Tuesday night basketball roundup: Excel girls pick up road win
EXCEL CHRISTIAN GIRLS 38, HEBRON CHRISTIAN 24 The Lady Eagles led 8-7 after one quarter and 15-10 at halftime on their way to a 14 point victory at Hebron Christian in Dacula. Rylee Boston led ECA with 13 points, followed by Xena Enos 7, Lindsey Mauldin 6, Brighton McCollum 4, and Anna Lane Hattaway 2. Ramirez led the Lady Lions with 8 points. Excel is 3-3 overall, Hebron 1-5. Excel hosts Trion Friday, Dec. 11 and St. Anne-Pacelli Saturday, Dec. 12.
HEBRON CHRISTIAN BOYS 66, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 38
The Excel Eagles lost at Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula Tuesday night following a slow start. The Lions took a 25-8 lead after one quarter and led 43-17 at the half on their way to improving to 5-2 on the year. Excel (3-3) was led by Caleb West with 16 points. Excel hosts Trion Friday, Dec. 11 and St. Anne-Pacelli Saturday, Dec. 12.
SEQUOYAH BOYS 65, CASS 45
Sequoyah pulled away from Cass with a 21 point third quarter and had four players in double figures as they won a Region 7AAAAA matchup at Cass. Cameron Cox scored 15 to lead the way for the Chiefs. Hunter Gaddis poured in 14 for Sequoyah, followed by Jordan Usher with 13 and Levi Biddy with 11. Mike Sims scored 15 for Cass. Jake Collum added nine points. Jacquez Milles and C.J. Bennett chipped in with five each. Sequoyah improved to 5-1 overall. Cass is now 2-5 and hosts Adairsville on Friday, Dec. 18 before traveling to River Ridge Saturday, Dec. 19.
SEQUOYAH GIRLS 77 CASS 44
Sequoyah improved to 4-2 on the year with a 7AAAAA sub-region win at Cass. The Lady Colonels season mark slipped to 4-3. Cass has a home game Friday, Dec. 18 with Adairsville followed by a trip to Woodstock to play River Ridge on Saturday, Dec. 19.
NORTHWEST WHITFIELD BOYS 78, CARTERSVILLE 67
Although Cartersville led 19-13 at one point in the first quarter, the visiting Bruins pulled ahead 44-29 at the intermission on their way to a 78-67 win. Cartersville was playing their first game of the year and without their entire roster. Northwest Whitfield, led by Paxton Pardee’s 26 points, improved to 5-2 for the season. Three other Bruins finished in double figures: Luke Shiflett 16, Levi Mostellar 13, and Cyrus Addison 10. Jaylon Pugh led the Canes with 23 points. Cade Archer totaled 14, followed by Isaac Gridley 9, Perignon Dyer 7, Cortney Cooley 4, Shandez Moore 4, Kameron Whitfield 4, and Markeldrick Powell 2. The Canes are scheduled to play at Lafayette Friday, Dec. 11 and host Gilmer Monday, Dec. 14.
NORTHWEST WHITFIELD GIRLS 65, CARTERSVILLE 30
The visiting Lady Bruins pulled out to a 20 point lead at halftime and cruised to a 65-30 win at Cartersville Tuesday night. Holly Heath led Northwest Whitfield with 16 points. Bria Clemmons and Mary Kate Allen added 11 each for the visitors. Monica Motuba led the Lady Canes with 9 points. Kai Bolton, Kimora McClinic, and Addie Smith scored four points each. India Reid added three points. London Shaw, Madison McKinney, and Genesis Burks scored two each. Northwest improved to 5-2 on the season. Cartersville fell to 1-2. Cartersville is scheduled to play at Lafayette Friday, Dec. 11 and host Gilmer on Monday, Dec. 14.
ROME BOYS 86, WOODLAND 54
Woodland lost a Region 7AAAA matchup at Rome Tuesday night as the Wolves remained unbeaten at 4-0. Camden Royal led Woodland with 15 points. Jonathan Pritchett added seven for the Wildcats.
ROME GIRLS 57, WOODLAND 26
Rome improved to 6-2 overall with a Region 7AAAAA home victory over Woodland. The Lady Wildcats fell to 1-5. Woodland is scheduled to host Sequoyah Friday and begin the Rome News Holiday Tournament Monday against Cedartown.
SONORAVILLE BOYS 70, ADAIRSVILLE 62
The Phoenix remained unbeaten at 3-0. Adairsville fell to 1-3 on the season. Adairsville plays at Coahulla Creek Friday, Dec. 11; at Calhoun Saturday, Dec. 12; and at Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
SONORAVILLE GIRLS 61, ADAIRSVILLE 35 The Lady Phoenix led 17-10 after one quarter, 32-17 at halftime, and extended their lead to 21 points after three quarters. Sonoraville improved to 4-2. Becca Cheeks and Taryn Hickey led Sonoraville with 22 and 12 points. The Lady Tigers were led by Emily Collum and Josie Summerville with 10 each. Havyn Isaac scored six, followed by three from Victoria Davis and two each from Taylor Greene, Logan O'Neal, and Nakiyah Washington. Adairsville is now 0-6. The Lady Tigers play at Coahulla Creek Friday, Dec. 11; at Calhoun Saturday, Dec. 12; and at Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe on Tuesday, Dec. 15.