PREP BASKETBALL: Raiders rally to top Cold Springs 51-46, Lady Raiders pull away from Lady Eagles 66-24

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Good Hope's Colton Lindsey finished with nine points in the Raiders' 51-46 win over Cold Springs Friday night. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Friday night was homecoming at Good Hope High School and both the Raiders and Lady Raiders were in action on the court at D.E. Ryan Gymnasium taking on Cold Springs. The Lady Raiders got the night started with a 66-24 win over the Lady Eagles and in the boys’ game, the Raiders came back from a late deficit to earn a 51-46 win over Cold Springs and build even more momentum going into this year’s county tournament. Renee McLeod took home the 2022 Homecoming Queen crown.

Good Hope 66 – Cold Springs 24 (Varsity Girls)

Bailey Tetro got the scoring started for Good Hope with a three from the left wing. Malaya Taylor hit a layup for Cold Springs to make it 3-2. Kyndall Seal banked in a floater to pad the Lady Raider lead to 5-2, but Ella Bruer tied it up at five on a three. Ivey Maddox hit a shot down low and Heather Tetro nailed a three to break the tie and that gave Good Hope a 10-5 lead. A Bailey Tetro basket pushed the Lady Raider lead to 12-7, but Bruer hit a shot to make it a 13-9 game, but a Charly Johnson layup would give Good Hope a 15-9 lead going into the second period.

A Seal trey and a Heather Tetro made basket increased the Lady Raider lead to 20-9 to start the second quarter. Renee McLeod hit a layup and Bailey Tetro added another three to make it 25-11 with less than four minutes to go in the first half. Mia Light knocked down a three from the left wing to make it 25-14 and later on, Erin Bailey knocked down a layup and Bruer knocked down a long-range shot to cut Cold Springs’ deficit to just six at 27-21. Desire Odachowski knocked down a trey and later added a layup to push Good Hope’s lead to 32-21 and the Lady Raiders would go into the half with the 11-point lead.

The second half would be all Good Hope on both sides of the ball. Maddox knocked down a shot down low and Heather Tetro scored six straight points to make it a 40-21 game. Maddox then scored five straight points to increase Good Hope’s lead to 45-21. Taylor ended the scoring drought for Cold Springs with a free throw and that made it 46-22. A Johnson basket down low and a Maddox three-point play made the score, 51-22, going into the final period. 

Maddox added another basket and Odachowski scored five straight points to put Good Hope up, 60-22. Maddox and Rudi Derrick each knocked down a shot down low, and Odachowski would add another one as well as the Lady Raiders rolled to a 66-24 win over the Lady Eagles. Good Hope outscored Cold Springs, 34-3, in the second half, as their winning streak is now at 10 games. It’s the Lady Raiders’ second 10-game winning streak of the season.

Maddox and Odachowski each finished with 16 points for Good Hope (22-3) Heather Tetro added 12 points and Bailey Tetro ended up with eight points. For Cold Springs (9-12), Taylor and Bruer each finished with nine points. Light added three points. Bailey finished with two points and Hollyn Bruer chipped in with a point.

Good Hope 51 – Cold Springs 46 (Varsity Boys)

Points were hard to come by to start out the varsity boys’ game. Tanner Kilgo scored down low to put Cold Springs on the scoreboard first. Charlie O’Neil hit a reverse layup to tie the game up at two. Kilgo scored again to make it 4-2 and the Eagles added on to their lead as Cody Bales and Kilgo each hit a basket down low to push their lead to 8-4. Seth Williams then knocked down a three to make it 11-4 with less than two minutes to go in the first period. The Raiders cut into the deficit as Noah Barnette knocked down a shot down low and Jacob Haynes added a floater to cut the Cold Springs lead to 11-8 going into the second period.

Tanner Malin got some friendly bounces on his three before it finally went in as that tied the game up at 11. A basket each from Brody Peppers and Williams gave Cold Springs a 15-11 lead and Peppers later added another basket down low to push their lead to 18-13. O’Neil knocked down a three from the left corner to cut it to 18-16 with 2:19 remaining in the first half. Peppers and Cody Bales each added a basket down low as the Eagles would go into the locker room with a 24-18 lead.

A pair of made shots from Malin made it a 26-22 game early in the third period, but a Williams three pushed Cold Springs’ lead to 29-22 and Peppers made it 31-22 with a shot down low. Colton Lindsey and O’Neil each added a basket to cut it to 31-26, but Peppers continued his strong play down low as he knocked down a pair of layups to make it a 35-26 game. Cold Springs got a free throw from Seth Ingram as they went into the final period with a 36-26 game and looked to get a big win on the road.

But Good Hope would have something to say about that as they came out of the gates flying to start out the final period. Haynes knocked down a floater to cut it to 36-28, then Lindsey and Malin each knocked down a shot down low to make it a 36-32 game. Lindsey then nailed a three from the left corner to cut the deficit to just one at 36-35. Peppers’ three-point play, though, pushed Cold Springs’ lead to 39-35.

A three each from K’mal Bell and Noah Barnette made it a 42-41 game with a little over three minutes to go in the game. Another Peppers basket made it a three-point game, but Bell picked the perfect time to get red-hot as he drilled back-to-back huge treys to help give the Raiders a 47-44 lead with less than two minutes left. A Kilgo layup made it 47-46, but Barnette hit one himself to push Good Hope’s lead to 49-46. Bell would later seal the win for the Raiders with a pair of free throws as Good Hope came back from 10 down to stun the Eagles, 51-46, as they increase their winning streak to six straight games.

Malin and Bell each finished with 11 points for Good Hope (14-9). Lindsey and O’Neil each added nine points, while Barnette ended up with seven points. For Cold Springs (15-7), Peppers finished with 17 points. Williams added 11 points. Kilgo ended up with nine and Cody Bales added six.

The Lady Raiders will take on Marion County at home at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, while the Raiders will take on West Point Monday at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Eagles will take on Holly Pond Wednesday night at 6:15, while the Eagles will face off against Vinemont at 7:30 Wednesday night.

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