PREP BASKETBALL: West Point sweeps Cold Springs on the road


BREMEN – The Cold Springs Lady Eagles hosted their county rival, the West Point Lady Warriors Tuesday evening, and the visitors went home with the 48-28 victory.

The opening quarter was a low-scoring, offensive struggle. Going into the second, the Lady Warriors were on top 9-6.

The next saw multiple turnovers, and at the break, West Point remained on top, 16-12.

West Point’s Miriam Oldacre and Oliva Ball came out hot in the third, combining for 14 of the Lady Warriors’ 19 points in the quarter. The Lady Warriors outscored Cold Springs 19-3 to take a 35-19 lead into the fourth.

The final quarter saw West Point wear down the Eagles; the Lady Warriors cruised to the 48-28 win to remain unbeaten.

West Point 57, Cold Springs 50 (Boys)

The boys took the court, and it was an all-out battle to the finish, when the Warriors came out on top, 57-50.

The Eagles shot out of the gate with an 8-0 lead before the Warriors got on the board. The Warriors tightened up on defense and Colby Sullins drained a 3-pointer in the last seconds to cut the lead to seven after the first quarter. It was Eagles 19, Warriors 12 after one.

The Warriors came out strong and battled back to take the lead after Sullins banked two 3-pointers back-to-back to give the Warriors the lead, 27-26, with less than two minutes left in the half.

West Point came out of the break and quickly opened up a 12-point lead, but the Eagles did not go quietly. At the end of three, it was Warriors, 43-36.

The Eagles kept fighting to start the final quarter, cutting into the Warriors’ lead, 45-42 with 4:50 left in the game. The Warriors opened it back up, however, and after Austin Dubberly hit two free throws, it was 50-42.

Eagle Adam Hill hit a 3-pointer to cut it back to four with 24 seconds remaining. Hunter Persall and Rylan Jones hit free throws for the Warriors, and West Point went on to win, 57-50.

The Warriors were led by Sullins with 17 points, 12 points from 3-pointers. Kolton Sapp and Dubberly each had nine points on the night.

Cold Springs was led by Hunter McClendon with 20 points; Hill finished with 13.

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