Holiday Basketball Tournaments: Meek stuns Jasper

Curry boys win title at Sumiton Christian in OT

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/28/18

Caleb Aaron scored 30 points, including eight in overtime, leading Meek to a 64-59 win over Jasper in the second round of the Good Hands Christmas Tournament on Friday at Carl Cannon Coliseum.

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Holiday Basketball Tournaments: Meek stuns Jasper

Curry boys win title at Sumiton Christian in OT

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Caleb Aaron scored 30 points, including eight in overtime, leading Meek to a 64-59 win over Jasper in the second round of the Good Hands Christmas Tournament on Friday at Carl Cannon Coliseum.

A day after beating the Jasper JV team by three points, Meek shocked the Vikings, rallying from an eight-point halftime deficit to force overtime.

The Tigers outscored Jasper 10-5 in the extra frame to advance to today's tournament championship game against Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at 1:30 p.m.

Jasper plays Carbon Hill in a consolation game at noon. Dora plays Gardendale in another consolation game at noon in the auxiliary gym.

Against Meek, Jasper led 19-12 at the end of the first quarter and 30-22 at the half. The Tigers scored 19 points in the third quarter, cutting the Jasper lead to 42-41 going into the final period. The teams were tied at 54-54 at the end of regulation.

Meek was 8 of 12 at the free-throw line in overtime with Aaron connecting on 5 of 6.

Payton Key made six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Meek while Stuart Waldrop made a pair of 3-pointers and finished with nine.

For Jasper, John David Harrell had 19 points, Jase Barrentine made five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and Ryan Thaler added 10.

In Friday's other tournament game involving area teams, Dora defeated Carbon Hill 50-42.

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Curry wins Sumton Christian Holiday Classic

Curry 53, Sumiton Christian 52

Jakob Hicks had 31 points and 13 rebounds, leading Curry to a 53-52 overtime win over Sumiton Christian in the boys championship game of the Sumiton Christian Holiday Classic on Friday night.

The Yellow Jackets (11-5), who have won eight straight games, led 12-4 after the opening quarter. Sumiton Christian cut the lead to 24-21 at the half and Curry took a 35-31 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles outscored Curry 15-11 in the fourth to notch the score at 46-46 at the end of regulation.

Colt Aaron finished with six points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Jackets while Blake Darty had four points and 11 boards.

For Sumiton Christian (10-4), Judson Laird had 16 points, Isaiah Wright put in 11, Jeremy Brown had seven and John Moon added six.

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Corner girls win tournament title

Corner 54, Sumiton Christian 38

Jiselle Woodson had 31 points, seven steals and six rebounds as Corner defeated Sumiton Christian 54-38 for the girls championship on Friday night.

Corner held a 38-33 lead going into the final quarter and pulled away from there, outscoring Sumiton Christian 16-5 down the stretch.

Brantly Bonds had 15 points, six steals and three rebounds for Corner (14-5) while Lauren Higginbotham added three points and 12 rebounds.

For Sumiton Christian, Lexi Jackson and Zana Aderholt had nine points.

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Oakman boys advance at Locust Fork

Oakman 70, Brindlee Mountain 57

Oakman won its second straight game at the Locust Fork Christmas Tournament on Friday, beating Brindlee Mountain 70-57.

For the No. 3 Wildcats, DJ Roberts had 27 points, Skylar Hice had 15 points, Christan Hubbard had 14 points and AJ Odom added nine.

Oakman plays Cleveland at 2 p.m. today in the championship game.

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Winston County girls advance to championship game

Winston County 49, East Lawrence 19

Winston County cruised to the championship game of the Winston County Girls Christmas Tournament with a 49-19 rout of East Lawrence on Friday.

The Yellow Jackets play Belgreen in the title game set for 1:45 p.m. today.

Against East Lawrence, Kady Bonds led the Jackets with 21 points and eight rebounds. Saige Blanton had a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five steals while Mackenzie Blackwood had nine points, five rebounds and four steals.

Belgreen advanced to the championship game with a 44-41 win over Decatur Heritage.

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Carbon Hill, Curry girls win at Winston County

Both Carbon Hill and Curry earned wins in the Winston County Girls Christmas Tournament on Friday.

Carbon Hill defeated Vinemont 48-22.

For the Bulldogs, Alayna Ivie had 14 points, Abby Martin had 13 points, seven steals and five assists and Lacey Evans put in six points.

Curry edged Addison 56-52 with Abbey Moon recording her 10th double-double of the season with 15 points and 22 rebounds. Morgan Davidson had 19 points.

For Addison, Destiny Walker had 21 points and Macey Butler added 10.

Carbon Hill plays Curry at 11:15 a.m. today in a tournament consolation game.