Cullman County Varsity Golf Tournament
Final round at Cross Creek Course - Cullman:
1. Good Hope 347 381 - 728
2. Fairview 383 410 - 793
3. Vinemont 428 462 - 890
4. Hanceville 445 505 - 950
Colby Watson - Good Hope 74 79 - 153
Slade Ryan - Fairview 92 97 - 189
Hunter Murphree - Fairview 91 108 - 199
Ben Hunter - Good Hope 80 91 - 171
Parker Sanch - Vinemont 88 107 - 195
Nic Bryant - Fairview 98 103 - 201
Photo 1: Cullman County GF champion Good Hope Raiders
Photo 2: Cullman County GF runner-up Fairview Aggies.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
At Greg Owen Field - Good Hope:
J.B. Pennington 1 0 2 1 1 4 0 - 9 (10-2)
Good Hope 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 - 4 (20-5)
WP: Alanna Goble
LP: Sidnie English
TIME OF GAME: 2:07
SPORTSPAGE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Alanna Goble of Pennington, 3-3, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored, 7 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 BBs, 8Ks.
FLASH NOTES: Good Hope's undefeated run at Owen Field ended Tuesday afternoon by the visitors from Blountsville.
Pennington, No. 4 in the 3A rankings, got a 4-run sixth inning to padden its lead after Good Hope had closed to 5-2 in the fifth.
Alia Hyatt cracked a three-run homer. Her swing of the bat came two batters later after a single by Goble scored McKenzie Chappell, who led off the sixth with a double. Chappell, batting in the No. 9 spot, was three for three with an RBI, 2 runs scored and a walk.
Held in check by Goble for the first four innings, Good Hope managed to put together a rally and narrow the Lady Tigers' advantage to 5-2.
With two outs, Morgan Goodwin, Jacqueline Hays and Skylar Tucker singled. Hays' single drove home Bekah Norris, who was issued a walk. Tucker's base hit sent Goodwin home from third.
The inning came to an end when Bailey Swann's line drive was caught deep in center field by Makayla Head.
A couple of runs were added to Good Hope's side of the scoreboard in the seventh as Goodwin put down a bunt single with one out, moved to third when Hays' grounder to second was bobbled. Tucker then laced a double into left center to make it 9-4.
But again, a rally was put away, with Goble taking care of it. She got Swann to ground out to first and end the game at 7:11 p.m. on a pop out by English at first.
This was the Lady Raiders' first loss of the season at home in six games.
Pennington came to Good Hope off a Monday evening loss to county rival Hayden that ended a six-game winning streak.
Good Hope came into April as a hot ball club, going 5-1 last week during spring break, playing down inn Gulf Shores. Tim Tucker's Lady Raiders are 8th in the current 4A state poll.
West Point 19, Arab 16
Wallace State 7, Shelton State 4
Wallace State 8, Shelton State 0
Snead State 2, Marion Military 1
Marion Military 2, Snead State 1
Bevill State 7, Calhoun 2
Calhoun 2, Bevill State 0
Up next for Good Hope: At Oneonta Thursday 5:00 p.m.
Up next for Pennington: Blount County Tournament Thursday at Locust Fork TBA.
Photo 1: Good Hope coach Tim Tucker talks with DP Abi Hunt during 2nd inning Tuesday.
Photo 2: Good Hope's Morgan Goodwin swings for a hit in the 1st vs. J.B. Pennington
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
At Greg Owen Field - Good Hope:
Curry 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 (16-6)
Good Hope 2 5 0 0 4 - 11 (13-3)
WP: Sidnie English
LP: Alea Freeman
TIME OF GAME: 1:15
SPORTSPAGE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Morgan Goodwin of Good Hope: 4-4, 3 singles, triple, 3 runs scored.
FLASH NOTES: A cool Monday afternoon was not enough to cool off a hot hitting attack by Good Hope.
Through the second, the Lady Raiders had pounded out seven hits and led 7-0. Angelina Flanigan was one reason for early game success, hitting a run-scoring double in the first and coming back with a two-run single off the third baseman's glove in the second.
Good Hope batted around during the second, touching Freeman for five runs on four hits and left two on base.
A chance to extend the lead in the third and fourth was put away by Freeman as she got out of the third with the bases loaded and knocked down a Good Hope threat in the fourth after allowing the first two batters, Flanigan and Abigail Hunt, to get on base.
English was sailing along in the circle for Tim Tucker's Lady Raiders after four innings. English had allowed two hits and one runner to get into scoring position.
