ROUNDUP: Knights open with victory


COTTONDALE | Three days after winning the AISA Class AAA football championship, a number of Tuscaloosa Academy players stepped on the basketball court for their first game.

The Knights opened the season Monday with a 58-49 victory at Tuscaloosa Christian.

Pride Snow, who had 12 points in the second half, led the Knights with 20 points. Kwuan Whitfield scored 12, Carter Standeffer score 10 and Harrison Standeffer made a couple of 3-pointers to score six points.

Senior point guard Tyler Foust led Tuscaloosa Christian with 21 points. Foust, who was honored before the game as a career 1,000-point scorer, made three 3-point attempts and 10 of 11 free throws. Trent Gibson scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Nathan Liberto scored four points.

Tuscaloosa Academy plays at Wayne Academy in Mississippi this afternoon. Tuscaloosa Christian plays at Brooklane Baptist in Hueytown on Nov. 27.

 

American Christian 46,

Pope John Paul II 30

TUSCALOOSA | American Christian Academy’s boys team defeated Pope John Paul II to move into the championship game of the Titan Thanksgiving Tournament at Holy Spirit.

American Christian (3-0) plays Northside (2-0) at approximately 8:30 tonight.

Collin Crowe scored 14 points to lead ACA. Chris Mobley had 11 points. John Mills led the Patriots with 11 rebounds. Blake Sanderson had seven points and eight rebounds.

Steven Shibley led Pope John Paul II with 10 points.

 

Northside 56,

Holy Spirit 50

TUSCALOOSA | Zarrian Grant scored 25 points to lead the Rams past host Holy Spirit in the Titan Thanksgiving Tournament.

Hayden Long added eight points for Northside.

Jordan Giles scored 19 points to lead Holy Spirit (1-2). Noah Sutton added nine points.

 

Northridge 70,

Lee-Montgomery 55

COLUMBIANA | C’yontai Lewis scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Jaguars past Robert E. Lee of Montgomery in the Charles Dickinison Thanksgiving Tournament at Shelby County High School.

Lewis made 10 of 13 shots from the field and 7 of 14 free throws to help the Jaguars improve to 2-1.

Teboris Leatherwood had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists. Desharis Dobbin had 12 points and four rebounds. Lee’s Xavier Phillips had 12 points.

Northridge continues tournament play against Hoover at 6:30 tonight.