Regular season wraps up for local teams
The 2022-23 high school basketball regular season came to an end this past week with a smattering of games.
The Belgreen girls, for one, picked up wins over Russellville and Cherokee. The Bulldogs beat the Golden Tigers 46-43 and the Indians 54-12.
Russellville led Belgreen 26-21 at the half, but the Bulldogs outscored the Golden Tigers 12-11 in the third quarter and 13-6 in the fourth to squeak out the win. Against Cherokee the Bulldogs put the game away early, leading 22-2 at the end of the first quarter and 36-6 at halftime.
Against Russellville, Dacota Green led Belgreen with 21 points, followed by Noelle Willingham with 11 points. Against Cherokee, Green and Lilliana Willingham led Belgreen with 11 points each.
Belgreen’s boys picked up a win over Cherokee as well, beating the Indians 48-44.
Austin James led Belgreen with 21 points, scoring nine points in the first quarter alone. Braycen Johnson also scored in double figures, adding 15 points.
Phil Campbell’s girls fell in a close one, 38-33, to the Hamilton Aggies. Madison Branch led the Bobcats with 19 points, scoring 10 in the second quarter.