Almost nine months have passed since Brewer High’s girls basketball team won the school’s first state title.
So much excitement surrounded the moment, and then came the long hiatus — a break filled with anxious anticipation for the next season.
Well, the wait is over.
Brewer started the new season the same way it ended the last. Riley Northway poured in 18 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Patriots cruised past Cullman 62-27 Thursday night.
Brewer (1-0), the defending Class 5A state champion, never trailed, racing out to a 14-point halftime lead. The Patriots outscored Cullman (0-1) 32-11 in the second half.
Rheagan Harvel finished with 16 points for Brewer, while Savana Flack added nine.
Malerie Drinkard scored four points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Bailee Johnson paced Cullman with 11 points, and Morgan Smith tossed in nine.
Danville 65, Phil Campbell 46: Gracie George and Sydni Shelton combined for 18 points, leading Danville past Phil Campbell.
George made three 3-pointers to finish with nine points, while Shelton added nine points with nine blocked shots.
Danville (2-0) carried a 36-21 lead into halftime. Jesse Oliver and Erin Cleghorn each scored points, while Charlee Anderson led Danville with eight rebounds.
Bethany Cook led Phil Campbell (0-1) with 10 points.
Decatur Heritage 50, Vinemont 43: Maddie Vinton paced Decatur Heritage with 21 points and seven rebounds as the visiting Eagles remained perfect on the season.
Bekah Voss added 17 points and five rebounds for Decatur Heritage (3-0), while Peyton Barthel added eight points.
Jordan Melton led Vinemont with 17 points.
Vinemont 43, Decatur Heritage 41: Garrett Sipe finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, helping Vinemont hold off Decatur Heritage.
Decatur Heritage used a 18-9 run to take a two-point cushion into the fourth period, but Vinemont outscored the visiting Eagles 10-6 the rest of the way.
Jacob Crews led Decatur Heritage with 12 points and four rebounds, while Lee Godwin tossed in eight points.
Jacob Holland finished with seven points and seven rebounds, while
Tyde Coffey scored six points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Providence Classical 57, Cornerstone Christian 38: J.P. Vanderford scored 22 points, leading Providence Classical (2-0) past Cornerstone Christian.
David Clark paced Cornerstone (2-3) with 19 points and five rebounds, while Chandler Russell finished with nine points, 12 rebounds, four steals and five assists.
Cornerstone travels to Lindsay Lane on Monday.
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