Game 7 of Bojangles Shootout (Girls)
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
Colbert Co 13 10 9 20 - 52 (9-6)
Cold Springs 9 3 7 9 - 28 (12-10)
COLD SPRINGS: Camryn Crider 9, Neely Ellison 5, Toni West 5, Prisca McAnnally 2, Kylon Hamby 2, Aubrey Negron 2, Kinley Campbell 2, Shae Sellers 1.
COLBERT COUNTY: Chelsea Leach 23
FLASH NOTES: Cold Springs was glad to get PG Camryn Crider back after missing the first two weeks of January with an ankle injury.
Unfortunately, the Lady Eagles were not at full strength Monday, due to C Elizabeth Hill home with the flu.
Cold Springs stayed in striking distance with Colbert County after the opening period. But led by Chelsea Leach and a stout defense, the chance of keeping it close the rest of the way could not be maintained.
Colbert County allowed the Lady Eagles one field goal in the second and began to put the game out of reach.
Cold Springs was down 34-22 early in the fourth when Toni West scored from three-point land. Then the Lady Indians finished with an 18-6 run in creating breathing room for the victory.
Colbert County has played at Tom Drake Coliseum three times this season, defeating Cleveland and Mortimer Jordan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Challenge, return to Wallace State on Martin Luther King Day to notch another win.
Crider played well in her first game since he hurt her ankle on January 4 in practice.
The talented shooter scored her first basket at 2:10 in the opening quarter to give Tammy West's team a 9-8 lead. That was the last time Cold Springs was on top in this contest.
Cold Springs will play at Good Hope Thursday. The game with St. Bernard for Tuesday night has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.
No makeup date has been announced.
Photo of Cold Springs' Camryn Crider vs. Colbert County's Chelsea Leach in the 1st half of Monday's Bojangles Shootout at Wallace State.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton