At Glencoe in the Class 3A, Area 10 tournament, Piedmont senior Kaitlyn Ridley netted both ends of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with four seconds remaining to lift the Bulldogs over Pleasant Valley 38-35.
The Bulldogs led 32-20 after three quarters. McKinley Parris and Emma Hood each had four points and Rylee Haynes hit a 3-pointer, sparking Pleasant Valley’s fourth-quarter rally. Piedmont (20-8) won for the seventh time in eight games. The Bulldogs meet host Glencoe for the tournament title Thursday at 6 p.m.
Piedmont’s top performers:
—Kayley Kirk, 10 points, two-3-point baskets, six rebounds
—Ridley, nine points, five rebounds
—Pinky Nation, nine points, four rebounds, two blocks
—Sydney Prater seven points, six rebounds, two blocks
Pleasant Valley’s top performers:
—Brooke Perry, 10 points
—Parris, eight points
—Hood, six points
—Karmyn Sparks, six points, 4-for-4 at the free throw line
Cleburne County 36, Lincoln 23: At Talladega, Cleburne County advanced to the championship game of the Class 5A, Area 10 tournament. The Tigers will play Talladega on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Cleburne County’s top performers:
—Tatiana Ervin, 10 points, 10 steals
—Olivia McDaniel, 11 points, three rebounds