Kerr nets five 3-point baskets
by Rip Donovan
Special to The Star
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Saturday’s 55-49 win over visiting Munford should have the Cleburne County Tigers brimming with confidence when the two teams play again Friday in the opening round of the Class 4A, Area 10 basketball tournament at Anniston. The Tigers and the Lions tangle at 6 p.m. No. 1 seed Anniston plays No. 4 Lincoln immediately after Cleburne County’s game. Friday’s winners meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. to decide the tournament champion. Both the area champion and the runner-up move on to a sub-regional game February 14 and sub-regional winners advance to the Northeast Regional tournament at Jacksonville State.

The victory over Munford earned the Tigers a split in their home-and-home series. Munford won 57-50 at Munford on January 3. The two games started similarly with Munford leading both slightly at the half. On Saturday, Cleburne County overcame a 23-21 halftime deficit by pushing the ball inside successfully in the third and fourth quarters and getting points in the paint. After three quarters, Cleburne County led 37-34, a five-point swing, and the Tigers won the fourth quarter 18-15.

Christian Henson was Cleburne County’s only double-figure scorer with 23 points. He also had a team-high nine rebounds and added two assists and two steals. Max Prichard finished with nine points, two assists and two steals. Griffin Turner and Isaiah Ware each scored six points. Turner also had four rebounds and three steals. Cameron Kerr recorded five points and six boards. Matthew Morrow had four points, an equal number of rebounds and one steal. Ware, Tyler Berry and Blake Pointer each grabbed one rebound and Jeremiah McLeroy made one steal.

Cleburne County completed its regular season action at Alexandria Monday and the Valley Cubs won 81-51. Alexandria led 18-13 after one quarter then hit four 3-point baskets in the second quarter to extend that advantage to 41-22 at halftime. In the third quarter, each team scored 16 points.

Kerr netted five 3-point baskets and finished with 19 points to lead the Tigers. Prichard had three treys and totaled 13 points. Henson, who seemed to be the focal point of Alexandria’s defensive effort, scored six points. Turner scored four points. McLeroy had three points. Horn, Pointer and Ware each tallied two points.
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