Lady Wolverines Drop Region Opener to Lady Dragons 48–22
By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine basketball team hosted the Pepperell Lady Dragons last Friday night in the first home game of the season as well as the first region game of the season.
While expectations were high, the Lady Wolverines never got on track as they had trouble scoring and finding their identity.
During the early going, neither team was able to score with any consistency, and midway through the first quarter, the game was tied 2-2.
The Lady Dragons would rally late in the quarter and came away with a 13-4 lead over the Dade.
The second quarter was a small improvement for the Lady Wolverines, scoring seven points, but Pepperell managed 13 and led at the end of the first half, 26-11.
When you thought things could not get any worse, Dade managed just two third-quarter points while the Lady Dragons scored 13 for the third quarter in a row and led 39-13.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Wolverines managed the most points of any quarter scoring nine but so did Pepperell and they dropped their first region game of the season by the final score of 48-22.
Pepperell 13 13 13 09 48
Dade Co. 04 07 02 09 22
Kiera Hughes, Alyson Jenkins, Morgan Edwards 2, Ali Thompson, Kailyn Castleberry 3, Zariah Hughes, Adilynn Gross 0, Andi Norwood 6, Alexus Atterton, Lexi Lawson, Brooklyn Konrad 9, Brianna Marlowe 2.
The Lady Wolverines will be busy this week as they traveled to Coosa High School in Rome on Tuesday for a region game and then will host Chattooga High School on Friday in another region contest scheduled to start at 7 p.m. On Saturday afternoon, they will host the North Sand Mountain Lady Bison at 3 p.m. in a non-region game.