Pell City High School’s boys basketball team came out on the short end of back-to-back matchups against county foes – the Springville Tigers and St. Clair County Saints.
SCCHS 61, PELL CITY 27
After battling the Saints to a 14-all stalemate through one period, the Panthers were unable to knock down any shots and were outscored 47-13 the rest of the way.
Four St. Clair County players scored in double figures as Kyjuan Sims and James Key pumped in 12 points apiece, Desmond Byers scored 11 and Braxton Ragland added 10. Gatlin Daniels (six), Micah Gilbert (five), Jo’van Ousley and Demetrius Preyer (two apiece) and Christian Oglesbey (one) also contributed to St. Clair’s offensive showing.
Richard Parker led the Panthers with 11 points, with all of them coming in the first quarter via a trio of 3s and a pair of free throws. Cody Williams added six points, while Cordell O’Neal and Hayden Cofield both had three.
SPRINGVILLE 58, PELL CITY 44
In the final game Springville played in its own Christmas Classic, the Tigers dominated the first quarter, jumping out to an 18-2 lead. By halftime, the Tigers led 30-19.
Springville shot 55 percent from the field and outscored Pell City in the paint 36-14.
Chase Isbell led the Tigers with 21 points. Max Harrison also finished in double figures with 12. Hudson Kersh pumped in seven, while Cameron Bonner, Brandon Daniels, Justin Bromley and Ben Bianchi all scored four. Jake Goolsby netted two.
Cody Williams and Hayden Cofield both contributed nine points for the Panthers. Cordell O’Neal and Richard Parker pumped in eight apiece, while Connor McCombs netted two.
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