Lady Colonels stay hot, other local girls teams fall Tuesday night
The Cass girls basketball team won for the 12th time in their last 13 games Tuesday night at home, defeating visiting Hiram for a Region 7AAAAA victory.
All of the other four local girls high school teams lost region games Tuesday night, including a gut-wrenching, buzzer-beater loss by Cartersville at LaGrange.
CASS GIRLS 55, HIRAM 33
The Lady Colonels won for the 12th time in their last 13 games Tuesday night at home with a Region 7AAAAA victory over Hiram.
Cass led 11-6 after one period and maintained a 22-17 lead at the intermission, but opened up a big lead in the third quarter by outscoring the Lady Hornets 22-10 and took a 44-27 lead to the fourth quarter.
Jana Morning led the Lady Colonels with 14 points. Kyla Michienzi and Chanel Clemmons tossed in 12 each. Esmeralda Thomas contributed seven points for Cass. Kyler Trouten added four points, Payton Stoddard three, and Lyric Curtis two points.
Hiram is now 5-15 overall and 4-7 in region play.
Cass (16-4, 9-3) hosts Rome Thursday night and county rival Woodland Friday night.
LAGRANGE GIRLS 43, CARTERSVILLE 41
The Lady Canes have lost some tight games this season and Tuesday night at LaGrange was just another to add to that list.
The Lady Grangers, who led by as many as 11 in the contest, hit a buzzer-beater to edge Cartersville 43-41 after the Lady Canes had rallied to tie late in the fourth quarter.
Cartersville trailed by nine points going to the final period.
Aryan Dozier led LaGrange with 16 points. Shania Woodard scored 15 and Chnairiea Strozier 12 for the Lady Grangers.
LaGrange improved to 10-9 on the year and 4-3 in Region 5AAAA.
Madison McKinney and Kimora McClinic led Cartersville with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Camilla Rodriquez and Addie Smith added four apiece. Amya Davis and Monica Motuba scored two points each.
Cartersville (7-12, 1-6) entertains Sandy Creek Friday at 6pm and will host Chapel Hill Saturday at 6pm.
BOWDON GIRLS 35, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 33
Excel led 4-2 after one quarter, but Bowdon took a 16-11 lead by the intermission and led 26-22 going to the fourth quarter before pulling out a two-point win.
The loss was especially tough on Excel, who is battling for one of the last state playoff spots according to the most recent release of the GHSA Power Ratings for Class A Private Schools, where the Lady Eagles were ranked 23rd.
The top 24 teams will qualify for the state playoffs.
Brighton McCollum and Rylie Boston led ECA with eight points each. Kalli Beth Scheff tossed in seven points. Lindsey Mauldin and Whitney Harris finished with four points each. Landry McCollum scored two.
Rylee Robinson led Bowdon with 13 points. Maci Holloway and Laken Thompson added seven each for the Lady Red Devils.
Bowdon improved to 8-13 overall and 5-5 in region games -- including a season split with ECA.
Excel (10-5, 6-3 Region 6A) travels to 8th-ranked Darlington Thursday night and hosts Gordon Lee Friday night.
No. 8 CALHOUN GIRLS 56, ADAIRSVILLE 33
Jana Johns scored 17 points, Ashlyn Barnes 14, and Ryan Brzozoski 13 as the 8th-ranked Lady Jackets defeated Adairsville Tuesday.
Calhoun led at all quarter stops, 16-8, 28-13, and 45-23, on their way to the 23-point win.
Zay Harris led Adairsville with 11 points. Josie Summerville scored eight; Chloe Powell four; Emily Collum four; Nakiyah Washington three; and Havyn Isaac three for the Lady Tigers.
Calhoun improved to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in region play.
Adairsville (7-14, 2-8) travels to 4th-ranked Haralson County Friday.
ROME GIRLS 44, WOODLAND 26
Lexie Robinson scored 14 points and Madgie Robinson eight as the Lady Cats trailed by only eight points heading to the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as Rome picked up the road, region win.
The Lady Wolves improved to 15-4 overall and 8-3 in Region 7AAAAA.
Woodland (0-17, 0-11) hosts Hiram at 6pm Wednesday and travels to Cass Friday night for a 7pm start. Woodland also plays at Rockmart Saturday afternoon at 2pm.