The Bartow County Recreation Department’s 12U boys basketball team defeated South Cobb 51-30 Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association District 5 Tournament at Eastbook Middle School in Dalton.
Kymoni Pullum led Bartow in scoring with 14 points. J.T. Forsyth contributed eight points, Christian Gough six, and Connor Ray five points for the locals. Mason Pharos, Tripp Bradley, and Devin Henderson each scored four points for Bartow. Collin Fletcher, Tre Mitchell, and Nick Kennedy added two points each.
With the win, Bartow 12U advances to the District 5 semifinals Tuesday — again at Eastbrook Middle School — to play Whitfield County at 7:45pm. Whitfield County defeated Rome in the opening round 69-66.
In the other 12U boys game of the day, Dalton defeated Cartersville 51-26 and will now face Powder Springs in the other semifinal Tuesday at 6:15pm.
10U WHITFIELD COUNTY GIRLS 29, BARTOW COUNTY 2
The 10U Whitfield County girls defeated Bartow County in a first round District 5 GRPA Tournament game Saturday at the Whitfield County Recreation Department.
Whitfield County advances to play Rome #1 Monday.
Rome #2 defeated Cartersville 10U girls 34-1 and will play Dalton Monday in the other District 5 semifinal.