Tuesday HS hoops highlights | Colonels, Tigers, and Lady Cats win
The Woodland girls basketball team won for the second time this season Tuesday night by edging East Paulding in overtime. Meanwhile, the Adairsville and Cass boys teams knocked off teams ahead of them in their respective region standings.
Results for all the Tuesday action listed below.
WOODLAND GIRLS 46, EAST PAULDING 44 — Overtime
Lexie Robinson had a game-high 12 point performance, while Carli Clymer and Jamison Kilgo contributed 11 points each as the Lady Cats won for the second time this season in a Region 7AAAAA home game.
Woodland trailed 14-7 at halftime, but had narrowed the Raiders’ lead to 24-22 going to the fourth quarter.
Woodland (2-20, 2-13) travels to Hiram Friday.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 52, SONORAVILLE 46
Ronald Hardin scored 20 points to lead the Tigers to a six-point upset of the visiting Phoenix Tuesday night.
Adairsville led 10-7 after one quarter, 25-17 at the intermission, and 33-28 after three periods.
Juan Perez finished with nine points. James Sims scored eight, Cole Hewatt five. Denzel Pitt and Cody Henderson finished with four points each.
Bryce Waters led Sonoraville with 25 points.
Sonoraville fell to 19-5 overall and 10-2 in Region 6AAA.
Adairsville (13-10, 6-5) travels to Coahulla Creek Friday.
CASS BOYS 49, CARROLLTON 40
Heading into Tuesday night’s game at Carrollton, Cass trailed the 9th-ranked Trojans and Kell by one-half game in the Region 7AAAAA standings. By knocking off Carrollton, Cass now finds itself in position to secure one of the region’s top two seeds with a win at home Thursday against the same Trojans.
C.J. Bennett scored 27 points to lead the Colonels who led 28-17 at halftime.
Carrollton slipped to 15-8 overall and 11-3 in Region 7AAAAA.
Cass (18-6, 12-3) will host Carrollton in a rematch Thursday night.
No. 4 CARROLLTON GIRLS 62, CASS 27
Carrollton led 19-1 after one period and 35-8 at halftime on their way to an easy win over visiting Cass Tuesday night. The Lady Trojans expanded their lead to 53-13 through three quarters.
Carrollton improved to 22-1 overall and 14-0 in Region 7AAAAA.
Cass (18-5, 11-4) will host the Lady Trojans in a rematch on Thursday at 6pm.
No. 9 DARLINGTON GIRLS 48, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 33
Darlington led 26-17 at halftime and 39-26 after three periods on their way to a 15-point win.
Anna Claire Atha scored 21 points to lead the Lady Tigers in the Region 6A matchup.
Rylie Boston led Excel with 16 points.
Darlington improved to 19-5 overall and 13-0 in region play.
Excel (10-8, 6-6) plays at Trion Friday at 6pm and hosts Christian Heritage Saturday at 3:30pm
EAST PAULDING BOYS 84, WOODLAND 74
The visiting Raiders led Woodland 48-40 at halftime and 68-51 after three quarters Tuesday night in an eventual ten-point win.
The Wildcats outscored East Pauldling 23-16 in the fourth quarter to narrow the margin, but could not overcome their difficult third period.
Justice Hayes led Woodland with 19 points. Hunter Johnson scored 18 for Woodland and Jaylen Ballard added 14 points.
The Raiders improved to 8-16 overall and 4-11 in Region 7AAAAA.
Woodland (1-21, 0-15) travels to Hiram Friday night to close out the regular season.
DARLINGTON BOYS 70, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 38
Excel trailed only 14-12 after one quarter, but the Tigers pushed their lead to 38-23 by halftime on their way to a one-side win. A 20-8 advantage in the third quarter by Darlington put the game away.
Elijah McKoy scored 13 and Cameron Evans 11 to lead Darlington. Dylan Drew led Excel with 22 points.
Darlington improved to 17-4 overall and 11-2 in Region 6A.
Excel (0-17, 0-12) plays at Trion Friday night at 7:30pm and will host Christian Heritage Saturday at 3pm.
SONORAVILLE GIRLS 54, ADAIRSVILLE 47
Josie Summerville scored 22 points and Nakiyah Washington scored 13, but it was not enough for Adairsville.
Sonoraville improved to 6-18 overall and 4-8 in Region 6AAA.
Adairsville (7-16, 2-9) plays at Coahulla Creek Friday at 7pm.