By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine basketball team had a busy region schedule last week as the regular
season winds down. The Wolverines traveled on Tuesday and then played at home
on Friday and Saturday.
played Murray County on Tuesday and had a hard time pulling away from the host
Indians in the first half. Both teams got off to a very slow start and at the
end of the first quarter the Wolverines led 9-5.
While the pace
picked up in the second quarter the Wolverines were only up by seven at the end
of the first half, 23-16.
their shooting range in the third quarter however and rang up 29 third quarter
points to only 13 by the host and took a commanding 52-29 lead after three
were then able to coast to a Region 7AA win by the final score of 69-43.
Clynt Bell had
a big night as he scored 47 points, hitting 10 three–point shots. He was the
only Wolverine to score in double figures.
grabbed 12 rebounds and Mikey Williams had 10 rebounds for the Wolverines.
9 14 29 17 –
5 11 13 14 –
5, Castleberry 3, Murphy, Hulgan 1, Sharp 1, Williams, Smith, Clynt Bell 47,
Gaddis 7, Stanley 5
Field Goals: Dade County 11 (Bell 10, Mai)
highlights: Bell 6s; Williams 10r; Gaddis 6a; Hulgan 12r; Stanley 7r
On Friday night
Dade hosted Armuchee in yet another key Region 7AA game. The Wolverines had
dropped a heartbreaker to the Indians earlier in the season.
Both teams came
out of the locker room with a hot shooting hand and by the end of the first
quarter the Wolverines held a two point lead, 26-24.
shooting continued in the second quarter with the Indians matching the
Wolverines basket for basket and by the end of the first half Dade led 50-46.
tied the game at the end of the third quarter, 67-67.
As time was
winding down, Dade held a one point lead with one minute remaining and had
possession of the ball.
A missed shot
and an Armuchee rebound gave the Indians a shot at victory and they took
advantage and came away with another last second win over the Wolverines this
scored was Armuchee 83, Dade County 80.
Bell was again
the leading scorer with 38 points while Nic Gaddis finished with 18.
had a big night for the Wolverines as he scored eight points, grabbed 13 rebounds
and blocked six shots.
24 22 21 16 – 83
26 24 17 13– 80
Castleberry 4, Murphy, Hulgan, Sharp, Williams 9, Smith 3, Clynt Bell 38, Nic
Gaddis 18, Stanley 8
Field Goals: Dade 14 (Bell 10, Smith, Williams 3)
highlights: Williams 8r; Gaddis 9r; Stanley 13r, 6b (DC)
afternoon Dade hosted Pepperell. The game was a makeup for an earlier game that
was postponed due to inclement weather.
and Dragons got off to a slow start with Dade taking a four point lead after
the first quarter, 14-10.
opened up in the second quarter and built a 15 point lead over the visitors and
at the end of the first half lead the score was 41-26.
didn’t pack it in after the first half however and they started chipping away
at the Wolverine lead in the third quarter winning the third quarter 22-18. But
Dade still had the lead, 59-48.
the game late in the fourth quarter but the Wolverines managed to hold on and
claim a hard fought 78-72 win.
Gaddis led the
Wolverine scoring with 24 points followed by Bell with 14 and Williams and
Stanley with 12 each. Stanley also had 11 rebounds in the game.
This week the
Wolverines will travel to Rome to face Model’s Blue Devils on Friday.
Pepperell 10 16 22 24
Dade 14 27 18 19 –
Dade (78)-Mai 5, Castleberry 2, Murphy, Hulgan 3,
Sharp 4, Mikey Williams 12, Smith 2, Clynt Bell 14, Nic Gaddis 24, Brice
Field Goals: Dade 9 (Mai, Williams 4, Bell 2, Gaddis 2)
highlights: Bell 8a; Gaddis 6r; Stanley 11r; Sharp 7r (DC)
Dade County (13-5, 7-4 7-AA)