By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine basketball team traveled to Summerville on Friday to face the
Chattooga Indians in a region game as the season winds down and the teams are
working to get into tournament form.
Dade got off to
a fast start as Nic Gaddis hit a three point shot and followed it with a two
point basket soon after to give them an early 5-0 lead.
rallied however and as the first quarter was winding down they had built a nine
point lead, 19-10.
A big three
point shot by Ryan Murphy just before the end of the quarter helped the
Wolverines cut the Indian lead to 22-17.
quarter was fast paced with the two teams racing up and down the court and
challenging the referees to keep up.
quarter ended Dade had managed to retake the lead, 37-36.
changed to a zone defense in the third quarter and the Indians never adjusted
to the changes and struggled to score from outside the arc.
took advantage, scoring the first eight points of the second half to go up
The Indians got
within four points midway through the quarter but the Wolverines rallied again
and when the third quarter ended they were up 59-47.
lead grew to 20 early in the fourth quarter and they never looked back.
With just over
a minute remaining the Indians got within 11 but a double technical on the
Chattooga coach put the game out of reach when Clynt Bell hit all four free
throws and then added two more just a few seconds later.
came away with a much–needed 79-65 road win.
Gaddis led the
Wolverines with 26 points followed by Bell with 21. Mikey Williams grabbed 18
rebounds and Reid Hulgan had 11 rebounds.
17 20 22 20 79
21 15 11 18 65
(79)-Mai 5, Castleberry 2, Murphy 3, Hulgan 6, Sharp, Williams 4, Smith 4,
Clynt Bell 21, Nic Gaddis 26, Stanley 8
Field Goals: Dade County 5 (Mai, Murphy, Gaddis, Bell 2) Other
highlights: Williams 18r; Hulgan 10r; Castleberry 7r; Stanley 7b (DC)
afternoon Dade traveled to Gordon Lee for a non-region contest.
The two teams
exchanged baskets for most of the first quarter and the host Trojans held a two
point lead at the end of the quarter, 18-16.
took the lead in the second quarter and lead 40-37 at the end of the first
remained close throughout the third quarter and heading into the fourth quarter
Dade was up 56-51.
burned the nets for 30 points in the fourth quarter and came away with a 86–71
Bell led the
Wolverines with 29 points followed by Gaddis with 20, Williams with 12 and
Hulgan added 10.
Williams led the rebounding with seven and six respectively while Bell had six
will be traveling to Calhoun on Tuesday and Pepperell on Friday for the final
two regular season games.
The Region 7-AA
tournament gets started next week at Calhoun. Dates and times of the games will
be determined this week and the Sentinel will post those as soon as they become
24 16 30 86
18 19 14 20 71
(86)-Mai 3, Castleberry 4, Murphy, Reid Hulgan 10, Sharp, Mikey Williams 12,
Smith 4, Clynt Bell 29, Nic Gaddis 20, Stanley 4
Field Goals: Dade County 7 (Mai, Williams 2, Bell 3, Gaddis) Other
highlights: Bell 6a; Williams 6r; Hulgan 7r (DC)
Dade County (15-7)