Red Bay basketball team wins second straight championship
The Red Bay Tigers won their second straight Franklin County Tournament championship Saturday, beating the Belgreen Bulldogs, 46-27.
Red Bay’s scoring prowess and depth gradually wore Belgreen down throughout the game.
Red Bay led Belgreen 11-10 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Bulldogs 10-4 in the second quarter, taking a 21-14 halftime lead. Red Bay extended its lead to 31-21 at the end of the third quarter and put the game away in the fourth quarter with a three point barrage from Cody Carnes and Gage Edgmon.
Carnes hit three second-half three-pointers and scored 11 points. Edgmon hit two three in the fourth quarter and scored 11 points. Lawson Glover also added 11 points for the Tigers. Jeremiah Robinson scored three points. Ty Reynolds, Ethan McCoy and Kennedy Wilemon scored two points each.
Belgreen’s Braycen Johnson led all scorers with 14 points. Will King added five points, Landon Cox four points, Alex Guidry two points and Hunter Woodruff two points.
Semifinal – Red Bay 68, Phil Campbell 34
Red Bay got a lot of players involved in a 68-34 win over Phil Campbell to earn a spot in the Franklin County Tournament finals.
Red Bay led 19-7 at the end of the first quarter and 39-15 at halftime.
Conner Humphries and Cody Carnes scored 11 points each. Gage Edgmon and Lawson Glover added nine points each. Holden Inmon added seven points, and Brayden Tabbs added six points. Ethan McCoy and Ty Reynolds scored four points each. Jeremy Robinson finished with three points, Kennedy Wilemon two points and Jaxson Vinson two points.
Austin Elliott and Gage Baker led Phil Campbell, scoring 11 points each. Hayden Wingo added nine points and Logan Wright four points.
Semifinal – Belgreen 44, Tharpctown 41
The Belgreen Bulldogs held off a late comeback attempt by the Tharptown Wildcats to win 44-41 and advance to the finals of the Franklin County Tournament.
Belgreen led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter and 28-18 at halftime. Tharptown cut the lead to 36-29 at the end of the third quarter and got as close as three points down the stretch.
Jonathan Mendoza led Belgreen with 13 points. Braycen Johnson added nine points, Hunter Woodruff eight points, Will King seven points, Alex Guidry five points and Landon Cox two points.
Tharptown’s Dylan Valdez led all scorers with 17 points, followed by Jackson Clement with 11 points. Malachi Minor added five points, Edwin Vela four points, Dylan Dolley two points and Israel de la Rosa two points.
Quarterfinals – Phil Campbell 65, Vina 30
Phil Campbell jumped out to a quick lead over Vina and put the game to bed early in the second half to win 65-30.
Phil Campbell led 18-1 at the end of the first quarter and 30-16 at halftime. The Bobcats extended their lead to 52-22 at the end of the third quarter.
Logan Wright led Phil Campbell with 16 points, followed by Austin Elliott with 14 points and Cale Faust with 12 points.
Vina’s Christian Purser led all scorers with 18 points.