Hoops Highlights: No.6 Sparkman bounces back with win over Austin
Sixth-ranked Sparkman boys’ basketball team rebounded from two losses to pass Austin 56-52 at Decatur on Tuesday.
Sparkman (11-3) lost 56-48 to Grayson in the Braggin ‘Rights Showcase on Saturday at Huntsville High in an event featuring teams from Alabama against Georgia. Earlier, James Clemens outscored the Senators 54-52 on a Jordan Frazier bucket with one second left.
In the win over Austin, Sparkman was led by Landon Jacobs with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Will Hawkins had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Calen Lightford had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
On Saturday, Briace McBeth led Sparkman with 12 points and 5 rebounds against Grayson. Lightford scored 11 with 5 assists.
Frazier led James Clemens in the victory over the Senators with 21 points. Sparkman got 14 from Lightford, Will Hawkins scored 8 with 5 rebounds. Timbre Kirk had 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
In other games last week:
Mountain Brook 55, Copper Hills (Utah) 50 (OT): Mountain Brook (11-1) opened the KSA tournament in Kissimmee, Fla. With an overtime victory over Copper Hills on Thursday morning. Kyle Layton led the No.1 Spartans in Class 6A with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Ty Davis scored 13 points and Dive Rowe had 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Hueytown 91, Fultondale 52: The Golden Gophers got 24 points from Corey Stephenson in the win over Fultondale. Edarius Cowart scored 12, Melvin String had 11. Mike Dale and Joel Whiten each scored 10 in Monday’s win.
Huntsville 66, Hartselle 55: The Panthers took advantage of a big third quarter to knock down Hartselle on the road Tuesday. Huntsville (8-7) moved away from a 27-23 halftime lead to a 22-11 lead in the third quarter. Caleb Harrison, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, led the winners with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Preston Busbee had 15 of five at 3 points and Massiah Morris scored 12 with 7 assists and 4 rebounds. Kiah Key led Hartselle with 21 points. Ryan Dunn added 10 for the Tigers.
Hartselle 58, Mortimer Jordan 54: Hartselle used a balanced attack to smother Mortimer Jordan on the road on Monday. The Tigers were led by Luke Ward with 15 points. Kiah Key scored 13 and Thomas Itsede scored 10. Austin Morris led Mortimer Jordan with 14 points, four of which were 3 points. Aaron Devine and Braden Peters scored 11 points each.
Hoover 57, Hewitt-Trussville 53: Hoover (11-2) held off Hewitt for a road win on Tuesday. The Bucs, fifth, led 32-23 at halftime, but were outscored 30-25 after intermission. Salim London led the winners with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Brodin Grady scored 16 goals and 6 rebounds. Jaylen Carrington had 7 assists for the Bucs.
Spain Park 57, Tuscaloosa County 54: Spain Park (9-3) defeated Tuscaloosa County in Northport on Monday. The ninth-ranked Jaguars got 19 points from Colin Turner. Chase James scored 11, with three 3 points, in the win. Sam Wright and Zach Gray scored 10 points each.
Mid 51, Fairfield 47: On Wednesday, the Class 2A (9-3) midfielder dominated the Fairfield 5A. Anthony Johnson scored 14 goals, had 7 assists and 5 rebounds to lead the Patriots. Jamarkus Alexander scored 13, Shannon Jones scored 13 with 5 assists and Dalvin Dawson scored 11 points and 3 steals.
Brantley 56, Goshen 20: Morrell Edwards scored 20 points and collected 6 rebounds for Brantley (4-1) in the victory at Goshen. Jordan Parks scored 8 in the win.
Lee-Montgomery 93, Jeff Davis 79: Laneer Surles scored 17 and Lagreer Surles and Jakel Williams scored 13 each for Lee. Chris Dillihay had 12, Kandari Harris had 11 and Quartarrio Taylor had 10 for the Generals (5-2). Ketwan Reeves scored 20 points to lead Class 7A No.10 Jeff Davis (14-2).
Haleyville 69, Deshler 66: Drake James led Haleyville (7-3) with 13 points in the road victory. Joe Aldridge scored 10 for the No. 7 Class 4A Lions. Dadrian Sanders led Deshler with 25 points. KJ Anderson scored 18.
