The Section varsity girls basketball team worked a little overtime for a road win.

Visiting Section outscored DAR 8-3 in overtime to secure a 55-50 win Friday night in Grant.

Section (10-8) trailed 9-7 after one quarter, and the game was tied 16-all at halftime before Section carried a 34-27 lead into the fourth quarter. DAR forced overtime with two last-second free throws, but the Lions limited Patriots to just one overtime basket to secure a season sweep of the teams' series.

Madison Armstrong finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists and Haley Smart totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds for Section while Savannah White had 12 points, eight rebounds and eight steals and Dailey Hanenburg had seven points, five rebounds and three assists.

Niah Stegman scored 18 points and Tori Nickell netted 17 for DAR (7-9).

Scottsboro 61, Guntersville 52 — At Guntersville, Scottsboro went on the road and picked up an important Class 5A Area 15 win Friday.

Scottsboro (10-8, 3-1) led 13-12, 24-22 and 42-36 at the quarter breaks.

Senior guard and AUM signee Carley Bell led the Wildcats with 21 points, surpassing the 1,000-point mark for her career in the process.

Scottsboro also got 17 points from Lexie Bennett, 13 from Audrey Holland and six from Olivia Tubbs.

Olivia Vandergriff scored 14 points and Abigail Gaston added 12 for Guntersville (5-13, 1-3).

Scottsboro's win coupled with Brewer's 44-33 upset loss to Arab means Scottsboro can win the regular-season area title outright and host next month's area tournament if it posts wins at home over Arab on Jan. 10 and Brewer on Jan. 14.

North Jackson 74, Grundy County (Tenn.) 54 — At Stevenson, the Chiefs outscored Grundy County 29-14 in the third quarter on the way to posting their seventh straight win.

North Jackson (12-5), which has won 12 of its last 13 games, trailed 16-15 after one quarter and 29-26 at halftime before surging in front 55-43 after three quarters.

Summer Varnum scored a game-high 24 points for North Jackson. Alexis Moore netted 15 points and Sarah Morgan added 13  for the Chiefs, who also got eight from Delana Pierce and seven from Hadley Burnette.

Pisgah 53, Plainview 39 — At Rainsville, No. 1-ranked Pisgah stayed perfect in Class 3A Area 15 play with the win Friday night.

Pisgah (17-1, 4-0) can clinch the regular-season area championship and the right to host next month's area tournament by winning one of its final two area games against Geraldine tonight or Sylvania on Jan. 10.

The Eagles trailed Plainview 10-9 after one quarter before moving in front 25-19 at halftime and 38-26 after three quarters.

Layla Hatfield and Chloe Womack scored 12 points each for Pisgah, which also got 11 points, nine rebounds and six steals from Molly Heard and nine points from Madison Myers.

Tobi Trotter scored 20 points for Plainview (13-5, 2-2).

Skyline 73, Valley Head 38 — At Skyline, the No. 2-ranked Vikings remained undefeated in Class 1A Area 14 play with Friday's win.

Skyline (15-2, 3-0) led 17-9 after one quarter and 35-23 at halftime before extending its advantage to 60-37 after three quarters.

Bailee Usrey finished with 24 points and three assists for the Vikings while Gracie Stucky had 15 points and five assists. Aidan Bellomy closed with 14 points and Kenzi Manning added 11 points and six rebounds while Blakely Stucky had four points and Alli McAllister had three points and nine rebounds.

Bailee Carter scored 15 points for Valley Head (6-6, 2-2).


Plainview 57, NSM 40 — At Higdon, the Bison could not overcome an early deficit against visiting Plainview.

NSM (1-9) trailed 15-7, 31-18 and 48-30 at the quarter breaks.

Jesse Weldon scored 19 points for the Bison while Kolbie Bobo had seven, Kaitlyn Davis five and Vicky Hassell four.

Tobi Trotter scored 19 points for Plainview (14-5), which also got 12 from Payton Blevins and 10 from Halle Brown.

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