Canes win at Southeast; other local teams suffer losses
Cartersville rallied for an important region win Friday night at Southeast Whitfield Friday night (Jan. 8), while all the other local teams came up short. CARTERSVILLE BOYS 76, SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD 71
The Canes found themselves in a tough road battle Friday night in Dalton, but escaped with a come-from-behind 76-71 win at Southeast Whitfield.
The Raiders led by five at the break, but Cartersville rallied to tie the game at 58-all heading into the final quarter.
Jaylon Pugh led the Canes scoring with 20 points. Travon Davis scored 14 and Cade Archer tallied 12. T.J. Horton and Corney Cooley followed with seven each and Kobie Whitfield scored six.
Ty Pendley scored a game-high 38 points for the Raiders. Noah Ramsey added 13 and Keaton McCutchen eight for Southeast.
The Canes improved to 9-3 with the win and 5-1 in Region 7AAAA. Southeast Whtifeld is now 5-11 overall and 3-4 in the region.
Cartersville plays at Cass Saturday (Jan. 9) in a non-region matchup, then returns to Region 7AAAA play Tuesday (Jan. 12) at Ridgeland.
DALTON BOYS 60, WOODLAND 31
Dalton used full court pressure and created turnovers in a 29-point win over Woodland. The Catamounts improved to 11-4 and 4-1 in Region 7AAAA. With the loss, the Wildcats are 3-11 for the season and 0-5 in region play. Woodland plays at River Ridge Tuesday (Jan. 12) and at Cass on Friday (Jan. 15).
NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN BOYS 81, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 43
Sixth ranked North Cobb Christian took early control in a decisive win over Excel. North Cobb Christian led 14-5 after the opening period and extended that lead to 36-16 at halftime and 58-35 after three quarters.
Chris Hale paced ECA with 13 points. Caleb West and Max Rowland added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
North Cobb Christian was led by Demere Brown’s 29 points. Will Crumley scored 20.
North Cobb Christian improved to 12-3 for the season and 4-0 in Region 6A. Excel is now 6-8 overall and 2-1 in the region.
RINGGOLD BOYS 63, ADAIRSVILLE 42
Ringgold led 31-17 at halftime and pushed their lead to as much as 21 late in the third quarter, then held that advantage for a home Region 6AAA win.
Ringgold is now 7-7 overall and 6-3 in Region 6AAA.
Adairsville drops to 4-11 for the year and 1-8 in the region.
Adairsville will host Excel Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.