Cass and Woodland girls, Adairsville boys collect region wins Tuesday night
The Cass and Woodland girls along with the Adairsville boys each won important region basketball games Tuesday night.
CASS GIRLS 78, KELL 47
The Lady Colonels had five players reach double figures Tuesday night as they overwhelmed visiting Kell, 78-47, in a Region 7-AAAAA contest. Claire Davis (photo) led Cass with 13 points while Londaisha Smith, Sharia Wade, Payton Stoddard, and Ariana Hanes all posted 12 points each.
The Lady Colonels led 24-7 after the opening eight minutes and bolted to a 41-16 lead by halftime. Cass maintained a 55-31 lead heading into the final period.
Kya Williams scored 17 points for the visiting Longhorns. Grace Elkins added 15 and Makenzie Franklin scored 12 for Kell (3-2).
In addition to the five players in double figures, Alexis Ware added nine point for Cass. Amber Brittian and Abby Stoddard scored three and Taryn Callahan added two points.
Cass (5-0, 1-0) plays at Paulding County Friday night and at East Paulding on Saturday.
WOODLAND GIRLS 50, EAST PAULDING 40
The Lady Cats picked up their first win of the year Tuesday night at home with a 50-40 victory over Region 7-AAAAA foe East Paulding.
Woodland led 20-15 at the intermission and held a 35-32 lead going into the final eight minutes before pulling away for a ten-point win.
Ansley Evans and Madgie Robinson led the Lady Cats with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Jordan Thompson followed with nine. Nickiah Metcalf scored eight points. Lauren Morris contributed four, Gracie Syles three, Morgan Cooper two, and Abigail Taylor one point.
Kimberlyn Black led the visiting Lady Raiders with 14 points. Lucy Steward added seven. With the loss, East Paulding is now 0-6 overall and 0-2 in region play.
Woodland (1-5, 1-1) plays another region contest at Rome Friday at 6:30 p.m.
SONORAVILLE 79, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 49
The Adairsville girls dropped a 30-point Region 6-AAA decision Tuesday night at Sonoraville, falling 79-49.
The Lady Tigers trailed by only five points at halftime, 31-26, but the Lady Phoenix outscored Adairsville 26-13 in the third quarter and 20-10 in the final period to pull away. “We played well in spots,” said Adairsville coach Michael Roberson. “We just didn’t put a full 32-minutes together.” Sonoraville (4-2, 2-1) had four players reach double figures in scoring. Abby Chambers led the way with 22 points. Maliyah Parks had 15, Avery Hamilton 11, and Alexa Geary added 10 points for the Phoenix.
Nakiyah Washington scored 18 points for Adairsville. She was followed by Aaliyah Applin with seven, Lori Cimino and Ji’Leyah Mitchell with five, Havyn Isaac four, Breanna Wilson, Alexia Crisp, and Coriana McDaniel three points, and Alexa Varner added one point.
Adairsville (2-4, 0-3) plays at Coahulla Creek Friday night at 7 p.m. and will host Calhoun Saturday night at 6 p.m.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 58, SONORAVILLE 43
The Tigers trailed at halftime Tuesday night at Sonoraville, but surged ahead in the third quarter and never looked back with a 58-43 road region win in 6-AAA.
Mason Boswell (photo) led Adairsville with 24 points. He was followed by Connor Crunkelton and Gaven Crunkelton with eight and seven points, respectively. Savaun Henderson contributed seven points. Danarous Johnson added four, Malachi Gardner three, and Derrick Simmons had two points for the Tigers.
Chris Rush led the host Phoenix (2-3, 2-1) with 14 points. Orry Darnell tossed in nine.
Adairsville (2-2, 2-1) travels to Coahulla Creek Friday night for an 8:30 p.m. tip before hosting rival Calhoun Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
KELL 89, CASS BOYS 54
Kell bolted out of the gates Tuesday night at Cass to take a 19-7 lead after one quarter, but the Colonels battled back to narrow the margin to 39-32 at halftime. In the second half, however, a 19-point third quarter and a 30-point fourth quarter by Kell proved to be too much for the host Colonels in an 89-54 Region 7-AAAAA loss. The visiting Longhorns (4-1, 2-0) had five players finish in double figures, led by Rakim Thompson with 24 points. Najhoe Colon, Justin Perry, and Isaiah Dubose all scored 12 points while Scoota Henderson added 11 for Kell.
Jacquez Fountain led Cass in the scoring column with 15 points. Ethan Carter scored nine. C.J. Pipkin, Jaylon Johnson, and Zaylon Chaney each had six points. Justice Hayes and Jordan Ford posted four points. Bryson Benham and Zay Jackson added two points each. Cass (2-4, 0-1) travels to Paulding County Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. The Colonels also play Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at East Paulding.
EAST PAULDING 63, WOODLAND BOYS 62
The Wildcats dropped a back-and-forth battle Tuesday night 63-62 to visiting East Paulding.
The visiting Raiders led 16-12 after one quarter, but Woodland held a 35-31 advantage at halftime. East Paulding regained the lead after three quarters, 50-47, and held on in the final eight minutes for a one-point Region 7-AAAAA win. Azer Tidor scored 21 points and Ravon Melon had 10 for the Raiders. Dawson Wilkins (photo) led Woodland with 22 points. Hunter Johnson scored 18 and D.J. Robinson 10 for the Wildcats. Justice Carter and Kyjuan McLendon rounded out the Woodland scoring with six points apiece.
East Paulding improved to 3-3 overall and evened their region mark at 1-1.
Woodland (3-5, 0-2) returns to the hardwoods Friday night at 7:30 p.m. for another region game at Rome.
TRION 68, EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 52
The Excel Christian Academy Eagles dropped a Region 6-A game Tuesday night at Trion, 68-52.
The host Bulldogs grabbed a 24-15 lead in the first quarter and led 45-29 at halftime. Trion pushed their advantage to 58-38 after three quarters.
Austin Mason made eight three-pointers in the first half on his way to a game-high 26 points to lead Trion. Brier Ingle added 25 points for the Bulldogs who improved to 2-2 on the year.
Josiah Mosley led Excel with 21 points. Brendan Quillian scored nine. Rayshawn Womack posted eight points, Kalil Holley six, Jacob Day five, and Evan Lee added three points.
Excel (2-2, 0-1) hosts North Cobb Christian Friday night at 7 p.m. and Darlington Saturday night at 7 p.m.