High School basketball: Parrish earns ugly win over Lynn
by W. Brian Hale
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PARRISH — The Parrish Tornadoes overcame scoring woes to earn their first Area 13 victory of the season, beating the Lynn Bears 46-28 on Thursday night in Parrish.

Denzell Daley led the Tornadoes with 14 points and connected on two of four shots from three-point range. Reginald Harris contributed with 10 points and seven steals.

Ben Cagle scored 13 points to lead the Bears.

“We were not ready to play tonight, we just went through the motions and I’ll take full credit for the way we performed,” Parrish coach Heath Burns said. “Lynn had a great game plan and executed it well and we were never able to get to the tempo and pace we like to play at.”

Both teams struggled to find the basket in the first period, with the Tornadoes taking the lead 10-2. The Bears were held to five second-period points, with Parrish adding 13 to its total to remain on top, 23-7 going into the half.

Lynn held the scoring edge in the third period, 13-11, to cut Parrish’s advantage to 14 — 34-20, before the Tornadoes went on a 12-8 run in the fourth period to reach the 46-28 final.

Parrish (5-0, 1-0) plays at Hueytown on Monday. Lynn (4-1, 1-1)  hosts Addison today.

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GIRLS

Lynn 60, Parrish 43

Reagan Tittle contributed across the board with 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Lynn girls moved to 5-0 on the season.

The Bears, 2-0 in area play, were up 19-4 after the opening quarter and made the lead stand.

Lynn led 31-17 at the half and 40-28 after three quarters.

Emma Easley added 16 points and nine rebounds for Lynn while Holly Murray had six points and 10 rebounds.

For Parrish, Mekya Hill had a game-high 23 points.

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GIRLS

Cordova 58, Sumiton Christian 32

Cordova got a balanced offensive attack in a 58-32 home victory over Sumiton Christian on Thursday.

The Blue Devils (8-2) used a dominating fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Cordova led just 9-5 after the opening quarter, but pushed the lead to 27-15 at the half. The Devils led 41-29 after three quarters and outscored the Eagles 17-3 in the final quarter.

Hanna McLemore led Cordova with 13 points and eight rebounds, Morgan Martin had 12 points and four steals, Alexis Cooper had nine points, seven rebounds and four steals, Jessica Willingham had eight points, 12 rebounds and four steals and Raigan Sherer had seven points and eight rebounds.

Sumiton Christian plays at Southeastern on Tuesday while Cordova hosts Hamilton in a key area game today.

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BOYS

Sumiton Christian 79, Cordova 60

Four Sumiton Christian players scored in double figures as the Eagles picked up a 79-60 road win over Cordova on Thursday.

The Eagles led 25-15 after a fast-paced first quarter. Sumiton Christian (6-2) led 42-36 at the half and 63-52 going into the final quarter.

For Sumiton Christian, Vann Lovelady had 17 points, Austin Bice added 13, Austin Williams put in 12 and DeMonte Hobbs had 11.

Jonathan Softley paced Cordova with 17 points, Roderick Eppinger had 15 and Kenderra Taylor had 14.

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BOYS

Minor 74, Dora 68

Dora stuck with Minor to the end Thursday night, dropping a 74-68 home decision to the Class 6A Tigers.

The Bulldogs (6-1) led 19-17 after the first quarter.

Minor jumped ahead 35-34 and led 50-46 after three quarters.

Dora had its chances, but made 16 turnovers and missed 11 free throws on the night.

“We talk about protecting the basketball at all times. We aren’t doing that right now,” Dora coach Michael Bridges said. “I’m proud of the effort tonight. I expect us to keep getting better as the season progresses.”

For Dora, Darien Ramsey had 22 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, Tyler Sims had 14 points, Darius Davis put in 10 and Kenton Petties put in seven.

Minor’s Maurice Johnson made 13-of-14 free throws and finished with a game-high 23 points.

Dora closes out a stretch of four games in five days with a home tilt against American Christian today. The varsity girls game will start at 6 p.m.

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BOYS

Corner 53, Curry 26

Corner held Curry to six points in the second half en route to a 53-26 home victory on Thursday night.

The game was close through the first quarter with Corner holding a 16-11 advantage. Corner pushed the lead to 29-20 at the half and held the visiting Yellow Jackets to no points in the third quarter for a 41-20 lead.

For Corner, Drennen Hutchins led the way with 14 points while Dillon McCaleb had 10.

Curry’s Jarrod Owens had six points.

Curry hosts Vinemont today.