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January 20, 2013

Area roundup: Cats first in pool at regionals

Dalton swimming finished first overall at the North Georgia Regionals, with the boys finishing first and the girls in third.

Overall, the Catamounts scored 325 points, with Blessed Trinity (285) and Rome (258) following. Northwest Whitfield (118) finished eighth out of the 17 teams, and Coahulla Creek (21) finished 16th.

“I didn’t expect that,” Dalton swim coach Charles Todd said of the top overall finish. “It was a nice surprise with all of the girls stepping up. That was nice. I expected it with the boys, but the girls were a big surprise. The boys we expected to win and the relays were real strong.”

The Dalton boys scored 217 points, with Woodland (141) being the closest competition. The Lady Cats tallied 108 points, with Blessed Trinity (251) and Rome (135) in first and second place. Northwest Whitfield’s boys (65) finished seventh. Coahulla Creek’s girls (21) tied with Cass for 10th, while the Lady Bruins (53) finished eighth.

Cambridge (100) finished fourth on the girls side, and rounding out the top 10 were Pace (71), Flowery Branch (70), Northwest and Woodland (23). Rome (123) finished third on the boys side, and rounding out the top 10 were Habersham Central (72), Flowery Branch (71), Pace Academy (69), Holy Innocents’ Episcopal (52.5), Cambridge (38) and Calhoun (36).

Dalton’s individual winners were: Ethan Young, Pierson Scarborough, Taylor Mathis and Michael O’Brien in the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 39.94 seconds; O’Brien, Scarborough, Mathis and Taylor Dale (400 freestyle, 3:32.51); Scarborough (220 individual medley, 2:04.51; 100 backstroke, 1:01.16); Mathis (50 freestyle, 22.44; 100 freestyle, 49.08); Young (100 butterfly, 52.04; 100 backstroke, 52.29); and Nineve Arriola (100 backstroke, 1:06.07).

The two Dalton teams’ other top-3 finishers were: Trejo (200 freestyle, second, 1:56.36; 500 freestyle, second, 5:17.18); Arriola (100 butterfly, 1:10.09); and O’Brien (100 backstroke, second, 1:00.02).

Coahulla Creek’s lone placer was Kathryn Stafford (200 freestyle, second, 2:12.75; 100 backstroke, third, 1:08.10).

Basketball

Christian Heritage boys 67, Southwest Atlanta Christian 66: Chase Tidwell hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to give the Lions their second sub-region victory of the year.

Tidwell’s last-second heroics were aided by Michael McKinney’s big night as the senior finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Cameron Locke added 19 points with four 3-pointers.

“Chase is just a sophomore and he can really play the game,” CHS coach Anthony Moseley said. “The past two or three games, we have played some of our best ball, but we didn’t do all of the little things.

“Tonight, we just fought all the way through, and you can really see the growth of this team. We are coming together.”

The Lions improved to 6-8 overall, 2-4 in Sub-region 6A-A.

Southeast Whitfield girls 54, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 38: Megan Collins had 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Lady Raiders rebounded from their first sub-region loss of the year with the road victory.

Tavi Parris added 18 points, and Cricket Wyatt scored nine as Southeast (13-6, 4-1 Region 7B-4A) built a 31-16 halftime lead and rolled to the easy victory.

Southwest Atlanta Christian girls 91, Christian Heritage 14: The Lady Warriors, the top-ranked Class A team as ranked by The Atlanta Journal Constitution, held the Lady Lions to just two second-half points.

Alexis Poag led Christian Heritage (5-14, 2-4 Sub-region 6A-A) with seven points.

Gilmer boys 42, North Murray 38: Zach Vess scored 18 points, but the Mountaineers fell on the road in the non-region game.

North Murray falls to 15-4 overall.

• The North Murray girls and the Southeast boys did not report results from Saturday’s action in time for today’s edition of The Daily Citizen.

North Murray JV boys 47, Gilmer 37: Hinton McConkey led the Mountaineers (6-0) with 12 points.

Southeast JV girls 26, Lakeview-Fort Ogelthorpe 20: Sydney Covington led the Lady Raiders (9-3) with six points, while Gaby Gonzalez pulled down 13 rebounds.

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