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NE Regional: TCC's win over Valley Head sets up meeting with Spring Garden

Northeast Regional teaser

A good size crowd takes in a game during the Northeast Regional high school basketball tournament at Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus Jacksonville State University.

JACKSONVILLE — Evianna Johnson scored 20 points, and Talladega County Central downed Valley Head 65-54 in Thursday’s first Class 1A Northeast Regional girls semifinal in Jacksonville State University’s Pete Mathews Coliseum.

TCC (22-9) earned its spot in Monday’s 3 p.m. final against Spring Garden.

Jamiya Whitson added 12 points for TCC on Thursday, and Amiya Sillmon scored 10.

Valley Head’s Kallie Ingram led all scorers with 25 points. Lydia Crane added 13, and Bailee Carter scored 11.

Valley Head finished 14-10.

Class 7A boys

Sparkman 61, Hoover 47: Trevon Ragland’s 21 points and 12 rebounds paced Sparkman (22-11), which advanced to Tuesday’s 10:45 a.m. final against Oak Mountain. Calen Lightford added 12 points, and Nick Sawyer scored 11 for Sparkman, which got out to a 21-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Chip Culpepper led Hoover (22-11) with 15 points.

Oak Mountain 60, Huntsville 36: Oak Mountain (20-8) shot 64.5 percent from the floor (20-for-31) and held Huntsville (4-26) to 20 percent (13-65) to earn a spot in Tuesday’s 10:45 a.m. final against Sparkman. Oak Mountain’s Zane Nelson led all scorers with 20 points, and Wilder Evers added 14. Luke Guyette paced Huntsville with 13 points, and Massiah Morris added 10.

Class 7A girls

Hoover 70, Huntsville 24: Aniya Hubbard scored 19 points, Reniya Kelly added 17 points and nine rebounds with four steals, and Hoover (29-2) forced 33 turnovers while advancing to Tuesday’s 9 a.m. final against Gadsden City. Emily Bowman scored 10 points to lead Huntsville (13-16), which shot 26.3 percent from the field, including 0-for-7 in the fourth quarter.

Gadsden City 47, Oak Mountain 38: Camille Jenkins’ 14 points, paired with Tameah Gaddis’ 14 rebounds and seven points, helped Gadsden City (26-5) reach Tuesday’s 9 a.m. final against Hoover. Oak Mountain (10-18) got a game-high 16 points from Hannah Edwards.

Sports Writer Joe Medley: 256-235-3576. On Twitter: @jmedley_star.

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