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Austin defense leads the way
Lady Black Bears limit foe to 21

From Staff Reports

Austin's Lady Black Bears let out some pent-up aggression Friday afternoon, smothering Benjamin Russell 58-21 to take seventh place in the Huntsville Times Classic.

A stout defense did the job as Austin held Benjamin Russell to just 17.8 percent from the floor in the entire game.

"We played very well defensively," Austin head coach Bruce Hamilton said. "I'm happy with the progression of our team. We still have to get better."

No Lady Black Bears scored in double figures Friday, but that doesn't really matter when the scoring is spread among 12 players. Tamara Weatherby and Jordan Kent each scored nine points for Austin (7-4). Kent also brought down nine rebounds and had seven blocked shots.

"I felt that Benjamin Russell came out flat, and we took advantage with our quickness," Hamilton.

Austin jumped to a 9-0 lead before Benjamin Russell got on the board. The Lady Black Bears didn't let up, however, building 13-point halftime lead. The game never got any closer than 13 points after that.

Now Austin will play against Cold Springs in the Decatur Lady Raiders 2005 River City Classic at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Big Orange Classic

  • Brewer 49, Carver-Montgomery 40: Andrea Crawford and Nichole Hayes scored 13 points each, Ashley West added 10 and Meagan Homel pitched in five points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Brewer improved to 8-8 after the Birmingham tournament play Friday.
  • Brewer 43, Lee 30: Meagan Homel recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points while securing 13 rebounds to lead Brewer to victory in its early game on Friday. Andrea Crawford led the team with 17 points.

    Girls

  • Lawrence County 59, R.A. Hubbard 43: Shae Mason scored 12 points and snatched 11 rebounds as Lawrence County improved to 8-5. Sally Burch had 18 points and Jasma McDonald added 10 for Lawrence County.

    Tameshia Parham led R.A. Hubbard with 22 points.

    Boys

  • Lawrence County 62, R.A. Hubbard 56: Myles King scored a game-high 24 points and recorded four rebounds to lead Lawrence County in the win. The Red Devils (9-4) also got 15 points and four rebounds from of Tavian Echols.

    LaBrandon Key led R.A. Hubbard with 17 points and Devons Orr had 14.

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