Talladega earns top seed in County Tournament
by LAVONTE YOUNG
TALLADEGA- The Talladega Tigers earned the top seed in the 2012 Talladega County Basketball Tournament, which will be held Jan. 21-26 at Childersburg High School.

Talladega and Childersburg were tied in the win/loss column with 14-6 records. The coaches voted to use the head-to-head match ups to determine the top seed. Talladega defeated Childersburg earlier in the season, which gave them the top seed.

“Our team has accomplished a lot this year, but there is a lot more to accomplish between the county and the area,” Talladega head coach Chucky Miller said. “I am proud of them, but there is going to be good competition in the County Tournament.”

The Tigers play the winner of the opening boys game on Monday between eighth seed B.B. Comer and ninth seed Lincoln. The winner takes on Talladega on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Talladega looks to win their first county crown in three seasons.

“We won five years in a row and we have lost the last three years in the finals,” Miller said. “It has been a while; these boys haven’t won a county Tournament. That should be a goal in itself, nobody on the team has won the County.”

The Childersburg Tigers (14-6) are the second seed in the County Tournament. The Tigers will take on the seventh seed the Fayetteville Wolves (3-9) on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

“I am excited about being the two seed and having it at our place,” Childersburg head coach Al Barnett said. “We have played Sylacauga three times and we have beat them twice. It is a good field. Munford is a four seed. Munford beat Anniston by 20 earlier in the year. When Munford gets all of their kids there they are a pretty salty team. It ought to be a really good tournament. I know our kids are looking forward to it and having it at Childersburg. We just want a lot people to come to it.”

The defending champions, the Sylacauga Aggies (12-6) earned the third seed and will take on sixth seed Winterboro (4-11) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Second year head coach Josh Golden challenged his team before the Christmas break and they have responded. The ninth ranked Aggies have won four of their last five games.

“We lost a tough game on the road last night by four points, Golden said. “We led all night. If we could have held on we would be the No. 1 seed. That was a disappointing loss, but we have won four out of five and are playing well. I haven’t had the chance to see Winterboro, but I know they are improved. If we win that one we have our work cut out for us to win our third county tournament championship in a row. It’s one of our goals. We want to win it, but more importantly we want to continue to improve. We have done that lately and need to continue to do so. It should be a very competitive tournament.”

The fourth seed the Munford Lions (8-10) takes on the fifth seed the Talladega County Central Fighting Tigers (7-11) on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

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