Dora drubs Marion County; Carbon Hill sweeps Fayette County
by Johnathan Bentley
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Dora came on a mission against top-ranked Marion County Tuesday night.

The Red Raiders could only stand and watch.

Powered by a dominating second-quarter performance, the Bulldogs routed Marion County 78-51 at Dora High School.

Dora held a slim 19-15 lead after the opening quarter, but put 22 points on the board in the second quarter while holding Marion County — the top-ranked team in 1A — to just eight for a 41-23 halftime lead. The Bulldogs led 56-36 after three quarters.

“I told the guys on Sunday that we had to come out with a lot of energy and intensity,” Dora coach Michael Bridges said. “We challenged the guys who come off the bench to keep that intensity or raise it when they get on the floor and they responded well. This is a very good groups of guys who are not afraid of work. I’m proud of their work tonight. It was a great team win.”

Four Dora players scored in double figures led by Deionte Smith’s 14 points. DeAngelo Pendleton, Devonta Gosha and Kenton Petties each had 10 points while Austin Johnson had eight, Keleil James and Rudy Serricchio had six, Caleb May added four and Logan Roberts, Jacorian Parker and Robert Johnson each had two.

Dora plays at Carbon Hill on Friday.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Dora 60, Marion County 40

Ten different players scored for Dora as the Bulldogs coasted to a 20-point home win over Marion County on Tuesday.

Hannah Wilson led the team with 18 points while Antoinette Grant added 14 points and Shelicia Meadows had 12. Dora (3-3) plays at Carbon Hill on Friday.

Ashley Ward had four points for Dora while Shelby Watkins had three points, Jordan Reese, Ashley Austin, Kayla McKinley and Raine Barnes had two and Alicia Chapel added one point.

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VARSITY BOYS

Carbon Hill 62, Fayette County 59

Carbon Hill held off Fayette County 62-59 on the road Tuesday to improve to 7-3 on the season.

The Bulldogs trailed through the first two quarters with Fayette County leading 25-24 at the half.

Carbon Hill outscored the Tigers 24-13 in the third quarter to take a 48-38 lead into the final quarter.

For the Bulldogs, Gerald Smith had 17 points, Chandler Gann added 16, Garrett Kirkland put in 10, both Daniel Woodard and Isaac Slaton had seven, Ryan Simerly added three and John Bray had two.

Carbon Hill hosts Oakman on Thursday and hosts Dora on Friday.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Carbon Hill 64, Fayette County 41

Carbon Hill’s girls team won its eighth straight game, beating Fayette County by 23 points on the road Tuesday.

Lindsay Fluker led the Carbon Hill charge with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Caroline Dodd added 18 points and 10 assists.

Carbon Hill (8-3) jumped out to a 17-6 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back.

Mallorie Buzbee had six points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs, Molli Clark had five points, both Abby Tittle and Meagan Bice had four points and Jessica Hurst had two.

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VARSITY BOYS

Oakman 52, Northside 45

Oakman continued its hot play of late, beating Northside 52-45 on the road on Tuesday.

Case Key led the Wildcats, scoring 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds as Oakman improved to 7-3 on the season.

Oakman led throughout. The Wildcats were up 15-11 after the opening quarter, 23-21 at the half and 32-28 going into the final quarter.

For Oakman, Jase Trotter had nine points, both Eli Farley and Quinton Harris had eight points, Matthew Wright had three and both Purvis Coger and Mark Austin had two points. The Wildcats hit the road on Thursday with a game at Carbon Hill.

Northside won the girls game 36-24. Lindsey Harbison paced the Wildcats with 12 points.

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VARSITY BOYS

Hanceville 55, Curry 46

Curry couldn’t overcome a huge second-quarter surge by Hanceville on Tuesday in a 55-46 road loss to the Bulldogs.

The Yellow Jackets (6-8) led 11-8 after the opening quarter, but were outscored 27-14 in the second quarter as Hanceville took a 35-25 lead into the half.

Curry rallied in the third quarter, cutting the gap to 44-40, but Hanceville pulled away in the fourth quarter, holding the Jackets to six points.

Wesley Key led Curry with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Jaxon Aaron added 11 points, Alex Odom had nine points, Jarrod Owens had eight, Spencer Fikes had three and Freeman put in two.

For Hanceville, Chris Smith had 26 points while Brontae Harris put in 18.

Curry hosts Parrish on Friday.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Curry 37, Hanceville 18

Curry’s girls jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back, beating Hanceville 37-18 on the road Tuesday.

Nine different players scored points for the Yellow Jackets led by Kaylee Horton’s nine points. Curry led 14-0 after the first quarter, 22-11 at the half and 32-14 going into the fourth quarter.

