Throughout the year, The Homewood Star will keep you updated on the various Homewood and John Carroll high school athletic teams. For previous weekly updates, click here.
The Homewood basketball teams traveled to Mountain Brook last Tuesday for a series of Class 6A, Area 9 games, but the Patriots were defeated by the home-based Spartans. Homewood fell in the girls game 41-26, with Caidyn Cannon leading the Lady Patriots by 8 points. Kayla Warren had 6 points and 5 rebounds, while Mira McCool had a game with 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks.
The Homewood boys couldn’t muster enough against Mountain Brook and fell 51-38. Carson Cole led all scorers in the game with 16 points. Donte Bacchus added 11 points and 5 rebounds, while Christian Thompson had 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Homewood traveled to Chelsea on Friday for field action. The Lady Patriots struggled with a 45-22 loss to the Lady Hornets, but the boys recorded an impressive 56-48 win over Chelsea. The Patriots ran a 14-0 run to close the game, clear a deficit and turn it into a win. Thompson posted a career of 28 points to go with 7 rebounds. Bacchus also scored 8 points and 12 rebounds.
Homewood’s wrestling team won a tri match last Tuesday. The Patriots defeated Chelsea 42-28 and defeated Russell County 65-12. On Wednesday, Homewood narrowly lost to Moody, 41-39.
Over the weekend, Homewood took third in the Ragsdale Invitational in St. Clair County. Sam Sutton (134 pounds) and Cole Bedics (184) each won their weight class. Moeen Almansoob (115), Graham Miner (122) and Hanif Muhammad (128) all finished second.
INNER TRACK AND FIELD
The Homewood indoor track team competed in the MLK Track Classic at the Birmingham CrossPlex last Monday.
Emma Brooke Delivery finished second in the 3,200m course, Jordan Reaves was third in the pole vault and Naeemah Gamble was second in the shot put. The girls’ 4×400 and 4×800 meter relay teams also finished third. Spenser Lamb was the boy stopper, finishing fourth in the 60m hurdles.
The John Carroll girls’ bowling team narrowly missed last Friday’s Class 1A-5A North Regional Tournament. John Carroll had been seeded as the number 6 team after the first day of action and faced number 3 placed Bayshore Christian in Friday’s opening round. In that game, the Cavaliers lost 4-3, lost the seventh and deciding game 107-102.
John Carroll’s boys advanced to the state tournament by winning the first round of bracket play on Friday. The Cavs earned the number 2 seed, beating Ramsay 4-1 in the opening round. They then fell 4-1 to Elberta in the semifinals.
The state tournament is next Thursday and Friday at The Alley in Gadsden.
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