AHSAA Northwest Regional
At Tom Drake Coliseum - Hanceville:
7A G: Sparkman 66, Tuscaloosa County 53
7A G: Hoover 53, Buckhorn 34
7A: Sparkman 71, Vestavia Hills 55
7A: Hoover 59, James Clemens 54
2A G: Cold Springs 59, Lamar County 41
2A G: Phil Campbell 55, Mars Hill 46
2A: Mars Hill 62, Red Bay 58
2A: Tanner 79, Sulligent 40
FLASH NOTES: Cold Springs' sophomore Elizabeth Hill caught everyone's attention Thursday afternoon, delivering a game high 30 points to get the Eagles into the regional title game for the third time in the last four seasons.
Cold Springs led 11-7 after the first then got the advantage to 27-20 at the half as Hill tallied 10 points in the second on two treys, a field goal and two free throws.
The sophomore started the third period scoring the first 12 points to get the lead extended then got support on back to back treys off the right baseline by Camryn Crider.
Cold Springs led 45-33 after the third.
Crider finished with 15 points, Toni West tossed in four, Kinley Campbell five, Aubrey Negron three and Kylon Hamby two. Cold Springs is now 21-12 for the season and has won 13 of its last 17 games.
Hill had a special moment along with the victory in scoring her 1,000th points during the third quarter. The sophomore has tallied 1,010 points in two varsity seasons with Cold Springs.
Lamar County got 18 points by Savannah Sudduth in appearing at the NW Regional for the first time in years. The Lady Bulldogs end the season at 18-6.
Tammy West's Lady Eagles will tangle with No. 8 Phil Campbell for the regional crown Monday at the Coliseum at 3:00 p.m
Phil Campbell came from behind to defeat No. 5 ranked Mars Hill 55-46. Junior Abby Davis scored 22 points, while sophomore Kallie Allen netted 11, Darby Elliott and Dakota Elliott both had eight.
Phil Campbell is 25-5 on the season with a win against Cold Springs from the West Point Thanksgiving Classic November 22 by the score of 67-59.
The game will be carried live on WKUL-FM.
A rematch in the 2A regional will take place after Mars Hill held off Red Bay 62-58 and Tanner blasted Sulligent 79-40. Both are from Area 16 with Tanner winning the area title at Mars Hill 51-46 on February 9.
Mars Hill led Red Bay 24-13 at the half, but had to weather the storm of a 45-point second half by the Tigers as they cut a 16-point deficit down to four in the final minute. Chandler McDaniel iced the win for Mars Hill (20-9) with two from the line in the final 4 seconds.
Avery Thrasher scored 23 for the Panthers. Red Bay was led by Gath Weatherford with a team high 20 points.
Tanner rolled over Sulligent, leading 28-15 after the first 41-17 at the half and 63-27 following the third.
The Rattlers had balance in CJ Yarbrough and Nathan Montgomery scoring 17 apiece while JJ Jones delivered 14.
6A G: McAdory vs. Minor 9:00
6A: Austin vs. Muscle Shoals 10:30
6A G: Hartselle vs. Hazel Green 12:00
6A: Hazel Green vs. Columbia 1:30
1A G: RA Hubbard vs. Phillips 3:00
1A: RA Hubbard vs. Belgreen 4:30
1A G: Holy Spirit vs. Belgreen 6:00
1A: South Lamar vs. Meek 7:30
Photo 1: Cold Springs coach Tammy West shares a smile with Elizabeth Hill after she is replaced late in the game following a 30-point performance.
Photo by Cullman County Athletics.
Photo 2: Cold Springs Lady Eagles attack the basket in the 1st half vs. Lamar County.
Photo by Cullman County Athletics.
Photo 3: Phil Campbell's Darby Elliott (20) drives to the basket in 1st half of Lady Bobcats' 55-46 semifinal win over Mars Hill.
Photo 4: AHSAA representative Jamie Lee speaks with Wallace State Police Chief Tyler Roden on safety at the Coliseum during the Northwest Regional Thursday.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton.