Curry, Sumiton Christian head to regional

Jasper falls to No. 2 Fairfield

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 2/11/19

Curry is Hanceville bound.Sumiton Christian is heading back to the regional tournament as well.Both teams won their sub-region playoff games on the road Tuesday night, punching their tickets to next …

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Curry, Sumiton Christian head to regional

Jasper falls to No. 2 Fairfield

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Curry is Hanceville bound.

Sumiton Christian is heading back to the regional tournament as well.

Both teams won their sub-region playoff games on the road Tuesday night, punching their tickets to next week's Northwest Regional Tournament at Wallace State-Hanceville.

Jasper's season came to an end on Tuesday as the Vikings fell to No. 2 Fairfield 47-39 at Carl Cannon Coliseum. The Vikings' season ends at 11-18. Meek also lost its sub-region game, falling to Pickens County 85-60.

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Curry 67, Danville 60

Curry's long regional drought is over. 

The Yellow Jackets (19-9) earned a spot at Hanceville for the first time in more than two decades with a 67-60 road win over Danville on Tuesday night.

Next up for Curry is the Class 4A regional opener against West Limestone set for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Against Danville, Jakob Hicks  recorded a triple double for Curry with 12 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. Blake Darty added 18 points, Hunter Wilson put in 16 and Colt Aaron had 11.

Curry led 16-14 after the first quarter, 28-24 at the half and 43-36 going into the final quarter.

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Sumiton Christian 55, Cold Springs 49

Sumiton Christian earned an impressive road win at Cold Springs on Tuesday, taking down the home-standing Eagles 55-49 in their 2A matchup.

Sumiton Christian (22-7), which is in the regional tournament for the first time since 2014, takes on Tanner at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Hanceville.

Against Cold Springs, Sumiton Christian held a slim 25-22 lead at the half and 39-33 going into the final quarter. 

Judson Laird paced the Eagles with 20 points and Isaiah Wright added 12.

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Fairfield 47, Jasper 39

The Vikings never led against Fairfield, but were always a few shots away from pushing the Tigers. Fairfield led by just five points at the half — 22-17 — but put the game away with a 11-2 run to open the third quarter, pushing the lead to 33-19.

Jasper trailed by as many as 15 points in the quarter and faced a 38-25 deficit going into the fourth quarter. The Vikings cut the lead to eight points on a Ryan Thaler 3-pointer with 2:53 and got as close as six points after a Kaden Shelton free throw with 1:40 left made the score 43-37.

Fairfield finally put the game away at the free throw line down the stretch.

For Jasper, John David Harrell had 14 points, Shelton had 11 and Thaler added six.

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Pickens County 85. Meek 60

Meek closed out its season with an 85-60 road loss at Pickens County on Tuesday.

The Tigers kept the game close early. Meek held an 18-16 lead after the first quarter and was within five points at 35-30 at the half. Pickens County outscored pulled away in the third quarter, taking a 70-48 lead. 

Meek finishes the season at 22-10. Pickens County (13-10) will open play in the regional tournament on Thursday.