By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County Lady Wolverine basketball season came to an end last week when the team traveled to Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross for the first round of the state tournament.
The Lady Wolverines faced the second seeded team from Region 6 in the first round game.
If having traveled to Norcross wasn’t enough, the Lady Wolverines then had to play in the 6,000 seat gym of the host team.
The Lady Wolverines were also playing short-handed as Sarah Reid didn’t make the trip due to illness.
The first quarter was back and forth as both teams swapped baskets and play at a fast pace.
At the end of the quarter GAC had built a 19-15 lead and it appeared it would be a close game as the two teams came ready to play.
The GAC depth began to show in the second quarter however as they pulled away from the out-manned Lady Wolverines.
By the end of the first half GAC had built a 19 point lead, outscoring the Lady Wolverines 20-5 in the second quarter, and headed into the locker room up 39-20.
The second half didn’t get any better for the Lady Wolverines as a balanced GAC team continued to dominate both ends of the court and at the end of the third quarter led 57-27.
The fourth quarter proved to be more of the same as GAC continued to dominate and when the final buzzer sounded GAC came away with a 68-30 win.
The Lady Wolverines were led by Erika Woodfin with 10 points while Ansley Chilton finished with nine and Lindsey Tinker finished with six.
The Lady Wolverines season ended with a 21-7 overall record and marked the end of a great career for several seniors.
GAC finished the game with five players in double figures with Brianna Cummings and CiiCii Buford leading the way with 16 points each.
Dade 15 5 7 3 30
GAC 19 20 18 11 68
Dade County (30) – Tinker 6, T. Gass 3, Erika Woodfin 10, Lacy, Vidal, H. Gass, Chilton 9, Breeden 2, Bradford, Bonner.
3 point goals: Dade County (Tinker, T. Gass, Woodfin 2, Chilton)