At Felton Easterwood Gymnasium:
Cold Springs 16 9 20 13 - 58 (5-3)
Holly Pond 15 9 9 18 - 51 (1-5)
COLD SPRINGS: Elizabeth Hill 24, Camryn Crider 18, Neely Ellison 5, Aubrey Negron 5, Kinley Campbell 3, Toni West 1.
HOLLY POND: Kolby Holcombe 15, Makenna Folds 15, Elizabeth Miller 5, Lili Harris 5, Tess Duke 4, Kirsten Campbell 4, Maddie Heatherly 3.
FLASH NOTES: Holly Pond fought the No. 9 team in the 2A state poll to an almost even battle in the first half, trailing by a single point at the break.
Holly Pond had good three-point shooting all night, with four treys divided by Holcombe and Folds in the first 16:00, to match Crider's two long FGs for Cold Springs.
Hill picked up the scoring pace for Cold Springs in the third on four shots, including a three with the Lady Eagles owning a 20-9 scoring edge and leading 45-33 heading to the final period.
Andrew Kelley's Lady Broncos never surrendered as they scored four times from long range in the fourth to keep them close. Holcombe got two to fall while Folds and Harris added a long ranger each.
What carried Tammy West's Lady Eagles to victory on the road was making their first six free throws of the quarter, before they missed their last five tries. That, along with two key field goals from close range by Negron and a three from Hill was the difference in Cold Springs extending Holly Pond's loss streak to three straight.
The two teams combined for 19 made three-point shots, eight by Cold Springs and 11 from Holly Pond. Crider, Holcombe and Folds delivered five themselves in displaying accuracy from behind the arch.
Next game for Holly Pond: Monday at West Point.
Next game for Cold Springs: Tuesday vs. West Point.
Photo 1: Holly Pond's Tess Duke attempts to pass over CS' defender Camryn Crider.
Photo 2: Toni West of Cold Springs runs the offense in the 2nd half in 58-51 victory.
Defending West is Holly Pond's Makenna Folds.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton.