Carbon Hill advances to tournament final

Bulldogs face Central-Tuscaloosa in title game

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/22/17

Carbon Hill sharpshooter Isaac Woodard and the Bulldogs are headed to the championship game of the Good Hands Tournament at Jasper High School’s Carl Cannon Coliseum.

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Carbon Hill advances to tournament final

Bulldogs face Central-Tuscaloosa in title game

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Carbon Hill sharpshooter Isaac Woodard and the Bulldogs are headed to the championship game of the Good Hands Tournament at Jasper High School’s Carl Cannon Coliseum.

Woodard made three crucial 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with seven 3-pointers on the night as Carbon Hill knocked off Holt 50-41 in their semifinal game Friday night.

Carbon Hill plays Central-Tuscaloosa in the championship game scheduled for 6 p.m. today. The Falcons moved on with a 63-57 win over Dora on Friday.

Against Holt, the Bulldogs led throughout. Carbon Hill got a pair of 3-pointers from Woodard in the opening quarter. The Bulldogs led 11-7 after the first quarter. Landon Bice made a pair of 3-pointers and had eight points in the second quarter as Carbon Hill pushed its lead to 27-16 at the half.

Holt held Carbon Hill to just seven points in the third quarter, cutting the gap to 36-29 going into the fourth.

The Ironmen got as close as two points at 36-34 early in the quarter, but Carbon Hill followed with a 9-2 run with all nine points coming on Woodard 3-pointers. His final long-range bomb put the Bulldogs up 45-36 with 3:40 remaining.

Woodard had 22 points for Carbon Hill (7-5) while Bice put in 10 points. DJ Robertson had 14 points for Holt (8-3).

A total of four boys tournament games will be held today.

Hale County plays Tuscaloosa County at 3 p.m. in the auxiliary gym in the seventh-place game, Jasper plays Gardendale at 3 p.m. in the main gym in the fifth-place game, Dora faces Holt at 4:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym in the third-place gameand Carbon Hill plays Central Tuscaloosa at 6 p.m. in the main gym.

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Varsity Girls

Carbon Hill 50, Jasper 43

Carbon Hill remained unbeaten in the Good Hands Tournament on Friday, taking down host team Jasper 50-43 in a game that the Bulldogs finally put away in the final minutes.

Carbon Hill plays Dora at 1:30 p.m. today in its tournament finale.

Against Jasper, the Bulldogs led by eight points to start the fourth quarter, but saw the lead cut to four points at 45-41 before Carbon Hill’s Lacey Evans and Molly Kate Atkins finally put the game out of reach at the free-throw line.

Carbon Hill (7-5) led throughout. The Bulldogs were up 10-8 after the first quarter and 28-20 at the half. They took a 40-32 lead into the final quarter.

Atkins finished with 17 points and three steals, Lacey Evans had 12 points and six rebounds, Abby Martin had eight points, Makindle McGough had seven points and six rebounds, Ricki Jill Burrough had four points and Cagejia Hosey put in two.

For Jasper, Mia Griffin had 14 points and Anna Kate Herring had 10 points.

There are three girls tournament games set for today. Jasper plays Parker in the auxiliary gym at 1:30 p.m., Dora plays Carbon Hill in the main gym at 1:30 p.m. and Tuscaloosa County plays Chelsea in the main gym at 4:30 p.m.

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Varsity Boys

Jasper 36, Hale County 25

Jasper bounced back from Thursday’s loss to Carbon Hill with a 36-25 victory over Hale County in their consolation bracket game on Friday.

Next up for the Vikings is the fifth-place game against Gardendale set for 3 p.m. today. The Rockets knocked off Tuscaloosa County in their game Friday.

The Vikings (5-10) held the Wildcats to single digits in every quarter on Friday. Jasper took a 10-5 lead into the second quarter and held a commanding 23-11 edge at the half. Hale County cut the gap to 11 points — 28-17 — after three quarters.

Devin Harris led Jasper with 11 points while John Harrell put in nine.

For Hale County (2-9), Jessie Pastuer had six points.