By EDDY GIFFORD
Dade County Sentinel
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine basketball team hosted the Gordon Central Lady Warriors last Friday night in a Region 7-AA game.
The first quarter was back and forth as the two teams swapped baskets and could never get their offense in gear. When the quarter was over the score was tied 13-13.
Dade got a little separation in the second quarter when they outscored the visiting Lady Warriors 14-8 to take the lead at the end of the first half, 27-19.
The Lady Wolverines came out in the third quarter and dominated play, outscoring Gordon Central by 13 to a 46-25 lead into the fourth quarter.
It was more of the same for Dade in the fourth quarter, holding the Lady Warriors to just six points. The Lady Wolverines came away with an easy 59-31 win to maintain their one game lead over Chattooga for second place in region play.
Ail Thompson and Jayda Wood led DCHS with 17 points each with Wood also grabbing 10 rebounds.
Dade 13 17 19 13 59
GC 13 06 06 06 31
Jayda Wood 17, Stella Henry 09, Abby Dwyer 5, Ali Thompson 17, Destiny Noggle, Jayda Belue, Kayleigh Warnock 2, Andi Norwood, Brooklyn Konrad 6, Kaitlyn Stinnett, Kami Counts 2.
On Saturday, the Lady Wolverines faced the Coosa Lady Eagles in a Region 7-AA game that was scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed due to COVID-19. That caused the originally scheduled game with North Sand Mountain to be canceled since time is running out to get region games in.
Dade wasted little time with the winless Lady Eagles jumping out to a big lead early and then coasting to an easy win.
By the end of the first quarter the game was basically over with Dade taking a 25-8 lead. While Dade’s scoring slowed some in the second quarter so did Coosa and at the end of the first half the score was 41-10.
The second half saw a lot of Lady Wolverines getting game experience as Coach Regina Logan got everyone into the action.
The Lady Eagles outscored Dade in the third quarter by three, but it was too little too late as DCHS still held a 52–24 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was more of the same as the Lady Wolverines substituted heavily and came away with an easy 58-35 win to maintain their second place standing in region play.
For the game, DCHS hit 56.7 percent of their two-point shots and 35.3 percent of their three-point shots against the Lady Eagles.
Wood led the Lady Wolverines with 19 points with Thompson close behind with 17 points and Stella Henry finished with 10 points.
Fourteen Lady Wolverines saw playing time in the game.
Dade 25 16 11 06 58
Coosa 08 02 14 11 35
Jayda Wood 19, Stella Henry 10, Abby Dwyer 2, Ali Thompson 17, Kailyn Castleberry, Destiny Noggle 3, Jayda Belue 1, Kayleigh Warnock, Andi Norwood, Alexus Atterton, Kendyl Phillips 2, Brooklyn Konrad 2, Kaitlyn Stinnett, 2 Kami Counts.
This week the Lady Wolverines played at home on Tuesday against the Fannin County Lady Rebels who are currently in first place in Region 7-AA, two games ahead of Dade. On Friday night the team travels to Chattooga for a showdown that will decide the third-place team in region. Dade travels to Coosa on Monday, Feb. 8 in the final regular season game.
The Region 7-AA Tournament begins Feb. 11 at either Chattooga or Model High School.