But in the fifth, Curry started it by a double from Melissa Bishop, then Laycee Cordell getting hit by a pitch. A single by pinch hitter Kylee Trotter loaded the bases with nobody out.
Leadoff batter Alayna Key grounded into a 6-5 fielder's choice with Bishop scoring from third to make it 7-1.
Good Hope got out of further trouble thanks to a heads up play by Kaylee Shikle, the catcher. She threw to second to get Trotter in a run down between second and third base. Morgan Goodwin took the throw at second, then whirled it to Bailey Swann covering third, who applied the tag to end the inning.
The Lady Riaders came to bat in their half of the fifth and finished off the Yellow Jackets.
Goodwin led off with a triple, Jacqueline Hays was walked, Skylar Tucker rapped a double scoring Goodwin, then Swann laced a triple down the first base line with Hays and Tucker coming in to make it 10-1.
Curry had Cordell in relief of Freeman, who intentionally walked English and Flanigan to load the bases and set up a possible force out.
But Hunt came through with a single to left as Swann raced home with the game ending by the 10-run rule at 5:40 p.m.
On the day, the Lady Raiders punched out 14 hits, four extra base hits. Tucker, Swann, Flanigan and Hunt accounted for nine of the 14 runs batted in.
English finished with a four hitter, allowing one run with one walk and two strikeouts.
Since March 7, the Lady Raiders have won 8 of 9 including three straight, all on the Good Hope campus.
Up next for Good Hope: Vs. Oneonta Tuesday 5:00 p.m.
Photo 1: Good Hope's Bailey Swann attempting to score from 3rd base in the 1st inning.
Photo 2: Angelina Flanigan of Good Hope at 2nd base after a 2-run single in the 2nd.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
AHSAA 4A, Area 12 softball
At Good Hope Diamond:
Fairview 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
Good Hope 3 3 1 4 X - 11
WP: Sidnie English
LP: Katie Ball
TIME OF GAME: 1:29
SPORTSPAGE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Sidnie English of Good Hope - 5 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 Ks.
FLASH NOTES: After a 5-game winning streak got broken Monday by an undefeated J.B. Pennington team, Good Hope rebounded in its Area 12 opener with English on top of her performance on the mound for rookie coach Tim Tucker.
The Lady Raiders have the best record in the county at the present time at 10-3 in shutting out the opposition for the third time on the season.
Good Hope took a 3-0 lead after an inning without the benefit of a hit. Morgan Goodwin led off with a walk, Jacqueline Hays was safe on an error, then after a strikeout to Skylar Tucker, Bailey Swann was safe on a fielder's choice with Goodwin scoring the initial run.
English grounded out to short, driving in Hays, then Swann showed her speed on the base paths, with two steals, including one of home.
Goodwin laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt in the second that brought home Bekah Norris to make it 4-0. An error off Hays' grounder sent in Gracie Ray who singled and the lead was 5-0. It became 6-0 when Goodwin dashed in on Tucker's ground ball that was mishandled.
The four-run fourth for the Lady Raiders featured Angelina Flanigan's run-scoring single, a sacrifice fly RBI from English and two more runs, courtesy of Fairview errors.
English had Fairview hitless until the fourth when Daisy Manasco led off the inning with a single. Rebekah DeBlanc also singled, but neither could get across home as a fly ball to left by Devan Fulmer ended the inning and Fairview's scoring opportunity.
A two-out triple to right field by Kennedy Johnson put Fairview in a position to score, but English regrouped and got Alyssa Wooten to pop out to Norris in foul territory at first to end the game by the run rule.
Up next for Good Hope: Vs. Brewer Wednesday 3:00 p.m.
Photo 1: Good Hope's Morgan Goodwin batting in the 1st inning Tuesday.
Photo 2: Fairview's Alyssa Wooten at first in 1st inning. Good Hope 1B is Bekah Norris.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Cullman County Championship game
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
# 1 Good Hope 20 21 8 16 - 65 (20-5)
# 2 Hanceville 14 15 10 8 - 47 (20-5)
Good Hope: Cole Maddox 18, Noah Fendley 17, Eli Phares 7, Drew Maddox 10, Michael Lowe 4, Matt Dixon 3, Dawson Turner 6
Hanceville: RJ Evans 16, Fred Ellis 13, Romian Ponchon 2, Zeke McDonald 2, Ty Bellmon 5, Raiden Morgan 56, Damien Johnson 2
SPORTSPAGE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Cole Maddox of Good Hope - 18 points, 5-16 FGs, 8-11 FGs, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Cole Maddox & Noah Fendley - Good Hope, Austin Jackson - Fairview, Fred Ellis & Romain Ponchon - Hanceville, Kolton Sapp - West Point.
