Hancock, Morris lead Glencoe boys past Southside


Glencoe's Anthony Morris drives past Southside's Drew Mullinax during Monday night's game. (Photo by Nick Johnston | Gadsden Times)


SOUTHSIDE — Austin Hancock’s big second half helped lift the Glencoe Yellow Jackets to a 54-40 win over Southside on Monday night in boys high school basketball.

Hancock, who struggled from the field to start the game, heated up in the third quarter and scored 10 of his game-high 19 points. He had just four at the half and the Yellow Jackets trailed 21-18 at the break.

Glencoe (2-1) outscored Southside (2-1) 36-19 in the second half.

Along with Hancock getting the offense going, Tommy Stanley credited his team’s defensive effort in the third and fourth quarters.

“We did a little bit better job at rebounding,” he said. “We held them to one shot and that made the difference in the game.”

Anthony Morris carried the Jackets in the first half, scoring 11 of his 16 points in the opening two quarters to keep Glencoe within striking distance. Hancock and Morris both added four rebounds.

Also for Glencoe, Scott Bradley scored nine points and Brock Little added seven rebounds.

Saige Benson and Drew Mullinax both scored seven points or Southside, while Kyle Mann, Chris Leonhardt and Austin Abernathy each added six points.