Cleveland Girls 53, Amanda Elzy 49
The Cleveland High School Lady Wildcats will live to fight another day as they defeated the Amanda Elzy Lady Panthers in the first round of the Region 3-4A Girls Basketball Tournament at the Greenwood Civic Center Tuesday evening.
Cleveland improved to 16-12. The Lady Wildcats led 36-23 at halftime and 46-32 heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Wildcats 17-7 in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
Cleveland got a strong performance from Brittany Thigpen, who scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and six steals. Tonidra Blair and Maya Richard also had double-doubles as Blair scored 11 points with 11 rebounds, while Richard scored 10 points with 10 rebounds.
Cleveland will be back in action against Gentry at 7 p.m. tonight at the Greenwood Civic Center.
Region 3-1A Tournament
Montgomery Co. Boys 58, Ray Brooks 44
The Montgomery County Hornets defeated the Ray Brooks Tigers in the first round of the Region 3-1A Tournament Tuesday evening at Coffeeville.
Dennis Jenkins and Jamarcus Marshall scored 14 points each to lead the Tigers.
Ray Brooks ended its year at 0-23.