North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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January 22, 2014

JeffCo Boys Basketball Tourney: Mortimer Jordan 76, Oak Grove 62

CORNER — Oak Grove's Jonah Todd was on fire in the first quarter, but Mortimer Jordan's Dalton Hudson matched fire with fire in the second, as he led the Blue Devils to a 76-62 win in the first round of the Jefferson County Small Schools Boys Basketball Tournament.

Todd scored 15 with three 3-pointers in the first, but Hudson came back with four treys and 14 points in the second. Hudson had 19 points and five treys in the first half, and finished the game with 27 points.

The Devils went on a tear as a team in that second frame, outscoring the Tigers 30-11 and then 16-4 in the third.

Sawyer Swindle had 16 points for Jordan, including four 3-balls. Clay Walker and Wes Crawford added 10 points each.

Justin Pate scored 10 for Oak Grove (8-13).

Jordan (9-9) plays the winner of Fultondale vs. Corner in the championship game Friday night at 8.

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