Multiple local schools hosting respective varsity girls area basketball tournaments

Published 3:10 pm Friday, February 2, 2024

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Three out of the four areas that have Chilton County area high schools in them will have their varsity girl’s basketball tournaments played in Chilton County. Billingsley, Chilton County and Isabella high schools all captured home court advantage by winning their area regular season titles, the Bears and Tigers doing so with unbeaten area records during the regular season.

Verbena and Thorsby high schools will play in the first rounds of their respective tournaments on Feb. 2 to open play in the Chilton County area. The Rebels take on Fayetteville High school, while the Red Devils face Notasulga High School. If Thorsby wins, they will play Isabella in the semifinals, and if Verbena wins it will face Billingsley in the semifinals, both games with sub-regional berths on the line. Maplesville plays in the other semifinal of the AHSAA Class 1A Area 7 Basketball Tournament against Loachapoka High School.

Jemison High School drew the number one seed in the AHSAA Class 5A Area 8 Basketball Tournament Sylacauga High School on Feb. 3.

Chilton County High School hosts the AHSAA Class 6A Area 5 Basketball Tournament, already in the championship on Feb. 6, awaiting the winner of the semifinal between Calera and Benjamin Russell High School on Feb. 3.