West Point knocks off Fairview 50-48 to win varsity girls’ County Championship

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Micah Oldacre (21) drives past a Fairview defender in West Point's 50-48 win over the Lady Aggies Saturday night. (Bill Piper for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE – The Lady Warriors and Lady Aggies tipped off Saturday night’s varsity action and the top two seeds went down to the wire deciding this year’s varsity girls’ champion.

Fairview started the game strong, taking a 10-6 lead midway through the opening quarter and stretching their advantage to 17-9 later in the period on a Payton Golden three-pointer. West Point managed to fight back late in the first, cutting the lead to 19-16 by the start of the second.

The Lady Warriors opened the second quarter on a 10-0 run to get out in front of the Lady Aggies, but Fairview was able to fight back as well. A basket from Morgan Lindsay made it a 30-27 game with less than a minute remaining in the second and the Lady Aggies were able to get the lead down to 30-28 by the halftime break.

A free throw from Molly McKelvy put Fairview on top 31-30 early in the third quarter but Miriam Oldacre responded with a three-pointer on West Point’s next possession. Micah Oldacre added another three-pointer to put the Lady Warriors up 37-31 with less than two minutes to play in the third and they held a 39-34 lead at the start of the fourth.

A layup from Daisy Manasco cut the West Point lead to 44-38 midway through the fourth and Golden nailed a three-pointer to trim the lead to 46-41 with less than a minute to play but it was too little too late for Fairview and the Lady Warriors went on to win it 50-48.

Miriam Oldacre led West Point with 17 points in the win, followed closely by Micah Oldacre with 16 and Mackenzie Carter with 10. Golden led the Lady Aggies with 19 points, followed by Maddie Yeager with 11.

2019 Charlotte Cummings Award winner

Kierra Merriweather – Hanceville

2019 Bill Shelton Award winner

Camryn Crider – Cold Springs

2019 varsity girls Cullman County All-Tournament Team:

Elizabeth Hill – Cold Springs

Camryn Crider – Cold Springs

Kelly Pickett – Hanceville

Molly McKelvy – Fairview

Payton Golden – Fairview

Miriam Oldacre – West Point

Lexi Shadix – West Point

Micah Oldacre – West Point

2019 varsity girls All-County Team:

Lexi Shadix – West Point

Payton Golden – Fairview

Savanna Derrick – Good Hope

Miriam Oldacre – West Point

Camryn Crider – Cold Springs

Kelly Pickett – Hanceville

Maddie Heatherly – Holly Pond

Elizabeth Hill – Cold Springs

Olivia Ball – West Point

Toni West – Cold Springs

Molly McKelvy – Fairview

Mackenzie Carter – West Point

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