Hoops Highlights: Baker builds big lead, holds off Barry Dunning Jr., McGill-Toolen
Baker jumped 18-4 ahead en route to a 62:53 win over McGill-Toolen on Thursday night on the second night of the Remax of Orange Beach Tip-Off tournament at McGill.
Labaron Philon and Jayven Williams each scored 22 points as the Hornets took the lead 36:18 at halftime before the Yellow Jackets (1-1) began to beat away.
Barry Dunning Jr., who was held at two points in the first half, scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, finishing the race with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
However, the Hornets knocked down 8 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter, including 3 of 4 from Charles Taylor.
Myles Murphy added 13 points for the jackets receiving Mary Montgomery on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on the final day of the Tip-Off tournament.
McGill opened the tournament on Wednesday with a 78-52 win over Faith Academy.
On the day he signed his letter of intent to play at the University of Arkansas, Barry Dunning Jr. scored 31 points and took eight rebounds. Myles Murphy scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half as the Jackets built a 30-23 half-time lead with 26 points in the third quarter.
Bennett Russ chips in 12 points. The jackets shot 60 percent off the ground, including 12 of 18 in the crucial 26-1 run in the third quarter.
Ryan Van Beder led Faith with 16 points while LJ Holifield added 14 points and Mike Pettiford added 12 points.
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Cottage Hill 75, Mary G. Montgomery 62 (BOYS): Tyler Thomas had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Warriors while Josh Bell had 18 points and fie rebounds. Trent Thomas followed with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Shadrius Toodle scored 14 points, five rebounds and four assists. Cottage Hill (3-0) will play Saraland at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Cottage Hill 75, Spanish Fort 71 (OT) (BOYS): Trent Thomas scored 25 points for the Warriors while Tyler Thomas had 22 and Josh Bell had 20. Kolby Horace led the Toros at 33. Colby McAllister followed at 12.
McGill-Toolen 43, LeFlore 33 (GIRLS): Freshman Jayde Dempsey led the way with 13 points in the 5-of-6 shooting. Tillie Harper added 12 and Anna Reed McNeece added 10. The team will meet Daphne at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Jackson at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Faith Academy 68, Saraland 50 (BOYS): LJ Holifield had 18 points and Jadyn Maize added 16. Rob Franks and Davon Carter added 10 each. Faith (2-1) will play Daphne in the Rams final at 6pm on Saturday in the Remax of Orange Beach McGill Toolen Tip-off Classic.
Bayshore Christian 42, Bayside Academy 41 (OT): Sophomore Collin Hester scored 11 points. Junior Jack Howley scored 10. Sophomore Carter Frego scored nine and got 12 rebounds. Senior Conrad Krueger sank the eventual game-winning free throws in extra time and ended the game with nine points and 6 rebounds. The Eagles (1-2) play Orange Beach at Fairhope High School on Saturday.
UMS-Wright 55, Baldwin County 40: Sims Druhan had 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for UMS. Bridges Simmons chipped 17 points and five rebounds. Ben Cameron had 10 points and six rebounds. Arthur Chitty pulled down 11 rebounds. Tanner Durant led the Tigers with 23rd UMS hosts Cottage Hill on Tuesday.
Hoover 78, Central-Tuscaloosa 42: The Bucs were led by Jaylen Carrington with 18 points on four 3-pointers. DeWayne Brown finished the race with 17 points and seven rebounds. TQ Richardson chipped nine points and five rebounds.
Blount 62, Orange Beach 44: Blounts Antonio Robinson-Jackson led all scorers with 19 points. Joey Robertson had 10 points. Trip Carter had 18 points for Orange Beach. Fairhope is hosting Blount on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to conclude the Tip-Off Classic. Earlier this week, the Leopards beat Bayside 57-32. Trey Broadhead, Antonio Robinson-Jackson and Clarence Pearson led Blount with 13, 12 and 11 points, respectively. In a previous game, the Leopards defeated LeFlore 60-54. Robinson-Jackson, Broadhead and Pearson lead Blount with 17, 16 and 14 points, respectively. Demir Smith and Joshua Hughley lead Leflore with 16 and 14 points respectively.
Prattville Christian 85, LAMP 33: Newcomer Cade Segars led the Panthers with 20 points. Freshman PJ Evans added 17 points and five rebounds. Camron Coleman had 14 points and four steals. Carson Roberson added 10 points and four assists. Brady Hughes added 10 assists and 5 steals.
Davidson 53, Moss Point 48: Abrion Clemons led the Warriors at 32.
Williamson 52, Hattiesburg 46: Williamson opened the season with an away win. Justin Brown led the way with 16 points and six assists. Anthony Johnson followed with 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Williamson will play another street game at Pascagoula High School on Saturday.
Mobile Christian 58, St. Paul’s 55: Kam Battles scored 22 points and Michael Moore had 10 for the Leopards traveling to JU Blacksher on Tuesday.
Satsuma 42, Elberta 21: Brianna Adams had 12 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Camyron Martin added 13 points.
Fairhope 66, Saraland 34: Reagan White had 22 points and nine rebounds. Lexie Grace Hunt followed with 21 points.
Prattville Christian 56, LAMP 22: Ella Jane Connell led the Panthers with 16 points, six steals, four rebounds and four assists. Hannah Jones added 11 points, four rebounds and four steals. Avery Rogers had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals. CoCo Thomas added nine points, 10 rebounds and six steals.
St. Pauls 36, St. Michael 23: Ella Vallas led with 20 points.
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