Both the Cass and Cartersville boys basketball teams dropped Thanksgiving Tournament games Wednesday evening. Dalton edged Cass in a low-scoring consolation round contest at the Dalton High School Thanksgiving Tournament and Cartersville lost to host North Murray at the Mountaineers' Turkey Jam.
DALTON 36, CASS BOYS 30
Cass led 16-6 after one period, but Dalton chipped away in a low-scoring battle for a come-from-behind win over the Colonels Wednesday night in the consolation finals of the Dalton Thanksgiving Tournament, 36-30.
The host Catamounts got back in the game in the second period by limiting the Colonels to only two points in the quarter. Cass still led 18-15 at halftime, but Dalton grabbed a 24-22 lead heading into the final quarter.
“That was a disappointing loss,” said Cass coach Sean Glaze after the game. “We have work to do on both ends. We missed way too many open shots, but it was a lack of discipline on offense that hurt us tonight.”
Dalton (2-1) was led by Jalen Westfield with eight points. Franklin Almonte and Jamal Mason followed with seven each.
Braxton Benham led Cass with 12 points. C.J. Pipkin scored ten. Zaylan Chaney and Justice Hayes rounded out the scoring with five and three points, respectively.
Next for the Colonels (1-3) is a home game Tuesday against Fannin County.
NORTH MURRAY 71, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 61
The host Mountaineers improved to 3-0 on the season and won the North Murray Turkey Jam with a 10-point victory over Cartersville.
North Murray edged Boaz (AL) Tuesday night in the semifinals to reach the championship game. Cartersville opened the tournament with a win over Northwest Whitfield.
Micah Tart had five assists for the Canes. Isaac Gridley snagged ten rebounds and had five blocked shots.
The Canes (1-1) return to the hardwoods Saturday, December 1 at Woodland with a 4:30 p.m. tip.