Score roundup: MCS girls heading to ACAA semifinals

Published 9:48 pm Thursday, February 9, 2017

Meadowview Christian’s girls basketball team is heading to the Alabama Christian Athletic Association semifinals.

The Trojans (9-5) held off a late rally by Tuscaloosa Christian for a 23-18 road win Thursday night in the sub-state portion of the playoffs. Meadowview held Tuscaloosa to two points in the first half, but had to hold on late despite being without leading scorer Mallory Freine, who fouled out with five minutes left.

“I’m very proud of them,” said Meadowview coach Lebo Jones. “We thought coming in that we were going to struggle this year because we had lost a lot of seniors last year and only had two returning starters, but we’ve had a lot of young girls step up this year and help us out. I’m just proud that we got even further than we got last year.”

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Hannah Thornton had 10 points to lead the Trojans and Freine had 8. Meadowview overcame playing without two of their guards most of the game. With Freine out, KaLee Jones would’ve had the ball in her hands a lot more, but she missed most of the game because she wasn’t feeling well. Jones was proud of the way the team battled down the stretch.

“I was proud of the other girls, who normally don’t have to handle the ball too much,” Jones said. “They stepped up and got it done.”

Meadowview will play Feb. 17 in Oxford in the ACAA state semifinals.


R.C. Hatch 68, Keith 46 (Boys)

A year ago the Keith boys were in the middle of a postseason run that led them all the way to Birmingham and on the brink of the state championship game. This year they won’t repeat the same magic.

Keith (9-17) couldn’t keep up with top-ranked R.C. Hatch (19-2) in the first round of the class 2A, area 7 tournament Thursday night. The Bears season ended with the loss. Jimmie Powell led Keith with 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Morgan 10, Kingwood 0 (Girls’ soccer)

Jordan Harrison scored six goals to lead Morgan past Kingwood in its season opener. Taylor Ellis, Zully Montero and Gilley Minter also scored for Morgan.
Morgan 1, Kingwood 0 (Boys’ soccer)

Cooper McKinney scored on a 40-yard free kick as Morgan topped Kingwood 1-0  Thursday.