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Wolverines Rally to Pull Out Win Over Tennessee Christian

Sports Writer

The Wolverine basketball team traveled to Sale Creek, Tenn., last week to participate in the Sale Creek Christmas Tournament. In the opening game, the Wolverines faced off against Tennessee Christian in a hard-fought battle.

DCHS fell behind early as the Tennessee Christian team came out red hot and dominated early, taking a 21-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Photo by Eddy Gifford – Brody Cooper goes to the basket and scores in recent action. He had a big night recently, scoring 34 points to lead the Wolverines. The team will be back in action Jan. 6 when they travel to Darlington for a region game.

The Wolverines settled down in the second quarter and got their game together, scoring 19 points, but they still trailed at the end of the first half, 38-27.

Both teams struggled in the third quarter and only scored 10 points each. Dade trailed 48-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Wolverines would dominate the fourth quarter, scoring 27 points while holding the opponent to just five and coming away with a big come-from-behind win 64-53.

Brody Cooper burned the nets with 34 points for Dade. Levi Moreland also had a big game with 20 points.

Dade Co. 08 19 10 27 64
TC 21 17 10 05 53

Bryson Shrader 6, Kade Pardue 7, Brody Cooper 34, Zach Counts 2, Levi McKaig, Ben Williams 9, Conner Wilburn, Levi Moreland 20, Braylan Jones 3.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20 the Wolverines faced off against South Pittsburg, Tenn.

This turned out to be a very competitive game with the Wolverines taking the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-9.

The pace picked up in the second quarter as the Pirates outscored Dade 16-15 to tie the game at the end of the first half, 25-25.

The game slowed in the second half as both teams played good defense, which made scoring difficult. At the end of the third quarter, South Pittsburg managed to build a four-point lead, outscoring the Wolverines 14-10 and leading 39-35.

Only 15 points were scored in the fourth quarter, 8-7 in favor of the Pirates who pulled out the victory over the Wolverines 47-42.

Conner Wilburn led Dade’s scoring with 11 points, the only Wolverine to score in double figures.

Dade Co. 10 15 10 07 42
South Pitt. 09 16 14 08 47

Bryson Shrader 2, Demetrius Walker, Kade Pardue 3, Brody Cooper 8, Zach Counts 4, Jace Anderson 2, Ben Williams 4, Conner Wilburn 11, Levi Moreland 8, Braylan Jones.

The Wolverines had one more tournament game remaining, but it was played after this week’s early deadline so see next week’s Sentinel for details of that game.

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