Belgreen wins big

By Staff
Mike Self, Franklin County Times
Amber Smith scored 17 points on Thursday as Belgreen's girls clinched a berth in sub-regional play with a 52-31 rout of Waterloo in the semifinals of the Class 1A, Area 16 tournament at Shoals Christian School.
The Lady Bulldogs (11-11) made nine three-pointers on the night, including four by Smith, and advanced to face host Shoals Christian in last night's finals.
Belgreen used an early 14-0 run to take control against Waterloo. The Lady Bulldogs led 17-5 after one quarter and 25-12 at the half. They out-scored Waterloo 15-8 in the third quarter to seal the deal.
Deborah Billingham added 10 points for Belgreen. Mary Billingham had nine, and Kellie Oliver added seven.
In other action on Thursday:
Hazlewood 74 Tharptown 33
Amber Jones had 29 points as No. 4 Hazlewood (24-6) advanced to the finals of the Class 1A, Area 15 tournament.
Heather Hatton led the Lady Wildcats with eight points, and Hollie Hines added seven.