Cullman County Tournament quarterfinal
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
#4 Hanceville 9 13 16 18 - 56 (14-8)
#5 Good Hope 12 10 8 10 - 40 (7-15)
HANCEVILLE: Kelly Pickett 15, Kierra Merriweather 11, Hannah Flanigan 1, Cassidy Campbell 12, Karmen Johnson 9, Lauren Roberson 8.
GOOD HOPE: Kate Kent 15, Erika Woodall 7, Leyton Seal 9, Rudi Derrick 2, Savanna Derrick 7.
STAR-STUDDED PERFORMER: Kelly Pickett of Hanceville - 15 points, 7-19 FGs, 1-4 FTs, 3 rebounds, 3 assists.
FLASH NOTES: A tie game at halftime turned into Hanceville's advantage in the second half by outscoring Good Hope 34-18 in extending their winning streak to six in a row.
Good Hope went ahead to start the third on a three by Leyton Seal to make it 25-25. A four-point play from Cassidy Campbell sent Hanceville on top 26-25 and never behind for the rest of the evening.
Christina Watson's Lady Bulldogs closed out the third quarter on a 12-5 run, getting the lead to 38-30.
Hanceville used a big second half by Lauren Roberson who produced eight points off the bench, scoring twice from long range and hitting a pair of free throws. That allowed the lead to continue to extend with Hanceville defeating Good Hope for the third time this season.
Kelly Pickett was effective in short range shooting, hitting seven of 12. Kierra Merriweather was supportive with five of seven. Merriweather led the team with six rebounds. Campbell converted three treys and the four-point play to set the tone for fine play all night. Campbell finished with four rebounds and three assists.
Up next for Hanceville: Vs. Fairview Thursday semifinal 6:15 p.m. (Live on WKUL-FM)