Adairsville boys pull away from Sonoraville; girls falter in 2nd half


The Adairsville boys basketball team rallied in the second half to ultimately pull away in the fourth quarter for a solid 15-point road win over Sonoraville on Tuesday.

Hitting 13 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter allowed the Tigers to effectively seal the win at the foul stripe for a 58-43 win in Region 6-AAA play.

Adairsville (2-2, 2-1) trailed 11-8 after one period and 22-20 at halftime. The Tigers completely flipped the script after halftime, outscoring the home team by a 38-19 margin.

Mason Boswell paced the Tigers with 24 points. He hit four 3-pointers, including a pair in the third quarter, and knocked down 7 of 8 freebies in the final stanza.

Connor and Gaven Crunkleton each had a pair of triples for the Tigers. Connor Crunkleton finished with nine points, while Gaven Crunkleton hit both of his threes in the first quarter and had eight points in the game.

Adairsville will head to Coahulla Creek on Friday before a home contest with Calhoun on Saturday.

Sonoraville 79, Adairsville girls 49

The Adairsville girls led Sonoraville after one quarter and narrowly trailed at halftime, but the Tigers couldn't sustain their success in the second half.

The Phoenix outscored the visitors 48-23 over the final two quarters for a 79-49 win in Region 6-AAA action.

Five different Adairsville players scored in the opening period, as the Tigers took an 11-10 lead. Sonoraville responded in the second quarter, although Adairsville managed to stay within 31-26 at the break.

The Tigers failed to keep up the energy in the third quarter, and the Phoenix cashed in second-chance points. By the start of the fourth period, Sonoraville had its lead up to 18 points at 57-39.

Adairsville (2-4, 0-3) received 18 points from Nakiyah Washington, but no other player scored more than seven. The Tigers hit the road again Friday for a trip to Coahulla Creek.