Right at Homesley

Girls roundup: Sophomore moves into Weaver starting lineup, likely to remain after helping Weaver pound Pleasant Valley; includes scores, boxscores and highlights

FRIDAY’S GAMES
Alexandria at Fort Payne
Coosa Christian 68, Jacksonville Christian 42
Cherokee County 62, Sardis 21
Faith Christian 59, Wellborn 42
Glencoe 66, Hanceville 43
Ohatchee 52, Ragland 30
Albertville 54, Oxford 19
Talladega 58, Sylacauga 22
Sylvania 58, Jacksonville 38
Weaver 71, Pleasant Valley 40
White Plains 43, Cleburne County 34
Winterboro at Childersburg

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

JACKSONVILLE – Weaver sophomore Haley Homesley made her first varsity start Friday night. Lady Bearcats coach Gary Atchley promised there will be many more.

Homesley filled a vacancy in the post for the Lady Bearcats and played what Atchley called “a phenomenal game,” scoring 16 points and being the force they need inside helping Weaver overrun Pleasant Valley 71-40 in their area opener.

“She played her tail off,” Atchley said. “It was her first start – and it won’t be her last.”

Homesley had been a regular in the rotation since the start of the season, but broke into the starting lineup following the departure of Bree Edmonson. She was particularly effective in the fourth quarter, scoring eight points as the Lady Bearcats pulled away.

“It was fun,” she said. “The team needed me to come in and play, that’s what I did. I was like, ‘OK, let’s go.’”

Caleigh Cortez led the Lady Bearcats with 24 points and came within two assists of a triple double. Maleah Foster added 14 points.

“I don’t know if there’s a better guard in the county,” Atchley said of Cortez. “I’d put her up against anybody.”

Brooke Perry led PV with 16 points. Emma Hood had 11.

Atchley’s drive to beat Pleasant Valley borders on obsession. Weaver has beaten the Lady Raiders before, but not with this wide a margin and now that the teams are in the same area the game and margin take on an even greater significance.

The Bearcats jumped out 12-2 and never trailed. PV got as close as 14-10 early in the second quarter, then the Lady Bearcats went on a 13-2 run, largely by forcing turnovers and getting behind the Lady Raiders’ defense, to build a 30-20 lead at halftime. They steadily stretched the lead in the second half.

“They have been the team for the last three years; they’ve been the standard in the area,” Atchley said. “This has been a process of about four years coming. We have looked at these teams and we’ve been on the edge. For us to win this game is huge momentum for the rest of the season. Big confidence booster for our girls.”

“We’ve been working to get to this point for years,” Homesley said. “We owe a lot of people.”

Weaver 71, Pleasant Valley 40
WEAVER (5-3) –
Caleigh Cortez 11 2-4 24, Kiese Hubbard 2 1-2 5, Maleah Foster 7 0-2 14, Abby Gaines 2 0-0 4, Dijinea Anderson 0 0-0 0, Amira Carter 4 0-0 8, Haley Homesley 8 0-0 16. Totals 34 3-8 71.
PLEASANT VALLEY – Brooke Perry 7 2-4 16, Lindsey Pritchett 0 0-2 0, Avan Boozer 0 0-1 0, Rylee Haynes 1 1-2 3, Erin Rose 1 0-0 2, Eva Bryant 0 0-0 0, Chandler Dorsett 0 2-2 2, Emma Hood 4 3-5 11, Karmyn Sparks 2 1-2 5. Totals 15 9-18 40.
Weaver 12 18 21 20 – 71
Pleasant Valley 8 12 15 5 – 40

3-point goals: Pleasant Valley 1 (Haynes). Total fouls: Weaver 19, Pleasant Valley 12. Officials: Burroughs, Kelley, Taylor.

Sylvania 58, Jacksonville 38

JACKSONVILLE – Bethany Davis scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Rams. Davis was 10-of-12 from the field and missed only two shots the entire game. Madison Farmer had 10 points and Leianna Currie five steals for Sylvania. Kayla Stone led Jacksonville with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Brenna Stone and Patience Carr each scored seven points.

