St. John Paul II girls win Class 4A, Area 15 title, will head to sub-regional tournament Monday
HUNTSVILLE — St. John Paul II girls basketball defeated West Limestone 55-19 on Thursday in the Class 4A, Area 15 final.
Both teams advance to the subregional on Monday. SJPII will host Rogers. The teams met in December with the Falcons winning 38-31.
Ella Watts led SJPII with 18 points. Ashlyn Plott added 13. Rhyan Holloway had 11, and Hope Harrell contributed nine.
The Falcons defeated Randolph 57-27 in its semifinal game.
West Limestone lost both regular season meetings with the Falcons by single digits, 55-49 at home in December and 47-39 at the Falcons.
“Both times we played them (in the regular season it was) close throughout the entire game,” West Limestone coach Dakota James said. “(It was) a single-possession game with a minute to go.”
However, the Wildcats fell behind 9-0 in the area final and never recovered. West Limestone trailed 15-4 at the end of the first quarter and 29-10 at halftime.
“They jumped on us early,” James said. “Picked up the intensity and took the wind out of our sails. It was pretty hard to respond after that.”