High School Basketball roundup: Cordova girls earn 17th win
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 15, 2014 | 951 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cordova Lady Blue Devils (17-4) notched a victory on Tuesday night, beating the Hanceville Bulldogs 41-35 at Cordova.

Jessica Willingham and Alexis Cooper led Cordova at 10 points each, with Willingham adding nine rebounds on the night while Cooper secured seven boards.

Both teams’ defenses stood tall in the first period, leading to a 6-6 tie.

Cordova took charge in the second period on a 9-5 run — leading to the 15-11 advantage at halftime.

The Blue Devils extended their lead to six in the third period, 25-19, which held throughout the fourth period en route to the 41-35 final.

Cordova, which was coming off a area loss to Winfield on Friday, hosts Parrish on Thursday.



Sumiton Christian 66, Southeastern 30

The Sumiton Christian Eagle boys rolled to an impressive victory on Tuesday, beating the Southeastern Mustangs 66-30 at Sumiton.

DeMonte Hobbs scored 14 points to lead Sumiton Christian, while Hudson Davis had 12.

The Eagles opened the game with a 20-9 first period, then followed on a 15-4 run in the second period to go up 35-13 at halftime.

The Mustangs won the scoring battle in the third period, 13-9, but the Eagles remained ahead 44-26.

Southeastern was held to just four fourth-period points while Sumiton Christian added 22 to reach the 66-30 final.

Sumiton Christian (17-5) hosts area rival Lynn on Friday.



Carbon Hill 76, Winfield 60

Gerald Smith scored 26 points to lead the Carbon Hill Bulldogs (11-9) over the Winfield Pirates, 76-60, on Tuesday at Carbon Hill.

Jordan Henson scored 16 points for the Bulldogs, Chandler Gann had 13 and Stevie Simerly contributed with 12.

The teams battled to a 12-12 tie in the first period, with Carbon Hill pulling away in the second period with a 20-10 run for the 32-22 halftime advantage.

The Bulldogs added an additional two points to their lead in the third period to remain ahead, 52-40, en route to the 76-60 victory.

Carbon Hill hosts the Corner Yellow Jackets on Friday in an area battle.



Oakman 57, Sulligent 55

The Oakman Wildcats advanced their record to an even 10-10 on the season with a critical area win over the Sulligent Blue Devils on Tuesday at Sulligent.

Ashton Gay led the Wildcats with 15 points, with Purvis Coger following with 14. Quinton Harris contributed with a 12-point effort.

The teams opened the first period locked in a 14-14 tie, before Oakman broke the deadlock with a one-point advantage, 30-29, at the half.

The Wildcats retained their one-point edge in the third period, 45-44, before securing the 57-55 victory.

Oakman hosts the Oak Grove Tigers on Thursday.



Curry 47, Corner 33

Curry’s offense dominated the second and third quarters on Tuesday night as the Yellow Jackets defeated Corner 47-33 at Curry High School.

Ashlee Swindle scored a game-high 19 points for the Yellow Jackets (4-13). Ella Banks had eight points and Hannah York put in five.

Curry trailed 9-7 after the opening quarter, but outscored Corner 19-6 in the second quarter for a 26-15 halftime lead. Curry continued its offensive prowess in the third quarter, putting 14 points on the scoreboard for a 40-23 lead.

The game was Senior Day for Curry. Seniors on the girls’ squad are: Banks, Maddie Lopez and Brandy Crawford.

For Corner, Andrea DeBord had 14 points and Ashley Cox had nine points.

Curry plays at Dora Friday.



Cullman 94, Dora 60

Cullman built a five-point lead after the first quarter and added to it throughout the final three quarters for a 94-60 win over No. 6 Dora at Cullman High School.

The Bearcats held a 24-19 lead after the first quarter and were up by 20 points, 49-29, at the half. Dora trailed 74-53 after three quarters.

Cullman knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 18 Dora turnovers in the game.

For Dora, Darian Davis had 17 points and Josh Clay put in eight.

The Bulldogs (16-5) look to rebound against Curry at home on Friday.