Sylvania 58, Jacksonville 38
SYLVANIA –
Bethany Davis 10-12 1-1 21, Madison Farmer 3-4 1-2 10, Leianna Currie 4-10 1-3 9, Makayla Bullock 2-3 2-5 7, Tyla Tatum 1-4 4-4 6, Kendalie Lee 1-5 1-2 4, Kaylee Sims 0-0 1-4 1, Hanna Clifton 0-0 0-0 0, Caitlyn Simmons 0-0 0-0 0, Riley Wisner 0-2 0-2 0, Katie Mitchell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-42 11-23 58.
JACKSONVILLE – Kayla Broom 3-11 2-2 8, Brenna Stone 2-6 3-7 7, Patience Carr 3-9 1-1 7, Amarie Curry 3-4 0-3 6, Rebekah Gannaway 2-5 1-2 5, Malijah Goggins 1-4 0-0 3, TiAsia Williams 0-4 2-4 2, Amia Montgomery 0-0 0-2 0, Ashlynn Farr 0-0 0-0 0, Sarah Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Khadajah Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-43 9-20 38.
Sylvania 10 15 18 15 – 58
Jacksonville 5 13 11 9 – 38

3-point goals: Sylvania 5-14 (Farmer 3-4, Currie 0-2, Bullock 1-2, Tatum 0-1, Lee 1-4, Wisner 0-1); Jacksonville 1-8 (Carr 0-1, Gannaway 0-2, Goggins 1-3, Williams 0-2). Rebounds: Sylvania 34 (Davis 10); Jacksonville 33 (Broom 7, Stone 6). Total fouls: Sylvania 18, Jacksonville 21.

White Plains 43, Cleburne County 34

HEFLIN – The Lady Wildcats knocked down three 3-pointers in the first quarter to establish themselves and hit 13 of 15 free throws in the game to stay on top. Lily Ponder led White Plains with 11 points. Jocelyn Harris had nine, all in the second half.

White Plains 43, Cleburne County 34
WHITE PLAINS –
Callyn Martin 2 2-3 7, Cheyenne Cochran 0 0-0 0, Ary Rosario 1 4-4 6, Camdyen Wilson 0 0-0 0, Lily Ponder 3 4-4 11, Adriana Sotelo 2 0-0 5, Jocelyn Harris 3 3-4 9, Angel Bozarth 2 0-0 5, Kaylee Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 13-15 43.
CLEBURNE COUNTY – Haley Roberts 0 0-0 0, Lili Henson 0 0-0 0, Olivia McDaniel 3 5-6 11, Shanna Brown 0 0-0 0, Jacy Littleton 0 0-0 0, Haley Price 0 1-2 1, Kendall Houston 2 1-2 5, Brooklyn McDaniel 2 7-13 11, Haven Freeman 2 0-0 5, Annie Brown 0 0-0 0, Micha Pentacost 0 1-4 1. Totals 9 15-27 34.
White Plains 15 9 14 5 – 43
Cleburne County 9 7 12 6 – 34

3-point goals: White Plains 4 (Martin, Ponder, Sotelo, Bozarth); Cleburne County 1 (Freeman). Fouled out: Rosario, Harris. Total fouls: White Plains 19, Cleburne County 12. Officials: Pratt, Batey, Watson.

Ohatchee 52, Ragland 30

RAGLAND – Tori Vice erupted for 22 points to lead Ohatchee. Vice had eight points in the second quarter as the Lady Indians opened a 28-17 halftime lead and had all eight of their points in the third quarter.

Ohatchee 52, Ragland 30
OHATCHEE –
Gracyn Snow 1 0-0 3, Jazmine Adams 1 1-4 4, Tori Vice 9 4-14 22, Marli Hanks 0 0-0 0, Gracie George 3 2-4 8, Millie Rainwater 0 1-4 1, Regan Snow 3 0-2 6, Jorda Crook 3 2-6 8. Totals 20 10-34 52
RAGLAND – Samantha Day Jones 5 2-2 14, Campbell Adams 1 4-11 6, Aubrey Ball 1 2-5 5, Cadence Buchanan 1 1-7 3, Glana Byers 0 0-0 0, Conya Brewster 1 0-0 2, Hannah Ragsdale 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 9-25 30.
Ohatchee 9 19 8 16 – 52
Ragland 7 10 7 6 – 30

3-point goals: Ohatchee 2 (Snow, Adams); Ragland 3 (Jones 2, Ball). Fouled out: C. Adams, Byers. Total fouls: Ohatchee 21, Ragland 22.

Albertville 54, Oxford 19

ALBERTVILLE – Hannah Lightsey and Jayden Watkins scored 12 points apiece to lead the Aggies. Albertville roared to a 17-1 lead in the first quarter and held the Lady Jackets to four points and one field goal – a 3-pointer by Akiera Robinson – in the first half.

