North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

January 25, 2014

JeffCo Girls Basketball Tourney: Hueytown 43, Corner 31

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

CORNER — A strong second half helped Hueytown break away from a first half deadlock, as they defeated Corner 43-31 in Friday's championship game of the Jefferson County Small Schools Girls Basketball Tournament at Corner.

The Golden Gophers outscored the Yellow Jackets (4-12) 16-8 in the third quarter, then saw the final period come down to a battle between Corner guard Madison Purvis and Hueytown's Destiny Winters. Purvis scored all but one of the Jackets' points in the fourth, while Winters knocked down 13, including the last 10 points for the Gophers. She finished with 24 points, while Purvis tallied 20.

Winters was named the tournament's most valuable player, while Purvis and Andrea Debord made the all-tournament team.