By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
Wolverine basketball team returned to the action last week after the Christmas
break everyone expected them to pick up where they left off, scoring and
winning in typical Wolverine style.
The game at
Calhoun against the Yellow Jackets had the makings of being just that with the
Wolverines taking the early lead.
Up by two at
the end of the first quarter, 19-17, the Wolverines extended the lead in the
second quarter and lead 39-30 at the end of the first half.
ran into trouble in the second half however as the Yellow Jackets begin to cut
into the lead and Dade didn’t seem to have an answer.
foul trouble the Wolverines found themselves in trailing 53-50 at the end of
the third quarter.
Jackets continued to pour on the pressure in the fourth quarter and came away
with a big 78-75 region win on their home court.
Clynt Bell led
all scorers with 36 points, hitting five three–point shots.
finished the night with 14 points and was the only other Wolverine to score in
finished the night with 9 rebounds to lead the team in that area.
The loss was
the Wolverines first region loss of the season.
Dade 19 20 14
13 20 27 78
Dade (75)-Cole Birchfield 14, Howard 8,
Chitwood 1, Sharp, Clynt Bell 36, Gaddis 7, Walden 2, Page 7
Three Point Field Goals: Dade 8 (Birchfield,
Bell 5, Page 2)
Other highlights: Gaddis 7r;
Howard 9r; Page 7r; Chitwood 6r (DC)
Record: Dade County (10-3, 2-1
afternoon Dade hosted Murray County’s Indians in another region game and wasted
little time taking control.
With the game
tied 6-6 with 3:30 minutes into the first quarter the Wolverine went on an 8-0
run to go up 14-6 and they never looked back.
Murray was down
21-9 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second
quarter the Indians tried to rally but the Wolverines kept up the pressure and
at the end of the first half led 36-29.
usually have a big third quarter and this game was no exception as they
outscored the Indians 21-8 to take a 57-37 lead.
The two teams
swapped baskets in the fourth quarter and when the final buzzer sounded Dade
had its 11th win of the year and third region win against only one loss. Their
overall record is 11-3.
Bell again led
the Wolverine scoring with 30 points, hitting eight three–point shots.
Howard had a
big night with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Birchfield finished with 13 points
and 7 steals.
hosted Chattooga’s Indians last night and will travel to Pepperell on Friday.
next home game will be Jan. 15 when they host the Coosa Eagles.
20 8 26
Dade 21 15 21
Dade (81)-Stanley 2, Cole Birchfield
13, Stephens, Dustin Howard 21, Chitwood, Sharp, Smith, Clynt Bell 30, Gaddis
3, Walden 5, Cole 2, Page 5
Three Point Field Goals: Dade 10
(Bell 8, Birchfield, Page)
Other highlights: Birchfield 7s;
Gaddis 8a; Howard 10r; Page 8r (DC)