Belgreen basketball wins first title in over a decade

The Belgreen Bulldogs won their first Franklin County Tournament championship since 2010, beating Phil Campbell 51-34.

Makenna Fisher and Dacota Green led the way for Belgreen who jumped out to a 15-8 lead in the first quarter.  Fisher scored eight points in the first quarter and repeated the performance in the second quarter, scoring eight more, extending Belgreen’s lead to 28-19.

Belgreen held onto the lead through the third quarter, leading 40-31.

Fisher ended the game with a game-high of 19 points, followed by Green, who added 15 points. Bryn Scott finished with six points, Carson Hovater five points, IsaBella Tate four points and Morgan Lauderdale two points.

Phil Campbell senior Hannah Welborn led the Bobcats with 16 points, followed by Macy Hardy with nine points, Ayla Stowe with five points and Leela Baker with four points.

Semifinals – Phil Campbell 62, Vina 32

Leela Baker dropped 28 points to lead Phil Campbell to a 62-32 semifinal win over Vina.

Vina and Phil Campbell were tied 14-14 at the end of one quarter but Phil Campbell took a 32-24 lead at halftime. The Bobcats outscored the Red Devils 30-8 in the second quarter and shut Vina out in the fourth quarter.

Baker scored 14 points in each half to get her 28 points. Macy Hardy followed Baker, scoring 16 points, eight in each half of play. Hannah Welborn added 11 points, Sidda Rogers five points and Ayla Stowe two points.

Vina’s Sara Harper hit four three-pointers in the first quarter and scored 15 points. Kaley Attaway followed with eight points, Klrylee Brooks five points and Mikala Mitchell four points.

Semifinals – Belgreen 83, Red Bay 30

The Belgreen Bulldogs used a balanced scoring attack to take down the Red Bay Tigers 83-30 in semifinal play.

Belgreen had five players score in double figures in the blowout win.

Belgreen put the game away early, outscoring Red Bay 30-4 in the first quarter and led 49-11 at the half.

Bryn Scott and Morgan Lauderdale scored 14 points each to lead Belgreen. They were followed by Carson Hovater with 13 points, Isabella Tate with 11 points, Makenna Fisher with 10 points, Dacota Green with eight points, Alayana Tate with seven points and Lilliana Willingham with six points.

Blake Oliver led Red Bay with 15 points, making five three-pointers.

Quarterfinals – Red Bay 41, Tharptown 35

Blake Oliver made four three-pointers and scored 13 points to lead Red Bay past Tharptown in quarter final play of the Franklin County Tournament.

Red Bay and Tharptown were tied at the end of the first quarter 14-14 but the Tigers took the lead at halftime 24-21. The Tigers increased their lead to 32-28 and outscored Tharptown 18-7 to seal the win.

Alyssa Abbott led Tharptown with 13 points.

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