Dadeville outlasts SouthsidePublished 11:01pm Friday, February 17, 2012
From the very tip, the Dadeville Tigers and Southside Selma Tigers went back and forth, until Dadeville would get the last baskets to win the game 57-55 and advance to the Regional tournament in Montgomery.
Dadeville started off unusually slow on both sides of the court, allowing five points unanswered from the visiting Panthers.
The Tigers would eventually get it going late in the quarter and close out the first only down 12-9.
The friction on both sides of the ball continued in the second quarter for the Tigers, as the were ice cold from behind the three point arch.
Southside would force consecutive turnovers late in the quarter to take a 22-20 lead into halftime.
The Tigers would not be denied in the third quarter, as the trio of Eddie Webb, Zeke Heard, and Terry Toler would score all the Tiger points in the period.
Toler would lead DHS with 18 points, while Heard added 15 and Webb had 12.
Toler got it going early with a foul on a lay in to convert a three point play, which gave Dadeville it’s first lead of the game at 28-27.
Devante Richardson led all Southside scorers with 14 points.
“We just did whatever we needed to do in order to win the game tonight,” DHS head coach Rodney Taylor said.
“We’re going to enjoy this win tonight.
“It is our second straight year with 20 wins, and we’ll look to the film on Monday.”