Hornet girls top Calera to reach area title game

Kristen Kuykendall, Buzz Staff Reporter

The Chelsea varsity girls basketball team played Calera High School on Tuesday night in the Class 6A, Area 8 tournament. Chelsea defeated Calera 57-35 in a game held at Chelsea High School. 

Jordan Parker, one of the captains for the Hornets, scored a team-best 26 points for Chelsea. Pressley Rains added 10 points for the Hornets as well. 

Chelsea’s record after the win is now 24-5. The girls have won 11 of their 12 last games. The team now advances to the area championship game, which will be Thursday night at Chelsea. 

Chelsea will be playing Pelham in the tournament championship. Pelham qualified for the game after its win against Helena on Tuesday. 

Chelsea’s win assured a spot for them in the sub-regional round of the state basketball tournament. If Chelsea wins Thursday night, they will host the sub-regional round at home. A loss would make the girls travel for the sub-regionals