Oakman too much for Carbon Hill

Wildcats clinch No. 2 seed in area tourney


CARBON HILL — Oakman’s Christian Hubbard took over in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats put Carbon Hill away in a 55-41 victory on Tuesday night.
In a matchup of the top two seeds in next week’s Walker County Basketball Tournament, Oakman controlled the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 27-17 for the 14-point win. The victory also secured the No. 2 spot in Class 3A, Area 10 for the Wildcats.
Hubbard connected on three 3-pointers and had 11 points in the final quarter for Oakman. He finished with a game-high 20 points.
Oakman led 13-9 after the opening quarter. AJ Odom and Skylar Hice combined for nine points in the second quarter. Carbon Hill’s Zac Lawhorn kept the Bulldogs close with six points in the quarter.
The Wildcats (14-4, 4-2) led 28-24 at the half. Oakman began pulling away in the third quarter behind Hubbard and Odom. Oakman took a 42-33 lead into the final quarter.
AJ Odom finished with 12 points for the Wildcats, Hice had nine, Ketch Jones put in four, Dawson Crowell had three, Brody Harbison, Cannon Taylor and Dante Williams each had two and Bubba Odom added a point.
For Carbon Hill (11-11, 2-3), Ishmael Jones had 13 points, Lawhorn added eight, Matthew Wallace had seven, Josh Kilgore had six, Alex Atkins had three and both Clay Cerezo and Haden Pare had two.
Oakman, which defeated Carbon Hill 71-40 in their first meeting in mid-December, plays at Hueytown on Thursday.
The Bulldogs host Winfield on Friday.
Varsity Girls
Carbon Hill 54, Oakman 26
Carbon Hill opened the game with a 13-0 run and never looked back, earning a 54-26 victory over Oakman on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (11-11, 3-2) were led by Alayna Ivie’s 25 points and five steals.
The win leaves head coach Wade Tittle one win short of No. 200 for his career.
Carbon Hill led Oakman 16-6 after the first quarter, 30-14 at the half and 48-21 after three quarters.
Bailey Kelley had seven points for the Bulldogs, Kensley Barron had six, Zana Aderholt had four points, five rebounds and four assists, Ally Martin  and KK Jennings each had three points, Alleigh Keeton had two points and nine rebounds and both Libby Tucker and Katie Halbrook had two points.
For Oakman, Shalayiah Waid had 16 points.
Carbon Hill is the No. 2 seed in next week’s Walker County Tournament while the Oakman girls are the No. 5 seed.
Tuesday’s other scores
Varsity Boys
Hayden 53, Dora 48
Corner 55, Mortimer Jordan 42
Altamont 40, Sumiton Christian 34
Lynn 44, St. Bernard 34
Varsity Girls
Hayden 61, Dora 36
Mortimer Jordan 59, Corner 38
Altamont 41, Sumiton Christian 29
St. Bernard 48, Lynn 33