PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs Eagles, Lady Eagles split area openers against Southeastern

Cold Springs’ Maci Brown led the Lady Eagles with 18 points in their 86-27 win over Southeastern Friday night. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

BREMEN, Ala. – Cold Springs was back home Friday night to host a pair of area matchups against Southeastern and the Eagles split their varsity battles with the Mustangs. The Lady Eagles dominated the Lady Mustangs from start to finish to collect an 86-27 and remain unbeaten but in the boys’ game, Southeastern was able to finish in front of Cold Springs 63-21.

Cold Springs 86 – Southeastern 27 (Varsity Girls)

Cold Springs didn’t waste any time getting red-hot from deep, as Ella Bruer put in a pair from the right corner to give them a quick 6-0 lead. Malaya Taylor added a layup to make it 8-0, but Southeastern put in a pair of free throws to put themselves on the scoreboard with 4:40 remaining in the first quarter. Maci Brown knocked down a floater, then back-to-back treys by Ella Dickerson and Bruer pushed the Lady Eagle lead to 16-2. Kenady Graves put in a trey of her own, and Brown and Graves each added a basket to end the quarter, as Cold Springs took a commanding 25-2 lead into the second period.

Southeastern put in their first basket of the game with 6:06 remaining in the first half, as their and-one cut it to 27-5. The Lady Eagles continued their red-hot shooting from deep, as Brown (two), Dickerson, Graves, and Ciara Calvert each knocked down a trey, and Taylor added a pair of baskets down low, and they took a 46-10 lead into the half.

The second half was more of the same, as Cold Springs put in six more treys in the third period to give them a 67-20 lead going into the final quarter. The fourth quarter was run under a hot clock, and the Lady Eagles would go on to roll past the Lady Mustangs 86-27 to remain undefeated on the season at 13-0. Cold Springs finished the game with 18 threes.

Five Cold Springs players finished in double figures in scoring, as Brown led the way with 18 points. Bruer wasn’t far behind with 17 points. Taylor and Dickerson each put in 12 points. Graves finished with 11 points and Baylee Perdue added eight points.

Southeastern 63 – Cold Springs 21 (Varsity Boys)

Matt Williams split from the free throw line to put Cold Springs on the scoreboard first, but Southeastern scored the next six points to take a 6-1 lead. Zane Brown got fouled while attempting a three and knocked down all three free throws to cut it to 6-4 with 4:40 remaining in the first period. The rest of the quarter, though, belonged to the Mustangs, as they scored the final 16 points to give them a 20-4 lead going into the second quarter.

Southeastern pushed their lead to 24-4 early in the second, but the Eagles got their first basket of the game with 7:09 remaining in the first half on a three by Clayton Terry, as that made it a 24-7 game. A made shot by Brown, followed by a Seth Ingram trey, cut it to 26-12. The Mustangs, though, countered with a 9-0 run to increase their lead to 35-12. A pair of free throws by Williams made it a 35-14 game, but the Eagles would go into the locker room down 37-14.

The second half saw Southeastern continue to add onto their lead, as it grew to 56-16 at one point, before a deep three by Ingram cut it to 56-19 going into the final period. The fourth quarter was run under a hot clock and the Mustangs would go on to knock off the Eagles 63-21.

Ingram led the way for Cold Springs with eight points and Brown added five points.

Cold Springs will travel to take on Locust Fork next Friday night.

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