Local hoops roundup: Cass, Excel, Cartersville boys win region games Tuesday
CASS BOYS 69, CREEKVIEW 60
by Yash Bhika, Cass student correspondent
The Cass boys, playing without injured guard Ashton Burley, battled to a nine point home region win Tuesday night over Creekview. The Colonels led 20-18 after one quarter and took a 37-31 lead into halftime. Cass extended the lead to ten through three quarters and held off the Grizzlies for a 69-60 win.
Mike Sims made seven three-pointers and led the Colonels with a game-high 25 points, followed by C.J. Bennett with 18. Matthew Mundy contributed 11 points for Cass, followed by Jake Collum with six and Ed Curtis with four points. K.J. Jenkins led three Creekview players in double figures with 11 points. Chandler Wright and Grigsby Wilkie both finished with 10. With the loss, Creekview is now 14-7 overall and 6-2 in Region 7AAAAA. The Colonels (8-11 overall, 2-7 in 7AAAAA) travel to Sequoyah on Wednesday.
CREEKVIEW GIRLS 55, CASS 40
by Yash Bhika, Cass student correspondent Visiting Creekview took a five point lead after one quarter and never trailed as they defeated the Lady Colonels Tuesday night. The Lady Grizzles pushed their lead to eleven points by halftime (32-21) and held a ten point lead after three quarters, 43-33.
Esmeralda Thomas led the Lady Colonels with 12 points, followed by Lexie Walraven with eight points. Jana Morning and Payton Stoddard finished the night with seven points each. Ansley Henson knocked down a game high 18 points to lead Creekview, followed by Katie Kasha with nine and Allison Luly with eight points.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 58, TRION 54
Darius Thrower scored 22 point to lead teh Eagles. Caleb West added 15 as Excel improved to 11-9 overall and 5-1 in Region 6-A road game. Trion is now 4-16 overall and 1-6.
Excel travels to Mt. Zion Friday for a 7:30pm start and will host Mount Paran Saturday at 4pm.
TRION GIRLS 42, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 37
In a game that was close throughout, the Lady Bulldogs held leads at all quarter stops and also held off the visiting Lady Eagles for a five point victory.
Trion led 8-5 after one quarter and 22-21 at the intermission. The Lady Bulldogs led 31-29 after three quarters.
Whitney Harris led the Lady Eagles with 15 points. Rylie Boston scored nine, followed by Xena Enos with six, Brighton McCollum four, and Anna Lane Hattaway three. Rayven Lawrence led Trion with 15 points. Kerrigan Ramsey scored eight, Shayla Youngblood seven, and Taylor Bethune added six.
Excel plays at Mt. Zion Friday at 6pm and hosts Mount Paran Saturday at 2:30pm.
CALHOUN GIRLS 69, ADAIRSVILLE 43
The Lady Tigers led visiting Calhoun at halftime, but were outdistanced 42-13 in the second half Tuesday night.
Adairsville led 16-13 after one quarter and 30-27 at the break. With the win, Calhoun improved to 14-6 overall and 10-2 in Region 6AAA. Adairsville is now 8-13 overall and 5-8 in region games.
Adairsville hosts Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Friday (Jan. 29) at 7pm and plays at Woodland Saturday.
CALHOUN BOYS 74, ADAIRSVILLE 35
The visiting Yellow Jackets won their nineteenth game and remained undefeated at Adairsville Tuesday night. Calhoun is 12-0 in Region 6AAA.
Adairsville is now 6-15 overall and 2-11 in region games. The Tigers host LFO Friday and travel to Woodland Saturday (Jan. 30).
CARTERSVILLE BOYS 70, GILMER 49
The Canes bounced back from their loss on Monday by routing the Bobcats in Ellijay. Cartersville improved to 14-6 overall and 10-2 in Region 7AAAA. The loss dropped Gilmer to 5-14 overall and 2-9 in region games.
The Canes play at Heritage Friday and host Ridgeland Saturday.
GILMER GIRLS 58, CARTERSVILLE 31
The Lady Canes slipped to 4-16 overall and 2-9 in Region 7AAAA with a loss Tuesday night at Gilmer. The Lady Bobcats improved to 12-6 overall and 7-3 in the region.
Cartersville plays at Heritage-Catoosa Friday at 7pm and will host Ridgeland Saturday at 1:30pm.
SEQUOYAH GIRLS 49, WOODLAND 23 The Lady Cats managed only nine first half points at Sequoyah Tuesday night, falling to the Lady Chiefs. Sequoyah remained unbeaten in Region 7AAAAA games at 9-0 and is now 18-3 overall. Woodland fell to 5-15 overall and is winless in region games.
Woodland plays at Rome Friday.
SEQUOYAH BOYS 80, WOODLAND 66
The Chiefs improved to 14-7 overall and 8-1 in Region 7AAAAA. Woodland slipped to 3-15 overall and 0-8 in the region. The Wildcats play at Rome Friday.