Carbon Hill girls earn 11th straight win
by Johnathan Bentley
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Carbon Hill's Lindsay Fluker eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark during Monday's win over Winfield. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Carbon Hill's Lindsay Fluker eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark during Monday's win over Winfield. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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Caroline Dodd came two assists short of a triple-double and Lindsay Fluker topped the 1,000-point mark for her career as Carbon Hill won its 11th game in a row, beating Winfield 51-37 on the road Monday night.

Carbon Hill, coming off its third straight Walker County Tournament championship on Saturday, controlled the game from the start and led by as many as 22 points.

“I was worried how much energy and focus we would have after the emotional weekend, but we came out firing and making shots,” Carbon Hill coach Wade Tittle said. “I am really pleased with the way we are playing right now.”

Dodd scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half. She also finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Fluker tallied 13 points and eight rebounds.

Both players have topped 1,000 career points at Carbon Hill.

“Lindsay is one of the main reasons this program has turned around. She’s been a starter since she got here four years ago and she has consistently been a scorer, rebounder and defender,” Tittle said. “Congratulations to her for reaching this mark in her career. She is one of the best players to ever play in our program.”

For Carbon Hill (21-5), Savanna Lawson added 10 points, Molli Clark put in four, Mallorie Buzbee had three and Meagan Bice put in two. Carbon Hill plays at Oakman Thursday.

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VARSITY BOYS

Carbon Hill 49, Winfield 46

Carbon Hill rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat Winfield 49-46 on the road Monday night.

The Bulldogs, who lost a nail-biter to Parrish in the Walker County Tournament final on Saturday, trailed by two points in the final minute, but outscored Winfield by five points down the stretch to earn the win.

Winfield held a 16-9 lead after the first quarter and led 26-20 at the half.

Carbon Hill (17-8) cut the gap to 37-33 after three quarters.

Gerald Smith finished with 19 points for the Bulldogs, Garrett Kirkland had 10, Isaac Slaton put in six, Daniel Woodard and Ryan Simerly added four while John Bray, Stevie Simerly and Chandler Gann had two.

Also on Monday, the coaches of Carbon Hill and Dora flipped a coin to determine the site of the area tournament. Dora won the toss, meaning the school will host the 4A, Area 8 Tournament next month.

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VARSITY BOYS

Dora 57, Haleyville 48

Ten Dora players scored as the Bulldogs took an early lead and built on it for a 57-48 road victory over the Lions on Monday.

Dora led 16-10 after the opening quarter and made the score 29-17 at the half. The Bulldogs led 47-30 going into the fourth quarter. For Dora, DeAngelo Pendleton had 11 points and seven rebounds, Deionte Smith added nine points, Kenton Petties had eight points and seven rebounds and Caleb May and Robert Johnson each had six points.

Dora plays at Parrish on Thursday and host the Tornadoes on Saturday.

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Saturday games

VARSITY GIRLS

Lynn 53, Marion County 17

Jackee Dodd recorded a double-double and the Lynn Bears won their 14th straight game, beating Marion County 53-17 on the road Saturday night.

With the win, Lynn closed out area play with a perfect 8-0 mark. The Bears will host the area tournament next month.

Lynn, which knocked down seven 3-pointers as a team, held Marion County to nine first-half points and dominated from start to finish en route to their 15th straight win.

Dodd finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Reagan Tittle added 10 points and four assists.

Lynn jumped out to a 10-2 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back. The Bears (24-1) were up 29-9 at the half and pushed their lead to 44-15 after three quarters.

Lynn plays at Berry on Thursday.

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VARSITY BOYS

No. 6 Marion County 66, Lynn 41

Sixth-ranked Marion County made quick work of Lynn in the boys game on Saturday.

The Red Raiders jumped out to an 18-4 lead after the opening quarter and Lynn didn't get within striking distance the rest of the game.

Marion County led 40-17 at the half and 60-30 going into the final quarter.

For the Bears (8-14, 1-7), Kyle Medeiros had 11 points, Payton Moore had 10 points and Ben Cagle had eight points and five rebounds.