Catholic scored the first 26 points of the game to cruise to an easy 67-14 win over Autaugaville on Friday in the Catholic gym.
After the game, Catholic senior Allyse Rudolph was presented with a game ball after reaching the 1,000-point plateau in the Knights’ game with Montgomery Academy in the Jack Schweer’s Capital City Classic on Dec. 20
Friday’s game was the first game at home for the Knights since Rudolph’s achievement.
Rudolph scored 10 points in Friday’s game, all in the first quarter. She has started for the Knights since transferring from Marbury two years ago.
“She’s been a great addition to our team,” Catholic coach Jill Clark said. “She gave us a lot of offensive power. She a good shooter from the outside, plays good defense and is tough. She just gave us a great all-around player.”
Autaugaville’s Zocarrie Phillips banked in a 3-pointer off the glass with 24 seconds remaining in the first quarter to put the Eagles on the scoreboard after Catholic had jumped out to a 26-0 lead. Taliyah Howard had a pair of baskets for the Eagles in the second quarter and finished with a team-high six points as the Knights took a 44-7 lead into the locker room at the half.
Hannah Smith, who had 13 points in the first quarter, added seven in a brief appearance in the third quarter to finish with a game-high 20. Heaven Bailey added 13 points for the Knights.
Catholic (14-6) travels to Tuskegee on Tuesday to play Booker T. Washington in the 4A Area 4 opener for both teams.