Prep Basketball Roundup: No. 4 Cordova wins at Good Hope

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 12/1/17

At Good Hope, Isaac Chatman and Jayce Willingham combined for 23 fourth-period points in the fourth-ranked Cordova Blue Devils’ Class 4A, Area 10 opening-win, 65-50, over the Good Hope Raiders on Friday at Good Hope.

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Prep Basketball Roundup: No. 4 Cordova wins at Good Hope

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At Good Hope, Isaac Chatman and Jayce Willingham combined for 23 fourth-period points in the fourth-ranked Cordova Blue Devils’ Class 4A, Area 10 opening-win, 65-50, over the Good Hope Raiders on Friday at Good Hope.

Both Blue Devil seniors posted double-double performances on the night, with Willingham scoring 27 points with 15 rebounds, while Chatman had 25 points with 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. Demetrius Kirk added 10 points and six rebounds.

The opening period saw the two teams battle through six lead changes, with Chatman hitting a free throw before the buzzer to secure a 18-16 edge.

Neither team found offensive rhythm in the second period, but the Blue Devils held a 8-7 scoring edge to stay on top, 26-23, at the half.

Cordova began to pull away in the third period, adding three points to the lead following a 16-13 scoring battle for the 42-36 advantage.

Willingham and Chatman took control in the fourth period, scoring all of the Blue Devils’ 23 points en route to the 65-50 victory.

Cordova (3-1) stays in area play when they host the Dora Bulldogs on Monday.

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Carbon Hill 61, Vinemont 42

Carbon Hill dominated the second half, turning a two-point halftime lead into a blowout area victory at Vinemont on Friday night.

The Bulldogs led just 22-20 at the break, but outscored the Eagles 39-22 in the second half.

Both Braden Wright and Landon Bice had 10 points in the second half to lead the Carbon Hill offense. The Bulldogs led 42-30 after three quarters.

Wright led Carbon Hill with 16 points, Bice added 12, Alex Atkins had eight points and Isaac Woodard and Dillon Robert each had seven.

Carbon Hill hosts Haleyville on Tuesday.

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Varsity Girls

Carbon Hill 51, Vinemont 12

Carbon Hill picked up an easy road win over Vinemont in the area opener for both teams, winning 51-12 on Friday.

The Bulldogs led 12-2 after the first quarter and 25-5 at the half.

Molly Kate Atkins led Carbon Hill (4-1, 1-0) with 11 points and five steals, Lacey Evans had nine points, Abby Martin had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists, Ricki Jill Burrough had eight points and Alayna Ivie had seven points and four steals.

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Friday’s other scores

Varsity Girls

Good Hope 64, Cordova 15

Addison 55, Lynn 21

Varsity Boys

Hanceville 87, Oakman 56

Meek 69, Berry 48

Sumiton Christian 57, Victory Christian 47

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Thursday’s Games

Hamilton 47, Carbon Hill 45

Hamilton’s Justin Webb made a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to give the Aggies a narrow 47-45 win over Carbon Hill on Thursday night.

The game was close throughout with Carbon Hill holding a 10-8 lead after the first quarter and a 21-17 lead at the half.

The Bulldogs led 36-34 going into the final quarter. Carbon Hill’s Landon Bice led all scorers with 18 points and Isaac Woodard added 10 points.

For the Aggies, Webb had 17 points and Jordan Cross put in 10.

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Carbon Hill girls 41, Hamilton 36

Carbon Hill outscored Hamilton 18-9 in the fourth quarter to make up a four-point deficit and knock off the Aggies 41-36 on Thursday.

The Bulldogs led 10-4 after the opening quarter and 18-11 at the half. Hamilton rallied for a 27-23 lead going into the final quarter.

For Carbon Hill, Ricki Jill Burrough had 17 points and seven rebounds, Makindle McGough had six points and four rebounds, Alayna Ivie had five points and four steals, Lacey Evans had four points and eight rebounds and Molly Kate Atkins added four points and seven steals.

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Tuscaloosa County 55, Jasper, 51, 2 OT

Jasper rallied from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, but fell to Tuscaloosa County 55-51 in double overtime on the road Thursday.

Tuscaloosa County led 14-7 after the first quarter and 23-14 at the half. The Wildcats pushed the lead to 34-23 after three quarters.

Jasper outscored Tuscaloosa County 16-5 in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 39-39. Both teams scored eight points in the first overtime. The score was tied 47-47 going into the second overtime.

For Jasper, Devin Harris led all scorers with 15 points and Brady Jett added 14.

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Meek 58, Winston County 37

Meek jumped out to an early double-digit lead en route to a 58-37 home win over Winston County on Thursday.

The Tigers led 14-2 after the first quarter, 28-9 at the half and 44-25 going into the final quarter.

Both Kevin Chino and Jacob Woodard led a balanced Meek attack with 11 points while both Peyton Key and John Mark Abercrombie had nine points.

For Winston County, Cade Taylor and Ethan Moore had eight points.