Dora’s Zharia Hubbard (2) and Carbon Hill’s Ally Martin (4) battle for a rebound during their game at Carbon Hill High School on Tuesday night. Dora’s girls won the game 53-46. Dora also won the boys game, 48-36.
Daily Mountain Eagle - Johnathan Bentley
Dora's Jakiyah Womack (15) gets past Carbon Hill's Bailey Kelley (25) on her way to the goal Tuesday night.
Daily Mountain Eagle - Johnathan Bentley
By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
CARBON HILL — Dora took the battle of Bulldogs in the first meeting with Carbon Hill this season on Tuesday night.
Dora’s boys got a stellar defensive effort and a balanced offensive attack in a 48-36 victory while the girls picked up a 53-46 win.
Dora 48, Carbon Hill 36
Eight different players scored points and the Dora boys used a dominant second quarter to pull ahead of Carbon Hill en route to the win.
Dora, which had dropped three straight games, trailed 14-12 after the opening quarter, but the visiting Bulldogs outscored Carbon Hill 15-4 in the second quarter.
Kaleb Towns hit a 3-pointer and both Kavin Towns and Jamarcus Goodman had four points in the quarter as Dora took a 27-18 lead into the half.
Dora built on its lead in the third quarter. Dee Wilkenson had four points in the period and Knoxx Eustice connected on a 3-pointer for a 40-25 lead going into the final quarter.
For Dora (2-3), Wilkenson led the way with eight points while Kavin Towns and Eustice each had seven.
Ishmael Jones had eight points to pace Carbon Hill (4-4). Both Matthew Wallace and Jonas Pare added seven points.
Dora travels to Fayette County on Thursday. Carbon Hill hosts Lamar County on Friday.
Dora 53, Carbon Hill 46
Dora overcame a 26-point performance from Carbon Hill’s Alayna Ivie in a 53-46 win on Tuesday night.
Ivie connected on seven 3-pointers on the night while Dora got double-digit outings from Ja’Mya Harris and Jakiyah Womack.
Harris led Dora with 18 points while Womack had 11. Makaiyah Smith put in nine and Zharia Hubbard added eight.
The game was tied 10-10 after the opening quarter. Dora (2-0) took a 28-22 lead into the half and 39-32 lead into the fourth quarter.
For Carbon Hill (4-4), Ally Martin had five points, 14 rebounds and eight assists and Zana Aderholt and Bailey Kelley each had four points.
Jasper 60, Haleyville 49
Jasper used a third-quarter run to get past Haleyville 60-49 on the road Tuesday night.
Jasper held a slim 13-11 lead after the first quarter. Haleyville battled back for a 26-23 halftime lead, but the Vikings took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Lions 21-2 for a 44-28 lead going into the final quarter.
Jasper's Brandon Geeter, Harrison Saunders, Anthony Harris, Averiun Berry and Trinity Epps fueled the run.
John David Harrell paced the Vikings with 10 points, Kaden Shelton put in seven and both Geeter and Harris had six.
Jasper (3-2) travels to Mortimer Jordan for a Class 5A, Area 11 matchup on Friday.
Jasper 49, Haleyville 30
Jasper’s girls keep on winning.
The Vikings pushed their winning streak to four games on Tuesday night, beating Haleyville 49-30 on the road.
Idaysia Mercer paced Jasper with 15 points, Alex Oliver added 12, Jordan Gilbert put in eight and both Kelsey Shelton and Hallie Harrell added six points.
Jasper (4-3) held Haleyville to five points in each of the first two quarters. The Vikings led 11-5 after the first quarter and 21-10 at the half. Jasper took a 28-18 lead going into the final quarter.
Curry 47, Corner 30
Curry’s girls cruised past Corner on Tuesday, earning a 47-30 road win.
The visiting Yellow Jackets took a 16-8 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back. Curry led 28-20 at the half and 40-23 after three quarters.
Emma Martin led a balanced Curry attack with 10 points, Allie Downs had nine points and both Abbey Moon and Grayson Evans added eight points.
For Corner, Sloan Courington had seven points.
Curry (5-2) hosts Haleyville in a Class 4A, Area 11 game on Thursday. Corner (2-7) plays at Hayden on Friday.
Sumiton Christian 66, Meek 48
Jeremy Brown had 20 points and Isaiah Wright put in 17 as the Sumiton Christian Eagles earned a 66-48 home win over Meek on Tuesday.
Sumiton Christian took control early, building a 21-8 lead after the first quarter. The Eagles led 37-26 at the half and 54-39 after three quarters.
Sumiton Christian (6-4) plays at Oak Grove on Friday.
Tuesday’s other scores
Meek 40, Sumiton Christian 26
Addison 43, Lynn 12
Cordova 65, Oak Grove 22
Fayette County 61, Oakman 27
Oak Grove 73, Cordova 58
Corner 48, Curry 40
Addison 45, Lynn 41
Oakman 72, Fayette County 36