- Cullman, Alabama

January 13, 2014

PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Lady Broncos set school record with 15 3's, Holly Pond sweeps Warriors

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

HOLLY POND — Holly Pond's varsity girls are on fire from behind the arc.

Three days after tying a school record with 14 made 3-pointers versus New Hope, the Broncos went one step farther in Monday night's game against West Point.

Scott Adams's squad connected on 15 treys — setting a new Green and White record — to rout the Warriors 78-27 on the road and pick up their 13th straight win.

Meg Gambrill led all scorers with 27 points, while Natasha Holcombe and Rachel Finley also touted double-digit efforts with 18 and 12 points, respectively.

Other Bronco (19-2) contributors were Abby Gambrill, nine points; Kaitlyn Stephens, six; Melissa Clingman, four; and Taylor Rowell, two.

For West Point, Lexie Burdette had eight points and Jamie Beasley, six. Other Warrior contributors were Mallory Walker, five points; Bailee Yearwood and Tess Hembree, four.

The Broncos will take on area-foe J.B. Pennington Tuesday, while the Warriors will travel to Good Hope.


% Arab 53, Cullman 40: It was a tough night for the Bearcats on Monday, as they struggled to find any offensive rhythm in a loss to the Knights.

“We gave up too many offensive rebounds,” coach Jonathan Hayes said. “Every little run we could make on offense, we couldn't go down and hold them to one shot. If we did, we had a turnover.”

Baylee Johnson did her best, turning in a 26-point performance. Hayden Short was good for six points, while Christina Skinner and Oakleigh White added four.

The Bearcats (13-7) will take on Dora Tuesday night.


Varsity Boys

% Holly Pond 75, West Point 69: The Broncos erased an 11-point halftime deficit to steal away a road victory over the Warriors on Monday night.

West Point held 22-10, 34-23 and 49-47 quarter cushions, but Holly Pond (15-5) came up with a 29-point frame in the fourth to storm ahead for good.

Colby Adams (20 points), Cody Jones (16), Gunter Morris and Austin Smith (12), and Dauriel Harwood (nine) were the top scorers for the Green and White. Nathan Duke added five points and Josh Horton, one.

The outcome spoiled a sensational evening for Warrior senior Tristan Dubberly. The speedster scored a game-high 30 points, shooting 6 of 10 from 3-point land and 12 of 19 overall from the field.

Ryder Jones collected 11 points for the Maroon and White.

Other West Point contributors were Levi Laney, seven points; Will Wrenn, six; Riley Voce, five; Zack Tilley, four; and Bryant Farley and Tanner Rusk, three apiece.


% Arab 74, Cullman 72: The Bearcats suffered a tough road defeat against the Knights on Friday night, dropping just their second game in the past 10 contests.

“It was a very hard-fought loss,” coach Bobby Meyer said. “The players' effort tonight was relentless, but Arab matched it all night.”

Lawson Schaffer paced all scorers with 23 points, while Seth Swalve and Lane Donaldson added 15 each. Lee Mattox connected on three treys to finish with nine, Keaton Dean was good for six and both Chase Slocumb and Austin Beck collected two.

Cullman dropped to 13-7 with the loss.


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