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December 18, 2013

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Huge 3rd quarter gives Holly Pond 74-57 win vs. Vinemont; Warrior boys, Cold Springs girls also victorious

VINEMONT — No. 2 Holly Pond moved to 10-3 on the year following a huge third quarter against fellow Class 3A squad Vinemont that resulted in a 74-57 victory on Tuesday.

The Broncos outscored the Eagles 25-7 in the eight minutes after halftime to turn a six-point cushion into an overwhelming 24-point advantage heading into the final stanza.

The Green and White received double-digit contributions from Austin Smith (19), Colby Adams (18) and Gunter Morris (14).

Mitch Morris’ squad also swiped an astonishing 32 steals against the Eagles in the runaway victory.

Garrett Sipe (14 points) and Riley Foust (12) paced Vinemont in the loss.

% West Point 67, Hayden 36: Much like the Broncos, Randy Jones’ team had itself quite the third quarter.

The Warriors outscored the Wildcats 28-5 in the decisive frame.

Tristan Dubberly netted 18 points in the win, while Levi Laney was good for 12. Ryder Jones tacked on eight and Will Wrenn, seven. Zack Tilley, who added eight boards, matched Bryant Farley’s five-point outing. Tanner Rusk scored four points, and Michael Jernigan had two.

West Point (7-6, 0-3) will host East Limestone in a pivotal area game on Friday night.

% Hanceville 60, Curry 44: The Bulldogs moved to 10-4 on the season with a solid road win over the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night.

Stats for Hanceville were unavailable.

Varsity Girls

% Cold Springs 64, Oakman 13: The Eagles continued their area dominance and moved to 11-4 on the season with yet another easy victory on Tuesday.

Chloe Harbison led all scorers with 15 points, while Caitlyn Hall (14 points and 14 boards) and Keegan Johnson (14 points) also contributed for 2A No. 3 Cold Springs in the win.

Other scorers included Bailey West, 10 points; Haley Freeman, seven; McKinnley Davis, three; and Emme Willoughby, one.

% Hayden 55, West Point 34: The Lady Warriors were scratched by the Wildcats on Tuesday, falling on hard times in a 21-point loss.

Alexis Bell and Jeri Beasley paced West Point (2-8) with seven points apiece. Other Maroon and White contributors were Mallory Walker, five points; Lexie Burdette and Tess Hembree, four each; Jamie Beasley three; and Daeshia Smith and Olivia Vandenberg, both two.


Junior Varsity Girls

% Cold Springs 39, Oakman 9: Camryn Crider was good for 15 points, as the Eagles defeated the Wildcats to keep their hopes of a perfect season alive for another day.

Rilee White was next in line with eight points, while Kaleigh Merring (six), Destiny Campbell (five), Regan Garmon (three) and Hannah Watson (two) also got in on the action.


% The Times' sports writer Jake Winfrey and sports editor Rob Ketcham contributed to this report.

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