Cold Springs knocks off Fairview to advance to JV girls’ title game


Cold Springs' Kyla Aaron (20) puts up a three in the Lady Eagles' win over Fairview Friday night. (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE – The junior varsity girls tipped off Friday night’s Cullman County Basketball Tournament action with a showdown between (2) Cold Springs and (3) Fairview.

Both teams got off to slow starts on the offensive end, but a Kyla Aaron three midway through the first put the Lady Eagles in front 6-2. The Lady Aggies fought back to tie the game at six later in the period on a layup from Allie Scott, but another three from Aaron in the final seconds of the first gave Cold Springs a 10-6 lead going into the second.

The Lady Eagles were able to create turnovers and add onto their lead in the second quarter. Aaron’s fourth made 3-pointer of the half put Cold Springs up 17-9 and a three from Lacey Rice late in the period made it a 24-9 game at the half.

The Lady Eagles continued to create separation in the third, stretching the lead to 28-10 midway through the quarter. A layup from Rice later in the quarter made it a 36-10 game going into the fourth. Fairview was held to just one point in the third. Cold Springs quickly jumped out to a 43-12 advantage and pulled away to win it 48-15.

Aaron was the leading scorer for the Lady Eagles, finishing with 14 points. She was followed closely by Rice with 13 points and Madison Bruer with nine. Makayla Latham led the Lady Aggies with five points.

Cold Springs will be back in action Saturday at 2:30 p.m. when the Lady Eagles take on (1) West Point for this year’s junior varsity girls’ championship.  

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