Bob Jones hands Hartselle their third loss of the season
On a night when two talented teams took the floor against one another, several college coaches and staff members were on hand to watch the talented players on both teams. Coaches from Liberty, Wofford, Belmont, Samford, Western Kentucky, Huntington and Martin Methodist witnessed an excellent ballgame between Hartselle and Bob Jones.
The teams didn’t disappoint as they battled back and forth before Bob Jones pulled out a 74-61 victory.
This was the second time the Patriots have defeated Hartselle this season, as they won 69-63 in an earlier face-off.
The Patriots used a pair of 10-2 runs in the first half and closed on a 9-0 run to build a 35-24 lead at halftime. Bob Jones was led by Jaden Coleman, who scored 18 first-half points, while Brody Peebles led the Tigers with 10.
The Patriots extended their lead to 56-41 following the third. They held on for the 13-point victory.
Hartselle (8-3) was led by Peebles, who finished with 25 points and four assists while Tad Sivley added 16 points and five rebounds.
Bob Jones was led by Coleman, who finished with a game-high 26 points, while Jalen Jackson added 15 points and eight rebounds. Jalen Myers had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Hartselle 53, Bob Jones 46: Hartselle outscored Bob Jones 17-8 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 53-46 win over the Lady Patriots, who led 38-36 going into the quarter.
Hartselle (7-5) was led by Masyn Marchbank’s 25 points, 14 of which came in the fourth quarter. Hailey Holshouser added eight points, Maggie McCleskey finished with six points, and Lillyanna Cartee added nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Bob Jones (3-7) was led by Deja Guinn, who scored 16 points and had four assists, while Emariah Grant and Karmyn Knight each finished with 11 points.