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Chelsea boys girls grab wins at Brookwood event: amazing basketball streaks

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Chelsea boys girls grab wins at Brookwood event

Chelsea boys girls grab wins at Brookwood event: BROOKWOOD — Chelsea’s boys and girls extended their amazing basketball streaks on Monday, Jan. 17, when they both won their games at the Birmingham vs. Tuscaloosa Challenge at Brookwood High School.

Birmingham won two games in the tournament, with the boys defeating Central-Tuscaloosa 47-43 and the ladies defeating a 16-win Northridge team 46-40.

The boys’ triumph was their fourth in five games, while the girls’ win was their fifth in a row.

Chelsea boys girls grab wins at Brookwood event

Chelsea boys girls grab wins at Brookwood event

The boys showed their confidence early against Central, outscoring the Falcons 14-4 in the first quarter, coming off a win against No. 2 Mountain Brook.

With six points in the first quarter, Avery Futch continued where he left off the previous Friday, while Aiden Owens added six as well.

Alex Redd went 2-2 from the free throw line to go along with his three field goals, while the entire defence came together to keep Central to one field goal and two free throws.

The Hornets fought off the Falcons for the rest of the game, scoring in double figures in each quarter to maintain their lead.

In the second quarter, the same three players each had four points to help Chelsea add 12 more points before halftime, while Central chipped away at the margin with 14 points to bring the game to 26-18 at the break.

The Falcons outscored the Hornets in each of the remaining quarters, although never by more than two points.

Central scored 12 points right after the interval, but Chelsea’s six hit free throws and two field goals were enough to keep them in front 36-30 going into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, free throw shooting became crucial.

Chelsea made five of seven free throws and three field goals in the fourth quarter, which was enough to hold off the Falcons, who scored 13 points in the period.

Futch and Owens both scored 14 points for the Hornets, with Owens coming in second with nine. Chelsea scored nine goals in total.

In the girls’ game, the Hornets took an early lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Late in the first quarter, a 5-0 run, which included a 3-pointer from Mary Cartee, resulted in a 13-6 advantage.

Chelsea then went on a 10-4 run to grab a 23-10 lead midway through the second quarter, finished off by a Lexi Redd 3-pointer.

The Hornets went on to lead by as many as 14 points in the second quarter and by as many as 12-13 points in the third quarter, increasing their lead to 36-23.

Northridge fought back, closing the game on a 17-10 run to bring the final score closer to 46-40, but the uphill battle proved too much for the Jaguars.

Lexi Redd scored 17 points to lead Chelsea to victory.

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