By David Knox
With footballs still flying in the air, nonetheless the high school basketball season gets underway for area teams this week.
Clay-Chalkville’s boys opened at home Tuesday night vs. Grissom while the girls hosted Oakman before heading to Gadsden for the Lady Titan Tipoff this weekend.
Pinson Valley’s girls dropped a 58-43 decision to Oak Mountain on Monday in the McAdory tipoff tourney, while the Indians boys travel to Thompson on Thursday.
The Center Point boys and girls were to travel to Ramsay on Tuesday before games at Huffman set for Friday.
Springville’s boys and girls were set to face Southside at Gadsden on Tuesday.
The Hewitt-Trussville boys will open the season on Friday as they face Spain Park. The game will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at Ramsay. The game is a part of a showcase event to open the season.
The Huskies have 12 players on this year’s varsity roster. The team features seven seniors
Coach Marcus Thomas is excited about the upcoming season. “The guys have been working really hard to get ready for the season. The pace of our games should be high this year. I am really looking forward to seeing our guys share the ball and play together. Spain Park is a good team that played in the Regional last year. I am excited to renew our rivalry with them.”
The Huskies will next be in action on Nov. 14 as they travel to Clay-Chalkville. The home opener is set for Nov. 16 as Center Point will visit Bryant Bank Arena.
The Hewitt-Trussville girls open the season on Friday as they compete in the first round of the Saint James Tip-Off Tournament. The event will be held in Montgomery at Saint James School. Eight teams will participate in the two-day tournament: Alabama Christian, Geneva, Hewitt-Trussville, Loachapoka, Park Crossing, Prattville Christian, Saint James, and UMS-Wright.
Coach Tonya Hunter said, “Our 2015-2016 team made it all the way to the Regional Final. Last season didn’t play out like we had planned. We re-focused and re-visited our vision and put a tougher preseason into place. We are excited about this upcoming season and only taking one game at a time.”
The Huskies will travel to Clay-Chalkville on Nov. 14. The first home game will be Nov. 16 as the team hosts Center Point.