Saturday HS hoops: Adairsville sweeps Armuchee; Lady Colonels pick up region win
The Adairsville girls and boys basketball teams swept visiting Armuchee Saturday for a pair of non-region wins and the Cass girls picked up a Region 7-AAAAA win at Paulding County.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 67, ARMUCHEE 51
Hunter Hice scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the first half Saturday as the Adairsville boys ran out to a 44-16 first half lead on their way to a 16-point, non-region win over visiting Armuchee.
Cody Henderson scored 19 points for the Tigers. Mason Boswell added eight, Gaven Crunkelton three, Malachi Gardner two, and Ethan Belcher one point.
Eli Brock led Armuchee (4-13) with 16 points. Dre’Quan Cook added 13.
Adairsville (10-8) has now won nine of their last eleven games and plays at Bremen next Friday.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 39, ARMUCHEE 38
The Adairsville girls bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to region rival Sonoraville Friday night with a 39-37 win over visiting Armuchee in a back-and-forth battle.
Armuchee led 16-8 at halftime after limiting the Lady Tigers to only two, second quarter points. Adairsville rallied in the third quarter, however, to take a 26-23 lead and then held off the Lady Indians in the final quarter for a two-point win.
Nakiyah Washington scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Lady Tigers. Havyn Isaac followed with 10. Jessie O’Kelley contributed six points, Josie Summerville four, and Ji’Leyah Mitchell two.
Brandy Anne Wacher led Armuchee (10-8) with 19 points.
Adairsville (4-15) returns to Region 6-AAA play next Friday at Bremen.
CASS GIRLS 59, PAULDING COUNTY 41
The Lady Colonels trailed 23-20 at halftime Saturday, but battled back in the third quarter to take a 34-31 lead heading into the final eight minutes at Paulding County.
In the fourth, Cass outscored the Lady Patriots 25-10 for a comfortable 18-point win.
Payton Stoddard led the way for the Lady Colonels with 20 points. Kyla Michienzi scored 12 and Lyric Curtis added 11 points. Aaliyah Curtis added six, Chanel Clemmons four, Sharia Wade and Amber Brittian three each, and Alexis Ware scored one point.
Gabby Hemphill led Paulding County (2-16, 2-7) with 15 points.
Cass (10-7, 4-5 Region 7-AAAAA) has four straight home games next week including East Paulding Tuesday, Hiram Wednesday, Kell Friday, and Rockmart on Saturday.
PAULDING COUNTY BOYS 57, CASS 44
The Colonels bounced back from a slow start with a second quarter surge, but were outscored in the second half at Paulding County Saturday 35-23 in a 57-44 Region 7-AAAAA loss.
Jalen Sowells and Trell Evans led the way for Paulding County with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
The Patriots improved to 10-8 overall and 4-5 in region play.
Cass was led in the scoring column by Carter Hedden with 13 points and Justice Hayes with 12.
The Colonels got seven points from Ashton Burley, five from Markeldrick Powell, three by Ethan Carter and two by Mark Chester.
Cass (10-7, 4-5) has four home games next week facing East Paulding Tuesday, Hiram Wednesday, Kell Friday and Rockmart Saturday.
CARROLLTON GIRLS 56, WOODLAND 20
The 9th-ranked Lady Trojans raced out to a 32-14 first half lead on their way to a 56-20 win at Woodland Saturday.
Carrollton improved to 13-4 overall and 7-1 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland (3-11, 1-8) travels to Paulding County Tuesday for a 6 pm. start.
CARROLLTON BOYS 55, WOODLAND 34
Carrollton improved to 12-5 overall and 5-3 in Region 7-AAAAA with a road win at Woodland Saturday afternoon.
Woodland (3-13, 1-8) plays at Paulding County Tuesday.