Tigers advance, Lady Tigers fall in openers at Mountain Top Tourney
The Adairsville boys basketball team defeated White County 57-53 Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Mountain Top Tournament at Fannin County to extend their current win streak to four games.
The Tigers were led by Cody Henderson and Mason Boswell with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Adairsville trailed 14-13 after one quarter and 29-28 at halftime, before taking the lead after three periods, 45-39.
Austin Rowland and Austin Harris led White County with 11 and 10 points.
Rounding out the scoring ledger for Adairsville were Hunter Hice 8, Grayson Dailey 6, Malachi Gardner and Gaven Crunkelton 5 each, Savaun Henderson and Ethan Belcher 4, and Jesse O’Kelley 3 points.
White County slipped to 8-4 on the year with the loss.
Adairsville (5-6) plays Christian Heritage in the semifinals Friday at 3:30 p.m. The Lions (9-0) defeated Pickens 76-48 Thursday in the opening round.
WHITE COUNTY GIRLS 81, ADAIRSVILLE 47
White County outscored Adairsville 22-10 in the third quarter Thursday afternoon to pull away from the Lady Tigers in an 81-47 decision.
Adairsville led 20-19 after one quarter and trailed by only five at halftime behind a 16-point first half effort by Josie Summerville. Unfortunately, she was blanked in the second half as the Lady Warriors took control.
Dasha Cannon had a game-high 20 points to lead White County. She was followed by Madi Phillips with 16 points. Kayleigh Johnson and Naomi Crumley added 10 each for the Warriors. Nakiyah Washington matched Summerville with 16 points to help lead the Lady Tigers. Alexa Varner scored nine points. Breeana Wilson added three points. Corianna McDaniel and Havyn Isaac contributed two points each.
White County improved to 9-4 with their win and will play Pickens Friday in the tournament semifinals.
Adairsville (2-10) plays Christian Heritage Friday at 11 a.m. in a consolation game. Christian Heritage (9-2) lost an opening round game to Pickens, 50-45.