High School Basketball roundup: Dora gets key area win over Corner
by W. Brian Hale
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Dora’s Kenton Petties grabs a rebound over Corner’s Dylan Adamson (1) during their game on Friday. Dora beat the Yellow Jackets 55-40. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Dora’s Kenton Petties grabs a rebound over Corner’s Dylan Adamson (1) during their game on Friday. Dora beat the Yellow Jackets 55-40. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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CORNER — The Dora Bulldogs dominated the boards and forced several turnovers to defeat the Corner Yellow Jackets, 55-40, on Friday at Corner.

The Bulldogs had great nights from Kenton Petties and Darien Ramsey, who scored 16 points each to lead the team. Petties also had six rebounds and four steals on the night, while Ramsey recorded five rebounds and two steals.

Dylan Hand led the Yellow Jackets with 11 points.

“We knew coming into tonight that this was going to be a big game,” Dora coach Michael Bridges said. “We reminded our guys that we had to stay focused on playing their best game — they did that all week during practice and throughout the night. It was a great win for us.”

Dora wasted little time in establishing a strong defense while picking up points off turnovers — going on an 11-2 run after the initial Corner basket to gain the 11-4 first-period advantage. The Bulldogs continued to attack on offense and defense, adding an additional point to their lead, 23-15, at halftime.

A 12-9 run in the third period by Dora allowed the Bulldogs to retain firm command, 35-24. A 20-16 scoring advantage in the fourth period allowed Dora to secure the 55-40 Class 4A, Area 8 victory.

“I’m proud of the way our guys prepared for the game this week, coach (Asa) Woods and coach (Chavis) Williams did a great job in assisting the guys. It was a total team effort and a great win for us. I am proud of the way they came out and executed our gameplan with great energy and intensity,” Bridges said.

Dora plays at Calera today, while Corner hosts Oak Grove on Friday.

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GIRLS

No. 10 Cordova 54, Oakman 24

Hannah McLemore scored a team-high 12 points and had seven rebounds as the 10th-ranked Cordova Lady Blue Devils (14-3) beat the Oakman Wildcats, 54-24, on Friday at Oakman.

Mabry Norris added 10 points, while Alexis Cooper and Morgan Martin each had eight points.

Cordova opened the game with a 20-11 edge in the first period, then scored 14 points while holding Oakman to four for the 34-15 halftime advantage.

A 10-8 run by the Blue Devils in the third period extended the lead to 44-23.

Oakman was held to just one point in the fourth period while Cordova added 10 points for the 54-24 final.

Cordova hosts the Corner Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, while Oakman travels to Parrish on Thursday.

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BOYS

Oakman 60, Cordova 43

The Oakman Wildcats boys beat the Cordova Blue Devils, 58-43, on Friday at Oakman.

The Wildcats took the 17-11 lead in the first period, then followed with a 15-7 run in the second period for a 32-18 advantage at the half. Oakman extended its lead to 20 in the third period, 49-29 en route to the 58-43 final.

For Oakman (8-9), Brady Dutton had 13 points, Ashton Gay had 11, Case Key had eight points and Dylan Wilcutt added seven.

Roderick Eppenger and Kyle Allen scored 11 points each for the Blue Devils.

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GIRLS

Lynn 29, Meek 14

Lynn shot just 24 percent from the field, but held Meek to just 14 points in a 29-14 victory over the Tigers on Friday night.

Meek scored just five points in the second half.

Lynn (12-2) led 8-3 after the opening quarter and 17-9 at the half. The Bears pushed their lead to 26-11 after three quarters.

For Lynn, Reagan Tittle had nine points, Holly Murray had seven points and Brooke Harris put in six. The Bears host Sumiton Christian in a key Class 1A, Area 13 game on Tuesday.

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BOYS

Lynn 70, Meek 48

Ben Cagle had 23 points as the Lynn Bears used a dominant second quarter to beat Meek 70-48 on the road Friday.

Lynn (10-4) held a slim 13-12 lead after the opening quarter before outscoring Meek 29-8 in the second quarter for a 42-20 halftime lead. The Bears cruised through the second half, taking a 57-37 lead into the final quarter.

William Porter had 18 points and Peyton Moore added 15 for Lynn. For Meek, Ty Neal had 13 points.