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Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 1/9/2018
Boys Basketball Stays Unbeaten in Area Play
Coach Marcus Thomas’ Boys Basketball team won its fourth straight game on Friday night as they defeated Huntsville 65-46. With the win, the Huskies improved to 12-3 overall on the year and 3-0 in 7A Area 7.
Huntsville got off to a quick start and led by seven points in the opening quarter. The Huskies battled back to take a 15-11 lead as the first quarter buzzer sounded. The second quarter was hard-fought and low scoring. Hewitt hit some key free throws to take a 22-18 lead into the locker room.
The Huskies offense took the game over in the third quarter. Coach Thomas’ team shared the ball well and scored 19 points in the quarter. Malachi Moore hit a long three-pointer at the buzzer to give his team a 41-24 lead. Hewitt played a solid fourth quarter to pick up the win. Damon Harper scored a game high 21 points. Jaxon Hunter also had a good night as he added 11 points.
Coach Thomas was pleased with the effort his team gave. “The guys are showing that they really enjoy playing for each other. No one person is elevated. It is a true brotherhood.” The Huskies will be back at home on January 9 as they host Minor. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm. Fans can keep up with all the Boys Basketball action by visiting www.hthuskies.com.
Girls Basketball Picks Up Key Area Road Win
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Basketball team traveled to Huntsville Friday night for the first time this season. It proved to be a successful trip for the Huskies as they came away with a 72-34 win over Huntsville High. The win improves Hewitt’s overall record to 16-2. The two teams entered the game tied for first place in the Area. The Huskies are now 3-0 in the Area and sit alone in first place.
The two teams traded baskets early in the game. Erica Jones paced the Huskies with six first quarter points to put her team ahead 19-15. Hewitt continued to build on the lead in the second quarter. Christina Till hit a long three-pointer just before halftime to put the Huskies ahead 40-20.
Coach Tonya Hunter’s team continued their fine play in the third quarter. As a team, Hewitt scored 28 points in the quarter. The offense shared the ball well and the defense was outstanding. London Coleman hit two three-pointers in the third quarter. Coach Hunter said, “This was a crucial win with both teams coming in at 2-0 in the Area. We had to come up here and be road warriors in order to earn the win. This puts us in a good spot in Area play.”
The Huskies had a balanced scoring attack as they had five players score in double figures. Erica Jones led the way with 15 points. Amiya Payne added 14 points, Morgan Kirk scored 13 points, London Coleman scored 12 points, and Leah Harrison netted 11 points.
The Huskies will be back on the road on Friday January 12 as they travel to Gadsden City for another Area game.
Boys Basketball Area Standings
7A Area 7
As of 1/9/2018
1. Hewitt-Trussville 3-0
2. Grissom 2-1
3. Huntsville 1-2
4. Gadsden City 0-3
Girls Basketball Area Standings
As of 1/9/2018
1. Hewitt-Trussville 3-0
2. Huntsville 2-1
3. Grissom 1-2
4. Gadsden City 0-3
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Wrestling Performs Well in Hoover Event
Coach Dave Barden’s Wrestling team traveled to Hoover High School this weekend for the 2018 Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational. The Huskies finished the two-day event in 7th place out of 26 teams. The team will be back on the road on January 11 as they head to Mountain Brook for a Dual Match.
Notes from Hoover:
*Seth Hall placed 5th in his weight class and earned 68.5 team points
*Logan Reaves placed 9th in his weight class and earned 54 team points
*Caleb Hammond placed 6th in his weight class and scored 64 team points
*Trevor Mastro placed 4th in his weight class and scored 67 team points
*Stone Barden placed 2nd in his weight class and scored 80.5 team points
*Connor Smith won his weight class and scored 87 team points
*Cale Land placed 7th in his weight class and scored 58 team points
*Grey Howard placed 9th in his weight class and scored 53.5 team points
*Brad Parrish placed 17th in his weight class and scored 15 team points
*Conner Cantwell placed 24th in his weight class and scored nine team points
Indoor Track Competes in Icebreaker Invitational
Notes from Icebreaker Invitational:
*Hope Igbinoghene finished 4th in the 60 Meter Dash
*HTHS Girls 8th in the 4x400 Relay
*Jake Diggs 4th in 400 Meter Dash
*Zach McManus 8th in 60 Meter Hurdles
*Gaines Myrick 5th in Shot Put
Boys Bowling Wins Area
Boys BowlingThe Hewitt-Trussville Boys Bowling team, coached by Tommy Abney, picked up another win on Monday. The Huskies prevailed over Pinson Valley 1202-1125. With the win, Hewitt improved to 11-5 overall on the year and 9-1 in the area. The win secures the Area 12 title for Coach Abney's team.