UMS-Wright 72, Daphne 57: Bridges Simmons had 15 points and Barton Elliott scored 12 as the nine Bulldogs scored.
Cottage Hill 67, Théodore 58: Class 3A No.1 Cottage Hill (13-3) was led by Trent Thomas with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Josh Bell scored 12 points in the victory. Kelvon McBride had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks and Tyler Thomas had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. EJ Simmons led Theodore with 13 points. Dyrell Thomas and Brayden Jenkins each had 10.
Blount 66, Williamson 55: Blount (10-2) scored five 3-pointers in the third quarter to recover from a 28-23 halftime deficit. Treyveon Broadhead scored 27 points for the No.9 Leopards. Antonio Robinson-Jackson followed with 19. Clarence Pearson and Charles Esters each had 10. Justin Brown led all scorers with 28 points for the No.3 4A Williamson ( 8-3).
Pike Road 56, Greenville 51: Jayden Cooper led the Patriots with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. KJ Westry had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
Spanish Fort 72, Pace, Florida 42: Colby McAllister scored 30 points and Kolby Horace had 26 for Class 6A No. 6 Toros (9-3). McAllister, a signatory of the Citadel, hit seven points at 3 points.
Baker 75, Fairhope 55: Labaron Philon scored 25 points for Class 7A No.8 Baker (10-3). Jayven Williams had 22 points and Josh Flowers had 14 for the Hornets. Spence Sims paid 24 for Fairhope and Edward Witherington added 13.
Robertsdale 59, Alma Bryant 32: Katton Hobbs scored 13 and Ja’Leal White scored 11 for the Golden Bears (13-2).
Mae Jemison 50, New Hope 36: Isaiah Curry had 17 points and 6 rebounds for Jemison (8-5). Denzel Washington had 10 points and 3 assists, Tai Hayes had 10 points and 5 rebounds and Kennedy Turner had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Earlier in the week, Jemison beat East Limestone 53-49. Hayes had 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Sparkman 59, Forest Park (Ga.) 55: Sparkman handed Forest Park their first loss of the season, dropping the Panthers to 6-1, in the Battle of Hardwood in Fayetteville, Ga. On Saturday. Kennedy Langham led No.5 Sparkman (9-3) with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Abethany James scored 15 and Maya Cable added 14. Earlier, Sparkman beat James Clemens 71-31, moving up to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter. Zakihya Carter scored 18, James added 12 with 9 assists and Cable had 11 points.
Huntsville 59, Hartselle 57: Eighth-grader Jae Smith made two free throws with 13 seconds left as Class 7A Huntsville (8-7) crushed 6A No.4 Hartselle (7-5) on Tuesday. Smith led the Panthers with 41 points – after games where she had 22, 32 and 35 points. Samford’s engagement Masyn Marchbanks scored 22 points in the victory.
Fairhope 54, Baker 26: Reagan White scored 18 points, took 6 rebounds and managed 6 steals to lead Fairhope No. 9 (8-3). Elyse Hughes scored 11 goals and took 8 rebounds in the victory.
Priceville 62, West Point 28: Priceville (9-1) passed West Point as eight of 13 players signed up for the scoreboard. Lauren Hames led the Bulldogs to third with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Zoey Benson scored 10 and claimed 6 rebounds. Reagan Watkins had 9 rebounds and 3 blocks and scored 7 points. Gracin Prater scored 7 points, had 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 steals.
Brantley 39, Goshen 10: Brantley (5-3) won on the road with Anna Parker Little in the lead with 12 points. Kayden Dunn had 11 rebounds to go with his 6 points.
Alma Bryant 43, Satsuma 32: Madi-Marie Grayson scored 18 points and added 6 rebounds for the Hurricanes. Braley Weaver led Satsuma with 10 points. Bryant (5-4) beat Robertsdale 57-39 on Tuesday. Grayson led the way again with 29 points and 6 steals.
Williamson 45, Blount 33: Ta’Myla Allen scored 15 for the Lions. Logan Perryman had 10 for Blount.