With the weather forecast calling for potential snowfall and schools closed for Tuesday, many high school basketball teams around the area pushed their Tuesday scheduled games back to Monday night in order to prevent cancellations. As a result, three local teams played Monday night with the Adairsville Lady Tigers picking up their second region win of the season.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 38, HARALSON COUNTY 37
The Adairsville girls collected their second region win of the season Monday night at Haralson County in a come-from-behind effort, 38-37.
“We took the lead and held them off with a solid 19-second defensive stand at the end to win it,” said a pleased Lady Tigers head coach Michael Roberson.
Haralson County led 7-5 after one period, 16-12 at halftime, and 29-24 after three quarters before Adairsville rallied to go ahead down the stretch.
Nakiyah Washington (photo) led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 18 points. Havyn Isaac knocked down eight points. Aaliyah Applin contributed six. Coriana McDaniel, Breeana Wilson, and Alexa Varner rounded out the scoring with two points apiece. Katherine Bridges led the Lady Rebels with 13 points. Indiya Smith had 12 for Haralson County (5-16, 2-13). Adairsville (5-19, 2-13), now tied for eighth place in the region, concludes the regular season Friday at Murray County in a 7 p.m. start.
HARALSON COUNTY 51, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 50
In a back-and-forth battle throughout Monday night, the Adairsville boys suffered a disappointing Region 6-AAA loss at Haralson County, 51-50. The host Rebels led 11-7 after one quarter, 21-19 at the intermission, and were up 38-35 heading into the final quarter. Haralson County improved to 5-16 overall and 3-12 in region action. Adairsville (8-16, 6-9) closes out the regular season Friday night at Murray County with a chance to finish as high as fifth in the region heading into the post-season tournament.
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 88, EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 58
Nash Bingham led five Christian Heritage players in double figures with 17 points as the Lions won at Excel Christian Academy Monday night, 88-58. The win kept Christian Heritage within striking distance of first place North Cobb Christian in the Region 6-A standings. The visiting Lions led 18-10 after eight minutes, held a 56-24 lead at halftime, and were up 78-43 after three quarters on their way to the 30-point win.
Rayshawn Womack paced the Eagles with 17 points. Kalil Holley, Brenden Quillin, and Evan Lee followed with 11 points each. Josiah Mosley scored six and Jacob Day added two points for Excel. Christian Heritage improved to 19-4 on the season and 9-4 in the region. Excel Christian (4-19, 1-12) will host Bowdon Friday night at 7:30 p.m. as the Eagles recognize their seniors.
NOTE: Basketball games for Cartersville, Cass and Woodland scheduled for Tuesday have been tentatively pushed back to Wednesday.