Prep Basketball Roundup: Dora sweeps Carbon Hill

Jasper girls earn 4th straight win

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/4/19

CARBON HILL — Dora took the battle of Bulldogs in the first meeting with Carbon Hill this season on Tuesday night.

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Prep Basketball Roundup: Dora sweeps Carbon Hill

Jasper girls earn 4th straight win


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.


Varsity Boys

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.


Varsity Girls

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.


Varsity Boys

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.


Varsity Girls

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.


Varsity Girls

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.


Varsity Boys

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

Varsity Girls

Meek 40, Sumiton Christian 26

Addison 43, Lynn 12

Cordova 65, Oak Grove 22

Fayette County 61, Oakman 27


Varsity Boys

Oak Grove 73, Cordova 58

Corner 48, Curry 40

Addison 45, Lynn 41

Oakman 72, Fayette County 36