Prep Basketball: Meek holds off Oakman

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 1/2/18

Meek built an insurmountable halftime lead and held on at the end for an 84-81 road win at Oakman on Tuesday night.

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Prep Basketball: Meek holds off Oakman

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Meek built an insurmountable halftime lead and held on at the end for an 84-81 road win at Oakman on Tuesday night.

The Tigers, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, led by 24 points at the half. Oakman cut the gap to 10 points at the end of three quarters before running out of time in the fourth.

Five different Meek players scored in double figures led by John Mark Abercrombie with 18 points. Kevin Chino had 14 for the Tigers while Jacob Woodard added 12, Bryson Hudson had 11 and Haydon Twilley put in 10.

Twilley had seven points in the opening quarter as Meek took a 23-13 lead into the second period. Hudson had eight points in the second and Abercrombie added seven as the Tigers pushed their lead to 49-25 at the half.

Oakman scored 56 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. Meek led 67-57 after three quarters.

Skylar Hice had 21 second-half points for the Wildcats while Christian Hubbard added 13.

For Oakman (4-7), Hubbard had 26 points, Hice put in 24 and Peyton Hill added 19.

Oakman plays at Dora on Friday.

Meek (12-4) hosts Marion County on Thursday.

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Varsity Girls

Oakman 49, Meek 27

Oakman held Meek to just 10 second-half points en route to a 49-27 home win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

The Wildcats controlled the game from the opening tip, leading 14-6 after the first quarter and 26-17 at the half. Oakman led 40-25 after three quarters.

For Oakman, Heather Thompson put in 13 points, Iyana Canada had 12 points and Chante Williams added eight.

Meek was led by Emma Fincher with 10 points.

Oakman also defeated Carbon Hill in the fifth-place game of the Tharptown Invitational last week, winning 58-26. In that game, Thompson had 21 points.