ALL-COUNTY: Kolton Sapp & Rylan Jones - West Point. Cole Maddox & Noah Fendley - Good Hope, Landyn Freeman & Adam Hill - Cold Springs, Tyler Boatright & Kyler Chaney - Holly Pond, Dow Nichols - Fairview, Katch Johnson - Vinemont.
ELI THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Matt Dixon of Good Hope
JOE SHUTLS AWARD WINNER: Rylan Jones of West Point
Photo 1: County champion Good Hope Raiders Photo 2: Runner-up Hanceville Bulldogs
Photo 3: 2019 All-Tournament team Photo 4: 2019 Coaches All-County team
Photo 5: Eli Thomas Scholarship Award winner Matt Dixon of Good Hope
Photo 6: Joe Shutls Award winner Rylan Jones of West Point
Sportspage photos by Kim Kanaday
Cullman County semifinal
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
# 1 Good Hope 25 19 18 8 - 70 (19-5)
# 4 Fairview 13 9 16 13 - 51 (6-14 )
Good Hope: Cole Maddox 21, Noah Fendley 21, Michael Lowe 10, Drew Maddox 10, Tanner Malin 7, Eli Phares 3
Fairview: Austin Turner 11, Austin Jackson 11, Sawyer Daniel 9, Luke Yarbrough 7, Zane Miller 4, Caleb White 4, Mason Black 2, Dow Nichols 2.
SPORTSPAGE CO-PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Cole Maddox & Noah Fendley - Good Hope. Maddox 21 points, 6-12 FGs, 1-2 treys, 8-8 FTs, 5 rebounds, 2 assists.
Fendley 21 points 8-11 FGs, 3-6 treys, 2-3 FTs, 10 rebounds, 4 assists,
FLASH NOTES: Top seeded Good Hope played like a No. 1 seed with a fast start as the Raiders were 10 of 17 from the field in the opening period for 58 percent and in control with a 25-13 lead.
Shooting 50 percent (7-14) in the second enabled the Raiders to deliver 19 points on the Tom Drake Coliseum scoreboard and hold a 44-22 advantage at the half.
Fairview was able to make a good run in the third by shooting seven of 12 and close the margin to a dozen points before Good Hope went on a another run. This one featured four made three-pointers and the Raiders carried a 62-38 advantage into the fourth.
A 70-40 lead around the 4:00 mark created a running clock for the rest of the contest with the Raiders 24 of 45 from the floor for 55 percent, hitting eight of 19 treys on the evening and 14 of 17 at the foul line. The Raiders outrebounded the Aggies 28-26 with Fendley claiming 10 boards and the Raiders dishing out 14 assists, led by Fendley with four.
The Raiders have gone 7-2 in January, now winners of four straight in setting their sights on claiming the county championship Saturday evening vs. the Hanceville Bulldogs at 7:00 p.m. The game will be live on WKUL-FM.
Photo of Good Hope's Cole Maddox airborne against the Fairview defense Friday night.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton
At Good Hope Gymnasium:
Cleveland 14 15 13 13 - 55
Good Hope 21 19 17 11 - 68
GOOD HOPE: Drew Maddox 15, Dawson Turner 14, Noah Fendley 14, Cole Maddox 9, Michael Lowe 6, Tanner Malin 8, Matt Dixon 2.
CLEVELAND: John Fallin 29, Andrew Green 9
Cleveland 13 17 10 14 - 54 (6-10)
Good Hope 6 12 12 20 - 50 (2-15)
CLEVELAND: K.K. McAwally 14, Layna Box 16
GOOD HOPE: Heather Tetro 18, Bailey Tetro 7, Ivey Maddox 13, Cayleigh Garmon 2, Desiree' Odachowski 3, Abby Neighbors 2, Rudi Derrick 1, Savanna Derrick 4.
FLASH NOTES: Monday evening at Good Hope featured hotly contested battles on the hardwood, plus homecoming and recognition of the first ever varsity basketball team to play in Good Hope school history.
The schedule flipped flopped with the varsity playing ahead of the girls on this night. Homecoming was recognized in between the varsity games.
