Tigers bully Beauregard, 68-46Published 10:51am Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Thanks to a punishing inside advantage that fueled a second-half surge, the Dadeville Tigers rang up their fifth straight win, handling the Hornets of Beauregard High School 68-46.
The win brings DHS’ record to 13-5, and keeps its area record spotless at 5-0.
Terry Toler was the high point man, scoring 22. He also had eight rebounds.
Tony Holloway was a force off the bench, notching a double-double. He scored 10 points and gravitated to the glass, getting 16 boards.
“Tony can play,” DHS boys basketball coach Rodney Taylor said.“He’s a 10th grader, a young kid that we’re working with but his talent is tremendous. He’s played organized basketball for only two years but his energy level, his excitement and the things he can do are tremendous.”
The first half was tightly contested and Dadeville headed into the break up 26-24.
“I was disappointed in our bunch in the first half,” Taylor said. “I didn’t think we played with a lot of energy and we weren’t aggressive in attacking the basket. I got my blood boiling a little bit.”
The second half was a much different story, as Dadeville dominated the glass, earning numerous second and third chances to score due to relentless rebounding.
DHS out-scored Beauregard 42-22 in the second half to put it out of reach.
“I thought in the second half we came out with more of an attack mind-set,” Taylor said.
Next for Dadeville will be hosting Central-Coosa at home.
CCHS comes in on a hot streak, and with CCHS’ star guard Xavier Moon, Taylor knows the team will be a challenge.
“You don’t stop this kid,” Taylor said of Moon. “If we can contain him and execute offensively, we’ll be in good shape. Our focus will be on him.”