Friday hoops roundup: Canes tame Tigers, await region fate
The Cartersville boys took care of visiting Troup County Friday night at the Storm Center with a 73-55 Region 5-AAAA victory and secured a tie for the top spot in the region heading into next week’s post-season tournament.
The Canes led 47-46 after three quarters, but commanded the final eight minutes to with their tenth region game. Sandy Creek defeated Central-Carroll Friday night to also finish the region slate with ten wins.
Troup closes out the region schedule Saturday against Chapel Hill. If Chapel Hill wins that game Cartersville wins a tie-breaker to secure the top seed. If Troup wins, the Hurricanes tie for the top spot with Sandy Creek.
In the event of a tie, a coin toss will take place to determine the top seed.
The top seed hosts the region tournament semifinals next Friday.
In the Canes’ win Friday night, T.J. Horton poured in 28 points, Jaylon Pugh scored 18, and Isaac Gridley added 11 with multiple blocks.
Jay Jefferson led Troup County with 24 points.
Troup (11-10, 6-5) led 14-12 after one quarter. Cartersville led 34-30 at halftime.
Cartersville (18-4, 10-2) awaits their region tournament fate and will travel across town to play Woodland Saturday afternoon in a non-region contest.
TROUP COUNTY GIRLS 51, CARTERSVILLE 29
Troup (11-8, 6-4) had three players to finish in double-figure scoring Friday night at the Storm Center on their way to a 51-29 win over the Lady Canes.
Cio Siegler led Cartersville with 14 points.
Cartersville (7-15, 2-10) travels to Woodland Saturday at 3 p.m. for a non-region game to close out the regular season. The Lady Canes will open the Region 5-AAAA tournament next week in a tournament play-in game.
COAHULLA CREEK GIRLS 61, ADAIRSVILLE 53
Lily Snyder scored 14 points and Mallory Poe added 12 as Coahulla Creek defeated the Lady Tigers Friday night in a closely contested Region 6-AAA battle.
In the back-and-forth game, the Lady Colts led 17-14 after one quarter and 45-44 after three quarters. Adairsville led 30-26 at halftime.
Josie Summerville led Adairsville with 20 points and 13 rebounds. It was her eighth double-double of the season. Nakiyah Washington followed with 14 points and Havyn Isaac added 12.
Coahulla Creek finished the regular season with an 11-12 mark.
Adairsville concludes the regular season 3-12 and will open the Region 6-AAA tournament Monday at 4 p.m. at Sonoraville against the No. 2 seed from the North sub-region.
COAHULLA CREEK BOYS 45, ADAIRSVILLE 43
The visiting Colts led 15-7 after one period, 23-15 at halftime, and 35-27 entering the fourth quarter as they held off Adairsville Friday night, 45-43.
Coahulla Creek (8-15) was led by 13 points from Gage Seibenhener and 12 from Marc Pilcher.
Cody Henderson led the Tigers with 17 points. Hunter Hice and Mason Boswell each added nine.
Adairsville enters next week’s Region 6-AAA tournament with a 13-12 mark. The Tigers will be the No. 2 seed from the South sub-region and will face the No. 5 seed from the North sub-region Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sonoraville.
HIRAM GIRLS 45, WOODLAND 27
The host Lady Hornets led 10-6 after one quarter and 18-12 at halftime before separating in the second half for an 18-point Region 7-AAAAA win over Woodland. Hiram outscored Woodland 18-7 in the third stanza.
A.J. Judie led Hiram (10-15, 7-8) with 16 ponts.
Whitney Harris led Woodland with eight points. Madgie Robinson scored five. Morgan Cooper and Morgan Bailey added four each.
Woodland (7-15, 4-12) closes out the regular season Saturday afternoon at home in a non-region game against Cartersville. Tip is scheduled for 3 p.m.
HIRAM BOYS 49, WOODLAND 38
Hiram led Woodland 16-10 after one quarter and 31-19 at halftime Friday night, then held off the visiting Wildcats for an 11-point Region 7-AAAAA win.
Jaylen Ballard led Woodland with 15 points. Charles Norman followed with 12. Connor Gallagher added four. Dawson Wilkins scored three. Hunter Johnson and Justice Carter had two points apiece.
Nathan Presnell led the Hornets with 16 points. Arshard Crepsac added nine.
Hiram improved to 17-8 overall and 11-4 in region play.
Woodland (6-18, 4-12) entertains Cartersville Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in both teams final regular season game.