By Louis Mellini
HAMILTON — Both Hamilton’s boys and girls basketball teams picked up a win against visitors Curry on Friday night in the Hamilton High School gym.
The night for varsity basketball kicked off with a huge win for the Lady Aggies.
Hamilton started off a bit slow against Curry, making a few mistakes on the transition but were still able to keep ahead 15-9 after the first quarter.
Hamilton was able to start gaining a slow advantage in the second with the score reading 29-16.
The third quarter is where the Lady Aggies were really able to pull away from their opponents, holding Curry to no points and scoring 24 of their own.
The Lady Aggies kept their opponents nearly shut out from the end of the game as well, allowing just one point and scoring a further 6 for themselves.
The game for the girls ended 59-17, giving Hamilton a great start to the night of varsity games.
The boys had a tougher outing against Curry, keeping the affair tight throughout the entire game.
The boys struggled early on to consistently get baskets while Curry players were able to hit a few shots from range.
The Aggies kept plugging away, winning physical battles under the basket and getting scoring from some breakaway chances.
They were able, in the end, to outscore their opponents 61-50, despite letting them stay in the game for longer than they would have liked.
Hamilton’s girls now hold a record of 18-4 for the season while the boys hold a record of 9-12.
Following their games on Friday night, both Hamilton teams suffered losses on Saturday to Muscle Shoals.
Both the Aggies and Lady Aggies played Phil Campbell away, but the game did not take place as of press time on Monday, Jan 30.
Both teams will face off against Fayette County on Thursday, Feb. 2, before playing against rivals Winfield City High School away on Friday night, Feb. 2.
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