Phil Campbell girls split area contests

Phil Campbell needed two area wins last week to win the regular season area title. The Bobcats got the first win, beating Colbert Heights 44-25, but fell to Colbert County 45-43, forcing a three-way tie for first place and the right to host the area tournament.

The Bobcats had no problems at Colbert Heights, taking a quick 9-4 lead in the first quarter and extending the lead to 25-8 at halftime. Phil Cambpell coasted to the win from there, leading 35-18 at the end of the third quarter.

Macy Hardy led Phil Campbell with 19 points. Hannah Welborn added nine points, Leela Baker six points, Ayla Stowe five points, IsaBell Ashley three points and Sidda Rogers two points.

Phil Campbell had a chance to win the area outright with a win over Colbert County, and the Bobcats seemed well on their way, taking a 24-17 halftime lead. Colbert County, however, took charge in the third quarter, outscoring Phil Campbell 19-9 to take a 36-33 lead. The Bobcats tried to battle back, but came up short.

Hannah Welborn and Macy Hardy led Phil Campbell, scoring 11 points and 10 points respectively. Leela Baker added nine points, Ayla Stowe seven points and Sidda Rogers six points.

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