Walker County Basketball Tournament: Oakman, Dora to meet for girls title

Dora gets past Carbon Hill in overtime

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 1/19/18

CARBON HILL — The second-seeded Dora Bulldogs locked-up a championship game spot with a thrilling 70-67 overtime win over the third-seeded Carbon Hill Bulldogs in their semifinal game Friday night.

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Walker County Basketball Tournament: Oakman, Dora to meet for girls title

Dora gets past Carbon Hill in overtime

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CARBON HILL — The second-seeded Dora Bulldogs locked-up a championship game spot with a thrilling 70-67 overtime win over the third-seeded Carbon Hill Bulldogs in their semifinal game Friday night.

Dora was led by Zharia Hubbard’s 24 point, nine-rebound performance, while Deja Pendleton also scored 24 points with seven rebounds. Kera James added 14 points.

For Carbon Hill (9-12), Molly Kate Atkins scored a career-high 30 points with seven rebounds and Abby Martin had 11 points.

Carbon Hill established control in the first period with a 13-8 advantage.

Outscoring Dora 19-15 in the second period, Carbon Hill took a 32-23 edge into halftime.

A 13-12 scoring effort in the third period by Carbon Hill extended the lead to 10 points, 45-35.

Dora (13-6) rallied in the fourth period, capping off a 16-6 run with two free-throw shots by James to tie the contest at 51-51.

A 6-0 run by Carbon Hill was countered by a 6-0 spurt by Dora, sending the game into overtime tied at 57-57. The overtime period belonged to Dora, with the key three-point basket being scored by Pendleton for the 70-67 win.

Carbon Hill’s girls had been in the Walker County Tournament finals each of the last seven years.

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(1) Oakman 46, (4) Curry 35

Heather Thompson recorded a triple-double of 15 points, 12 steals and 10 rebounds to lead the top-seed Oakman Wildcats to a 46-35 win over the fourth-seed Curry Yellow Jackets and a spot in the championship final.

Joselyn Chatman had 12 points for the Wildcats (13-10), while Alaisha Hubbard scored seven points with 10 rebounds.

For Curry, Morgan Davidson led with 14 points, while Abbey Moon followed with 11 points.

With the game tied at 7-7 nearing the end of the first period, Thompson completed a three-point play to give the Wildcats a 10-7 edge.

The Yellow Jackets battled back in the second period, outscoring the Wildcats 14-13. Keana Pearson connected on a two-point basket before the buzzer to cut Oakman’s lead to two points, 23-21, at the half.

Both teams scored eight points in the third period, leaving the Wildcats still holding a two-point advantage, 31-29.

Curry (6-14) was able to tie the game once again early in the fourth period, 33-33, before Oakman ended the contest on a 13-2 run en route to the 46-35 victory.