Wil­liams shuts down New­ton

The Covington News - - SPORTS - JARED WIL­LIAMS sports@cov­news.com

Al­covy took on two ri­vals this week­end and de­feated both.

Af­ter beat­ing East­side on the road Fri­day night, Al­covy wel­comed New­ton Satur­day evening, win­ning 40- 25.

The two teams showed balanced of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive at­tacks in the first half, with Al­covy lead­ing by just one point at in­ter­mis­sion.

The sec­ond half, though, be­longed so­ley to the Tigers ( 3- 2).

Se­nior Ash­ley Wil­liams led the way, putting her team­mates on her back in the fi­nal

two quar­ters for their sec­ond straight vic­tory. Wil­liams fin­ished with 19 points and eight re­bounds, in­clud­ing four on the of­fen­sive glass.

While Wil­liams was dom­i­nat­ing on the in­di­vid­ual stat sheet, Al­covy se­cured the game in the re­bound­ing col­umn. The Tigers had 25 re­bounds, while New­ton ( 2- 2) man­aged 18.

New­ton, who seemed to be play­ing catch up the whole night, just couldn't seem to get it done on ei­ther the of­fen­sive or de­fen­sive end. Ju­niors Pre­cious Price and So­nia For­ney led the Rams with seven points apiece.

Both Al­covy and New­ton con­tinue Re­gion 2- AAAAAA play this week as the Tigers host Druid Hills Tues­day and the Rams wel­come Love­joy to New­ton Tues­day.

The Tigers are akl­ready in their Re­gion 2-AAAAAA sched­ule, fac­ing Druid Hills and Mor­row this week. But East­side is still in non­re­gion play un­til midJan­uary. The Ea­gles travel to Lump­kin County on Fri­day, Jan. 11 for its first Re­gion 8AAAAA matchup of the 2012- 13 sea­son

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Lakeiyah Sor­rells looks to pass the ball against East­side in the first of two ri­valry wins for Al­covy this week­end.

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East­side's Jy­mara Smith (2) drives against Al­covy's Mea­gan Tucker in the Tigers vic­tory on Fri­day night.

Al­covy went on to beat New­ton Satur­day and is now 1-0 in Re­gion 2-AAAAAA play. Al­covy con­tin­ues re­gion play this week, while East­side has to wait un­til a Jan. 11 meet­ing with Lump­kin County to be­gin its re­gion sched­ule.

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