PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs sweeps Fairview at home


Elizabeth Hill posted 26 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Cold Springs' 67-45 win over Fairview Tuesday night. (Martha Needham for the Cullman Tribune)

BREMEN – Fairview traveled to Bremen to take on Cold Springs Tuesday night in two huge county matchups. In the girls' game, the Lady Eagles easily handled the Lady Aggies 67-45 and in the boys' matchup, Cold Springs used a huge fourth quarter to get past Fairview 58-47.

Cold Springs 67 – Fairview 45 (varsity girls)

Cold Springs didn't waste any time getting off to a quick start as the Lady Eagles jumped out to a 9-0 lead. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Aggies without a field goal for a little over six minutes before Katie Ball got a layup off a steal at the 1:52 mark. A Daisy Manasco trey made it 16-8, but Camryn Crider quickly answered with back-to-back threes of her own to make it 22-8. Cold Springs held a 22-10 lead after one and the Lady Eagles never let Fairview get back within single digits. The Lady Eagles pulled away for a 67-45 win to improve to 8-4 overall on the season.

Elizabeth Hill finished the game with 26 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks for Cold Springs. Crider drilled six threes in the game as she ended up with 20 points, three rebounds and three steals. Kinley Campbell added eight points and Toni West finished with seven points, six rebounds, two steals and a block. Aubrey Negron added two points and eight rebounds. The Lady Eagles are now 7-1 in their last eight contests.

Daisy Manasco finished with a double-double for Fairview, recording 12 points and 12 rebounds. She also added a steal in the game. Payton Golden ended up with seven points, as did Jaycee Gorham, who also added three rebounds and a steal. Ball added six points and a steal. 

Cold Springs 58 – Fairview 47 (varsity boys)

Luke Yarbrough started the game on fire for Fairview as he scored 13 of his team's 15 first-quarter points. The Aggies held the Eagles to just three baskets in the opening period and took a 15-8 lead into the second quarter.

The Eagles started the quarter on a 7-0 run, led by five points from Landyn Freeman and two from Brody Peppers, to tie the game up at 15. However, Fairview countered with a 7-0 run to take a 22-15 lead and wound up taking a 25-21 lead into the break. Yarbrough finished with 18 points at halftime.

Freeman nailed a trey to make it a 25-24 game early in the third period and the Eagles cut it to one multiple times in the quarter. After Adam Hill converted an and-one basket, the Fairview lead was cut to 33-32, but after Sawyer Daniel hit a pair of free throws at the line, Yarbrough converted an and-one of his own, and Daniel Gibson hit a shot the lead stretched to 40-34 by the start of the fourth quarter.

The final frame belonged to the Eagles as they swarmed the Aggies on defense, forcing turnovers and making them take tough shots. They held the Aggies without a basket for almost six minutes. Hill hit one of two shots from the line to give Cold Springs its first lead of the game at 41-40, a lead Eagles didn't relinquish as they ended up outscoring the Aggies 24-7 in the quarter to take the game 58-47.

Freeman led the way for the Eagles with 21 points, six rebounds, two steals and a block. Hill ended up with 13 points and six rebounds. Mason Harris added 10 points, three rebounds and a steal. Logan Rice ended up with eight points, a steal and a block. Cold Springs will stay home to take on West End on Friday night.

Yarbrough finished the game with a game-high 31 points, including six threes, five rebounds and a steal for Fairview, which is now 3-8 overall on the season. The Aggies will look to rebound at home against Ashville on Friday night.

Cullman County Middle School Tournament Day One Results: Girls' Bracket

(1) Good Hope 43 – (8) Vinemont 11

(4) Cold Springs 35 – (5) Holly Pond 21

(3) Parkside 42 – (6) Hanceville 11

(2) West Point 28 – (7) Fairview 11

Other Tuesday night scores:

Hanceville 64 – JB Pennington 52 (varsity boys)

Hanceville 63 – JB Pennington 47 (varsity girls)

Good Hope 66 – West Point 58 (varsity boys)

West Point 62 – Good Hope 36 (varsity girls)

Cullman 54 – John Carroll 40 (varsity boys)

Cullman 52 – John Carroll 40 (varsity girls)

Holly Pond 70 – Vinemont 38 (varsity boys)

Holly Pond 55 – Vinemont 27 (varsity girls)

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