CCHS handles business against Stanhope

Published 6:51 pm Friday, January 20, 2017

By Brandon Sumrall

Special to the Advertiser


The Chilton County Tigers successfully defended their home court on Tuesday night, as the Lady Tigers knocked off the Stanhope Elmore Mustangs 64-41, with the Tigers varsity boys winning 57-48.

With the Lady Tigers shooting nearly 50 percent through the opening period with five points from Jasmine Martin and four from Adi Argent, the Tigers took a commanding 20-8 lead at the end of the first period.

Free throw shooting played a large part in the second period, as the Tigers shot better than 60 percent from the charity stripe.

The Mustangs hung bucket for bucket with the Tigers through the second period, as Chilton County maintained an 11-point, 34-22 lead at the half.

A two-point basket by Argent started the second half, which helped kickoff a 12-0 Lady Tigers run that pushed Chilton County way out in front 50-26.

A Brooke Burkette basket for the Mustangs brought an end to the Tigers run but CCHS took a 52-28 lead to the final period.

Donte Davis drives to the basket against Stanhope Elmore during a basketball game on Jan. 17. (Photo by Brandon Sumrall/Special)

Donte Davis drives to the basket against Stanhope Elmore during a basketball game on Jan. 17. (Photo by Brandon Sumrall/Special)

With the Lady Tigers subbing deep into their bench, the Mustangs managed to outscore the Tigers in the final period, but the one-point difference in the two teams final period tally was not close to enough to draw the Mustangs back in the game, as the Lady Tigers cruised to a 64-41 win.

Argent led the Lady Tigers with 18 points, nine rebounds, four steals and a block.

A back-and-forth battle through the first half of the boys game saw the Tigers come out of the first period with a slim 12-11 lead thanks to a late basket from Joshua White.
Joey Cleckler extended the Tiger lead to three early in the first period, but a Quinaz Turner 3-pointer swung the lead in favor of the Mustangs by one.

Mondez Jones gave the Tigers the lead back midway through the first period as Chilton County maintained a slim 24-21 lead at the half.
Damian Wilson and Jones gave the Tigers a five-point lead early in the third period, but a three from Alex McNeil drew the Mustangs back to within two.

The Tigers led by as many as six late in the period, but a 7-0 run by the Mustangs to close out the period gave Stanhope a 37-34 lead going to the final period of play.

Baskets from Donte Davis and Wilson swung the lead back in favor of the Tigers by one, but a free throw by Turner tied the
game at 38 each.

A free throw from Jones kick started a 5-0 run by Chilton County but with the Mustangs answering with a 4-0 run of their own, the Tigers clung to a one-point lead under three minutes to go.

With the game tied at 48, four consecutive free throws from Davis gave the Tigers a four-point lead with 41 seconds to play.

Chilton County ended the period on a 9-0 run, the Tigers held on for a 57-48 win.

Jones led the Tigers with 20 points, 15 rebounds, two steals and two blocks.