PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Eagles remain unbeaten with 61-23 win over Meek, Eagles fall to Tigers 57-29

Cold Springs' Ella Bruer finished with 11 points in the Lady Eagles' 61-23 win over Meek. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

BREMEN, Ala. — The Cold Springs Eagles hosted the Meek Tigers for a pair of varsity matchups Monday night and the Lady Eagles took care of Meek 61-23 to improve to 11-0 on the season. However, the boys’ game didn’t go as well for Cold Springs and the Tigers were able to defeat the Eagles 57-29.

Cold Springs 61 – Meek 23 (Varsity Girls)

Ella Dickerson hit a three for Cold Springs’ first points of the game. Ella Bruer followed that up with one of her own to give the Lady Eagles a quick 6-0 lead. Meek hit a basket to put them on the scoreboard, but back-to-back baskets down low by Dickerson and one by Ciara Calvert made it 12-2. The Lady Tigers couldn’t find an answer for Dickerson as she hit three more baskets in the paint and Malaya Taylor hit a pair of baskets down low as well and Cold Springs took a 22-6 lead into the second period.

Maci Brown hit a short jumper, then Dickerson kept her red-hot shooting going as she hit another three and Calvert added another basket down low as Cold Springs pushed their lead to 29-6. A Lady Tiger basket made it 29-8, but Brown and Calvert each hit a trey and Bruer hit a driving layup to make it 37-8. Taylor hit another shot down low and Kenady Graves scored five straight points for the Lady Eagles as they took a commanding 44-13 lead into the half.

Cold Springs continued to add on to their lead as they drilled four more threes in the third quarter to increase their lead to 57-21 going into the fourth quarter. It was run under a hot clock as the bench players got plenty of playing time and Cold Springs ended up winning the game, 61-23.

Dickerson led the way for Cold Springs (11-0) with 20 points. Bruer added 11 points. Brown ended up with eight points, while Calvert added seven points.

Meek 57 – Cold Springs 29 (Varsity Boys)

Points were hard to come by for both teams in the first quarter. Meek hit a basket down low as they got on the scoreboard first, but Cold Springs got on the scoreboard on a Cameron Nunn free throw. Another Nunn free throw made it 5-2, but the Tigers scored the final six points of the quarter to take an 11-2 lead into the second quarter.

Nic Fallin drilled a trey for Cold Springs’ first basket of the game with 5:40 left to go in the second period as that made it 14-5. A basket each by Ty Peppers and Seth Ingram made it 19-9 with a little over four minutes to go until halftime. The three-ball helped the Tigers push their lead to 27-9 and they would take a 28-9 lead into the locker room.

The third quarter saw the Eagles really tighten up defensively and they slowly started to get their offense going as a pair of layups by Nunn cut it to 28-13. A layup by Ingram, later followed by a Nunn three, made it a 28-18 game with 1:50 left to go in the third period. Cole Bales hit a pair of free throws to cut it to 28-20, but Meek’s first and only basket of the period came with less than ten seconds to go in the quarter as that made it a 30-20 game going into the final period.

The Tigers came out roaring to start the final quarter, scoring the first eight points to take a 38-20 lead. The Eagles got a basket from Bales to make it 38-22, but a quick 12-3 run by Meek saw them increase their lead to 50-25 and the Eagles ended up dropping their game to the Tigers, 57-29.

Nunn finished with nine points for Cold Springs (2-10). Ingram added six points. Smith ended up with five points and Bales added four points.

Cold Springs will host Locust Fork Friday night.

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