Prep Basketball: Harrell leads Jasper to area win over Dora

Carbon Hill earns sweep of Cordova

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/22/18

DORA — Jasper knocked down eight 3-pointers in the first half to take control and hand Dora a 69-52 home loss on Friday night.

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Prep Basketball: Harrell leads Jasper to area win over Dora

Carbon Hill earns sweep of Cordova

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DORA — Jasper knocked down eight 3-pointers in the first half to take control and hand Dora a 69-52 home loss on Friday night.

John David Harrell led the charge for the Vikings, making four 3-pointers and finishing with 22 points as Jasper picked up the area win.

Ryan Thaler and Jase Barrentine got the Vikings going in the first quarter, with each making a pair of 3-pointers. Harrell added four points and Jasper took a 16-5 lead into the second quarter.

Harrell got the hot hand in the second period, making three 3-pointers and scoring 11 points. Trinity Epps added four points in the quarter as Jasper pushed its lead to 36-15 at the half.

Dora didn’t get within striking distance the rest of the way.

Jasper led 47-31 after three quarters and the Vikings were a perfect 9 for 9 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

For Jasper, Thaler finished with 13 points, Barrentine added 11 and Epps added 10. For Dora, JaCory Woods had 15 points.

Jasper’s next game comes against Fayette County in the Good Hands Tournament at Jasper’s Carl Cannon Coliseum at 3 p.m., on Thursday. Dora opens the tournament vs. Hillcrest at noon on Thursday.

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Varsity Girls

Jasper 64, Dora 14

Jasper’s girls erupted for 30 points in the second quarter on their way to a 64-14 victory over Dora on Friday.

Eight of nine Jasper players scored in the game with four girls scoring in double figures. Anna Kate Herring had 15 points, both Molly Kate Atkins and Amia Porter had 11 points while Idaysia Mercer put in 10.

Jasper jumped out to a 15-3 lead after the opening quarter with Atkins knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and scoring eight points in the quarter.

In the second quarter, Mercer had eight points, Porter put in seven and Herring had six.

Jasper led 45-6 at the half. The Vikings took a 57-9 lead into the fourth quarter. Both teams play again on Jan. 4 at Jasper.

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Varsity Girls

Carbon Hill 59, Cordova 33

Abby Martin had a triple double to lead Carbon Hill to its 11th win of the season on Friday night at Cordova.

Martin had 11 points, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Bulldogs’ 59-33 victory.

Carbon Hill (11-4) held a slim 14-8 lead after the opening quarter, but took command in the second quarter, outscoring Cordova 20-5 to build a 34-13 halftime lead. The Bulldogs led 45-25 going into the final quarter.

Three Carbon Hill players scored in double figures, led by Lacey Evans with 16 points and seven rebounds. Allie Parr had 10 points, Grayson Evans and Bailey Kelley each had six and Ally Martin and Alyana Ivie put in five apiece.

For Cordova, Jaqulyn Braswell had 15 points and McKinsey Boteler added 11.

Carbon Hill returns to the court on Thursday at the Winston County Christmas Tournament. The Bulldogs take on the eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets at 3:45 p.m.

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Varsity Boys

Carbon Hill 48, Cordova 32

Carbon Hill pulled away in the fourth quarter Friday night, handing the home-standing Cordova Blue Devils a 48-32 loss.

Cordova stayed within striking distance until the final eight minutes. The Blue Devils made just two shots in the fourth quarter, scoring five points. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs got seven points in the quarter from Ishmael Jones.

Carbon Hill won the first meeting 44-29.

Friday’s game was close through the first three quarters. Carbon Hill held a slim 10-9 lead after the first quarter and took a 21-17 lead into the half. The Bulldogs pushed their lead to 33-27 going into the fourth quarter.

Carson McGinnis led Carbon Hill with 15 points, Jones finished with 13 and both Isaac Woodard and Braden Wright had eight.

For Cordova, Kam Cooper had 14 points.

Carbon Hill plays again on Thursday in the Good Hands Tournament at Jasper’s Carl Cannon Coliseum. Carbon Hill plays Gardendale at 10:30 a.m.