Dadeville falls versus BRHSPublished 10:45am Thursday, January 31, 2013
By Ed Bailey
The boys and girls of Dadeville suffered tough losses at Benjamin Russell this past weekend.
The boys fell 52-47 and the girls lost to the Lady Wildcats 48-46.
The Lady Tigers started slowly, finding themselves down 23-2 at the end of the first.
Dadeville’s girls answered emphatically in the second, outscoring Benjamin Russell 22-7 to head into the break down 30-24.
Laquashous Stowes keyed the big second quarter, scoring nine in the period by way of the three-pointer.
In the third quarter, Dadeville fell behind due to an 8-0 run by BRHS and headed into the final quarter down ten.
The final quarter was dominated by DHS’ Rae Williams, who scored nine of her team-high 17 points in the final stanza.
The Lady Tigers outscored BRHS 14-6 in the final quarter but the deficit was too much to overcome.
DHS boys v. BRHS
The boys also started slowly, but their swoon lasted for the entirety of the first half.
Dadeville’s Terry Toler picked up two quick fouls in the first quarter, and a 10-0 run by Benjamin Russell had Dadeville down 32-20 entering the break.
The Tigers roared back into the game in the third, as the three-ball keyed an 11-2 run in the first 5:25 of the third quarter. Tomas Foster hit two of them.
Dadeville fell behind in the fourth quarter but a 6-0 run cut the deficit down to 46-41.
Toler, who struggled for much of the game, began to assert himself by getting to the free-throw line.
He hit two free throws to get Dadeville within two, as the score stood 49-47 with a minute left.
That would be as close as the Tigers got as the Wildcats used free-throws to seal the game.
Tomas Foster, Jessie Foster and Malik Tolbert led all Tigers with nine points.
Toler had eight points.
“We missed too many free throws and lay-ups,” Dadeville boys basketball coach Rodney Taylor said. “The little things add up and they (BRHS) did more of the little things than we did.”