Tori Gass is surrounded by Lady Dragon defenders as she battles her way to the goal during last Friday's contest at Pepperell. Gass finished the night with 15 points for the Lady Wolverines.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Lady Wolverine basketball team was on the road last week for the final two
games of the regular season and was hoping to end on a positive note even
without the help of Sarah Reid for the second week in a row. Reid has been out
sick and is hoping to get the go ahead on Monday to play in the Region 7AA
tournament this week in Calhoun.
to Calhoun on Tuesday to face the Lady Yellow Jackets and in spite of their
shrinking numbers managed to keep the game close. At the end of the first
quarter Calhoun led 14-8.
Even though the
Lady Wolverines have only eight players they play hard and are always in the
game. They usually struggle in the second half but continue to play hard.
This time they
only managed five second quarter points and held the Lady Yellow Jackets to
only nine but trailed at the end of the first half 23-13.
Coming out in
the third quarter Dade stayed with the host and at the end of the third quarter
was down 37-34.
hard the Lady Wolverines just didn’t have enough left to rally and fell to the
led the Lady Wolverines with 10 points and Marjorie Bonner added eight for the
Dade 8 11 11 7 31
Calhoun 14 9 14 12 49
(31) – T. Gass 6, Breeden 10, Bonner 8, Vaughan 1.
On Friday night
Dade faced the Lady Dragons at Pepperell in the final regular season game.
In the first
quarter both teams struggled to score and when it ended the Lady Dragons were
on top, 9-6.
The two teams
continued to have trouble scoring in the second quarter as well and at the end
of the first half the Lady Wolverines were on the short end of an 18-11 score.
something in the locker room at halftime and came out smoking as they scored 21
points while Dade could only manage nine and trailed 39-20.
The two teams
played even in the fourth quarter but the game had already been decided as the
Lady Dragons came away with the 53-33 win.
Tori Gass led
the Lady Wolverines with 15 points while Breeden and Bonner each scored eight.
Wolverines claimed the fourth seed in the upcoming Region 7AA tournament and a
first round bye for their efforts. They will face the winner of the
Model/Chattooga game on Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at Calhoun High
A win by the
Lady Wolverines puts them in the state tournament while a loss will end their
6 5 9
Pepperell 9 9 21 14 53
(33) – T. Gass 15, H. Gass 2, Breeden 8, Bonner 8.