Prep Basketball: Hice scores 37, No. 8 Oakman beats Hueytown

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 1/17/20

Oakman’s Skylar Hice had 37 points to lead the Wildcats to an 84-81 road victory over Class 6A Hueytown on Thursday night.

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Prep Basketball: Hice scores 37, No. 8 Oakman beats Hueytown

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Oakman’s Skylar Hice had 37 points to lead the Wildcats to an 84-81 road victory over Class 6A Hueytown on Thursday night.
The Wildcats, who entered the ASWA poll as the No. 8 team in Class 3A on Wednesday night, improved to 15-4 on the season. Oakman hosts Hueytown, which is led by former Dora, Parrish and Cordova coach Heath Burns, on Saturday. Burns led Cordova to the county’s only AHSAA state championship in 2018.
On Thursday, Hice helped seal the victory with 16 points in the final quarter. Christian Hubbard finished with 15 points for Oakman, Ketch Jones had eight, both Brody Harbison and AJ Odom had seven points, Bubba Odom and Dawson Crowell each added four and Cannon Taylor had two points.
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Varsity Boys
Dora 60, Fultondale 42
Dora snapped a lengthy losing streak on the road at Fultondale on Thursday night, winning 60-42.
The Bulldogs took control early, building a 15-5 lead after the opening quarter. Dora led 34-19 at the half and 44-29 after three quarters.
Kavin Towns led the team with 20 points, Knoxx Eustice, Ronnie Waldrop and JaMarcus Goodmon each had eight points, Matthew Harrison put in seven, Elijah Pruitt added six and Kaleb Towns had three.
Dora (4-14), which had lost nine straight games, plays an area game tonight at Corner.
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Varsity Boys
Sumiton Christian 51, Meek 46
Isaiah Wright poured in 27 points to lead the Sumiton Christian Eagles to a 51-46 road win over Meek on Thursday night.
The game was close throughout the first two quarters. Meek led 13-5 after the opening period and 20-18 at the half. Sumiton Christian (15-8) took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 18-7 for a 36-27 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Jase Barrentine had 11 points for the Eagles and Meek (3-20) was led by Stuart Waldrep with 16 points.
Sumiton Christian plays at Berry today. Meek hosts St. Bernard on Monday.
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Wednesday’s game
Varsity Boys
Jasper 46, Carver 39
Jasper started its three-game road trip with a win on Wednesday night, beating Carver 46-39.
The Vikings turned to their defense down the stretch, recording three late steals to seal the win.
Jasper, which took a slim 31-30 lead into the fourth quarter, got two clutch 3-pointers from Brent Geeter in the final period. Geeter paced the Vikings (11-9) with 14 points. The Rams led 13-7 after the opening quarter. Jasper drew even at 18-18 at the half.
Antione Harris had 10 points for the Vikings, Trinity Epps added seven, John David Harrell had six, Anthony Harris had four, EJ Colbert added three points and Harrison Saunders had two.
For Carver (8-17), Chris Blount had 20 points.
Jasper plays at Cullman today.