Prep Basketball: Oakman beats Carbon Hill at buzzer

Oakman girls rally from 10 down for win

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/14/18

CARBON HILL — Oakman used a length of the court pass and a clutch shot at the buzzer to stun Carbon Hill 63-62 in their area showdown on Friday night.

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Prep Basketball: Oakman beats Carbon Hill at buzzer

Oakman girls rally from 10 down for win


CARBON HILL — Oakman used a length of the court pass and a clutch shot at the buzzer to stun Carbon Hill 63-62 in their area showdown on Friday night.

Skylar Hice played the role of the hero for Oakman, catching the inbound pass from Slayde Crowell on the baseline and draining the jumper for the win.

Oakman — which was playing its first game since receiving a No. 3 ranking in the ASWA poll — trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter, but battled back behind Hice and Christian Hubbard. Both players had eight points in the quarter, with Hubbard knocking down a pair of 3 pointers.

In the closing seconds, Carbon Hill missed a pair of free throws, leaving the door open for the Wildcats. Oakman grabbed the rebound on the second missed free throw and called a timeout with 1.1 seconds left on the clock, setting up the game-winning final play.

The Bulldogs missed seven free throws in the fourth quarter.

Oakman (7-1 overall, 2-0 in 3A, Area 10) led early with Hice throwing down a dunk at the buzzer to end the first quarter, giving the Wildcats a 19-10 lead. Carbon Hill’s Isaac Woodard caught fire in the second quarter, making four 3-pointers and scoring 14 points. His final 3 gave Carbon Hill a 35-33 lead at the half.

The Bulldogs pushed their lead to five points at 49-44 going into the final quarter.

Hubbard finished with 23 points for the Wildcats while Hice had 14 and DJ Roberts put in 12. Both AJ Odom and Crowell had five points.

For Carbon Hill (4-5, 0-2), Woodard had 19 points and Jon Michael Madison added 17.

Oakman plays again on Tuesday at home against Winfield. Carbon Hill host Dora on Tuesday.


Varsity Girls

Oakman 42, Carbon Hill 37

In a back-and-forth game it was Oakman that had the final run of the night in a 42-37 area win over the Bulldogs.

Carbon Hill, which was held scoreless in the first quarter, battled back from a 12-point deficit only to see Oakman rally from 10 points down in the final quarter to earn the win.

Carbon Hill led 31-21 with 7:34 left in the game, but Iyana Canada and Chante Williams brought the Wildcats back.

Williams broke a 35-35 tie with a 3-pointer at the 1:10 mark, giving Oakman a 3-point lead. Carbon Hill cut the lead to one point at 38-37 after a steal and a score by Gracie Wyma with 24 seconds left, but Oakman connected on a long pass to Canada who went in for a layup with 27 seconds remaining. Alaisha Hubbard turned a steal into two more points with seven seconds left to seal the win.

Both Canada and Williams had 16 points to lead Oakman (7-1, 2-0).

For Carbon Hill (8-4, 1-1), Allie Parr led the way with nine points and both Lacey Evans and Abby Martin had eight.


JV Boys

Carbon Hill 55, Oakman 29

Tristen Terry scored 19 points and Haden Pare added 16 as the Carbon Hill JV boys team earned a 55-29 win. Ketch Jones had 12 points for Oakman.


JV Girls

Carbon Hill 41, Oakman 16

Kinleigh Jennings had 17 points to lead the Carbon Hill JV girls past Oakman on Friday. Santana Clark added five points while Anna McGinnis and Jenna Johnson and Katie Halbrook each had four points.


Varsity Boys

Dora 74, Hayden 67

Dora put 52 points on the scoreboard to make up a 13-point halftime deficit and earn a 74-67 area win over Hayden on Friday at Dora High School.

JaCory Woods had 17 points and seven rebounds for Dora (5-5, 2-1), Averiun Berry added 16 points, five rebounds, five steals and four assists and Kavin Towns put in 14.

Hayden held a 17-9 lead after the first quarter and 35-22 at the half. Dora rallied for a 48-44 lead going into the final quarter.

Dora hosts Briarwood Christian on Monday and travels to Carbon Hill on Tuesday.


Varsity Boys

Sumiton Christian 60, Berry 36

Sumiton Christian improved to 8-2 on the season with a 60-36 home victory over Berry on Friday.

The Eagles led 11-10 after the opening quarter and 22-16 at the half. Sumiton Christian pushed its lead to 49-27 going into the final quarter.

Isaiah Wright scored 17 points to lead the Eagles while Judson Laird added 11 points.

The Eagles play at Oak Grove on Monday.


Varsity Boys

Curry 59, Cordova 25

Curry held Cordova to four first-half points en route to a 59-25 area win at Cordova on Friday night.

The Yellow Jackets led 15-0 after the opening quarter and 25-4 at the half. Curry pushed its lead to 40-11 after three quarters.

Jakob Hicks had 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for Curry, Luke Smith connected on six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and Hunter Wilson added six points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

Kam Cooper had 14 points for Cordova.

Curry (7-5, 2-0) plays at Addison on Monday.

Cordova (1-4, 0-2) plays at Hamilton on Tuesday.


Varsity Girls

Curry 58, Cordova 30

Curry jumped out to a 17-4 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 58-30 area, road win at Cordova on Friday.

The Yellow Jackets (7-5, 2-0) led 33-20 at the half and 47-21 after three quarters.

Abbey Moon recorded her seventh double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Laycee Cordell added 10 points and both Allie Downs and Anna Reese Woodley had eight points.


Varsity Boys

Lynn 68, Falkville 50

Noah Jackson had 25 points, 17 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists, leading Lynn to a 68-50 road win over Falkville on Friday.

The Bears trailed 32-31 at half before outscoring the Blue Devils 37-18 in the second half.

Lynn (7-5, 2-1) led 51-43 after three quarters.

Griffin Lynn had 15 points and 11 rebounds while Lance Harris added 10 points.

Lynn hosts Meek on Monday.


Friday's other scores

Varsity Boys

Sulligent 75, Addison 56

Winston County 44, Meek 41


Varsity Girls

Addison 54, Sulligent 29

Winston County 56, Meek 32

Hayden 57, Dora 12

Falkville 53, Lynn 40