High School Basketball roundup: Hill leads Parrish past Hueytown
by W. Brian Hale
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Parrish's Barry Hill (23) goes between a pair of Hueytown defenders during their game Monday night. The Tornadoes rallied from a nine-point deficit for a 69-61 win. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Parrish's Barry Hill (23) goes between a pair of Hueytown defenders during their game Monday night. The Tornadoes rallied from a nine-point deficit for a 69-61 win. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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PARRISH — The Parrish Tornadoes staged a spectacular comeback in the final period, overcoming a nine-point deficit to defeat the Hueytown Golden Gophers 69-61 on Monday at Parrish.

Barry Hill had a stellar performance on the evening in a triple-double effort, scoring 28 points, with 23 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

“That’s what we have to have out of Barry Hill every night. He really took over in the fourth quarter. In the last two games he’s been dominant. He’s the type of player that can take over the game, whether it’s at the 3-point line, off the dribble or in the post.”

Denzell Daley also had a big game with 20 points for the Tornadoes.

It was a great night on the boards as well for the Tornadoes, recording 45 rebounds as a team.

The teams battled evenly throughout the first period before a last-second shot by the Golden Gophers allowed them to take a one-point lead, 17-16.

Class 6A Hueytown outscored Class 1A Parrish 18-14 in the second period to extend the lead to five, with the Golden Gophers taking a 35-30 edge into halftime following a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer.

The Golden Gophers held a 16-12 scoring edge in the third period to stay on top, 51-42.

“We had a gut-check moment in the fourth and the guys really responded,” Burns said. “We kept fighting. We stuck with what we have to do.”

Hill scored eight points in the first minute of the fourth period to begin the rally for the Tornadoes and allow Parrish to take the lead, 52-51. Key rebounds by Mykelti and Isaac Chatman, along with basket from Hill, Reginald Harris and Daley topped a 27-10 run for the Tornadoes and the 69-61 victory.

Parrish (4-0) opens area play at home on Thursday vs. Lynn.

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BOYS

Dora 75, Fayette County 40

Five Dora players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs hammered Fayette County 75-40 on the road Monday night.

Dora (5-0) was led by its defense, which held the Tigers to just 13 second-half points.

The game was close through a quarter with Dora holding an 18-15 lead. The Bulldogs pulled away from there for a 35-27 halftime lead.

Dora outscored Fayette County 30-9 in the third quarter for a 65-36 lead going into the final quarter.

“We played with a lot of emotion,” Dora coach Michael Bridges said. “We have a board with 10 standards we try to play to. We don’t worry about the scoreboard. We just play to those standards.”

Darian Ramsey led Dora with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Darius Davis added 12 points, Kelan Bell and Kenton Petties each had 11 points, DaCari Swain put in 10 points and both Tyreke Bell and Tyler Sims had seven points.

Dora, which has four games this week, plays at Curry today, hosts Minor on Thursday and hosts American Christian on Friday.

Dora boys had a good night at Fayette. The Bulldogs won the JV game 60-42. Alex Russell had 15 points for Dora while Cody Parr put in 11.

Dora also won the 9th-grade game 58-27.

Davian Freeman had 15 points for Dora.

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Girls

Pleasant Grove 50, Walker 47

Pleasant Grove held off the Vikings in overtime 50-47 at Songer Gymnasium on Monday.

The game was close throughout with neither team leading by more than two points at the end of each quarter.

Walker (2-5) held an 8-6 lead after the opening quarter and the Vikings were up 18-16 at the half and 26-24 after three quarters. The teams were tied at 41-41 at the end of regulation.

Madisyn Hood led Walker with 11 points. Mary Kate Harrell had eight points, Anna Lee Stevens had eight points, Anna Claire Harris added seven, Sidney Cooper had six and Carleigh Taylor put in four.

Walker plays at Fayette County today.