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Canes win battle of ranked teams; Tigers, Colonels also add region wins

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The Cartersville boys won a back-and-forth Region 5-AAAA battle of two top ten ranked teams Tuesday night at the Storm Center by edging Sandy Creek, 62-58.

The visiting Patriots ran out to an early 13-3 lead before Cartersville narrowed that margin to 17-16 after eight minutes. The Canes led 30-26 at halftime, but Sandy Creek took a 47-42 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Cartersville outscored Sandy Creek 20 to 11 in the final period for their come-from-behind victory.

Jaylon Pugh led the Canes’ scoring attack with 25 points. T.J. Horton followed with 16 points. Perignon Dyer added nine, Luke Schiltz six, JKobe Orr four, and Grant Harris two points.

Jarred Godfrey scored a game-high 28 to lead Sandy Creek (11-4, 2-1). Julian Alexander added 15 more for the Patriots.

Cartersville (11-2, 4-0) entertains Chapel Hill in another Region 5-AAAA game Friday night.


The Adairsville boys broke open a close game with a big third quarter and cruised to a 68-48 win Tuesday night at region-rival Haralson County.

Ethan Belcher had a game-high 18 points to lead the Tigers. Mason Boswell scored 15 and Hunter Hice added 14 for Adairsville.

The Rebels (2-10, 0-5) were led by 14 points from Nijan Smith.

Adairsville (8-8, 4-3) host Sonoraville Friday and Armuchee Saturday.


The Cass boys edged visiting Rome Tuesday night in a key Region 7-AAAAA game, 46-42.

Justice Hayes led the Colonels with 15 points, followed by Ashton Burley with 12 and Carter Hedden with eight points.

Rome slipped to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in region play with the loss.

Cass (10-5, 4-3) plays region games at unbeaten and 6th-ranked Villa Rica Friday night at 8:30 p.m. and at Paulding County Saturday at 6 p.m.


The Woodland boys lost to visiting Kell Tuesday night 49-37 in a Region 7-AAAAA matchup.

The Longhorns took a 13-4 lead after one period and extended it to 28-11 by halftime. Kell led 40-22 through three quarters.

Savvon Dielgado led Kell with 14 points. Jahwan Smith added eight for the Longhorns (8-7, 5-1).

Nine different Wildcats scored but none reached double digits. Hunter Johnson led Woodland with nine, followed by seven from Jaylen Ballard, five by Dawson Wilkins, four each by DJ Robinson and Charles Norman, three by Kenny Jinks, two each by Dustin Ivie and Justice Carter, and one point by Peyton Roberts.

Woodland (3-11, 1-6) hosts Rome Wednesday night and Carrollton on Friday. Both games are set for 7:30 p.m. tip.

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