Alcovy teams sweep, Eastside girls stay hot
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.