Austin hands Hartselle first loss of the season in 83-75 win

The Austin Black Bears handed Hartselle their first loss of the season Friday night. The win broke a three-game Tigers’winning streak in the series.

Austin opened the game hitting three 3-pointers in a 13-2 run to grab the early lead. Hartselle fought back with a 12-2 run that included two 3-pointers from Kiah Key to cut the lead to 15-14. The Black Bears’ Kelton Petty hit his third 3-pointer of the quarter to push the Black Bear’s lead to 18-14 at the end of the first.

The Tigers’ opened the second quarter with an 8-5 run to cut the Austin lead to 23-22. The Black bears pushed the lead to 28-22 before a 6-0 Hartselle run tied the game at 28-28. Austin outscored the Tigers 8-6 to grab a 38-36 lead at halftime.

Brody Peebles scored 14 first-half points while Trent Wright added 12 points for Hartselle. Petty led the Black Bears with 16 points, while Cam Collins had 10 points.

Austin opened the third quarter with a 19-9 run to extend their lead to 57-45. Hartselle battled back with a 10-4 run to close out the quarter to cut the Black Bears’ lead to 61-55 heading into the fourth quarter. Seven players had points for Hartselle in the quarter.

The Black Bears outscored the Tigers 12-7 early in the fourth to push their lead out to 73-62. Hartselle continued to battle back as they cut the lead to 75-68 with a 6-2 run. A Peebles’ 3-pointer cut the lead to six with a little over a minute to go. The Black Bears closed out the game hitting six of eight at the free-throw line to secure the 83-75 victory.

Hartselle (8-1) was led by Peebles, who had a game-high 28 points. Wright added a season-high 18 points while Key had 13 points.

Austin (4-5) was led by Petty’s 27 points. Collins added 18 points, while Tre Shackleford netted 16.




1Brody Peebles28120
3Elijah Kellick4110
5Trent Wright18531
11Kiah Key13240
20Luke Ward6020
4Tevon Shields0000
14Kohl Key0000
15Coleman Mizell4002
34Treyce Oden2010


1Eddie Mitchell2010
14Cam Collins18320
3Jalen Orr5401

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