Oakman, Curry girls advance to title game

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CORDOVA — Oakman’s girls are right on track for a Walker County repeat. The top-seeded Wildcats fought off a slow start with a 63-41 win in their semifinal game over Cordova on Friday night. In the first semifinal, third seeded Curry held Carbon Hill in check over the final two quarters en route to a 41-36 victory.

Oakman and Curry battle for the championship at 5:30 p.m. today.

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(1) Oakman 63, (4) Cordova 41

The upset-minded Cordova Blue Devils took an early lead over the Oakman Wildcats, but the top-seed quickly turned the tables and converted the contest into a blowout, winning 63-41 on Friday.

Chante Williams led Oakman with a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while Iyana Canada scored 20 points with six rebounds and eight steals.

For Cordova, Jaqulyn Braswell had 17 points and five rebounds, while McKinsey Boteler scored 10 points with six rebounds.

The Blue Devils took control in the first period to a 16-7 advantage.

From there, the Wildcats took control, outscoring Cordova 26-7 in the second period to go on top, 33-23, at the half.

Good offensive and defensive play continued for Oakman in the third period, as the Wildcats outscored the Blue Devils 14-6 to remain ahead, 47-29.

Big plays by Williams and Canada allowed the Wildcats to retain command by a large margin in the fourth period en route to the 63-41 win.

Oakman will look to win its second-consecutive county championship today at 5:30 p.m. against the Curry Yellow Jackets.

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(3) Curry 41, (2) Carbon Hill 36

The Curry Yellow Jackets clinched a spot in the championship game with a 41-36 victory over the Carbon Hill Bulldogs.

Abbey Moon led Curry with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Emma Martin scored seven points.

For Carbon Hill, Abby Martin had a double-double of 10 points, 14 rebounds with six steals, Allie Parr followed with 15 points.

The Bulldogs took the early lead in the first period, 15-11, before the Yellow Jackets closed the lead to a point in the second period, 24-23.

Curry outscored Carbon Hill 9-5 in the third period to take command of the game, 32-29.

The Yellow Jackets maintained momentum throughout the fourth period to clinch the 41-36 win.