Brooke Hill, senior athlete at Berry High School, signed a scholarship offer on April 14 to play college basketball beginning this fall for Gadsden State Community College. She has been a two-sport athlete at Berry High School, excelling in both basketball and softball. She scored more than 1,200 points during her high school basketball career, with nearly 250 defensive steals and almost 550 total rebounds. Berry Basketball Coach Caleb Hynds said that Brooke Hill was a leader on the Berry basketball team throughout her playing career.
The Berry Lady Wildcats lost a heartbreaker at home to Meek in a sub-regional basketball game by the score of 59-56. The game was close throughout, as the teams traded leads many times before Meek closed out the game with a road win to advance to regional play against R.A. Hubbard. Berry was led in scoring by Brooke Hill, who scored 23 points and had five steals during the game.
The Berry girls’ basketball team was on top of its game last week, as they won the area tournament. They defeated Holy Spirit by a score of 74-37 on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the Area 9 semifinals. Brooke Hill led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 27 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Zoe Mauldin followed with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while Allie Taylor added 13 points to the scoreboard. Katelyn Willcutt scored nine points with 10 rebounds, while Anna Kate VanDee had six points, Maggie Hammack had three points and Lynsie Abernathy had two points.
The Fayette varsity boys and girls basketball teams ended their seasons last week with losses to Haleyville in the area tournament. The boys’ team lost to Haleyville by a score of 67-36. Steve White led the Tigers in scoring with 10 points, followed by Landon Lowe with seven points.
Darius Loyd and Lewis Cannon each scored six points, while Tucker Whitley added five points and Tucker Sanford scored two points. Lowe and Whitley were playing their first games with the varsity, after playing the remainder of the season on the junior varsity.
The Hubbertville Lions were defeated by the Berry Wildcats in the Class 1A, Area 9 Tournament on Monday, Feb. 8, by the score of 72-41. Senior Gage Key led the scoring with 13 points, with Brady Porter adding seven points. Gage Alexander and Carter Hollingsworth each added six points, while Cade Fisher scored three points for the Lions. Austin Berryhill, Brodie Porter and Greyson Key each added two points to round out the scoring. The boys finished their season with a 3-18 record.
The Fayette girls’ basketball team won two of its three games for the week. The Lady Tigers defeated Northside on Senior Night by the score of 46-28. Jada Savage led the scoring for Fayette with 22 points, followed by Meredith Collins with 15 points. Jessica Duck added four points, Aerial Coburn scored three points and Abby Porter recorded two points during the game.
The Hubbertville’s girls’ basketball team defeated Holy Spirit in an area game thriller by the score of 44-42. Madison Cribb led the scoring with 12 points, followed by Haylee Pollard with 10, and Laikyn Wright and Kylee Dunn with eight points each. McKenna Fisher scored four points and Kendall Dunavant added two points to round out the scoring for Hubbertville.
The Berry girls’ basketball team continues to win games as they head toward the area tournament next week. On Feb. 1, Berry defeated Meek 58-46. Brooke Hill led the Lady Wildcats with 28 points and seven rebounds. Allie Taylor scored 12 points with nine rebounds, while Katelyn Willcutt added 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Zoe Mauldin scored eight points with nine rebounds.
The Fayette varsity boys’ basketball team traveled to Vernon on Jan. 26 and defeated the Bulldogs by a score of 65-27. Leading the scoring for Fayette County was Darius Lloyd with 24 points. Lewis Cannon and Steve White each scored 11 points, while Khiry Burris had eight points. Rounding out the scoring for Fayette were Hal Holland, Alex Gilreath and Tucker Sanford with three points each, and Kory Burris with two points.
The Berry boys’ basketball team lost its first two games of the week before finishing the week with two wins. South Lamar defeated Berry 63-52. Colton Abernathy led Berry with 16 points, followed by Deon Mayfield and Colton Cunningham with eight points each. Johnathan Locke scored seven points, followed by Isaiah Kizzire with six points and Josh Ward with two points. Noah Darty had two points and Chrishuan Hennings scored a free throw to round out the scoring for Berry.