Cullman County Tournament semifinal (G)
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
# 2 West Point 10 8 20 0 - 38 (19-9)
#3 Cold Springs 11 8 8 19 - 46 (15-10)
COLD SPRINGS: Camryn Crider 20, Elizabeth Hill 15, Aubrey Negron 4, Kinley Campbell 4, Kylon Hamby 3.
WEST POINT: Lexi Shadix 17, Miriam Oldacre 15, Mckenzie Carter 4, Olivia Ball 2
STAR-STUDDED PERFORMER: Elizabeth Hill of Cold Springs - 15 points, 6-21 FGs, 3-10 treys. 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks.
FLASH NOTES: A sluggish third period by the Cold Springs offense changed into a positive in the fourth quarter thanks to Elizabeth Hill scoring three times from three-point range and Camryn Crider scoring four from the foul line in the late stages of the period that rescued the Lady Eagles from certain defeat.
West Point got the tempo to where the Lady Warriors wanted in the third period by a 20-8 margin with Lexi Shadix starting the quarter strong by scoring three straight treys from the left wing.
However, the offense didn't remain consistent as West Point failed to score in the final period with shots unable to drop through and tough play from the Cold Springs defense.
Tammy West's team made up the deficit quickly and got the lead with the momentum staying on the Lady Eagles' side for the remainder of the contest.
Cold Springs struggled in shooting during the first half, combining for seven of 30, only two of 16 in three-point tries.
Things got better in the second half with the Lady Eagles six of 14 from long range and five of nine at the foul line.
The Lady Eagles got valuable contributions from Aubrey Negron with 11 rebounds, six on offense, Kinley Campbell eight defensive rebounds. Hill and Crider combined for 23 points in the second half as they fought through aggressive play by West Point's defense in trying to deny the duo numerous scoring opportunities.
Up next for Cold Springs: Vs. Fairview in county championship Saturday 5:30 p.m.
(Live on WKUL-FM)
JV Girls semifinal:
# 1 Cold Springs 18 9 6 16 - 49
# 4 Good Hope 9 5 1 0 - 15
COLD SPRINGS: Kyla Aaron 23, Emma Chambers 2, Brooke Crider 2, Madison Bruer 4, Savannah McAnnally 3, Shay Sellers 13
GOOD HOPE: Kyndall Seal 5, Kristen Hunt 1, Savanna Burney 2, Emily Speegle 3, Morgan Hammock 4
STAR-STUDDED PERFORMER: Kyla Aaron of Cold Springs - 23 points, 8-12 FGs, 7-11 treys, 2 rebounds.
FLASH NOTES: Aaron and Shay Sellers were a solid combination to power the No. 1 seed Lady Eagles into the championship game. Sellers provided from inside the three-point arch with five of 10 from the floor and five of nine at the line to support Aaron's superb long range shooting with seven of 11 made, three in the first half and four in the second half.
Cold Springs put the game well out of reach with a 16-0 spurt in the fourth quarter to create a running clock in the closing moments.
Up next for Cold Springs: Vs. Fairview/West Point winner in JV final Saturday 1:00 p.m.
Photo 1: Cold Springs' Elizabeth Hill to tip off the game at center vs. West Point's Lexi Shadix (1).
Photo 2: Shay Sellers of Cold Springs shoots from the line in the 2nd half of Thursday's county semifinal.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton