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COUNTY TOURNAMENT (VARSITY GIRLS): Good Hope 3-peats, downs West Point 60-39 for title

Jan. 27—Good Hope's title-clinching victory went much like its previous two — a lot of firepower early and not much drama down the stretch.

The top-seeded Raiders secured their third straight Cullman County Basketball Tournament championship on Saturday night, downing No. 3 West Point 60-39 inside Tom Drake Coliseum to become the first school to three-peat since Holly Pond accomplished the feat from 2013-15.

In addition to snapping the Warriors' 13-game win streak, Good Hope also held them to their second-lowest scoring output of the season thanks to a ferocious defensive effort.

The Class 4A No. 2 Raiders (24-2) raced out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back en route to increasing its consecutive victory count against county teams to 27. And while the Class 5A No. 6 Warriors (19-4) trailed by 12 points at halftime, they couldn't find enough footing over the final 16 minutes to put much pressure on Good Hope.

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Player Speak

"I'm grateful for this, but it's bittersweet knowing we don't get another county tournament. But it's been a good ride. It's been special." — Ivey Maddox

"I had no idea I was going to get it (Bill Shelton Award). I'm grateful and it means a lot." — Ivey Maddox

"I love this team so much. Seeing how hard we've worked and how many championships we've won ... it just shows what we've put into this and that it's paying off." — Bailey Tetro

"It's pretty cool (to win the Bill Shelton Award). I feel like there's a lot of girls on our team who are deserving. I'm super proud of how the team played. I wouldn't get any award if not for my teammates." — Bailey Tetro

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Coach Speak

"It's a special group of girls. This is a tough tournament to win. You've got some tough teams and some great coaches. For these girls, though, this is a stepping stone for their ultimate goal, which is to win state. As their coach, though, I have the best seat in the house getting to watch them perform." — Justin Aby

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Top Scorers

Good Hope: Ivey Maddox (22), Ava McSwain (13), Bailey Tetro (8)

West Point: Kylie Quinn (10), Laklin Shadix (10)

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Records

Good Hope: 24-2

West Point: 19-4

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All-Tournament Team

Whitney Quick, Vinemont

Maggie Burks, Vinemont

Malaya Taylor, Cold Springs

Maci Brown, Cold Springs

Ava McSwain, Good Hope

Ivey Maddox, Good Hope

Heather Tetro, Good Hope

Bailey Tetro, Good Hope

Liberty Shadix, West Point

Laklin Shadix, West Point

Hallie Wheeler, West Point

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All-County Team

Kate Sterling, Hanceville

Darby Nichols, Fairview

Ava Thomas, Holly Pond

Madison Butts, Holly Pond

Reagan Robinson, Vinemont

Whitney Quick, Vinemont

Liberty Shadix, West Point

Hallie Wheeler, West Point

Jaelyn Faulkner, West Point

Ella Bruer, Cold Springs

Maci Brown, Cold Springs

Ella Dickerson, Cold Springs

Ava McSwain, Good Hope

Ivey Maddox, Good Hope

Heather Tetro, Good Hope

Bailey Tetro, Good Hope

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Charlotte Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Kamryn Tankersley, Holly Pond

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Bill Shelton Award

Ivey Maddox, Good Hope

Bailey Tetro, Good Hope