Carbon Hill crushes winless Vinemont

Oakman earns spot in area tournament championship game

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/6/17

CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill Bulldogs earned a spot in the Class 3A, Area 12 Tournament championship game with a dominant 64-20 victory over the Vinemont Eagles on Monday night at Carbon Hill.

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Carbon Hill crushes winless Vinemont

Oakman earns spot in area tournament championship game

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CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill Bulldogs earned a spot in the Class 3A, Area 12 Tournament championship game with a dominant 64-20 victory over the Vinemont Eagles on Monday night at Carbon Hill.

Heather Carmichael led the Bulldogs (25-4) with 14 points and seven rebounds, with Katie Moore contributing 12 points and six steals.

Carbon Hill takes an 11-game winning streak into Friday’s area tournament championship game against Oakman. The game will start at 6 p.m. on Friday. Carbon Hill is 3-0 on the season against the Wildcats.

As a team, Carbon Hill kept Vinemont (0-25) off balance throughout the contest, recording 29 steals.

The Bulldogs had little problem establishing command of the game in the first period, 21-6, then retained the scoring advantage in the second period, 11-6, to take a 32-12 edge into the half.

Carbon Hill scored 16 points in the third period, while holding Vinemont to just a free-throw for the 48-13 lead.

The Bulldogs outscored the Eagles 16-7 in the fourth period to clinch the 64-20 win.

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Oakman 47, Hanceville 43

The Oakman Wildcats (17-9) overcame a tough challenge from the Hanceville Bulldogs to earn a 47-43 win on Monday to advance to the Class 3A, Area 12 title game.

Heather Thompson scored 22 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Wildcats, while Chante Williams added nine points, nine rebounds and six steals.

Oakman took the advantage in the contest in the first period, 10-6, but the Bulldogs won the scoring battle in the second period to take a 22-20 halftime lead.

The Wildcats rallied back in the third period and outscored Hanceville 14-11, regaining the lead by a point, 34-33.

After Hanceville was able to hold a brief lead to start the fourth period, 35-34, Williams sunk a three-point basket to switch momentum back to Oakman — leading to the 47-43 final.

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Varsity Girls

Addison 74, Meek 59

Maison Evans recorded a double-double on Monday, leading Addison to a 74-59 victory over Meek in the Class 1A, Area 13 Tournament at Addison High School.

Top-seeded Addison dominated the third quarter to pull away from its cross-county rival.

The game was close through two quarters.

Addison led 21-17 after the first and 40-38 at the half. The Bulldogs (25-4) outscored Meek 19-5 in the third quarter to push the lead to 59-43 after three quarters.

Next up for Addison is the area tournament championship game against Marion County at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Red Raiders advanced with a 57-42 victory over Brilliant on Monday.

Against Meek, Evans had 23 points and 10 rebounds. She also eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier for her career. Kendra Tyree had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Destiny Walker had 13 points and nine rebounds and Savannah Manley had 12 points and seven rebounds.

For Meek (8-17), Joni Rudd had 18 points, Destini Boatwright added 14 and Amanda Cunningham put in 12.

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Winston County wins

Along with Carbon Hill, Oakman and Addison, Winston County won on Monday, advancing to the championship game of the Class 2A, Area 13 Tournament at Cold Springs, by beating St. Bernard 49-38.

Next up for the Yellow Jackets (21-7) is the area championship game against Cold Springs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Eagles topped Falkville 70-31 on Monday.

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Seven teams eliminated

Six area girls teams and one boys team saw their season come to an end with losses on Monday night.

In Class 6A, Walker fell to Jackson-Olin 59-25.

In Class 5A, Fairview topped Curry 72-20.

In Class 4A, Good Hope knocked off Cordova 65-32.

In Class 1A, Sumiton Christian lost a 36-34 decision to Shades Mountain Christian.

In boys play, Sumiton Christian dropped its game to Jefferson Christian, 61-50.