Thorsby girls win again, this time in county title game
BY BRANDON SUMRALL/Special to the Advertiser
The undefeated Thorsby Rebels girls basketball team prolonged its winning streak by one more game as they proved too much for Jemison in a 52-41 win.
With the Panthers leading 4-3 early in the first period, Zakeya Robinson powered a five-point swing for the Rebels to give Thorsby a 8-4 lead.
Back-to-back three-pointers by Lilyana Barnett and a free throw by Robinson helped the Rebels to a 15-6 lead at the end of the first period.
Five points from Robinson led the Panthers during a 9-0 run to start the second period and made the score 24-6 early in the second period.
India Satterfield broke the Rebels run with a free throw, but another Barnett three-pointer made the Rebels’ lead 27-7.
Karmen Mims added a three-point basket for the Panthers, but it did little to cut into the Rebels’ 36-14 lead at halftime.
Laura Vinzant accounted for seven points in a 13-0 JHS run to start the third period before Barnett ended the run with another three-pointer.
With another Barnett three-pointer, the Rebels led 42-27 with 4:17 to play in the third.
Robinson, Sabrina Ellison and Adison Argent each added baskets that outdid a three-pointer by Vinzant and a Robinson two to make the score 48-32 in favor of the Rebels at the end of the third period.
Maria Flores started the fourth with a basket for the Panthers that was answered by a basket by Ellison.
Ray added another basket for the Panthers, but it was answered by a basket by Ellison.
Mims added another three-pointer for the Panthers, but with just 1:45 to play, it did little as the Rebels held on for the win and the county championship.
Robinson led the Rebels with 19 points, three rebounds and four steals. Barnett added 15 points, including five from three-point range, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block for Thorsby.
Vinzant led the Panthers with 12 points, nine rebounds, five steals and a block.