VINEMONT — Hanceville's varsity boys delivered a hammering blow to Vinemont on Tuesday night, coasting to a 54-24 road win to improve to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in Class 3A, Area 12 area play this season.
The Bulldogs led 21-1 after the first quarter and 36-6 at halftime — never once gifting the Eagles (1-5) a chance to come away with a triumph.
RJ Evans found his shooting touch early in the contest, scoring 15 of his 18 points in the opening stanza.
Brendan Flanigan (12 points), Allen Jones (eight), Josh Stanley (six) and Raiden Morgan (five) each sprinkled in a smattering of baskets for the Purple and Gold.
The Eagles were paced by Katch Johnson's 11 points.
Hanceville hosts Carbon Hill on Friday, while Vinemont travels to St. Bernard on Thursday.
% West Point 57, Cold Springs 50: The Warriors survived a road scare and earned a county win Tuesday night.
Coby Sullins sank five 3-pointers to lead West Point (5-4) with 17 points. Kolton Sapp and Austin Dubberly tallied 11 points apiece in the close affair as well.
Hunter McClendon (18 points) and Adam Hill (14) were the top scorers for the Eagles (1-6).
West Point (Hayden) and Cold Springs (Winston County) travel away from home for area contests on Friday.
% Good Hope 70, Fairview 44: Cole Maddox corralled a game-high 22 points to lead the Raiders to an excellent road and county victory on Tuesday night.
Drew Maddox (16), Noah Fendley (11) and Kallen Sharpton (10) also pitched in for Good Hope (4-4), which came into the evening having dropped three of its past four contests.
Fairview dropped to 5-2 following the loss. Luke Yarbrough delivered 14 points for the Aggies.
The Raiders head to Dora on Friday night, while Fairview travels to Curry. Both are area matchups.
% Holly Pond 84, Susan Moore 53: Griffin Morris poured in a game-high 28 points to lift the Broncos to an easy home and area victory on Tuesday night.
The Green and White (7-2, 2-0) collected contributions from McKinley Garrett (14) and Kyler Chaney (12) as well.
Holly Pond goes on the road to J.B. Pennington for an area contest on Friday night.
% Hanceville 82, Vinemont 13: The Lady Bulldogs amassed a sizable first-quarter lead en route to a county and area victory versus the Lady Eagles on Tuesday night.
Hanceville (5-4, 2-0) was led by Kelly Pickett (22 points), Kierra Merriweather (21), Malia Howell (14) and Karmen Johnson (10) on offense. Cassidy Campbell (seven), Hannah Flanigan (six) and Mollie Hall (two) all came up with buckets for the Purple and Gold as well.
Sadie Stanley (seven) and Madyson Hacker (six) provided the points for Vinemont in the loss.
% West Point 48, Cold Springs 28: The Lady Warriors used a great second-half effort to pull away from the Blue and Gold on Tuesday night.
Miriam Oldacre (16 points) and Olivia Ball (15) were the key cogs for West Point (10-0), which outpaced the home squad 32-16 during the final 16 minutes of action.
Cold Springs (5-4) received top contributions from Toni West (seven points) and Elizabeth Hill (five) in the loss.
% Fairview 68, Good Hope 22: Taylor Ann Yeager paced all scorers with 22 points, Valentina Klocker amassed a double-double (20 points and 11 rebounds), and the Lady Aggies smoked their county opponent on Tuesday night to improve to 7-3 this season.
Abbi Taylor (10 points), Payton Golden (seven) and McKinna Yearwood (five) also nabbed standout performances for Fairview, which outrebounded the Lady Raiders 37-26 and forced 30 turnovers in the home triumph.
Good Hope (3-6) procured seven points from Abby Neighbors and six from Savanna Derrick.
% Susan Moore 68, Holly Pond 45: McKenna Folds (20 points) and Elizabeth Miller (14) earned efficient outings for the Lady Broncos during Tuesday's area defeat.
Holly Pond (1-6, 0-2) trailed 19-4 after the first quarter and never recovered.
% Addison 61, St. Bernard 25: The Lady Bulldogs dropped the Lady Saints for an easy win on Monday night.
Destiny Walker (15 points), Kaylee Brummett (15) and Macey Butler (14) paved the offensive road for Addison, which improved to 4-2 this season.
Stats for St. Bernard (1-5) were unavailable.