Hillcrest, Northridge Girls advance to Area Basketball Championship Game

Northridge Girls

The Hillcrest girls basketball team advanced to the Class 6A, Area 7 Championship Game with a 55-46 win over Paul W. Bryant Stampede.

Hillcrest led by 12 points at halftime, 31-19. Paul Bryant closed the gap to within six points on multiple occasions in the 4th quarter, but Hillcrest withstood the rally each time.

Farrah Buckner led the way for the Lady Patriots, scoring 21 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Teammate Trinity Braggs added 10 points for Hillcrest.

In the other girls ‘Area 7’ semifinal game, the Northridge Lady Jaguars used a big second quarter run to take control against Brookwood and go on to beat the Lions, 57-26.

Northridge lead Brookwood by five points at the end of the first quarter, before a 19-4 run pushed the Lady Jaguars lead to 20 points. Part of that run included a basket by Northridge senior Aniyah Cabbil, which gives her over one-thousand points in her high school career. Cabbil is the fifth player in program history to surpass the one-thousand milestone.

Cabbil and teammate Fantasia Wilson both scored 10 points in Northridge’s win over Brookwood.

Northridge and Hillcrest will play for the girls Class 6A Area 7 Championship on Friday night. The game is scheduled for 7 at Northridge High School.

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