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Saturday hoops roundup: Cartersville teams sweep at Chapel Hill, Adairsville boys edge Coosa


The Cartersville Lady Canes snapped a brief losing streak with a win Saturday at Chapel Hill in Region 5-AAAA action. The Hurricanes also won an important region game and the Adairsville boys edged Coosa in an exciting non-region matchup.



Hunter Hice poured in 24 points and Cody Henderson added 11 as the Adairsville boys won a non-region game Saturday at Coosa, 59-58.

The Tigers have now won six of their last seven and 12 of their last 15 games to improve to 13-10 overall.

Mason Bowell added eight points for Adairsville. Ethan Belcher, Gaven Crunkelton, and Malachi Gardner scored five apiece. Jessie O’Kelley added one point.

Kenon Dixson scored a game-high 22 for the Eagles. Kameron White added a dozen points as Coosa fell to 8-13 for the year.

Adairsville plays at Sonoraville Tuesday and hosts Coahulla Creek Friday for their Senior Night recognitions.


The Lady Tigers rallied in the final period, but came up short in a 60-54 loss Saturday at Coosa in a non-region game.

Adairsville led 14-13 after one quarter, but fell behind 33-21 at half and 47-32 going into the fourth quarter.

Carah Arrant led the Lady Eagles with 23 points. Taylor Roberts scored 15 and Emma Reynolds had 12 for Coosa (9-12).

Nakiyah Washington led Adairsville with 16 points. Coriana McDaniel followed with 12 and Josie Summerville finished with 10 points. Havyn Isaac posted nine, Breanna Wilson four, Jaleyiah Mitchell two, and Aaliyah Applin one.

Adairsville (3-19, 1-9) closes out the regular season next week at Sonoraville Tuesday at 6 p.m. before hosting Coahulla Creek Friday at 7 p.m.


The Canes picked up an important Region 5-AAAA win Saturday at Chapel Hill, 75-48.

With the victory, Cartersville clinched a state playoff berth in Class AAAA. The Hurricanes' seed will be determined in tournament play next week.

T.J. Horton led Cartersville’s attack Saturday with 20 points, followed by Perignon Dyer with 18 and Jaylon Pugh with 13 points.

Cartersville and Chapel Hill were tied 9-9 after one quarter, but the Hurricanes outscored the Panthers 20-7 in the second quarter to take a 29-16 lead at the half. Cartersville extended their lead to 52-33 through three periods.

Chapel Hill — led by T Rea with 12 and Markell Clonts with 10 points — slipped to 4-15 overall and 1-8 in region play.

Cartersville (17-4, 10-2) hosts Alexander in a non-region game Tuesday before entertaining Troup County Friday in their final regular season region game. The Canes close out the regular season at Woodland on Saturday.


The Lady Canes snapped a five-game skid Saturday with their second win of the season over Chapel Hill in Douglasville. Cartersville won the first meeting between the two teams 36-25 earlier in the month.

The Lady Panthers led 9-7 after one quarter, but the Lady Canes carried a 19-16 advantage to the intermission and led 30-25 after three quarters.

Cio Siegler scored 11 and Kallie Scheff 10 to help lead Cartersville. London Shaw posted seven, Naija Evans six, Ariana Cochran and Addie Smith two, and Amya Davis added one point. Evans also totaled a game-high 14 rebounds.

Madison Jackson led Chapel Hill (1-19, 0-8) with nine points.

Cartersville (7-14, 2-9) hosts Troup County next Friday in their final regular season region game at the Storm Center at 6 p.m. The Lady Canes then travel to Woodland on Saturday at 3 p.m. for a non-region game.


The Lady Colonels lost Saturday at Kell, 56-50.

The host Lady Longhorns led 19-15 after one quarter, 32-30 at half, and 42-41 after the third quarter in the tight battle.

Kya Williams and Ashley Sparrow led Kell (9-13, 6-7) with 18 and 16 points.

Payton Stoddard scored 15 points to lead the Lady Colonels. She was followed by Kyla Michienzi with 10, Sharia Wade and Amber Brittian with eight, Aaliyah Curtis totaled five, Chanel Clemmons three, and Alexis Ware added one point.

Cass (14-8, 7-6) hosts Carrollton Tuesday at 6 p.m., Hiram Wednesday at 6 p.m., and entertains Kell in a quick rematch next Saturday with a 4 p.m. tip.


The Colonels lost at Kell Saturday to slip under .500 in region play.

Mark Chester led Cass with 18 points. Ashton Burley and Markeldrick Powell followed with 11 and 8 points, respectively.

Kell improved to 13-9 overall and 10-3 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Cass (13-9, 6-7) closes out the regular season slate next week at home against Carrollton Tuesday, Hiram Wednesday, and Kell on Saturday.


Kyndal Coleman (19 points), Emmy Parham (14), and Jaila Orozco (11) led 4th-ranked Villa Rica to a 57-27 Region 7-AAAAA win Saturday over visiting Woodland.

Villa Rica (17-1, 12-1) led 10-5 after one quarter, then extended their lead to 30-12 at halftime and 49-17 through three quarters.

Whitney Harris led the Lady Cats with 10 points. Morgan Bailey, Leah Stantz, and Carli Clymer scored four points each. Morgan Cooper and Gracie Styles added two points apiece. Lauren Morris contributed one.

Woodland (6-14, 3-11) plays road region games Tuesday at East Paulding and Friday at Hiram in 6 p.m. starts. The Lady Cats will then close out the regular season with a home game against Cartersville at 3 p.m.


Woodland led 13-7 after eight minutes and 24-22 at halftime, but the 7th-ranked Villa Rica boys outscored the visiting Wildcats 20-6 in the third quarter to carry a 42-30 advantage into the final quarter on their way to a nine-point Region 7-AAAAA win.

Latrell Swanigan led Villa Rica with 17 points. Woodland’s Jaylen Ballard matched him with 17 points.

Javonte Hart and Elijah Fluker added eight each for Villa Rica (18-1, 11-1).

Woodland got seven points each from Charles Norman and Connor Gallagher. Hunter Johnson and Peyton Roberts added three points and Dawson Wilkins two.

Woodland (5-17, 3-11) plays at East Paulding Tuesday, at Hiram Friday, and hosts Cartersville Saturday.

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