Hurricanes breeze past Chapel Hill; Lady Canes, Adairsville teams drop contests
The Cartersville boys basketball team won for the seventh time in their last eight games Saturday evening at the Storm Center to keep pace with the leaders in Region 5AAAA.
The Canes were led by three players in double figures including 22 by Jaylon Pugh.
CARTERSVILLE BOYS 83, CHAPEL HILL 57
The Hurricanes took control early Saturday in a 26-point win over visiting Chapel Hill.
The region victory gives Cartersville wins in seven of their last eight games.
The Canes led 25-18 after one period, 42-27 at halftime, and 72-48 through three quarters.
Jaylon Pugh (photo right) scored a game-high 22 points for Cartersville. He was followed by T.J. Horton with 16 points and Isaac Gridley with 13. Jacorey Johns contributed nine points. Perignon Dyer and JKobe Orr scored eight points apiece. Luke Schilitz added three points with Isaiah Chaney and Trase Fezzia adding two each.
Tyrone Mays led the Panthers with 10 points.
Chapel Hill falls to 2-16 overall and 2-6 in Region 5AAAA with the loss.
Cartersville (16-4, 6-2) has region games remaining next week at home Thursday against LaGrange, at Troup County Friday, and back home in the Storm Center Saturday vs. Central-Carrollton.
CHAPEL HILL GIRLS 60, CARTERSVILLE 38
Coming off an upset defeat of Sandy Creek on Friday night, the Lady Canes came up short Saturday in a 60-38 home region loss.
Chapel Hill remains atop the region standings at 12-7 overall and 8-1 in region play.
Cartersville (8-13, 2-7 Region 5AAAA) closes out the regular season in the coming week at home Thursday vs. LaGrange at 4pm, at Troup County Friday night at 6pm, and at home against Central-Carrollton Saturday at 7pm.
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE GIRLS 61, ADAIRSVILLE 42
Christian Heritage and Adairsville were tied at halftime 23-23, but the home standing Lady Lions doubled the scoring output of the Lady Tigers in the second half for a 19-point, non-region win.
Ashlyn Clements led Christian Heritage with 16 points. Sydney Stafford scored 13 points. Meghan Schneller and Madison Brown contributed 10 points each.
Nakiyah Washington scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lady Tigers. She was followed by Havyn Isaac with nine. Josie Summerville, Emily Collum, Latya Printup, and Chloe Powell each added four points.
Christian Heritage improved to 13-8 on the year with the victory.
Adairsville (7-16, 2-9) has Region 6AAA regular season games remaining Tuesday at home against Sonoraville and Friday at Coahulla Creek.
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BOYS 61, ADAIRSVILLE 42
Host Christian Heritage downed visiting Adairsville Saturday, 61-42.
The Lions improved to 13-9 overall with the non-region victory.
Adairsville (12-10, 5-5 Region 6AAA) has a home, sub-region game Tuesday night with Sonoraville and will travel to Coahulla Creek Friday night.
ROCKMART GIRLS 38, WOODLAND 32
The Lady Cats took a 25-24 lead into the final period Saturday at Rockmart, but came up short in a six-point, non-region loss.
Madison Davis scored 21 points to lead Rockmart.
Lexie Robinson led Woodland with 19 points and Madgie Robinson scored ten.
Rockmart improved to 9-12 with the win.
Woodland (1-19, 1-12 Region 7AAAAA) hosts Kell Monday at 6pm and East Paulding Tuesday at 6pm. Both are region games.