PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders top Haleyville 69-33 in Sub-Regional to advance to NW Regional

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Good Hope’s Heather Tetro and Rudi Derrick trap a Haleyville ball handler during the Lady Raiders’ 69-33 win over the Lady Lions Monday night. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The postseason is heating up for high school basketball all across the state and one of Monday night’s 4A Sub-Regional matchups was hosted at Good Hope High School. After claiming the area championship last week, the Lady Raiders returned home for a Sub-Regional battle against Haleyville Monday night and knocked off the Lady Lions 69-33 to secure a spot at the Northwest Regional at Wallace State.

As they have many times this season, the Lady Raiders got off to a fast start. Ivey Maddox scored inside on their first possession to take a 2-0 lead and she drilled a three on the next possession to make it 5-0. Bailey Tetro drained a three to stretch the lead to 8-0 and she was fouled just before hitting her next trey. She added the free throw to complete a 4-point play and give Good Hope a 12-0 advantage early in the first. Rudi Derrick laid one in, and Kyndall Seal knocked down a three to make it a 17-0 game midway through the period. The Lady Raiders led the way 20-3 with around three minutes to play in the first and Maddox scored the final 10 points of the quarter for Good Hope, including a three at the buzzer, to put the Lady Raiders in front 30-11 going into the second.

A three-pointer from Kyndall Seal and a bucket by Charly Johnson made it a 35-17 game midway through the second quarter and a three-pointer from Bailey Tetro made it 38-20 later in the period. Baskets by Derrick and Bailey Tetro stretched the lead to 42-23 and Maddox hit a pair of free throws in the final minute of the period to give Good Hope a 44-23 advantage at the halftime break.

Another three-pointer by Maddox made it a 48-23 game early in the third quarter and Derrick laid one in to keep the Lady Raiders in front 50-25. Johnson scored another easy basket inside to make it 53-25 later in the third and after Seal split a pair of free throws, Bailey Keef laid one in at the buzzer to put Good Hope on top 56-27 heading into the final frame.

After another Bailey Tetro basket got the fourth quarter started, Desire’ Odachowksi drilled a three to stretch the lead to 61-27. Renee McLeod scored inside to add to the lead and Lexi Collins buried a three from the top of the key to make it a 66-30 game midway through the period. McLeod split a pair of free throws and Keef scored another basket in the final minute to wrap up a 69-33 win for the Lady Raiders.

Maddox led the way for Good Hope with 22 points in the win. Bailey Tetro posted 14, Derrick added eight and Seal finished with seven. Good Hope will face either Brooks or Rogers in the Northwest Regional at Wallace State Saturday night at either 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

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