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Spain Park Basketball
Action from a game between Spain Park and Mountain Brook on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
The Spain Park High School basketball teams notched a pair of wins over Oak Mountain on Friday night, as both Jag teams improved to 4-0 in Class 7A, Area 6 play.
To begin the evening, the Lady Jags coasted to a 63-25 victory, behind a big night from Barrett Herring. The junior forward scored a game-high 17 points, including eight in the first quarter.
Spain Park held a 35-16 lead at the halftime but put the game completely out of reach with a blistering 29-point performance in the third quarter.
Two other Lady Jags also reached double figure scoring, as Claire Holt scored 12 points and Ahrielle Parks added 11.
Oak Mountain was led by six points from Jacoby Sims. Clara Fuller scored five points.
The boys game was much tighter, as the Jags escaped with a 49-46 win. Spain Park jumped out to a 15-7 lead after a quarter of play, but the Eagles tightened the gap in the second quarter and kept the game essentially within a basket or two the rest of the way.
Jamal Johnson kept up his phenomenal play for Spain Park, as he poured in a game-leading 26 points. He scored half of his points at the foul stripe, knocking down 13-of-14 from the charity stripe.
Will Stephenson led the Eagles with 15 points on the night, as he knocked down four 3s on the evening. Kris Hutchins followed with eight points, and Chris Mayweather added six points.
For Spain Park, Xavier Blanchard scored eight points, while Gordie Stewart added seven.
Both teams return to area play Tuesday, as Spain Park visits Huffman while Oak Mountain hosts Mountain Brook.
OTHER AREA ACTION
In the other Area 6 matchup, Mountain Brook's boys outlasted Huffman 64-54. The Lady Vikings prevailed in the girls game, 58-48. You can read more about those contests here.
Briarwood's boys defeated Moody, 61-22.