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Lawrence County's Myles King fights for a loose ball with East Limestone's London Brandon, left, and Jared Laxson in sub-regional tournament action in Moulton on Friday night. The Red Devils won 84-73.
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Lawrence County's Myles King fights for a loose ball with East Limestone's London Brandon, left, and Jared Laxson in sub-regional tournament action in Moulton on Friday night. The Red Devils won 84-73.

PREP ROUNDUP
Tanner teams packing for regionals
Rattler squads whip
Cleveland in sub-regionals

From Staff Reports

For the fourth straight year, both Tanner High basketball teams will travel to the Class 2A Northwest Regional next week.

The Tanner boys beat Cleveland 96-49 on Friday night to move on to the regionals for the eighth straight year. The Lady Rattlers earned their fourth straight trip with an 82-54 win over Cleveland.

Tanner boys 96, Cleveland 49: Five players scored in double figures for Tanner (25-5), led by Richard Nasseri's 18 points. Rod Byrd added 16 points, and Latraius Mosley had 14. Matt Smith and Clay McMeans each had 10.

Delano Yarbrough grabbed nine rebounds for the Rattlers, who will play Mars Hill on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Mars Hill advanced with a 97-36 win over Addison.

Tanner outrebounded Cleveland 50-28 and shot 68 percent from the field in the opening half. The Rattlers led 56-24 at halftime.

Tanner girls 82, Cleveland 54: Hollye Keenum paced the Lady Rattlers (22-9) with 28 points after making 15 of 18 from the foul line. Cecily Woods was 9 of 15 from the field and scored 21 points.

Cleveland's Emily Watson scored 30 points.

Tanner, which began the season 7-7, will play Mars Hill on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Mars Hill beat Addison 49-38 to advance.

West Morgan boys 56, Westminster Christian 41: The Rebels advanced to the Northwest Regional for the first time since 2002 with a win on the road Friday.

Micah Randolph led the way with 19 points, which gives him exactly 1,000 for his high school varsity career.

Teammate Phillip Powell added 14 points and 13 rebounds. David Pritchard pulled down nine rebounds, and Grant Harbin passed out eight assists.

West Morgan (20-9) will face Cold Springs in the Class 2A regional semifinals Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Class 4A

Lawrence County boys 84, East Limestone 73: Myles King scored 25 points and passed out six assists to lead the Red Devils (23-9) to the Northwest Regional for the second straight year.

Durman Cunningham added 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Cody Harville had 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and seven blocked shots. Chasten Echols scored 13 points.

Marvin Baker had 19 points to lead East Limestone, while London Brandon scored 18 and Mario Matthews 15.

Lawrence County will play either Haleyville or Central-Florence on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Madison County boys 60, Priceville 42: The final score doesn't reflect the tone of this game, which went back and forth until late.

Madison County clung to a 41-40 lead after three quarters and led by only three with fewer than four minutes to play. But the Tigers exploded in the closing minutes and piled on the points to seal the win.

Josh Bedwell paced Priceville (15-18) with 15 points and six rebounds. Robert Varner added nine points and five rebounds, and K.C. Green passed out four assists.

Terrance Nance scored 17 points to pace Madison County, which is coached by former Austin coach Stuart Allen. He coached the Black Bears during 1998-2005 and compiled 151 wins.

Class 3A

Sheffield boys 59, Elkmont 50: Jonathan Carter had 14 points to pace Elkmont, while Tom Logan added 12.

Brandon Solomon added nine points, while David Solomon pulled down nine rebounds.

Class 1A

Speake boys 56, Marion County 38: Jacob Moody's 28 points helped vault the Bobcats into the regionals. Juarez Fitzgerald pitched in 10 points.

For Marion County, Cory McDonald scored 13 points, and Joey Howe added 11.

Speake (22-6) will face Hazlewood on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Hazlewood boys 78, Covenant Christian 63: The Golden Bears rallied from a 42-37 halftime deficit to move into Wednesday's regional game against Speake. Kerry Jones paced Hazlewood (20-10) with 27 points. Ken Nance added 11 points, and D.J. Jones and Demetrius Garner each had 10.

Lee Williams scored 25 points to pace Covenant Christian.

R.A. Hubbard boys 60, Shoals Christian 57: Quinn McGhee had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots to pace R.A. Hubbard, while LaBrandon Key added 11 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.

Xavier Hampton contributed 11 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

The Chiefs will face Sulligent in the Northwest Regional on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

Austin 3, McGill 1: Playing in the opening round of the Southern Shootout in Daphne, Austin beat McGill to advance to Friday night's round of 16. The Black Bears were to play either Briarwood Christian or Auburn. Against McGill, Tomoki Matsuo scored a pair of goals, while freshman Hart Mendenhall added one on a pass from Jake Mendenhall.

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