Albertville 54, Oxford 19
OXFORD (1-7) –
Kiki Woods 0-0-0, Leah Taylor 0 0-0, Emma McCullough 0-0-0, Sara Paulson 0-0-0, Jamya Gibson 0-0-0, Ashleigh Jackson 1-0-2, Akiera Robinson 2-2-7, Lisa Montgomery 1-0-2, Lauren Ellard 1-0-3, Justyce Smith 1-0-2, Amirra McLeod 1-1-3. Totals 7-3-19.
ALBERTVILLE (6-7) – Hannah Sanders 2-0-3, Grace Kelley 4-0-8, Sarah Rutledge 0-2-2, Hannah Lightsey 5-1-12, McCall Roe 1-2-4, Jayden Watkins 4-4-12, Savannah Rutledge 1-1-3, Makayla Phillips 3-0-6, Landon Phillips 1-0-2. Totals 21-10-54.
Oxford 1 3 9 6 – 19
Albertville 17 17 11 9 – 54

3-point goals: Oxford 2 (Robinson, Ellard); Albertville 2 (Sanders, Lightsey). Total fouls: Oxford 12, Albertville 8.

Faith Christian 59, Wellborn 42

The Lady Lions came to life and collectively withstood a barrage by Wellborn’s one-person scoring machine Itiania Weatherly. Sydnee Johnson led Faith with 17 points, while Kristin Covington had 14 and Emily Sills 12. Weatherly scored a game-high 35 points. She had all of the Lady Panthers’ points in the first quarter (11), all but two in the third (9) and all but one in the fourth (11).

Faith Christian 59, Wellborn 42
WELLBORN –
Amaya Myles 0 1-3 1, Itiania Weatherly 14 7-19 35, McKenzie Raines 2 0-2 4, Arissa Nolley 0-0-0, Annelies Boot 0 0-2 0, Cloie Adkinson 1 0-0. Totals 17 8-26 42.
FAITH CHRISTIAN – Emily Sills 5 2-6 12, Ari Arevalo 1 0-0 2, Kristin Covington 6 2-2 14, Kassidy Nix 0 0-0 0, Elizabeth Bedford 0 1-2 1, Sydnee Johnson 8 0-7 17, S.K. McVeigh 4 1-5 9, Erin McVeigh 0 1-2 1, Baba Aremu 1 1-2 3, Totals 25 8-26 59.
Faith Christian 6 14 15 24 – 59
Wellborn 10 9 11 12 – 42

3-point goals: Faith Christian 1 (Johnson). Fouled out: S.K. McVeigh, Raines, Nolley. Total fouls: Faith Christian 16, Wellborn 19.

Glencoe 66, Hanceville 43

GLENCOE – Anna Beth Giles and Abby Vice combined for 14 points in the first quarter to ensure the Lady Jackets (6-2) a good start. Giles ad eight in the quarter and led all scorers with 21 points. Ashley Morgan was Glencoe;s second highest scorer at 10 points

Glencoe 66, Hanceville 43
HANCEVILLE (5-6) –
Jessica Thompson 4 0-0 8, Kierra Merriweather 1 0-1 2, Zoe Joles 1 0-0 2, Malia Howell 3 0-0 6, Cassidy Campbell 0 0-0 0, Malorie Morgan 2 0-0 4, Kelly Pickett 7 1-3 16, Lauren Roberson 1 0-0 2, Mira Gieser 1 1-2 3. Totals 20 2-6 43.
GLENCOE (6-2) – Anna Claire Hipps 1 0-0 2, Anna Grace Goodwin 1 2-4 5, Anna Beth Giles 7 7-9 21, Abby Vice 2 3-6 7, Ashley Morgan 4 2-4 10, Asia Dennis 1 0-0 2, Lauren Cole 3 0-0 6, Crimson Silvey 1 0-0 3, Aubrey Gray 3 2-4 8, Cami Zahorscak 0 2-2 2. Totals 23 19-28 66.
Hanceville 11 11 11 10 – 43
Glencoe 22 13 16 15 – 66

3-point goals: Hanceville 1 (Pickett); Glencoe 2 (Goodwin, C. Silvey). Fouled out: Pickett
Total fouls: Hanceville 19, Glencoe 13. Officials: Dupree, Oden, Montgomery.