Winfield Boys Varsity Basketball

Pirates go unbeaten in Christmas tournament; Tigers fall to Phillips, Bryant recognized for eclipsing 1,000-career point mark

Brilliant’s Kade Bryant (left) eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark in the Tigers’ 67-59 loss to Waterloo. The sophomore had 1,107 career points heading into this week’s slate of games. He was recognized by Tiger head coach Ryan Sanderson (right) before the Tigers’ 79-72 loss to Phillips on Monday, Dec. 17. Bryant finished that game with 28 points and 19 rebounds.

WINFIELD - Winfield finished unbeaten in the Winfield Christmas Tournament after defeating Northside 55-46 on Friday, Dec. 28.
The Pirates’ Brady Franks finished with a team-high 13 points. He added eight rebounds and a steal.
Graham Bradford contributed 11 points, four rebounds, one assist and a block.
Luke Jungels had nine points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Jackson Elkins and Camden Clark each added six points. Elkins had three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Clark added three steals and a rebound.

Pirates cruise to conference crown with wins over Sulligent, Gordo

Winfield senior Luke Jungels was named the West Alabama Conference Boys Basketball Tournament Most Valuable Player. Jungels finished with eight points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in the finals. He added 20 points, three rebounds, two steals and a block in the semifinals

FAYETTE - Winfield defeated Gordo 52-41 in the West Alabama Conference Boys Basketball Tournament Finals on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The Pirates led 16-14 at the end of the opening period before building their lead in the second with a 15-9 run to go into halftime with an eight-point advantage.
Gordo outscored Winfield 10-8 in the third to trim the Pirates’ lead to six points. Winfield put away the Green Wave in the fourth with a 13-8 quarter to capture the 11-point victory.

Aggies down Pirates in rivalry matchup

Hamilton’s Peyton Williams (22) and Winfield’s Josh Estes (20) dive for the loose ball.

WINFIELD - Hamilton defeated rival Winfield 59-52 on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
The Aggies jumped out to a 19-10 advantage in the first period. Winfield trimmed Hamilton’s halftime lead to eight points by outscoring the Aggies 11-10 in the second.
Hamilton scored 19 points in the third while the Pirates had 13. The final period saw Winfield’s comeback attempt fall short despite outscoring Hamilton 18-11 to give the Aggies the seven-point victory.
Hamilton’s Justin Webb scored a game-high 17 points.

Red Raiders win NAC

(Right photo) Marion County won the Northwest Alabama Conference Boys Basketball Tournament with a 44-34 victory over Lynn on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Red Raiders earned wins over Brilliant and Berry to advance to the championship. Shown for Marion County are (front row, from left) AJ Berry, Hunter Smith, (back row, same order) head coach Brad Frazier, Jerry King, Deuce Belk, Braden Pyron, Mason Ezekiel, Preston Walker and assistant coach Willie Joe Hollis.

GUIN - Marion County beat Lynn 44-34 in the Northwest Alabama Conference Boys Basketball Tournament championship on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Red Raiders’ Braden Pyron finished with a game-high 24 points.
Mason Ezekiel and Hunter Smith each had six points. Jerry King added four points.
Deuce Belk and Preston Walker scored two points apiece.
Friday, Dec. 7
GUIN - Marion County toppled Berry 75-46 in the NAC semifinals.
The Red Raiders scored in double-digits with Ezekiel leading the way with a team-high 25 points.