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PREP BASKETBALL: Eastside sweeps Alcovy in regular season finale, Tigers positioned for region tournament
Caleb Woods
Eastside's Caleb Woods knocks down one of his four 3-pointers, en route to a game-high 22 points as the Eagles defeated cross town rival, Alcovy Saturday night. -photo by Anthony Banks

COVINGTON, Ga. — It was hot shooting and solid defense that helped the Eastside boys take the season sweep of cross town rival Alcovy, winning 66-56 in the last regular season matchup for both teams. 

Senior Caleb Woods led with 22 points, including knocking down four 3-pointers. Sophomore Myles Rice chipped in with 21 points, while senior Jerry Mays had six points while turning in a solid performance defensively. 

The win makes Eastside (15-9) one of the hottest Region 4-AAAA squads going into Tuesday’s region tournament as the Eagles have won four of their last five. That lone loss? A one point overtime setback to No. 4 Henry County Thursday night. 

The Eagles have matched up well with the Warhawks all season, and on Tuesday, will open up region tournament play against a Druid Hills squad they swept in the regular season. 

Meanwhile, the girls also finished off the regular season campaign strong with a thorough 74-37 route of the Lady Tigers with freshman point guard, Lizzie Teasley coming through with a career-high 19 points. The Lady Eagles face Woodward Academy Monday afternoon in region tournament play. 

Jamiyra Smith
Jamiyra Smith drives past Alcovy's Ajoyous Tuggle during the Eastside Lady Eagles' rout of the Lady Tigers Saturday. -photo by Anthony Banks

Alcovy’s basketball teams will travel to Greenbrier for the Region 3-AAAAAA tournament wherein the No. 6 Lady Tigers (6-18) will face No. 3 seed Lakeside (12-10) on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Lakeside swept the season series with Alcovy with a 43-38 win on January 8 and a 44-24 victory about two weeks later. 

The Alcovy boys (9-16) drew the fifth seed and will take on tournament host Greenbrier (13-12) at 5 p.m. The Tigers split with Greenbrier during the regular season, losing its first matchup 74-64 on the road back on January 4 and then bouncing back for a 74-70 overtime triumph on January 22. 

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