Pickens Academy advances to Elite 8 with 49-30 win over Coosa Valley Academy

Drake Lowery (22) goes up for two of his points during PA’s 49-30 win over Coosa Valley.

Managing Editor

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.

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