Jefferson-Shelby Hoops Classic Recap

Boys:

Thompson vs. Minor

Thompson fell to Minor in their opener, which pushed them to the loser’s bracket.

Thompson vs. Oak Grove

The Warriors got their fifth win of the season on Thursday by taking down Oak Grove in the consolation bracket. They now have a record of 5-13.

Girls:

Thompson vs. Minor

The Lady Warriors (11-5) took down Minor 51-42 in the opening round as they brought in the new year right where they left off, with another win. Niya Oden led the way for Thomspson with 15 points while shooting 100 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors forced 21 turnovers in the game.

Thompson vs. McAdory

The Lady Warriors, who came into the tournament as a strong favorite to win the girls side of the bracket, fell in the second round to McAdory 40-39. The loss was a tough one for Thompson, but they rebounded nicely in their next contest.

Thompson vs. Pinson Valley

After a tough one-point double-overtime loss to McAdory in the second round, the Lady Warriors rebounded in a big way with a 47-20 win over Pinson Valley to advance their record to 12-6 this season.

Other scores from the final day of the tournament are below:

Boys semifinals

Helena vs. Minor

Winter Storm Helena isn’t the only Helena storm brewing in Alabama, the Helena Huskies are one of the hottest teams in the state right now and keep proving themselves against good talent. After beating Clay-Chalkville and Pleasant Grove in the first two round of the tournament, Helena took down a solid Minor bunch in the semifinals 57-51. The Huskies have now won 13 of their past 14 games and six in a row.

The boys’ championship game will feature Helena vs. Shades Valley at a date and time to be determined.

Girls semifinals

Montevallo vs. Shades Valley

Shades Valley, the No. 10 team in the 6A ranks, handed the Lady Bulldogs their second loss of the year. Montevallo (12-2) fell to the Mounties by a final of 60-39 in the game. Lauryn Lilly posted 18 for the Bulldogs in the losing effort. Krystin Allen led Shades Valley with 17 points. The Mounties advanced to the championship game.

Boys consolation bracket

Calera vs. Clay-Chalkville

The first quarter was close, but with Yatil Gant in foul trouble and the defense struggling to stop the Cougars potent offense, Calera fell to Clay-Chalkville 86-64. The Eagles now boast a 12-6, 3-0 record and should win Class 5A Area 6.

Montevallo vs. Hueytown

The Bulldogs have been one of the better teams to start the season, but fell to Hueytown 56-47. Tavarus Hall led Montevallo with 18 points, while Da’Shaunte Smith added 16 as they combined for all but 13 of the Bulldogs’ points. They moved to 10-4 on the season.

Girls consolation bracket

Oak Mountain vs. Helena

The Oak Mountain Lady Eagles moved to 10-5 on the year after taking down Helena 38-29.

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