Jasper's Antione Harris (2) looks to score against West Point during their game at Carl Cannon Coliseum on Monday. The Vikings won 60-49.
Daily Mountain Eagle - Johnathan Bentley
By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Jasper shook off a slow start with a big second-half run en route to a 60-49 victory over West Point on Monday night at Carl Cannon Coliseum.
The Warriors jumped out to a 12-2 lead to start the game, but Jasper put together a 17-4 run to push its way into the lead.
West Point kept the game close until a 12-1 run that ended in the fourth quarter put the Vikings in charge for good.
The Warriors took a 36-33 third-quarter lead after a pair of Tyler Thompson free throws. Cole Bonner started Jasper's run with a basket at the 1:45 mark of the third quarter. John David Harrell followed with a pair of baskets, including a steal that he converted into a score giving Jasper a 39-36 lead going into the final quarter.
Antione Harris opened the fourth quarter with a layup, and after Harrell and Harris each added a free throw, Harris found Harrell on a long pass that led to a transition basket and a 45-37 lead. The Vikings led by as many as 14 in the final quarter after a Ryan Thaler basket gave Jasper a 58-44 lead with 1:30 remaining.
Harrell paced Jasper (10-16) with 22 points, Harris added 14 and both Thaler and Bonner had eight points.
For West Point (11-15), Will Cochran had 14 points and Thompson added 10.
Playing without Harrell on Friday, Jasper dropped a 75-73 overtime game at Russellville.
The Tigers led 23-17 after the first quarter and 40-36 at the half. Jasper cut the lead to a point at 54-53 after three quarters and the teams were tied at 68-68 at the end of regulation.
Jasper had its highest offensive output of the season in the loss with four players scoring in double figures.
Thaler made four 3-pointers and had 21 points, Kaden Shelton had 17 points, Trinity Epps had 12 and Bonner put in 11.
For Russellville (17-6), Lucas McNutt had 23 points and Devin Burkhalter put in 22.
Jasper closes the regular season at home on Friday vs. Northridge.
Curry 75, Addison 38
Luke Smith made nine 3-pointers and finished with 29 points to lead Curry to a 75-38 home win over Addison Monday night.
Curry took control of the game in the opening minutes. Smith had four 3-pointers in the first period alone while Jakob Hicks had eight points and Colt Aaron added seven as the Yellow Jackets took a 31-10 lead into the second quarter.
Curry led 54-26 at the half and 65-34 going into the fourth quarter.
Aaron finished with 15 points for Curry (16-7) and Hicks put in 13.
For Addison, Logan Wilkins had 13 points and Eli Howse had 10.
Curry hosts Winston County on Thursday.
Curry 48, Addison 40
Abbey Moon had her 14th double-double of the season and Morgan Davidson added 19 points as Curry knocked off Addison 48-40 on Monday.
Moon finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Curry (15-10) led 15-12 after the first quarter, 29-21 at the half and 35-31 after three quarters.
For Addison, both Callie Crider and Destiny Walker had 14 points.
Sumiton Christian 51, Heritage Christian 34
Sumiton Christian held Heritage Christian to just 13 second-half points, earning a 51-34 road win on Monday.
The Eagles (18–6) trailed 15-8 after the first quarter and took a 22-21 lead into the half. Sumiton Christian gained control in the third quarter, outscoring Heritage 16-7 for a 38-28 lead.
Judson Laird paced the Eagles with 14 points, Isaiah Wright put in 13 points and Jon Moon added 12.
The Eagles host Lynn on Thursday.
Monday’s other scores
Sumiton Christian 48, Heritage Christian 26
West Point 54, Jasper 47
Fayette County 44, Cordova 33
Briarwood Christian 62, Dora 34
Corner 56, Carbon Hill 48