Maplesville girls upset in tourney

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 14, 2007

The Clanton Advertiser

JEMISON – The Chilton County Basketball Tournament Thursday night saw its first major upset, at least according to seedings.

Girls No. 4 seed Chilton County High beat No. 1 seed Maplesville 52-26 in the second round of the tournament and the first game of the Red Devils’ season.

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CCHS accomplished the feat by erasing an early Maplesville lead and running away with the game late.

The Tigers (3-3) will face the winner of tonight’s Thorsby-Isabella game at 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 for the county championship.

Maplesville led 9-2 six minutes into the game after Bridgett Nichols hit a 3-pointer, but then CCHS went on a 15-0 run – keyed by a fast break began by a Bevin Hawkins steal and concluded by a Tylita Harrell layup – to take a 17-9 lead.

The Red Devils (0-1) could never recover.

Adrianna “Sweet Pea” England led all scorers with 25 points, and Tigers teammate Tylita Harrell posted 13 points.

Kelsey Langston had nine points for Maplesville.