Calhoun Times



Model cut the lead to four with a foul shot, but Kelley made a steal and a layup and then rebounded a missed shot and put it back in to push the lead to 28-19 with 1:16 to play and force a Blue Devil timeout.

A Model free throw trimmed the lead back to eight and Sonoravill­e was up 28-20 going into the fourth.

A Steely layup to start the final eight minutes gave the Phoenix its first double digit lead of the night at 30-20 with 7:41 to play.

The Blue Devils scored the next two baskets to pull within six at 30-24 with six minutes left, but the Phoenix responded with a 9-4 run to put it away that included a Kelley 3-point shot for a 39-28 advantage.

Their biggest lead of the game was a 43-30 on an Erin Garland layup with just under a minute to go.

Eight different players had points for Sonoravill­e and after Kelley, Smith was the second leading scorer for the Phoenix with nine points.

Sonoravill­e led 10-8 after the first period, but were outscored 8-4 in the second to trail at halftime.

The game put the Phoenix at 1-1 on the season after they lost to AAA Region 6 mate Adairsvill­e, 33-29 to start the year.

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