Tatum

Collinsville forward Tyla Tatum, left, drives against Crossville guard Riley Jones in the DeKalb County Tournament at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Monday night.

Tyla Tatum scored 14 points and Olivia Akins added 12 points in No. 2-seeded Collinsville’s 56-13 victory against the No. 7 Crossville Lions in the DeKalb County Tournament in Rainsville on Monday afternoon.

The Panthers (18-4) maximized their scoring opportunities from Crossville’s first-half turnovers and took an 11-3 lead. They pushed the lead to a commanding 38-5 halftime score after a scoring effort that stemmed from moving the ball around the court and getting multiple players involved.

Sophia Wills assisted Hadley Hamilton with a 3-pointer, and Hamilton chipped in an assisted 3-pointer to Tatum to give the Panthers an 18-5 lead with 5:30 left in the first half. 

Hamilton, who finished with eight points, stole a pass and tossed the ball ahead to Emma Terrell for a fast-break layup, making it 20-5, before transition layups from Tatum and Terrell helped advance the lead to 30-5 with 2 minutes left in the half.

Brannon had nine points for Collinsville, who plays the No. 3 Sylvania/No. 6 Fyffe winner at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Laura Lopez led Crossville (7-11) with four points.

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