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AREA TOURNAMENT: Aggies knock off Warriors, 74-64; area roundup

HAYDEN - The Fairview Aggies knocked off the West Point Warriors 74-64 at Hayden High School Tuesday night to advance to the 5A Area 12 championship game.

The Aggies got off to a slow start offensively, scoring just seven points in the first quarter and being badly out-rebounded by the Warriors. West Point’s Rylan Jones pulled down four boards in the first quarter alone and led the game with 10 to go along with six points and two steals.

The Aggies quickly adjusted in the second quarter, scoring 27 points and taking a 34-30 lead into the locker room at halftime. Fairview continued to put up points in the second half and never gave the lead back to the Warriors.

Bryson Fletcher and Luke Yarbrough did a lot of work for the Aggies offensively. Yarbrough finished with 14 points and six rebounds, while Fletcher led the Aggies in several categories, scoring 18, coming up with three steals and collecting seven rebounds. Fairview pressed the Warriors defensively for a lot of the second half and although they weren’t able to create a lot of turnovers until late in the game, the pressure slowed West Point down enough for the Aggies to pull away.

West Point came up short but was still able to find some success on the offensive end, particularly from guard Coby Sullins, who led all scorers with 21, knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and came up with eight rebounds.

The Aggies will travel back to Hayden Friday night at 6 to face either the Curry Yellow Jackets or the Hayden Wildcats for the 5A Area 12 title.

 

Other scores

Class 1A, Area 12: Meek 75, Addison 61

The Meek Tigers were victorious over Addison in the semi-finals and advance to the championship game for the third straight season, looking to clinch their second title in three seasons as they will take on Marion County on Friday at 6 p.m. in a rematch of last year's area championship game.

Class 2A, Area 13: Falkville 41, Cold Springs 40

Cold Springs looked to start off on the right foot in hopes of defending their area championship as they took on Falkville, but they fell just one point short at the end, ending their season. The Eagles will lose five seniors to graduation, but they will have a young talented squad who will look to get better and better next season under coach Tim Willoughby.

Class 2A, Area 13: St. Bernard 43, Winston County 36

The Saints took down Winston County in the semi-finals and will face off against Falkville on Friday at 6 p.m., looking to win their first area championship since the 2014-2015 season.

Class 3A, Area 11: Holly Pond 79, Susan Moore 37

The Holly Pond Broncos easily defeated Susan Moore to advance to the area finals. They will play Locust Fork Friday at 6 p.m.

Clas 3A, Area 12: Hanceville 78, Vinemont 32

Hanceville breezed past Vinemont and will host Carbon Hill Thursday night at 7 for the area title. The Lady Bulldogs will also play Carbon Hill Thursday night; that game will start at 5:30.

Class 4A, Area 10: Good Hope 56, Dora 41

The Raiders beat Dora 56-41 to advance to their first area championship in seven years. Good Hope will face off against Cordova, the number one team in the state, Friday night in Cordova at 6.

Class 6A, Area 14: Cullman 76, Fort Payne 58

The Bearcats made easy work of Fort Payne and advance to the area championship Friday night at 6 in Albertville against Albertville.

 

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