The Adairsville High boys basketball team played tough team defense and made enough crucial free throws down the stretch to earn a big Region 6-AAA win over Sonoraville Tuesday at home, 49-44.
Facing a team two games ahead of the Tigers in the region standings, Adairsville got off to a strong with a 16-10 run in the first quarter.
However, the Tigers couldn’t find the bottom of the net in the second quarter, scoring just four points as Sonoraville took a 25-20 lead into halftime.
Sonoraville extended that lead to 39-33 entering the fourth, but Adairsville allowed just five Sonoraville points in the fourth quarter, allowing the Tigers to come back and win.
Savaun Henderson had nine points in the fourth quarter, and even though Adairsville made just 6-of-11 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, it was enough to earn the win.
Henderson finished with 12 points, while Gaven Crunkelton had 13 to lead the way for the Tigers.
Adairsville now moves to 8-10 overall and 5-6 in Region 6-AAA with the win, with another game upcoming Friday at Coahulla Creek.
Paulding County 81, Woodland boys 47
The Woodland High boys basketball team was no match Tuesday for Paulding County, as the Patriots got up early and progressively increased their lead until the final buzzer sounded with an 81-47 final.
Paulding County outscored the Wildcats in each quarter, leading 19-10 after one period of play and went into the halftime locker room with a 43-26 lead.
Woodland was led in the game by DiAnthony Heathcock’s 21 points and Jaden Johnson’s 13, but no other player scored more than four points for Woodland.
With the loss, the Wildcats now move to 2-17 on the year and 0-11 in Region 7-AAAAA, with the next game coming Friday at home against the fifth-ranked team in Class 5A, Kell.