John McFather

Coosa boys basketball coach John McFather


BOYS: Dade County 71, Coosa 65

Cole Birchfield scored 38 points — including making 20 free throws — to help Dade County (16-6, 8-4) saddle Coosa with a 7-AA loss in Trenton.

Christian McFather hit five 3-pointers and finished 19 points for the Eagles (14-8, 7-5), who trailed 32-30 at the half.

Dade County knocked down 29-of-34 free throws in the game. Coosa shot nine free throws, making six.

Coosa closes the regular season with a visit to Armuchee on Tuesday, followed by a home game against Dade County on Friday.