Alcovy sweeps while Eastside splits in region play

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's basketball squads continued their strong showing with a sweep over Woodland, Henry on Tuesday while Eastside split their games, with the boys taking the game while the girls dropped theirs against Sandy Creek.

The Alcovy girls (11-1 overall, 3-0 Region 3A-AAAA) beat Woodland (9-5, 2-2) in the first game of the doubleheader 67-48 with the boys (10-3, 3-0) completing the sweep with a 55-41 win over the Wolfpack (7-6, 2-2).

In Eastside's games, the boys (5-8, 3-3) took care of business over the Patriots (5-9, 3-4) with a 55-47 win while the Lady Patriots (6-7,5-1) stopped Eastside (7-6, 4-2) 48-35.

Alcovy's Ashley Williams was not going to be denied in keeping the Lady Tigers on top of the region leading all scorers with 19 points. She also had 14 rebounds for her double-double. Alcovy had four players in double digit shooting with Meagan Tucker (13) Kate Palo (12) and Kaci Palo (10) following.

"We faced some pretty good teams over Christmas break and even before that. I think that playing those games and playing those caliber teams certainly helped us in our region play," said Alcovy head coach Kidada Holtzclaw. "It's something we talked about and definitely want to have a good showing in our region leading to the region tournament."

While the Lady Tigers won by 19 points, Holtzclaw felt her team could have done more.

"I think we still have room to improve. As a team, and especially individually, we have to develop consistency. The people that contributed in game one have to contribute the same way in games two, three and four," said Holtzclaw. "A lot of times we try to do too much and commit unforced errors and turnovers that are unnecessary. We also want to improve defensively."