With wins on the basketball court Friday night, Robertsdale head coach Marshall Davis secured career victory No. 200 and the Bayside Academy Admirals clinched a share of the regular-season title from …
With wins on the basketball court Friday night, Robertsdale head coach Marshall Davis secured career victory No. 200 and the Bayside Academy Admirals clinched a share of the regular-season title from Class 4A Area 1.
Following a Thursday victory, the Foley girls’ basketball team wrapped up its regular-season area title with a 4-0 mark in Class 7A Area 2 after recently checking in at No. 7 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s state poll.
The Lions beat the Daphne Trojans 48-42 to finish 4-0 in the group and will close the regular season Monday on the road.
Davis earns 200th Golden Bear victory
All 200 of Davis’ career wins have come as head boys’ basketball coach of the Robertsdale squad which moved to 19-8 overall and 3-2 within Class 6A Area 2 this season after a 57-43 win over Baldwin County. The Golden Bears head to Spanish Fort for the area finale Tuesday night where the Toros will enter with a 2-3 area record.
Davis took over before the 2008-2009 season and has made five trips to the regional tournament including an area championship in 2010.
Bayside Academy grabs share of area title
One season removed from back-to-back winless area campaigns, the Admirals finished off a 5-1 mark in Class 4A Area 1 with a 51-45 win over Orange Beach on the road to clinch a share of the regular-season area title with the UMS-Wright Bulldogs.
The Admirals’ area-opening win over UMS-Wright, 45-38 on Jan. 6, kicked off an undefeated first round of area play. The Bulldogs evened the season series 37-31 on Jan. 20 but by winning the last two over St. Michael and now Orange Beach, Bayside Academy can call itself an area champion in the first year under head coach Jonathan Vines.
The Admirals join the No. 5 Fairhope Pirates and No. 9 Snook Christian Eagles in wrapping up regular-season area titles.
Below are scores and some highlights from the action Friday, Jan. 27.
Foley 48, Daphne 42 (Thursday, Jan. 26)
The No. 7 Lions wrap up an undefeated area season for the top seed in the postseason area tournament. Foley improved to 20-5 overall and will close its regular season on the road against the Alma-Bryant Hurricanes Monday.
B.C. Rain 52, Elberta 23
McGill-Toolen 39, Spanish Fort 34
The Toros host Robertsdale Tuesday in the area finale and will enter with a 3-2 area record.
Orange Beach 51, Bayside Academy 36
The Makos improved to 2-4 in the group and the Admirals fell to 0-6.
UMS-Wright 36, St. Michael 25
The No. 7 Bulldogs remain unbeaten in the area but the Cardinals hold onto second place with a 4-2 mark.
Wilcox Academy 30, Snook Christian 24
Daphne 67, Foley 40 (Thursday, Jan. 26)
The Trojans improved to 2-2 in area play for second place ahead of the Lions who fell to 0-4. Fairhope won the regular-season title with a 4-0 mark in Class 7A Area 2.
B.C. Rain 70, Elberta 58
The Raiders claimed the No. 3 seed and finish 2-4 in Class 5A Area 1 ahead of the Warriors who fell to 1-5. Williamson has secured the top seed with a 5-0 record ahead of Gulf Shores (3-2) entering Tuesday’s area finale.
Elberta closes the regular season with non-area road trips to Bayside Academy Monday and Orange Beach Tuesday before hosting Satsuma next Friday.
Bayside Academy 51, Orange Beach 45
Cade Morris helped lead the Admirals with 21 points, including 10 points in the fourth quarter to help Bayside Academy to victory.
McGill-Toolen 65, Spanish Fort 55
The Toros fell to 2-3 in the group and will host Robertsdale Tuesday in the area finale. The No. 3 Yellowjackets remained unbeaten and improved to 6-0 to close their area season.
Robertsdale 57, Baldwin County 43
Ja’leal White led Golden Bears scorers with 12 points and Katton Hobbs added 11 points. Jay Marshall and Tahjrick Bradley led the Tigers with 11 points apiece.
Wilcox Academy 73, Snook 56
The Eagles finished the regular season 16-3 overall and ranked ninth in the ASWA poll. Snook will return to action Feb. 7 at home in the second round of the Alabama Independent School Association’s playoffs.
Leroy 71, Bayshore Christian 51
Lighthouse Baptist 65, Central Christian 53 (Thursday, Jan. 26)
UMS-Wright 53, St. Michael 25
The Cardinals fall to 0-6 in area play to close the regular season.