By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
High School Wolverine basketball team wrapped up the regular season last week
with a pair of road games.
night the Wolverines traveled to Calhoun to face the Yellow Jackets and to get
their first look at the new Calhoun gym, where the Region 7AA tournament will
be held this week.
behind early but stayed with the Yellow Jackets and after the first quarter
were down by two, 15-13.
In the second
quarter Calhoun was able to increase their lead by three and at the end of the
first half the Jackets were on top 34-29.
continued to battle in the second half and outscored the host 14-12 in the
third quarter. While still trailing, 46-43, Dade appeared to be taking control
of the game.
quarter saw the Wolverines get close but was never able to make it over the
hump and ended up falling to the Yellow Jackets 65-63.
This was in
sharp contrast to Dade’s win over Calhoun at home earlier in the season. That
was a classic game that went into four overtimes with the Wolverines coming out
on top 104-102.
Clynt Bell led
the Wolverine scoring with 22 points while Nick Gaddis scored 18.
Reid Hulgan and
Brice Stanley had nine rebounds each for the Wolverines in the game.
Dade 13 16 14 20 63
19 12 16 65
(63)-Mai 5, Castleberry 2, Murphy, Sharp, Hulgan, Williams 9, Smith 4, Clynt
Bell 22, Nic Gaddis 18, Stanley 3
Field Goals: Dade County 7 (Bell 5, Mai, Williams, Gaddis)
highlights: Williams 6r; Hulgan 9r; Stanley 9r (DC)
On Friday night
Dade traveled to Pepperell to face the Dragons. A win would guarantee the
Wolverines the fourth seed in the upcoming Region 7AA tournament and a first
It didn’t take
the Wolverines long to establish who the superior team was in this game as they
raced out to a double digit lead in the first quarter. By the end of the
quarter Dade was up 22-11.
continued to pour it on in the second quarter when it seemed they couldn’t miss
from three point range, especially Bell who burnt the nets for 10 three–point
shot in the first half.
By the end of
the first half Dade was in total control leading 48-23.
coasted in the second half as everyone got playing time. At the end of the
third quarter the Wolverines led 64-39.
managed to cut into the lead in the fourth quarter but it was too little too
late for them as the Wolverines claimed an easy 76-60 win.
Bell led the
way with 42 points, hitting 12 three–point shots in the game. He was the only
Wolverine to score in double figures.
12 rebounds while Hulgan grabbed eight and Nic Gaddis dished out six assists.
get a bye in the first round of the region tournament that started on Tuesday
at Calhoun and will play the winner of the Murray County/Chattooga game on
Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Calhoun.
Dade 22 26 16 12 76
Pepperell 11 12 16 21 60
(76)-Mai 9, Castleberry 2, Murphy, Hulgan 6, Sharp 1, Williams 5, Smith, Clynt
Bell 42, Gaddis 6, D. Cole, Stanley 5
Field Goals: Dade County 14 (Bell 12, Mai, Williams)
highlights: Gaddis 6a; Hulgan 8r; Stanley 12r (DC)
Dade County: 16-8, 9-7 7-AA