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Auburn High boys best rival Opelika
Boys Basketball

Auburn High boys best rival Opelika

Boys basketball

Auburn High's Javian Baker (33) shoots against Opelika on Tuesday in Auburn.

Auburn High found the net early, cruised late, and downed rival Opelika 74-55 on Tuesday night in boys basketball action.

Jae Baker scored a team-best 17 points for Auburn High, all in the first half, as the Tigers built a 37-26 halftime lead.

Opelika opened up its scoring in the third quarter, scoring 19 points in the frame, but Auburn High counterpunched with 20 of its own. Auburn High led 57-45 going into the fourth.

Carter Davis scored another 11 points for Auburn High and Chandler Alexander added 9.

For Opelika, Brandon Howard scored a team-best 10 points while Grady Bynum and Ja’Keith Carr both added nine points each.

Auburn High moved to 10-2 on the season and will next face Loachapoka on Friday at home.

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