Aliceville

Aliceville Shoots Poorly, Falls to ACA 34-21

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Aliceville shot poorly from the field and was unable to muster a field goal in the third quarter, as the Yellow Jackets fell to American Christian 34-21, a score resembling that of a football game.

Luke Skinner put the Patriots on the board first with a layup, as ACA would get out to a hot start. Skinner banked a shot to make the score 4-1 and two baskets by Hudson Thrasher made the score 8-1, followed by a Skinner three-pointer that made the score 11-1 in favor of ACA.

Aliceville Extends Annexation Invitation

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

 

The city of Aliceville is extending an invitation of annexation to properties adjoining the city limits. Edgar Pruitt, Director of the Aliceville Chamber of Commerce, has been working diligently to expand the city’s footprint and with it, Aliceville’s population count. According to Pruitt, an increase in the city’s population would increase federal grant funds.

Aliceville Boys Defeat Gordo for Third Straight County Championship

Aliceville boys defeat Gordo to win third straight county championship.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Aliceville pulled away from Gordo in the Pickens County championship game to win their third straight county championship. It took overtime for the Yellow Jackets to get past Pickens County in the first round of the tournament, but things would be a bit easier in the championship, as Aliceville pulled away from the Greenwave late, 44-32.

Lady Jackets Advance to Championship Game Against Pickens County

Pickens County’s Skylin Joe (11) looks for an open teammate in the Lady Tornadoes’ semifinal loss to Aliceville.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Aliceville got off to a slow start against Pickens County in the Pickens County Championship semifinal game, as the Lady Jackets held onto a narrow 7-6 lead after one quarter. Aliceville outscored the Lady Tornadoes 14-6 during the second quarter to take a 21-12 lead, en route to a 42-27 win to advance and face Gordo in the championship game.

Aliceville Boys Defeat Pickens County in Overtime

By Brian Hamilton, Sports Correspondent

Aliceville narrowly escaped the semifinal round of the Pickens County tournament with a victory after the Yellow Jackets squandered a seven-point fourth quarter lead when Pickens County’s Aaron Billups made a three-point basket sending the game to overtime at 45-45. Aliceville would prevail in the end, winning 51-48 to advance and face Gordo in the championship game.

Aliceville Falls to Greene County 49-33 Despite Fast Start

Aliceville’s Morris Ball (12) goes up for a layup against Greene County.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Saying that Aliceville jumped on Greene County early would be an understatement. The Yellow Jackets came out hot from behind the arc and led the Tigers 11-0 after one quarter, and taking a 13-0 lead before Greene County got on the board in the second quarter. The Tigers would get in a groove during the second quarter, however, and take a lead to halftime they never relinquished, winning 49-33.

Lady Jackets Complete Comeback to Defeat Greene County

Aliceville's Tanesha Bennamon shoots a jumper during the Lady Jackets' 41-39 win over Greene County.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

The Aliceville girls survived a rough start to defeat Greene County Saturday night in Eutaw. The Lady Jackets trailed 14-3 at the end of the first quarter, but narrowed the deficit to just three at halftime before defeating the Lady Tigers 41-39.

“We came out really slow, but we hung in there and stayed the course and it worked out well for us,” Aliceville head coach Sebastian Shamery said.

Former Aliceville Standout to Enroll at Ole Miss

Former Aliceville cornerback, Jamar Richardson, signs with Ole Miss after graduating from Jones County Junior College.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Former Aliceville cornerback Jamar Richardson planned on heading to Ole Miss right out of high school, but spent the last two years at Jones County Junior College (JUCO), playing defensive back for coach Steve Buckley and the Bobcats. While Richardson says he would have loved to attend Ole Miss out of high school, he says his experience at Jones has been invaluable.