Peebles scores 40 in Tigers’ 77-73 loss to Woodlawn

Brody Peebles had his fourth 40 point game of the season in Hartselle’s 77-73 loss to Woodlawn in the first round of the Metro Tournament at Homewood High School.

Peebles had 13 in the first half as the Tigers had a 31-27 lead going into halftime. Trent Wright added 12 first-half points.

Hartselle extended their lead to nine points, 47-38 before Woodlawn closed the third quarter on a 15-5 run to grab a 53-52 lead going to the fourth.

The Colonels opened the fourth quarter with a 10-4 run to push their lead to 63-56. The Tigers cut the lead to 74-72 with less than a minute to go but couldn’t get any closer as Woodlawn held on for the four-point victory.

Peebles led all scorers with 40 points, including 25 in the second half, to lead Hartselle (11-2). Wright finished with 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Elijah Kellick added eight points, seven rebounds, and four blocked shots.

Kelvon Townsend had 27 points to lead Woodlawn, while Courtney Knight finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds.

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