Al­covy teams sweep, East­side girls stay hot

The Covington News - - Sports - Josh Briggs Sports Edi­tor

Al­covy won back-to-back re­gion games Mon­day and Tues­day with wins over Jones County and Ola. The Tigers topped Jones County 76-62 then dis­patched Ola 64-34.

The Tigers (12-6, 5-2 Re­gion 3A-AAAA) forced 29 turnovers against Jones County and a whop­ping 41 against Ola. Devon Ed­wards paced the Tigers with 19 points against Jones County but had plenty of help. Fred Vance scored 14 points and Ricky Smith added 12. Dwight Cole was also in dou­ble fig­ures with 10. Ed­wards also had a team-high 14 re­bounds.

Vance had a ca­reer-high 18 points against Ola and sunk five 3-point­ers. Ed­wards poured in 12 while Justin Wal­lace had 11.

Al­covy snatched 17 of­fen­sive re­bounds and had five blocks as a team against Jones County and recorded 29 steals against Ola.

"We cre­ated a lot of of­fense with ex­tended pres­sure de­fense," Al­covy coach Eu­gene Brown said. "Play­ers that have been quiet of­fen­sively have found their rhythm and are at­tack­ing more ag­gres­sively and not re­ly­ing on Devon to make the first move."

We are get­ting great post pro­duc­tion out of Ricky Smith, Ja­ma­ree James, and Justin Wal­lace, which makes our of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive pro­duc­tion a lot more bal­anced and en­hances our con­fi­dence in get­ting the ball to the post. Al­covy girls push record to 17-2

Al­covy's girls re­mained un­de­feated Tues­day af­ter a 55-31 win over Ola. The Lady Tigers also took their first re­gion game of the week — a 40-29 win over Jones County Mon­day.

Al­covy (17-2, 7-0 Re­gion 3A-AAAA) is the lone team in the sub­re­gion still un­de­feated. The Lady Tigers own a one-game lead over Wood­land-Henry and Can take con­trol of their own destiny with a win over the Wolfpack Fri­day.

Al­covy fin­ishes the sea­son with three straight home games. Union Grove stands as the best chance for any team to knock the Lady Tigers out of first. The two teams tan­gle Mon­day for the first time. East­side boys go 1-1, girls 2-0

East­side boys de­feated Lo­cust Grove Mon­day be­fore fall­ing to Henry County 54- 42. The Ea­gles sit at 2-8 in re­gion play and are look­ing to im­prove their play­off po­si­tion­ing over their next five games — all re­gion games. East­side's next home game is Tues­day ver­sus Stock­bridge.

The Lady Ea­gles look to take down Sandy Creek tonight af­ter win­ning their first two games of the week in con­vinc­ing fashion.

East­side topped Lo­cust Grove 60-41 Mon­day be­fore de­feat­ing Henry County 5844 Tues­day.

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