OAKMAN — Skylar Hice followed up a 30-point performance on Thursday with 28 more in just three quarters on Friday night as Oakman routed area foe Lamar County 75-41.
With the win, Oakman (13-4, 3-2) moved a step closer to locking up the No. 2 seed in Class 3A, Area 10. Both area losses came to Winfield.
Oakman wasted no time taking control on Friday night.
Hice scored 11 points in the first quarter and AJ Odom, Ketch Jones, Christian Hubbard and Brody Harbison added points as the Wildcats took a 20-12 lead into the second quarter.
The Wildcats held Lamar County to just seven points in the second. Oakman, meanwhile got six more points from Hice and five points from Bubba Odom as the Wildcats pushed their lead to 42-19 at the half.
Oakman took a 30-point lead, 62-32, into the final quarter.
For the Wildcats, AJ Odom had 12 points, Harbison added 10, Dawson Crowell put in nine, Bubba Odom had eight, Hubbard added four and both Cannon Taylor and Ketch Jones had two points.
For Lamar County (3-13, 0-5), Richard Hathcock had 12 points.
Oakman closes out area play at Carbon Hill on Tuesday.
Lamar County 48, Oakman 44
Oakman had one of its best performances of the season on Friday night, losing a narrow 48-44 decision to Lamar County.
Oakman stayed within striking distance until the end of the game. The Wildcats led 13-10 after the first quarter. Lamar County rallied for a 24-20 halftime lead. The visitors also led 32-27 after three quarters.
Both teams shot 16 free throws in the final quarter with Lamar County making eight and Oakman making seven.
The Wildcats got 17 points from Shalayiah Waid and both Alaisha Hubbard and Savannah Brown added eight points.
For Lamar County, Kaylee Hassell had 14 points and Katie Collins added 10.
Hayden 64, Jasper 63
Jasper’s path to hosting the Class 5A, Area 11 tournament took a hit on Friday night in a 64-63 loss to Hayden.
The teams combined for 51 points in a hectic fourth quarter that saw the Wildcats rally from a four-point deficit for the victory.
Hayden made just 10 of 24 free throws in the final period, but it was enough to hand Jasper its second area loss. The Vikings had drawn even with Mortimer Jordan atop the area standings following a 57-34 home win over Mortimer Jordan on Tuesday.
On Friday, Hayden led 13-10 after the first quarter and pushed its last to seven points, 27-20, at the half. The Vikings charged back behind Trinity Epps’ eight points in the third quarter to take a 40-36 lead going into the fourth.
The Wildcats outscored Jasper 28-23 in the final quarter. John David Harrell kept Jasper close with a pair of 3-pointers and seven points in the period.
On the night, Jasper was 11 of 19 from the free-throw line while Hayden was 14 of 36.
Epps led Jasper (9-9, 4-2) with 16 points, Harrell had 12, Harrison Saunders added nine, Antione Harris put in eight, Garrett Pschirer had six, Brent Geeter had five, while Kaden Shelton, Averiun Berry and Anthony Harris had two and Drew Martin had one.
For Hayden (13-6, 4-2), Nathan Morgan led all scorers with 22 points, Silas Miller had 12 and Collin Chappell put in 11.
Japser hosts Haleyville on Tuesday. The Vikings' final two area games are home against Corner on Jan. 21 and at Dora on Jan. 28.
Hayden closes out area play with games at Dora on Tuesday and home against Mortimer Jordan on Friday.
Jasper 49, Hayden 41
Jasper battled back from a double-digit deficit to beat Hayden 49-41 on the road in their Class 5A, Area 11 game on Friday night.
Hayden jumped out to a 10-0 lead. The Vikings trailed 20-8 after the opening quarter. Jasper cut the gap to 30-25 at the half and the Vikings tied the game at 36-36 going into the fourth quarter.
Jasper outscored Hadyen 13-5 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.
Idaysia Mercer had 17 points for the Vikings (12-9, 4-2), Alex Oliver had 10 points, Jordan Gilbert put in nine, Kelsey Shelton had six points, Cagejia Hosey added four and Hallie Harrell put in three.
Jasper hosts Haleyville on Tuesday.
For Hayden (12-4, 3-3), Gracie Benton had 12 points.
Sumiton Christian 43, Vincent 36
Sumiton Christian moved to 2-0 in area play with a 43-36 road win over Vincent on Friday.
Emma Potts had 12 points and Sarah Hadder put in 10 for the Eagles.
Sumiton Christian (7-11) hosts Altamont in another Class 2A, Area 10 matchup on Tuesday.
Mortimer Jordan 64, Dora 37
Winfield 66, Carbon Hill 29
Vincent 66, Sumiton Christian 40
Winston County 53, Meek 41
Lynn 67, Falkville 53
Red Bay 55, Addison 41
Mortimer Jordan 88, Dora 18
Winfield 58, Carbon Hill 31
Falkville 55, Lynn 27
Addison 42, Red Bay 31