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Golden Tigers edge Florence in double overtime

By Staff
Mike Self, FCT Sports Editor
Cory Trapp had 22 points on Tuesday as Russellville survived a big fourth-quarter rally by Florence to edge the Falcons 61-57 in double-overtime.
The Golden Tigers (17-6) led by 10 with 3:30 left in regulation before Florence (7-18) stormed back to tie the game.
Russellville was clinging to a three-point lead late in the first overtime when the Falcons' Davis Brewer nailed a three-pointer to force a second overtime.
The Golden Tigers ultimately prevailed at the foul line, making 9-of-13 free throws in the two extra periods.
Terence Smith added 14 points for Russellville, which won for the eighth time in 10 games and improved to 16-1 in non-area games. Justin Thorne had 10 points.
Bradley Rowlette led Florence with 18 points.
Russellville was scheduled to play at Deshler on Thursday and will travel to face Colbert County tonight.
In other recent action:
Haleyville 62 Red Bay 32
The Lions jumped out to a 23-6 lead after one quarter and cruised to the win on Tuesday.
Patrick Brown led Haleyville (12-13) with 21 points.
Jesse James and Chris Frame each had eight points to lead Red Bay (9-13).
The Tigers will host Speake tonight and Belmont on Saturday.
Varsity girls
Haleyville 57 Red Bay 53
Haleyville used a big fourth quarter on Tuesday to end Red Bay's seven-game win streak and hand the Lady Tigers their first loss in the month of January since 2005.
Brittany Scott had 20 points to lead Red Bay (17-8), which led 31-25 at the half and 42-34 at the end of three quarters.
Haleyville out-scored the Lady Tigers 23-11 in the fourth.
Chelsey McWilliams added 11 points for Red Bay, which had been 16-0 in January over the past two seasons. Morgan Duncan had 10 points.
Hannah Elliott led Haleyville (18-5) with 13 points, and Logan Tedder added 11.
Red Bay will look to bounce back at home tonight against Speake.
Florence 61 Russellville 43
Jordan Dollar led Russellville with 22 points in Tuesday's loss.
Milisha Murphy had 18 points to lead Florence, which led 18-12 after one quarter and 30-17 at the half. Charnise Mitchell added 12 points.
Victoria Taylor had eight points for Russellville, and Sasha Willingham added seven.
Russellville will travel to face Colbert County tonight.