Ohatchee boys, Piedmont ladies open 69th Calhoun County Match with victories

CALHOUN COUNTY TOURNAMENT
All video games at Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville
Friday’s rankings
Boys recreation
Ohatchee 76, Donoho 56
Women recreation
Piedmont 49, Donoho 25
 
Saturday’s video games
Boys video games
No. 14 Religion Christian vs. No. 11 Weaver, 10:30 a.m.
No. 10 Delightful Valley vs. No. 15 Wellborn, 1:30 p.m.
No. Eight Jacksonville Christian vs. No. Nine Saks, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Ohatchee vs. No. Five Sacred Center, 7:30 p.m.
Women video games
No. 14 Weaver vs. No. 11 Religion Christian, Nine a.m.
No. 10 Jacksonville Christian vs. No. 15 Wellborn, midday
No. Eight Delightful Valley vs. No. Nine Saks, Three p.m.
No. 12 Piedmont vs. No. Five Oxford, 6 p.m.
 
Through Brant Locklier
For East Alabama Sports activities As of late
 
JACKSONVILLE – Trey Pesnell were given Ohatchee going with 4 three-point performs within the first quarter to lend a hand the Indians open a 15-point lead over Donoho on the right way to a 78-56 win within the boys opener of the 69thannual Calhoun County Basketball Match.
 
Two of Pesnell’s 3s got here the old school means – a basket and a unfastened throw — and the opposite two got here from in the back of the arc. His 12 issues helped the 12th-seeded Indians leap out to a 17-2 lead.
 
The 13th-seeded Falcons by no means were given nearer than 13 issues the remainder of the way in which, however they wouldn’t hand over.  Amari Smedley used to be slashing to the basket and scoring 31 issues and hauling down 11 rebounds within the recreation, whilst teammate Drew Williamson used to be pulling down 15 issues. 

Ohatchee trainer Bryant Ginn pulled his starters a few occasions within the ultimate quarter, however needed to put them again in as Donoho would start to rally, Pesnell returned and hit a pair fast baskets to stretch the lead. He completed with a career-high 25 issues.
 
Cam Foushee used to be a beast at the forums, knocking down 11 rebounds to head along with his 11 issues.

“I believed our guys got here out nice,” Ginn mentioned. “We had a tricky recreation closing evening and I used to be apprehensive how we might play. We shot smartly and were given up and down the ground in reality excellent. We left a couple of issues at the board, however we hustled and have been balanced on scoring.

“This night it used to be Pesnell who used to be on fireplace and Foshee had a large recreation for us.”
 
The Indians will face fifth-seeded space rival Sacred Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ohatchee 78, Donoho 56
OHATCHEE –
  Jacob Bowers 2 0-Zero 4, Jakob Buckelew Zero 0-Zero 0, Tristan Easterwood Zero 0-Zero 0, Cameron Foushee Five 0-0 11, Briley Hale Four 2-3 10, Nathan Higgins 1 0-Zero 3, Blake Hollis 2 0-Zero 5, Drake Hollis 2 0-1 4, Brent Murray Zero 0-Zero 0,Trey Pesnell 10 2-2 25, Justin Powell Zero 0-Zero 0, Domonique Thomas 1 0-Zero 3, Austin Wyatt Three 1-1 7, Jarod McFall Three 0-Zero 6. Totals: 33 5-7 78.
DONOHO – Jackson Barnett Zero 0-Zero 0, Nick Goad Zero 0-Zero 0, Amari Smedley 12 4-10 28, Grant Steed Four 0-Zero 9, Dorien Johnikken Zero 0-Zero 0, Drew Williamson Four 4-5 15, Sam Payne Zero 0-Zero 0, Dean Harrell Zero 0-Zero 0, Connor Goodson 1 0-Zero 2, Brady Patterson 1 0-2 2, Richard Goad Zero 0-Zero 0. Totals 22 8-17 
 
Ohatchee               25  24 15  16  –  78
Donoho                  10  20 5    21  –  56
3-point targets: Ohatchee 7 (Foushee, Higgins, B. Hollis, Pesnell 3, Thomas); Donoho 4 (Williamson 3, Steed). Overall fouls: Ohatchee 20, Donoho 13.

Piedmont wins 3rd instantly

JACKSONVILLE – Piedmont’s Ava Pope buried a few 3s to lend a hand her workforce leap out to a snappy 10-Zero lead after which the Bulldogs ruled at the forums the remainder of the way in which Friday evening rolling to a 49-25 victory over Donoho.
 
The 13th-seeded Falcons have been no fit within in opposition to the No. 12 Bulldogs. Freshman middle Lele Ridley had a double-double within the first part with 12 issues and 11 rebounds and he or she completed with a career-high 24 issues, 16 rebounds and 6 blocked photographs.
 
Donoho made a temporary run on the Bulldogs within the 3rd quarter, when Victoria O’Neill scored 5 instantly issues to trim Piedmont’s result in 30-17, however the Bulldogs had greater than sufficient to carry on for his or her 3rd instantly victory.
 
The Bulldogs will face fifth-seeded Oxford Saturday at 6 p.m.
 
This Piedmont workforce is composed of 2 10th graders and the remaining are 8th and 9th graders.

“We began out the 12 months scared to loss of life in follow,” Bulldog trainer Terrace Ridley mentioned. ”Alternatively, with each and every good fortune we’re gaining self belief and you’ll see them getting higher.
 
“Those children play all of the sports activities in combination they usually love each and every different they usually paintings laborious. The errors they make are of teenybopper they usually be told from it.”

Along with Lele Ridley’s large recreation, sophomore Z’Hayla Walker added 9 issues and 5 rebounds. Freshman Whitney McFry scored no issues, however hauled down even rebounds. Piedmont rebounded the Falcons 38-20.

The scrappy Falcons have been led by way of O’Neill’s 11 issues and four rebounds. 

Piedmont 49, Donoho 25
PIEDMONT –
Ava Pope Three 0-Zero 8, Emma G. Todd Zero 0-Zero 0, Whitney McFry Zero 0-Zero 0, Jaycee Glover 1 0-Zero 2, Lele Ridley 10 4-9 24, Hannah Barrbee 1 0-Zero 2, Armani Perry 2 0-Four 4, Jenna Calvert Zero 0-Zero 0, Sarah Goss Zero 0-Zero 0, Gravie Naugherr Zero 0-Zero 0, Z’Hayla Walker Three 3-Five 9. Totals 20 7-18.
DONOHO – Anastasia O’Neill Zero 0-Zero 0, Campbell Hagan 2 0-Zero 4, Victory O’Neill Three 2-2 11, Amelia Baker Zero 0-Zero 0, Julia Clecker Three 0-Three 6
Ryals Jones Zero 0-Zero 0, Mya Pearson Zero 0-Zero 0, Janie Sills 2 0-Zero 4, AG Jones Zero 0-Zero 0, a,Calen Campbell Zero 0-Zero 0. Totals 10 2-5 25.
 
Piedmont              16  9    10 14  – 49
Donoho                  9    3    5    8  –  25
3-point targets: Piedmont 2 (Pope 2); Donoho 3 (V. O’Neill 3). Overall fouls: Piedmont 12, Donoho 17.


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