High School Basketball roundup: Parrish closes out area at 8-0
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 31, 2014 | 1166 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Denzell Daley scored 27 points to help lead the third-ranked Parrish Tornadoes to a 58-54 victory over the Marion County Red Raiders on Thursday at Guin.

Barry Hill recorded a double-double with 10 points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots.

“We didn’t play well tonight — we came into the game rusty from having a couple of extra days off and our execution wasn’t where it should be,” Parrish coach Heath Burns said. “We’re going to work hard and hopefully we’ll be back on track for Saturday’s game against Carbon Hill.”

Parrish (21-2) led 13-12 at the end of the first period, but Marion County edged the Tornadoes in the scoring battle in the second period, 18-17, to tie the game at 30-30 at halftime. Parrish regained command of the game with a 13-5 run in the third period for the 43-35 advantage, eventually holding on for the 58-54 area win.

With the victory, Parrish closed out area play with a perfect 8-0 record.

The Tornadoes travel to Carbon Hill for a battle with the Bulldogs on Saturday.

———

BOYS

Cold Springs 78, Walker 68

Cold Springs made up an 8-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to beat the Walker Vikings 78-68 at Bremen on Thursday.

Walker connected on 15 3-pointers as a team, but was done in at the free throw line.

Cold Springs finished 26-of-34 at the line while Walker was just 1-of-2. The discrepancy allowed the Eagles to make up the deficit.

Walker (14-9) was led by Aaron Morris’ 26 points. He connected on eight 3-pointers on the night. Dawson Salors had 14 points and Riley Graham added nine points.

The Vikings host Winfield today and play Pleasant Grove at home on Saturday to close out the regular season.

———

GIRLS

Cold Springs 68, Walker 41

Cold Springs jumped out to a 12-point lead on Walker after a quarter of play and added to it over the next three quarters for a 68-41 victory on Thursday.

The Eagles were up 20-8 after one quarter and led 35-23 at the half. Cold Springs led 50-33 after three quarters.

Both Anna Claire Harris and Sidney Cooper had 12 points for the Vikings.

Walker (12-9) hosts Winfield today for Senior Night.

———

GIRLS

Curry 47, Vinemont 32

After earning a pair of wins in the Walker County Basketball Tournament, Curry’s girls continued their winning ways, knocking off Vinemont 47-32 on the road Thursday.

Curry trailed 19-13 at the half, but outscored Vinemont 34-13 in the second half. The Yellow Jackets led 32-24 after three quarters.

For the Jackets, Ella Banks had 15 points, Brandy Crawford added 10 points, Kaylee Horton added eight and Taylor Rowe had seven points.

———

GIRLS

No. 10 Lynn 38, Berry 26

Following a slow first half, Lynn blanked Berry in the third quarter and took command, beating the Wildcats 38-26 on Thursday at Berry High School.

Lynn (22-2) trailed 14-9 at the half, but outscored Berry 14-0 in the third quarter for a 23-14 lead. The Bears added 15 more points in the final quarter to earn the win.

Emma Easley had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Reagan Tittle added 12 points while Brooke Harris put in eight points for Lynn.

Lynn hosts Hubbertville today for Senior Night.

———

BOYS

Lynn 66, Berry 48

Lynn used a third-quarter surge to put Berry away en route to a 66-48 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday at Berry High School.

The Bears (16-8) led 15-13 after the opening quarter and the game was tied at 28-28 at the half. Lynn outscored Berry 22-8 in the third quarter to take a commanding 50-36 lead into the final period.

Ben Cagle had another double-double for Lynn, scoring 24 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. He also added four assists and four steals.

Bryant Lawrence had 11 for Lynn while Landon Alexander put in eight points and Peyton Moore added six.

Blake Abernathy had 16 points for Berry.