Boys’ Tuesday night hoops: Eagles win over Prattville

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Oak Mountain Eagles had a close shave with Prattville last Thursday night in Montgomery, escaping with only an eight point victory.

The Eagles changed their gameplan Tuesday night and dominated the Lions on defense, winning easily 67-50 and moving to a 24-1 record on the season.

&uot;We played alot more man on man,&uot; Head coach Jerry North said. &uot;They were so deliberate against the zone last time we played, we knew that we couldn’t play that type of defense effectively.&uot;

Tyler Gallimore led the way for the Eagles in scoring with 16 points. Thomas Nordyke added 11 points and Bryant Gardner finished with nine points and four rebounds for Oak Mountain in the win.

&uot;We did a really good job in the first half of defending,&uot; North said. &uot;We got a little sloppy in the second half but kept things under control.&uot;

The Eagles have to regular season games remaining before beginning their run at the school’s first ever 6A state title. Oak Mountain travels to Hueytown on Thursday and hosts Chelsea on Friday night.

North said working to get his players focused on the task ahead.

&uot;They need to get their mindset in the right place,&uot; he said. &uot;We can’t just go into coasting gear at the end of the season.&uot;

Thompson 100, Hueytown 59: The Thompson Warriors scored the first 100-point game in Shelby County this season, as they defeated Hueytown 100-59 Tuesday night at home.

Gary Cunningham was 5-fot-5 from three point range, and led the Warriors in scoring with 23 points. Siddeeq Cooper added 18 points while Thompson’s LaDerreous Kelley finished with 13.

Parkway Christian 55, Indian Springs 42 (OT): John Bains scored a team-high 21 points for Indian Springs Tuesday night, but his team couldn’t keep up with Parkway Christian in overtime.

The squad lost the overtime period 12-0 and the game 55-42. Pat McGowan added 12 points for Indian Springs as it fell to 10-9 on the season.

Tuscaloosa Academy 52, Kingwood Christian 45: The Kingwood Lions got down early and could not rebound against Tuscaloosa Academy Tuesday night, eventually losing their fifth game 52-45.

Cody Owens led the Lions in scoring with 25 points but it proved to be not enough for Kingwood, which falls to a 19-5 record this season with the loss