Franklin County Schools junior basketball teams continue season
Red Bay and Belgreen were the only two schools to field a B-junior girls team in the Franklin County Tournament. By default, the two teams were in the finals. Red Bay beat Belgreen 31-20 to capture the trophy.
Red Bay led Belgreen 4-3 at the end of the first quarter. Belgreen took a 10-8 lead at halftime. Red Bay recaptured the lead by the end of the third quarter 19-18; however, foul trouble sent two of Belgreen’s guards to the bench, and Red Bay took advantage, pulling away for the win.
Kaitlyn Lindley led Red Bay with 10 points. She was followed by Kameron Kuykendall with eight points, Makayla Jackson with five points, Maddie Blackburn with four points and Libby Thorne with four points.
Alexia Gault led Belgreen with 10 points. She was followed by Kiera Smith and Charley Hogan with three points each. Anna Clair King added two points.
The East Franklin A-junior girls won their fourth straight junior high Franklin County championship Saturday night, beating Tharptown 52-22.
Kylee Santiago led the way for the Rebels with 19 points, 14 coming in the first half.
East Franklin led the Wildcats 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Tharptown 14-4 in the second quarter to take a 24-10 halftime lead.
The Rebels were firmly in control coming out of the locker room and put the game away in the third quarter, taking a 37-18 lead.
Bailey Jewell followed Santiago with 17 points and Layla Baker with 10 points. Chaley Bullington, Emily Walker and Paige Denton scored two points each.
Angeleah Smith led Tharptown with 11 points.
East Franklin punched their ticket to the finals by beating the Vina Red Devils 41-29.
The Rebels led the Red Devils 24-6 at halftime.
Layla Baker led East Franklin with 20 points.
Marissa Lamar led Vina with six points.
Tharptown got to the finals by beating Phil Campbell 28-16.
The Wildcats led the Bobcats 20-10 at halftime.
Carly Cason led Tharptown with 16 points.
Lily Steward led Phil Campbell with eight points.
The Belgreen defense was the star of the show as the Bulldogs shut down the hot shooting Red Bay Tigers to win the B-junior boys Franklin County championship 41-26.
The Tigers scored 50 in the first half the previous day against an East Franklin team and defeated a Tharptown team as well. Belgreen, however, was intent on stopping the Tigers in the championship game. The Bulldogs held the Tigers to single digits all four quarters of the game.
Belgreen led Red Bay 10-8 at the end of the first quarter, but the Tigers clambered back in the second quarter to tie the game 14-14 at halftime. The Bulldogs dominated the third quarter with Belgreen outscoring Red Bay 14-3 to take a 28-17 lead into the final period of play. The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers the rest of the way to get the win.
Offensively, it was Andrew Enriquez who led the way for Belgreen scoring 16 points, followed by Colton Ashton with 12 points. Rush Berryman added nine points and Miguel Cordoba four points.
Aaron Morrow led Red Bay with nine points, followed by Davo Colburn with seven points. Karsyn Powell and Carson Lindley scored three points each. Chaston Poores and Jayden Pearson added two points each.
Belgreen had no problem earning a bid to the finals, beating Phil Campbell 48-20. The Bulldogs dominated the first quarter of play, racing out to a 21-2 lead and extending the lead to 33-11 at halftime.
Belgreen had three players in double figures. Rush Berryman led the way with 15 points. Colton Ashton and Andrew Enriquez scored 11 points each.
Cross Bell led Phil Campbell with eight points.
Red Bay continued their hot shooting from their first game to beat Tharptown 56-41.
The Tigers led the Wildcats 23-13 at the end of the first quarter and 38-19 at halftime, effectively putting the game away.
Davo Colburn led Red Bay with 17 points. Karysyn Powell added 11 points and Aaron Morrow had 10 points.
Conner Vincent led Tharptown with 15 points.
Red Bay opened the tournament on fire, outscoring the East Franklin Rebels 50-9 in the first half and going on to win 60-30.
Clayton Lindley led Red Bay with 14 points, followed by Davo Colburn with 12 points.
Tiffin Bullington led East Franklin with 11 points.
After a slow start, the Phil Campbell Bobcats dominated the Vina Red Devils 43-21.
The Bobcats led the Red Devils 6-3 at the end of the first quarter but dominated the second quarter to take a 27-11 halftime lead. Phil Campbell extended their lead to 35-13 at the end of the third quarter.
Max Robinson had the hot hand for Phil Campbell, draining five first half three pointers and leading the Bobcats with 19 points.