlyn Gappa cut that lead to 10.

Free throws from Martin and a basket from Argent pushed the Tigers lead to 15, while

Alexis Blackman (No. 1) of CCHS blocks a shot against Prattville on Monday. (Photos by Brandon Sumrall/Special)

Alexis Blackman (No. 1) of CCHS blocks a shot against Prattville on Monday. (Photos by Brandon Sumrall/Special)

free throws from Britney Davis made the Chilton County lead 17.
The Lions managed to cut into the Tiger lead, but only by two as the Tigers held a 41-26 halftime lead.
Gappa and Argent exchanged threes to start the second half and
with a pair of baskets from Davis and Blackman, the Tigers pushed their lead out to 16.

With14 seconds to play in the third period, a basket from Blackman made the Tiger lead 19 as the
game moved to the final period with Chilton County leading 57-38.
Jasmine Martin got the fourth started for the Tigers to make the lead 20, which would later move to a 22-point lead after a basket from Staffney.

Baskets from Davis and Blackman worked to answer a pair of Lion baskets and a basket from Argent made the Chilton County lead 24 with under a minute to play.
With Chilton County subbing deep into their bench and the Lions unable to make a real cut into the lead, the Tigers cruised to a 76-51 win.
Argent led the Tigers with 21 points, three rebounds and six steals.
The Tiger varsity boys had a tough time during the early minutes of the first period keeping up with a fast paced Lions offense, as a 7-0 Prattville run put the Tigers in an early seven-point hole.

A basket from Jaylan Martin stopped the Lion run, but an answered basket from Josh Moore pushed Prattville back out in front by 12.

Baskets from Jaylan Martin and Reshaun Davis cut the Prattville lead at the end of the first, 25-14.
Tacarius Buford made the Lions a lead of 13 at the start of the third, but an old-fashioned three-point play by Damian Wilson cut the Prattville lead to 10.

With 3:07 to play in the half, a basket from Donte Davis pulled the Tigers to within seven and a pair of
free throws from Mondez Jones made the Lion lead five.

Azariah Stacy answered with a basket for Prattville and a basket by Josh Moore pushed the Lions lead to eight. A last second basket from Jones cut the Prattville lead to six and sent the game to the half with the Lions leading 39-33.
Stacy started the second half with a basket from 3-point range that was answered by a pair of baskets from Jones.

Garrett Strength of CCHS makes a reverse layup.

Garrett Strength of CCHS makes a reverse layup.

A pair of baskets by Dejuan Johnson and Seay pushed the Lions out in front by 10, but baskets for Keundae Childers started a 6-0 Chilton County run to pull the Tigers to within four, 49-45.

Seay answered with a 7-0 run all on his own thanks to a three, a pair of two’s and a free throw that gave the Lions a 12-point lead at the end of the third period, 59-47.
Damian Wilson made the Prattville lead 10 with a basket early
in the fourth and later cur the Lion lead to nine.

A free throw from Tyler Williams made the lead eight, but a 7-0 Prattville run moved the score to 67-52 in favor of the Lions.

Joshua Moore put an end to the Prattville run, but with the Tigers unable to start a run of their own, the Lions came away with a 71-56 win.
Seay led the Lions with 33 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.
Jones led the Tigers with 19 points, 11 rebounds three steals, and one block.