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Wolverines Pull Out Win in Double Overtime, 59–50

Sports Writer

Photo by Eddy Gifford – Carter Christiansen goes to the basket in a recent game. The Wolverines will be back in action at home on Jan. 5 against Darlington and on Jan. 6 against Armuchee. Both are key region games.

The Dade County Wolverine basketball team took part in the Sale Creek Tournament last week and played a pair of games.

In the first game, they faced Copper Basin, Tenn., in an exciting game. At the end of the first quarter, the game was tied, 11-11 as the two teams, in their first ever meeting, tried to figure each other out.

The host Copper Basin team managed to take a four-point lead at the end of the first half, outscoring the Wolverines 13-9 and leading 24-20 at the end of the first half.

The third quarter was another evenly matched eight minutes as both teams scored 12 points and heading into the fourth quarter Copper Basin held their four-point lead, 36-32.

Dade County cranked up the defense in the fourth quarter, holding Copper Basin to just nine points while scoring 13 of their own and sending the game into overtime, 45-45.

The first overtime was just as evenly matched as the first four quarters and when it was over the two teams were still tied, 50-50, after both teams managed just five points each.

In the second overtime, it was all Wolverines as they put up nine points while Copper Basin failed to score and Dade County came away with a big two-overtime win, 59-50.

Point totals were not available for the game.

The Wolverines then faced undefeated South Pittsburg, Tenn., and they dominated the Wolverines, taking the game 53-35 to remain undefeated on the season.

The Wolverines now get a break for Christmas and will be back in action when they host Darlington in a region game on Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
They will then be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 6, when they will host Armuchee in another region game also at 7:30 p.m.

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