By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Wolverine basketball team played their first home game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 30 when they hosted Southeast Whitfield.
It was not a good night for the Wolverines as they found themselves in foul trouble early in the game and had to battle for everything they got the entire game.
Playing hard Dade managed to keep the game close, as it was seldom more than three points difference through three quarters.
In the fourth quarter it all came apart for the Wolverines as they could not get their shots to fall and with just over four minutes remaining was down to just four players eligible to play. They got outscored 18-1 in the fourth quarter and dropped the game 59-40 after being down just two points at the end of the third quarter.
The Wolverines were called for 26 fouls in the game to just 16 for Southeast.
Brodie Swader led DCHS with 11 points while David Cole and Levi Moreland finished the night with seven points each.
Southeast Whitfield 00 00 00 18 59
Dade County 00 00 00 01 40
(The box score from Hudl was incomplete)
David Cole 7, Josh Tinker 6, Brodie Swader 11, Kade Pardue 3, Brody Cooper 0, Max Howard 0, Conner Wilburn 5, Levi Moreland 7, Everett Christiansen 1.
The Wolverines traveled to Trion Friday to face the Bulldogs. They jumped out to a big lead early and controlled the game as they shook off the Southeast game and moved forward.
By the end of the first quarter, Dade had built a 10-point lead, 23-13, and were in complete control of the game. By the end of the first half the Wolverines were up 35-22.
It was more of the same in the second half as Dade continued to play well in the third quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 19-10 to head into the fourth quarter up 54-32.
The Wolverines coasted in the fourth quarter and claimed a big 66-50 win over the Bulldogs to improve to 2-1 for the season.
Brody Cooper led the team with 15 points, Everett Christianson with 13 points and Max Howard and Brodie Swader with 11 points each.
Dade County 23 12 19 12 66
Trion 13 09 10 18 50
David Cole 8, Josh Tinker 2, Brodie Swader 11, Kade Pardue 2, Brody Cooper 15, Max Howard 11, Conner Wilburn, Levi Moreland 4, Everett Christiansen 13.
This week the Wolverines played at Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday and then will host Pepperell on Friday night in the first Region 7-AA game of the season.