- Cullman, Alabama

December 9, 2013

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Holly Pond boys hold on for 87-80 win vs. Hanceville; Lady Aggies rout Dora

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

HOLLY POND — Austin Smith, Cody Jones and Colby Adams all put up at least 19 points to help Holly Pond win a high-scoring affair with Hanceville Monday night at home.

The Broncos (7-3) allowed the Bulldogs (7-4) to stay within arm's reach all evening but never quite budged completely en route to an 87-80 victory. The Green and White clung to close 31-24, 54-48 and 67-63 leads at each of the quarter breaks.

Smith was Holly Pond's ring leader with 23 points, followed by Jones with 21. Adams was right behind with 19 points, while Gunter Morris rounded out a balanced scoring effort with 15.

Junior superstar Brontae Harris put on a show with 36 points for Hanceville. Dant'e Reese and Chris Smith also reached double digits with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

The Broncos are in for a third straight county contest Tuesday at Fairview. The Bulldogs will host the Aggies on Thursday.


% Dora 69, Fairview 62: Elijah Garrison led all scorers with 24 points, and Tyler Yearwood pitched in 12, but the Bulldogs used a big third quarter to sneak away with the road win Monday night.

Following a 24-24 first half, Dora took control by outscoring the Aggies 23-10 over the next eight minutes.

Chance Hill chipped in nine points for Fairview, while Sid Smith and Devan Parker each added six. Jackson Smith scored three points, and Ethan Widner collected two to go along with nine rebounds. Garrison's high mark was aided by a perfect 7-of-7 performance at the free-throw line.

Brandon Sims (17 points), Tyreke Bell (15) and Kenton Petties (13) paced the Bulldogs.

Tuesday's boys game versus Holly Pond will be preceded by a host of Joe Shults Night festivities.


Varsity Girls

% Fairview 52, Dora 19: Lizzie Garrison tacked on 12 points and seven other Lady Aggies were good for at least three in a downright dominant outing at home Monday night.

Fairview finished off the first frame up 15-2 and never looked back, leading 25-8 and 32-15 at the other quarter breaks. The Purple and Gold put an exclamation point on their second victory of the season with a 20-4 fourth quarter.

Sarah Harper helped out with nine points, and Kayla Aleman aided the cause with seven points, as did Ashley Latham, who also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Other Aggie contributors were Hunter Cox, six points; Marlana Johnson, four points and eight assists; Dalys Mullican, four points; and Kennedy Trimble, three points.


% The Times' sports editor Rob Ketcham contributed to this report.