GOOD HOPE — Maddie Yeager made a go-ahead layup with less than 10 seconds remaining and added another shortly afterward to propel Fairview past Good Hope 57-54 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Yeager's initial bucket gifted the Lady Aggies (13-8) a 55-54 advantage before Payton Golden notched a key steal just moments later that quickly led to Yeager's second — and decisive — basket.

The flip in momentum followed an earlier 5-0 run by the Lady Raiders (14-7), who claimed a one-point lead after a free throw from Bailey Tetro and back-to-back layups by Heather Tetro and Ivey Maddox.

With the victory, Fairview will now host the Class 4A, Area 12 Tournament.

"It was a tight game, and we knew we had to win," Yeager said. "We won as a team. Everyone gave it their all the whole game. We were all so excited to play in this game, because it’s the start of the 'big games.' The last few seconds were low-key stressful, but we knew we had to trust the process and keep cool. After that first shot, Payton did a great job not fouling and getting that steal, which led to two more points. Then we knew we had sealed the deal. We are beyond excited to host area."

Golden registered a team-high 17 points for the Lady Aggies, while Daisy Manasco and Katie Ball each had 12.

Yeager (six), Molly McKelvy (five), Emma Garcia (three) and Isabella McGukin (two) also contributed offensively.

Heather Tetro paced Good Hope with 19 points.

Maddox (15), Cayleigh Garmon (10), Bailey Tetro (six) and Savanna Derrick (four) were next in line.


Varsity Boys

% Good Hope 71, Fairview 62: The 4A No. 5 Raiders improved to 17-4 following Tuesday night's home victory.

Drew Maddox racked up a team-high 26 points for Good Hope, while Cole Maddox was right behind him with 24.

Eli Phares (10), Michael Lowe (seven), Lawton Farr (two) and Tanner Malin (two) also notched buckets.

The Raiders outscored the Aggies 24-11 in the fourth quarter.

"That was the definition of a grind-it-out win," Good Hope coach Drew Adams said. "We told the guys that if we would continue to grind out second-half stops that eventually good things would happen. Although it was an ugly win, I was as proud of my guys tonight as I've been all year. Fairview is a good basketball team and always difficult to beat."

Fairview (13-7) was paced by Austin Jackson's 23 points. 

Owen Yarbrough (nine), Dow Nichols (eight), Austin Turner (seven), Mason Black (six), J.T. White (four), Jack Brown (three) and Sawyer Daniel (two) rounded out the scoring for the Aggies.


Tuesday, January 14

Varsity Boys

Cold Springs 76, Phillips 56

Micah Calvert: 21 points

Brody Peppers: 15 points

Logan Rice: 12 points

Tanner Kilgo: 12 points 


Cullman 69, Decatur 50

Noah Bussman: 23 points

Jayden Sullins: 14 points

Max Gambrill: 13 points


Hanceville 78, Vinemont 67

Raiden Morgan (H): 22 points

Brodie Malcom (H): 20 points

Tyson Bellmon (H): 12 points

Katch Johnson (V): 23 points

Curtis Kennedy (V): 16 points 


West Point 92, Lawrence County 90

Kobe Bowers: 26 points

Will Cochran: 22 points

Aubry Cleghorn: 19 points

Tyler White: 13 points

*Cochran hit a game-winning layup with 3 seconds left


Varsity Girls

Cold Springs 61, Phillips 48

Elizabeth Hill: 37 points

Neely Ellison: 11 points

Toni West: 10 points


Cullman 61, Decatur 24

Anna Katherine Eastman: 19 points

Jaden Winfrey: 12 points

Regan Quattlebaum: 12 points


Hanceville 58, Vinemont 22

Kelly Pickett (H): 22 points

Cassidy Campbell (H): 16 points

Victoria Stanley (H): 10 points

Sadie Stanley (V): 10 points


West Point 64, Lawrence County 46

Miriam Oldacre: 20 points

Lexi Shadix: 12 points

Molly Pendley: 9 points 


Monday, January 13

Varsity Boys

Oneonta 63, Holly Pond 53

Kyler Chaney: 26 points

Levi Boatright: 12 points


Varsity Girls

Oneonta 49, Holly Pond 33

Kaylee Stallings: 11 points

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 136 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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