Arab basketball

Coach Carlie Henderson, left, talks to her players late in Monday’s game against Sardis in the Sure Shot Tournament at Warrenton.

The Arab junior varsity girls basketball team came out of an extended break Monday morning to post a typical come-from-behind 41-29 win against Sardis in the Sure Shot Tournament at Warrenton.

The Lady Knights won again on Tuesday, defeating Ider 25-21. They played Plainview yesterday morning in their final game of the tournament.

On Monday, the Lady Knights led 11-7 going into the second quarter but found themselves down 22-18 at halftime.

“The second quarter killed us,” said coach Carlie Henderson. “We made a lot of mistakes and they outscored us 15-7 in the quarter.”

Turns out, the Lady Knights had them right where they wanted them. They outscored Sardis in each of the next two quarters to pull out a relatively easy victory.

“If we’re not down at halftime it seems, we don’t know how to act,” said Henderson, whose team played for the first time since Dec. 11 at Huntsville High School.

Lily Livingston led the way with nine points. Marissa Pope had eight points and Bennett Elrod, Maggie Chastain and Lexie Mann each scored seven.

Braelyn Harper added two points and Kaely Hill had one.

Against Ider, the Lady Knights used a balance offensive attack to secure the win. Mann and Chastain each scored six points, Elrod had five points and Hill and Pope had three each. Livingston added two points.


Good Hope 67, Arab 35

Playing on the first day of the West Morgan Christmas Tournament on Monday, the Lady Knights played a game of give and take until midway in the third quarter.

“It was a seven-point game in the third quarter and the wheels came off,” said coach Jessica Thompson.

Even simple, routine plays seemed to fall apart, giving the game an ugly end.

“I think we were just fatigued. We got tired and it affected everything, mentally and physically,” she said.

Kate Collins and Reagan Malone had nine points each for the Lady Knights.

Arab 44, St. Michael’s 20

The Lady Knights rebounded nicely on Tuesday, defeating St. Michael’s of Fairhope.

The game started a bit slow, with Arab leading 6-2 after a quarter, but the pace picked up soon after.

“I was very proud of the girls for coming back after a loss like we had and play the way we did today,” said Thompson. “We were off almost three weeks and that would affect anybody, but today we looked a little more like a basketball team.”

Kristen Pritchett had 11 for the Knights.

“Kristen came in off the bench on fire. That was the Kristen Pritchett I need on the court every night,” Thompson said.

Pritchett made three 3’s and was 2 for 2 at the free throw line. Sydney Ferguson had 10 points and Malone eight.

Arab played in the consolation final Wednesday.

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