Crabtree hits buzzer beater to lead White Plains past Saks in overtime
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SAKS — For the second time in as many games, Saks’ girls were beaten on a last-second layup.

In the semifinals of the Calhoun county tournament it came from Jacksonville’s Kenyatta Ervin, Tuesday night it was White Plains’ Blaire Crabtree who put one in at the buzzer to lift her team to a 41-40 victory in overtime.

Crabtree led White Plains with 14 points followed by Joy Cain’s 10.

Saks built a 32-24 lead toward the end of the third quarter. White Plains got back into the ball game behind a pair of 3-pointers from Cain and another from Mikayla Owen on its way to forcing overtime.

Saks’ Addesha Collins made a free-throw with about 30 seconds remaining to put Saks up. White Plains got the ball underneath it’s basket with about three seconds to play to set up Crabtree’s heroics.

Owen added eight points for White Plains and Anna Snider had nine.

With the win, White Plains improved its record to 12-9. White Plains hosts Piedmont Friday.

Saks was led by Collins’ 19 points and Destinee Briskey’s eight. Saks center Taylor recorded 15 rebounds on the game.

Saks drops to 14-7 with the loss. Saks will entertain Wellborn Friday.

Jefferson Christian 50, Faith Christian 36 — In Birmingham, the Lady Lions remained winless after a tough loss on the road. Megan Purdy scored 14 points and Maddie Adams and Gracie Huie had eight apiece.

Jefferson Christian’s Jenne Monosky scored a game-high 20 points in the win in a game which her team led 36-12 at the half.

Faith drops to 0-11 as they prepare to travel to Talladega County Central Friday.

Jacksonville Christian 73, Weaver 29 — In Jacksonville, Katy Miller led the Lady Thunder with a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Kandace Postell and Maggie Ray also scored a dozen points apiece as the Thunder rolled to an easy victory.

Ohatchee 43, Donoho 26 — At Ohatchee, the Indians picked up their first win of the season. Whitney Roberson lead the way with 10 points.

Amber Ray added nine points.

For Donoho, Christine Ankrom scored nine points, Sally Barber had seven and Kendall Stewart added five.

Ohatchee hosts Sacred Heart on Friday. The Falcons (5-11) host Victory Christian on Saturday.

Spring Garden 68, Sacred Heart 28 — At Sacred Heart, Spring Garden established its superiority early, taking a 15-5 lead after one quarter, and outscored the Cardinals in every quarter. Senior Katie Rickman had three 3-point baskets in the third quarter and five for the game. Rickman ended with a game-best 20 points. Tara Mullinax scored 15 points, all in the first half. Kelsey Turner netted three treys and a total of 13 points.

Ariel Tolson led Sacred Heart with 13 points. Haili Clark scored seven for the Cardinals. Spring Garden (17-6) hosts Cedar Bluff in a make-up game Thursday. Sacred Heart plays at Ohatchee Friday.

Ranburne 54, Wellborn 43 — At Wellborn, Julia Daniel had a productive night, getting 32 points and 14 rebounds. Gracie Ayers added seven points, and Amy Lovvorn had four points and eight rebounds.

Ranburne (16-4) travels to Horseshoe Bend on Friday.

Woodland 85, Beulah 23 — At Woodland, Ashley Stewart scored 14 points for the Bobcats. Leah Strain and Haley Rollins added 13 points each, and Katlin Edmondson scored 12 points. Shanna Strain scored 10 points.

Woodland (18-4) travels to Lineville

on Thursday.

BOYS

Flint Hill Christian 53, Trinity Christian 40 — At Bessemer, Jordan Haynes had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers.

Michael Ruberg added 14 points.

On Monday night, Trinity defeated Hope Academy 60-28 at Oxford. Michael Ruberg made 13 of 19 shots to finish with 26 points for the Tigers.

Hunter Reeves scored 15 points and Haynes had 14. Bobby Ruberg chipped in with 10 rebounds.

The Tigers (10-7) host Glen Iris on Friday for senior night.

Oxford 63, Fort Payne 53 — At Oxford, Kwon Alexander led the Yellow Jackets with 28 points.

Jackson Stephens and Justin Lawler scored eight points apiece.

Oxford (13-8) travels to Gadsden City on Thursday.

Sacred Heart 42, Spring Garden 26 — At Sacred Heart, seniors Cory Powell and Chase LeCroy scored in double figures as the Cardinals improved to 14-7. Sacred Heart led 22-12 at halftime and 39-15 after three quarters. Powell added seven steals and four assists. LeCroy had six steals and four rebounds. Josh Hale had 13 points for Spring Garden. Will Penton scored nine for the Panthers.

Saks 59, White Plains 48 — Caleb Duke scored 28 points and snagged 11 rebounds to lead Saks. Xavier Morgan added 15 points and seven rebounds for the winners.

Konnor Amis scored 15 points for White Plains (13-10).

Saks (14-5) hosts Wellborn on Friday.

Jacksonville 58, Cleburne County 49 — Jordan Shelvin scored 13 points for the Golden Eagles. Rocky Hayes led all scorers with 24 points for Heflin.

Jacksonville (10-14) travels to Southside on Thursday.

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