Brindlee Mountain High School’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams picked up key Area 13 wins last Friday against J.B. Pennington.

The boys team (10-10, 4-1 in Area 13) kept rolling in area games by beating Holly Pond on Tuesday, but the girls team (7-9, 1-4) lost a heartbreaker by one point.

The games against Pennington were scheduled to be played Thursday but were delayed until Friday because of weather concerns. A scheduled Friday date with DAR was canceled.

The Lady Lions did not score until about midway through the first quarter but still led the Lady Tigers 9-7 after one. They led 26-12 at the half and 41-29 after three quarters and held on to win 54-50.

It was their first area win. Chantzley Kirkland scored 20 points, Kyleigh Wilks had 11 and Kailynn Childress added 10. The Lady Lions made 19-of-35 free throws and eight 3’s. Pennington hit 8-of-20 free throws and three 3’s.

The Lions defeated Pennington 60-27. They made 15-of-27 free throws while Pennington had no free throw attempts during the entire game. Brindlee Mountain made five 3’s.

Andrew Byars scored 22 points, Caleb Scott had 13, Ian Garner had 10 and Devin Lewis scored nine.

The Brindlee Mountain JV boys fell 49-26. John Paul Taymon and Austin Simmons scored seven each and Colton Hall had six.

Against Holly Pond, the girls lost 33-32 when Madi Hamm hit a long 3-pointer with nine seconds to play. Kirkland and Adri Knepper had nine points each. Wilks scored five, Childress had four and Alli Persle and Karli Westbrook had three each.

Autumn Abernathy added two.

The varsity boys won 49-46 after leading almost the entire game. Scott had 15 points, Garner had 11 and Westbrook added nine.

Taylor King scored five points, Nick Perkins had four, Byars had three and Lewis two.

The JV boys (3-10) did not play due to a lack of available officials.

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