PREP BASKETBALL: Bulldogs rout Meek in Thanksgiving Tournament; Tuesday scoring recap

Hanceville’s Brodie Malcom (2) finished with eight points in the Bulldogs’ win over Meek Tuesday night. (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldogs took on the Meek Tigers in Tuesday night’s final Thanksgiving Tournament game. Hanceville jumped out to a quick 15-5 lead to start out the contest before Raiden Morgan, Kainon Moore and Ephram Milne dominated down low as part of a 10-2 run to stretch the lead to 25-7. The Bulldogs wound up taking a 25-10 lead into the second period. 

The second quarter saw the Bulldogs continue their dominance down low and Meek didn’t have an answer as Hanceville suffocated the Tigers on defense, outscoring them 20-2 and taking a 45-14 lead into the locker room at halftime. The third quarter saw Meek get their offense going, putting up 13 points, but they found themselves trailing 59-27 after three and there was a running clock in the fourth quarter as Hanceville (1-3) wound up taking the game, 64-32.

Every Hanceville player found the scoring column in the contest, led by Morgan who finished with 14 points. Tyson Bellmon added 12, Robert Johnson, Brodie Malcom, and Zachary Campbell each ended up with eight, Moore finished with six, Milne added four, Ethen Roberts chipped in with three and Izayah Glenon finished with one.

For Meek (0-4), Stuart Waldrep finished with 10 points. Jarrett Benson added eight points. Braxton Dickerson ended up with five. Angel Chino chipped in with three. Jagger Benson, Nick Perez, and Bryan Phillips each finished with two.

Hanceville will take on Mortimer Jordan Wednesday night at 7:45 while Meek will face off against Sumiton Christian in the loser’s bracket game Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

Other Tuesday scores:

Encore Girls Classic at Hartselle

Lee-Huntsville 50 – West Point 47 (varsity girls)

Rogers 48 – Fairview 38 (varsity girls)

Cold Springs 49 – Mortimer Jordan 43 (varsity girls)

Good Hope 67 – Russellville 41 (varsity girls)

Curry Thanksgiving Tournament

Vinemont 61 – Corner 56 (OT) (varsity girls)

Hanceville Thanksgiving Tournament

Cold Springs 47 – Corner 43 (varsity boys)

Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Bash

Cullman 57 – Belgreen 45 (varsity boys)

Marx Optical Thanksgiving Tournament

Danville 60 – Vinemont 51 (varsity boys)

West Point 57 – Priceville 54 (varsity boys)

Good Hope 46 – West Limestone 41 (varsity boys)

Holly Pond Thanksgiving Tournament

Pisgah 59 – Holly Pond 32 (varsity girls)

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