Cartersville sweeps; Lady Eagles, Lady Colonels, Tigers also notch region wins
The Cartersville Hurricanes and Lady Canes swept Cedartown Friday night at the Storm Center, while the Cass Lady Colonels, Excel Christian Academy Lady Eagles, and Adairsville Tigers also notched wins.
No. 10 CARTERSVILLE BOYS 72, CEDARTOWN 50
Three Hurricanes scored in double figures Friday night as 10th-ranked Cartersville defeated Cedartown 72-50 in a Region 5AAAA contest at the Storm Center.
The 22-point win came much easier than the mere four-point win the Canes pulled off earlier in the season at Cedartown.
Jaylon Pugh led all scorers with 19 points. Teammates T.J. Horton (14) and JKobe Orr (12) also reached double figures. Trase Fezzia scored seven points. Isaac Gridley and Perignon Dyer added five points each. Jacory Johns contributed four points.
The Hurricanes led 14-10 after one quarter and 39-18 at halftime. Cartersville continued to maintain a 20-point lead heading into the fourth quarter up 54-34.
Tyrone Martin scored 10 points for the Bulldogs. Trevon Wofford added eight.
Cedartown slipped to 8-9 overall and 2-5 in region play.
Cartersville (13-3, 4-1) plays at Central-Carroll Saturday at 3:30pm and will travel to LaGrange Tuesday for a 7:30pm start.
CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 57, CEDARTOWN 35
Madison McKinney scored 12 points and India Reid collected 14 rebounds as the Lady Canes put together a complete game to top Region 5AAAA foe Cedartown Friday night at the Storm Center.
The Lady Canes led 17-5 after one quarter and 27-20 at halftime. Cartersville then buried the Lady Bulldogs in the third period by outscoring the visitors 18-2. Addie Smith chipped in 10 points for the Lady Canes, followed by Monica Motuba with nine, Kimora McClinic and Camilla Rodriquez with seven each, Amya Davis six, DeAsia Jefferson four and Chloe Davis two points.
Tamera Beemen led Cedartown with 13 points. Tia Covington added eight.
Cedartown fell to 6-11 overall with the defeat and 2-5 in Region 5AAAA.
Cartersville (7-10, 1-4) plays at Central-Carroll Saturday at 2pm and will travel to LaGrange Tuesday for a 6pm tip.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GIRLS 57, MT. ZION-CARROLL 32
The Excel Christian Academy girls grabbed a 21-7 lead after eight minutes and built their advantage to 17 points after three quarters for a Region 6-A home win Friday night.
Rylie Boston led Excel with 16 points. Kalli Beth Scheff and Whitney Harris scored 11 points each. Landry McCollum totaled nine, Lindsey Mauldin four, Victoria Boulier three, and Brighton McCollum three.
Iyana Mann led Mt. Zion with 10 points. Hannah Dmajek scored seven points. Jordan Ackies contributed six points and Kayla Evans five.
With the loss, Mt. Zion-Carroll slipped to 6-10 overall and 3-6 in Region 6-A.
Excel (9-4, 5-2) entertains North Cobb Christian Saturday afternoon for Homecoming at 1pm and travels to Bowdon Tuesday for a 6pm start.
MT. ZION-CARROLL BOYS 80, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 32
Mt. Zion-Carroll took a quick 30-13 lead after one quarter Friday night and pushed that advantage to 52-21 by halftime on their way to a Region 6-A win at Excel Christian Academy.
T.J. Cagle and Austin Williamson led Mt. Zion with 14 points each.
Kyrie Tucker scored 14 for ECA with Taylor McDaniel adding 13 points.
Mt. Zion improved to 10-7 overall and 5-4 in region play.
Excel Christian Academy remains winless on the year at 0-12 and is now 0-7 in Region 6-A.
CASS GIRLS 39, KELL 32
Jana Morning scored 12 points while Esmeralda Thomas and Chanel Clemmons added eight each as the Cass Lady Colonels won at Kell Friday night.
Cass led 7-3 after one quarter and 21-16 at halftime. The Lady Colonels then pushed their lead to 32-24 after three quarters and held off the Lady Longhorns in the fourth period for a seven-point, region road win.
Lyric Curtis added six points for Cass. Payton Stoddard and Kyla Michienzi contributed three and two points, respectively.
The Lady Longhorns are now 9-9 on the season and 4-5 in region play following the loss.
Cass (14-4, 8-3 Region 7-AAAAA) plays at Armuchee Saturday at 3pm and will host Hiram Tuesday.
KELL BOYS 58, CASS 53
The Colonels trailed 16-14 after one quarter, 27-25 at halftime, and 39-37 after three quarters in a tightly contested matchup with the region leaders.
Ian Whittington led Cass with 19 points. Jake Collum contributed 14 points and C.J. Bennett added 13 for the Colonels.
The Longhorns improved to 14-4 overall and sit atop Region 7-AAAAA with an 8-1 mark.
The Colonels slipped to 13-6 on the year and 8-3 in region play.
Cass travels to Armuchee Saturday afternoon for a non-region matchup before returning to region play Tuesday when they host Hiram at 7:30pm.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 54, BREMEN 50
The Tigers won a back-and-forth battle with the visiting Bremen Blue Devils Friday night and moved over the .500-mark in Region 6AAA-South.
Adairsville led 19-18 at the intermission, but trailed 36-29 heading into the fourth quarter before pulling out the win.
Ethan Belcher led Adairsville with 12 points. Ronald Hardin followed with 11. Hunter Hice scored nine points. Denzel Pitt and Cody Henderson chipped in eight apiece.
Bremen is now 7-11 overall and 2-6 in 6AAA-South.
Adairsville (12-8, 5-4) plays at Calhoun Tuesday night.
BREMEN GIRLS 69, ADAIRSVILLE 50
Bremen led 33-19 at halftime and 45-31 after three periods on their way to a 19-point Region 6-AAA victory.
Nakiyah Washington scored 21 points to lead Adairsville in the scoring column. Josie Summerville followed with 13 points for the Lady Tigers.
Bremen improved to 11-9 overall and 2-6 in Region 6-AAA South.
Adairsville (6-13, 2-7) hosts Georgia School for the Deaf Saturday at 3pm and travels to Calhoun Tuesday for another sub-region tilt.
No. 8 VILLA RICA GIRLS 62, WOODLAND 29
The Woodland Lady Cats stayed close with top-ten Villa Rica in the first half Friday night, but the visiting Wildcats of Villa Rica pulled away with over the final sixteen minutes for a one-sided win.
Woodland trailed 11-8 after one quarter and only 23-20 at the intermission, but Villa Rica pulled away by outscoring Woodland 17-7 in the third quarter and 22-2 in the fourth quarter.
Lexie Robinson scored eight points to lead the Lady Cats. Carli Clymer and Madgie Robinson added seven points each.
Villa Rica improved to 18-1 overall and 11-1 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland (0-15, 0-10) plays at Southeast Whitfield Saturday at 3pm and hosts Rome Tuesday at 6pm.
VILLA RICA BOYS 72, WOODLAND 68 — Overtime
The upset-minded Woodland Wildcats took the visiting Villa Rica Wildcats to overtime Friday night, but could not finish the task in a four-point, overtime, region loss.
Woodland outscored Villa Rica 21-14 in the fourth quarter to force the overtime, but then managed only one point in the extra period.
Villa Rica improved to 13-5 overall and 8-4 in Region 7-AAAAA with the win.
Woodland (1-14, 0-10) plays at Southeast Whitfield Saturday night at 7:30pm and will host Rome Tuesday night.