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Nic Gaddis brings the ball down the court for the Wolverines Friday night. Gaddis made the winning basket for the Wolverines Tuesday night at Model. His free throw put Dade up by one over the Blue Devils, 71-70.
 

By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher

 

The Dade County Wolverine basketball team traveled to Model last week to face the Blue Devils in a key region game.

The Wolverines and Blue Devils traded baskets in the first quarter with the Wolverines finding themselves down by a point at the end of the quarter 17-16.

Finding their shooting range in the second quarter the Wolverines built a big halftime lead as they outscored the host Blue Devils 24-11 to lead 40-28.

The third quarter was a repeat of the first as the teams matched baskets and heading into the fourth quarter Dade still held its 12 point lead, 57-45.

Model made a run at the Wolverines in the fourth quarter and with less than 10 seconds left tied the game at 70-70.

Nic Gaddis was fouled with four seconds remaining in the game and after missing the first of his two free throws he sank the second one to give the Wolverines a hard fought 71-70 road win.

Cole Birchfield led the Wolverines with 25 points and he also grabbed 11 rebounds. Clynt Bell was close behind with 24 points, hitting six three point shots.

Gaddis scored eight points but also had seven rebounds and eight assists. Dustin Howard grabbed nine rebounds as well.

 

Dade     16   24   17   14   71

Model   17   11   17   25   70

 

Dade (71)-Cole Birchfield 25, Howard 2, Chitwood, Sharp 2, Smith, Clynt Bell 24, Gaddis 8, Walden 3, Page 7

Three Point Field Goals:  Dade 12 (Birchfield 3, Bell 6, Gaddis, Walden, Page) 

Other highlights:  Birchfield 11r; Gaddis 7r, 8a; Howard 9r; Page 6r

 

On Friday night the Wolverines hosted the Armuchee Indians and the game was over early.

The Wolverines jumped out to a big lead and never looked back as the outmanned Indians could do little to slow the host.

By the end of the first quarter Dade was on top 17-4 and coasting.

While the Indians found their shooting range somewhat in the second quarter it was too little too late as the high octane Wolverines continued their attack.

By the end of the first half the Wolverines were up 45-21.

The Wolverines didn’t let up in the third quarter as they built on their big lead by outscoring the Indians 23-13 to lead 68-34.

With the big lead the final quarter was only six minutes long with the clock running.

The Wolverines, getting everyone in the game, still managed to outscore the visiting Indians 10-4 and claimed an easy 78-38 win.

With the win the Wolverines are now 6-3 in region play and 14-5 overall.

Bell led Dade with 29 points, hitting nine three point shots. Birchfield scored 17 and also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out six assists. Howard had another big game rebounding as he grabbed 12 to go along with his seven points.

The Wolverines have a pair of road games this week, at Murray County on Tuesday and at Chattooga on Friday before hosting the Coosa Eagles on Saturday.

The junior varsity teams will begin play at noon Saturday and varsity action begins at 3 p.m.

 

Armuchee  4  17   13   4   38

Dade        17  28   23  10  78

 

Dade (78)-Mai 2, Cole Birchfield 17, Stephens, Castleberry, Howard 7, Chitwood 1, Sharp 6, Smith 4, Clynt Bell 29, Gaddis 7, Walden, Cole, Page 5, Lawrence

Three Point Field Goals:  Dade 15 (Birchfield 3, Bell 9, Gaddis 2, Page)

Other highlights:  Birchfield 12r, 6a; Howard 12r; Page 7r 


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