Lynn girls lose first game; Oakman boys top Cold Springs
by Johnathan Bentley
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Lynn’s Reagan Tittle (22) brings the ball up the court ahead of Good Hope’s Cara Goodwin (24) during their game at Lynn High School on Monday. Good Hope held off Lynn 42-38, handing the Bears their first home loss since the 2009-10 season. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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LYNN — With its perfect record on the line, Lynn’s girls basketball team put together a rally Monday night against Good Hope.

The Bears cut a 16-point, third-quarter lead to just four points in the closing seconds, but Lynn missed several shots down the stretch before running out of time in a 42-38 loss to the Raiders at Lynn High School.

The game marked Lynn’s first home loss since the 2009-10 season.

Lynn (9-1) trailed throughout the game.

Good Hope, a Class 4A Final Four team from last season, led 18-10 after the opening quarter and 28-19 at the half.

The Raiders pushed their lead to 16 points in the third quarter following a trio of 3-pointers from Darcie Wilson, Cara Goodwin and Alannah Henke that gave Good Hope a 38-22 lead.

Lynn didn’t give up despite its first double-digit deficit of the season.

The Bears got back into the game thanks to an 11-0 run that started with a Lindsey Tompkin basket in the third quarter and ended with a Brooklyn Beck score at the 7:10 mark of the fourth quarter.

From there, Lynn’s offense struggled to get anything going — not scoring over the next five minutes.

After Good Hope got on the board with a Kayla Tillman score at the 2:16 mark, Lynn’s Jackee Dodd responded with a turn-around jumper with 1:47 left to get the Bears within five points at 40-35.

Despite having three possessions to get closer, Lynn was unable to convert.

Good Hope (6-8) put the game out of reach with a pair of Goodwin free throws with 21.4 seconds left to make the score 42-35. Lynn’s Reagan Tittle drilled a 3-pointer with nine seconds left for the final points.

For Lynn, Dodd led all scorers with 17 points while Beck had eight, Tittle put in seven and Tompkin added six.

Good Hope, which made eight 3-pointers on the night, got 12 points from Tillman and 11 from Goodwin.

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VARSITY BOYS

Good Hope 47, Lynn 43

Lynn scored just four points in the fourth quarter as Good Hope rallied for a 47-43 win over the Bears on Monday night.

The Bears (4-4) took a 41-40 lead with seven minutes left in the game after a Jeremy Tittle basket, but Lynn went more than six minutes without scoring again. Good Hope outscored Lynn 7-2 down the stretch to earn the win.

For Lynn, Tittle had 17 points and nine rebounds while Ben Cagle added nine points.

The Bears host Brilliant in an area game today.

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VARSITY BOYS

Parrish 60, Berry 20

Parrish big man Barry Hill got his first action of the season Monday night at Berry High School and made the most of his Tornadoes' debut.

The 6-foot-7 Hill had 21 points, 18 rebounds, five blocks and five steals — along with three dunks — in Parrish’s 60-20 victory over the Wildcats.

Sixth-ranked Parrish (10-0) took command from the opening tip, building an 18-3 lead after the opening quarter. The Tornadoes led 34-12 at the half and 51-14 after three quarters.

For Parrish, Jermichael Harris had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Isaac Chatman added eight points, six rebounds and three blocks, Marcus Harris had five points and six steals and Reginald Harris had five points and five steals.

Parrish hosts Walker County rival Cordova today.

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VARSITY BOYS

Oakman 56, Cold Springs 40

Jase Trotter and Quinton Harris combined for 31 points as the Oakman boys basketball team pulled away for a 56-40 home area win over Cold Springs on Monday.

Oakman (6-3, 2-1) held the Eagles to just eight points in the third quarter to turn a three-point lead into a nine-point cushion going into the final quarter. Trotter hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers in the third quarter to give Oakman a 38-29 lead.

The Wildcats outscored Cold Springs 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pick up the win.

Oakman held Cold Springs to just one 3-pointer in the second half after allowing five in the first half.

The game was close through the first two quarters with the teams tied 12-12 after one and Oakman leading 24-21 at the half.

Trotter knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points while Harris added 15 points and seven assists. Matt Wright had nine points, Purvis Coger and Case Key each had six and Eli Farley put in four.

For Cold Springs (9-4), Kelvin Rice had 17 points.

Cold Springs won the girls game, beating Oakman 68-18. With the loss, the Wildcats fell to 1-8, 0-3. Oakman plays at Northside today.

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VARSITY BOYS

Mortimer Jordan 79, Curry 64

Mortimer Jordan scored 39 points in the opening quarter and never looked back, earning a 79-64 win at Curry on Monday night.

The Blue Devils led 39-19 after the opening quarter and didn’t let Curry get within striking distance over the final three quarters. Mortimer Jordan led 52-30 at the half and took a 72-48 lead into the final quarter.

Mortimer Jordan placed five players in double figures in scoring. Mark Louis led the way with 18 points while both Benjamin Hardiman and Connor Moon added 15 points, Orion Recke had 14 and Seth Bennett put in 11.

Curry (6-7), coming off a 52-49 win over Walker on Friday, was led by Jarrod Owens with 19 points. He made 4 of 9 3-pointers on the night. Wesley Key added 10 while Spencer Fikes put in nine, Alex Odom had eight, Jaxon Aaron had six and Josh Farley and Freeman both had five points.

Curry plays at Hanceville today.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Mortimer Jordan 46, Curry 44

Mortimer Jordan built a big lead and held off a late Curry rally to edge the Yellow Jackets 46-44 on Monday.

The Blue Devils led by 10 points going into the fourth quarter.

Curry — which had 23 points going into the fourth quarter — nearly doubled its scored over the last eight minutes, putting in 21 points.

Mortimer Jordan led 14-6 after the opening quarter, 20-14 at the half and 33-23 going into the final quarter.

For Curry, Mary Beth Scott led all scorers with 18 points, Logan Black had 12 points, Kaylee Horton added six, Mackenzie Hicks added four, Ashlee Swindle put in three and Taylor Black had one point.

Mortimer Jordan’s Sarah Rickles had 15 points, Megan Snow had eight points and 10 rebounds while both Alysa Amberson and Natalie Johnsey had six points each.

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VARSITY BOYS

Meek 44, Addison 39

Meek knocked off Addison for the second time this season, beating the Bulldogs 44-39 on the road Monday night.

The Tigers (3-7) trailed 8-7 after the opening quarter, but held Addison to just six points in the second quarter for a 19-14 halftime lead. Meek took a 27-25 advantage into the final quarter.

Jentson Hiller led Meek with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Seth Hayes had 11 points and 11 rebounds while Jeremiah Banks was 6 for 6 at the free throw line and finished with nine points.

Addison’s Levi Tyree had 15 points to pace the Bulldogs.

Meek plays at Berry on Thursday.