Hartselle girls playday Tuesday
At Hartselle High Gymnasium:
Games covered by Sportspage:
Hartselle 14 23 - 37
Hazel Green 15 26 - 41
Hazel Green 38 16 - 54
Brewer 17 11 - 28
Hartselle 19 9 - 28
Albertville 23 21 - 44
Rogers 28 25 - 53
Oak Mountain 17 15 - 32
Deshler 19 18 - 37
Brewer 20 28 - 48
Basketball at times, is not easy to analyze. Sometimes, teams, not expected to rise to the occasion, can pull off surprises.
This was seen in Game 3 Tuesday when Albertville prevailed over Hartselle on its home floor. Albertville caught Hartselle flat, jumping to a fast 11-0 lead. All that did was wake up Hartselle in going on a 14-2 run and taking the lead late in the first half.
Shaken slightly, Albertville showed poise and went back on top, holding a 23-19 advantage at the half.
A good start in the second half enabled Albertville to get the lead to over double digits by the time the game reached the 10:00 mark.
Hartselle never really was able to get into a run for a comeback with Albertville executing on both ends of the floor to put together an astounding performance in the summer day series.
Brewer had two assignments with a defending state champion and state runner-up, earning a split.
From a tough time scoring in a 54-28 loss to Hazel Green with only 11 second half points, Brewer regrouped against 4A power Deshler in the early afternoon.
A 20-19 lead for Brewer at the break, became breathing room with a 28-point second half outing, scoring from close range and knocking down perimeter shots too.
Up next for Sportspage:
After an off day for Wednesday, Sportspage is back in Hartselle for a Thursday playday.
Varsity play highlights the start with Hartselle and East Lawrence tipping off at 8:30, then R.A. Hubbard-Athens, East Lawrence-Haleyville, Athens-Florence, R.A. Hubbard-Haleyville and Hartselle-Florence at 1:05.
On the girls side, Hartselle and Homewood get involved in a shootout at 2:00, with Susan Moore-Grissom to follow, then Austin-Homewood, Hartselle-Oak Mountain and Grissom-Florence at 5:40.
Photo 1: Brewer vs. Hazel Green at Hartselle High Gymnasium.
Photo 2: Hartselle at the foul line vs. Hazel Green
Photo 3: Hartselle's Moriah Taylor runs a play in game vs. Albertville
Photo 4: Brewer's Jace Andrews trying to defend an inbounds play in game vs. Deshler.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton