Dora wins Curry Thanksgiving Tournament

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 11/20/17

CURRY - Dora's Makaiyah Smith converted a 3-point play and added a pair of game-clinching free throws in the final minute as the Bulldogs won the Curry Girls Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday night, beating the host team 31-25 in the championship game.

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Dora wins Curry Thanksgiving Tournament

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CURRY - Dora's Makaiyah Smith converted a 3-point play and added a pair of game-clinching free throws in the final minute as the Bulldogs won the Curry Girls Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday night, beating the host team 31-25 in the championship game.

Curry trailed by just a point at the half, 14-13, but was outscored 8-3 in the third quarter as Dora (3-0) built a 22-16 lead going into the fourth.

The Yellow Jackets (2-3) trailed by a point at the 1:30 mark after a pair of Rae Ann Hall free throws, but Dora took over from there, scoring the final five points.

Ja'Mya Harris led Dora with 12 points, Smith added seven, Zharia Hubbard added six and Deja Pendleton put in four.

For Curry (2-3), Hall, Morgan Davidson and Abbey Moon each had six points.

Pendleton was named the tournament MVP for Dora and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Harris and Kera James.

Other members of the All-Tournament Team were Curry's Moon and Davidson, Berry's Summer Bullard, Meek's Emma Fincher, Curry JV's Allie Downs and Cordova's McKinsey Boteler.

In Monday's other games, Berry (2-1)edged Meek (2-2) 34-32 in the third-place game and Curry's JV topped Cordova 44-27 in the fifth-place game.

Against Cordova, Curry's JV team (2-2) built a 15-1 lead after the first quarter. The Jackets pushed the lead to 32-8 at the half. Curry led 39-21 after three quarters.

Allie Downs paced Curry with 12 points, Mairabella Nail added nine and both Camryn Wright and Karliegh Miller put in six points.

For Cordova (0-3), Mary Grayson Kilpatrick had 10 points and Boteler added nine.