Prep Basketball: Curry earns sweep on senior night
Oakman edges Dora in county final rematch
Curry’s Hunter Wilson, left, drives to the goal as Winston County’s Austin Owens, right, defends during their game on Thursday night. Curry won the game 50-37.
Daily Mountain Eagle - Johnathan Bentley
By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
CURRY — The second half belonged to Curry on Thursday night as the home-standing Yellow Jackets defeated Winston County 50-37 on senior night.
Jakob Hicks had an all-around night for Curry with 18 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Curry and Winston County were notched at 22-22 after the first half. Curry turned to its defense in the third quarter, holding Winston County to just a single basket in the final minute as the Jackets took control of the game
Curry got a 3-pointer from Luke Smith, four points from Hicks and a basket from Colt Aaron to take a 31-24 lead into the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets coasted through the final eight minutes, leading by as many as 16 points after a basket by Blake Darty midway through the period.
Both Hunter Wilson and Smith finished with 10 points for Curry while Darty added six. For Winston County, Ethan Moore had 16 points and Cade Taylor added 10.
Curry, which will host the Class 4A Area Tournament starting on Tuesday next week, closes out the regular season with a game at Carbon Hill tonight.
Curry 42, Winston County 35
Curry was able to survive every Winston County rally in a 42-35 win on Thursday night at Curry High School.
Winston County closed Curry’s lead to just four points in the fourth quarter before the home-standing Yellow Jackets put the game away.
Curry was 12 of 21 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter alone. For the game the team was 19 of 34 from the stripe.
The game was close throughout. Curry led 10-5 after the opening quarter and 19-14 at the half. Both teams combined for just nine third-quarter points as Curry took a 24-18 lead into the fourth quarter.
Laycee Cordell made 6 of 7 free throws in the final quarter for Curry.
Morgan Davidson led the team with 17 points while Abbey Moon had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
For Winston County, which won the county championship on Saturday at Lynn, Saige Blanton had 13 points.
Oakman 55, Dora 54
In a rematch of Saturday’s Walker County Tournament championship game, Oakman outlasted Dora 55-54 for a home win over the Bulldogs, sweeping the regular-season series.
In a back-and-forth matchup, Oakman grabbed the lead going into the fourth quarter and held on for the win.
DJ Roberts and Slayde Crowell combined to make seven free throws in the fourth quarter to ice the victory.
Oakman led 15-10 after the first quarter and 32-26 at the half. The Wildcats closed the third quarter with a 6-0 run for a 42-38 lead going into the final period.
Roberts made 9 of 10 free throws in the game and finished with 15 points for Oakman, Christian Hubbard added 15 points and both AJ Odom and Skylar Hice had seven.
For Dora, JaCory Woods had 19 points and Tavares Howard added seven.
Oakman plays at Holy Spirit today while Dora hosts Hanceville.
Oakman 44, Dora 11
Iyana Canada and Chante Williams combined for 39 points as Oakman earned a 44-11 home win over Dora on Thursday.
Oakman led 8-0 after the first quarter, 26-5 at the half and 40-11 after three quarters.
Canada had 25 points and Williams added 14.
Oakman plays at Holy Spirit today.
Carbon Hill 62, Meek 56
Five Carbon Hill players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs earned a 62-56 road win at Meek on Thursday.
Carbon Hill trailed 21-15 after the opening quarter, 36-32 at the half and 47-44 after three quarters.
The Bulldogs outscored Meek 18-9 in the final period.
For Carbon Hill, Isaac Woodard had 15 points, Dillon Roberts added 13, Carson McGinnis and Braden Wright both had 12 points and Jon Michael Madison added 10.
For Meek, Kevin Chino had 14 points while both Stuart Waldrep and Payton Key added 13.
Carbon Hill 43, Meek 33
Carbon Hill took a first-quarter lead over Meek and pulled away for a 43-33 road win on Thursday.
The Bulldogs (16-11) led 14-11 after the first quarter and 21-14 at the half. Carbon Hill pushed its lead to 31-20 after three quarters.
For Carbon Hill, Lacey Evans had 12 points and eight steals, Allie Parr had 11 points, Alayna Ivie put in nine points, Ally Martin had six points and Abby Martin had five points, six rebounds, six steals and five assists.
Abby Fincher had 13 points for Meek and Abby Phillips added 11.
Carbon Hill hosts Curry today for senior night.
Sumiton Christian 62, Lynn 52
Sumiton Christian moved within a victory of the 20-win mark with a 62-52 home win over the Lynn Bears on Thursday.
Four Eagles scored in double figures in the game led by Ethan Morgan with 16 points. Cody Long, Judson Laird and Isaiah Wright each had 10 points. With the win, Sumiton Christian improved to 19-6.
For Lynn, Noah Jackson had 14 points and Micah Cagle had 10.