Mary Beth Scott had five points for the Yellow Jackets, Logan Black added five points, Taylor Black Ashlee Swindle and Mackenzie Hicks each had four points while Emily Aaron, Taylor Rowe and Olivia Smith put in two points apiece.

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VARSITY BOYS

Sumiton Christian 57, Winston County 56

Austin Clark made a 3-pointer with five seconds on the clock to lift Sumiton Christian to a 57-56 win at Winston County High School on Tuesday.

Winston County rallied from a five-point deficit in the final minute to take a 56-54 lead before Clark finished off the Yellow Jackets.

Sumiton Christian (8-3) placed three scorers in double figures. DeMonte Hobbs had 17 points, Vann Lovelady added 12 points and Clark finished with 11. The Eagles led 16-11 after the opening quarter, 24-23 at the half and 42-37 going into the final quarter.

The Eagles are hosting the Sumiton Christian Christmas Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Along with the Eagles, Cordova, Meek, St. Bernard, Shades Mountain Christian and Holy Spirit are taking part.

On Friday, St. Bernard plays Shades Mountain Christian at 4 p.m., Cordova takes on Meek at 5:30 p.m. and Sumiton Christian plays Holy Spirit at 7 p.m.

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VARSITY BOYS

Oak Mountain 44, Walker 34

Oak Mountain built a seven-point lead in the second quarter and made it stand, handing Walker a 44-34 loss at Songer Gym on Tuesday.

The game was tied 8-8 after the opening quarter, but the Vikings were outscored 15-7 in the second quarter as the Eagles took a 23-15 halftime lead. Oak Mountain held a 29-22 edge going into the final quarter. Walker (2-7), was led by Denzell Daley’s eight points, Stephen Duncan added five while Kenyatta Woods, Matt McKay and Michael Bridges each had four points.

Walker travels to the Hueytown Christmas Tournament beginning Thursday.

The Vikings take on the host team at 3:15 p.m.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Oak Mountain 54, Walker 38

Walker’s girls dropped to 5-7 on the season after a 16-point loss to the Oak Mountain Eagles on Tuesday.

Oak Mountain took control of the game early, leading 15-7 after the opening quarter. The Eagles added to their lead each quarter, taking a 31-17 lead into the half and a 47-25 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

For Walker, Madisyn Hood had 14 points, Mary Kate Harrell had nine points, Jazmine Lake put in five, Shania Reed and Anna Claire Harris each had four and Sidney Cooper added two.

Walker plays in the Wills Valley Classic at Fort Payne High School beginning Thursday. The Vikings play Sparkman in the opener at 5 p.m.

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JV BOYS

Oak Mountain 35, Walker 32

Oak Mountain handed Walker’s JV team a rare defeat, beating the Vikings 35-32 on Tuesday.

Walker led early, taking an 8-4 lead into the second quarter, but the Eagles bounced back for a 14-11 halftime lead. They led 23-16 after three quarters.

For the Vikings (7-2), Aaron Morris had 20 points.

Walker plays in the Big Orange Classic at Hoover on Dec. 27 against Center Point.

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9TH-GRADE BOYS

Oak Mountain 47, Walker 45

Walker’s ninth-grade boys team rallied from a 16-point deficit, but fell just short in a 47-45 loss to Oak Mountain.

Walker, which lost to Oak Mountain by 34 points earlier in the season, fell to 3-5 on the season.

Dawson Salors led the Vikings with nine points, Garrett Davenport and Myron Mitchell each had seven points, Lane Dawson put in six and both Jonah Morgan and Alex Medina added five.

Walker hosts West Point at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday before playing in the Big Orange Classic at Hoover from Dec. 26-28.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Lynn 52, Brilliant 15

Lynn’s girls team bounced back from its first loss of the season on Tuesday with a 37-point win at Brilliant.

The Bears led 10-2 after the first quarter and 25-7 at the half before taking a 39-15 lead after three quarters.

Jackee Dodd finished with a double-double for the Bears (10-1, 4-0). She had 16 points along with 10 rebounds. Reagan Tittle had 16 points, six steals and three assists, Lindsay Tompkin had 12 points and four rebounds while both Brooklyn Beck and Brooke Harris had three points.

Lynn hosts Winston County on Friday.

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VARSITY BOYS

Brilliant 68, Lynn 55

Brilliant handed Lynn its second loss in as many days, beating the Bears 68-55 on Tuesday.

The Tigers led the entire game. Brilliant was up 18-8 after the first quarter, 33-23 at the half and 55-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Ben Cagle had a big game for Lynn (4-5, 1-3), with 19 points and nine rebounds, Peyton Moore had 12 points, six steals and four assists, Jeremy Tittle had 12 points and eight rebounds, Kyle Mederios had eight points and Tryston Meeks added six.