The Huskies were led by Jordan Faggard who bowled a 195. Later this month, the team will travel to Tuscaloosa for the AHSAA Regional Tournament.
The HT Girls Bowling team defeated Pinson 1055-1015 on Monday to improve to 9-6 overall on the year and 8-2 in Area play. The Huskies were led by Aliyah Brown who bowled a 167 and Kendall Sedran who bowled a 155.
The Girls will travel to Vestavia on Wednesday for the Rebel Roll event.
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Middle School Wrestling Competes in Pelham
The Middle School Wrestling team, coached by Bill Strickland, traveled to Pelham this weekend to compete in the Panther Middle School Tournament. The Huskies had many athletes place well.
Notes from Pelham:
*Stephen Grigsby placed 2nd in his weight class
*Dalton Zimmerman placed 2nd in his weight class
*Max Medero placed 2nd is his weight class
*Jacob Moore placed 3rd in his weight class
*Chris Weaver placed 4th in his weight class
*Derrick Davis placed 3rd in his weight class
*Sawyer White placed 4th in his weight class
*Coda Cooper placed 3rd in his weight class
*Ben Pendergrass placed 3rd in his weight class
*Hiram Griffin won his weight class
*Bradley Coffman placed 4th in his weight class
*Andrew Shelton won his weight class
*Colby Little placed 3rd in his weight class
*Hunter Jones won his weight class
*Luke Golden won his weight class
*Josh Blake placed 2nd in his weight class
8th Grade Girls Basketball Remains Undefeated
Katie Flannery hit a three-pointer in the first quarter and ended up with a game high 14 points. Kenleigh Cahallan hit two three-pointers in the second quarter and scored eight points in the game. D'yona Jones also added seven points for the Huskies.
The team will return home to face Liberty Park on January 9. Tip-off is set for 5:45pm.
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Jan. 9 JV Boys Indoor Track Meet #2 Birmingham Crossplex 4:00pm
Jan. 9 JV Girls Indoor Track Meet #2 Birmingham Crossplex 4:00pm
Jan. 9 9th Grade Boys Basketball vs Minor Home 4:30pm
Jan. 9 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Liberty Park Home 4:30pm
Jan. 9 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs Liberty Park Home 5:45pm
Jan. 9 JV Boys Basketball vs Minor Home 6:00pm
Jan. 9 Varsity Boys Basketball vs Minor Home 7:30pm
Jan. 10 Varsity Boys Bowling at Vestavia Tournament Away 1:00pm
Jan. 10 Varsity Girls Bowling at Vestavia Tournament Away 1:00pm
Jan. 10 Middle School Westling at Tri-Match Chelsea 4:00pm
Jan. 10 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Pizitz Home 4:00pm
Jan. 11 Middle School Wrestling Tri Match at Spain Park 4:00pm
Jan. 11 Varsity Wrestling Tri-Match at Mountain Brook Away 4:00pm
Jan. 11 Middle School Boys Indoor Track Meet #2 Birmingham Crossplex 4:00pm
Jan. 11 Middle School Girls Indoor Track Meet #2 Birmingham Crossplex 4:00pm
Jan. 11 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Pizitz Home 5:45pm
Jan. 12 Varsity Wrestling SE Pools at Thompson TBA
Jan. 12 JV Girls Basketball at Gadsden City Away 4:30pm
Jan. 12 JV Boys Basketball at Gadsden City Away 4:30pm
Jan. 12 8th Grade Girls Basketball at Pizitz Away 5:00pm
Jan. 12 Varsity Girls Basketball at Gadsden City Away 6:00pm
Jan. 12 8th Grade Boys Basketball at Pizitz Away 6:15pm
Jan. 12 Varsity Boys Basketball at Gadsden City Away 7:00pm
Jan. 13 Middle School Wrestling at Hoover Tournament 7:00am
Jan. 13 Varsity Wrestling SE Pools at Thompson TBA
Jan. 13 Varsity Basketball MLK Classic at Huffman Away 6:00pm
Jan. 15 Varsity Wrestling Dick Clem at Bob Jones TBA
Jan. 15 Varsity Boys Indoor Track MLK Invitational 8:00am
Jan. 15 Varsity Girls Indoor Track MLK Invitational 8:00am
Jan. 15 Varsity Girls Basketball at Madison Academy Away TBA