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