E.A. Sports Today

Vols stop Talladega in OT

Bullock hits eight 3-pointers, scores four of his game-high 31 in overtime, as Central-Clay County stuns Talladega

By East Alabama Sports Today

TALLADEGA – Joe Bullock hit eight 3-pointers among his 31 points and scored four points in overtime as Central of Clay County stunned Talladega 80-77 in the Class 5A Area 8 tournament Wednesday.

Davyn Flenord and Dustin Hardy combined for 30 points for the Volunteers. Flenord and Bullock both hit 3-pointers in overtime; the Vols had 12 as a team.

Fred Dickerson brought the Tigers (20-10) back from an 11-point halftime deficit with 18 of his 29 points in the third quarter. The game was tied at 68 at the end of regulation.

The Volunteers will play Sylacauga for the area title. Sylacauga beat Shelby County 80-54. The two finalists will cross with Area 7 finalists Central-Tuscaloosa and Helena.

Clay Central 80, Talladega 77

CLAY CENTRAL – Davyn Flenord 3 7-17 14, Dustin Hardy 5 4-9 16, J.T. Burns 0 0-0 0, Cameron Peoples 1 0-0 2, Quan McKinney 2 2-10 6, Joe Bullock 11 1-2 31, Dawson Taylor 2 0-2 5, D.J. Ford 1 4-4 6.

TALLADEGA (20-10) – Fred Dickerson 9 9-11 29, Tyrese Scales 2 2-4 6, Jarvis McKenzie 3 3-4 11, Ashton Duncan 5 0-0 13, Jamonte Twymon 2 0-0 4, Walderrius Tuck 2 0-0 4, Tra Boldin 1 0-0 2, Robert Houston 0 0-0 0, Jaelyn Russ 3 2-9 8. Totals 27 16-28 77.

Clay Central 18 17 18 15 12 — 80
Talladega 10 14 30 14 9 — 77

3-point goals: Clay Central 12 (Flenord, Hardy 2, Bullock 8, Taylor); Talladega 7 (Dickerson 2, McKenzie 2, Duncan 3). Technical fouls: Bullock. Fouled out: Twymon, Tuck, Boldin, Houston, Peoples. Total fouls: Clay Central 24, Talladega 29. Officials: Young, Page, Higdon.



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