Prep Hoops: Houston Academy hosts Wicksburg in 3A action


DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — Houston Academy welcomed the Wicksburg Panthers into their gymnasium Tuesday night.

At the varsity level, the girls as always started the night and Houston Academy went right at Wicksburg.

Houston Academy would go on to win 36-21 and they did it with defense first. In the second half, the Raiders were carried offensively by Abby Caldwell who led HA in points and would lead them to the win.

However, in the boys game it went a little differently. Wicksburg took no time on jumping out ahead, scoring the games first 11 points. During that 11-0 run, Devontae White scored six points and Dalton Taggart scored and asssisted on seven of those eleven.

Houston Academy would get back into it, cutting the lead to 30-23 at the half. But in the end, Wicksburg would keep the pressure on and get the area win big over Houston Academy, 69-54.

Houston Academy will be at home again on Friday when they take on another 3A rival, Providence Christian.

Wicksburg’s next boys’ bout is Friday at home against Slocomb. The girls will play the 19th at Providence Christian.

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