The Chelsea boys and girls basketball teams are each off to great starts since area play began last week. Both teams have compiled 3-0 records after one round of Class 6A, Area 8 games and are in strong position heading to the second half of area play. Here’s a look at how each team performed over their opening stretch of area contests:
Jan. 8 – Chelsea 48, Pelham 45 – Chelsea scored a narrow victory on the road in a game that went right down to the wire. Daniel Washington scored 14 points, and Jacob Tierney added 12 points. KJ Hall contributed three 3-pointers in the victory.
Jan. 11 – Chelsea 45, Calera 42 – The Hornets rallied from a four-point deficit by outscoring the visiting Eagles 10-3 down the stretch to capture the win. Daniel Washington had a strong night, finishing with 22 points to lead the way.
Jan. 15 – Chelsea 54, Helena 44 – Jacob Tierney posted a team-high 20 points to lead the way for the homestanding Hornets to improve to 3-0 in area. Daniel Washington added 16 points in the win.
Jan. 8 – Chelsea 48, Pelham 34 – Jordan Parker put up 23 points as the Hornets started area play with a big win. Sydney Schwallie added 10 points in the victory.
Jan. 11 – Chelsea 42, Calera 37 – Sydney Schwallie scored 12 points to lead a balanced Chelsea offensive output. Pressely Rains added 10 points, while Ellen Fleming and Jordan Parker scored 8 and 6 points, respectively.
Jan. 15 – Chelsea 59, Helena 44 – Pressely Rains scored 21 points for the Hornets in the win. Jordan Parker added 17 points, and Sydney Schwallie scored 12.