Prep basketball roundup: Coleman makes 3 at buzzer to send Saks past Piedmont
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PIEDMONT ­— Junior Darion Coleman hit a 3-point basket as time expired to earn the Saks Wildcats a 57-56 win over Piedmont in a Class 3A, Area 10 contest. Senior Denard Spears’ 3-pointer with 15 seconds left had given Piedmont a 56-54 lead. Coleman’s trey was his second of the fourth quarter and third of the game. Coleman scored eight of his 13 points in the final quarter as Saks rallied from a 34-33 deficit after three quarters. Daniel Heard led the Wildcats with 16 points.

Piedmont’s Dreek Thompson had 19 points, including five treys, to lead all scorers. Spears finished with 17 points.

Saks hosts Weaver tonight and Piedmont entertains White Plains.

Talladega 70, Anniston 63: At Talladega, Qua Frazier had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for Anniston . Quin Jackson added 17 points and six boards. DeMarcus Thomas scored 16 points for the Bulldogs. Anniston (12-6) meets Wellborn in the Calhoun County tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart 80, Faith Christian 40: At Faith, Sacred Heart got a triple-double from D.J. Heath and a double-double from Quendarius Williams and improved to 16-5. Heath had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Williams finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Diante Wood scored 19 points and grabbed five boards and Kevion Nolan contributed 16 points and five steals for the Cardinals. Josiah McDaniel led Faith Christian with 20 points.

Sacred Heart meets Ohatchee in the Calhoun County tournament Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Weaver 95, Wellborn 67: At Wellborn, five Bearcats scored in double figures led by Shon’D McKinney with 21 points. Timothy Hawkins scored 16 points. Elliott Moore had 13 points and eight rebounds. Cameron Lynch also had 13 points and Brandon Smith scored 11 points. Devron Taylor of Wellborn led all scorers with 28 points and added six rebounds. Corri Tignor finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers and A.P. Parker had 10 points.

Weaver plays at Saks tonight.

Randolph County 48, Wadley 45: At Wadley in the Randolph County tournament, with his team clinging to a 46-45 lead, Randolph County’s J.R. Roundtree made a steal and a layup in the final seconds, setting the final score. Roundtree finished with 16 points and Willis Knight scored 10 for the Tigers. Randolph County advanced to tournament’s championship game. The Tigers will play the winner of tonight’s game between Handley and Woodland Saturday at 7 p.m.

Girls

Piedmont 58, Saks 41:
At Piedmont, the Bulldogs bolted to a 16-3 lead in the first quarter and were never seriously challenged in the Class 3A, Area 10 matchup. Carlie Flowers had six points in the first quarter run. Bre Green led Piedmont with 18 points, including three 3-point baskets. Flowers scored 13 points and added six rebounds. Freshman Breanna Brazier had two treys and 10 points.

Maiya Northard led Saks with 13 points and Tatanya Jenkins had 10 points for the Wildcats.

Anniston 60, Talladega 24: At Talladega, senior Quanetria Bolton’s triple-double helped Anniston breeze past Talladega. Bolton scored 22 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, blocked 10 shots and added four steals. Marticia Jackson had 10 points and five steals in the win and Rakeema Najiy scored eight points. Anniston (14-5), seeded No. 1 in the Calhoun County tournament, plays Wednesday against the winner of Saturday’s game between Jacksonville Christian and Ohatchee.

Oxford 59, Westbrook Christian 36: At Rainbow City, balanced scoring carried Oxford past the Warriors. Deanna Clark paced the Yellow Jackets with 15 points. Lexie Higgins scored 11 points. Winter Taylor (9 points), Casmine Copeland (8), Maegan McCartney (8) and Jordan Smith (6) also aided Oxford’s cause.

The Yellow Jackets (11-9) meet Weaver in the Calhoun County tournament Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

Wellborn 42, Weaver 37: At Wellborn, the Panthers got big second-half performances from Dymond Myles and Carlee Mullinax as they overcame Weaver’s 19-14 halftime lead. Myles finished with 20 points and Mullinax scored 14 points.

Ranburne 57, Clay Central 17: In the opening round of the Tri-County shootout in Heflin, Hannah Phillips had 16 points and six rebounds as Ranburne moved into tonight’s championship game. Ranburne led 28-9 at halftime. Jesse Ralston scored 13 points for the Bulldogs and Hali Wilson had eight points. Charle Thomas led Clay Central with eight points.

Ranburne meets Cleburne County, a winner over Horseshoe Bend Thursday, for the title tonight at 6 p.m.
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