Hoops Highlights: Lady Canes, Hurricanes, Colonels win Saturday road games
The Cartersville basketball teams made it a clean sweep Saturday night at Paulding County in non-region games, while the Cass boys' team also won a non-region matchup on the road.
CARTERSVILLE BOYS 97, PAULDING COUNTY 86
The Cartersville boys basketball team added several members to their roster from the football team and added another road victory Saturday evening at Paulding County, 97-86.
Jaylon Pugh led four Canes in double figures with 33 points. Perignon Dyer scored 19, T.J. Horton 12, and Avery Showell 11 for Cartersville who improved to 4-1 overall.
Pugh and Horton also finished with double-doubles. Pugh snagged 10 rebounds and Horton dished 10 assists.
Paulding County slipped to 2-8 on the season.
Cartersville is scheduled to host Paulding County Wednesday and Woodland Thursday with boys’ game tip times set for 7:30pm.
CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 60, PAULDING COUNTY 23
Led by Madison McKinney’s 20 points, the Lady Canes won big at Paulding County Saturday.
Cartersville held a slim 9-7 lead after one quarter, but distanced themselves easily over the final three periods including a 30-16 halftime lead.
Monica Motuba scored nine points for the Lady Canes. Kimora McClinic added seven.
The Lady Patriots fell to 2-9 on the year.
Cartersville (3-3) returns to the hardwoods Wednesday in a home rematch with Paulding County at 6pm and will host Woodland on Thursday at 6pm.
CASS BOYS 66, WEST HALL 34
The Colonels bounced back from their loss Friday night by running out to a 21-8 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 32-point win over West Hall Saturday at the Spartan Shootout in Oakwood.
Cass utilized a balanced scoring attack led by Ashton Burley with 13 points and C.J. Bennett with 10. Mark Chester and Ian Whittington scored nine points each. Steven Spell totaled eight points and Carter Hedden seven. Jake Collum added four points an dJacquez Milles three.
West Hall (2-6) was led by Xzavier Reid with 12 points and Noah Edmondson added five for the Spartans.
The Colonels (7-3) will play December 28-30 at the Chattooga Christmas Tournament in Summerville and will face Cartersville in the opening round.
MODEL BOYS 45, WOODLAND 32
The Wildcats held a one point lead going to the fourth quarter Saturday in the opening round of the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival, but the Blue Devils outscored Woodland 22-8 over the final eight minutes for a 13-point win.
Model led 13-11 at halftime.
Justice Hayes led Woodland with nine points. Trevor Knowles scored eight and Justice Carter six.
Woodland (1-6) plays a consolation game Monday at Georgia Highlands College in Rome against Coosa. The Eagles lost Saturday to Darlington, 56-33.
MODEL GIRLS 65, WOODLAND 16
The Woodland girls lost their opening round game at the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Saturday to Model, 65-16, at Berry College.
Model improved to 6-2 with their win and moved into the tournament semifinals.
Woodland (0-7) is scheduled for a tournament consolation game Monday at 4pm at Georgia Highlands College and will face Coosa. The Lady Eagles lost Saturday to Darlington, 54-30.