Holy Spirit defeated visiting Berry, 48-33, in the AHSAA Class 1A, Area 9 opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
Holy Spirit’s Imani Thompson led all scorers with 19 points. She made five steals, two rebounds and two assists. Aryn Head had nine points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Berry was led by Summer Bullard’s nine points and by Bethany Townsel’s 10 rebounds and three points.
Berry is 3-4 overall and 0-1 in Area 9 play. Holy Spirit (5-1, 1-0) will host Hubbertville on Friday.
Central, ranked No. 4 in AHSAA Class 4A, took the home loss to the AHSAA Class 7A’s No. 1-ranked team, a team ranked No. 13 in the nation.
Central’s MacKenzie Mahone led the Falcons with 13 points, and Latarius Montgomery was next with seven points.
Hoover’s Eboni Williams led the game with 23 points, and Joiya Maddox scored 15.
Central (9-2) hots Hale County on Thursday.
Hillcrest’s Cierria Cunningham scored 14 points, A’Nya Banks had 11 points, and Alton James and Audriah Fryer both scored nine points.
The Patriots (8-2) will host their own Hillcrest All-State Insurance Invitational this week, playing Central-Hayneville on Thursday.
Sipsey Valley 51,
GORDO – For undefeated Sipsey Valley, Taylor Smith scored 18 points and Denetria Williams 16.
Gordo’s Corley Sellers was the game’s top scorer with 22 points.
Sipsey Valley (8-0) plays in the Hillcrest tournament beginning on Thursday against Bibb County.
American Christian Academy 30
HOLT – Sierra Carter led the win and the game with 21 points. Caitilin Maniece was Holt’s next highest scorer with nine points.
Maggie Sullivan led American Christian Academy’s offense with 12 points.
Holt (6-4) hosts Tuscaloosa County on Thursday.
HUBBERTVILLE – Gracie Dodd had a double-double for Hubbertville in the loss, grabbing 20 rebounds to go with 16 points. Lexie Webster was one short of a double-double, scoring 12 points and making nine rebounds.
Hubbertville (1-4) plays at Holy Spirit on Friday.
Oak Grove 10
SAMANTHA - Summer Geer led Northside with 18 points. Taylor Stroud hit for 14 points. Also for the Rams, Destinee Owens had 12 rebounds while Paige Jones had 10 rebounds.
Northside (3-5) plays at Holt on Friday.
Paul W. Bryant 44,
Ieisha Merida led Bryant with 22 points in the Stampede's firs win of the season. Jakina Hines scored nine points.
Bryant (1-5) plays Hale County on Friday.
Tuscaloosa Christian 47,
Chilton Christian Acad. 32
Tuscaloosa Christian was led by Loren Caudle with 16 points and Brooke Loper with 10.
Tuscaloosa Christian (3-3) plays Thursday against First Assembly Christian.
Bibb County 36
GREENSBORO - Trinity Hambright scored 22 points, made eight rebounds and three assists for Greensboro. Reginiqua Fields had 12 points, and KaTyreah Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Anilyia Lilly scored 11 to lead Bibb County.
Greensboro (5-1) plays at West Blocton on Friday.
Pickens County 19
REFORM - Keionni Prude scored 19 and Corley Sellers 16 for Gordo.
Kateria Simon led Pickens County with six points.
Gordo (4-2) plays at Aliceville on Thursday.
ACA was led by David Higginbotham with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Dan Parker hit for 13, Carson Crowe had 11, and Luke Skinner had 10 points.
For Holt, Micah Washington led the way with 16 points.
ACA (7-3) plays Northridge on Thursday in the Hillcrest Tournament.
Holy Spirit 72,
Co-leading Holy Spirit’s AHSAA Class 1A, Area 9 home win were Braylin Rhodes and Jaylon Stevenson, both with 18 points.
Michael Darty was Berry’s high scorer with 10 points.
Holy Spirit (3-3, 1-0) hosts Hubbertville on Friday.
Paul W. Bryant 60,
COTTONDALE – Kailex Stephens scored 15 points and Jared Sherfield eight for Paul W. Bryant.
Co-leaders for Brookwood, both with seven points, were John Wagner and Jaylan Wade.
Bryant (7-2) will play on Friday at Hale County.
Oak Grove 42
SAMANTHA – Cole Crawford scored 19 points and Josh Rodgers had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Jackson Shipp scored 10 points for Northside. It was an AHSAA Class 4A, Area 7 game.
Northside (5-3, 1-0) plays Holt on Friday.
Tuscaloosa Christian 81,
Chilton Christian Academy
JEMISON – Three Warriors scored in double figures, with Tanner Burrows scoring a career-high 35 points and combining his scoring with 14 rebounds. Clay Ramsey scored 13 points to go with seven assists, and Derrick Johns scored 10 points.
Tuscaloosa Christian (7-1) hosts First Assembly Christian School on Thursday.
HUBBERTVILLE – Aaron Cribb had a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds for Hubbertville. Tanner Upton scored 15, Brady Tucker 12 and Zach Hubbert 11.
Hubbertville (2-3) plays at Holy Spirit on Friday.
Hillcrest won its AHSAA Class 6A, Area 7 opener, led by 26 points from Christian Jones.
Northridge's top scorer with 16 points was Sedrick Pettway.
Hillcrest (7-3, 1-0) hosts Bibb County on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillcrest All-State tournament.