Alto blows out Kennard 91-49 on first day of Cody Sell Invitational

Dec. 7—ALTO — The Alto High School basketball team put on a show Thursday afternoon on the opening day of the inaugural Cody Sell Invitational Tournament, which was played at Devonte Mumphrey Memorial Court at Yellowjacket Gymnasium

The Yellowjackets buried Kennard, 91-49, to improve to 10-1.

In front by just seven points, the Mean Sting hoopsters went on a 15-0 run in the second quarter to move in front 39-17, following a basket byEJ Lacy that came with 1:08 to play in the first half.

Alto needed just 2:15 to expand that margin to 25 points, 50-25, after Tyler Bond connected for an old fashioned three-point play. From that point the rout was on.

The Jackets led 68-45 heading into the fourth frame and managed to carve out a 10-0 run to start the fourth stanza.

Keegan Davis and JJ Rollins scored 25 points apiece for Alto. Davis pulled down nine rebounds and Rollins added seven.

Other players of impact for head coach Trey Reagan's Jackets were Lacy (11 points, nine rebounds) and Tim Bond who chipped in 10 points.

The Tigers' Damari Tolliver pumped in 25 points and came down with eight rebounds.

Alto will complete Pool "A" play with a 10:30 a.m. game Friday against Zavalla.

The tournament is scheduled to run through Saturday.

NOTE: The tournament is named after Cody Sell, a 1990 graduate of Alto High School, who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident during the summer of 1990. Sell led Alto to its first playoff appearance in 15 years his senior year when the Jackets won the area championship. Alto won 25 games that season, which was the most in school history. Following the season, Sell was named to the all-region team and was the first Yellowjacket voted onto the all-state team.