By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Wolverine basketball team hit the court again on Friday after COVID and the weather disrupted play earlier last week.
On Friday night the Ridgeland Panthers came calling and the home crowd saw a competitive game between the two teams.
In the first quarter the Wolverines took the early lead and held it throughout the first quarter going up by six points, 15-9.
The Panthers battled hard in the second quarter, but Dade still held the lead at the end of the first half, 27-23.
In the third quarter the Wolverines built their lead to nine points as they outplayed
Ridgeland, and heading into the fourth quarter were up 40-31.
Early in the fourth quarter the Panthers cut into Dade’s lead, but it was short lived. The Wolverines got hot down the stretch and pulled out a convincing 11 point win, 58-47.
Max Howard led all scorers with 18 points followed by David Cole with 12 and Brody Cooper with 11.
Ridgeland 09 14 08 16 47
Dade 15 12 13 18 58
David Cole 12, Brodie Swader 2, Kade Pardue, Brody Cooper 11, Max Howard 18, Conner Wilburn 2, Levi Moreland 5, Everett Christiansen 8.
This week the Wolverines played the Coosa Eagles on Monday, visited Pepperell’s Dragons on Tuesday. DCHS will host Model on Friday. All three games are important Region 7-AA games.
A date for the Chattooga game had not been set as of press time.