Mountain Brook outscored visiting Gadsden City 27-1 in the first quarter on Tuesday night to win 69-47 in a Class 6A regional basketball game.
The Spartans advanced to the Northeast Regional Semifinals at Jacksonville State where they would play Parker.
After a one-sided first quarter, Gadsden City cut down on their turnovers and unforced errors and played almost to a standstill, actually outscoring the Spartans 15–8 in the final quarter, but it was too late.
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Senior guard Kyle Layton led the Spartans with 11 points during that explosive first quarter. He knocked down three 3-pointers in the first eight minutes. Still working his way out of a torn ACL, Layton led all scorers with a game-high 15 points and finished with four 3-pointers.
“My comrades found me in the open and I had to gun them down,” he said. “The win feels good. We still have one thing to do. So on to the next one.
Freshman Jacoby Sharp led the Titans with 12 points, and seniors Khaleel Hughley and Steven Jones scored nine points and eight, respectively.
“Against Vestavia Hills (on February 3), we didn’t make our free throws and didn’t rebound well. I thought our guys responded well to playing the region tournament and again tonight,” said Mountain Brook head coach Tyler Davis.
Davis praised the depth of his team.
“I think it’s a good thing, if we’re going to play a game in the next 48 hours, we have 15 guys who can roll,” he said. “It gave some guys who don’t play a lot of minutes a chance to get in there and play more than usual.”
Junior Carson Romero scored 11 points tonight, and junior Ty Davis scored 10.
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Pelham 68, Benjamin Russell 56
Joe Wimberly scored 22 points as Pelham advanced to the regional semifinals for the third straight season.
Kamari Hollis followed with 14 points, while Daianarian Long had 11.
The Panthers will play Paul Bryant in the Central Regional Semifinals on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Birmingham’s Bill Harris Arena.
Blount 71, Spanish Fort 49
Senior guard Devonte Woolard scored 21 points and contributed 4 assists as the Leopards rolled home.
Blount (21-6) will play Pike Road in the South Regional semifinal at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.
Joseph Paige added 17 points, while Antonio Jackson had 14. Jerry Brand added 12.
The Toros were led by Tyler Wiggle with 19.
Vigor 61, BC Rain 59
Jaden Addison scored 15 points and Terrell Johnson added 12 as the Vigor advanced to the South Regional Semifinals.
“Great leadership was shown by the seniors tonight in a heavyweight boxing match against BC Raines,” said Wolves coach Jairus Jackson. “We struggled from the free throw line and got into foul trouble, which affected our game tremendously.
“BC Rain did a great job and played very hard. However, we were able to hold on and rely on seniors Jaden Addison, Tyler Dixon and Darius Hopkins. They all made huge plays to get us the win.
Wagor will play Charles Henderson or Hedland at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.
Brantley 69, Pleasant Home 54
Jayden Parks had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Brantley pulled away from Pleasant Grove. Jordan Parks scored 15 points on five 3-pointers.
Keldrick Brown added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Robert Shine had 10 points. The Bulldogs improved to 24–3 overall.
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