The Hamilton Lady Aggies won the Marion County Basketball Tournament. Front row from left: Ella Kelley, Meg Wiginton, Aubrey Sorrells and Danidi Weghorst. Back row: Assistant Coach Paisley Sorrells, Ella Cantrell, Kayla King, Jordan Parker, Emily Jones, Brilyn Gilstrap, Jessica Shotts, head coach Candace Shipp and Della Houston.
Marion County will be sending their boys and girls to the regional tournament this week after both teams won their respective 1A Area 11 championship games.
The Lady Red Raiders tamed the Hubbertville Lions 63-31, and the Raiders won 69-39 over the Lynn Bears.
Both teams will be advancing to the regional tournament this week.
By Louis Mellini
HAMILTON — The Hamilton Aggies bounced back to winning ways after their win against Sulligent on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Hamilton.
Hamilton suffered three losses in a row, one of which was to Sulligent, before their rematch against the Blue Devils.
Hamilton and Sulligent were very close in the game, but Hamilton was able to pull away in the later stages of the game with a couple of big three pointers.
Both the Aggie fans and players were pumped up towards the later stages of the game with a rare victory in this season in sight.
By Shelly Hess
Courtesy of the Northwest Alabamian
BEAR CREEK — The Phillips Bears had a banner week on the court, knocking off two of their area rivals on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The Bears welcomed Belgreen and came out with a strong 55-41 victory. It was the first time the Bears have defeated Belgreen in seven years, as well as Belgreen’s first area loss in four years.
By Luke Brantley
GUIN — The Winfield Lady Pirates defeated the Marion County Lady Raiders 60-50 on Thursday, Dec. 1
The Lady Pirates’ first victory of the season brings their record to 1-4.
It was a close game through the first quarter, which ended with both teams tied 10-10. But the Lady Pirates pulled ahead in the second quarter, scoring 18 points to Marion County’s nine and going into the locker room at half time with a 28-19 lead over the Lady Raiders.
By Louis Mellini
MARION COUNTY - The second week of county-wide basketball has come to an end with some teams entering tournaments and even starting their season.
The Winfield Pirates took part in the Phil Campbell Thanksgiving Tournament this past week. Winfield won their first game against Rogers 60-56, but fell to Shoals Christian in the semi-finals 53-46, sending them into one final game in the loser’s bracket. They won their final game against Addison 61-49, ending the tournament on a high with a hard fought win.