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Boys roundup: Oxford wins, Anniston falls in Huntsville openers; Piedmont wins Glencoe opener, first Bulldogs team to go 10-0; will be updated

Thursday’s boys scores
Big Orange Classic, Hoover
Boys B bracket
Shades Valley 47, Carver-Birmingham 45
Huffman 61, Sylacauga 37
Osborne (Ga.) 65, Hamilton 34
Alexander 52, Wenonah 42
Huffman 69, Central Gwinnett 39
Florence 73, Osborne (Ga.) 63
Shades Valley 58, Handley 50

Don Webb Classic, Scottsboro
Fyffe 68, Westminster 64
Talladega 66, Madison Academy 52
Auburn 68, Pope John Paul II 49
Scottsboro 63, Randolph 29

Dwight Madison Roundball Classic
Boys bracket
Tallassee 61, Prattville 58
Hillcrest-Evergreen 59, Jeff Davis 58
Brewbaker Tech 64, Pike Road 50
Midfield 60, Sacred Heart 55

Gadsden Area Christmas Classic
At Gadsden City HS
Glencoe 69, Coosa Christian 43
West End 81, Gaston 61
Etowah 54, Hokes Bluff 42
Southside 66, Sardis 34
Westbrook Christian 66, Glencoe 46
Gadsden City 88, West End 52

Glencoe Holiday Shootout
Jacksonville 68, Cedar Bluff 37
Fort Payne 69, Faith Christian 35
Piedmont 64, Casey County (Ky.) 59
Lincoln 71, Alexandria 68

Huntsville City Classic
Grissom 47, Albertville 44
Huntsville 44, James Clemens 34
Fairfield 50, Hazel Green 38
Bob Jones 62, Muscle Shoals 55
Oxford 68, Columbia 52
Austin 79, Decatur Heritage 64
Sparkman 48, Sidney Lanier 47
Mae Jemison 59, Anniston 38
 
JCA Holiday Classic
Ragland vs. Gaylesville
Jacksonville Christian 61, Victory Christian 23

By East Alabama Sports Today

HUNTSVILLE –
Oxford coach Joel VanMeter knew it wouldn’t take long for Rock Taylor to get his basketball mojo back after football and he’s always known Kobe Warren to be steady. Both elements came to fruition Thursday as the Yellow Jackets rolled past Columbia 68-52 in the opening round of the Huntsville City Classic.
 
Taylor scored a double-double – 16 points, 13 rebounds – and Warren played a complete game with a game-high 18 points behind 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and was charged with only one turnover in 28 and a half minutes of court time.
 
The Yellow Jackets never trailed in the game and led by as much as 24 in the fourth quarter.
 
Huntsville City Classic
Oxford 68, Columbia 52
COLUMBIA –
JaMari Arnold 3-6 0-0 7, Justin Knight 4-11 0-0 10, Cortez Mullins 9-11 1-3 19, Geraldo Lane 2-7 2-3 6, Dabous McGhee 2-4 0-0 4, Kori Gosa 0-0 0-0 0, Jamari Wilson 0-1 0-0 0, Chris Foy 1-2 0-0 3, Kameron Fowler 1-2 0-0 3, Jody Drake 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-46 3-6 52.
OXFORD – Zondrick Garrett 7-12 2-2 16, Rylan Houck 1-8 0-0 3, Kobe Warren 6-11 0-0 18, Rock Taylor 7-9 0-1 16, Justin Moore 2-10 2-2 6, Cordell Chatman 0-0 0-0 0, Milas Jackson 1-1 2-2 4, Ethan Page 0-0 0-0 0, Peyton Watts 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 26-56 6-7 68.
 
Columbia             13  11 14  14  –  52
Oxford                  21  9   24  14  –  68
3-point goals: Columbia 5-16 (Arnold 1-2, Knight 2-8, Lane 0-1, Wilson 0-1, Foy 1-2, Fowler 1-2); Oxford 10-26 (Garrett 0-4, Houck 1-5, Warren 6-8, Taylor 2-3, Moore 0-2, Watts 1-3). Rebounds: Columbia 20 (Arnold 3, Mullins 3, Lane 3); Oxford 36 (Taylor 13, Garrett 7). Total fouls: Columbia 9, Oxford 8.

