BOYS ROUNDUP: Tuscaloosa County captures tournament


OAK MOUNTAIN | Tuscaloosa County High School’s boys basketball team gifted itself with more holiday hardware, winning the Oak Mountain Invitational on Saturday by defeating host Oak Mountain 43-29 in the championship game.

The Wildcats also won the Hueytown Invitational this month.

In the championship game Saturday, Justice Green, who was the tournament’s MVP, scored a game-leading 11 points. Que Hall scored 10 and Christopher Johnson eight.

Deshawn Giles led Oak Mountain with eight points.

Tuscaloosa County (14-3) will host Central on Jan. 8.

Aliceville 69,

Gordo 30

GORDO | Chris Crowell scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and Anfernee Mullins had 10 points and five rebounds to lead Aliceville to the championship of the Pickens County Tournament.

Crowell was the tournament’s MVP. Joining him on the all-tournament team were teammates Joe Robinson and Ken Little. The all-tournament team also included Gordo’s Michael White and Dee White, and Pickens County’s Darious Jones and Bobby Bradford.

Dee White led Gordo with nine points in the title game.

Aliceville returns to regular season play when it hosts Greene County at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Northridge 45,

McGill-Toolen 44

HOOVER | Trailing by one with 4 seconds remaining, Northridge called a timeout then got the ball to Teboris Leatherwood. Leatherwood missed a 15-foot jumper, but teammate Bo Scarbrough was waiting underneath and tipped the ball in to lift Northridge to a win against Class 6A No. 9 McGill-Toolen in the game for fifth place at the Hoover Big Orange Classic.

The leading scorer for Northridge was C’yontai Lewis with 18 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists. Leatherwood had 12 points and four assists, and Scarbrough had nine points and eight rebounds.

T.J. Long led McGill-Toolen (14-4) with 22 points.

Northridge (9-11) will host Bessemer City at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.

 

Sipsey Valley 60,

Phil Campbell 37

WINFIELD | Sipsey Valley capped a long day of play by winning the championship of the Winfield Christmas Tournament.

The Bears defeated Hamilton 44-32 earlier in the day to advance to the title game.

In the championship game, Sipsey Valley’s Juston Smith-Wells scored 18 points, Jamarius Leatherwood 14 and Rasheed Worrell had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Palmer Cabaniss had eight assists and Garret Lewis had three steals.

Cameron Harris led Phil Cambell with 13 points.

In the win against Hamilton, Worrell had 14 points, six rebounds and five blocks, Smith-Wells had 13 points, and Leatherwood led the Bears with seven rebounds.

Mitch Stults was the high scorer for Hamilton with 12 points.

Sipsey Valley (15-3) will host Gordo at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

 

Bibb County 63, Calera 57

CALERA | The Choctaws won the consolation game of the Calera Tournament. Rashawn Heard scored 13 points to lead Bibb County.

Ronnie Clark had a game-high 30 points for Calera.

Bibb County (6-8) plays at Hillcrest on Jan. 8.

 

Tuscaloosa Academy 39,

Lamar School 26

BUTLER | No. 3-ranked Tuscaloosa Academy won the championship of Patrician Academy’s War on the Floor tournament, defeating Lamar School 39-26 in the final.

Terrell Bush led the win with 12 points, while Pride Snow was next leading scorer with eight. Snow and the Knights’ Sam Brown made the all-tournament team.

Tuscaloosa Academy (14-1) has more tournament play Friday when it plays Jackson Prep at the Jackson Prep tournament.