High School Basketball roundup: No. 5 Parrish wins big over Sumiton Christian
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 13, 2014 | 1735 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Parrish’s Reginald Harris, left, is fouled by Sumiton Christian’s Austin Bice during their area game at Parrish High School on Monday. The No. 5 Tornadoes won the game 70-43. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Parrish’s Reginald Harris, left, is fouled by Sumiton Christian’s Austin Bice during their area game at Parrish High School on Monday. The No. 5 Tornadoes won the game 70-43. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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PARRISH — The two top teams in Class 1A, Area 13 waged battle on Monday night, with the No. 5 Parrish Tornadoes securing a 70-43 victory over the Sumiton Christian Eagles at Parrish High School.

Parrish’s Barry Hill recorded his third triple-double of the year. The Jacksonville State signee had 16 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocked shots to lead the Tornadoes.

The Eagles (16-5 overall, 4-2 in area play) got off to a hot start to open the game.

Sumiton Christian took an eight-point, first period advantage, 19-11, before the Tornadoes put together an outstanding offensive and defensive period, going on a 23-5 run to take a 34-24 edge into halftime.

Parrish (14-2, 5-0) won the scoring battle in the third period, 18-13, to further extend the lead to 52-37.

The Tornadoes held the Eagles to six fourth-period points, while adding 18 to their total for the 70-43 final.

Trayvon Chatman scored 13 points in his debut with the team, while McKelti Chatman had 11 points. DeMonte Hobbs had a great night for Sumiton Christian, scoring 21 points to lead his team.

“Barry had another great game. He was a big presence in the lane. He altered a lot of shots. When he plays physical like that, he can control a game. I thought he was great on both sides of the ball,” Parrish coach Heath Burns said.

Burns was also pleased at the performance of Trayvon Chatman in his debut in the purple and while.

“I think Trayvon is a difference maker. He made one of the best passes I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” Burns said. “Usually, when (Jermichael Harris) gets in foul trouble, we struggle. Now, we’ve got Trayvon to put in. He played with a lot of energy and distributed the ball well. He doesn’t get very rattled. He’s prepared for this moment.”

Parrish travels to Cordova on Thursday for the next matchup, while Sumiton Christian hosts Southeastern today.

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GIRLS

Sumiton Christian 60, Parrish 54, OT

Kendell Hamm scored eight points in overtime to lift the Sumiton Christian Eagles to a narrow 60-54 overtime win at Parrish on Monday.

Parrish forced overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the Eagles took control of the game midway through the extra frame.

Hamm made two 3-pointers and Abby Bice added another to put the game away.

Parrish led 14-10 after the opening quarter and the game was tied at 19-19 at the half. The Eagles led 29-25 after three quarters and the game was tied at 47-47 at the end of regulation.

Hamm finished the game with 25 points for the Eagles, while Bice had all 12 of her points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Collin Bowen added 12 points.

For Parrish, Cierra Hubbard and Mekya Hill each had 14 points while Mary Jo Sanford put in 12.

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BOYS

Dora 55, Fairview 44

Kenton Petties had 17 points, seven assists and six steals to lead the Dora Bulldogs past Fariview on the road Monday night.

Dora held the Aggies to just 18 points over the second and third quarters to build a lead and earn the victory. The Bulldogs are 2-0 against Fairview this season after losing both meetings to the Cullman County team last year.

On Monday, Fairview held an 11-10 lead after the first quarter. Dora rallied for a 28-23 halftime lead and the Bulldogs took a 39-29 lead into the final quarter.

Darian Ramsey had 15 points and eight rebounds for Dora (16-4), Tyler Sims added 10 points while AJ Smoot put in five and Charles Clay had four.

“We wanted to get everybody some reps and I thought the guys handled the situation fairly well,” Dora coach Michael Bridges said. “We have to continue to get better executing our rotation on the defensive end. You can’t leave shooters wide open, but we will continue to work and get better.”

Dora plays at Cullman today.