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Spain Park Basketball
Action from the Spain Park vs Mountain Brook basketball game at Spain Park gymnasium on 1-27-2017
Spain Park couldn't keep up with Huffman.
The Vikings outscored Spain Park 47-24 in the second half of Thursday night's Class 7A, Area 6 tournament opener to run away with an 89-64 victory. The loss ended the Jags' season.
Spain Park trailed by only two at halftime, 42-40, but Huffman used a 26-point third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Spain Park and Huffman split their two regular-season meetings.
In his final outing as a Jag, Jamal Johnson led Spain Park with 29 points. Lynn Kidd contributed 16 points.
Huffman's Myreon Jones recorded a game-high 30 points.
The win secured Huffman's spot in Saturday's area final against tournament host Mountain Brook.
Eagles' season grounded
The Oak Mountain boys basketball team met the same fate as Spain Park. The Eagles fell to Mountain Brook, 75-55, on Thursday night in the first round of the 7A, Area 6 tournament.
The loss ended Oak Mountain's season.
Mountain Brook led 31-20 at halftime and 56-35 after three quarters. Chris Mayweather paced the Eagles with 11 points. Carson Bobo added nine, and Mark Dryer added eight.
Mountain Brook's Trendon Watford registered a game-high 27 points. The Spartans' win secured their spot in Saturday's area final against Huffman.
Hornets come up short
The Chelsea boys basketball team came up short on Thursday night in the first round of the Class 6A, Area 8 tournament. The Hornets fell to Helena, 63-55, in their final game of the season. A win would have secured the team a spot in Saturday's area final.
Chelsea led 30-29 at halftime and 42-40 after three quarters. Helena poured in 23 fourth-quarter points to pull away for the victory.
Joseph Lanzi totaled a team-high 26 points for the Hornets. Matthew Marquet chipped in 13.
Lions fall to Sylacauga
The Briarwood Christian boys basketball team fell to Sylacauga on Thursday night in the 5A, Area 8 tournament final, 67-58.
The Lions' Michael Hiers tallied a team-high 14 points. Barrett Tindall (12), Tripp Burns (10) and Brayden Blythe (10) also finished in double digits.
Despite the loss, Briarwood lives to fight another day thanks to its Tuesday win over Shelby County. The Lions will play in the 5A sub-regional on Tuesday.