Adairsville girls, boys top Mountaineers for region wins
The Adairsville girls and boys basketball teams both picked up Region 6-AAA wins at home Friday night over North Murray. Both teams came from behind to overcome the Mountaineers. The Lady Tigers won 39-32 and the Tigers collected a 62-54 win. In the girls game, Adairsville trailed 10-6 after one quarter but caught the Lady Mountaineers by halftime, 18-18. Adairsville led 26-21 after three quarters and held on for a seven point win — their second straight in region play. The Lady Tigers were led by Haley Stiles and Lexie Childers with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Lily Palmer scored nine points to lead North Murray. The loss drops the North Murray girls to 3-7 on the year and 0-4 in region play.
Adairsville (5-9, 2-5) return to region action Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Ringgold.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 62, NORTH MURRAY 54
Adairsville’s T.J. Printup, Jr. scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and went 14 for 16 at the free throw line Friday night to help lead the Tigers to a come-from-behind, Region 6-AAA win over North Murray 62-54. Tre Mitchell followed with 22 points for the Tigers. North Murray led 23-13 after the opening eight minutes and was ahead 38-27 at halftime, but the Tigers narrowed the margin to 46-45 heading into the fourth quarter and pulled out an eight point win down the stretch.
The Moutaineers were led by Jan’yous Ross with 19 points. Ty Kendrick scored nine. The loss drops North Murray to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in Regon 6-AAA.
Adairsville (7-5, 3-4) travels to Ringgold for another region matchup Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.