GOOD HOPE — Brody Peppers drained a clutch 3-pointer as time expired to propel Cold Springs past Good Hope 63-61 in a double-overtime thriller.
The Eagles held a 29-11 halftime lead, but the Raiders stormed back with a strong second half and sent the game into overtime on a Tanner Malin 3-pointer just ahead of the horn.
Cold Springs built a cushion in the first extra period, but Good Hope once again responded as Malin made a layup to tie things up at 53 entering the second overtime.
Malin then gave the Raiders a one-point lead with 4.5 seconds to go in double overtime following a three-point play.
Peppers, though, came through with a fadeaway 3-pointer in the corner to pull it out for the Eagles. He was soon swarmed by his teammates and coaches in a raucous celebration.
“The shot wasn’t planned at all,” Peppers said afterward. “But it was an awesome experience. After the shot went down, coach (Tim Willoughby) was so excited, and I was hoping he wouldn’t bring me to the ground. I love this team, and we’re glad to be (the) No. 1 (seed) in the county."
Peppers finished with 15 points, while Seth Williams (13), Adam Hill (11), Micah Calvert (nine), Tanner Kilgo (nine) and Roberto Ayala (six) also contributed offensively for Cold Springs (7-4).
Lawton Farr (19), Malin (15), Noah Barnette (14) and Colton Lindsey (eight) were Good Hope’s top scorers. The Raiders are now 6-2 this season.
Shay Sellers scored a game-high 17 points, and Cold Springs’ varsity girls withstood a fourth-quarter rally from Good Hope to take home a 46-43 road win on Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles (7-5) led by as many as 12 points in the final frame before the Lady Raiders (7-4) began to chip away at the deficit, pulling to within one with less than three minutes left in the contest.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Brooke Crider and Toni West, however, helped Cold Springs pad its cushion just enough, and the road team came up with a couple of key stops down the stretch to seal the win.
Crider finished with 15 points on five made 3’s, while West pitched in six.
"It was a great game between two really good teams,” Cold Springs coach Tammy West said. “I’m extremely proud of the way we had such a great team effort tonight."
Heather Tetro (nine), Bailey Tetro (eight), Desire’ Odachowski (six) and Renee McLeod (six) were the top scorers for Good Hope. Heather Tetro scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter.
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Thursday, December 17
Hanceville 50, Holly Pond 45
Braxton Broad (H): 20 points
Izayah Glenon (H): 20 points
Parker Sellers (HP): 10 points
Gunnar McBee (HP): 9 points
Casey Brown (HP): 8 points
Vinemont 56, Athens Bible 48
Curtis Kennedy: 21 points
Will Rhodes: 10 points
West Point 60, Lawrence County 47
Kobe Bowers: 17 points
Will Cochran: 15 points
Carter Thornton: 9 points
Sam Wheeler: 9 points
Holly Pond 64, Hanceville 50
Kaylee Stallings (HP): 14 points
Sarah Finley (HP): 12 points
Maddi Ham (HP): 11 points
Tate Duke (HP): 10 points
Cassidy Campbell (H): 23 points
Victoria Stanley (H): 12 points
Savanna McAnnally (H): 8 points
Vinemont 43, St. Bernard 23
Madysen Hacker (V): 15 points
Maggie Burks (V): 10 points
Emma Powell (SB): 8 points
Lawrence County 65, West Point 51
Braelee Quinn: 19 points
Lexi Shadix: 18 points