North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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December 27, 2013

Boys basketball: Gardendale 44, Muscle Shoals 39

HANCEVILLE — Gardendale jumped out to an early lead, and held on at the end to defeat Muscle Shoals 44-39 in Thursday's first-round game in the Yule Tide Classic boys basketball tournament at Wallace State.

Juan Jackson and Allen Williams scored 10 points each, and Austin Hicks contributed eight points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Rockets.

Calvin Bak led the Trojans (10-2) with 13 points.

Gardendale (10-4) will play at 8 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals against Cullman, who easily handled Boaz in their opener.

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