Adairsville boys rally past Ringgold; girls drop region road game

STAFF REPORT
Posted 1/12/21

The Adairsville boys pulled off a remarkable rally to earn a key Region 6-AAA road win Tuesday at Ringgold. Trailing by seven points entering the fourth quarter, the visiting Tigers managed to hold a …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

Adairsville boys rally past Ringgold; girls drop region road game

Posted

The Adairsville boys pulled off a remarkable rally to earn a key Region 6-AAA road win Tuesday at Ringgold.

Trailing by seven points entering the fourth quarter, the visiting Tigers managed to hold a decisive 23-7 scoring edge over the final 8 minutes for a 71-62 victory.

T.J. Printup poured home 15 of his 28 points in the final stanza to lift Adairsville back to .500 in region play. The junior connected twice beyond the arc in the period. He also did so in the first quarter, but Ringgold still sprinted to a 27-17 lead after one.

Tre Mitchell posted six of his 10 points in the second quarter to help Adairsville (8-5, 4-4) pull within 39-32 by halftime. Both teams posted 16 points in the third period to maintain the hosts' seven-point advantage.

Next up for Adairsville is a non-region trip Saturday to Pickens.

Ringgold 67, Adairsville girls 43

The Adairsville girls couldn't pull off a Region 6-AAA road upset Tuesday at Ringgold.

However, the visitors showcased some of their improvement in the 67-43 defeat. In comparison to the teams' prior meeting, Adairsville allowed fewer points and scored more, as well, despite being away from home this time.

Adairsville (5-10, 2-6) really got off to a good start. Haley Stiles recorded eight of her 15 points to give the local Tigers a 16-11 edge after one quarter.

Ringgold bounced back to claim a 36-23 halftime lead and expanded the advantage to 57-37 by the start of the final period.

Tuesday's game marked the lone region contest of the week for Adairsville, which received two 3-pointers and eight points total from MaKayla Wade. Instead, the locals will play Saturday at Pickens.