Barry Hill recorded his fourth-consecutive double-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead Parrish. Jermichael Harris had a double-double of his own, scoring 18 points with 16 rebounds. Tyler Sims also scored 18 points, while Brodrick Sanders had 16 points.
Jarrod Owens led the Yellow Jackets with 13 points and connected on three of five shots from three-point range. Jaxson Aaron contributed with 11 points.
Parrish coach Heath Burns expressed his pride in the Tornadoes’ effort to take control of the game after a hotly-contested first period.
“Before the game, I could tell we were not ready for Curry. We’ve went through a grind this week in playing four games in a five-day period, so as a result, we started off slow,” Burns said. “But even through the slow start, we were able to keep the tempo at a high level, which would pay off for us. We were able to wear them down by the second period, which allowed our guys to do a great job in the last two periods. I really liked the energy that we had throughout the entire game and how we responded to the adversity of the first period.”
Burns also praised the effort of the Yellow Jackets and the improvement the team has made since last season.
“I can’t say enough about the job that coach Mike Cain is doing with Curry and the way he has his guys playing. To beat a team like Walker and the tenacity that they’re showing this year is very impressive,” Burns said. “I think the world of that team as they have improved a great deal — they had a lot to do with the mistakes that we made tonight.”
The first period saw three separate lead changes, with Parrish hanging onto a slim 19-17 lead. The Tornadoes outscored the Yellow Jackets 23-10 in the second period to take a 42-27 edge into halftime.
Parrish’s offense and defense rolled in the third period, scoring 24 points while holding Curry to seven to extend the lead to 66-34. The Tornadoes continued to perform well in the fourth period, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 21-7 to reach the 87-41 final.
Parrish (13-0) will host American Christian Academy on Jan. 4 on the opening day of the Parrish Eastbay Classic. Curry (4-9) will travel to Hayden on Jan. 4 for their next matchup.
Curry 42, Parrish 23
Curry built a double-digit lead in the second quarter and pulled away to beat Parrish 42-23 on Friday, snapping the Tornadoes’ two-game winning streak.
Eight players scored points for the Yellow Jackets, who led 13-6 after the opening quarter and 23-11 at the half. Curry took a 30-17 lead into the final quarter.
For the Yellow Jackets, Mary Beth Scott had 10 points, Kaylee Horton added nine points, MaKenzie Hicks had eight, Ashlee Swindle put in five, Taylor Black and Logan Black each had three and both Emily Aaron and Olivia Smith had two points.
Parrish got 10 points from Ciara Hubbard while Mary Jo Sanford added seven. Mekyah Hill and Makayla Manuel had three points apiece.
Lynn 48, Winston Co. 15
Jackee Dodd had a double-double to lead the Lynn Bears to a 48-15 victory over Winston County Friday night at Lynn High School.
Dodd had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals as Lynn improved to 11-1 on the season.
The Bears took a 14-2 into the second quarter and added to their lead from there, taking a 30-7 into the half. Lynn led 44-13 after three quarters.
Reagan Tittle had 13 points, three rebounds and three assists for Lynn while Lindsay Tompkin had 10 points and five rebounds. Emma Easley added three points and Abbey Terry put in two.
Lynn faces Carbon Hill in the opener of the Winfield Christmas Tournament on Thursday.
Lynn 56, Winston Co. 45
Lynn’s boys team moved to 5-5 on the season with a 56-45 win over the Yellow Jackets.
Lynn was paced by Peyton Moore and Ben Cagle, who combined for 31 points in the win. The Bears jumped to a big lead early in the game and made it stand. Lynn led 17-4 after the opening quarter, 26-18 at the half and 44-32 going into the fourth quarter.
Moore had 19 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals while Cagle added 12 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Clay Porter had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, Jeremy Tittle had nine points and Kyle Medeiros had six.
Lynn’s boys play Phil Campbell in the Winfield Christmas Tournament beginning Thursday.
Sumiton Christian 39, Holy Spirit 28
Sumiton Christian held Holy Spirit to just five points over a two-quarter span in the Eagles’ 39-28 win on Friday in the Sumiton Christian Christmas Tournament.
The Eagles led 10-8 after the opening quarter and took a 13-8 lead into the half after outscoring the Titans 3-0 in the second quarter. Sumiton Christian led 25-13 after the third quarter. Holy Spirit went more than 13 minutes without scoring.
For Sumiton Christian, DeMonte Hobbs had 10 points, Vann Lovelady had six and Cam Mercer, Nathan Godwin and Mark Hill each had five.
There are a total of six games set for today in the tournament.
Today’s games are: Holy Spirit vs. Cordova at 10 a.m., Meek vs. St. Bernard at 11:30 a.m., Sumiton Christian vs. Shades Mountain at 1 p.m., Cordova vs. St. Bernard at 2:30 p.m., Shades Mountain vs. Holy Spirit and 4 p.m. and Sumiton Christian vs. Meek at 5:30 p.m.
Meek 60, Cordova 56
Seth Hayes and Jentson Hiller combined for 39 points as the Meek Tigers knocked off Cordova 60-56 in the opener of the Sumiton Christian Christmas Tournament on Friday.
Meek led by as many as 16 points only to have Cordova storm back and tie the game at 51-51 with 2:30 left.
The Tigers (4-8) rallied down the stretch to earn the win.
Meek took a 16-8 lead into the second quarter, a 35-19 lead at the half and a 44-32 lead into the final quarter.
Hayes finished with 23 points while Hiller put in 16. Isaac Johnson had eight point and Scott Irving put in four. Cordova’s Jamaal Cooper had 23 points.
In other tournament games on Friday, Walker’s boys fell to Oak Grove 69-28 in Hueytown. Also, Walker’s girls lost 65-17 to Anniston in Fort Payne.