Encore Girls Classic Quarterfinal
At Hartselle Gymnasium:
Midfield 19 15 5 20 0 - 59 (3-1)
Athens 16 7 21 15 5 - 64 (5-0)
FLASH NOTES: Defending tournament champion Athens trailed 34-23 at halftime. Coach Eddie Murphree got the Golden Eagles to regroup, going on a 21-5 run in the third to take a 44-39 lead.
The game went to the wire as Athens took the lead on a jump shot with 10 seconds left. Midfield drove the length of the floor and tied the game at 59-59 on a layup as time exired.
UAH signee Alexis Woods for Athens, took over in the extra period, scoring on a three-point play with 23 seconds to break the tie and added free throws with two seconds left, keeping the Golden Eagles undefeated.
The Athens win was No. 301 for Murphree, whose team outgunned Cullman Monday in a regular season game at home, 66-56.
Woods scored a game high 29 points for Athens with Jakayla Bridgeforth tossing in 15.
Daniya Johnson dropped in 15 for Midfield, who lost for the first time this season. Amaya Fluker added 13 to the scoring total.
Up next for Athens: Vs. Brewer in semifinal Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Up next for Midfield: Vs. Fairview in consolation bracket Wednesday 11:20 a.m.
Encore Girls Classic Quarterfinal:
Tanner 5 11 7 7 - 30 (1-1)
Hillcrest 9 16 19 13 - 57 (3-1)
FLASH NOTES: Hillcrest of Tuscaloosa turned a close game after the first period into a runaway in the quarterfinals.
The Lady Patriots led 25-16 at the half and upped the margin to 44-23 after the third.
Alton James scored 16 for the Lady Patriots with Cierra Cunningham adding 12.
Tanner got a team high nine points from Nahriyah Timmons.
Up next for Hillcrest: Vs. Hartselle/Danville winner in semis Wednesday 12:40 p.m.
Up next for Tanner: Vs. Hartselle/Danville loser Wednesday 10:00 a.m.