Basketball

Local basketball teams finish regular season


Brady Porter (23) looks to pass the ball inside to an open player against Vina.

Fayette celebrated “Senior Night” in basketball by hosting the Berry Wildcats on Monday, Jan. 31. Honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to the girls’ basketball game were the senior girl players, the senior cheerleaders, and their families. Senior girls’ basketball players for Fayette County High School are Alexis Wilson, Meredith Collins and Julie Beavers. Senior cheerleaders at FCHS are Grace Tucker, Kayla Mansfield, Jacie Junkin and Carly Black.

 

Local teams working hard as area tournaments approach


Hubbertville’s Will Benton (4) makes a basket over the defense of Berry’s Chrishaun Jennings (5).

The local basketball teams are playing hard as the area tournaments quickly approach.
Fayette traveled to Hamilton on Jan. 22 and the boy’s team lost by the score of 54-42.
Landon Kimbrell led the scoring for the Tigers with 19 points, followed by Tucker Whitley with 13 points. Lucas Boyd scored four points, while Charles Grant and Landon Lowe each contributed three points for Fayette.

 

Local basketball teams have mixed results for week


Fayette’s Tucker Whitley (14) is shown scoring a basket over the outstretched hand of Berry’s Isaiah Kizzire (1).

Berry, Hubbertville and Fayette resumed playing high school basketball last week after missing a couple of games due to COVID and classes being taught virtually. Hubbertville hosted Pickens County on Jan. 20 and the boys were defeated by a score of 56-19. Brady Porter and Greyson Key led the Lions in scoring with six points each.

 

Local teams have games posponed due to COVID


Carter Hollingsworth is pictured shooting free throws for the Hubbertville Lions.

The on-going COVID pandemic again disrupted school and extracurricular activities last week.
Local schools started attending virtual-only classes at midweek, which also forced the postponement of several key area matchups between teams. The area matchups will have to be rescheduled and played if at all possible due to playoff implications.

 

Lady Lions get breakthrough win against Berry


Madison Cribb (20) is shown driving for a layup as she is defended by Hailey Schicker (5) of Berry.

The Hubbertville Lady Lions accomplished something on Jan. 7 that they had not done in more than 10 years – beat the Berry Lady Wildcats in a basketball game. Hubbertville defeated Berry 53-33 to snap a 27-game losing streak against the Lady Wildcats.

 

Fayette teams lose in first round of WAC Tournament


Hollis Strawbridge (5) and Kealand Savage (15) are shown guarding a Winfield player during the Dec. 13 game.

The Fayette County High School basketball teams suffered through a tough week of games last week, including losing first round games during the WAC Tournament. Fayette’s boys completed a suspended game against Winfield on Dec. 13 and lost by the score of 68-43. Tucker Whitley led the Tigers in scoring with 18 points, followed by Kealand Savage with 10.

County basketball teams suffer through tough week



The Fayette County Tigers boys’ team hosted Caledonia High School in basketball on Dec. 6, losing by a score of 49-44. Freshman Tucker Whitley led the scoring for the Tigers with 18 points, followed by Lucas Boyd with 11. The next night, Fayette lost a heartbreaker to Northside on the road by the score of 57-56. Whitley again led the Tigers in scoring with 24 points. Landon Lowe scored 13 points, followed by Kealand Savage with 12 points.

 

Berry wins two of three: Fayette defeats Lamar Co. in OT


Tucker Whitley led Fayette in scoring against Lamar Co.

Berry boys won two of the three basketball games that they played last week, losing to South Lamar before defeating Meek and Sumiton Christian. On Nov. 30, Berry traveled to South Lamar and was defeated 58-36. Isaiah Kizzire led the Wildcats with 18 points, followed by Chrishaun Jennings with eight points. Colton Cunningham scored six points during the game, Tanner Parr had three points and Blake Johnson made a free throw.

 

High schools transitioning to basketball


Alex Gilreath (2) looks to pass the basketball against Carbon Hill.

All area high schools are out of the football playoffs, and the schools are beginning their transition to basketball season. Berry traveled to Sumiton Christian on Nov. 16 and the girls were defeated 56-29. Courtney Parr led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 11 points. Lynsie Abernathy had six points, Ally Kimbrell and Anna Kate Vandee scored five each, while Maggie Hammack made two points.