Gladden’s Jeffrey Cole continued his torrid scoring Tuesday, dumping in 22 points and leading the Warriors to a 36-29 victory over North Whitfield in seventh-grade basketball action at North Whitfield.

Since scoring two points in each of his first two games of the season, Cole has averaged 14 points in his last nine outings. He’s even been hotter in the Warriors’ past three games, averaging 17.3 points over that span.

“He’s our best all-around player, Gladden coach Pete Adams said. “He gives it 100 percent all the time.”

With Gladden (5-6) trailing 8-4 in the first period, Cole broke the Warriors’ three-minute scoring drought with six straight points and a 10-8 lead. But North Whitfield’s Zach Holmes hit a 3-pointer and the Pioneers (3-8) had an 11-10 lead after one period.

Cole scored 10 second-quarter points and Gladden enjoyed a 23-18 lead at halftime. Cole had 16 of the Warriors’ 23 points at the break.

Gladden stretched its lead to 32-24 after three quarters and cruised home with the win.

Michael Boling added six points for the Warriors.

Caleb Smith led North Whitfield with eight points and Adam Coker had seven.

Dalton 47, Eastbrook 33: Will Kiker and Toombs Norman each scored 15 points to lead the Cougars (11-0).

Caleb Williamson led Eastbrook with nine points while Osciel Fatela and Chris White each scored seven.

Bagley 41, Westside 13: Chase Jones scored 12 points and Blake Hammontree added 10 for the Braves (10-2).



Eighth grade

Boys

North Whitfield 52, Gladden 40: The Warriors took a quick 2-0 lead but the Pioneers went on a 15-4 run for a 15-6 lead after one period of play.

Chad Keeter’s goal gave the Pioneers (12-1) a 17-8 advantage in the second quarter, but Luke Mealer’s field goal with 1:13 left in the first half cut North Whitfield’s lead to 20-15.

The Pioneers’ Jordan Darnell hit a field goal and 3-pointer to offset Landon McClure’s 3-pointer and North Whitfield was up 25-18 at the break.

The Pioneers outscored the Warriors, 15-6, in the third quarter and had a 40-24 advantage heading into the final period.

“Everytime we got up we relaxed,” North Whitfield coach Shane Pendley said. “But we played good defense.”

Ryan Logan led North Whitfield with 13 points while Darnell and Alex Thames each scored 11 and Nerman Delic tossed in 10.

Luke Mealer paced Gladden with 14 points and Pritchett finished with 10 and Nigel Benton nine.

Dalton 55, Eastbrook 34: Kelly Phillips and Stryker Brown combined for 23 points as the Cougars remained unbeaten at 11-0. Phillips had 12 points and Brown finshed with 11.

Trey Parris paced the Mustangs with 12 points while Joel Covarrubias had nine and Mark Baldwin eight.

Bagley 37, Westside 30: Seth Davenport and Zack Harper each scored 12 points for the Braves (5-7).

Cameron Presley had nine points and Cody Jones finished with seven for the the Rockets (1-10).



Seventh grade

Girls

Dalton 30, Eastbrook 22: April Beasley scored 12 points as the Lady Cougars improved to 10-1 on the season.

Brianna Sosebee led the Lady Mustangs with 11 points.

Northwest 45, Gladden 11: Sydney Roberts tossed in 14 points and Amanda Rector added eight for the Lady Pioneers.

Alley Palmer and Madison Silvers each scored four for the Lady Warriors.

Bagley 39, Westside 23: Kayla Stanley had 18 points and Kolby Keener contributed 11 for the Lady Braves.



Eighth grade

Girls

Eastbrook 26, Dalton 25: Haley Lock scored 12 points to lead the Lady Mustangs past the Lady Cougars (6-5).

Kate Houston had seven points for Dalton.

Westside 46, Bagley 17: Baleigh Coley tossed in a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Rockets (10-1). Christy Robinson scored eight points and Jordi Cook six.

Megan Elder led the Lady Braves with 11 points.

North Whitfield 63, Gladden 23: Kayla Piorkowski led the Lady Pioneers with 20 points. Emily Trew tossed in 12 and Alex Warren and Shelby Whitfield each scored 11.

Tember Marchant and Lindsay Watts each scored eight for the Lady Warriors.

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