Adairsville basketball preparing for 2018-19 slate
The Adairsville High School basketball teams will be looking to make their marks in Region 6-AAA of the Georgia High School Association again this season with the Lady Tigers tipping-off their season Monday, November 19 at the Armuchee Thanksgiving Tournament. The Tigers will start their regular season a bit later on Tuesday, November 27.
The Lady Tigers, who were 3-22 last season and 1-11 in Region 6-AAA, will be seeking their first winning season since going 13-10 in 2013-14.
The Tigers were 14-13 last year and finished in the middle of the pack in region play after qualifying for the Class AAA state tournament the season before.
Both teams will face the stiff competition of Region 6-AAA with Coahulla Creek, Sonoraville, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, and Haralson County the four teams to qualify for the girls’ state tournament in 2017-18. Haralson County won two rounds before falling to Tattnall County in the state quarterfinals.
On the boys’ side of Region 6-AAA, all four state qualifying teams last season — Sonoraville, Bremen, Ringgold, and Calhoun — were eliminated in opening round games.
Two other schools, Murray County and North Murray, will also be included in Adairsville’s region that includes nine schools.
In non-region action, the Lady Tigers will play Woodland Monday, November 19 in the opening round of the Armuchee Thanksgiving Tournament. Adairsville will also face Cartersville the following day at the Armuchee event in Rome.
The Adairsville girls will play non-region games against Southeast Whitfield, at Cass, at Cartersville, and will play three games at home in the Ace Hardware Christmas Clash December 27-29. The Lady Tigers will open that tournament against North Cobb Christian.
Outside of their region schedule, the Tigers will play Cass and Rockmart as well as three games in the Christmas Clash. Adairsville will open the tournament between Christmas and New Year’s Day against Excel Christian Academy.
Adairsville High School Lady Tigers
Head Coach: Michael Roberson Assistants: Melissa Winters, Lauren Zarefoss, Julia Roberson
Havyn Isaac, Coriana McDaniel, Nakiyah Washington, and Breeana Wilson
Potential starters and top expected contributors:
Competition within makes it wide-open. Others that will push last year's starters for a spot: Lori Cimino, Alexa Varner, Ji'Leyah Mitchell, Chezne McConnell, and Aaliyah Applin
Remainder of varsity roster:
Alexia Crisp, Kaitlynn Stiles, and Aubrei Atchley
Coach Roberson on expectations for this year’s Lady Tigers:
Each day we want to be better than yesterday. Our expectation and goal is to compete every day at practice or in a game. In the end, we want to be one of the top four teams in our very strong region.
We have a good group of freshmen this year, 10 total, who will compete every day and will push the returning players. We believe this will help create a healthy competitive environment in practice each day. We didn't have that consistently last year.
Adairsville High School Tigers Head Coach: Alex Disbrow Assistant: Tarvis Scott
Gaven Crunkleton, Mason Boswell
New potential starters and top expected contributors:
D'Narous Johnson, Savuan Henderson, Malachi Gardner, Derrick Simmons, Tyshawn Savage
Coach Disbrow on expectations and goals for this year's team:
To incrementally improve every drill and every day until winning games is a by-product of our process.