Prep Basketball: Oakman clinches area title

Roberts, Hubbard lead ‘Cats past Carbon Hill

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 1/16/19

OAKMAN — Oakman used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Carbon Hill in a 59-51 victory in their area matchup Tuesday night at Oakman High School.

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Prep Basketball: Oakman clinches area title

Roberts, Hubbard lead ‘Cats past Carbon Hill

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OAKMAN — Oakman used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Carbon Hill in a 59-51 victory in their area matchup Tuesday night at Oakman High School.

With the win, the Wildcats clinched the Class 3A, Area 10 title. Oakman (12-3, 5-1) will host the area tournament next month.

The teams were tied at 30-30 at the half. Carbon Hill took a double-digit lead in the third quarter only to have Oakman storm back behind DJ Roberts, Skylar Hice and Christian Hubbard for a 45-43 lead going into the final quarter. The Wildcats held Carbon Hill to eight points in the final quarter. Roberts made five of six shots from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to secure the win for Oakman.

Roberts paced the Wildcats with 22 points while Hubbard added 16 points and Hice had nine points.

For Carbon Hill (8-12, 2-3), Jon Michael Madison had 22 points and Braden Wright added 10 points.

The loss snapped Carbon Hill’s three-game winning streak.

Oakman plays at Tarrant on Thursday and hosts Marion County on Saturday.

Carbon Hill closes out area play at Winfield on Thursday and travels to Northside on Friday.

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Varsity Girls

Oakman 36, Carbon Hill 28

Points were at a premium in Tuesday’s varsity girls game between the Wildcats and Bulldogs.

Oakman took a 12-5 lead after the opening quarter behind seven points from Chante Williams. The Wildcats made the lead stand the rest of the way.

Oakman (9-3, 4-2) led 21-13 at the half and the Wildcats held Carbon Hill to just five made shots over the final two quarters. Oakman led 31-19 after three quarters.

Iyana Canada paced Oakman with 12 points while Williams put in 10 and Alaisha Hubbard added seven.

For Carbon Hill (14-7, 2-3), Allie Parr had eight points, Lacey Evans put in seven and Abby Martin added six.

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Varsity Boys

Meek 86, Addison 68

Caleb Aaron and Kevin Chino paced Meek’s explosive offense in an 86-68 road win at Addison on Tuesday.

Aaron poured in 26 points while Chino connected on seven 3-pointers and finished with 23 points. Payton Key added 15 points and passed the 1,000 career points barrier in the process.

The Tigers led 25-20 after the first quarter. Chino made three 3-pointers and had 11 points in the period while Aaron added nine points. Addison’s Eli Howse had 14 points in the quarter.

Chino made three 3-pointers and Aaron had eight points in the second quarter as the Tigers took a 49-40 halftime lead.

For Meek, Stuart Waldrep added 11 points and Tidwell had nine points. Howse had 26 points for Addison, Christian Roberts added 14 and Jesse Brock had 12.

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Varsity Boys

Cordova 49, Fayette Co. 45

Cordova earned its second win of the season, holding off Fayette County 49-45 at Cordova High School.

The Blue Devils jumped out to an 18-2 lead in the game.

Fayette County got as close as two points in the second half, but was unable to get over the hump as the Blue Devils earned the victory.

Kam Cooper led the way for Cordova (2-9) with 21 points, Kason Smith added 11 points and Dylan Hendrix added nine.

“I’m proud of the guys,” Cordova coach Heath Burns said. “This was the first game where we’ve had everybody back and healthy. We’ve just got to get better.”

Cordova plays at Curry on Thursday.

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Varsity Boys

Hamilton 50, Jasper 43

Hamilton made up a one-point deficit going into the fourth quarter for a 50-43 victory at Carl Cannon Coliseum on Tuesday.

Jasper held a slim 32-31 lead after three quarters, but was outscored 19-11 in the fourth quarter.

The Vikings trailed 8-5 after the first quarter and 20-14 at the half. Jasper scored 18 third-quarter points to claim the lead going into the fourth quarter.

Both John David Harrell and Antione Harris had nine points to lead Jasper (8-14).

The Vikings host Cullman on Friday.

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Varsity Boys

Sumiton Christian 55, Altamont 37

Sumiton Christian outscored Altamont 31-19 in the second half to earn a 55-37 victory in their area matchup on Tuesday.

The Eagles (14-5) led 24-19 at the half. Isaiah Wright had 23 points for Sumiton Christian while Jeremy Brown added 11. Sumiton Christian hosts Meek on Thursday.

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JV Girls

Carbon Hill 48, Oakman 25

Kinleigh Jennings had 20 points for Carbon Hill, Haleigh Lamon had eight and Santana Clark added seven.