Etowah girls, boys drop Douglas in area tilts


By Mike Goodson/Messenger Correspondent

Etowah placed four players in double figures on the way to a 74-64 Class 5A Area 13 win over the Douglas on Tuesday (Dec. 6) in Attalla. 

Jalen Williams led the Blue Devils with 25 points, followed by Alvin “Pooh” Bolden with 19. Labradford Britton tossed in 14 and Andreas Walker followed with 12.

The game started out with both teams playing at a slow pace. Etowah (8-7, 2-0) led 21-17 after the first eight minutes and 37-36 at the half. 

The second half saw the pace pick up, with Gary Johnson driving the lane almost at will against the Etowah defense. Johnson scored most of his game-high 36 points in the third and fourth quarters to keep the Eagles in the game. 

Etowah held a 56-45 lead after three quarters of play and led 72-55 with three to play. Douglas went on a 9-2 run to make the final score a 10-point margin. 

Alexander Wisener added 16 points for Douglas. 

Earlier, Gabby Williams scored a team high 15 points to lead Etowah to a 51-37 Class 5A, Area 13 win over the Douglas.

The Lady Blue Devils took a 7-6 lead after one period and exploded with a 21-10 run to build a 28-16 halftime advantage. 

Etowah increased its lead to 36-21 after three quarters, although the visiting Lady Eagles went on a late 16-15 run to pull within 14 points.

Maelin Trammell added 11 points for the Lady Blue Devils. Caitlin Peppers paced Douglas with 15.

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