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February 4, 2013

PREP BASKETBALL: Warriors win OT thriller vs. Eagles in regular-season finale

Lady Warriors upset No. 6 Eagles


COLD SPRINGS — Varsity Girls

% West Point 58, Cold Springs 49:
The Lady Warriors used hot shooting from Rachel Persall and Mallory Walker to pull off the upset of the Class 2A, No. 6 Eagles on Monday night.

The two guards combined for 37 points in the win.

“We’ve really worked hard to get where we are today,” Persall said. “Our goal is to improve every day, and it’s so great to see all of the work pay off in this win.”

The Warriors overwhelmed Cold Springs on both ends of the floor, taking 11- and 17-point advantages heading into halftime and the fourth quarter.

“This is a tough place to play,” Persall added. “I’m glad we were able to hang on to the lead.”

Persall scored 19 points, while Walker was good for 18. Madison Rusk added eight as well.

Hayden West hit four 3-pointers for the Eagles and finished with 17 points to lead her team. Chloe Harbison and Caitlyn Hall dropped in 13 apiece.

West Point will travel to Hartselle on Thursday to take on the Tigers in the first round of its area tournament. The game will tipoff at 6 p.m. Hartselle holds a 2-0 advantage over the Warriors this season.

Cold Springs will play the first game of their area tournament Thursday at 7 p.m., when the Eagles take on fourth-seeded Oakman.

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 258 or at

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