Newton sweeps Tigers
The Newton boys and girls varsity basketball teams finished their season sweep of Alcovy Friday on the road.
After leading the Lady Tigers in scoring in back-to-back games, Alcovy forward Tierra Hodges has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.
Hodges led Alcovy with 13 points in the Lady Tigers' Friday night loss to rival Newton, but helped the Lady Tigers to a 61-52 victory over region opponent Morrow on the road Tuesday night with 26 points.
Against the Lady Mustangs, Hodges scored the Lady Tigers' first eight points, helping Alcovy to a 16-8 first-quarter lead.
Against Newton, Hodges scored six points in the third quarter, in which Alcovy was out- scored by just a point against the visiting Lady Rams. Hodges scored in all four quarters against Newton, chipping in a total of eight points in the second half.
Alcovy has the weekend off before returning to action Tuesday at home against Lovejoy. The matchup is the last for the Lady Tigers in January.
Alcovy forward Tierra Hodges has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week after leading the Tigers in scoring against Newton and Morrow.