Girl’s basketball action heats up in Chilton County

Published 3:36 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The varsity girl’s hardwood action in Chilton County from Dec. 2-7 saw numerous inter-county collisions with teams looking to find their footing before area basketball begins.

The two largest schools in the county, Chilton County and Jemison high schools, faced off on Dec. 4 with the Tigers taking the 67-23 win. After a slow first quarter that was 7-5 at the conclusion in favor of the Tigers, CCHS outscored Jemison 24-2 in the second quarter to blow the game open.

Tyeshia Williams and Ivyonna Varner led the Tigers in scoring with 17 points each. Williams was 8-for-12 from the field with 17 rebounds and seven assists. Varner added five steals to her 17 points.

Ishunti Brown had her first triple-double of the season with 11 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists. Iasia Anderson had her own, unique, triple-double with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 11 steals.

CCHS followed that win up with a 49-41 triumph over Elmore County High School on Dec. 5. Anderson had 14 points, 11 steals, eight assists and seven rebounds. Williams had nine points, 17 rebounds and five assists and steals each, and Brown grabbed 15 rebounds.

Jemison bounced back on Dec. 5 with a 43-33 win over Thorsby High School to get back on the winning track. However, the Rebels loss to the Panthers was preceded with a 56-24 win over Maplesville High School on Dec. 4.

Maplesville’s week ended against Isabella on Dec. 7 falling 72-33 to the Mustangs behind 23 points from Amelia Fjeldstad, and 21 points from Lexi Higgins.

The Mustangs’ week began on Dec. 5 against Verbena High School cruising to a 65-9 win. Fjeldstad led Isabella in scoring as well with 23 points, and Bella Ballew poured in 12 points.

Billingsley High School fell to Holtville High School on Dec. 5, 46-24, and were led by Kaliyah McCary with nine points and four rebounds. Alana Jones added five points and 10 rebounds, and Derrica Motley had seven rebounds and three steals.

The Bears ended their week at .500 winning their first AHSAA Class 1A Area 7 game of the season over Loachapoka High School 48-44 on Dec. 7. Jones erupted for 28 points in the game, and Motley and Amber Johnson combined for the other 20 points to lead the Bears to the win. Jones added 17 rebounds, five steals and four assists to her totals, while Johnson had nine rebounds and Motley six assists and five steals.