HOLLY POND — There's no shortage of Thanksgiving basketball tournaments around the state this week. But there's only one — Holly Pond's — that's actually played on Thanksgiving Day.

Considering Thursday's exciting slate, that was a fact for local basketball fans to be extremely thankful for.

Fairview won on a buzzer-beater, Vinemont survived a last-second scare in overtime and Holly Pond held off a second-half rally by West Point to highlight an action-packed Day 2 at the Broncos' 58th annual holiday bash.

Holly Pond and Vinemont will meet in Friday's final at 8 p.m. Fairview will face off with Arab for fifth place at 5 p.m., and West Point will battle Hartselle for third at 6:30 p.m.

See how Thursday's thrillers shook out below:

% Vinemont 62, Hartselle 61: The Tigers' Tobias Mitchell went for the slam and the win. He got called for basket interference as time expired instead, sealing a second straight overtime triumph for the Eagles.

Mitchell cleaned up a missed shot but was still hanging on the rim as he guided the ball in, drawing the game-ending interference call.

Vinemont outscored Hartselle 5-4 in overtime. Zack Drake sank a 3-pointer, and Trey Tucker accounted for the other two points.

Lance Stanley led the Eagles with 22 points, followed by Drake's 14 and Tucker's 12. Tyler Tucker tacked on nine points, David Flores added three and Trey Waldrep had two.

% Fairview 62, Locust Fork 59: Tyler Yearwood ensured the Aggies will stick around for the final day of the tourney after banking in a 3-pointer at the buzzer in an electrifying consolation clash.

Austin Fletcher made the final pass to Yearwood, who, at 6-foot-5, proved his value isn't only around the basket with the bomb from behind the arc.

Fletcher (23 points and 11 rebounds) and Yearwood (17 and 13) both sported double-doubles. Kyle Knop came through with 12 points, Other Fairview contributors were Jackson Smith, five points; Dylan Smith, three points and five assists; and Austin Harris, two points and five rebounds.

% Holly Pond 74, West Point 70: The Broncos built an 18-point advantage by halftime and needed every bit of it to stave off a furious comeback bid by the Warriors.

Sophomore Bailey Smith led a quartet of double-digit scorers for the hosts with 19 points. Cody Jones was hot on Smith's heels with 18 points, as was Austin Smith with 17. Drew Jones was good for 10. Matt Cahoon tossed in six points, and John Phillips had four.

Will Wrenn (18), Tanner Rusk (13) and Ryder Jones (12) accounted for all 43 of West Point's second-half points, helping the Warriors claw back from a 45-27 deficit at the break to a 73-70 nail-biter inside the final 15 seconds.

Wrenn wound up with a game-high 25 points. Jones joined in with 22, and Rusk roped in 17. Kobe Smith scored four points and Riley Voce, two.

A whopping 19 3-pointers were made between both teams. Wrenn had the high mark with six. Rusk, Cody Jones and Drew Jones each made three.

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

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

Trending Video

Recommended for you