Adairsville teams lose region games at home Saturday
It has been a roller-coaster early season ride for the Adairsville Tigers. Adairsville is the only team to have knocked off first place North Murray, but after dropping a 53-49 game to Murray County Saturday, the Tigers have also lost to two of the teams at the bottom of the Region 6-AAA standings. Adairsville led 16-6 after one quarter behind a trio of three-pointers by Mason Boswell, but the visiting Indians narrowed the margin to 25-19 by halftime and took a 35-34 lead into the fourth quarter. Boswell finished with 23 points to lead Adairsville in scoring. Danarous Johnson followed with 14 for the Tigers. Murray County improved to 6-7 overall and 3-5 in region play. Adairsville (4-5, 4-4) travels to Cass Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
MURRAY COUNTY 54, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 46 Visiting Murray County grabbed a 21-9 advantage in the game’s first eight minutes and then held off a charge by the Adairsville girls for an eight-point region win. Adairsville limited the visiting Lady Indians to only seven points in the second quarter to get back into the game 28-20 at halftime, but the Lady Tigers’ struggled at the free throw line in the second half and could not make up the total deficit. Nakiyah Washington led Adairsville with 16 points. Aaliyah Applin followed with 12 points — all in the second half. Murray County improved to 7-6 overall and 5-3 with their victory. Adairsville (3-8, 1-7) plays at Cass Tuesday at 6 p.m.