Belgreen basketball teams open tournament play
The Belgreen Bulldogs beat the Vina Red Devils 56-28 in the opening round of the Class 1A, Area 14 tournament on Saturday. The win catapulted the Bulldogs into the finals on Tuesday and the subregion this weekend. It also ended Vina’s season.
Belgreen shut out Vina 12-0 in the first quarter and led 27-8 at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, the Bulldogs were in total control 45-15.
Landon Cox led Belgreen with 11 points. Braycen Johnson and Hunter Woodruff followed with eight points each. Alex Guidry and Jonathan Mendoza scored six points each. Ben Wilkins and Aaron Rubido added four points each. Jack Dill had three points, while Will King and Gabe Estrada scored two points each.
Christian McCarley led Vina with 13 points.
Games from earlier in the week:
Belgreen beat Cherokee 36-33. The Bulldogs led 18-16 at halftime and 29-19 at the end of the third quarter. Belgreen held off the Indians the rest of the way.
Braycen Johnson led Belgreen with 12 points.
Belgreen beat Brilliant 45-28. The Bulldogs led 26-13 at halftime and 41-21 at the end of the third quarter.
Braycen Johnson led Belgreen with 16 points, followed by Jonathan Mendoza with 13 points.
The Belgreen varsity girls dominated the Phillips Bears to open the Class 1A, Area 14 tournament, winning 65-17. The win put the Bulldogs in the finals on Tuesday, where they play Hackleburg. The Panthers beat Vina 53-19, ending the Red Devils season.
Belgreen took a commanding lead the first half, 36-9. The Bulldogs led 55-15 at the end of the third quarter.
Carson Hovater led Belgreen with 17 points. She was followed by Makenna Fisher with 13 points and Dacota Green with 11 points. Lilliana Willingham added six points, while Kiera Smith and Bryn Scott scored five points each. Lily Green and Isabella Tate scored three points each, while Morgan Lauderdale added two points.
Games earlier in the week:
Belgreen beat Cherokee 73-21. The Bulldogs led the Indians 44-12 at halftime and 62-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Dacota Green led Belgreen with 13 points, followed by Makenna Fisher with 12 points.
Belgreen also bested Brilliant, a team that beat the Bulldogs earlier in the season.
Bryn Scott led Belgreen with 12 points. Carson Hovater and Dacota Green added 10 points each.
Belgreen beat Hatton 64-37 to start the week. The Bulldogs led the Hornets 34-20 at the half and 52-31 at the end of the third quarter.
Lilliana Willingham, Dacota Green and Carson Hovater scored 13 points each to lead Belgreen. Bryn Scott added 11 points.