Late push propels Lady Rams over MLK
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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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.