All four local high school girls teams lost games Friday night. Cass lost its second straight after seven wins to start the year. Both Lady Colonels' losses this week have been to Top Ten teams in Class 5A. The Adairsville girls dropped a one-point game at Haralson County and Cartersville fell at Paulding County.
CARROLLTON 56, CASS GIRLS 36
The Lady Colonels dropped another Region 7-AAAAA road contest Friday night to their second Top Ten opponent in a row. Carrollton (5-2, 3-1) topped Cass 56-36 Friday night after Cass lost at Top Ten-ranked Rome Wednesday night. The Lady Colonels trailed just 13-11 after one quarter and were behind 23-22 at the intermission, but Carrollton pushed its lead out to 35-28 after three quarters before pulling away in the final eight minutes.
Payton Stoddard led the Colonels with 10 points; Claire Davis contributed nine; and Alexis Ware added eight.
Cass (7-2, 3-2) heads to Woodland Saturday at 3 p.m
HARALSON COUNTY 36, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 35 The Adairsville girls were outscored 16-4 in the fourth quarter Friday night as host Haralson County edged the Lady Tigers, 36-35. The win for the Lady Rebels was their first of the year. The Haralson County girls are now 1-6 on the season and 1-5 in region games.
Indiya Smith led Haralson County with 20 points. Morgan Pope scored seven for the Rebels. Nakiya Washington had a game-high 25 points for Adairsville. Havyn Isaac scored six points. Coriana McDaniel and Alexa Varner added two points each.
Adairsville (3-7, 1-6) plays Murray County Saturday afternoon at home at 3 p.m.
KELL 36, WOODLAND GIRLS 33
The Lady Cats made a nice second half run at Kell Friday night, but came up short, 36-33. Kell led 11-5 after one quarter and 22-13 at halftime before Woodland got back in the game by winning the third period, 22-5. The Lady Cats trailed by only two points heading into the fourth quarter, but the host Longhorns escaped with a three-point win. Amaya Moss led Kell with 15 points. Kya Williams added eight for the Lady ‘Horns (4-5, 2-2).
Morgan Cooper scored nine points for Woodland. She was followed by Gracie Styles with seven; Ansley Evans with six; Madgie Robinson with five; then Jordan Thompson, Nickiah Metcalf, and Lauren Morris with two points each.
The Lady Cats (1-7, 1-3) host Cass Saturday at 3 p.m.
PAULDING COUNTY 47, CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 41
A close contest throughout, the Lady Canes held a 9-7 lead after one quarter and took a 23-17 advantage to the intermission locker room. In the third quarter, the host Lady Patriots outscored Cartersville 17-6 to grab a 34-29 lead and held on over the final eight minutes.
Haley Johnson paced Cartersville with 10 points, eight of which came in the final period. Three other Canes had six points apiece.
The win for Paulding County was their first of the year to improve to 1-9 on the season. Cartersville (3-2) opens the Rome Holiday Tournament Monday at 4 p.m. at Georgia Highlands’ Rome campus against Coosa.