Roundup: No. 2 Sunshine beats No. 1 Keith

Published 11:14 pm Thursday, January 22, 2015

By Daniel Evans

The Selma Times-Journal

In a battle of 1A heavyweights, No. 2 Sunshine pulled away from No. 1 Keith Thursday for a 66-43 win.

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Bears head coach Tommy Tisdale said the loss was Keith’s first to a 1A opponent during the regular season in seven years. This was a big one too.

Keith (14-11) could have locked up the class 1A, area 5 area championship with a win over the Tigers.

Instead, Keith, who finished 5-1 in area play, will have to wait and see if Sunshine can defeat Ellwood Christian Friday. If the Tigers win, they will match Keith at 5-1 in area and the winner of the area will come down to a coin flip.

Whichever team wins the area will host the area tournament. Keith and Sunshine, as the top two teams in the ASWA rankings, could meet for a third time there.


Meadowview 56, 

New Life 46 (Boys)

Meadowview Christian finished area play undefeated Thursday after a 56-46 victory over New Life.

Clayton Thornton led the Trojans (11-4) with 18 points, Justin McGuire added 13 and Alan Stockman put in eight more points. Meadowview’s next game will be Monday at Cahawba Christian.


Meadowview 46, 

New Life 41 (Girls)

Mallory Freine scored 19 points to lead Meadowview Christian to a 46-41 victory over New Life Christian. Christian Dabit also scored eight points for the Lady Trojans (12-3).


Meadowview 25, 

New Life 21 (JV)

Justin McGuire scored 10 points to lead Meadowview Christian to a 25-21 win Thursday over New Life Christian. Mason Kendrick added nine points and Jeremy Lee scored five for Meadowview (10-5).


Wilcox Central 61, 

Ellwood 56 (Boys)

C.J. Grimes scored 26 points but Ellwood Christian came up short Thursday against Wilcox Central in a 61-56 loss.

Rayford Mitchell also added 10 points for the Eagles. Ellwood will play at No. 2 Sunshine Friday.