PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs picks up senior night wins over Vinemont

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Brody Peppers finished with 15 points in Cold Springs' 48-30 win over Vinemont Tuesday night. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

BREMEN, Ala. – The Cold Springs Eagles hosted the Eagles of Vinemont at Jesse George Gymnasium Tuesday night and on top of celebrating senior night, the hometown Eagles also picked up a pair of wins over their county rivals. The Lady Eagles defeated Vinemont comfortably 52-16 and in the boys’ game, Cold Springs outscored Vinemont 29-11 in the second half to pull away and collect a 48-30 win.

Cold Springs 52 – Vinemont 16 (Varsity Girls)

The first quarter was dominated by Cold Springs on both sides of the ball. Ella Bruer and Starla Fuller each hit a three to give Cold Springs a 6-0 lead, then Kenady Graves added a layup to make it 8-0. Bruer then scored the final five points of the quarter as Cold Springs held Vinemont scoreless in the first quarter and they would take a 13-0 lead into the second period.

Malaya Taylor hit a basket down low to make it 15-0, then another Bruer trey and another Taylor basket pushed Cold Springs’ lead to 20-0. Vinemont got on the scoreboard with 5:00 remaining in the first half on a layup by Morgan Flanagan. Caroline Miller added a basket down low to make it 20-4, but Taylor hit a pair of baskets down low to increase Cold Springs’ lead to 24-6. Holland Bruer hit a layup to give Cold Springs a 27-7 lead at the half.

Ciara Calvert hit back-to-back shots to start the second half and Taylor added a pair of shots as well to help push Cold Springs’ lead to 35-7. Flanagan hit a pair of threes to make it a 37-13 game, but Calvert nailed a three and Bruer scored five straight points to make it 45-13. Flanagan added another three to cut Cold Springs’ lead to 47-16, but Bruer hit another three and Taylor hit another basket down low to make it a 52-16 game going into the final period. Neither team would score in the fourth quarter and Cold Springs would go on to win the game, 52-16.

Bruer led Cold Springs (9-11) with 19 points. Taylor added 18 points and Calvert ended up with eight points. For Vinemont (7-14), Flanagan finished with 11 points. Miller added three points and Reagan Robinson ended up with two points.

Cold Springs 48 – Vinemont 30 (Varsity Boys)

The first quarter was a battle of the defenses. Toby Hill hit a layup to put Vinemont on the scoreboard first, but Brody Peppers knocked down a pair of shots to give Cold Springs a 4-2 lead early in the first period, then John Mark Smith hit a three to make it a 7-2 game going into the second period.

Hill hit another layup as that made it a 7-4 game. Tanner Kilgo and Peppers each added a basket down low to push Cold Springs’ lead to 11-4, but Isaac Moody nailed a trey to cut the lead to 11-7. Colby Miller hit a pair of free throws and Moody hit another three to give Vinemont a 12-11 lead with 4:31 remaining in the first half. Both teams would trade leads for the majority of the second quarter. A Kilgo made basket gave Cold Springs a 19-18 lead late in the first half, but Jaxon Holcomb split a pair at the line as both teams would go into their respective locker rooms tied up at 19.

Kilgo added yet another basket down low and split a pair of free throws to give Cold Springs a 22-19 lead. A driving layup by Colby Miller made it a one-point game, but Kilgo converted on a huge and-one play to make it a 25-21 contest. A pair of huge threes by Smith pushed Cold Springs’ lead to 31-21. Moody answered with one of his own to make it a seven-point game, but Peppers hit a basket down low and added a free throw as Cold Springs took a 34-24 lead into the final period.

A driving layup by Seth Williams made it 36-24, then a Cody Bales trey pushed Cold Springs’ lead to 39-24. After Peppers made it 41-24 on a layup, a basket each by Miller and Holcomb cut the lead to 41-28. But a basket and a free throw by Seth Ingram erased any hopes of a Vinemont comeback as Cold Springs would go to defeat Vinemont, 48-30.

Peppers led the way for Cold Springs (15-6) with 15 points. Kilgo added 14 points and Smith ended up with nine points. For Vinemont (4-18), Moody finished with 11 points, while Miller and Hill each added six points.

Cold Springs will travel to Good Hope Friday night and Vinemont will return home to host Phil Campbell Friday night.

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