Thu., Feb 22, 2018  

 

 
 


s
 
 
 
Spacer

 

Harrell leads Brew Tech past Columbia and into 4A finals




Christopher Bendolph and the Brew Tech Rams earned a spot in the Class 4A championship game with a win over Columbia on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(Feb. 25, 2010)

BIRMINGHAM - Brewbaker Tech is one win away from the school’s first-ever state championship.

The Rams (24-5) needed a big day from Univeristy of Virginia signee K.T. Harrell and they got it in a 65-54 victory over Columbia (Huntsville) in the boys Class 4A semifinals at the BJCC Arena on Wednesday.

Harrell saved his best for last, scoring 11 points in the final quarter. He finished with 27 points and had 10 rebounds to go with the total.

"I had to pick and choose my times to be aggressive,” Harrell said. “I didn’t want to force anything."

Harrell was 8-of-15 from the field and 10-of-13 at the foul line. He had been held in-check for most of the second half before catching fire in the final quarter.

“He had to be patient and let things open up for him,” Brew Tech coach Chauncey Shines said. “He couldn’t force it, although there were times when we got into forcing the ball inside and we had some turnovers.”

Giovanni Smith added 16 points and Chris Bendolph had 15 for Brewbaker. Bendolph also had nine rebounds Brew Tech held a 49-32 advantage on the boards.

“We just had to go out there and play as hard as we can,” Harrell said. “Play like our last game and we definitely did.”

Brew Tech is making its first state championship game appearance in the school’s short history. The Rams do not have a home gymnasium and played most of their home games at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery.

Derek Kelly led Columbia with 16 points and Denzel Harrison had 11. Robert Flowers cleared a team-high eight rebounds.

Brew Tech will face Ramsay in the 4A championship game on Saturday at 11 a.m. A win would give the school its first title in any sport.

“It’s exciting but we don’t want to leave here without the blue trophy,” Bendolph said. “We said before (Wednesday’s) game that we had to stay within ourselves, not get to pumped up and go out and play. We have to do the same (Saturday).”


Bookmark and Share
Latest Updates
Adams Drugs
 
St. James girls earn first-ever trip to Birmingham
PREP UPDATE: Lee girls, Carver boys headed to Birmingham; Success Unlimited, Ezekiel win titles
MA's AD McCall taking job in Florida
CENTRAL REGIONAL: Jeff Davis falls short in upset bid; Lee girls advance
2018 AHSAA Boys Regional results and schedule
2018 AHSAA Girls Regional Tournament schedule and results
AHSAA SUB-REGIONAL: St. James boys, girls advance; Catholic falls
AHSAA SUB-REGIONAL: Tallassee unable to get past Sipsey Valley for first regional berth
GIRLS SUB-REGIONAL: Carver cruises past Baldwin County
2018 AHSAA Boys Sub-Regional results

What's Happening
SportsTalk -RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 p.m. (click to listen)
 
 
Thursday
HSBB - AHSAA Regional Tournaments (boys - click) (girls - click)
CBB - La-LaFayette at Troy (w/m), 5 p.m.
CBB - West Ga at AUM (w/m), 6 p.m.
CBB - Faulkner (w/m) at Middle Ga, 4:30 p.m.
CBB - Faulkner (w/m) at Brewton-Parker, 2 p.m.
WBB - Georgia at Alabama, 7 p.m.
WBB - Auburn at Miss St., 7 p.m.
CSOFT - Auburn vs Notre Dame/Wisconsin, 12/2:30 p.m. (Cathedral City, Calif.)
CSOFT - Huntingdon at LaGrange, 4 p.m.
Friday
CBASE - Washington St at Alabama (DH), 2 p.m.
CBASE - Bryant at Auburn, 5 p.m.
CBASE - Troy at Florida St., 3 p.m.
CBASE - Southern at Alabama St., 6 p.m.
CBASE - Ala-Huntsville at AUM, 6 p.m.
CBASE - Faulkner at Clark (Atl.), 12:30 p.m.
CBASE - Brevard at Huntingdon, 6 p.m.
CSOFT - Ga St/Fla St at Alabama, 4/6 p.m.
CSOFT - Auburn vs San Jose St, 2:30 p.m. (Cathedral City, Calif.)
CSOFT - Murray St/UAB at Troy, 3/ 5:30 p.m.
CSOFT - UT Martin/ SE Mizzou vs Alabama St., 10a.m./3 p.m. (Chattanooga, Tenn)
CSOFT - Ala-Huntsville at AUM, 6 p.m.
CTENN - Blue-Gray Classic, Lagoon Park/ O'Conner Tennis Ctr.
Saturday
 
MBB - Arkansas at Alabama, 5 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ SEC Network)
MBB - Auburn at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
CBB - La Monroe at Troy (w/m), 2 p.m.
CBB - Alabama St (w/m) at Prairie View, 3 p.m.
CBASE - Washington St at Alabama, 1 p.m.
CBASE - Bryant at Auburn, 12 p.m.
CBASE - Troy at Florida St., 12 p.m.
CBASE - Southern at Alabama St., 1 p.m.
CBASE - Ala-Huntsville at AUM (DH), 1 p.m.
CBASE - Faulkner at Clark (Atl.), 12:30 p.m.
CBASE - Brevard at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
CSOFT - No Iowa/Fla St at Alabama, 1:30/4 p.m.
CSOFT - Auburn vs Oregon St/ Long Beach St, 2:30/9:30 p.m. (Cathedral City, Calif.)
CSOFT - Murray St at Troy, 3 p.m.
CSOFT - W Illinois/ W Mich. vs Alabama St., 10a.m./12:30 p.m. (Chattanooga, Tenn)
CSOFT - Ala-Huntsville at AUM (DH), 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Faulkner at Truett-McConnell (DH), 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Centenary at Huntingdon (DH), 12 p.m.
CTENN - Blue-Gray Classic, Lagoon Park/ O'Conner Tennis Ctr.
 

 

Untitled Document