High School Basketball roundup: Dodd scores 31 as Carbon Hill rallies past ACA
by Johnathan Bentley
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Carbon Hill's Caroline Dodd brings the ball up the court against American Christian Academy on Tuesday. Dodd had 31 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Bulldogs rallied for a 47-45 win. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Carbon Hill's Caroline Dodd brings the ball up the court against American Christian Academy on Tuesday. Dodd had 31 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Bulldogs rallied for a 47-45 win. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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CARBON HILL — Caroline Dodd exploded for 17 fourth-quarter points, including the game-winning shot with 28 seconds remaining, as the Carbon Hill Bulldogs rallied from an 11-point deficit for a 47-45 home victory over American Christian Academy  on Tuesday.

ACA led the game through the first three quarters and took a 38-27 lead into the fourth period.

The Patriots were in total control, until Dodd brought the Bulldogs back. She had 17 of the team’s 20 points in the quarter.

Carbon  Hill’s Abby Tittle drew the Bulldogs within three points at 43-40 with a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the 2:30 mark.

After an ACA basket, Dodd made a pair of free throws with 1:03 left to cut the gap to 45-42. After a steal, Dodd brought Carbon Hill even at 45-45 with a 3-pointer at the 50-second mark.

She connected on the game-winning shot, a driving jumper in the lane, with 28 seconds left to put the Bulldogs up for good. The basket gave Carbon Hill its only lead of the game.

ACA led 13-11 after the opening quarter and 29-19 at the half. For Carbon Hill (5-2), Tittle finished with nine points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Savanna Lawson had five points and nine rebounds and Destiny Owens added two points. Molli Clark led the team with 13 rebounds.

 Carbon Hill plays at Corner on Friday.

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BOYS

ACA 61, Carbon Hill 49

Carbon Hill’s Gerald Smith scored 35 points, but the rest of the team could muster only 14 as the Bulldogs dropped a home game to ACA 61-49 on Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs trailed by seven points going into the fourth quarter and drew within three points at the 3-minute mark only to watch ACA go on a run to end the game.

Carbon Hill led 14-12 after the opening quarter and trailed 30-24 at the half. ACA led 46-39 going into the final quarter.

Smith added six blocks, five rebounds and three assists for the Bulldogs (4-2). Stevie Simerly had six points, Nathan Johnson put in five and both Jordan Henson and Evan Castle each had two points.

Carbon Hill opens area play at Corner on Friday.

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BOYS

Dora 65, Curry 48

Dora took a 13-point lead after the first quarter and made it stand, beating Curry 65-48 on the road Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs (6-0) led 38-24 at the break and 49-34 after three quarters.

For Dora, Darian Ramsey scored 12 points, Kelan Bell added 10 and both Tyreke Bell and Tyler Sims had seven points.

Curry’s Jarrod Owens led all scorers with 17 points while Jaxon Aaron put in 13.

Dora is now 2-0 on the week after beating Fayette County 75-40 on Monday. Next up for the Bulldogs are home games against Minor on Thursday and American Christian on Friday.

Curry plays at Corner on Thursday and hosts Vinemont on Friday.

Dora won the JV game 77-44 with Zac Dutton leading the way with 30 points. Alex Russell added 21.

Dora also won the ninth-grade game, 52-32. Davian Freeman led the Bulldogs with 20.

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GIRLS

Cordova 72, Winston County 27

The Cordova Lady Blue Devils (7-2, 2-0) stayed perfect in Class 3A, Area 14 play, thanks to Tuesday night’s 72-27 victory over the Winston County Yellow Jackets at Double Springs.

Jessica Willingham led the Blue Devils in scoring with 18 points, six rebounds and five steals. Alexis Cooper followed with an 11-point, five-rebound and five-steal night. Raigan Sherer added nine points and six rebounds and Kennedy Stracner had seven points.

Cordova took a 19-7 lead through the first period, then added to its advantage by outscoring Winston County 27-10 in the second period to remain in command, 46-17 at halftime.

Both teams scored 10 points in the third period, with the Blue Devils still on top, 56-27. Cordova shut out Winston County in the fourth period while adding 16 to its point total for the 72-27 win.

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BOYS

Winston County 74, Cordova 43

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 17-11 advantage in the first period, before the Blue Devils 17-16 scoring run in the second period to draw within five, 33-28.

Winston County held Cordova to nine points in the third period while adding 17 to their total to stay in front, 56-37. An 18-6 run by the Yellow Jackets helped clinch the 74-43 victory.

Jonathan Softley had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Blue Devils, while Kenderra Taylor contributed with seven points.

Both squads will face the Sumiton Christian Eagles on Thursday in Sumiton in non-area action.

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BOYS

Sumiton Christian 51, Meek 36

The Eagles held Meek to just 15 second-half points as Sumiton Christian earned a 51-36 road win on Tuesday.

Sumiton Christian held a slim 15-11 lead after the first quarter and pushed it to 28-21 at the half.

The second half was all Sumiton Christian. The Eagles led 41-28 at the end of three quarters.

Vann Lovelady led the Eagles with 14 points while DeMonte Hobbs put in nine. For Meek, Seth Hayes had nine points and Ty Neal added eight.

Sumiton Christian hosts Cordova on Thursday.

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GIRLS

Sumiton Christian 44, Meek 41

Sumiton Christian jumped out to a 15-point lead after three quarters and held off a Meek comeback for a  44-41 win on Tuesday.

The Eagles led 16-8 after the opening quarter and held a slim 27-26 lead at the half. Sumiton Christian held Meek scoreless in the third quarter for a 41-26 lead. The Tigers outscored Sumiton Christian 15-3 in the final quarter.

For the Eagles, Kendell Hamm had 15 points and Katlyn Sides added eight.

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BOYS

Addison 47, St. Bernard 35

Kaleb Estill scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Addison Bulldogs to a 47-35 area road victory over St. Bernard on Tuesday.

With the win, Addison (2-1) improved to 2-0 in area play.

John Everett had 10 points and six assists for the Bulldogs while Tony Brown had eight points, 10 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Ronnie Willett added seven points and 11 rebounds while Jake Bryson had six rebounds and five assists.

Addison play county rival Lynn on the road Tuesday.

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GIRLS

Addison 50, St. Bernard 32

Kayla Pruitt and Kallie Brown led a balanced Addison attack as the Bulldogs pulled away from St. Bernard for a 50-32 road victory.

Pruitt had 14 points and seven rebounds while Brown had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Lauren Cutcher had eight points, seven assists and four rebounds, Mason Evans had eight points, six assists and five rebounds.

Addison (2-0, 2-0) plays defending county champion Lynn on the road Tuesday.

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BOYS

Walker 60, Fayette County 50

Walker’s boys matched last year’s win total, knocking off Fayette County 60-50 on the road for the Vikings’ sixth win of the season on Tuesday.

First year coach Rufus McDuffie also guided the team to a tournament championship in Tullahoma, Tenn., over the weekend. Walker went 3-0 in the event. With Tuesday’s victory, the Vikings are now 6-1 on the season despite playing just one home game so far this season.

Walker finished 6-17 last year under coach Scotty Ware.

Next up for the Vikings is the area opener against Hayden on Friday.

Walker returns home next Tuesday in a game against Mortimer Jordan.

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Lynn sweeps Brilliant

Both Lynn basketball teams stayed unbeaten with home, area wins over Brilliant on Tuesday.

The Lynn boys won 66-48 while the Lynn girls picked up a 43-24 win.

Both teams are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in area play.

Lynn plays at Parrish on Thursday.