Opp downs New Brockton for fourth consecutive area title

Published 10:14 am Monday, February 14, 2022

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Opp surged to the fourth straight area championship with a 61-33 win against New Brockton in the 3A Area 4 title game Friday, Feb. 11.

The Bobcats led 12-4 at the end of the first period and pushed their halftime lead over the Gamecocks to 32-21. NBHS was unable to get into an offensive rhythm in the second half and scored only six points in each period of the second half. Meanwhile, OHS scored 18 in the third and added 11 in the fourth to run away with the win.

Opp tied the school’s all-time record for most wins in a season and currently has a 19-6 record. Jabarri Hill led with 21 points, five rebounds, five steals, and three assists. AJ Coleman added 12 points, four rebounds, five assists, and three steals. JaKanye Mount finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, and a block. Gray Jennings had eight points and nine rebounds. Anthony Siler paced New Brockton with 20 points in the loss.

Both teams now turn focus to the sub-regional round Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. The Bobcats will host Area 3 runner-up Wicksburg, while the Gamecocks go to Area 3 champion Houston Academy.

Author’s Note: Tripp Norris contributed to this story.