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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dragons use balanced scoring to earn Region 7-AA road win

Pepperell coach Skip Matherly

Pepperell coach Skip Matherly 

Photo contributed by Casey Padgett

The Pepperell boys were likely in much better spirits on their way home from Chattooga than they were during the drive there.

Using a balanced scoring attack that featured four players in double figures, the Dragons ended a six-game region losing streak by downing Chattooga, 55-45, in a make-up game on Saturday.

Darrius Fugh and Andy Dodd finished with 14 points for the Dragons (8-12, 5-7).

Kyle Henderson added 13 points and Alex Rickman had 12.

Combined, those four players accounted for all but two of Pepperell’s poi-nts.

Pepperell head coach Skip Matherly noted that it was the first time this season that four Pepperell players had reached double figures in the same game.

Fugh and Henderson did a good bit of their damage from long range, hitting three 3-pointers each.

Pepperell’s defense was a big factor in the victory, limiting Chattooga to eight points in the fourth quarter.

It was the Dragons’ first win since Jan. 11, when they downed Dade County, 63-62.

Pepperell has two games left in the regular season — visiting Dade County on Tuesday and hosting a rematch against Chattooga on Friday — before opening play in the Region 7-AA tournament at Georgia Highlands on Fed. 12.