Zac Cornelison scores two during Pisgah's SMT win over Ider.

The Pisgah varsity boys basketball team picked up a win in the Sand Mountain Tournament.

The eighth-seeded Eagles raced out to a 19-point first-quarter lead and went on for a 78-50 win over ninth-seeded Ider Saturday night at Geraldine High School.

Pisgah (5-6) advanced to play top-seeded Plainview in the quarterfinals Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville. That game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back after Monday’s games were pushed back to tonight because of the possibility of inclement weather Monday night.

Against Ider, the Eagles led 29-10, 41-20 and 63-34 at the quarter breaks.

Jared Wilks scored 22 points and Austin Brown and Zac Cornelison netted 15 points each for Pisgah while Nate Cornelison had nine, Austin Thornhill seven and Rhyan Barrett six. Jesse Massey scored 12 points and Stephen Lasseter added 10 for Ider (3-10), which is coached by Pisgah alum Blaine Smith.

Albertville 62, Scottsboro 50 — At Scottsboro, the Wildcats fell to undefeated Albertville on Saturday.

Scottsboro (8-4) trailed 13-9, 24-12 and 43-30 at the quarter breaks.

Jordan Davis scored 16 points for the Wildcats while JaVaris Branford netted 14 and B.J. Harris added 13. 

Trinity Bell scored 13 points and Benjamin Allen added 11 for Albertville (9-0).


Woodville 68, Gaylesville 32 — At Woodville, the Panthers cruised to a Class 1A Area 14 win on a night the program honored its 1968, 1971 and 1972 state tournament teams.

Woodville (4-5, 2-0) led 20-9, 44-17 and 63-24 at the quarter breaks.

Jackson Peek scored 24 points and Caleb Dolberry netted 19 for the Panthers, who also got seven from Abel Sisk and five from Christian Franks. Reece Holley scored eight points for Gaylesville (0-9, 0-3). 

NSM 93, Ider 43 — At Higdon, the Bison scored 63 first-half points on the way to the Class 2A Area 15 victory.

NSM (5-3, 1-2) led 19-10 after one quarter before extending its advantage to 63-14 at halftime and 81-38 after three quarters.

Russ Marr scored 26 points for the Bison while Drue Carlton had 13, Luke Maples had 11, Lake Bell and Derek Bearden had nine each, Noah Higdon had six, Jared Beasley had five and Chandler Sullivan had four. 

Stephen Lasseter scored 17 points and Jeffery Shirley added 10 for Ider (0-3 in area).

Fyffe 71, Section 50 — At Fyffe, the fifth-ranked Red Devils handed Section its first loss in Class 2A Area 15 play.

Section (9-0, 3-0) trailed 16-12, 33-22 and 52-36 at the quarter breaks.

Logan Patterson led the Lions with 15 points while Bo Bradford netted nine and Gabe Hilley added five.

Parker Godwin paced four Fyffe (9-0, 3-0) players in double figures with 13 points. Micah Johnson and Gabe Gardner scored 12 each for the Red Devils while Tate Goolesby had 10.

Arab 59, Scottsboro 53 — At Arab, the host team outscored Scottsboro 16-10 in the fourth quarter to hand the Wildcats a Class 5A Area 15 setback.

Scottsboro (1-2 in area) led 15-12 after one quarter but trailed 32-27 at halftime. The game was tied 43-all entering the fourth quarter.

Jordan Davis and Parker Bell scored 12 points each for the Wildcats while B.J. Harris had 11, Tyson Sexton and Jared Cooper had seven each and JaVaris Branford had four.

John Malone and Trevor Miller had 18 points each while Blake Kelley had 11 for Arab (7-5, 1-1). 

Sylvania 85, Pisgah 66 — At Sylvania, the Eagles were outscored 28-13 in the fourth quarter to fall in Class 3A Area 15 play.

Pisgah (1-2 in area) trailed 23-17, 37-31 and 57-53 at the quarter breaks.

Nate Cornelison scored 25 points for the Eagles while Jared Wilks added 16 and Rhyan Barrett had 11. Joshua Tinker scored 26 points while Austin Traffenstedt scored 19 and Grant Atchley had 16 for Sylvania (5-4, 2-1).

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