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Wildcats edge Canes in OT; Lady Canes win at Woodland

The Cartersville girls and the Woodland boys won non-region varsity basketball games Saturday at Woodland as the two schools split contests.

The Lady Canes won the opener 47-34. The Wildcats took the nightcap in overtime, 59-56.

Both teams head into their respective region tournaments next week.



Cio Seigler scored 15 points and Amya Davis added eight as Cartersville pulled away in the second half for a 13-point victory.

Kallie Scheff scored six for the Lady Canes. Addie Smith totaled five, London Shaw four, and Jaijah Evans, Aliyah Sellers, and Ariana Cochran added three points each.

Cartersville led 6-3 after one period, but Woodland carried a 17-15 advantage into halftime. Cartersville went ahead 32-27 after three quarters.

Whitney Harris led Woodland with 10 points. Carli Clymer had nine, Madgie Robinson eight, Gracie Styles three, and Callie Jones one point.

Cartersville finished the regular season with an 8-15 mark. Woodland finished 7-16.

Cartersville will open the Region 5-AAAA tournament Monday at 6 p.m. against Chapel Hill at the Storm Center.

The 7th-seeded Lady Cats will play at No. 2-seed Carrollton Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Region 7-AAAAA quarterfinals.


The Cartersville boys trailed most of regulation Saturday at Woodland, but rallied to take a three point lead, 48-45, with only seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Jaylen Ballard of the Wildcats nailed a buzzer-beater three-pointer, however, to send the game to overtime tied 48-48.

Woodland held leads of 10-6 after one quarter, 23-20 at halftime, and 37-30 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats then edged the Canes 11-8 in the extra period for a 59-56 win.

Jaylon Pugh led three Cartersville players in double figures with a game-high 18 points. Isaac Gridley scored 16 and T.J. Horton 12 for the Hurricanes. Luke Schiltz scored six and Perignon Dyer added four points.

Charles Norman led Woodland with 17 points. Ballard had 14 points and Hunter Johnson 11 for the Wildcats. Peyton Roberts scored seven points for Woodland. Connor Gallagher scored five, Justice Carter three, and Dawson Wilkins two.

Woodland made 14 of 22 free throws in the game, Cartersville was 12 of 21 from the charity stripe.

Woodland wrapped up the regular season and will head into the Region 7-AAAAA tournament next week with a 7-18 record. The Wildcats will play East Paulding in a tournament play-in game Monday at Paulding County High School.

Cartersville ended the regular season 18-5 and will open Region 5-AAAA tournament play Friday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals as the No. 2 seed. The Canes will play the survivor of #3 LaGrange/#6 Chapel Hill/#7 Central-Carroll.

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