The Falkville Lady Blue Devils battled with perennial state power Cold Springs for four periods and overtime before falling 63-53 in the 2A Area 13 area tournament championship game.

Neither team could pull away from the other; the game was close throughout. The teams were tied at 11 following the first quarter, and the Lady Eagles took a 24-21 lead at halftime.

Cold Springs extended that lead to 37-33 heading to the fourth quarter, but Falkville outscored the Lady Eagles 17-13 in the final quarter to tie the game at 50-50 and force overtime.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Blue Devils 13-3 in the overtime period to get the victory.

Mackenzie Veal finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Falkville (23-9). Sydnee Fitzgerald added 15 points and seven rebounds, while Ellie Cate Hill had 13 points and eight rebounds.

Tori West finished with 25 points to lead Cold Springs.

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