Rough Saturday on the hardwoods for local basketball teams
It was a rough Saturday on the basketball courts for the local high school teams.
The Cartersville boys lost for the first time this season and the teams from Excel Christian Academy, Cass, and Woodland all lost games Saturday.
WALKER GIRLS 43, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 31
Walker led 14-7 after one period and 23-15 at halftime. The Lady Wolverines extended their lead to 33-18 in the third period and held on for a 12-point victory.
Saige Cornick-Tuppin led Walker with 14 points. Jesse Baynes scored 12 and Mary Johnson seven for the Lady Wolverines.
Whitney Harris scored 13 points to lead Excel’s scorers. Rylie Boston scored seven points. Brighton McCollum scored five. Lindsey Mauldin and Kalli Beth Scheff added four points and two points, respectively.
Walker improved to 2-6 with the win.
The Lady Eagles (4-2, 1-0 in Region 6A) play Hebron Christian Academy at home Tuesday at 6pm and travel to North Cobb Christian for a region game Friday night at 6pm.
WALKER BOYS 95, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 28
Walker led 28-6 after one quarter and 52-14 at halftime as the Wolverines coasted at home against the visiting Eagles.
Jake Shore scored 24 points to lead Walker. Sahey Gill added 14.
Levi Blackwell and Chase Horn scored seven points each for the Eagles.
Excel hosts Hebron Christian Tuesday night at 7:30pm and travels to second-ranked North Cobb Christian Friday night at 7:30pm.
MEADOWCREEK BOYS 73, CARTERSVILLE 63
Meadowcreek took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter Saturday and held on for a win over Cartersville at the LakePoint Basketball Showcase presented by The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
The game was the first of five hosted at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson.
The Mustangs (9-1) led at each of the first three quarter stops — 17-10, 36-25, and 55-39 — en route to to their sixth straight win.
Anyueri Castillo led Meadowcreek with 17 points. Amari Kelly totaled 10 points and Cory Hightower nine for the Mustangs.
Jaylon Pugh led four Cartersville scorers in double figures with 16 points. Isaac Gridley totaled 13 points, Deunta Bryan 12, and Perignon Dyer 11 for the Hurricanes. Luke Schiltz scored six points and Kam Whitfield five.
Cartersville (3-1) is scheduled to play at Paulding County next Saturday at 5pm and will host the Patriots December 21. The Canes’ Basketball Alumni Night is set for December 22 vs. Woodland with the girls game set to tip at 6pm.
KELL GIRLS 56, CASS 43
The Lady Longhorns evened their season and region records Saturday night with a 13-point win at Cass. Kell improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in Region 7-AAAAA.
The Lady Colonels, who slipped to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the region, travel to Hiram Tuesday at 6pm and will play at Walton Friday at 6pm.
KELL BOYS 63, CASS 39
The visiting Longhorns remained unbeaten in Region 7-AAAAA with a victory at Cass Saturday.
Kell improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. Cass (5-2, 3-1) plays at Hiram Tuesday. The Colonels will then play Dacula at the West Hall High School Spartan Shootout Friday and will face the hosts Saturday at 7:30pm in the same event.
VILLA RICA BOYS 62, WOODLAND 47
Villa Rica led 29-24 at halftime and led by as many as 15 in the third quarter before settling for a 46-34 advantage through the third. Woodland got to within 11 points three times in the fourth quarter, but that is as close as they would get.
Villa Rica improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland (1-4, 0-3) is scheduled to play at Rome Tuesday at 7:30pm and face Model in the Rome News Festival at Berry College next Saturday at 4:30pm.
VILLA RICA GIRLS 91, WOODLAND 29
Unbeaten Villa Rica led 23-10 after one quarter and 48-18 at halftime on their way to a home, region win over Woodland.
Villa Rica improved to 7-0 on the year and 5-0 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland (0-5, 0-3) travels to Rome Tuesday night for a 6pm tip and will open play in the Rome News Tribune Holiday Tournament Saturday.