Cass completes sweep of Hiram
The Cass girls and boys basketball teams completed a season sweep of the visiting Hiram Lady Hornets and Hornets Wednesday night in Region 7-AAAAA action at Cass High School.
The Cass girls trailed Hiram early Wednesday night at home, but utilized a strong third quarter and outscored Hiram 44-18 in the second half to ease away and earn a valuable Region 7-AAAAA win.
The visiting Lady Hornets led 16-12 after one quarter before Cass tied the game at 23 heading to the intermission. The Lady Colonels took a 44-35 lead after three periods and surged ahead in the final eight minutes for a 16-point victory.
Kyla Michienzi led Cass with 20 points. Payton Stoddard scored 13 and Lyric Curtis 10. Sharia Wade added nine, Chanel Clemmons and Alexis Ware four, Amber Brittian three, and Kyler Trouten and Aaliyah Curtis contributed two apiece.
A.J. Judie led Hiram (9-14, 6-7) with 19 points. Deija Dennard scored 10 and Imani Smith added seven for the Lady Hornets.
Cass (15-9, 8-7) secured no worse than a tie for fourth place in the final regular season region standings and can clinch the 4-seed with a home win over Kell Saturday at 4 p.m.
CASS BOYS 63, HIRAM 51
The Colonels notched their second win in as many nights over top-contending teams in Region 7-AAAAA with a 63-51 victory over visiting Hiram.
Heading into Wednesday night’s game, Hiram was holding down second place in the region standings with Cass in a tie for fourth with Carrollton — a team the Colonels topped at home Tuesday evening.
In the win over Hiram, Cass led 14-12 after one, 31-28 at half, and 43-40 heading into the fourth quarter.
Mark Chester led the Colonels with 22 points. Ashton Burley finished with 16 and Markeldrick Powell added 12 points.
The loss dropped the Hornets to 15-8 overall and 9-4 in region play. It also locked up the top seed in the region tournament next week for Villa Rica. Hiram remains in second place, one-half game ahead of third place Kell.
Cass (15-9, 8-7) moves one-half game ahead of Carrollton for fourth place in the region standings and likely locked up a rematch with the Trojans next Tuesday in the opening round of the Region 7-AAAAA tournament at Villa Rica. The Colonels close out regular season region play Saturday at home against Kell at 5:30 p.m.