By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine basketball team got back on the court Friday night after Mother
Nature forced a pair of games to be postponed over the last week.
On Friday night
the Wolverines hosted Morris Innovative in a Region 7AA game. The Dalton school
only has a boy’s team so the Lady Wolverines had the night off.
It didn’t take
the Wolverines long to decide the game as they jumped on the outmanned team
from Dalton and took a commanding first quarter lead, 32-8.
By the end of
the first half the Wolverines had built a 59-17 lead and they never looked
When the final
buzzer sounded the Wolverines came away with a 94-24 win as all the Wolverine
players got in on the action.
Clynt Bell led
the Wolverines with 27 points followed by Brice Stanley with 16, and Nic Gaddis
with 12. Stanley also grabbed 11 rebounds and Reed Hulgan had 10 rebounds.
9 5 2
27 19 14
(94)-Mai 7, Cravatt 2, Castleberry 2, Holt 2, Murphy 2, Graham 4, Hulgan 2,
Sharp 9, Williams 7, Smith 2, Clynt Bell 27, Nic Gaddis 12, T. Cole, D. Cole,
Brice Stanley 16
Field Goals: Dade County 10 (Bell 7,
Williams, Sharp, Mai)
highlights: Hulgan 10r; Stanley 11r (DC)
night the Wolverines found themselves in a completely different game.
Indians came calling and ready to play as they took it to the Wolverines early
in the game.
With just over
two minutes remaining in the first quarter the Indians had built a 21-4 lead on
Dade and had them completely out of their game.
rallied late in the first quarter and cut the lead to 10 points, 24-14.
continued their fast paced attack and with just under four minutes remaining in
the first half tied the score at 30-30.
The teams then
went back and forth with the Indians claiming a 41-38 lead at the end of the
In the third
quarter the lead changed hands seven times and the score was tied three times
as the two teams battled toe to toe. At the end of the quarter Dade was on top
quarter was more of the same. The Indians took an early three point lead only
to see the Wolverines rally back and take a five point lead.
then scored the next eight points to lead 70-67 with 2:43 remaining in the
scored the next six points to reclaim the lead 73-70 but the Indians tied the
game with 1:24 remaining, 73-73.
then put the game away from the free throw line after a basket by Bell with 53
seconds remaining to put them on top 75-73.
In the final 53
seconds Bell hit seven of eight free throws and Dade came away with a hard
fought 82-73 win.
Bell led the
Wolverines with 41 points followed by Gaddis with 15.
of the game was the play of Brice Stanley who grabbed 11 rebounds and had five
blocked shots to go along with his eight points. The sophomore had his best
game of the season as he sees more playing time each game.
17 17 15 73
24 21 23 82
(82)-Mai, Castleberry 6, Murphy 3, Hulgan 2, Sharp 3, Smith 4, Clynt Bell 41,
Nic Gaddis 15, Stanley 8
Field Goals: Dade County 5 (Murphy, Sharp, Bell 3)
highlights: Bell 5a; Stanley 11r, 5b;
Gaddis 7r; Hulgan 7r; Castleberry 7r (DC)
Armuchee will come to the Wolverine Den on Friday. On Saturday Dade will host
Pepperell and the Coosa Eagles will be in town on Tuesday.