Prep Basketball: Meek hammers Brilliant

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/4/17

ARLEY — Meek came out on fire Monday night against Brilliant.

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Prep Basketball: Meek hammers Brilliant

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ARLEY — Meek came out on fire Monday night against Brilliant.

The Tiger defense turned miscues in points time and time again through the first eight minutes.

On the opposite end of the court, the Brilliant couldn’t catch a break, missing every layup, 3-pointer and jumper they took.

By the time the opening quarter came to an end, Meek held a commanding 20-0 lead. The Tigers maintained that lead the rest of the way, earning a 62-36 victory against an over-matched Brilliant squad.

In the game, 13 different players scored points for the Tigers.

For Meek, Jacob Woodard and Payton Key buried 3-pointers in the opening quarter. Both Caleb Aaron and Luke Sherer scored four points and Kevin Chino closed out the period with a basket for the 20-0 advantage.

Brilliant got on the scoreboard at the 7:37 mark of the second quarter with a free throw. By the point, the Tigers were in control.

Meek led 35-18 at the half and 49-24 at the end of three quarters.

Sherer was the Tigers’ only scorer in double figures with 11 points, Bryson Hudson added nine, Woodard put in seven, Chino had six, Key had five, Aaron, John Mark Abercrombie, Ian Sargent and Lane Phillips each had four points, Chris Clark had three points, Garrett Sparks and Jester Wright each put in two and Hayden Twilley added one point.

For Brilliant, both Hayden Bryant and Timothy Bryant had 12 points.

Meek (4-0) plays at Sumiton Christian today.

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Varsity Girls

Meek 54, Brilliant 31

Sevanna Banks scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the first half to lead Meek to a 54-31 home win over Brilliant on Monday night.

The Tigers led 16-9 after the first quarter and put the game away in the second period, outscoring Brilliant 16-4 for a 32-13 halftime lead. Meek (4-3) led 36-26 after three quarters.

Emma Fincher added 13 points for the Tigers, Amanda Cunningham put in 10, Jayden Waldrep added eight and both Bailee Fincher and Joni Rudd had four.

For Brilliant, Alexis McCarley led all scorers with 17 points in a losing effort.

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Varsity Girls

Addison 61, St. Bernard 25

Addison jumped out to a double-digit lead over St. Bernard in the first quarter and pulled away from there, beating the Saints 61-25 on the road Monday night.

The Bulldogs led 18-5 after the first quarter, 27-14 at the half and 43-19 going into the final quarter.

Destiny Walker had 15 points and five rebounds for Addison, Kaylee Brummett had 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals, Macey Butler had 14 points and five steals and Callie Crider added eight points and 11 rebounds.

Addison hosts Sumiton Christian on Thursday.

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Varsity Girls

Jasper 55, Northridge 43

Five players scored eight or more points, leading the Jasper girls to a 55-43 road win over Northridge on Monday.

McKinley Ferguson led the Vikings with 15 points while Alex Oliver put in 11, both Kelsey Shelton and Tameyah Griffin added nine and Iyana Ivory had eight.

Jasper (3-5) led 13-8 going into the second quarter and 24-20 at the half. The Vikings pushed the lead to 37-30 after three quarters.

Jasper plays at Muscle Shoals today.

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Varsity Boys

Dora 66, Tarrant 59

Dora’s Brent Geeter knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points to lead the Dora Bulldogs to a 66-59 home win over Tarrant on Monday night.

Cole Hargrove added 17 points and Achilya Dixon put in 12 for Dora, which improved to 3-3 o the season. The Bulldogs open Class 4A, Area 10 play at Cordova today.

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Varsity Girls

Dora 47, Tarrant 18

Zharia Hubbard, Ja’Mya Harris and Deja Pendleton led a balanced Dora attack as the Bulldogs picked up a 47-18 win over Tarrant on Monday.

Hubbard led the way with 12 points, Harris added 11 and Pendleton put in eight.