One and done
All three local teams lose in sub-region hoops play
Charles Prince, Hartselle Enquirer
Three local teams who advanced to sub-regional play all lost in their first game of the state basketball playoffs.
The Bradshaw girls whipped Brewer 84-53, avenging an 84-70 loss last year in the sub-regional round. The Hatton Lady Hornets showed why they have been a Top 10 team all season long as they smashed Priceville 90-56.
The Danville boys made a second half charge but came up short against the Rodgers Pirates by the score of 65-58.
Bradshaw girls 84, Brewer 53
With the game tied at 18 in the second period of play Bradshaw went on a 9-0 run to take control of the game. The Lady Bruins made a 9-1 run just moments later to take a 42-26 lead at half time. Bradshaw put the game out of reach in the third period with a 20-1 run that pushed the lead to 33 points at 65-32.
Jessica Thompson led the Lady Patriots with 17 points while Joellen Nay added 11 more. Brewer ended the year with a 19-11 record.
Hatton girls 90, Priceville 56
The Lady Hornets made sure the outcome was never in doubt as they raced to a 30-6 lead after one period of play. At the half Hatton held a 53-16 lead and by the end of three periods the lead had grown to 51 points at 77-26.
Priceville closed the gap in the final period scoring 30 points against Hatton reserves.
Junior Tiffany Smith led the Lady Bulldogs with 20 points. Priceville's final record slipped to 18-10.
Rodgers boys 65, Danville 58
The Pirates, who lead only 32-30 at half time, increased the lead to 13 in the third period behind the play of Colby Thigpen. Starting the final period Rodgers had a 13-point lead, but Danville would climb back into contention with a 17-7 run to open the fourth that cut the lead to three at 59-56 with 1:36 left. Rodgers put the game away with four-of-four foul shooting in the final 40 seconds of play.
Patrick Pinchon led the Hawks with 15 points while teammate Dexter Wimberley added 12 more. Nate Orr and D.J. Bridges scored 10 each for Danville. The Hawks finished the season with a 12-16 record.