Slow start, Tigers rollPublished 9:39am Wednesday, December 5, 2012
There was the Dadeville Tiger boys basketball team that played in the first half, and the Dadeville Tiger boys basketball team that played in the second half last night against Beulah High School at home.
The Tigers overcame an early deficit and a tie game at half for their first area win of the season over the Bobcats of Beulah, 82-49.
Beulah started the game with a 10-3 lead early on the Tigers, who seemed sluggish offensively, and unaggressive defensively.
Dadeville managed to close the gap at 16-10 to end the first quarter.
The Tigers took their first lead of the game with six minutes remaining in the half off of a Quin Green and-1 lay-up that took the score to 19-17.
However, Beulah answered back with a 25-21 lead and after the three-point shot by Tomas Foster brought the Tigers closer, the half ended with a lay-up by Jay Foster to give Dadeville a 34-32 lead and Beulah responded to tie the game at the half 34-34.
But the Tigers had seemingly had enough of the bobcats hanging around when they took the floor in the second half.
Dadeville out-scored Beulah 29-8 in the third quarter and took a 63-42 lead into the final period.
The run essentially iced the game as the teams went into the fourth quarter.
The Tigers continued to pile it one with fast transition game and tough defense to the final score of 82-49.
Beulah only scored 15 second half points.
Tomas Foster led Dadeville with 20 points, while Terry Toler added 12 and Green had 10.
“We were out of whack in the first half,” Dadeville head coach Rodney Taylor said.
“The guys came out and did what we asked them to do in the second half and hit the boards hard and it made a difference.”