County Tournament Recap
Freshmen (9th Grade Boys) Basketball Finals Springville 48, Moody 23: This Tigers basketball team started the day off with a victory over the Blue Devils in the only 9th Grade matchup in the 2020 St. Clair County Basketball Tournament. When the game was over, All-County players were selected and voted on - here are the results of the 2020 9th Grade St. Clair All-County Basketball Team: Mason Myers, Peyton Isbell, and Born Grant of Moody High School and Collin Lockhart, Hugh Windall, Alex Cox, and Tyler Harrison (MVP) of the Springville Tigers.
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Finals Springville, 30 Moody 22: Poor offensive production created in large part by defensive pressure from both teams resulted in a 9-9 halftime score. After the break, the Tigers were able to make a critical three point shot at the buzzer by Luke Richardson which ended the third period and made the score 22-18 in favor of the Tigers. After both teams displayed some offensive production in the third quarter, defense took the game back over in the fourth as the Tigers and Blue Devils only scored 8 and 4 points respectively. The 2020 St. Clair County All-County Basketball Team is: Jacob Wilson – Ashville; Owen Shaw and Kentrail Turner – Ragland; DJ Miller and Caden Pennington – St. Clair County; Adam Davis, Cody Zemore and Carson Dillishaw – Moody; Amari Cohen, Casen Kirk, Johnny Wolf, and Luke Richardson (MVP) – Springville.
Ashville All-County Recognition Athletes from Ashville High School that were recognized Saturday at the 2020 St. Clair County Basketball Tournament in other sports are: Scout Coker – Cheer; Dylan Harris, Luke Harris, Adriane Hernandez, Nathan Phillips, and DeAndre Woods – Football; Sara Beth Potter, Riley Waid and Chloe Wills (Co-MVP) - Volleyball.
Girls Varsity Basketball Finals Springville 53, St. Clair County 21: The Lady Tigers pulled out in front quickly and never looked back, leading St. Clair County at halftime by a score of 31-9. The 2020 St. Clair County All-County Varsity Girls Basketball Team included: Lindy Thompson – Victory Christian; Destiny Chapman – Moody; Cadence Buchanan and Sammie Day Jones – Ragland; Katie Kennedy and Riley Waid – Ashville; Niah Green, Kenzie Harrell, and Jaden Thomas – St. Clair; Tatem Bartlett, Makalen Kyzer, Bennett Peterson, and Abby Talten (MVP) – Springville.
Boys Varsity Basketball Finals Springville 66, St. Clair County 37: The Tigers finished the sweep of the county tournament with a victory over St Clair. At the half, the score was 32-24 in favor of the Tigers, and St. Clair County pulled within six points early in the third period. However, aggressive pressure defensively and scoring opportunities allowed the Tigers to pull away and seal the victory. The 2020 St. Clair County All-County team included: Cade Cheatwood – Victory Christian; Daniel Welch – Ashville; Sloan Phillips and Nate Kelly – Ragland; Peyton Ingle and Cian Reeves – Moody; Demetrius Pryor, Trace Patterson, and James Key – St. Clair; Larry Winston, Ben Bianci, Pearson Baldwin, and Hudson Kersh (MVP) – Springville.
Calvin Bailey is a Senior Writer and Producer for www.AshvilleAthletics.com and Ashville Athletics.