Dora wins pair over Fayette County
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 14, 2012 | 834 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dora’s varsity teams picked up extra momentum going into next week’s Walker County Tournament on Friday night, sweeping Fayette County as the Lady Bulldogs posted a 64-35 victory over the Tigers, while the boys picked up their 10th win of the season by beating Fayette County 54-48 in overtime.

The Lady Bulldogs took a 14-5 lead in the first period before reeling off 25 points en route to a 39-9 halftime lead.

Dora remained in command 49-18 in the third period before reaching the 64-35 final.

Yashea Chapel led the Lady Bulldog scoring with 20 points while Alexandria Weldon contributed with 10 points.

In the boys game, Dora jumped out to a 12-7 lead in the first period, followed by a 30-21 edge going into the half. Dora remained in control in the third period, 37-36, before the Tigers rallied in the fourth period to tie the game at 43-43 at the end of regulation. The Bulldogs outscored Fayette County 11-5 in overtime to secure their 54-48 victory.

Dora was led in scoring by Brent Youngblood with 15 points, while Deionte Smith had 13. Deangelo Pendleton scored 11, and Caleb May had nine.

With the win, the Bulldogs have posted wins in five of their last six games — a progression that coach Michael Bridges feels will help his team have a good showing in the county tournament.

“We had a great win against Fayette County tonight — our guys fought really hard for us down the stretch and put forth a lot of effort,” Bridges said. “Fayette County is a good team with impressive athletes — for us to withstand the second half momentum they picked up says a great deal. We’ve talked about coming together and winning the close games and this was a good indicator of our team learning from what we have been teaching them.”

Both Dora teams enter the Walker County Tournament as No. 2 seeds, with the Lady Bulldogs (11-8) matching up against the hosting Parrish Tornadoes at 3:15 p.m on Tuesday. The Dora boys (10-8) take on the Oakman Wildcats at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lynn sweeps South Lamar

Lynn earned a home sweep of South Lamar on Friday. The fifth-ranked Lynn Lady Bears improved to 16-1 on the season with a 71-39 victory over South Lamar while the boys earned a 50-46 win over the Stallions.

For the Lynn girls, Reagan Tittle, Lindsey Tompkin and Jackee Dodd combined for 53 points in the win with Tittle pouring in 20, Tompkin scoring 17 and Dodd adding 16 points.

Lynn’s boys earned a narrow 50-46 win. Grant Lawson paced the Bears (8-8) with 11 points while Daniel Cagle added 10.

Lynn will play at Hubbertville on Tuesday.

Both Lynn teams are No. 1 seeds in next week’s Winston County Tournament at Double Springs. The tournament opens on Thursday.

Lynn’s boys play Meek while Lynn’s girls face Winston County.