Morning scores 1000th point; Adairsville, Cass, Excel girls win Saturday
Three of the five local high school girls basketball teams earned victories Saturday. Adairsville, Cass, and Excel Christian Academy each picked up wins. Cartersville and Woodland suffered losses.
CASS GIRLS 53, ARMUCHEE 42
Cass senior guard Jana Morning scored 22 points and eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau for her career as the Lady Colonels won for the tenth time in their last eleven games. Saturday’s road win at Armuchee was the fifteenth of the year for Cass.
Armuchee (8-10) led 16-15 after one period, but Cass rallied to take a 28-25 lead at halftime and held a 41-35 advantage after three quarters.
Esmeralda Thomas scored 16 points for the Lady Colonels. Chanel Clemmons added eight. Kyler Trouten and Payton Stoddard contributed three points each and Kyla Michienzi rounded out the scoring with one point.
Cass (15-4, 8-3 Region 7-AAAAA) has three region home games next week including Tuesday night with Hiram at 6pm, Thursday against Rome at 6pm, and vs. Woodland Friday at 7pm.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GIRLS 37, NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN 25
The Lady Eagles avenged a loss from earlier in the season with a 37-25 victory over visiting North Cobb Christian Saturday afternoon.
North Cobb Christian led 9-6 after one period, but Excel captured the lead by halftime, 17-16.
The Lady Eagles held North Cobb Christian to only two points in the third quarter to take a 29-18 lead.
Rylie Boston and Kalli Beth Scheff led Excel with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Whitney Harris added seven points and Brighton McCollum scored four for the Lady Eagles.
Gabby Mills led North Cobb Christian (4-14, 2-8 Region 6A) with 11 points.
ECA improved to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in region play. They travel to Bowdon Tuesday at 6pm and play at Darlington Thursday night.
SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD GIRLS 42, WOODLAND 26
Lexie Robinson led Woodland with nine points and Carli Clymer scored six in a non-region game at Southeast Whitfield Saturday as the Lady Cats remained winless on the year.
Southeast, who led 28-14 at halftime, improved to 15-6 for the year.
The Lady Cats (0-16, 0-10 Region 7AAAAA) entertain Rome Tuesday at 6pm.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 62, GEORGIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 42
Adairsville led 23-7 after one period and 37-16 by the intermission on their way to a 20-point non-region win over Georgia School for the Deaf Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers, led by 22 points from Josie Summerville and 12 by Nakiyah Washington, led 48-26 after three quarters.
Chynah Johnson scored a game-high 38 points and Zariah Clay added four points for the visitors.
Havyn Isaac chipped in eight points for Adairsville, followed by Alexa Varner with six, Taylor Greene and Zay Harris with five each, Latya Printup and Lori Cimino with two each.
The loss dropped GSD to 7-6 for the season.
Adairsville (7-13, 2-7 Region 6AAA-South) returns to region play Tuesday at Calhoun at 6pm and has road games at Haralson County Friday and at Christian Heritage Saturday.
CENTRAL-CARROLLTON GIRLS 54, CARTERSVILLE 42
Central of Carrollton improved to 7-12 for the season and picked up the first region win of the year for the Lady Lions by downing Cartersville Saturday.
Central led by only eight — 25-17 at halftime — but the Lady Canes went scoreless for most of the third quarter to slip into a 16-point deficit heading into the final eight minutes.
Kimora McClinic led Cartersville in scoring with nine points.
The Lady Canes (7-11, 1-5 Region 5AAAA) play at LaGrange Tuesday at 6pm.