By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County Wolverine basketball team traveled to Armuchee on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to face the Indians in a region match up.
Both teams struggled in the first quarter as the Indians took the early lead and after the first eight minutes held a two-point lead, 11-9.
Dade County came to life in the second quarter, scoring 19 points while Armuchee continued to struggle, scoring only four as the Wolverines took the lead at the end of the first half, 28-15.
The second half would be a different story for Dade as their big halftime lead quickly disappeared as the Indians outscored them 21-8 in the third quarter to tie the game 36-36. The Wolverines’ struggles continued in the fourth quarter as Armuchee’s rally continued and they pulled out a come-from-behind win over the Wolverines 50-44.
H. Garmany led the Wolverines with 15 points while Braydan Jones finished with 12 and Bryson Shrader scored 10.
Dade Co. 09 19 08 08 44
Armuchee 11 04 21 14 50
Dade County hosted the Trion Bulldogs last Friday night. The Bulldogs came in as the second-place team in region 7 and quickly showed everyone why. They opened with 17 first quarter points and then added 26 in the second quarter to jump out to a big 43-21 lead at the end of the first half.
The Wolverines came out in the second half and rallied for 20 third-quarter points to cut Trion’s lead to 55-41 at the end of the third quarter.
The Bulldogs then outscored Dade 18-15 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 73-56 win.
Jones led the Wolverines with 14 points, 12 of which came in the third quarter. Garmany finished the night with 12 points.
Trion 17 26 12 18 73
Dade Co. 10 11 20 15 56
The Wolverines wrapped up the regular season on Monday night against the Pepperell Dragons. Details of that game will be in the next edition of the Sentinel. If Dade defeated the Dragons and Chattooga lost to Trion, then four teams would be tied with 4-8 region records and two of those teams would advance to the playoffs. The tiebreaker would then determine which two teams advance to the playoffs.
Playoff teams and who they will face in the first round will be in the next edition of the Sentinel.