HUNTSVILLE — After winning early games in the losers’ bracket of the Huntsville Times Classic at Huntsville High on Friday, Austin and Decatur had their evening games postponed due to a leaky roof.
Austin routed Huffman in its game and will play Bob Jones at 9 a.m. today. Decatur held off Huntsville and will play Grissom at 10:30 a.m.
If the both win, the will play at 1 p.m. in the consolation final.
Austin advanced with a 75-54 win, outscoring Huffman 44-26 in the second half.
Josh Pearson scored a game-high 20 points for the Black Bears, while Troy Harris added 16 and Tobias Payne scored 11.
Isaiah Core’s 13 points led Huffman.
Decatur trailed early but outscored Huntsville in each of the final three quarters to grab the win.
Na’Vante Williams led the Red Raiders with 18 points and seven rebounds.
Cameron Twitty added 12 points, Kaleb Smith finished with 11 and Matthew Papick scored 10.
Marquis Grays topped Huntsville with 18 points.
Tanner 62, Athens 54: Jace Haggermaker and Justin Smith recorded double-doubles as Tanner remained unbeaten on the season and in tournament play with a win over Athens.
Haggermaker finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Rattlers (8-0), while Smith added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Greg Maclin tied for the game-high with 17 points for Tanner. Fred Rich scored 12.
Nathaniel Potts led Athens with 17 points, while Jackson Pettus added 14.
Hatton 49, East Lawrence 46: Reed Gillespie scored 13 points as the Hornets (8-5) won their own Christmas tournament.
Decatur Heritage 55, Lauderdale County 47: Nathan Lee and Tyde Coffey each had 18 points in the win for Decatur Heritage.
Lee Godwin added 12 points for the Eagles, who led 22-14 at the half.
Drew Newton had a team-high 17 points in the loss for Lauderdale County, while Nathaniel McCafferty added 13.
Lawrence County 57, Fairview 56: Jesse Childress had a game-high 19 points as Lawrence County overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to close out the tournament with a win.
Donovan Wheeler had 13 points for Lawrence County (8-7), which trailed 39-27 at the half before outscoring Fairview 30-17 over the final two quarters to secure the win.
Andy Hendrix (17), Luke Bailey (12) and Blake Parker (10) each reached double figures in the loss for Fairview.
West Morgan 75, Cold Springs 71: Brandon Roberts poured in 39 points as West Morgan topped Cold Springs in a shootout in its final game of the tournament.
Caleb Hazen had eight points for the Rebels (14-4), who led 34-33 at the half.
Josh Freeman led all Cold Springs scorers with 36 points, while Triston Chambers added 15.
West Point 57, Priceville 52: Kaleb Barker and Luke Mason each had 11 points in the loss for Priceville.
Ryder Jones had a game-high 22 points for West Point, while Kris Keller added 14.
Florence 60, West Limestone 46: Florence advanced to the championship game with a semifinal win over West Limestone.
Dee Smith led the Falcons with 19 points while Chaunce Watkins had 15 and Isaac Dillard 10.
Florence led 31-15 at the half. Nate Adams paced West Limestone with 18 points.
A battle between East and West Limestone will determine the upper division championship as each team advanced with semifinal wins in the tournament at Lauderdale County High. The championship game is set for 6 p.m. today.
East Limestone 72, Lee 67: In a back-and-forth affair, East Limestone was able to hold on for a 72-67 win to remain unbeaten in the upper division. After trailing 20-19 after one quarter and 54-51 after three, the Indians used a 21-13 spurt in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
Brennan Crabtree turned in a game-high 26 points for ELHS. Rachael Diamond added 15 points, while Bailey Speer tossed in 10 points for the game. Tierra Williams led Lee with 17 points.
West Limestone 56, Central 36: West Limestone got contributions from nine different players in a win against Central. WLHS advances to the upper division title game while the loss sends the Wildcats to an elimination game against Lee today.
West Limestone wasted little time taking control, grabbing a 13-9 lead in the first quarter. The lead was 27-20 at the half before a 16-10 third-quarter run put the game out of reach.
Kayla Carter hit three three-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead West Limestone. Abby Keener score 10 of her team-high 15 points in the second half to lead Central.
Woodland 59, Decatur Heritage 28: In a lower division elimination game, Woodland jumped out to a 22-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back in the 31-point victory over Decatur Heritage. Leah Strain score 12 points, while Jaide Walker tossed in 11 points to lead Woodland.
Decatur Heritage was led by Maddie Vinton’s 12 points.
Tanner 40, Wilson 39: Victoria Waite’s only two points of the game came at a big time for Tanner. The senior sank two fourth-quarter free throws that proved to be the winning margin as the Rattlers edged Wilson 40-39 in an upper division elimination game.
Ciarra Edwards led the Warriors with 20 points, but scored only five in the second half as Tanner rallied from a 20-16 deficit at the break. Ashley Arreola added 12 points for Wilson, while Sydney Houston’s 16 points led Tanner.
Mars Hill 50, Tanner 45 (2OT): Mars Hill used a 9-4 spurt in the second overtime to pull away from Tanner.
The score was tied at 37 at the end of regulation and deadlocked at 41 following the first overtime period.
Mary Brooke Willis scored 16 points while Carley Harrison added 14 points for the Panthers, who advance to play Brooks in another elimination game. Tanner was led by Kacie Dentleegrand’s 15-point effort, including the buzzer-beater to tie the game at the end of regulation.
Athens 49, Holly Pond 48: Alliyah Smith had 23 points as Athens held on to knock off Class 3A, sixth-ranked Holly Pond on Day 2 of the Yuletide Classic.
Holly Pond trailed much of the game, and entered the fourth quarter with a 14-point deficit. Multiple 3-pointers pulled the Broncos within one with under a minute to play. Taylor Terry’s attempt at a game-winning 3-pointer fell short as time expired. Holcombe led Holly Pond with 16 points.
Lynn 47, Danville 14: Sydni Shelton led all Danville scorers with seven points.
Reagan Tiddle scored 14 for Lynn, while Jackee Dodd added 10.
Danville (11-7) will close out the tournament in today’s third-place game against Phil Campbell.
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