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Lady Colonels come up short in tourney title game

The Cass Lady Colonels, playing their fourth game in four days Saturday evening, came up short in a 74-47 loss to Villa Rica in the championship game of the Central-Carroll Christmas Tournament.

Villa Rica improved to 7-0 on the season and handed the Lady Colonels their second loss of the year — both to the Wildcats. Villa Rica won at Cass on December 2 70-62 in a Region 7-AAAAA game.

“We ran out of gas at the end of a long week,” said Lady Colonels coach Burt Jackson. “I’m still very proud of this team and the way we’ve played.”

Villa Rica, ranked 8th in Class AAAAA, led 24-10 after one quarter and 45-20 at halftime.

Aliyah Hindsman had a game-high 18 points for the Lady Wildcats. Jaila Orozco and Emmy Parham added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Payton Stoddard scored 15 points for Cass and was named to the All-Tournament team. Kyla Michienzi followed with seven points. Lyric Curtis totaled six. Aaliyah Curtis, Chanel Clemmons, and Ariana Hames posted four point each. Alexis Ware and Sharia Wade contributed three points each. Londaisha Smith added one point.

Cass (6-2) plays at Adairsville Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Cass girls basketball, Central-Carroll Christmas Tournament runner-up, 2017

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