Late push pro­pels Lady Rams over MLK

The Covington News - - Sports - By Josh Briggs

The Lady Rams, on the strength of a 17-point fourth quar­ter, topped M.L. King 52-46 to earn their sec­ond straight

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“This is prob­a­bly one of the smartest

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

New­ton point guard Tee Far­ley jumps all over Der­rick Henry, who hit the winning shot against M.L. King. Far­ley's seven fourth quar­ter points helped the Rams pull out the 49-48 win in the clos­ing sec­onds. The win keeps New­ton un­de­feated and gives the Rams their first Re­gion 2-AAAAA win on the sea­son.

Al­covy’s boys bas­ket­ball team im­proved to 2-0 in Re­gion 4-AAAA play with a 6652 win over Stock­bridge on the road.

Dar­ius Miller led the way for the Tigers with 17 points and 11 re­bounds. Jamieson Smith chipped in with 15 points and three steals while DeVon Ed­wards fin­ished with 13 points.

The Lady Tigers de­feated Stock­bridge 54-51 to pick up their first re­gion win of the sea­son.

Al­covy, led by the Moody sis­ters, re­bounded from Satur­day’s tough ri­valry game against New­ton.

Nikki Moody led the way with 13 points while Alex Tucker poured in 12. Tif­fany Moody chipped in with 11.

Kate Palo and Lisa Kos­sally each con­trib­uted nine points apiece.

Nikki Moody fin­ished the game with a dou­ble-dou­ble, adding 10 re­bounds.

"It was a hard fought game and a great team ef­fort,” Al­covy coach Ka­dida Holtz­claw said.

East­side earned its first re­gion win of the sea­son with a 64-58 over­time victory over Hart County.

Cameron Robin­son led the way with 25 points and Neal La­ti­more pitched in with 17 points. La­ti­more and re­cent trans­fer Zach Johnston lead the team in re­bounds with eight apiece. Vet­eran Rashad Hill led the Ea­gles with six as­sists while pulling down four re­bounds.

Coach Michael Ger­ald was pleased with how the team pulled out a tough victory on the road. "Our team could have fal­tered in over­time, but they pulled to­gether as a team and made plays; es­pe­cially key re­bounds on the de­fen­sive end,” he said.

The Lady Ea­gles were un­able to over­come a plethora of turnovers de­spite Raven Wil­liams' 15-point sec­ond half ef­fort as they fell 65-45 to Hart County.

Jade Cook had an solid first half, scor­ing eight points, and Paige Alexan­der had the best game of her var­sity ca­reer with eight points and eight re­bounds. “We had over 30 turnovers as a team which cost us dearly,” head coach Ja­son Grooms said. “I thought we played pretty good de­fense ini­tially, but gave up to many of­fen­sive re­bounds.”

East­side de­feated Litho­nia 74-3 on the mats but fell to Union Grove 52-15 at home Tues­day.

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