Hoops Roundup: Lady Canes, Lady Eagles win close battles Tuesday night
The Cartersville Lady Canes found themselves in their fourth straight, tightly contested game Tuesday night at Sonoraville and came away with a 44-41 victory.
The Lady Canes used a fourth quarter, come-from-behind effort to pull out the win.
Cartersville trailed at the end of each of the first three quarters — 9-6, 17-16, and 31-28 — but outscored the Lady Phoenix 16-10 in the final period to win by three.
Kimora McClinic had a game-high 18 points for Cartersville, including seven in the final quarter and made five of seven free throws down the stretch.
De’asia Jefferson scored six points for the Lady Canes. Addie Smith and Madison McKinney totaled five points each. Amya Davis added four points, while Monica Motuba and India Reed chipped in three apiece.
Reid and McKinney collected nine and seven rebounds, respectively. Davis added five assists.
Grace Darnell led Sonoraville with 13 points. Harleigh Chastain finished with nine points. Kolby Smith scored seven and Cortney Williams six.
Sonoraville fell to 0-2 on the season.
Cartersville (2-2) plays at Calhoun Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GIRLS 42, WALKER 41
The Excel Christian Academy girls held on at home Tuesday night to defeat visiting Walker, 42-41.
The Lady Eagles led by six heading to the final period and saw Walker take a brief lead, but Excel made just enough free throws down the stretch to hold on for a Region 6-A cross-over win.
Whitney Harris led Excel with 13 points. Kalli Beth Scheff followed with 11 for the Lady Eagles. Rylie Boston scored nine and gathered more than 20 rebounds. Brighton McCollum added five points. Landry McCollum and Lindsey Mauldin contributed 3 and 1 point(s), respectively.
Excel held a 9-4 lead after one quarter and led 19-12 at halftime.
Saige Cornick-Turpin led Walker with 19 points. Madeline Daniel scored 13 for the Lady Wolverines.
The Lady Eagles host Mount Pisgah Christian next Tuesday in a 6pm start, before traveling to Mt. Zion-Carroll and Walker on Friday and Saturday.
WALKER BOYS 82, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 33
The visiting Wolverines took a 29-15 lead following a fast-paced first quarter and never looked back on their way to a convincing win at Excel Tuesday night.
The Wolverines led 46-22 at halftime and 64-31 going to the final period.
“Rebounding and costly turnovers hurt us throughout,” said ECA head coach Eric Collins. “We’ll go bck to practice, continue to stay focused, maintain the right mindset, and work on getting better fundamentally,” added Collins.
Nick Robinson led all scorers with 21 for Walker. Jake Shore added 14 for the Wolverines.
Jordan Wilkie scored 11 for Excel Christian. Levi Blackwell added seven.
The Eagles hit the hardwood again Friday, December 9 at Mt. Zion-Carroll and play at Walker on Saturday, December 10.
CEDARTOWN GIRLS 55, WOODLAND 40
Tia Covington scored 21 points, Victoria Frazier 11, and Tamara Beeman nine as the visiting Lady Bulldogs defeated Woodland Tuesday night.
Cedartown led 12-2 after one quarter, 27-18 at halftime, and pushed their lead to 45-30 after three periods.
Woodland’s Madgie Robinson was held scoreless in the first half, but scored 10 of the Lady Cats’ 12 points in the third quarter and finished with 11 points on the night.
Leah Stutz scored eight points for Woodland. Nickiah Metcalf followed with seven. McKenzie Hobbs finished with six points. Jamison Kilgo chipped in four points. Danielle Downes and Lauren Morris added two points each for the Lady Cats.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-1. Woodland slipped to 0-2.
CEDARTOWN BOYS 62, WOODLAND 51
The visiting Bulldogs broke open a very tight game in the fourth quarter to edge Woodland Tuesday night.
Cedartown held a 15-14 lead after one quarter and was up 30-28 at halftime. Both teams posted a dozen points in the third quarter, but Cedartown outscored the Wildcats 20-11 in the final period.
Quan Neal of the Bulldogs led all scorers in the game with 18 points as Cedartown improved to 2-0.
Trevor Knowles led Woodland with 13 points and Justice Hayes also reached double figures with 10. Justice Carter followed with nine points. Hunter Johnson scored eight, Camden Royal seven, and Makaile Sanders added four points for the Wildcats.
Woodland (1-1) is scheduled to host Carrollton Tuesday, December 6 before traveling to Paulding County on December 9 and Villa Rica on Saturday, December 10.