By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine basketball hosted Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and completely dominated the visitors from Dalton.
The Lady Wolverines scored 22 first quarter points to take a commanding lead, 22-3 and never looked back.
By the end of the first half Dade was up 32-7 and it did not get better for the visitors in the second half.
Getting everyone in the game in the second half the Lady Wolverines coasted, leading 42-13 after three quarters and then closing out the game and claiming the win 54-19.
Ali Thompson led the team with 17 and Emma Heard with 10 points. In all eight Lady Wolverines scored in the game as they picked up their first win of the season.
SE Whitfield 03 04 06 06 19
Dade Co. 22 10 10 12 54
Olivia Tierce, Emma Heard 10, Abby Dwyer 3, Ali Thompson 17, Kailyn Castleberry 6, Kristen Fowler 3, Adilynn Gross 2, Kayleigh Warnock 0, Andi Norwood 6, Brooklyn Konrad 7, Kami Counts 0, Brianna Marlowe.
The Lady Wolverines traveled to Trion last Friday night to face the Lady Bulldogs in another non-region game as they prepare for region play that starts this Friday night at home against Pepperell.
The game started slow as defense dominated play and at the end of the first quarter the host team held a one-point lead, 7-6.
In an exceptionally low scoring first half Dade managed just seven second quarter points but that was enough to take a one-point lead at the end of the first half, 13-12.
The third quarter was more of the same, but this time the Lady Bulldogs nine points, which was enough to tie the game 21-21.
Something happened in the fourth quarter as both teams started hitting their shots and scored as much in the fourth quarter as they had in the game. When the final buzzer sounded the host Lady Bulldogs had pulled out a hard fought 38-37 win.
It was a tough loss for the Lady Wolverines who were led by Emma Heard with 13 points and Kami Count with 10 points.
This week the Lady Wolverines traveled to Southeast Whitfield Tuesday and will host Pepperell on Friday in the first Region 7-AA game of the year. Friday’s game is set to begin at 6 p.m. They will travel to Ridgeland High School on Saturday with that game set to start at noon.
Dade County 06 07 08 16 37
Trion High 07 05 09 17 38
Olivia Tierce 9, Emma Heard 13, Abby Dwyer, Ali Thompson, and Kailyn Castleberry, Kristen Fowler, Adilynn Gross, Andi Norwood 3, Brooklyn Konrad 2, Kami Counts 10.