Prep Basketball: Oakman edges Holy Spirit in overtime

Carbon Hill boys win on Bice buzzer beater

By W. BRIAN HALE and JOHNATHAN BENTLEY Eagle Sports
Posted 11/28/17

OAKMAN — The Oakman Wildcats outscored the Holy Spirit Saints 10-9 in overtime to clinch an 85-84 home-opening victory on Tuesday in Oakman.

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Prep Basketball: Oakman edges Holy Spirit in overtime

Carbon Hill boys win on Bice buzzer beater

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OAKMAN — The Oakman Wildcats outscored the Holy Spirit Saints 10-9 in overtime to clinch an 85-84 home-opening victory on Tuesday in Oakman.

Peyton Hill led the Wildcats with a double-double effort of 31 points and 14 rebounds, while Christian Hubbard added 21 points and seven rebounds. James Woods had 19 points and seven rebounds.

Oakman held a four-point advantage, 19-15, at the end of the first period, but led by a point at halftime, 32-31.

The Wildcats regained momentum in the third period, outscoring the Saints 28-17 — only to have Holy Spirit to secure the fourth-period scoring edge, 27-15, forcing overtime with a 75-75 tie at the end of regulation.

The points went Oakman’s way in overtime, 10-9, with Hubbard and Hill contributing key shots for the 85-84 win.

The Wildcats travel to Hanceville on Friday.

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Carbon Hill 45, Winfield 43

Landon Bice made a layup at the buzzer as the Carbon Hill Bulldogs held a fourth-quarter Winfield rally to beat the Pirates 45-43 at Carbon Hill High School on Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs (2-1) led by 10 points at 39-29 going into the fourth quarter.

Carbon Hill struggled for points over the final eight minutes, scoring just six points. For the Bulldogs, Destin Blackwell had four points in the final quarter.

Winfield drew even with the Bulldogs at 43-43, setting up Bice’s game winner.

Bice led the Carbon Hill offense with 14 points, Blackwell added 13 and Isaac Woodard knocked down two 3-pointers and finished with six points while Gage Jean had five.

Carbon Hill hosts Hamilton on Thursday.

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Holy Spirit girls 47, Oakman 38

The Oakman Wildcats fell behind 12-8 in the first period and were outscored 6-5 in the second period, giving the Saints an 18-13 halftime lead.

Holy Spirit quickly gained a double-digit lead to start the second half, eventually outscoring Oakman 29-25 for the 47-38 victory.

Heather Thompson led Oakman with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Chante Williams had eight points and 11 rebounds.

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Carbon Hill 52 girls, Winfield 29

Molly Kate Atkins connected on seven 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as Carbon Hill blasted Winfield 52-29 at home on Tuesday night.

Carbon Hill (2-1) held a slim 21-15 lead at the half before Atkins erupted for 18 points in the third quarter, as the Bulldogs pushed their lead to 23 points at 45-22 going into the final quarter.

Atkins made 7 of 12 from long range and added seven steals, Ricki Jill Burrough had 11 points, Makindle McGough had four points and seven assists, Lacey Evans, playing in her first game this season, had four points and seven rebounds, Gracie Wyman and Ally Martin each had three points and Abby Martin had two points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Carbon Hill hosts Hamilton on Thursday.

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Curry girls 34, Northside 17

Curry held Northside to four points in the second half en route to a 34-17 home win on Tuesday night.

The Yellow Jackets led 10-5 after the first quarter and 22-13 at the half. Curry pushed its lead to 27-17 after three quarters and outscored the Rams 7-0 in the fourth period.

For Curry (4-3), Abbey Moon had 12 points while both Rae Ann Hall and Morgan Davidson had seven points.

The Yellow Jackets play at West Point on Friday.

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Sumiton Christian boys 60, Winston Co.50

Isaiah Wright scored 18 points and Judson Laird added 15 as Sumiton Christian earned a 60-50 home win over Winston County on Tuesday night.

For Winston County, Logan Daugherty and Justin Richie each had nine points.

The Eagles (2-1) host Victory Christian on Tuesday.

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Other Scores

Girls: Gardendale 56, Dora 36

Boys: Curry 72, Northside 70