Alcovy pulled off perhaps its biggest win of the season Saturday when the Tigers came away with a 59-53 victory over Chamblee.
Devon Edwards and DeAndre Butler came up big down the stretch as the ninth-ranked Tigers improved to 19-3 overall. Edwards, who led the way for the Tigers with 15 points, went 7-for-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and Butler hit two key 3-pointers in the final period to lead the Alcovy push.
Michael Tucker was also in double figures for Alcovy. He finished with 10.
After defeating nationally-ranked Miller Grove two weeks ago, Chamblee came in with a target on its back and the Tigers aim was right on. Jade McClendon led all scorers with 23 for Chamblee while Jack Jones added 17. But Alcovy's balance and clutch play down the stretch proved to be the difference.
The win pulled the Tigers even with their female counterparts after Alcovy's girls lost to Chamblee in the opening game of the night for the varsity squads. In the girls' game, Megan Tucker, Ashley Williams and Lakeiyah Sorrells all scored in double figures but nobody had an answer for the tandem of Bre McDonald and Lucy Mason who scored 28 and 20 points respectively. McLendon in particular was a tough guard all night and she used her size and quickness to score inside and out.