By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine basketball team opened the 2012-2013 season last Tuesday night at
home against the Marion County Warriors and they wasted little time in showing
have four new starters from a year ago but that didn’t slow them down any as
they jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
doubled the Warriors in the first quarter, 28-14, and continued to pour in the
points in the second quarter. By the end of the first half the Wolverines were
up 59-28 on the outmanned Warriors.
Dade coasted to
an easy 99-49 win as every Wolverine player got in on the action.
Clynt Bell led
DCHS with 24 points as he connected on five three–point shots.
scored 14 and Dustin Howard and Clance Walden scored 10 points each. In all 14
Wolverines scored in the game.
Nic Gaddis had
eight assists and four steals while Dustin Howard grabbed nine rebounds.
Marion 14 14 15 6 49
28 31 25
Dade (99) Mai, Stanley 2, Cole
Birchfield 14, Stephens 3, Castleberry 3, Dustin Howard 10, Chitwood 3, Sharp
2, Smith 2, Clynt Bell 24, Gaddis 8, Clance Walden 10, Cole 4, Page 8, Lawrence
Three-Point Goals: Dade County 15
(Birchfield 3, Stephens, Castleberry, Chitwood, Bell 5, Gaddis, Walden, Page
to Ridgeland on Wednesday to play in the Ridgeland Thanksgiving Tournament.
with Heritage and while the final margin was 12 points the Wolverines held only
a two-point lead after three quarters of play, 63-61.
were able to pull away in the fourth quarter as they outscored Heritage 24-14
and secured the win with a final score of 87-75.
Bell led Dade with 23 points each while Gaddis scored 16 and Jarrett Page
Bell also had
six steals, Birchfield had five steals and 10 rebounds while Gaddis had seven
assists and Page eight rebounds.
22 25 16
Heritage 13 18
30 14 75
Dade County (87) Mai 4, Cole Birchfield
23, Castleberry, Howard 5, Chitwood, Sharp, Smith 2, Clynt Bell 23, Nic Gaddis
16, Walden 4, Jarrett Page 10
Three Point Field Goals: Dade
County 12 (Birchfield 4, Bell 5, Gaddis, Walden, Page)
Other highlights: Bell 6s;
Birchfield 5s, 10r; Gaddis 7a; Page 8r
night the Wolverines faced Chattanooga’s Howard High School in what turned out
to be a record setting game for Birchfield.
The two teams
swapped baskets in the first quarter with the Tigers taking a 22-20 lead.
in the second quarter as the Tigers outscored them 29-19 to take a 12–point
lead into halftime.
Wolverines battled back in the second half time and again as each team would
score several points in a row only to see the other team rally back.
When the dust
had settled the Wolverines came out on the short end of the 91-84 score.
all scorers with 57 points, breaking the school record of 49. He also tied the
state record for most three–point shots made in a single game with 13.
Birchfield’s 57 points was just shy of the state record of 62 points in a
This week the
Wolverines are at home on Friday and Saturday night when they face LaFayette
and Ridgeland. Friday’s junior varsity teams will begin play at 4 p.m. and the
varsity teams take the hardwood at 7 p.m. On Saturday the junior varsity play
begins at 3 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m.
Howard 22 29 18
20 19 19 26 84
Dade (84) Mai 1, Cole Birchfield
57, Dustin Howard 11, Chitwood, Sharp, Lawrence, Smith, Bell 9, Gaddis 4,
Cole, Page 2
Three Point Field Goals:
Dade 15 (Birchfield 13, Bell 2)
Other highlights: Birchfield 6s;
Gaddis 6a; Page 7r; Sharp 5r