It was a crosstown clash Saturday evening as the Tigers of Alcovy traveled 13.6 miles to Eastside High School to take on the Eagles. It was great atmosphere at the game and both schools took home a win.
The girls’ game was won in blowout fashion by Alcovy. Though Eastside got out to an early 9-2 lead, the Lady Tigers dominated the game from that point on, defeating Eastside 59-31. Tierra Hodges led the way for Alcovy with 21 points; also Keidra Sears pitched in with 14 points. The Lady Eagles were led by Teirra Brown with 10 points.
Alcovy’s slow start led to the thinking that it would be a close game throughout, but from the second quarter on, the Lady Tigers showed that they were clearly the better team. Alcovy’s defense seemed too much for Eastside to handle. The Lady Eagles were held to a total of nine points in the entire second half.
The Lady Tigers will be heading into their region schedule on Tuesday, as they will take on another crosstown rival in Newton.
“We are definitely not where we want to be,” David Baker, Alcovy head coach, said. “But, I have confidence if these girls just do what we do best we’ll come out on top.”
The boys did come out and give us a much closer game than the ladies did. Both teams had their moments when it seemed they controlled the game, but Eastside made the plays to win the game 58-50.
The lead was never more than nine points throughout the game. Eastside guards Isaiah Miller and Timothy Haynes each had 12 points. Alcovy was led by their big man Darnell Jefferies with 17 points.
Eastside looked a little sloppy coming off a late Friday-night lost. They missed a lot of free-throws and even missed two dunks on fast-breaks. Alcovy’s defense kept them in the game, by forcing turnovers and taking good fouls. However, their offense couldn’t never really find a rhythm. Though they missed free-throws throughout the game, Eastside hit nine of them late in the fourth quarter to seal the game.