By Erik Harris, sports editor
The Clay-Chalkville boys basketball team notched an Oak Mountain Invitational championship run this weekend, capping it off with a 53-36 win over Class 7A No. 2 Spain Park in the tournament finals Saturday.
Head coach Jeremy Monceaux got another big outing from senior guard Donovan Shangase in the runaway championship win. He sank 23 points for the Cougars (6-2) to go with a 12-point effort from Isiah Daniel and 11 more from Jonathan Harris on Saturday.
Clay-Chalkville’s tournament run includes wins over Southside-Gadsden (56-40), Oak Mountain (56-39) and Spain Park (53-36). Shangase scored 13, 11 and 23 points respectively in those games.
With a tournament championship under their belt and a 6-2 overall record, the Cougars will likely break into the next installment of the Class 6A ASWA basketball poll.
The Hewitt-Trussville wrestling team ended last week with a 40-33 loss to McAdory. The Huskies saw winning efforts from Harrison Asbury (Fall 5:58), Chris Hawkins (Dec 7-2), Hunter Jones (Fall 2:22), Lucas Reaves (Fall 0:26), Austin Smith (Fall 1:12) and Logan Reaves (Fall 0:22), but were unable to finish the comeback bid.