Tigers pull away late for important region win


T.J. Printup, Jr. scored a game-high 33 points in the Tigers' 71-62 win Tuesday over Coahulla Creek. Photo by Randy Parker, Bartow Sports Images

The Adairsville Tigers boys basketball team earned an important Region 6-AAA win Tuesday night at home, defeating Coahulla Creek 71-62.

T.J. Printup, Jr. led all scorers in the game with 33 points. Tucker Deams also reached double figures for the Tigers with 13.

In a back-and-forth contest, the two teams were knotted at 21 each after one quarter. The visiting Colts, fresh off a big region win over Rockmart last Friday, took a 40-38 lead to halftime but Adairsville rallied to lead 55-54 heading into the final quarter.

The Tigers pulled away down the stretch and outscored Coahulla Creek 16-8 over the final eight minutes.

Will Locke and Riley Mutter led the Colts attack with 23 and 12 points, respectively.

Evan Smith came off the bench with a nice defensive effort and added eight points for the Tigers. Tre Mitchell contributed five. Hayden Poarch, Jacob Silvers, and Zac Weaver scored three each. Zac Postell finished with two points and Conner Crunkelton was credited with a top-notch defensive effort while competing on a sore ankle. Crunkelton scored one point.

The loss drops Coahulla Creek to 6-3 on the season and 3-2 in Region 6-AAA.

Adairsville (4-2, 2-2) travels to Murray County Friday for an 8:30 p.m. start.


COAHULLA CREEK 71, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 26

The Coahulla Creek girls took a 24-4 lead in the first quarter and extended their lead each period. The Colts led 47-12 at halftime and 61-20 after three quarters.

Coahulla Creek had five players reach double figure scoring led by Katelyn Richards with 15 points. Brinkley Reed scored 14. Kenley Woods and Ema Turner contributed 11 each and Jillian Poe added 10.

Hannah Hollingsworth led Adairsville with 10 points. Ya’Torrean Hale added five for the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Colts improved to 8-1 on the season and 4-1 in Region 6-AAA.

Adairsville (2-6, 0-4) travels to Murray County Friday for a 7 p.m. start.

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