Cass girls reach tourney finals; Lady Tigers, Lady Canes pick up home wins
The Cass girls defeated the host Lady Lions 53-42 Friday night in the semi- finals of the Central-Carroll Christmas Tournament in Carrollton.
Cass trailed 14-12 after one quarter and 27-25 at halftime, but surged to a 36-31 lead by the end of the third quarter.
Payton Stoddard led Cass with 19 points. Kyla Michienzi also reached double digits with 10 points.
Lyric Curtis scored six. Aaliyah Curtis and Chanel Clemmons posted five points each. Alexis Ware scored four points. Sharia Wade and Kyler Trouten added two points apiece for the Lady Colonels.
Haley Mehring led Central with ten points.
Central fell to 5-2 on the season and will play in the third place consolation game Saturday afternoon.
Cass (6-1) will face Class 5A, 8th-ranked and undefeated Villa Rica Saturday night at 6:30 for the tournament championship at Central-Carroll High School. The game will be a rematch of the two teams’ December 2 contest won by the Lady Wildcats (8-0) 70-62 at Cass.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 58, BREMEN 52
The Adairsville Lady Tigers picked up their first Region 6-AAA win of the year Friday night at home with a 58-52 defeat of Bremen.
Adairsville took a 16-4 lead in the first quarter, led 27-20 at halftime, and held a 40-37 edge through three quarters on their way to the six-point victory.
Colby Redding led Bremen (2-4, 0-3) with 14 points. Alyssa Taylor and Morgan Casnen added 12 and 10 points, respectively for the Blue Devils.
Nakiyah Washington had a game-high 23 points for the Lady Tigers, including 15 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Josie Summerville scored 12 points for Adairsville and grabbed a team-leading 14 rebounds. Havyn Isaac also reached double figures for the Tigers with 10 points.
Coriana McDaniel scored eight points. Breeana Wilson added six points and Lori Cimino two points for Adairsville.
The Lady Tigers (2-7, 1-2) host Murray County Monday night at 6 p.m. and will entertain Cass Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 49, PAULDING COUNTY 31
The Lady Canes broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter Friday night to defeat visiting Paulding County, 49-31, in a non-region game at the Storm Center.
Cartersville led 9-4 after one quarter, 18-15 at halftime, and 30-25 through three quarters before winning the final eight minutes 19-6.
Destiny Broughton led the visiting Lady Patriots with nine points. Kemani Watson and Kasie Brewer added six points each for Paulding County.
The Lady Patriots remained winless on the season and fell to an 0-7 record.
Aliyah Sellars led Cartersville with 13 points and Cio Siegler contributed 11 points. Kalli Scheff and London Shaw scored six points each. Amaya Davis scored five points, Addie Smith four, Ariana Cochran three, and DeAsia Jefferson added one point for the Lady Canes.
Cartersville (3-2) plays at Calhoun Saturday afternoon. Tip is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The Lady Canes will also open play at the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Tournament Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Berry College.
HIRAM GIRLS 54, WOODLAND 38
The Hiram Lady Hornets improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in Region 7-AAAAA action with a 54-38 win Friday night at Woodland.
Woodland (1-4, 0-3) plays Cartersville Monday at 3 p.m. in the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Tournament at Berry College.