PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs splits road matchups against Holly Pond


Camryn Crider led all scorers in the Lady Eagles' 69-27 win at Holly Pond by scoring 25 points in the first half. (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND – Cold Springs traveled to Holly Pond Tuesday night and faced the Broncos in a pair of county games. In the girls' matchup, the Lady Eagles rolled to a 69-27 rout of the Lady Broncos while in the boys' game, Holly Pond took the game in an overtime thriller 64-56 over Cold Springs.

Cold Springs 69 – Holly Pond 27 (varsity girls)

Cold Springs drilled 13 threes in the game and held Holly Pond to just nine made field goals for the whole night as the Lady Eagles rolled past Holly Pond to improve to 10-4 overall.

Camryn Crider had yet another huge game offensively as she finished with 25 points, all in the first half. She drilled seven threes in the game and added five rebounds as well. Elizabeth Hill added 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block. Toni West ended up with seven points, eight rebounds, a block and a steal. Shay Sellers (three rebounds and a steal) and Kylon Hamby (four rebounds) each chipped in with six points. Aubrey Negron added six rebounds, while Lina Lieckfeld added two points and four rebounds.

For Holly Pond, Maddi Ham led the way with nine points and three rebounds. Tate Duke chipped in with six points and a block. The Lady Broncos fall to 6-6 overall.

Holly Pond 64 – Cold Springs 56 (varsity boys)

The first quarter saw Holly Pond's Kyler Chaney score the first nine points of the game and Isaac Ludwig add a pair of free throws to help take Holly Pond to an early 11-0 lead. Cold Springs settled down after the slow start, outscoring the Broncos 8-1 the rest of the way to cut the deficit to just four at 12-8 after one. 

Holly Pond pushed its lead back to 11 at 21-10 after a 9-2 run to start out the second period. Both defenses dominated the rest of the way as the Broncos wound up taking a 23-16 lead into the locker room.

For the third straight quarter, Holly Pond started out strong and drilled three shots from deep to help widen the Broncos' lead to 34-20, but Cold Springs answered right back with a run of its own as Mason Harris helped kick start a quarter-ending 12-4 run by scoring five in a row. The quarter ended with Brody Peppers hitting a layup and converting the three-point play to make it a 38-34 game going into the final quarter.

The Eagles continued their strong play into the fourth, as six straight points gave them their first lead of the night at 40-38. Both teams went back and forth for most of the period until six points by Landyn Freeman and an and-one by Adam Hill gave Cold Springs a 49-45 lead late in the game. After Chaney went 1-2 from the line, Freeman got fouled but missed his foul shot, giving the Broncos a chance to tie the game. Chaney delivered in the clutch as his three from the left wing tied the game up at 49 to send it to overtime.

In the extra period, after both teams traded baskets on their opening possessions, Chaney took over, scoring 11 of his team's 15 points in overtime, including a huge and-one layup to push the Broncos' lead to six at 61-55. Holly Pond pushed its winning streak up to seven with the 64-56 overtime victory. The Broncos improve to 8-5 overall on the season. 

Chaney finished the game with yet another double-double as he ended up with 31 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Tyler Boatright had a double-double as well with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a steal. Holly Pond will stay at home to take on Hanceville on Thursday night.

Freeman finished with a double-double for Cold Springs (10-5) as he ended up with 26 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and a steal. Harris added 11 points, two steals and a block. Peppers finished with seven points, four rebounds and a steal. Hill chipped in with five points, seven rebounds and a block. Logan Rice added six rebounds in the game as well. The Eagles will travel to Good Hope on Thursday night. 

Other Monday night scores:

Hartselle 58 – West Point 50 (varsity girls)

Hartselle 78 – West Point 58 (varsity boys)

Danville 47 – Good Hope 36 (varsity girls)

Good Hope 55 – Danville 46 (varsity boys)

Hanceville 67 – Saint Clair County 54 (varsity boys)

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