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Hoops roundup: Thanksgiving tourney updates

The Cartersville girls edged Adairsville, while the boys teams from Cartersville, Cass, and Woodland all picked up Thanksgiving Tournament wins Tuesday night.



The Cartersville girls edged Adairsville 40-39 in a back-and-forth battle Tuesday night at the Armuchee Thanksgiving Tournament to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Cartersville’s Amya Davis made two free throws with less than 20 seconds remaining and Adairsville missed a potential game-winning shot at the end.

“We couldn’t keep them off the boards,” noted Adairsville coach Michael Roberson. “Their offensive rebounding was the difference in the game.”

Lehla Thomas scored all 13 of her points in the first half — 12 in the second quarter — and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Canes. London Shaw and Amya Davis scored eight points each. Alexia Henderson scored five points. Naijah Evans contributed four points and had four blocked shots. Kierra Milline added two points and Jamiya Moore had four assists.

Nakiyah Washington led Adairsville (1-1) in the scoring column with 15 points. Coriana McDaniel scored 10 points. Havyn Isaac posted six points. Aaliyah Applin added four points. Breeana Wilson and Ji’Leyah Mitchell contributed three and one point, respectively.

The Lady Tigers host Ringgold November 27. The Lady Canes play at Woodland December 1.


The Canes won their season opener at the North Murray High School Turkey Jam, defeating Northwest Whitfield 75-69.

Perignon Dyer and Isaac Gridley paced Cartersville with 25 and 24 points, respectively. Micah Tart added 13 with Raylin Royal and Taywuan Johnson scoring five each.

Cartersville (1-0) plays at host North Murray Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.


The Colonels picked up their first win of the year with a 61-47 victory over Signal Mountain (Tenn.) at the Dalton High School Thanksgiving Tournament.

Cass led 18-10 after one quarter and extended their lead to 40-22 at the intermission. The Colonels held a 46-37 lead after three quarters.

Cass had three players with double figures in scoring. Jacquez Fountain scored 14 points. Jaylon Johnson and Braxton Benham contributed 12 points apiece. C.J. Pipkin scored eight, Justice Hayes six, Zaylan Chaney five, and Ethan Carter two points.

The Eagles (2-2) were led by Terrance Russell with 11 points. Owen Honroth and Malone Hawley added nine and seven points, respectively.

Cass (1-2) plays in the consolation finals Wednesday against the host Catamounts at 5:30 back at Dalton High School.


After dropping their first two games at the Paulding County High School Thanksgiving Tournament, Woodland raced to an early lead and held off Central-Carroll 51-35 to even their season record at 2-2.

Hunter Johnson and Jaylen Ballard shared scoring honors for Woodland with 21 points each. Johnson’s night included five, three-pointers. Ballard scored 10 of his points in the first quarter.

Woodland led 25-8 after one quarter and led 38-18 at halftime.

Justice Carter and Nathan Gomez contributed four points each for Woodland. Peyton Roberts scored three.

Abrin Daniel led Central with 12 points as the Lions slipped to 0-3 on the year.

Woodland (2-2) travels to Hiram Friday, November 30 and will host Cartersville on Saturday, December 1.


The host Indians defeated the Lady Cats 43-26 in second day action at the Armuchee High School Thanksgiving Tournament.

Armuchee evened its season mark at 2-2.

The Lady Cats fall to 0-3 on the year and play at Hiram Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m. before hosting Cartersville on Saturday, December 1.

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