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Priceville's Josh Bedwell, left, races for a loose ball against Fairview's Kody Butts in the opening round of the area tournament on Friday in Moulton. The Bulldogs won 57-49.
Priceville, Lawrence Co. in 4A, Area 15 title game
From Staff Reports
Priceville and Lawrence County won Friday night to set up a meeting for the Class 4A, Area 15 boys basketball tournament championship.
Priceville beat Fairview 57-49, and Lawrence County followed with a 67-62 win over East Lawrence.
Priceville and Lawrence County met twice in the regular season with both teams winning on the other squad's home court. Lawrence County won 58-48 in December, and Priceville won in December 62-60.
Priceville 57, Fairview 49: Andrew Johnson scored 13 points to pace the Bulldogs (15-16) in a defensive battle.
Fairview limited all-state guard Josh Bedwell to 11 points. JaColby Reid added nine points.
Lawrence County 67, East Lawrence 62: Myles King, an all-state guard, paced the Red Devils (21-9) with 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.
Durman Cunningham added 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. He also had five steals and three blocked shots.
Matthew Pugh pitched in 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Will Inman scored 10 points, and Cody Harville had nine rebounds, four assists and five blocked shots.
Class 1A, Area 11
Speake 75, Meek 42: The Bobcats rolled into Monday's area tournament finals by blasting Meek.
Speake (20-6) shot out to a 36-12 halftime lead and cruised from there.
Jacob Moody had a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners, while Juarez Fitzgerald added 11 points and five assists. K.C. Orr pitched in 10 points.
Javaris Stover pulled down eight points to go with eight rebounds.
Class 1A, Area 15
R.A. Hubbard 53, Decatur Heritage 46: The third time wasn't a charm for Decatur Heritage (18-12), which saw its season end to rival R.A. Hubbard.
The Eagles won two regular-season matchups with the Chiefs by a combined 10 points, but R.A. Hubbard got the best of it in the third meeting.
Quin McGhee had 23 points, 12 rebounds and three steals to pace the Chiefs, while Darius Grant added 12 points. LeBrandon Key contributed 10 points and four assists.
Xavier Hampton passed out five assists, and Devans Orr hauled down seven rebounds.
Hazlewood 89, Athens Bible 46: Kerry Jones scored 22 points, and D.J. Jones added 13 to pace the Golden Bears to the area finals against R.A. Hubbard.
Michael Langham pitched in 10 points.
Joseph Baker scored 11 points to lead Athens Bible, and A.J. Price had 10.
Class 3A, Area 11
Danville 55, Good Hope 53: Zack Orr's steal and basket with seven seconds left carried the Hawks (3-21) to a win over top-seeded Good Hope.
Orr finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals.
David Long added eight points and nine rebounds. Roger Smith pulled down seven rebounds.
Jamie Eppery paced Good Hope with 18 points, and Jared Ibrahm added 13.
Class 3A, Area 15
Elkmont 49, West Limestone 41: Tom Logan had 19 points to pace Elkmont into the area finals, where Elkmont will face Lauderdale County on Monday.
Brandon Solomon added 16 points for the team of head coach Stace Tedford, a Decatur High graduate.
Zane Campbell's 20 points pace West Limestone.
Trinity Christian 48, Cornerstone Christian 43: Brett Stowe scored 28 points to pace Cornerstone (14-6), while Chad Lloyd added 14 points.
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