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COUNTY TOURNAMENT (VARSITY BOYS): No. 2 West Point 51, No. 6 Holly Pond 44

Jan. 26—West Point's varsity boys put together a balanced offensive effort and overcame a Herculean performance by Kollin Brown to take out Holly Pond 51-44 on Friday night and advance to the championship game of the Cullman County Basketball Tournament.

The No. 2 Warriors (16-8) led 44-36 midway through the fourth quarter before an 8-2 run by the sixth-seeded Broncos made it 46-44 with 2:08 remaining.

West Point, though, held Holly Pond scoreless the rest of the way and closed out the game from the free-throw line to grab a spot in the title tilt.

All nine players registered points for the Warriors, who will look to notch their first county crown since 2012 when it faces off against top-seeded Good Hope on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Brown, meanwhile, netted 39 of his team's 44 points and was the only Bronco to score after the first quarter.

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Coach Speak

"First of all, Kollin Brown is unbelievable. And coach (Tim) Willoughby ... his system is tough to guard. I think we did a decent job defensively. We contested. We tried to deny the ball back, but we didn't do a good job of that. At halftime, we talked about hedging the ball screen and getting the ball out of his hands, and we didn't do that. But here's the thing — we have busted our guys' tails with a goal in mind of being a county champion and an area champion. They have a chance to win a county title tomorrow. They deserve it. We'll put it up and see what happens." — West Point's Mason Voce

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Top Scorers

West Point: Jay Lamar (15), Kolten Perry (11), Jacob Harbison (8)

Holly Pond: Kollin Brown (39)