Mae Jemison 59, Anniston 38
ANNISTON –
Mark Toyer 0-2 0-0 0, Antonio Kite 5-16 6-8 19, Kwame Milton 1-4 0-2 2, Tahj Jones 1-1 0-0 3, Malcolm Harvey 2-2 1-2 5, Demarian Stewart 1-3 0-0 2, Nicholas Young 0-0 0-0 0, Daveon Dukes 2-5 1-2 5, Jacobe Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Troy Hall 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 13-35 8-14 38.
MAE JEMISON – Tony Toney 7-14 4-6 20, Jamal Miller 1-4 1-2 4, Donnavon Jones 0-4 2-2 2, Nate Jones 4-7 0-1 8, Oscar Hayes 2-3 2-3 6, Darrin Thompson 0-1 1-2 1, Michael Ford 0-2 0-0 0, Cedric Lewis 0-5 0-0 0, DaMarcus Thompson 6-6 0-0 15, Jacquise Richardson 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 21-48 11-18 59.
 
Anniston         7    5   17  9   –  38
Mae Jemison   18  15 11 15 –  59
3-point goals: Anniston 4-14 (Toyer 0-1, Kite 3-6, Milton 0-3, Jones 1-1, Stewart 0-2, Dukes 0-1); Mae Jemison 6-16 (Toney 2-5, Miller 1-3, D. Jones 0-1, Dr. Thompson 0-1, Ford 0-2, Lewis 0-1, Dm. Thompson 3-3). Rebounds: Anniston 19 (Milton 6); Mae Jemison 37 (Dm. Thompson 6, N. Jones 5). Technical fouls: Toney. Total fouls: Anniston 19, Mae Jemison 14.

Glencoe Holiday Shootout

GLENCOE – Silas Thompson scored a career-high 28 points and Alex Odam had 25, including 10-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, as undefeated Piedmont held off Casey County (Ky.) 64-59 in the opening round of the Glencoe Holiday Shootout. Their combined effort overshadowed a 35-point game from the Rebels’ Spence Baird.
 
The Bulldogs’ 10-0 start is now the best in school history, eclipsing the 9-0 start of the 1955-56 team. That team finished 18-5. 
 
Thompson was 12-of-20 from the floor and topped his previous best of 27 against Pleasant Valley on Dec. 12. He also grabbed 12 rebounds. Jakari Foster had seven rebounds. Baird was 18-of-21 from the free throw line.
 
The Rebels are coached by former White Plains girls basketball coach Michael Merriman.

Lincoln 71, Alexandria 68: Javion Surles went for 40 points for the second game in a row and Lincoln rallied from nine down to start the fourth quarter to reach the semifinals.
 
Surles, who had 40 in the Champions Classic consolation game Monday, scored 42 points and had 16 in the fourth quarter. He was 10-of-11 from the free throw line in the quarter. Brian Garrett had 22 points in the game for Lincoln.

It offset a 34-point, 16-rebound night by Alexandria’s Landan Williams. The Cubs’ post had 22 in the first half. Alexandria led 38-32 at halftime and 58-49 after three quarters.

Fort Payne 69, Faith Christian 35: After the drama of the last week, Justin Kisor was back on the Lions’ bench to finish out the season while handling the dual role as a middle school PE teacher in Pell City. Faith’s C.J. Gomez led all scorers with 21 points. Lane White had 19 for Fort Payne, which now plays Jacksonville. Kevin Hightower had 13 and Bryson Richey had 11. Faith plays Cedar Bluff in the consolation bracket.
 
“It was good,” Kisor said of being back with his team. “I just wish we could’ve played harder. I’m just happy we get two months. We’ve gotta get ready for area, so we will be OK.”
 
Jacksonville 68, Cedar Bluff 37: The Golden Eagles shot 56 percent from the field and outrebounded Cedar Bluff by a 2-to-1 margin in cruising to a first-round victory. Kyrie Maynor played his most complete game of the season, scoring 17 points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing five assists – all game highs. Omarion Adams (13) and Luke Jackson (11) also scored in double figures for the Golden Eagles and Donavon McCain grabbed seven rebounds.
 
Glencoe Holiday Shootout
Boys bracket
Piedmont 64, Casey County (Ky.) 59
PIEDMONT (10-0) –
Alex Odam 6-17 10-12 25, Omarion Foster 0-4 0-2 0, Luke Bussey 1-5 0-0 3, Trey McFarland 1-4 1-2 3, Silas Thompson 12-20 3-5 28, Jack Hayes 1-2 0-0 3, Malachi Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, Jakari Foster 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 22-55 14-22 64.
CASEY COUNTY – Keegan Daniel 0 0-0 0, Blake Caudill 2 0-0 6, Ethan Willoughby 4 1-2 12, Carter 0 0-0 0, Goode 2 0-0 4, Rousey 1 0-0 3, Spence Baird 8 18-21 35. Totals 17 19-23 59.
 
Piedmont             19  13 16  16  –  64
Casey Co.              7    16 15  21  –  59
3-point goals: Piedmont 6-22 (Odam 3-10, O. Foster 0-2, Bussey 1-5, Thompson 1-2, Hayes 1-1, Jackson 0-1, J. Foster 0-1); Casey Co. 6 (Covdill 2, Willoughby 3, Baird). Fouled out: Bussey. Total fouls: Piedmont 16, Casey Co. 20.
 
