High School Basketball roundup: Walker girls edge Pinson Valley
by W. Brian Hale
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Anna Claire Harris hit two free throws in the final five seconds of regulation to help the Walker Lady Vikings triumph over the Pinson Valley Indians, 56-54 on Thursday at Songer Gymnasium.

Mary Kate Harrell scored 15 points to lead the Vikings, with Harris following with 13. Sidney Cooper and Madisyn Hood each scored 10 points.

Walker jumped out to a 16-8 advantage in the first period, but a 13-7 run by Pinson Valley cut the Vikings lead to two, 23-21, at the half.

Walker added an additional two points to its edge in the third period to remain in command, 39-35.

With the teams tied at 54-54 with seconds remaining on the game clock, Harris was fouled and hit both shots from the free throw line to ensure Walker’s 56-54 win.

Walker (7-8) travels to Mortimer Jordan on Tuesday in a key area showdown.

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BOYS

Pinson Valley 66, Walker 57

The Pinson Valley Indians used a 17-13 run in the fourth period to defeat the Walker Vikings, 66-57, on Thursday at Songer Gymnasium.

Aaron Morris led Walker with 14 points, with Kenyatta Woods following with 12.

The Vikings (10-7) gained the early advantage with a one-point first period lead, 18-17, before the Indians countered with a 21-19 run for a one-point lead at halftime, 38-37.

Pinson Valley extended its edge to five points in the third period to stay on top, 49-44.

The Indians were able to limit the Vikings scoring opportunities while hitting free throws in the fourth period to ensure the 66-57 victory.

Walker, who started the season with a 10-2 mark, brings a five-game losing streak into Tuesday’s area game at Mortimer Jordan.

The Vikings’ next three game are against area foes. Walker leads the area with a 3-0 mark.

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BOYS

Oakman 54, Sumiton Christian 50

Three Oakman players scored in double figures as the Wildcats earned their second win over Sumiton Christian this season, beating the Eagles 54-50 at Oakman High School on Thursday.

Sumiton Christian (13-4) held a 14-10 lead after the opening quarter, but was outscored 19-9 in the second quarter as Oakman took a 29-23 lead into the half. The Wildcats (7-9) led 39-33 after three quarters.

Quinton Harris had 17 points for Oakman, Case Key had 12 points and Ashton Gay put in 11.

Sumiton Christian’s DeMonte Hobbs led all scorers with 25 points while Vann Lovelady added 13.

Oakman hosts Cordova today with the junior varsity girls starting at 3:30 p.m. Sumiton Christian plays at Lynn in a key area game on Tuesday.

Oakman’s JV boys team defeated Sumiton Christian 27-23. For the Wildcats (5-4), Collin Woods had 15 points.

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GIRLS

Carbon Hill 45, Marion County 29

Carbon Hill jumped out to a huge lead after the first quarter and held on from there, beating Marion County 45-29 on Thursday.

Caroline Dodd had 19 points for the Bulldogs (11-6) while Savanna Lawson added 12.

Carbon Hill led 14-2 after the first quarter and 19-11 at the half. The Bulldogs took a 37-25 lead into the final quarter.

Katie Moore added six points for the Bulldogs and Abby Tittle had five points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Carbon Hill plays at Oak Grove today in an area matchup.

The Bulldogs finished fourth in the Winfield Christmas Tournament last week, falling to Lynn 27-23 in the consolation game.

The game was tied at 23-23 after the third quarter. Lynn won the game thanks to four free throws in the final quarter. The teams combined to shoot just 16-of-91 from the field (17.5 percent). Reagan Tittle led the Bears (11-2) with 10 points while Emma Easley had eight points and nine rebounds. For Carbon Hill, Dodd and Lawson each had nine points.