Al­covy girls in po­si­tion for first re­gion ti­tle

The Covington News - - Sports - Josh Briggs Sports Edi­tor

Al­covy teams com­plete 3-0 week

Al­covy's boys put the fin­ish­ing touches on a per­fect week with a 61-52 win over Wood­land-Henry. The Tigers looked much dif­fer­ent than the first time they played Wood­land. In­stead of scor­ing a sea­son-low 35 points, Al­covy broke the 60-point bar­rier for the fourth straight game.

Al­covy (13-6, 6-2 Re­gion 3A-AAAA) has re­bounded from its three-game los­ing streak in mid De­cem­ber to win six straight. The Tigers have two three-game los­ing streaks fol­lowed by a seven and six-game win­ning streak re­spec­tively.

Al­covy sits sec­ond in the re­gion stand­ings with a half-game lead over Union Grove. They visit the Wolver­ines Mon­day for the first time this sea­son. Mon­day's game is a resched­uled re­gion game.

Al­covy's girls also capped a stel­lar week with a win over Wood­land-Henry. The Lady Tigers took the con­test 68-58.

Al­covy (18-2, 8-0) is the lone team with­out a re­gion loss. On the other side of the re­gion (sub­re­gion 3B-AAAA), it's Fayette County lead­ing the charge at 6-0. Should both teams keep it go­ing, they could meet in the re­gion cham­pi­onship next month with a top seed at the state play­offs on the line.

Al­covy closes out the sea­son with two games against Union Grove and home games against Dutch­town and Jones County. Al­covy's fi­nal three games are at home. East­side girls miss chance to even stand­ings

East­side's boy's fell to 2-9 in Re­gion 4-AAA play af­ter a 67-61 loss to Sandy Creek Fri­day.

Since open­ing the sea­son 4-2, East­side has fallen on hard times. Af­ter Fri­day's loss to, the Ea­gles have won just one of their last 13 games.

East­side has four games re­main­ing to turn things around and earn a higher seed for the re­gion tour­na­ment which starts next month.

East­side's girls were also un­able to knock off Sandy Creek and pull even in the stand­ings. Sandy Creek com­pleted the sea­son sweep with a 49-45 win.

Af­ter fall­ing to the Pa­tri­ots ear­lier this month, East­side's girls could have tied them for the top spot with a win. In­stead, they'll look to se­cure the sec­ond seed with a home game against Stock­bridge Tues­day and three road games to fin­ish the reg­u­lar sea­son.

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