BY BRIAN HAMILTON
CARROLLTON - On Monday, February 1st, Pickens Academy faced Coosa Valley Academy in a home playoff game with the winner going to the Elite 8 in Montgomery. The Pirates never trailed in the game and won 49-30.
Drake Lowery scored the first five points of the game to put PA ahead 5-0, followed by two Hayden Dyer free-throws to make the score 7-0 with 4:29 left in the first quarter.
A three by Dyer would give the Pirates a 10-0 lead, but layup by Coosa Valley’s Braden Wilson finally put the Rebels on the board with 2:24 to go in the first.
Rafe Brown then sank a three from the top of the key to make the score 13-2 with 1:45 left in the quarter.
Pickens Academy led the Rebels 18-7 after one quarter of play.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.