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Mavs are hitting their stride

Anderson County’s Hayden Craig and Brandon Dake swarm Oliver Springs’ Kane Gouge in play Thursday night. (photo:Ricky Williams )
After a slow start, it appears that Anderson County High School’s boys basketball team has found its stride.

The Mavericks have won four consecutive games and six of their last seven contests.

ACHS (8-8) captured a pair of victories last week. The Mavs notched a 60-45 win over Oliver Springs Thursday night as Brandon Dake scored 19 points and Ryan McGhee had 10.

Anderson County opened the season in November by losing seven of its first 10 games.

First-year Head Coach Jordan Jeffers had to be patient, but now he likes what he sees.

“It just takes time,” Jeffers said. “We have 11 guys who can play but we can only play five at a time.

“When we got our football guys, our team changed. Now, we’re looking better and we’re looking like the way I wanted our team to look like. We’re looking much better.”

The Mavericks opened the week with a 68-59 victory over Lenoir City on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Hayden Craig led the way against the Panthers as he scored 18 points. Carter Nelson chipped in with 14.

Anderson County hosted Seymour Tuesday night, but results were unavailable at press time.

The Mavericks return to District 4-AAA play Friday when they host crosstown rival Clinton.

Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The Mavericks (1-2 in league play) lost to the Dragons at Clinton, 48-38 on Dec. 1