Lincoln 71, Alexandria 68
LINCOLN –
Javion Surles 11 14-16 42, Cam Reynolds 0 0-0 0, Kye Patterson 0 0-0 0, Steven White 0 0-0 0, Brian Garrett 10 0-0 22, J.D. Davis 0 0-0 0, Trevon Hines 3 1-2 7. Totals 24 15-18 71.
ALEXANDRIA – Javais McGhee 2 0-0 4, Collin Taylor 1 0-0 2, D’Anthony Walton 4 1-1 12, Ivonte Davis 1 0-0 2, Seth Slaton 2 2-2 8, Julian Wright 2 2-4 6, Landan Williams 15 4-6 34. Totals 27 9-13 68.
 
Lincoln             18  14  17  22  –  71
Alexandria       12  26 20  10  –  68
3-point goals: Lincoln 8 (Surles 6, B. Garrett 2); Alexandria 5 (Walton 3, Slaton 2). Fouled out: Walton. Total fouls: Lincoln 12, Alexandria 14. Officials: Childs, Dupree, Douthitt.

Jacksonville 68, Cedar Bluff 37
CEDAR BLUFF –
Brian Stitts 4-8 2-3 11, Syncere Clifton 3-4 1-1 8, Stephen Webb 2-5 0-0 4, Jacob Gordon 1-7 1-2 3, Alexander Leek 1-4 1-3 3, Samuel Cosby 1-3 0-2 2, Titus Bennett 0-3 0-0 0, Travon Clifton 0-2 0-0 0, Trinton Clifton 0-0 0-0 0, Ethan Hammock 0-0 0-0 0, Dylan Kinard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-27 9-17 37.
JACKSONVILLE – Kyrie Maynor 6-11 3-3 17, Omarion Adams 6-8 0-0 13, Luke Jackson 5-7 0-0 11, Yessman Green 4-4 0-0 9, Donavon McCain 3-7 1-2 7, Jaeden Barksdale 1-3 3-5 5, Hudson Harvey 1-3 0-0 2, Jacob McCarley 1-2 0-0 2, Radanis Kirksey 1-2 0-0 2, Ron Wiggins 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 28-50 7-10 68.
 
Cedar Bluff         8    11  10  8    –   37
Jacksonville        20  24  10  14  –   68
3-point goals: Cedar Bluff 2-9 (Stitts 1-3, S. Clifton 1-1, Webb 0-1, Gordon 0-2, Leek 0-1, Bennett 0-1); Jacksonville 5-17 (Maynor 2-5, Adams 1-2, Jackson 1-3, Green 1-1, McCain 0-2, Barksdale 0-2, Wiggins 0-2). Rebounds: Cedar Bluff 19 (S. Clifton 4, Webb 4); Jacksonville 37 (Maynnor 7, McCain 7). Total fouls: Cedar Bluff 11, Jacksonville 16.

Don Webb Classic

SCOTTSBORO – Kobe Simmons had 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead Talladega over Madison Academy 66-52 in the opening round of the Don Webb Classic. The Tigers play Auburn Friday at 4:30 p.m.
 
Simmons was one of three Tigers to score in double figures. D’Corian Wilson had 15 points (and four steals) and Nigel Scales had 10. Arron Green pulled down 12 rebounds.
 
The Tigers trailed 32-30 at halftime. Simmons scored eight points in the third quarter when they gained the lead and Wilson scored 11 in the second half.
 
Talladega 66, Madison Academy 52
TALLADEGA –
Nigel Scales 4 1-2 10, Jay Spratling 1 0-1 2, Arron Green 2 0-0 4, Michael McGregor 3 1-2 7, Rontavious Barclay 2 1-1 5, D’Corian Wilson 6 2-2 15, Raderius Montgomery 3 0-0 6, Kobe Simmons 5 6-6 17. Totals 26 11-14 66.
MADISON ACADEMY – Spencer Nickles 5 0-0 11, Jallen Holmes 2 2-2 7, Justin Bradley 4 0-2 9, Michael Houston 5 5-6 15, Andrew Blackston 3 0-0 7, Andrew Boothe 1 0-0 3. Totals 20 7-8 52.
 
Talladega          10  20  20  16  –  66
Madison Acad. 15  17  12  8    –  52
3-point goals: Talladega 3 (Scales, Wilson, Simmons); Madison Academy 5 (Spencer, Malone, Bradley, Blackston, Booth). Total fouls: Talladega 14, Madison Academy 15. Officials: Haas, Epperson, George.



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