PREP BASKETBALL: Addison, Hanceville, Cold Springs, West Point compete in play-day hoops action

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Addison's Gracie Manley finished with 15 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 43-35 win over Hanceville Saturday. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – Five varsity girls’ matchups were on tap at West Point Saturday and local squads were on the floor for each of them. Addison, Cold Springs and Hanceville, along with West Point, participated in the play-day games. West Point and Cold Springs dropped both of their games while Addison took care of business against Hanceville in a low-scoring affair to finish the Saturday slate of games.

Phil Campbell 62 – West Point 58

West Point got off to a quick start offensively, leading 13-5 behind a pair of threes by Braelee Quinn and one from Nikki Tyree. Summer Mendoza and Ryleigh Jones also added a basket as well as they led by a score of 15-10 after one. The Lady Warriors stretched the lead to 19-13 after consecutive baskets by Jones, but later lost a 23-19 lead as Phil Campbell scored seven in a row to take a 26-23 lead. A Bethany Minck shot made it 30-28, but the Lady Bobcats tied it up at 30 and that was the score at the half.

The third quarter saw Phil Campbell score five in a row at one point to take a 46-40 lead, but the Lady Warriors finished the quarter strong behind Tyree and Mendoza as they tied the game up at 46 going into the final period. A Jones trey gave West Point a 55-54 lead with 3:28 remaining in the game, but six in a row by the Lady Bobcats gave the lead right back at 60-55. Shadix hit a basket to make it 60-57, but Phil Campbell nailed a pair from the line to seal the contest as the Lady Warriors dropped their first game 62-58.

Shadix finished the game with 19 points for West Point. Braelee Quinn added 11. Jones ended up with nine and Tyree added eight.

Muscle Shoals 73 – Cold Springs 26

Behind a pair of treys from Toni West and a layup by Madison Bruer, Cold Springs held an 8-5 lead, but it would be all Muscle Shoals after that as the Lady Trojans scored the final 14 points of the quarter to take a 19-8 lead into the second period. Anna Kate Voce and Shay Sellers helped cut the deficit to 21-12 in the second, but the Lady Trojans quickly went on a 14-1 run to close out the first half and took a 35-13 lead into the locker room. 

The deficit reached over 40 points for some of the second half as Muscle Shoals’ speed and defensive intensity were too much for the Lady Eagles and Cold Springs wound up falling 73-26.

West finished with 14 points for Cold Springs. Brooke Crider and Voce each added three. Sellers, Malaya Taylor and Madison Bruer each chipped in with two.

Hazel Green 73 – West Point 23

In its second game of the day, West Point held a slim, 3-2 lead on a Shadix free throw, but Hazel Green scored the next nine points to take an 11-3 lead before Shadix made a shot to stop the run. Hazel Green then scored the final six points of the quarter to take a 17-5 lead into the second period. Jones made it 17-7 to start out the quarter, but it was all Lady Trojans after that as they went on a 22-2 run and the Lady Warriors found themselves trailing 39-9 at the half.

The second half was more of the same as West Point couldn’t get anything going against an aggressive Hazel Green defense and the deficit reached 50 at one point as the Lady Warriors wound up falling 73-23.

Shadix led West Point (4-2) with 13 points. Jones added seven and Mendoza ended up with three.

Phil Campbell 57 – Cold Springs 34

Cold Springs got off to a slow start in its second game of the day as they were held to just a Voce free throw for the first period and trailed 20-1 after one. Baskets by Voce, Taylor and Lacey Rice cut the deficit to 23-7, but Phil Campbell quickly pushed its lead to 32-13 at the half.

A Madison Bruer layup made it 32-15 to start the second half, but they didn’t go on that big run as the Lady Bobcats made sure that it didn’t happen, pushing the lead to 20 at one point and took a 47-25 lead into the final period. West scored six in a row to help the Lady Eagles try and get back in the game, but the deficit proved to be too much as Cold Springs wound up losing the game 57-34.

West finished with 10 points for Cold Springs (2-2). Voce added eight and Crider ended up with six. The Lady Eagles will head back to take on West Morgan Tuesday. 

Addison 43 – Hanceville 35

Hanceville’s Victoria Stanley hit a three to give the Lady Bulldogs an early 3-2 lead, but Addison went on a 9-0 run behind Anna Grace Luker, Bracie Rodgers and Gracie Manley to take an 11-3 lead. Cassidy Campbell stopped the bleeding with a layup for Hanceville, but Addisyn Smothers hit the final basket of the quarter to give Addison a 13-5 lead after one.

Hanceville started to get back in the game, making it a 17-13 contest on a Stanley three-point play. Addison made it 21-13 after a Smothers basket, but Campbell nailed a pair from the line to cut the deficit to six at the half. Threes from Stanley and Campbell made it a 22-21 game with 3:38 to go in the third period. Addison pushed its lead back to four at 25-21 after a Luker made basket, but Hanceville went on a run as a layup by Stanley, a three by Campbell, and two free throws by Savanna McAnnally gave them a 28-25 lead, their first since early in the first quarter.

Both teams traded a basket to end the quarter as Hanceville took a three-point lead into the final quarter.

Five huge points by Luker to start out the fourth gave Addison a 32-30 lead. Campbell tied it up with a basket of her own, but Manley scored five in a row to give Addison a five-point lead at 37-32. After Hanceville made it 39-35, Rodgers drilled a huge three from the top of the key to stretch the Addison lead to 42-35 and she later added a free throw to help seal the 43-35 win for Addison.

Manley led Addison (2-1) with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Luker added 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Rodgers ended up with eight points and 10 rebounds. Smothers ended up with four points and six rebounds and Molly Gilbreath chipped in with three points and 10 rebounds. For Hanceville (1-3), Campbell finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. Stanley added 11 points. Kate Sterling ended up with three points and McAnnally added two points and seven rebounds. 

Addison will travel to take on Oneonta in a Thanksgiving tournament, while Hanceville will participate in the Hartselle Thanksgiving tournament on Tuesday.

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