Prep Basketball: Meek sweeps Curry on road

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 11/16/17

Jacob Woodard scored 26 points and Meek connected on 15 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Tigers knocked off Curry 67-62 on the road Thursday night.

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Prep Basketball: Meek sweeps Curry on road

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Jacob Woodard scored 26 points and Meek connected on 15 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Tigers knocked off Curry 67-62 on the road Thursday night.

Curry jumped out to a 15-5 lead after the first quarter, but Meek (1-0) began chipping away at the lead in the second quarter.

The Yellow Jackets (0-2)  led 29-24 at the half and 42-41 going into the fourth quarter.

Meek erupted for 26 points in the final period, led by Woodard’s 10 points. Ian Sargent added seven points in the period.

Woodard finished 13 of 15 from the free throw line in the game. As a team, the Tigers shot 26 of 36 at the line.

Meek, which is under new head coach Allan Henderson, got 17 points from Sargent and 10 from Payton Key.

Curry was led by R.J. Richardson’s 18 points while Blake Hall added 16 points — 13 coming in the final quarter — and seven assists and Reed Bailey had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Curry plays at Corner on Tuesday while Meek hosts Winston County on Thursday.

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Varsity Girls

Meek 43, Curry 36

Sevanna Banks had 18 points and Jayden Waldrep added 11 as Meek earned a 43-36 win over Curry Thursday.

Banks had eight points in the opening quarter and Waldrep knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as Meek built an 18-8 lead going into the second quarter.

The Tigers built on their lead in the second quarter, scoring 13 points for a 31-17 halftime lead. Curry cut the gap to 35-28 after three quarters. Amanda Cunningham added eight points for Meek.

Meek finished 16 of 17 from the free throw line in the game.

Curry’s Morgan Davidson led all scorers with 24 points.

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VARSITY BOYS

Gardendale 54, Jasper 32

Gardendale turned an eight-point halftime lead into a runaway, beating the Vikings 54-32 in Jasper’s home opener Thursday night.

The Rockets led 27-19 at the half and held Jasper’s offense in check in the second half.

Jasper, which lost its opener 44-42 to Corner earlier in the week, fell to 0-2 on the season.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Gardendale 48, Jasper 30

Gardendale scored 21 first-quarter points and never looked back, beating the Vikings 48-30 in the varsity girls game on Thursday night. The Rockets led 21-5 after the first quarter and 33-11 at the half. Gardendale took a 46-21 lead into the final period.

For Jasper (0-2), Alex Oliver had 12 points while both McKinley Ferguson and Tameyah Griffin added five.

Jada Wallace led all scorers with 15 points for Gardendale.

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JV Girls

Gardendale 31, Jasper 11

Gardendale held Jasper to four first-half points en route to a 31-11 victory in the JV girls game on Thursday.