The Adairsville girls basketball team fell behind early, rallied to eventually take a one-point lead in the fourth quarter, but eventually succumbed to visiting Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe Tuesday night, 57-48.
The Lady Tigers trailed 17-9 after one quarter, 28-25 at halftime, and 39-38 after three quarters before taking a brief lead in the final period.
Macey Gregg led the Lady Warriors with 33 points, but it was Milijah Williams’ two late three-pointers that put LFO ahead for good. Williams finished with 14 points.
Nakiyah Washington and Havyn Isaac led Adairsville with 13 points each. Josie Summerville followed with nine points. Breeana Wilson totaled six and Jilleyah Mitchell scored three points. Aaliyah Applin and Lori Cimino added two points each.
“This was our best effort of the season by far,” noted Lady Tigers head coach Michael Roberson. “I’m looking forward to Friday to see how we follow it up.”
Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe improved to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in Region 6-AAA.
The Lady Tigers (1-7, 0-3) host Bremen Friday at 7 p.m.
LAKEVIEW-FT. OGLETHORPE BOYS 55, ADAIRSVILLE 48
The visiting Warriors had three players to score in double figures in a Region 6-AAA win at Adairsville Tuesday night.
Jacob King led Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe with 16 points, followed by Andrew Brock with 11 and Ruddy Ware with 10 points.
LFO led 20-13 after one quarter and 31-17 at halftime. The Warriors held a 41-28 edge after three quarters.
Hunter Hice led the Tigers with 16 points. Cody Henderson scored 11. Gaven Crunkelton totaled eight points for Adairsville, followed by Savaun Henderson with six, Jonathan Jarrett three, and Mason Boswell two points. Grayson Dailey and Jesse O’Kelley added one point apiece.
LFO improved to 3-5 overall and 3-0 in Region 6-AAA.
Adairsville (1-8, 0-4) hosts Bremen Friday night.