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Alcovy basketball puts on a show with blowout victories
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It was a wonderful night at Alcovy as the boys (2-7, 0-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) defeated Chattahoochee County 86-52 and the girls (7-2, 0-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) nearly doubled the boys’ win margin, defeating the Lady Panthers 72-9.

The girls

The game was over in the first two minutes for Chattahoochee County as the Lady Tigers jumped on them quick and kept a foot on their neck in a rout that saw Alcovy hold the Lady Panthers under double digits.

Alcovy started the game on fire, scoring 10 points in the first minute of play. After starting the game on a 14-0 run, head coach Kevin Furtado brought in a fresh five off the bench.

The Lady Panthers broke the scoreless streak with a little more than five minutes to go to make it 16-2, Alcovy. Alcovy’s defense swarmed to ball-handlers and forced turnovers early in the contest that led to easy Lady Tiger baskets. The Lady Tigers ended the quarter up 24-4 in complete control.

Lauren Hill finished the Lady Tigers 16-0 run in the second period with a layup that got the crowd excited and forced a Chattahoochee timeout. Alcovy finished the first half up 42-4.

Hill had 12 points at the half and Tierra Hodges and Quantasia Perry each added 10.

The gigantic lead resulted in the mercy rule, setting each remaining period with six minutes to play instead of the usual eight minutes. Alcovy held Chattahoochee without a field goal until there was almost three minutes left to play in the final frame.

Hodges and Perry finished with 18 points each.

The boys

Alcovy opened the game with a basket and after a defensive stop, Cosby added a putback and-one to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead early.

Pascal got his third basket of the night in the first two minutes of the contest giving Alcovy an 11-0 lead and forcing a Panther timeout. Head coach Mack Hardwick emptied the bench after the Tigers were able to take a 15-0 lead at the 4:42 mark of the first.

The Panthers were able to climb back in the game cutting the deficit to 12 with 1:04 to play in the first, 21-9, Alcovy. The Tiggers extended the lead yo 25-9 to end the period.

An alley from Pascal to Cosby gave Alcovy a 32-9 lead and got a rise out of the crowd.

Pascal drained a three at the halftime buzzer giving the Tigers a 50-28 lead at the break. Alcovy would extend its lead by as many as 36 points in the third period highlighted by a couple of acrobatic plays from the Tigers and one sensational dunk from Cosby.

Up 72-41 at the end of third frame, Alcovy earned the mercy rule and the final frame started with six minutes to play. The Tigers earned their second win of the season in the lopsided victory.