Lady Blue Devils drop OT decision to Cold Springs in area tournament championship

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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