The 1967-68 Raider team received an ovation during halftime of the varsity contest.
This squad played the school's first ever varsity game on October 31, 1967 at Cold Springs High School. They suffered a 30-point loss to the Eagles, but came back two weeks later and fell by only two points to the same squad.
The first ever varsity unit consisted of Roger Shabel, Ronald Gentry, Billy Byrd, Brad Scott, Ricky McDonald, Al Johnson, Roger Pierce. The JV team (known as B team back then) had Mike Weatherford, Danny Presley, Aaron Calloway, Jerry Lynn, Mike Maddux, Keith Heatherly, George Willoughby.
The cheerleaders were Janette Harbin, Doris Rhodes, Glenda Hathcock, Wilmer Bradford, Pam Scott.
Players and cheerleaders who are deceased were recognized. They are Gloria Harris, Dale Holmes, Roy Howard and Ricky Witcher.
The first varsity coach at Good Hope was Bill Lay. His assistant was Bill Hendrix. Lay coached the Raiders for 7 seasons, guiding them to 93 wins, five consecutive winning seasons and the 1970 Cullman County Tournament championship.
With Dawson Turner knocking down four treys and a field goal for his best game seen by Sportspage this season, plus Drew Maddox and Noah Fendley combining for 29 points on scoring from the perimeter, the No. 9 ranked Raiders got ahead of Cleveland and led 40-29 at the half.
Coach Drew Adams' Raiders moved the margin to 57-42 after the third period and never gave the Panthers a chance for a strong final stanza.
The Raiders are now 7-1 at Good Hope Gymnasium with two games left on campus for the regular season.
Good Hope's Lady Raiders is a fixture of varsity players and members of the middle school squad who won the Cullman County Tournament December 17.
Since coach Amanda Swann elevated the likes of 7th graders Heather Tetro, Bailey Tetro, Ivey Maddox, Charley Johnson and 8th grader Cayleigh Garmon, they have shown hard work and determination in getting adequate playing time.
Good Hope was down 40-30 following the third period to Cleveland. Cleveland scored nine points and opened up the advantage to 49-30 less than 3:00 gone by during the fourth.
Heather Tetro delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to 52-50 on a three point field goal with 1:19 remaining.
Good Hope had a chance to take the lead but missed a shot. Cleveland got a point from McAwally with 0:38 to play and led 53-50.
The Lady Raiders had a chance to tie the score, but turned the ball over in the final 10 seconds. McAwally sealed the Cleveland victory with one of two made free throws with a second remaining.
This group of youngsters showed plenty of character in nearing pulling off a miracle on homecoming night and the recognition of the first ever Good Hope varsity team.
Up next for Good Hope: At Cold Springs Thursday 6:00, 7:30
West Point 72, Lawrence Co 64
West Point 70, Lawrence Co 33 (G)
Wallace State 64, Marion Military 60
Vinemont 55, West End 39
Vinemont 53, West End 25 (G)
Photo 1: The 1967-68 Good Hope basketball team recognized at halftime.
Photo 2: Good Hope 2019 Homecoming Madelyn Williams (left), 2018 HC queen Madison Creel (right)
Photo 3: Opening tip of Good Hope (white) vs. Cleveland Monday night.
Photo 4: Good Hope's Rudi Derrick (20) on the floor going after the ball.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Good Hope's superb 11-2 season on the gridiron has been recognized in the release of the Cullman County coaches football team.
Alan Scott has been named coach of the year, Matt Dixon the overall MVP, Bailey Quick the offensive MVP and Isaiah Green the defensive MVP.
Good Hope turned its program around from an 0-10 mark in 2016, Scott's second year with his alma mater, into a 9-1 regular season, co-champions of Class 4A, Region 5 and a berth to the quarterfinals of the AHSAA playoffs.
The Raiders placed 10 members on the first team, including the position players of the year. Good Hope had a total of 15 players to earn 1st and 2nd team honors.
Here is the 2018 Cullman County coaches football team:
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:
QB - Rylan Jones of West Point, Dayne Black of Fairview
RB - Hunter Persall of West Point, R.J. Evans of Hanceville, Tvyn Ellis of Fairview.
WR - Fred Ellis of Hanceville, Kolton Sapp of West Point, Preston Bagwell of Good Hope, Teague Whatley of Vinemont.
TE - Francisco Ayala of Cold Springs, Tyler Boatright of Holly Pond.
