On Dec. 20 at New Hope, the Brindlee Mountain varsity girls basketball team lost to the Lady Indians 62-28.

On Monday night at home, the Lady Lions edged New Hope 48-46 in what head coach Tony Mabrey called the team’s biggest win since he took over the program in 2017.

“They’re going to be the Area (13) champions for sure,” Mabrey said. “This is their only loss. So, I’d have to say this is the biggest win we’ve had since I’ve been here.”

Kailyn Childress, Chantzley Kirkland and Zoie Decker all scored 12 points apiece. Adri Knepper had eight points and Cassidy Tompkins had four.”

“Hopefully, this will get us going in the right direction heading into the tournament,” Mabrey said. “Actually, both tournaments.”

Before the area tournament at New Hope, there’s the little matter of the Marshall County Tournament, which starts Saturday at Arab High School but will be played mostly at Snead State Community College at Boaz beginning Monday.

Brindlee Mountain’s boys fell to New Hope 55-33.

Both teams played at Douglas on Tuesday, the final games before the seedings are determined today for the county tournament.

Area tournaments are played the first week of February.

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