Girls basketball roundup: Southside, Sardis, Westbrook, GCHS earn victories


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Southside improved to 8-2 on the year with a 56-46 victory over Oxford on Dec. 9 in Heflin. For the Lady Panthers, Grace Ann Rose finished with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Madison Shaw scored 11 points and forced seven turnovers. Laylah Davis added six points and seven four rebounds.

Sardis improved to 10-1 on the season with a 62-60 victory in overtime over Boaz on Dec. 8.
With 12 seconds left in the extra session, Delaney Lee passed to Vada Willmore, who scored on a baseline drive with about 12 seconds left to give the Lady Lions the lead for good. Boaz drew a foul on the ensuing possession but failed to convert their free throws. The first quarter ended in in a 18-18 tie, and the Lady Pirates led 32-28 at halftime and 40-36 after three quarters. Regulation play ended at 52-52.
For Sardis, Adriana Pottier posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds along with six steals. Jordyn Knight and Kaylen Wallace (pictured above) each scored 12 points, while Willmore and Lee each added eight.
On Dec. 5, the Lady Lions forced 28 turnovers on the way to a 45-42 road win over Alexandria. Knight finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Pottier collected 11 points, eight rebounds and seven steals and Wallace chipped in eight points and five blocks.

Gadsden City fell to Clay-Chalkville, 40-28 on Dec. 7 at GCHS. Mariah Ragland had 11 points and 10 deflections for the Lady Titans, while Aniyah Williams and Destiny Whiteside scored eight and six points, respectively.

Westbrook Christian improved to 8-2 with a pair of recent wins. On Dec. 5, the Lady Warriors defeated Hokes Bluff, 36-32. Sara Windle and Raylee Neal paced Westbrook with 10 points each. Addison Hammondtree contributed eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Landri Lipscomb had eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks. On Dec. 1, the Lady Warriors posted a 46-12 win over Ragland. Hammondtree scored 10 points, while Lipscomb and Danielle Prime each grabbed eight rebounds.

Aniyah Williams scored a game-high 15 points to lead Gadsden City to a 44-36 victory over Jacksonville on Monday, Dec. 4 at GCHS. Naomi Wise added nine points for the Lady Titans, followed by Destiny Whiteside with eight and Madison Tinker with six. Whiteside grabbed seven rebounds, while Tinker had five and Williams four. White side also came up with four steals.

Destiny Whiteside scored 15 points and Madison Tinker added 13 in Gadsden City’s 42-31 victory over Sylacauga on Saturday, Dec. 2 at GCHS. Naomi Wise contributed eight points and eight rebounds. Kelis Russell cleared six boards, while Whiteside came up with four steals.

Madison Shaw finished with 17 points and four assists and Laylah Davis contributed 10 points and four rebounds to help Southside post a 53-26 win over Etowah on Dec. 1. Grace Ann Rose and Hannah Wescott each chipped in six points for the Lady Panthers, while Jovi Marble, Mallory Brooks, Bailey Houston and Sarakate Yancey all added five. Brooks had seven deflections, while Shaw and Yancey each had five. Marble forced six turnovers.

Grace Anne Rose scored 21 points and Madison Shaw added 16 in Southside’s 54-48 victory over Talladega on Thursday, Nov. 30. Rose grabbed seven rebounds, followed by Shaw with six and Sarakate Yancey with five. Yancey also forced four turnovers and distributed three assists.

Gadsden City lost to Guntersville, 40-33, on Thursday, Nov. 30. Karleigh Sheffield shot 4 for 5 at the three-point line for a team-high 12 points. Naomi Wise finished with six points and 12 rebounds, while Destiny Whiteside contributed five points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists.

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