Tigers come up short in bid for state tournament

STAFF REPORT
Posted 2/17/21

The Adairsville girls basketball team couldn't upset Rockmart for the second time in less than a week, falling to the Yellow Jackets in the Region 6-AAA tournament. With the 68-46 loss Wednesday …

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.

Tigers come up short in bid for state tournament

Posted

The Adairsville girls basketball team couldn't upset Rockmart for the second time in less than a week, falling to the Yellow Jackets in the Region 6-AAA tournament.

With the 68-46 loss Wednesday at Sonoraville, the seventh-seeded Tigers see their season end. Adairsville finished with an 8-19 record, including a 3-3 mark in February, during Melissa Winters' first season at the helm.

Meanwhile, No. 3 seed Rockmart avenges a 55-53 loss from last Friday, advances to the semifinals and punches a ticket to the Class 3A state tournament.

The Tigers only trailed 14-12 after the first quarter Wednesday before things got out of hand in the second period. Armed with a 32-16 advantage entering the second half, the Jackets extended their lead to 52-27 at the start of the fourth quarter.

Lexie Childers racked up nearly half of Adairsville's points. The junior sank four 3-pointers as part of a 22-point effort on 9-of-15 shooting.

MaKayla Wade went 3-for-8 from downtown for nine points. However, no other Tiger scored more than four points.