High School Basketball roundup: Walker picks up wins over Mortimer Jordan
by W. Brian Hale
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The Walker Vikings’ boys and girls varsity teams picked up ciritcal area wins over the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils on Tuesday night at Songer Gymnasium.

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Walker Boys 85, Mortimer Jordan 78

The Vikings battled back from a ten-point halftime deficit and scored 32 fourth period points to earn a 85-78 victory over the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils.

Kenyatta Woods and Brandon Thursby led Walker with 14 points each, while Aaron Morris scored 12. Dawson Salors contributed with 10 points.

Walker is now 7-1 overall on the season and 2-0 in area play.

The Blue Devils opened the game by outscoring the Vikings 20-12 in the first period, then followed with a 24-22 scoring effort in the second period to remain in front of Walker by ten points, 44-34, at the half.

The second half would belong to the Vikings. Walker won the scoring battle in the third period, 19-14, to cut the lead to five, 58-53. The Vikings’ offense exploded in the fourth period, posting 32 points to the Blue Devils’ 20 to clinch the 85-78 win.

The Vikings travel to Curry on Friday for an area battle.

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Walker Girls 66, Mortimer Jordan 63

Anna Harris scored 20 points to lead the Walker Vikings in a 66-63 win over the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils.

Both teams posted 16 points in the first period to reach a scoring deadlock, which was broken by a 22-18 run in the second period by the Vikings for a 38-34 Walker lead at the half.

Mortimer Jordan cut the lead to a point in the third period after a 15-12 scoring effort, but Walker responded with a 16-14 run in the fourth period to edge the Blue Devils, 66-63.

Sidney Cooper added 16 points for Walker, with Annalee Stephens following with a 12-point effort.

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Walker JV Boys 42, Mortimer Jordan 22

The Vikings opened the game with great defensive and offensive efforts, holding the Blue Devils to a point while scoring 14, then held a 20-9 at halftime. The two teams scored 10 points in the third period, with Walker still out front 30-19. The Vikings put the finishing touches on the game with a 16-3 scoring run to ensure the 42-22 final.

Jarrod Ollie and Myron Mitchell scored 13 points to lead Walker, while Alex Medina had 12.

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Walker ninth-grade boys 50, Mortimer Jordan 42

The Blue Devils took the 12-7 advantage in the first period, with the Vikings closing the scoring gap to four, 22-18 going into the half. Walker continued to keep the contest close in the third period, taking Mortimer Jordan’s lead to three, 33-30, before going on a 20-9 run in the fourth period to clinch the 50-42 win.

Graham Martin led the Vikings with 16 points, while Everette Green scored seven points.

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Cordova Girls 62, Corner 34

The Cordova Lady Blue Devils clicked on offense and defense on Tuesday night, routing the Corner Yellow Jackets 62-34 at Corner

Cordova jumped out to a 15-6 in the first period, then went on a 17-8 run in the second period to extend their advantage to 32-14 going into halftime. The Blue Devils outscored the Yellow Jackets 20-7 in the third period before cruising to the 62-34 final.

Hannah McLemore led the Blue Devils with 12 points, while Jessica Willingham followed with 11 points and nine rebounds. Alexis Cooper had ten points and six rebounds and Raigan Sherer scored nine points with five rebounds.

The Blue Devils (9-3, 2-1) host Winfield on Friday in a key area matchup.

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Corner Boys 62, Cordova 25

The Corner Yellow Jackets scored early and often in a big win over the Cordova Blue Devils, 62-25, at Corner.

Corner took the 25-11 advantage in the first period, then outscored Cordova 8-3 in the second period for the 33-14 lead going into the half. The Yellow Jackets added to their lead in the third period after a 17-9 run for the 50-23 edge, before holding Cordova to two fourth period points en route to the 62-25 victory.

Jonathan Softley led Cordova with 10 points, while Demetrius Kirk scored seven.

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Sumiton Christian Boys 69, Southeastern 43

The Sumiton Christian Eagles extended their record to 7-2 on the season following a 69-43 victory over the Southeastern Mustangs on Tuesday.

The Eagles took command 18-10 in the first period and added to their score with a 17-12 run in the second period for a 35-22 halftime advantage. Sumiton Christian outscored Southeastern 21-7 in the third period to remain on top 56-29 en route to the 69-43 final.

Vann Lovelady scored 14 points to lead the Eagles, with Demonte Hobbes following with a 10-point night.

The Eagles face Parrish on Friday in area action.

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Sumiton Christian Girls 59, Southeastern 40

The Eagles grabbed a 12-9 edge in the first period and followed with 25-11 run in the second period for the 37-20 advantage at halftime. Sumiton Christian held the scoring edge in the third period, 14-12, to remain on top, 51-32, before reaching the 59-40 final.

Kendall Hamm had 23 points to lead Sumiton Christian, while Collin Bowen had 10.

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Dora Boys 91, Oak Grove 57

The Dora Bulldogs picked up a key area win with a 91-57 victory over the Oak Grove Tigers on Tuesday night at Oak Grove.

Kenton Petties scored 24 points to lead the Bulldogs, with Darian Ramsey scoring 16 points and recording six rebounds and three blocks. Tyreke Bell had 15 points and Kelan Bell scored 15.

Dora held on to a three-point advantage in the first period, 22-19, before breaking away with a 26-8 run in the second period to take a 48-27 edge into halftime. The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 19-18 in the third period for the 67-45 lead before a 24-8 fourth period allowed Dora to claim the 91-57 victory.