OL - Jacob Ring of Holly Pond, Carson Moon of West Point, Dakota McGraw of Vinemont,
Jackson Hancock of Good Hope, Peyton Hill of Good Hope, Jared Bachelor of Fairview, Will Swann of Cold Springs, Tyler Brown of Vinemont.
ATH - Kyler Chaney of Holly Pond, Dustin Moore of Vinemont
K - Walter Perez of Good Hope
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE:
DL - Riley Kilpatrick of Good Hope, Colyn Cofield of Holly Pond, Brodie Curvin of Vinemont, Brayden Martin of West Point, Levi Garner of Fairview, Alex Corneglio of Holly Pond.
LB - Colton Bagwell of Good Hope, Dylan McDonald of Good Hope, Brody Rusk of West Point, Romeal Simmons of Hanceville, Jordan McCormick of Holly Pond.
DB - Levi Farley of West Point, Issac Ludwig of Holly Pond, Roberto Ayala of Cold Springs, Donte Dumas of Fairview, Matt Schwaiger of Good Hope.
P - Devan Jennings of Fairview
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE :
QB - Jack Hill of Vinemont
RB - Jeremiah Holmes of Holly Pond, Ayden Alexander of Cold Springs, Dallin Dinkle of Vinemont.
WR - Mason Black of Fairview, Logan Guthrey of Hanceville, Lawson Burgess of Cold Springs.
TE - Hudson Wood of Vinemont
OL - Logan McKee of Hanceville, Issac Schwaiger of Holly Pond, Dawson Speegle of Good Hope, Will Bailey of Fairview, Will Akin of Hancevile, Michael Ronerts of West Point, Sam Jones of Good Hope.
ATH - Brody Rowell of Holly Pond, Will Cochran of West Point.
K - Daniel Flores-Carreno of Vinemont.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:
DL -Tyler Thompson of West Point, Jayden Perkins of Holly Pond, Ethan Rasco of Good Hope, Austin Knight of Good Hope, Colby Jones of West Point, Travis Hopper of Vinemont, Jacob McClendon of Cold Springs.
LB - Jared Pugh of Good Hope, Levi Boatright of Holly Pond, Jake Griggs of Vinemont, Dalton Payne of Fairview, Caleb Smith of West Point.
DB - Johnny Quick of Good Hope, Tanner Malin of Good Hope, Rip McBee of Holly Pond,
At Good Hope Gymnasium
West Point 20 12 14 12 - 58 (4-6, 2-2)
Good Hope 21 15 11 19 - 66 (6-1, 4-0)
GOOD HOPE: Noah Fendley 21, Cole Maddox 15, Michael Lowe 10, Tanner Malin 1, Drew Maddox 9.
WEST POINT: Rylan Jones 14, Kolton Sapp 12, Tyler White 12, Will Brown 3, Will Cochran 5, Kobe Bowers 7, Aubrey Cleghorn 2, Tyler Thompson 4.
FLASH NOTES: Good Hope was able to excel in the final 2:00 when the game went into crunch time with its county rival.
The Raiders went from leading 55-52 to 58-52 as Cole Maddox scored on a three from the left baseline. Then Michael Lowe pushed the lead back to six at 60-54 when he scored on a drive to the hoop, after getting a good pass from Drew Maddox.
Cole Maddox then connected on five straight at the line in a span of 35 seconds. His final two from the stripe gave Drew Adams' Raiders a 65-54 advantage.
West Point was able to tally a three by Rylan Jones with 17 seconds left and a free throw from Will Cochran with 0:05 to go. But time had run out on a comeback by Randy Jones' Warriors.
Good Hope was six of eight in crunch time at the line for 75 percent. The Raiders shot 73 percent from the line in the fourth, making 11 of 15.
Good Hope is now 4-0 in the standings for Cullman County basketball. The Raiders have games left vs. Cold Springs and at Hanceville in trying to lock down the No. 1 seed. The pairings will be announced January 9 at the Cullman County Board of Education office.
West Point is in the process of making up games postponed early in the season due to football teams in the AHSAA playoffs.
The Warriors will play at Holly Pond Thursday, making up a game scheduled November 13. West Point has a rematch at home vs. Good Hope December 21. The Warriors game that was postponed Monday at Jasper, has been set for January 28.
Good Hope will play host to Oneonta Friday, looking to stay on top in the 4A, Area 12 standings vs. their rival from Blount County.
