Ring­gold teams pick up pace af­ter ini­tial losses

The Catoosa County News - - SPORTS - By Scott Herpst [email protected]

The Ring­gold Lady Tigers trailed 28-20 at half­time on Satur­day (Nov. 17) and fell to Class AAAA North­west Whit­field, 53-36, in the sea­son opener in Tun­nel Hill.

Ri­ley Nayadley had 10 points for Ring­gold, fol­lowed by Mag­gie Reed with nine and Rachel Ak­ers with eight. Baileigh Pitts had five points. Sydney Pittman fin­ished with three and Shelby Cole added one to round out the scor­ing.

Two nights later, back at Ridge­land for the an­nual Thanks­giv­ing Clas­sic, the Lady Tigers got 19 points from Ak­ers - eight com­ing in the first quar­ter - as they took care of Notre Dame, 53-44.

Nayadley had 13 points. Cole dropped in 11 points, while Pittman and Reed had five points each.

Ring­gold got its of­fense cranked up last Wed­nes­day night with a 76-33 win over Ridge­land on the fi­nal night of the 2018 Ridge­land Thanks­giv­ing Clas­sic.

Ak­ers had 15 points for Ring­gold (2-1) in a bal­anced scor­ing ef­fort. Cole added 12 points, while Nayadley fin­ished with 11. Reed had nine points, fol­lowed by Pittman with eight, Pitts and Wendy Hamby with seven, Rachel Lopez with four, Addi Broome with two and Faith Bryson with one.

The Ring­gold boys also opened the sea­son with an iden­ti­cal 2-1 record.

Against the Bru­ins, North­west claimed a 59-40 vic­tory af­ter hold­ing a nar­row 26-20 lead at the break.

Lo­gan Hul­len­der had 12 points for Ring­gold. Cade Nayadley had eight points, fol­lowed by Jack­son House with six, Chan­dler John­son with four and Lo­gan Mur­phy with two.

The Tigers opened play in the Ridge­land Thanks­giv­ing Clas­sic last Mon­day and led wire-to-wire in a 72-52 vic­tory over Chat­tanooga Notre Dame.

Ring­gold erupted for 24 first-quar­ter points and built a 41-20 lead at in­ter­mis­sion. The Ir­ish would get no closer than 15 points in the sec­ond half as the Tigers coasted to the vic­tory.

Hul­len­der and Blake Gold­smith had 19 points apiece in the vic­tory, while Nayadley added 15 points. House had five points, fol­lowed by Dal­ton Green with four. Mur­phy and Daniel Fow had three points apiece, with Colin Moun­tjoy adding the last two.

On Wed­nes­day night, Ring­gold saw a six­point half­time lead shrink to one with less than a minute to play in the third quar­ter. How­ever, the Tigers would reel off a 9-0 run and the Pan­thers would man­age just two points in the fourth as the vis­i­tors from Ca­toosa County went on to the 45-33 vic­tory.

Hul­len­der had 15 points and Gold­smith had 14 for the Tigers. Nayadley added a dozen points, while John­son and House scored two points apiece.

Ring­gold was sched­uled to open Re­gion 6-AAA play this Tues­day when they travel to Adairsville and the Tigers and Lady Tigers will go back on the road Fri­day night for re­gion games at Sono­rav­ille.

Sydney Pittman cruises in for a bas­ket dur­ing the Lady Tigers’ vic­tory over Chat­tanooga Notre Dame dur­ing the Ridge­land Thanks­giv­ing Clas­sic.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.