- Cullman, Alabama

November 23, 2012

HANCEVILLE THANKSGIVING TOURNEY: Cold Springs, Mortimer Jordan set for title clash

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

HANCEVILLE — Hanceville's bid for a fourth straight championship in its own Thanksgiving basketball tournament came to an end with a 66-50 loss to Mortimer Jordan on Wednesday at Wallace State's Tom Drake Coliseum.

Brontae Harris, Dante Reese and Chris Smith all contributed 12 points in the Bulldogs' first loss of the season.

The outcome set up a title tilt between the Blue Devils and Cold Springs, which earned its spot earlier in the day with a 55-46 decision over Corner.

Chayse Elliott and Triston Chambers provided almost all of the Eagles' offense with 25 and 20 points, respectively. Elliott was flawless in eight attempts at the charity stripe, and Chambers was vicious from behind the arc with four 3-pointers.

Cold Springs will take its 6-0 record into the championship against Mortimer Jordan at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Hanceville will face Corner in the third-place game at 5:15 p.m.

Andrew Cofer lit up the scoreboard with 17 points, and Eli Marty pulled his weight with 13 to lift Good Hope to its first win of the season in a consolation bracket matchup against Hayden.

The Raiders won the battle at the free-throw line, shooting 21 of 31 compared to the Wildcats' 12 of 29, to overcome an early deficit for a 59-53 victory.

Good Hope will look to end the tournament on a high note against Curry at 4 p.m. on Friday.

The Yellow Jackets escaped the second round without stepping foot on the court Wednesday when St. Bernard dropped out.

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