Prep basketball roundup: Green’s 21 points lead Saks past White Plains
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Roc Green scored 21 points to lead Saks to its first Class 3A, Area 10 victory Tuesday, as the Wildcats knocked off White Plains 59-42.

Darion Coleman chipped in nine points in the win.

For White Plains, Nathan Gilbert led the way with 14 points. Hunter Wheeler added 12.

Saks (3-2, 1-2) hosts Alexandria on Friday.

Hokes Bluff 62, Piedmont 55: Isaac Hass scored 22 points to lead the Eagles to a road win over Piedmont.

Denard Spears led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Caleb Adams and Darnell Jackson added nine points apiece.

Piedmont (4-3) plays Cherokee County in the Cherokee County Invitational on Thursday.

Jacksonville Christian 53, Georgia School for the Deaf 37: Alex Jones made four 3-pointers and led the Thunder to a win on their home floor with 20 points.

Walker Messer added 11 points. Daylon Brackett finished with 12 rebounds and seven assists.

JCA (5-5) plays in the JCA Holiday Classic Dec. 27.

Ranburne 67, Pleasant Valley 64: Mark David Smith scored 19 points to lead Ranburne to a road win over Pleasant Valley.

Kyle Lovvorn and Jay Smith added 12 points apiece for the Bulldogs.

Dustin Andrews led Pleasant Valley with 17 points and 20 rebounds. Lucas Ford added 14 points and six assists. Trey Phillips finished with 11 points.

Pleasant Valley (1-8) hosts Wellborn on Friday.

Clay Central 65, Handley 50: JoJo Staples scored 19 points to lead the Vols to a home win over Handley.

DeAndre Wills added 13 points and Lamonyn Burney had 12.

Clay Central (2-3) plays Horseshoe Bend in the Clay Central Christmas tournament on Thursday.

Cleburne County 61, Lincoln 55: At Heflin, Max Prichard’s basket put Cleburne County up 53-51 in the fourth quarter and the Tigers led the rest of the way, opening Class 4A, Area 10 play with a win. Prichard was 12-for-15 at the free throw line and ended with 23 points. Christian Henson had 10 points for Cleburne County and Brandon Horn scored nine points.

Cleburne County led 29-16 at halftime but Lincoln tallied the first four points of the third quarter. The lead changed hands regularly thereafter until Prichard’s field goal. Dontaevius Johnson led Lincoln with 17 points and Danny Bradford scored 10 points for the Golden Bears.

Cleburne County (4-4) continues area play Friday, hosting Anniston.

Lanett 75, Randolph County 50: At Wedowee, the Tigers trailed powerful Lanett just 31-27 at halftime. In the third quarter, Lanett’s man-to-man pressure defense created multiple turnovers and the Panthers led 60-35 when the fourth quarter started. Elijah McFarland led Randolph County with 15 points and five rebounds and Braxton Lackey scored 10 points. The Tigers slipped to 2-1 in area play.

Randolph County (4-3) meets Reeltown Thursday in the opening round of the Clay Central Christmas tournament.

Girls

White Plains 38, Saks 27:
Sophie Taylor scored 12 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out six assists in a road win over Saks.

Taylor Snellgrove added 12 points and four steals. Amber Greenwood had seven points.

Aliyah Simmons led Saks with 10 points.

White Plains (10-1) hosts Ranburne on Thursday.

Ranburne 75, Pleasant Valley 40: At Pleasant Valley, four players scored in double figures helping Ranburne to a Class 2A, Area 10 win. Eighth-grader Jessie Ralston led with 22 points. Indiana Morgan had 14 points and seven rebounds. Hali Wilson recorded 13 points and nine rebounds. Alyssa Smith finished with 10 points and seven boards. Hannah Phillips added eight points and three rebounds off the bench. Tiffany Williams led Pleasant Valley with 13 points.

Ranburne (4-4) plays at White Plains Thursday.

Jacksonville Christian 57, Georgia School for the Deaf 32: Josie Howell recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Thunder to a win on their home floor.

Sarah Crook added 10 points and Elysabeth Morales had 10 rebounds and eight points.

JCA (6-4) plays in the JCA Holiday Classic Dec. 27.
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