Dora hosts Corner on Friday in a key area showdown.

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Dora Girls 60, Oak Grove 19

The Dora Lady Bulldogs picked up the first victory of the season on Tuesday, routing the Oak Grove Tigers 60-19 at Oak Grove.

The Bulldogs posted a 13-2 lead in the first period, then went on a 27-5 run to remain on top 30-7 at the half. An 18-9 run in the third period allowed the Bulldogs to retain command of the game, 48-18, before a 12-1 scoring effort in the fourth period allowed Dora to claim their first area win, 60-19.

Lexi McLeroy posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Dora. Hannah Wilson scored nine points and Keola James had eight points and 17 rebounds.

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Winfield Boys 55, Carbon Hill 50

The Carbon Hill Bulldogs Boys (4-4) came up short in a 55-50 loss to the Winfield Pirates on Tuesday at Winfield.

The Bulldogs grabbed the upper-hand in the first period, outscoring the Pirates 19-8, before Winfield drew within four points in the second period following a 13-6 run — leaving Carbon Hill’s halftime lead at 25-21.

The Pirates were able to tie the game 35-35 in the third period by outscoring Carbon Hill 14-10, then went on a 20-15 run to clinch the 55-50 victory.

Gerald Smith lead the Bulldogs with 20 points, with Steve Simerly contributing with 10.

The Bulldogs host the Oak Grove Tigers tonight in an area matchup.

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Meek Boys 62, Winston County 46

Meek’s Seth Hayes recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Tigers’ 62-46 win over county rival Winston County on Tuesday in Arley.

Scott Irving contributed with 14 points and five rebounds in the winning effort for Meek.

Cody Henderson had 17 points for the Yellow Jackets, while Dylan Earnest added 15.

The Tigers took a slim advantage in the first period, 14-11, then held on to a tight 30-26 lead going into the half.

The Yellow Jackets drew within a point in the third period to cut the lead to 40-39 in favor of Meek, but a 22-7 scoring run by the Tigers in the fourth period sealed up the 62-46 win.

Meek (4-5) hosts Addison on Dec. 19 for their next matchup.

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Hayden Girls 56, Curry 26

Hayden won its second straight Area 14 girls basketball game with relative ease Tuesday, handing Curry a 56-26 mercy-rule loss.

After the Yellow Jackets opened the game with a 3-pointer, the Wildcats went on a 10-point run and never looked back.

They opened the second half with another 10-0 run.

Evin Bibb led the Wildcats with 13 points, Sharley Miller scored 12 on four treys, Brooke Meadows added 10 points and Katie Parr grabbed 11 rebounds for Hayden (7-2, 2-0 area).

Ella Banks paced Curry (1-7, 0-2) with nine points, hitting 3-of-10 from outside the arc.

The Yellow Jackets host the Walker Vikings on Friday.

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Hayden Boys 60, Curry 39

Corbie Craig scored 13 points to lead Hayden past Curry 60-39 in a Class 5A Area 14 boys basketball game Tuesday.

The Wildcats (3-5, 1-1 area) stayed even with the guests until a second-quarter rally put them ahead by 11, and Hayden stayed in control from that point.

Dylan Bradford and Chris Whitt scored 10 points each, with Bradford hitting 3-of-7 outside the 3-point arc. Duncan Parker had 10 rebounds and three blocks.

Dexter Freeman had a great night for the Yellow Jackets (2-8, 0-2) recording a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds and going five for five in free throw shots while Austin Pruitt contributed 11.

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Lynn Girls 43, Addison 23

The Lynn Lady Bears earned a 43-23 victory over rival Addison on Tuesday night to remain a perfect 6-0 on the season.

Reagan Tittle score 21 points to lead the Bears, with Emma Easley scoring nine. For Addison, Kayla Pruitt had eight points.

The Bears shut out the Bulldogs 10-0 in the first period, then added to their lead with a 7-6 run in the second period to remain on top, 17-6 going into halftime.

A 7-5 third period run gave Lynn the 24-11 edge en route to the 43-23 victory.

Lynn travels to Marion County tonight, while Addison hosts the Winston County Yellow Jackets.

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Lynn Boys 46, Addison 30

Lynn advanced their record to 5-1 following a 46-30 win over the Addison Bulldogs on Tuesday at Lynn.

Ben Cagle led the Bears with 25 points, while John Everett scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs.

The Bears held on to a two-point lead in the first period, 8-6, before a 15-10 run in the second period adavnced the Lynn advantage to 23-16 at the halftime break.

The Bears continued to add to their lead in the third period after outscoring the Bulldogs 14-10 for the 37-26 edge and remained in command through the fourth period for the 46-30 victory.

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FROM MONDAY

Hueytown Boys 65, Parrish 56

The Parrish Tornadoes (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season on Monday night, falling to the Class 6A Hueytown Golden Gophers 65-56 at Hueytown.

Isaac Chatman led the Parrish scoring with 16 points, with Reginald Harris following with 13 points. Barry Hill had 12 points and Denzell Daley scored 11.

The teams battled to a 13-13 tie in the first period, before the Tornadoes took a one-point edge into halftime, 26-25.

Hueytown went on a 19-7 run in the third period to take command of the game, 44-33.

Parrish drew within four in the final two minutes of regulation, but Hueytown hit ten of ten from the free throw line, helping the Golden Gophers take the 65-56 victory.

Parrish travels to Oakman on Thursday night for their next matchup.