Area action began on December 10 at Weaver and the Bulldogs defeated the Bearcats 49-20. Piedmont led 21-8 at halftime and never allowed Weaver to score in double figures in any quarter. Bre Green scored 10 points. Riesha Thompson and Carlie Flowers each tallied nine points. Keshauna Jones had six points, Breanna Brazier five and Jakeiya Mitchell three. Jaylen Major and Ashlynne Rivers each scored two points. Tiffany Prater and Gena Prater had a free throw apiece.
The Bulldogs could not overcome a slow start and fell 44-36 at White Plains Friday. The Wildcats led 14-7 after one quarter. White Plains could add just one more point to its advantage the rest of the way but the Bulldogs couldn’t gain any ground. Flowers led Piedmont with 13 points, seven in the first half and six in the second. Green had 10 points, including a pair of 3-point buckets. Thompson scored five points, Jones three, Mitchell three and Brazier two.
The second half was Piedmont’s undoing at Saks Monday in a 51-38 loss. The Wildcats led 18-17 at halftime. Piedmont junior Paige Gowens netted a 3-point shot for a 20-18 lead to begin the third quarter. The Wildcats then closed the third quarter with a 19-8 run.
On the inside, Flowers scored 15 points and Tiffany Prater had eight points. Gowens, Green, Mitchell and Thompson each had three points. Brazier was 2-for-2 at the foul line and Jones had one free throw.
Piedmont hosted Hokes Bluff Tuesday night. The Bulldogs play Ashville in the semifinal round of the Van Deerman Classic tournament at Jacksonville High School Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friday’s winner plays Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the girls’ championship game. The girls’ consolation game is scheduled for noon Saturday. Jacksonville and Pell City are the other two teams in the girls’ draw.