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Hartselle Enquirer

Falkville falls to Cold Springs in area games

Falkville’s Zach Brown (23) and Nic Reid (2) and Cold Springs’ Jesse Lee (2) chase a loose ball in second quarter action of the Falkville vs. Cold Springs area game on January 5. Cold Springs won 64-49. | Clif Knight
Falkville’s Zach Brown (23) and Nic Reid (2) and Cold Springs’ Jesse Lee (2) chase a loose ball in second quarter action of the Falkville vs. Cold Springs area game on January 5. Cold Springs won 64-49. | Clif Knight

Clif Knight

Hartselle Enquirer

 

Falkville High School’s varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball teams fought hard before losing to Cold Springs in area match ups at home January 5.

In the boy’s game, the Blue Devils (2-11, 0-3) were ahead in the third quarter but were outscored 28-14 in the fourth quarter and went on to lose 64-49.

The Blue Devils were behind 6-11 at the end of the first quarter, 19-27 at halftime and 35-36 after three quarters.

“I thought our effort was good both physically and mentally,” said head coach Josh Scott. “We got hit with an intentional foul and a technical foul in the third quarter and they capitalized by hitting two of four free throws. With that, they went ahead and never trailed for the rest of the game.”

“We need to learn how to play as a team,” he added. “That has been the nail in our coffin.”

Nick Greenfield led the Blue Devils in scoring with 15 points, Nic Martin followed with 14 points and Alex Fowler had 11 points. Other scorers were Nick Reed with 4 points, Zach Brown with 3 and Andy Dove with 2.

Cold Springs’ high scorers were Christian Chambers with 33 points, Josh Freeman with 15 and Jesse Lee with 10.

In the girl’s game, the Lady Blue Devils (11-7, 2-1) fell to Cold Springs 65-56. They trailed 9-16 after one quarter, 17-22 at halftime and 36-49 after three quarters.

Down by 13 points, the Lady Blue Devils came on strong in the fourth quarter, outscoring their opponent 20 to 16. With back-to-back three-pointers from Autumn Eddy and the inside shooting of Emily Michelson, they cut Cold Springs’ led to five points with 4:22 left in the game and trailed by only four points with 1:22 left.

Cold Springs rebounded from the free throw line after Falkville was forced to foul, hitting 7 of 8 free throw shots in the game’s final minute.

“I liked the effort and hustle our girls showed and our execution was good at times,”
said head coach Jeff Andrews. “We got back in the game in the fourth quarter but couldn’t  get over the hump. They beat us with their free throw shooting.

“We came in leading our area with a 2-0 record,” he said.- “In order to finish strong, we need to improve our consistency.”

Mickelson racked up 20 points to lead Falkville in scoring. Anders contributed 11 points and Makenzie Smith scored 10 points.

Emily Willoughby led Cold Springs with 22 points. Camryn Crider scored 15 points and Hailey West added 12 points.

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