Woodland girls, Cartersville and Adairsville boys take Monday night wins
The Woodland girls and Cartersville boys basketball teams earned first round wins Monday night at the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival at Berry College.
Meanwhile the Adairsville boys won their second straight at home with a Region 6-AAA victory over Murray County.
WOODLAND GIRLS 34, CARTERSVILLE 32
Whitney Harris led Woodland with 13 points, including a fourth quarter go-ahead three pointer Monday night as the Lady Cats edged Cartersville 34-32 in the opening round of the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival at Berry College.
Madgie Robinson scored 11 points for Woodland, followed by Carli Clymer with six and Ansley Evans three points.
Cartersville led 11-10 after one quarter and 13-12 at halftime. Woodland held a 25-19 lead after three quarters.
Amaya Davis led Cartersville with seven points. Kalli Scheff scored six. De’Asia Jefferson contributed five points. London Shaw and Addie Smith posted four points each. Jada Cunningham, Ariana Cochran, and Cio Siegler added two points apiece.
Woodland (2-4) advances to play Model Tuesday at Georgia Highlands College in Rome at 6 p.m.
The Lady Canes (3-4) will play Coosa in a consolation game Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Georgia Highlands College.
CARTERSVILLE BOYS 79, PEPPERELL 36
The Hurricanes exploded for 35 points in the second quarter Monday night and limited Pepperell to only four points in the third quarter on their way to a 79-36 win at Berry College in the opening round of the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival.
The Canes led 51-21 at halftime and 67-25 through three quarters.
T.J. Horton led four Canes in double figures with 19. Perignon Dyer scored 14 points. Jaylon Pugh and Grant Harris added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Luke Schiltz scored five. JKobe Orr added four points. Marqual Coaxum, Jacorey Johns, and Taywuan Johnson each scored two.
Branson Hanks and Dawson Melton scored 10 points each for Pepperell (2-3).
Cartersville (3-0) plays Calhoun Wednesday in the second round at 6 p.m. at Georgia Highlands College in Rome.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 63, MURRAY COUNTY 42
The Tigers took a 16-11 lead after one quarter and built on their advantage throughout the night in a 63-42 Region 6-AAA victory over Murray County Monday at home.
Adairsville led by seven at halftime and led by 10 after three quarters on their way to the 19-point decision.
Adairsville’s Cody Henderson had a game-high 20 points, followed by Gaven Crunkelton with 13 points and Hunter Hice with 11. Ethan Belcher tossed in nine points. Grayson Dailey finished with six points. Mason Boswell and Jessie O’Kelley added two points each.
Bronson Bowen and Haden Newport led the Indians with 11 points apiece.
Murray County slipped to 2-8 overall and 1-4 and region play.
Adairsville improved to 3-7 with their second straight win. The Tigers are 2-3 in Region 6-AAA and host Cass Tuesday night at 8 p.m.
MURRAY COUNTY GIRLS 43, ADAIRSVILLE 31
The Adairsville girls led 11-3 after one quarter and 18-11 at halftime Monday night, but the visiting Lady Indians rallied in the third period to take a 28-25 lead. Murray County then pulled away in the final quarter for a 12-point Region 6-AAA win.
Jaide Johns scored 13 and Katie Ashie 11 to lead Murray County.
Nakiyah Washington led Adairsville with 12 points. Josie Summerville and Havyn Isaac followed with six each.
Murray County improved to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in region games.
Adairsville (2-8, 1-3) hosts Cass Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
SONORAVILLE BOYS 55, WOODLAND 52
The Woodland boys basketball team chipped away at an early 12-point lead by Sonoraville Monday night at the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival in Rome, but fell to the Phoenix 55-52.
Sonoraville led 18-6 after one quarter, 27-22 at halftime, and 40-37 through three quarters.
Will Walraven had a game-high 26 points to lead Sonoraville. Chris Rush scored nine and Lucas Crooks eight for the Phoenix.
Woodland was led by Justice Carter with 12 points. Dawson Wilkins and Hunter Johnson scored 10 point each. Charles Norman contributed eight points. DJ Robinson and Jaylen Ballard scored four. RJ Beaubrun added two points.
Sonoraville remained undefeated on the year and improved to 8-0. The Phoenix will play Darlington Wednesday night in the second round.
Woodland (1-7) plays Coosa in the tournament consolation bracket Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Georgia Highlands College in Rome. Coosa lost to Rome Monday night, 57-54.