Basketball roundup: Southside boys lose first game

Published 12:50 am Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Southside Panthers (4-1) dropped their first game of the season at Greenville to the Tigers Thursday night 66-59. Charles Price led the Panthers with 19 points, 17 of which came in the second half.

The game got off to a slow scoring start. The Panthers and Tigers were tied 8-8 at the end of the first quarter. Southside fell behind in the second quarter, and the Panthers trailed 30-19 at halftime.

Price hit three 3-pointers and Kentavius Page added two 3-pointers in the second half. The Panthers put up 20 points in each of the final two quarters, but couldn’t stop Greenville payers from sinking three 3-pointers and compiling a 23-point third quarter.

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Southside outscored the Tigers by seven points in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough to come back.

Southside continues its road trip at Central Hayneville Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.


Escambia 70, Morgan 43 (boys)

The Morgan Senators (2-1) turned the ball over 34 times in a loss to the Escambia Academy Cougars 70-43 Thursday. Woodham Kemmer led the scoring for the Senators with 12 points. Sawyer Hopkins added 11 points.

Morgan was shorthanded Thursday because starters Jackson Henderson and Harrison Adams were preparing for the Alabama Independent School Association’s All-State football game.

Results were not provided for Morgan’s girls’ basketball game.

Morgan’s next game is at Clarke Prep Monday.


Gunn 80, Meadowview 60 (Boys)

The Meadowview Christian varsity boys basketball team (4-4) lost 80-60 to Gunn Christian Academy Friday night on the road. Jevar McGuire led the way with 27 points and Justin McGuire added 20 points.

The game was tied 31-31 at halftime, but players got into foul trouble early and it cost the Trojans late.

Meadowview’s junior varsity boys’ team was also in action at Gunn Christian. The junior varsity Trojans outlasted Gunn Christian 38-37. Jeremy Lee scored 22 points and Davis Vardaman added 12 points.

The Trojans’ junior varsity and varsity boys’ and girls’ teams play Wilcox Academy tomorrow at 10 a.m.