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PREP BASKETBALL: 61st annual Holly Pond Thanksgiving Tournament: Day 1; scoring wrap-up

HOLLY POND - For the 61st time, Holly Pond hosted its annual Thanksgiving Tournament, and day one was a doozy.

Cullman 67, Good Hope 40

Good Hope got on the board first with a three from the top of the key from Kallen Sharpton, followed by a deep ball from Cole Maddox to put the Raiders up 6-0. Then Jake McAfee put down a pair of free throws for Cullman and it was all Bearcats from there. Cullman went on a quarter-spanning 14-3 run and took a 16-9 lead after one.

The Cullman offense did not relent in the second, opening the quarter on a 12-3 run before the Raiders were forced to call a timeout. Coming out of the break, the Bearcats continued to pour in points, dropping in an even 20 in the quarter for a 36-17 lead at the half.

The second half was marred with hard fouls, chippy play and three technical fouls. The first was on Cullman's Dylan Finch, then less than two minutes later, Maddox received two technical fouls on the same play getting him ejected from the contest. Cullman and Good Hope both played through the aggressiveness, with Cullman earning the 67-40 victory.

Good Hope will play J.B. Pennington Thursday at 6 p.m. while Cullman will take the floor against Holly Pond Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

Holly Pond 84, Pennington 59

It was a nip and tuck first quarter with Holly Pond and J.B. Pennington playing to an 18-18 stalemate.

Holly Pond took over the game in the second quarter thanks to 13 points from Griffin Morris. The Broncos went on to take a 15-point lead, 47-32, to the locker room at the half.

Holly Pond controlled the entirety of the second half, hitting the 30-point plateau less than three minutes into the fourth to invoke the hot clock rule. Holly Pond won the ballgame, 84-59.

JV

Cullman 68, Good Hope 43

Cullman and Good Hope played to a stalemate in the first quarter, but it was all Cullman after that as they took the first-round victory by 25.

Holly Pond 69, J.B. Pennington 38

It was all Holly Pond from the opening tip as the Broncos outscored Pennington 16-7 in the first, and it snowballed from there with Holly Pond claiming a 31-point victory.

The JV bracket will resume Friday with Good Hope taking on Pennington at 4 p.m. for third place. Holly Pond will then face Cullman at 5:15 p.m. for the JV championship.

 

PRICEVILLE THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT

Brewer 59, West Point 49

It was a tough day for the Warriors. One day removed from an overtime loss to the Priceville Bulldogs, West Point dropped another close game, this one to the Brewer Patriots in the Priceville Thanksgiving Tournament.

 

WEST POINT THANKSGIVING CLASSIC (girls)

West Morgan 47, Cold Springs 43

Cold Springs 62, Lawrence County 39

West Point 80, Phil Campbell 66

West Point 81, West Morgan 60

 

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