The Wolverine basketball team hosted Berean Academy on Monday, Jan. 23 in a non-region match up. It was a good competitive game to get them ready for the final few region games of the season.
Dade took the lead early and at the end of the first quarter was up by four points, 14-10.
Berean Academy would battle back in the second quarter as the Wolverines had trouble scoring, managing only three points, to tie the game at the end of the first half, 17-17.
The action picked up in the second half as Dade regained the lead, outscoring the visitors 14-12 and taking the lead 31-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
It was a battle until the final buzzer as the Wolverines held on to defeat Berean Academy 49-48 in an exciting game.
Levi Moreland led Dade with 16 points while Brody Cooper finished with 11.
Berean Acad. 10 07 12 19 48
Dade Co. 14 03 14 18 49
Bryson Shrader 5, Demetris Walker 2, Carter Christiansen, Kade Pardue, Brody Cooper 11, Zach Counts 5, Ben Williams 4, Conner Wilburn 6, Levi Moreland 16, Braydan Jones.
The Wolverines traveled to Dalton Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 25 for another region game.
Dade got off to a fast start as they scored a sizzling 31 first quarter points to take a commanding 31-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Continuing their hot shooting, Dade scored 20 second-quarter points while Dalton Academy managed just two points and the lead increased to 51-8 at the end of the first half.
The Wolverines would get everyone in on the action in the second half and continued to dominate the game, leading 69-19 at the end of the third quarter.
Running on cruise control in the fourth quarter, Dade outscored Dalton Academy 12-11 to finish the game with a big 81-30 region win.
Braydan Jones led the Wolverines with 22 points while H. Garmany scored 14 points. The Wolverines had 10 players score in the game.
Dade Co. 31 20 18 12 81
Dalton Acad. 06 02 11 11 30
Bryson Shrader 6, Demetris Walker, H Garmany 14, Carter Christiansen 4, Kade Pardue 4, Brody Cooper 10, Zach Counts 4, Jace Anderson 7, Ben Williams 4, Levi Moreland 6, Braydan Jones 22.
The Wolverines hosted the Darlington Tigers on Friday night, hoping for better results after giving up 100 points in their first meeting this year. The Tigers currently lead the region with a perfect 11-0 record.
Dade got off to a much better start this time around with the game being close after the first quarter where the Wolverines put up 13 points.
The Tigers were able to get a little breathing room in the second quarter as they held the Wolverines to just seven points.
In the third quarter, the game got away from Dade as they managed just four points and Darlington continued to pull away.
The Wolverines tried to rally back in the fourth quarter but the Tiger lead was to great and they fell by the final score of 65-39.
Cooper finished the night with 14 points for Dade.
Darlington 00 00 00 00 65
Dade Co. 13 07 04 16 39
Bryson Shrader, Demetris Walker, Carter Christiansen, Kade Pardue 2, Brody Cooper 14, Zach Counts 7, Jace Anderson, Ben Williams 2, Conner Wilburn 4, Levi Moreland 4, Braydan Jones 6.
This will be a big week for the Wolverines as they battle for the fourth playoff spot in the region to advance to the state tournament next week.
The Wolverines faced Armuchee on Tuesday and had to win to hold on to fourth place. The top four teams advance to the state tournament.
On Friday the Wolverines travel to Trion to face the Bulldogs in another must win game depending on what Pepperell and Coosa do.
Dade currently holds a one game lead over Pepperell and Coosa. The Wolverines hold the tie–breaker over Pepperell, but Coosa holds the tie–breaker over the Wolverines. So, the Wolverines need to win both games or Pepperell and Coosa each need to lose one if the Wolverines win just one. Anyway, it will be an exciting finish to the season.