HANCEVILLE — Holly Pond’s junior varsity girls opened this year’s Cullman County Basketball Tournament on Saturday with a 42-29 win over West Point.

The No. 4 Lady Broncos put together a fantastic defensive effort in the first half, holding the fifth-seeded Lady Warriors to just a single point en route to building a 23-1 lead. 

West Point, though, used a 19-1 run to pull to within six (26-20) in the fourth quarter, but Holly Pond closed out the game with a 16-9 spurt to pull away inside Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum.

Top Scorers

Holly Pond: Alyssia Mitchell (12), Blakely Baggett (10), Abbey Jones (7), Libby Stallings (7)

West Point: Katie Beth Yovino (11), McKenzie Nix (9), Kealie Harbison (7)

Up Next

Holly Pond will play No. 1 Good Hope on Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 236 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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