The North Jackson varsity boys basketball team used a strong fourth-quarter effort to win its home opener.
The Class 4A Chiefs outscored visiting 6A Fort Payne 23-10 in the final stanza to record a 79-66 victory Tuesday night in Stevenson.
North Jackson (2-0) overcame a double-digit deficit during the contest. The Chiefs trailed 25-19 after one quarter and 40-32 at halftime before tying the game at 56-all after three quarters.
“We got down 12, but we stuck to the game plan of constant pressure, and when they broke, we took advantage and got some easy turnovers and transition points,” said North Jackson head coach Zac Barringer. “Proud of our guys.”
Tyrus Jackson had a game-high 24 points to go with five rebounds and four steals for North Jackson while and Eli Gill totaled 17 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four steals while also drawing two charges.
Carter Gass added 13 points and three assists and Zeke Ballard had nine points, 10 assists and six steals for the Chiefs, who also got six points each from Brady Cunningham and Trevor Anderson, four points from Cade Reed and 10 rebounds from Trayvon Nicholson.
Jake Hendricks scored 23 points and Lane White added 21 for Fort Payne (0-1).
Skyline 63, Oakwood Adventist 30 — At Skyline, the Vikings stay undefeated with a dominant victory.
Skyline (3-0) led 14-8 after one quarter before outscoring Oakwood 24-2 in the second for a 38-10 halftime lead. The Vikings led 54-21 entering the fourth quarter.
Dawson Wynn paced Skyline with 17 points and Jaylon Clements and Collin Lockard had 13 each while Dylan Bickers and Kordell Talley had eight each.
Sand Rock 102, Pisgah 90 — At Pisgah, visiting Sand Rock made 12 3-pointers on the way to spoiling the Eagles’ season-opener.
Pisgah (0-1) trailed 19-16, 43-30 and 67-51 at the quarter breaks of a game that saw the teams combined to shoot 79 free throws. Sand Rock made 30 of 40 foul shots while Pisgah sank 26 of 39.
Nate Cornelison totaled 23 points and six assists for Pisgah while Rhyan Barrett had a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Eagles also got 12 points from Tyler Bell, 11 from Jared Wilks, nine from Austin Thornhill and eight from Austin Brown.
Sand Rock (2-0) had five players score in double figures. Eli Bates had a game-high 26 points for the Wildcats while Cade Ballenger had 20, Garyn Sharp 18, Jacob St. Clair 15 and Kaden Justice 12.
Brindlee Mountain 48, Woodville 45 — At Scant City, the home team edged Woodville in a down-to-the-wire contest on Tuesday.
Woodville (0-2) trailed 12-10 after one quarter, led 20-19 at halftime and trailed 33-31 after three quarters.
Jackson Peek scored a game-high 22 points for the Panthers, who also got 11 from Da’vion Johnson, six from Corey Chance and five from Caleb Dolberry.
Nick Knepper scored 18 points and Justin Westbrook added 11 for Brindlee Mountain (2-2).
Section 85, Woodville 46 — At Woodville, visiting Section broke open a close game in the third quarter.
Section (2-1) led 22-11 after one quarter before Woodville pulled within 39-33 at halftime. The Lions outscored Woodville 33-8 in the third quarter to carry a 72-41 advantage into the fourth.
Logan Patterson scored a game-high 30 points for Section, which also got 18 from Alex Guinn, 13 from Drake McCutchen, eight from Matthew Brewster, seven from Staton Robbins and five from Theo Durliat.
Jackson Peek scored 14 points and Caleb Dolberry netted 12 for Woodville, which also got eight from Da’vion Johnson and six from Abel Sisk.