Phil Campbell girls dominate area
The Phil Campbell girls picked up two area wins this past week to remain undefeated in area play. Phil Campbell beat East Lawrence 56-24 and Vinemont 53-29.
East Franklin freshman Macy Hardy led Phil Campbell with 14 points to propel the Lady Bobcats past the East Lawrence Lady Eagles. Hardy went seven for eight from the free–throw line to score half her points.
East Lawrence held a slight advantage at the end of the first quarter, leading Phil Campbell 8-7. The Bobcats, however, dominated the rest of the game, outscoring the Eagles 18-7 in the second quarter to take a 25-15 halftime lead and 15-5 in the third quarter to extend the lead to 40-20.
Following Hardy in scoring was Hannah Welborn with 11 points. Welborn scored eight of her points in the second quarter, sinking six for six from the free–throw line.
Kenner Scott and Madison Branch scored nine points each. Faith Cook added seven points, all coming from the free–throw line. Jade Roberson, Madeline Raper and Ayla Stowe scored two points each.
In the Vinemont game, Kenner Scott scored 17 points to lead the way for Phil Campbell.
The Bobcat girls led Vinemont 16-4 at the end of the first quarter and 33-10 at halftime. Phil Campbell put the game away in the third quarter, taking a 41-15 lead.
Branch and Hardy scored eight points each. Cook finished with seven points, Isabella Ashley six points, Sidda Rogers four points and Roberson three points.
The Phil Campbell Bobcats squandered a fourth-quarter lead, losing to East Lawrence in an area matchup 57-56 on a free throw by EL’s Klebb Hill with a half second left on the clock.
East Lawrence led Phil Campbell 18-16 at the end of the first quarter. PC’s Cam Habada drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Bobcats a 35-32 lead.
Phil Campbell started the second half on a 9-2 run to take a 44-34 lead, and the Bobcats led 48-41 at the end of the third quarter.
East Lawrence tied the game 50-50 on two straight baskets with 2:28 to go in the game. East Lawrence hit a three-pointer with 22 seconds to go in the game to give the Eagles a 56-54 lead.
Phil Campbell’s Kyle Pace was fouled with 18 seconds to go and stepped to the free throw line, calmly draining both free throws to tie the game 56-56.
East Lawrence drove the length of the court and got three shots underneath the goal, missing all of them, but Hill was fouled on the last shot with half a second to go in the game. Hill stepped to the line and made the first of his two free throws – enough to win the game.
Quentin Hyde led the Bobcats with 17 points, 12 of which came in the first quarter. Pace followed with 16 points. Habada added 13 points. Canaan Clay and Sage Raper finished with six points and four points, respectively.
The Bobcats also fell 68-54 to Vinemont.