High School basketball: Daley leads Parrish to win in opener
by W. Brian Hale
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HALEYVILLE — The Parrish Tornadoes fought off a tough challenge from the Haleyville Lions, pulling away with key free throws in the final minute of the game to win 72-67 at the Haleyville Thanksgiving Tournament in Haleyville.

Newcomer Denzell Daley electrified in his debut for the Tornadoes, scoring 32 points, five three point shots and going a perfect 10-for-10 for free throws. Isaac Chatman contributed with 14 points, while Reggie Harris had 11 points.

JSU commit Barry Hill, who led the state in blocks last season, picked where left off by blocking seven shots.

"I was glad we got the win tonight, but we have things we need to work to get better," Parrish coach Heath Burns said. "We made small errors tonight — some of which were mental and others were part of first game jitters. The good thing is that the mistakes are correctable and that's what we'll look to do going forward."

Daley connected on four out of four shots from three-point range to help Parrish post an eleven-point lead to close the first period, 21-10.

The Lions rallied back by outscoring the Tornadoes 17-6 to tie the game 27-27 going into halftime.

Parrish regained the advantage in the third period with a 23-14 scoring edge to lead 50-41.

Haleyville battled back in the fourth period to tie the game, 67-67, in the final minute of play, but key free throws from Daley and Harris helped Parrish clinch the 72-67 victory.

Parrish battles Hatton today at 1:15 p.m.

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BOYS

Lynn 52, Marion County 51

Ben Cagle went the length of the floor and made a driving layup with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift Lynn to a thrilling 52-51 area win over Marion County at Lynn High School on Tuesday.

The Bears trailed 51-50 before Cagle took the in-bound pass with seven seconds left and went coast-to-coast for the score.

Cagle was one of three Lynn players to score in double figures.

Jeremy Tittle led the way with 16 points and seven rebounds, Cagle added 15 points and 17 rebounds while Coleman Lawrence put in 10 points and Peyton Moore had eight points and five assists.

Ready Swanigan led Marion County with 13 points while Collin Roberts put in 11 and Colton Dennis had 10.

Lynn (3-0, 1-0) jumped out to a 20-9 lead after the opening quarter. Marion County cut the gap to 28-25 at the half and the Bears led 40-33 going into the final quarter.

Next up for Lynn is an area home game vs. Brilliant on Dec. 3.

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GIRLS

Lynn 47, Marion County 39

Lynn's girls jumped out to a huge first-half lead and coasted to a 47-39 win over Marion County.

The Bears (3-0, 1-0), led 9-2 after the first quarter and 25-5 at the half.

Marion County outscored Lynn 34-22 in the second half, but the Bears were never threatened.

For Lynn, three players scored in double figures with Emma Easley leading the team with 12 points and eight rebounds, Holly Murray had 10 points, six steals and four rebounds while Reagan Tittle added 10 points.

Marion County's Erica Walker had 12 points, all in the second half.

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GIRLS

Carbon Hill 65, Hamilton 57

Caroline Dodd poured in 36 points and Carbon Hill knocked down 11 3-pointers as a team as the Bulldogs earned a 65-57 victory over Hamilton in the opening round of the Haleyville Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday.

Dodd made six 3-pointers in the game and also finished with seven rebounds.

Carbon Hill held a slim 14-13 lead after the first quarter, but held the Aggies to just eight points in the second quarter for a 31-21 halftime lead. The Bulldogs (3-1) took a 52-40 lead into the final quarter.

For Carbon Hill, Abby Tittle had seven points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Savanna Lawson added eight points, Katie Moore had seven points, Molli Clark had four points and 10 rebounds and Holli-Peyton Gaddy had three points.

Next up for Carbon Hill is a tournament game against Walker set for 3 p.m. today.

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GIRLS

Sumiton Christian 53, Isabella 27

The Sumiton Christian girls basketball team cruised to the Shades Mountain Christian Thanksgiving Tournament championship on Tuesday, routing Isabella 53-27 in the title game.

Sumiton Christian (5-1), under first-year coach Drew Faile, won its two tournament games by a combined 50 points.

On Tuesday, the Eagles led 14-5 after the first quarter. The Mustangs cut the lead to 24-19 at the half, but Sumiton Christian outscored Isabella 29-8 in the second half to earn the win.

Kendell Hamm had 22 points for Sumiton Christian and finished as the tournament MVP. Kendall Beth Sides added 10 points.

Katlyn Sides and Collin Bowen joined Hamm on the All-Tournament Team.

Next up for Sumiton Christian is a game at Meek on Tuesday.

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BOYS

Dora 65, Mortimer Jordan 64

Kelan Bell made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead the Dora Bulldogs to a 65-64 victory over Mortimer Jordan in the opener of the Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday.

Dora led a double-digit, second-half lead slip away to the Blue Devils before Bell's game-winner redeemed the Bulldogs.

"I'm proud of the way our guys handled adversity," Dora coach Michael Bridges said."

Dora trailed 19-13 after the opening quarter, but outscored Mortimer Jordan 21-10 in the second quarter for a 34-29 halftime lead. The Bulldogs (2-0) were up 56-54 after three quarters.

Kenton Petties had 16 points and eight assists for Dora, Tyler Sims had 16 points, Bell finished with 13 points and Darian Ramsey had 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

Next up for Dora is a game against the host team at 7:30 p.m. today.

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GIRLS

Cordova 57, Winston County 12

Eleven players scored points and Cordova coasted to a 57-12 home victory over Winston County in their area opener on Tuesday.

Cordova (6-2, 1-0) led 24-3 at the end of the first quarter and 36-8 at the half. The Devils took a 49-10 lead into the final quarter.

Jessica Willingham led the team with 17 points, Randi Capps had nine points and Alexis Cooper put in eight.

Cordova plays at Winston County in another area game on Tuesday.

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BOYS

Winston County 77, Cordova 46

Cody Henderson poured in 27 points and the Winston County Yellow Jackets earned their first win of the season, beating Cordova 77-46.

Cordova (0-5) trailed 25-7 after the opening quarter and 48-23 at the half. The Devils trailed 59-36 going into the final quarter.

Jonathan Softley led Cordova with 14 points.

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Monday’s games

BOYS

Addison 63, Meek 29

Addison earned its first win of the season in dominating fashion on Monday, routing visiting Meek 63-29.

The victory was also the first win for new head coach Bryan Woods.

Kaleb Estill led the Addison charge with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Ronnie Willett had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Tony Brown had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for Addison (1-1).

Addison’s boys also won the JV game 34-24. Kaden Baker led Addison with 11 points and eight rebounds.

The Bulldogs play again on Dec. 3 at home against St. Bernard.

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GIRLS

Addison 38, Meek 21

Addison’s girls won their season opener, beating Meek 38-21.

For the Bulldogs (1-0), Lauren Cutcher had 18 points, three rebounds and three assists, Callie Brewer added six points and eight rebounds, Maison Evans had five points, six assists and two rebounds, and Kayla Pruitt added four points and eight rebounds.