Prep basketball roundup: Faith Christian, Ohatchee boys win
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Jordan Griswuld hit a foul shot with 58 seconds left to provide the margin of victory in Faith Christian’s 58-57 win over Spring Garden on Friday night.

Griswuld’s free throw made it 58-55. Spring Garden made a basket at the buzzer to account for the final margin.

Josiah McDaniel had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Faith Christian, while London Huie added 12 points.

For Spring Garden, Jay Prater had 30 points, and Tanner Parker pitched in nine.

Faith Christian (4-6) will play again tonight at Donoho.

Ohatchee 59, Pleasant Valley 56: Dillon Parker had 35 points to pace Ohatchee.

For Pleasant Valley, Trey Phillips had 20 points and seven rebounds, while Jacob Harrelson added 10 points. Seth Kirk had 11 points and six rebounds, and Lucas Ford contributed seven points and seven assists.

Sacred Heart 54, Ragland 51: D.J. Heath had 17 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists as Sacred Heart edged Ragland.

Diante Wood added 17 points, and Jonathan Twilley had 12 points.

Christian Morrow paced Ragland with 20 points.

Sacred Heart (7-4) will play again today at Cherokee County.

Hokes Bluff 52, Alexandria 45: Luke Tucker had 12 points to lead Alexandria (4-2), which will host Weaver on Tuesday.

Jared Haas had 14 points for Hokes Bluff.

Handley 56, Randolph County 47: Joey Jordan had 10 points for Handley, while for Randolph County, Elijah McFarland scored 16. Jason Davenport added nine.

Randolph County (4-2) will play at home Tuesday against Lanett.

Cherokee County 59, Jacksonville 54: At Jacksonville, a 19-9 advantage in the second quarter carried Cherokee County past the Golden Eagles in a Class 4A, Area 11 contest. Jacksonville’s Cam Horton led all scorers with 24 points, and Sid Thurmond added 16. Tony Pruitt paced the Warriors with 22 points.

Jacksonville (3-4) will host Anniston Thursday. The junior varsity game will begin at 3:30 p.m., 90 minutes earlier than initially scheduled.

Ranburne 56, Woodland 44: At Woodland, guard Dylan Wiggins drilled five 3-point baskets as Ranburne improved to 2-0 in Class 2A, Area 10 and 4-1 overall.

Wiggins, who finished with 19 points, blocked four shots and added three assists. Brayden Wilson scored 12 points for the Bulldogs. Jay Smith led on the boards with eight rebounds and scored two points. Kyle Lovvorn recorded nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

Andrew Bailey paced Woodland’s offense with 14 points. John David Jacobs added 12 points for the Bobcats. Woodland plays Handley today at Roanoke.

Ranburne continues Area 10 play Tuesday at Pleasant Valley.

Girls

Oxford 46, Pell City 20:
Casmine Copland scored 16 points to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets to a victory at Pell City.

Deanna Clark added 14 points for Oxford (4-5), which hosts Oneonta on Friday.

Jacksonville 63, Cherokee County 42: At Jacksonville, the Golden Eagles led 28-25 at halftime then outscored the visitors 22-10 in the third quarter to take control of the Class 4A, Area 11 game. Virginia Poe tallied 11 of her 24 points in the third-quarter push. Sierra Strong had 10 points for Jacksonville (7-3).

Angel Kidd, Dasia Kirksey and Darrien Martin each netted eight points for the Eagles. Jessen Burk led Cherokee County with 14 points.

Pleasant Valley 59, Ohatchee 55: Atleigh Brannon had 23 points as Pleasant Valley scored a Class 2A, Area 12 win. Tiffany Williams added 13 points.

Morgan Lee's 21 points led Ohatchee.

Pleasant Valley will host Ranburne on Tuesday night.

Woodland 85, Ranburne 38: Woodland had five players score in double figures in a big home win over the Lady Bulldogs.

Leah Strain led the Lady Bobcats with 22 points. Shalyn Strain added 20 and Shanna Strain had 14. Adre Bowen chipped in with 13 points and Jaide Walker had 12.

For Ranburne, Jesse Ralston led the team with 14 points.

Woodland (5-0) will travel to Handley today.
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