VARSITY SCOREBOARD FROM TUESDAY:
Cold Springs 58, Fairview 47
Hanceville 64, J.B. Pennington 52
Cullman 54, John Carroll 40
Holly Pond 70. Vinemont 38
Michael Lowe of Good Hope (4) and Rylan Jones of West Point wait for official Scott Bailey to toss up the ball in opening tip Tuesday at Good Hope.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.
At Vinemont Gymnasium:
Good Hope 19 16 16 19 - 70 (3-1)
Vinemont 9 10 11 10 - 40 (1-9)
GOOD HOPE: Noah Fendley 15, Drew Maddox 13, Zach Phares 10, Cole Maddox 9, Michael Lowe 4, Tanner Malin 5, Matt Dixon 4, Lawton Farr 3, Dawson Turner 3.
VINEMONT: Katch Johnson 18, Curtis Kennedy 8, Collin Teichmiller 6, Lucas Miller 3, Austin Riddle 5.
Good Hope 14 15 15 11 - 55 (1-3)
Vinemont 10 15 12 6 - 43 (1-6)
GOOD HOPE: Abby Neighbors 14, Desire' Odachowski 12, Savanna Derrick 15, Morgan Hammock 6, Rudy Derrick 8.
VINEMONT: Sadie Stanley 13, Madysen Hacker 12, Bailey Preiss 5, Kanasta Daniel 6, Alexis Helton 7, Brylie Teichmiller 1.
FLASH NOTES: Two games under their grasp with a full staff of personnel, the Good Hope Raiders are in first place in the Cullman County standings. The Raiders got some help Monday night when Holly Pond downed Hanceville 91-86 at Lane Horton Gym in overtime, knocking the Bulldogs out of first.
Coach Drew Adams' Raiders took advantage of a cold shooting Vinemont squad and led Preston Boyd's Eagles 8-0 after four and a half minutes had elapsed. Zach Phares scored the first four points for Good Hope, then Michael Lowe and Noah Fendley added to the cause.
A four-point play from Collin Teichmiller gave Vinemont a brief lift, cutting the marginn to 11-6 at 2:30 in the first. From there, the Raiders zipped the lead to 19-9 as Drew Maddox scored on a steal before time ran out in the first.
Six field goals during a 16-10 spurt in the second, including a three by Cole Maddox with the clock running out, inspired the Raiders to a 35-19 halftime cushion.
Good Hope stayed consistent with a 35-point second half, producing 14 field goals, 12 of them on drives to the basket and short range jumpers.
Drew Maddox launched a three before the period ended, with Good Hope in a comfortable spread, leading 51-30.
A shot by Lawton Farr with 4:23 remaining, sent the score to 62-31 and a running clock for the rest of the encounter.
Veteran Katch Johnson was hot for the Eagles with three treys in the fourth period. But Vinemont was never able to develop consistency in missing numerous short range field goals and turned the ball over multiple times, thanks to Good Hope's aggressive defense with good movement from the hands and feet.
Victory was achieved for the Good Hope Lady Raiders, but coach Amanda Swann did not see it. Swann was not in attendance in school Monday as the coaching duties were handled by Justin Aby, the Raiders' JV coach and assistant to Adams.
A spark for the Lady Raiders was three-point shooting. Odachowksi ripped two in the opening quarter that sent them ahead 14-10 and added one in the second. Two others came from the Derrick sisters, with Rudy scoring at 5:20 in the second and Savanna tossing in one with 4:48 left to push the lead to 25-15.
Vinemont closed out on a three by Daniel, a bucket by Hacker and Helton and free throws from Preiss that narrowed the deficit to 29-25 at the break.
Good Hope regained momentum to begin the third on a trey from Rudy Derrick and one by Odachowski, moving the score to 35-27 with just 3:00 into the stanza.
Savanna Derrick drove to the hoop for a field goal as Good Hope was up by 44-34, then a three-point play by Helton gave James Brown's Lady Eagles a chance, trailing 44-37 as the fourth started.
Vinemont managed just six points in the fourth, scoring only twice from the line in the final 3:40. They could not reduce the lead to less than six points and two baskets with less than a minute remaining by Neighbors, sealed up the Lady Raiders' initial triumph of the new season.
Up next for Good Hope: Vs. Fairview Tuesday, 6:30, 8:00.
Up next for Vinemont: At Hanceville Tuesday, 6:00, 7:30
Photo 1: Good Hope's Cole Maddox (2) works on driving against Katch Johnson (20).
Photo 2: A crowd of Good Hope (black) and Vinemont players (white) going for the ball.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton.