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BEST moments in basketball

The basketball regular season is long gone and most teams in the county have seen their respective season come to an end in the state playoffs. Looking back on this season, it was filled with great moments, rivalry wins, buzzer-beaters and upsets. Here are some of the photos that capture those moments.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Rams/Lady Tigers ousted in playoffs

After coming so close to winning the Region 2-AAAAAA championship, the No. 2 seed Newton Lady Rams hosted the Lady Packers of Colquitt in the first round of the state tournament on Wednesday evening. Newton definitely did not come out with the same energy they had in the region championship, but they did have late push to be in the position to with the game. Ultimately, Newton came up short and was defeated 46-42.

February 18, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Tucker dismantles Alcovy

Having great vision, strength, deceptive speed and uncapped energy is what you need to crush a team on your home court, and that's what Tucker did to the Alcovy Lady Tigers, dismantling them in a double-digit victory. From start to finish, Tucker kept the lead, and never looked back.

February 14, 2015 | Jameel Shareef | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 2/02

Ayanna Wimbush (Alcovy), Darvin Jones (Newton) and Janelle Cook (Eastside) are the athletes of the week.

February 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Bell signs with Albany

Alcovy safety/receiver D'Anthony Bell was the school's only National Signing Day signee and Bell chose to further his football career at Albany State. Alcovy will announce more signees in the coming weeks.

February 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 1/26

Jaquan Sims (Newton), Tierra Hodges (Alcovy) and Tierra Smith (Eastside) are the athletes of the week.

February 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 1/19

Arlana Barnes (Alcovy), D.J. Hill (Newton) and Raytavious Jackson (Eastside) headline this week's athletes of the week.

January 25, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers DROP Lady Rams

Up until Friday, Newton hadn't lost a region game all season. They traveled down the road to face region opponent and county rival Alcovy on Friday, and Friday night the Lady Tigers ended the Lady Rams' unbeaten region record.

January 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Pick & roll: Sears to Hodges

The pick and roll is such an astoundingly simple play, yet it can be the foundation of a team's offense and it can be virtually impossible to stop. Under head coach David Baker, the Lady Tigers use the pick and roll to get their offense going almost exclusively. Still, teams have trouble stopping it.

January 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers knock off Newton/NHS boys win big

The last time the Lady Rams and the Lady Tigers played, Newton won on a putback buzzer beater from Alexcia Chatman at home. This time Alcovy's girls didn't let the game come down to one final shot as they used the second half to run off to a 60-51 victory over Newton, giving Newton its first region loss of the season.

January 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Athletes of the week: 1/05

Ny'tauja Mckinnon, Keidra Sears and Raynesha Clay have been named Newton's, Alcovy's and Eastside's athletes of the week respectively.

January 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Tigers dominate/Boys lose big

Alcovy continued to cement its position as a threat to win the region with a dominant 55-36 win against neighboring county rival, Rockdale County.

January 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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Alcovy's Banks Athlete of the Week

After scoring a game-high 28 points against Morrow, Alcovy guard Cameron Banks has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.

February 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy Athlete of the Week: Hodges

After leading the Lady Tigers in scoring in back-to-back games, Alcovy forward Tierra Hodges has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.

January 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Levi's status unclear

Alcovy High School boys' basketball coach Jabari Levi is on a health-related leave of absence from the Tigers' program, and his future with the program is unclear.

January 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lady Tigers hang on against Morrow

Coach David Baker's Alcovy Lady Tigers almost learned the hard way that they have to play all four quarters as they withstood a furious fourth-quarter comeback by the Morrow Lady Mustangs before securing a harder-that-it-should-have-been 61-52 victory.

January 22, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Mustangs gallop past Alcovy

The Alcovy boys basketball team earned an "A" for effort, but in the end, the Morrow Mustangs had too much height and a deeper bench, knocking off the Tigers 97-65 in a Region 2-AAAAAA tilt Tuesday night.

January 22, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Area softball players earn region accolades

Eight Alcovy and Newton High School softball players earned Region 2-AAAAAA all-region honors, the region announced last week, with the Tigers headlining the programs with three first-team selections.

January 21, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lions roar past Alcovy

The Alcovy Tigers boys varsity basketball team dropped its 11th consecutive game Tuesday night, falling 82-45 to Luella in Region 2-AAAAAA action on the road.

January 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Athlete of the Week: Alcovy's Waneisha Morris

For her efforts on the basketball court this week, Alcovy senior Waneisha Morris has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.

January 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy struggles against Bulldogs

With a 19-point lead well into the fourth quarter Friday night, Rockdale sophomore Jalen Jordan let Bulldog fans know that he had arrived.

January 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Slow start deters Alcovy

Alcovy point guard Waneisha Morris broke the 20-point mark Friday night in region action, but the senior's 26-point effort wasn't enough to overcome visiting Rockdale County, as the Lady Tigers fell 70-56 at home.

January 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy stumbles on the road against Wildcats

Miscues at the free-throw line doomed the Alcovy girls varsity basketball team Friday night on the road, as the Lady Tigers fell 46-39 in region play to Lovejoy.

January 04, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Junior Wimbush easing into leading role with Lady Tigers

It hasn't been a smooth transition at times this season for the Alcovy girls varsity basketball team, but if the effort and attitude displayed by junior guard Ayanna Wimbush are any indication, then the Lady Tigers aren't down in the dumps – they're eager to get better. Wimbush, a junior who helped to pace the Lady Tigers to a 22-7 overall record and a perfect 12-0 mark in region play a season ago, has had to take on a more demanding role than the one she held in the past.

December 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Edwards faces Aggies in homecoming

It might not have been a white Christmas for Duke redshirt freshman DeVon Edwards, but the Blue Devils' defensive back wouldn't have it any other way.

December 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Westlake sweeps Tigers

The Alcovy boys varsity basketball team dropped its sixth game of the season Saturday on the road, falling 82-42 to Westlake in non-region play.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers fall to Westlake

The Alcovy boys varsity basketball team dropped its sixth game of the season Saturday on the road, falling 82-42 to Westlake in non-region play.

December 16, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


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