Cartersville teams fall to Grangers; Cass teams topped by Trojans
The basketball teams from Cartersville and Cass were both swept in region games Thursday at home. The Cartersville girls and boys lost to visiting LaGrange. Cass was swept by a pair or top-ten ranked Carrollton teams.
No. 5 LaGRANGE BOYS 64, No.6 CARTERSVILLE 47
LaGrange held leads of 14-11 after one quarter; 34-23 at halftime; and 52-34 after three quarters on their way to a 17-point Region 5AAAA victory Thursday evening at the Storm Center.
Trase Fezzia and Jaylon Pugh each scored 11 to lead the Canes.
LaPerion Perry led the Grangers with 25 points.
LaGrange improved to 22-3 overall and 11-1 in region games.
The loss drops the Canes into the No. 3 seed at the Region 5AAAA tournament Wednesday at LaGrange. Cartersville will face either Cedartown, Chapel Hill, or Central-Carrollton.
Cartersville (16-5, 7-3) has regular season region games remaining Friday at Troup County and at home Saturday against Central-Carrollton.
LaGRANGE GIRLS 42, CARTERSVILLE 32
LaGrange improved to 14-10 overall and 8-4 in Region 5AAAA by downing the Lady Canes by 10 points Thursday at the Storm Center.
Addie Smith led the Lady Canes with eight points.
Cartersville (8-14, 2-8) plays at Troup County Friday for a 6pm start and will host Central-Carrollton at 7pm Saturday.
No. 4 CARROLLTON GIRLS 68, CASS 37
The visiting Lady Trojans led 18-10 after one quarter, 32-18 at halftime, and 49-28 after three quarters Thursday at Cass.
Sharia Wade led Cass in scoring with 10 points.
4th-ranked Carrollton improved to 23-1 overall and remained an unbeaten 15-0 in region play. The Lady Trojans host East Paulding Saturday in a regular season finale, but will be the top-seed at the Region 7AAAAA tournament. The Lady Colonels have a pair of regular season wins over Hiram in 2016-17.
Cass (18-6, 11-5) will be the No. 3 seed at the Region 7AAAAA Tournament at Villa Rica Tuesday and will play Hiram.
No. 9 CARROLLTON BOYS 66, CASS 62
Cass held a five point lead in the second quarter, but Carrollton led 27-20 at halftime and 42-39 after three quarters Thursday night at Cass on their way to an important Region 7AAAAA victory. The visiting Trojans pushed their lead to as many as eight points early in the fourth quarter and held off the Colonels down the stretch for a 66-62 win. Cass won at Carrollton Tuesday night, so the two teams split their home-and-home series this week.
Ashton Burley led Cass in scoring with 21 points. Ian Whittington scored 15 points. Mark Chester, Jacquez Milles, and Jake Collum added seven points each.
Carrollton improved to 16-8 overall and 12-3 in region games. The Trojans have a home region game remaining Friday night against East Paulding.
Cass (18-7, 12-4) will next play in the Region 7AAAAA tournament Tuesday at Carrollton. Cass will be the No. 3 seed in the tournament and will face Paulding County. The Colonels and Patriots split their two regular season games.