Prep Basketball: Carbon Hill, Curry girls to meet in tournament final

CURRY — Both Carbon Hill and Curry earned semifinal wins to advance to today’s championship game of the Curry Girls Thanksgiving Tournament. Carbon Hill held off Corner while Curry defeated Berry. In Monday’s other games, Sumiton Christian defeated Lynn 47-39 and Meek topped Vinemont 45-26. ——— Carbon Hill 41, Corner 40 Carbon Hill held off a Corner charge in the fourth quarter to outlast the Yellow Jackets 41-40 and advance to the championship game. The Bulldogs (3-2) led by 10 points in the third quarter, but Corner went on a 14-2 run to grab a 36-34 lead with 5:20 left in the game. A pair of Alayna Ivie free throws put Carbon Hill on top in the closing minutes. Corner drew a foul with 1.6 seconds left in the game, but was unable to connect on the potential game-tying free throw. Carbon Hill led 23-15 at the half and 34-27 going into the fourth quarter. For the Bulldogs, Ivie had 16 points, Ally Martin had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Katie Halbrook had five points, 13 rebounds and five blocks, Zana Aderholt had four points and Kensley Barron, Anna McGinnis and Bailey Kelley each had two points. For Corner, Cailey Parker had 14 points and Sloan Currington added 11.

——— Curry 44, Berry 31 Curry jumped out to an early lead and pulled away from there for a 44-31 win over Berry in their semifinal game. The Yellow Jackets led 11-4 after the opening quarter and 19-10 at the half. Curry took a 31-21 lead into the final quarter. For the Jackets, Abbey Moon had 14 points, Allie Downs had eight points, Cam Wright and Anna Reese Woodley each had six, Emma Martin had four points and both Alayna Key and Laycee Cordell added two points. ——— Varsity Boys Hale County 55, Jasper 54 Hale County held off Jasper 55-54 in the opener for both teams in the Catfish Heaven Thanksgiving Tournament at Brookwood on Monday. Jasper trailed by nine points going into the fourth quarter, but rallied for 23 points in the period to cut into the Hale County lead. The Wildcats (3-1) led 12-10 after one quarter and 22-19 at the half. They pushed the lead to 40-31 after three quarters. For the Vikings (1-1), Brent Geeter had 12 points, John David Harrell added 11, both Trinity Epps and Anthony Harris had eight points and Antione Harris put in six.