By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Wolverine basketball team was back in action last Friday night when they traveled to Summerville to face the Chattooga Indians who are sitting on top of Region 7-AA.
The Indians defeated the Wolverines earlier in the season in a close game in Trenton.
Chattooga came out smoking this time and quickly built a 10-point lead as the Wolverines got off to a slow start and at the end of the first quarter it was 22-12.
Dade picked up the pace in the second quarter, but the Indians did not slow down any and at the end of the first half they had built their lead to 16-points, 44-28.
The pace slowed some in the third quarter, but the Wolverines were unable to make much headway towards cutting into Chattooga’s lead, outscoring them 13-12 but still trailing 56-41 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Indians showed why they are in first place in region as they coasted to an easy 76-59 win over Dade.
Brodie Swader led the Wolverines with 17-points with David Cole scoring 13 and grabbing eight rebounds.
Dade 12 16 13 18 59
Chattooga 22 22 12 20 76
David Cole 13, Makinley Everett 5, Brodie Swader 17, Dylan Dwyer, Noah Martin 8, Brody Cooper, Chandler Bailey, Brett Kay 4, Levi Moreland 4, Colton Emmett, Everett Christiansen, Gabe Costley 8.
The Wolverines are currently tied with Coosa for third place in Region 7-AA with two games left. The Wolverines travelled to Coosa on Monday night and will host Fannin County tonight, Feb. 10 in the final home game of the year.
Depending on the outcome of those two games the Wolverines will play in the Region 7–AA Tournament on Friday at Chattooga. A third-place finish will put them in the 8:30 p.m., game and a fourth-place finish puts them in the 5:30 p.m., game.
Check our website, dadecountysentinel.com, Thursday for the Wolverines’ game time and opponent.