GAYLESVILLE – The Spring Garden Lady Panthers sank 19-of-33 3-pointers Tuesday in the Cherokee Basketball Invitational at Gaylesville, just one shy of a state record in a 93-49 thrashing of Chattooga, Ga.
According to the Alabama High School Athletic Association record book, the Lady Panthers are the eighth team to hit at least 19 3-pointers in a game. The record is 20 by Cold Springs (2019), West Point (2019) and Locust Fork (2018).
Abbey Steward and Sarah Kate McKay made four treys apiece to lead the Lady Panthers outside the arc. They both finished with 14 points. Neely Welsh and Lexie Adkison both connected on three treys. Welsh led Spring Garden’s scorers with 21 points. Adkison added 19 points. Ace Austin had a pair of treys and came away with 12 points. Maggie Jarrett had a 3-pointer and finished with seven points.
Abbie Woods and Bri Boles had the other two Lady Panther 3-pointers.
McKiya Parrish topped all scorers and led the Lady Indians with 27 points, including four treys herself.
Behind five 3-pointers, Spring Garden took a 23-15 first-quarter lead. Four more treys helped give the Lady Panthers a 49-27 halftime advantage. Seven more treys in the third pushed Spring Garden’s lead to 80-42.
Sand Rock 50, Handley 44
GAYLESVILLE – Katelyn St. Clair scored 17 points in leading the Sand Rock Lady Wildcats to a 50-44 victory over Handley.
Lanie Henderson and Maci Brown both netted 10 points. Henderson connected on a pair of 3-pointers. Arleigh Beard contributed eight points. Haley Grace Lisenbee finished with five points.
Grace Rittenhouse and Ariana Kyles led the Lady Tigers with 10 points apiece. Teanna Watts added nine points and Emilia Askew finished with seven points.
Sand Rock built an 18-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Handley battled back to make it a three-point game at halftime, 24-21. The Lady Wildcats stretched their lead back out to seven at 38-31 at the end of the three quarters and held on down the stretch for the win.
Springville 66, Cherokee County 40
GAYLESVILLE – The Springville Lady Tigers outscored Cherokee County 27-5 in the fourth quarter to take a 66-40 victory.
Abbie Talton tallied 22 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Lady Tigers. MaKalyn Kyser and Bella Bullington scored 12 points apiece. Farrah Hawkins added nine points and Bennett Patterson finished with seven points.
Karlee Perry topped the Lady Warrior scorers with 11 points, including three treys of her own. Audrey Green netted 10 points and Audrey Haygood finished with eight points.
Cherokee County led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, but Springville rallied to take a 26-23 advantage at halftime. The Lady Tigers maintained a 39-35 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Collinsville 56, Cedar Bluff 28
GAYLESVILLE – Emma Terrell tallied 14 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Collinsville Lady Panthers to a 56-28 win over Cedar Bluff.
Kayla Beene tossed in nine points. Cadence Amison added eight points. Gracie Griggs and Rylee Tillery both finished with six points. Tillery connected on a pair of 3-pointers.
Jordyn Walker topped Cedar Bluff’s scorers with 15 points, including a pair of treys. Maggie Clowdis collected six points. Hayden Cannon finished with five points.
Collinsville jumped out to a 21-5 first-quarter lead. The Lady Panthers led 40-9 at halftime.
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