Prep Basketball: Carbon Hill girls edge Curry for tournament title
Jasper boys and girls earn wins
The Carbon Hill girls basketball team won the Curry Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday, beating the Yellow Jackets 46-43 in the championship game.
Special to the Eagle
By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
CURRY — Carbon Hill rallied from a five-point deficit over the final three minutes to beat Curry 46-43 in the championship game of the Curry Girls Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday night.
Trailing 40-35 with 2:44 remaining in the game, Carbon Hill went on an 11-3 spurt down the stretch to earn the win. Zana Aderholt hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers in the final two minutes.
Carbon Hill led 18-16 at the half and Curry took a 31-28 lead into the final quarter.
For the Bulldogs, tournament MVP Alayna Ivie had 10 points and three steals, Ally Martin had 11 points and five assists and Aderholt had 10 points. All three players made the All-Tournament Team.
Also for Carbon Hill (4-2), Bailey Kelley added six points, Alleigh Keeton had four points and four steals, Kensley Barron had three points and Katie Halbrook added two points and 10 rebounds.
"I am very proud of how we competed. We have so many new kids, I only have three girls that played on the varsity team last year, but this is a fun group to coach," Carbon Hill coach Wade Tittle said.
"We needed this win to build confidence. It's so early in the season and we are leaning on Ally, Alayna and Bailey right now, and our other kids are learning. For them to get a win like this, and to see those smiles, is nice."
For Curry (4-2), Allie Downs had 17 points and Abbey Moon added 13 points. Downs, Moon and Anna Reese Woodley made the All-Tournament Team for the Yellow Jackets.
The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets have split two games this year with Curry winning 37-33 on Nov. 21.
Carbon Hill hosts Marion County on Monday while Curry travels to Corner on Tuesday.
Corner played a pair of tournament games on Tuesday, falling to Vinemont 61-57 and beating Berry 57-40.
Jasper 83, West Blocton 25
Jasper bounced back from a loss to Hale County on Monday with an 83-25 rout of West Blocton at the Catfish Heaven Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday at Brookwood.
The Vikings led 33-2 after the opening quarter and 50-16 at the half. Eleven Jasper players scored with Brent Geeter leading the way with 16 points. Antione Harris had 11 points, EJ Colbert had nine points, John David Harrell and Anthony Harris each had eight while Trinity Epps, Harrison Saunders and Kaden Shelton had seven.
Jasper (2-1) hosts Northridge on Monday.
Jasper 61, Lindsay Lane 24
Jasper routed Lindsay Lane in their game in the Holly Pond Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday, earning a 61-24 victory.
The Vikings scored 21 points in the opening quarter, building an insurmountable lead.
Ten players scored for Jasper led by Amia Porter with 12 points. Idaysia Mercer and Alex Oliver each had 11 points, Hallie Harrell had eight, Jordan Gilbert added six and Kelsey Shelton put in five.
Jasper (1-3) plays Chilton County at 4 p.m. today at Holly Pond.
Tuesday's other scores
Oakman 64, Minor 51
Mortimer Jordan 63, Sumiton Christian 53
Jackson-Olin 51, Dora 41
Pope John Paul III 73, Carbon Hill 41
Hanceville 64, Meek 32
Winston County 54, Meek 13
Meek 34, Sumiton Christian 17