Boys basketball roundup: Tough Friday night for the locals
It was a difficult night for the five local high school boys basketball teams in Bartow County.
All five local teams lost. Adairsville lost a Region 6-AAA game in overtime at Coahulla Creek. Woodland dropped a road region game while Cass lost at home to unbeaten Paulding County. Excel lost to perennial region power North Cobb Christian at home and Cartersville dropped a non-region game at North Paulding.
NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN 74, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 34
Kamran Hall scored 16 points while Kami Young and Tre Chatman added 14 and 13 points, respectively, as visiting North Cobb Christian won at Excel Christian 74-34.
Excel trailed 30-13 at the intermission and was down 59-23 after three quarters.
Robbie Poston scored 10 points for the Eagles. Rayshawn Womack and Josiah Mosley finished with nine points each. Jacob Day and Evan Lee contributed three points each.
North Cobb Christian evened its season mark at 3-3 and improved to 2-0 in region action.
Excel (2-3, 0-2) entertains Darlington Saturday night at 7 p.m.
ROME 70, WOODLAND BOYS 58
Woodland’s Dawson Wilkins scored 20 points while Hunter Johnson had 16 and Justice Carter 11, but the Wildcats lost at Rome Friday night 70-58.
Caleb Byrd led Rome (2-1, 1-1) with 37 points.
Peyton Roberts added five points for Woodland. DiAnthony Hethcock contributed four. Johnathan Thomas and Kijuan McLendon added one point each for the Wildcats.
Woodland (3-5, 0-3 Region 7-AAAAA) plays at Kell next Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
NORTH PAULDING 75, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 64
The Canes fell way behind in the first half, but surged in the third quarter to get back in the contest and had the deficit to 10 points with about four minutes remaining. Unfortunately Cartersville came up short at North Paulding Friday night, 75-64.
Cameron Cherry led four Wolfpack players in double figures with 21 points. Garrett Goff had 16, Kevin Wirth 15, and Jacob Harris 14 for North Paulding (8-1).
Isaac Gridley paced the Purple Hurricanes with 19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three block shots. Perignon Dyer finished with 14 points. Taywuan Johnson posted 10 points. Micah Tart followed with seven. Austin Cauffman contributed six points. Jaylen Garnigan had five and Raylin Royal added three points.
Cartersville (1-3) looks to bounce back next Friday at Paulding County.
PAULDING COUNTY 89, CASS BOYS 55
Paulding County led 29-11 after the first eight minutes and never looked back in an 89-55 Region 7-AAAAA win at Cass Friday night in White.
Keon Sedgwick and John Cook paced the Patriots with 16 points apiece. Jacquez Fountain led Cass with 19 points. Justice Hayes and Ethan Carter added 10 each.
The Patriots stayed unbeaten with a 7-0 overall record and improved to 2-0 in region action. Cass (2-5, 0-2) plays at East Paulding Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
COAHULLA CREEK 47, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 37 (OT)
The host Colts outscored Adairsville 13-3 in overtime for a 10-point Region 6-AAA decision Friday night in Dalton, 47-37.
The game went to overtime tied 34-all.
The Colts led 18-12 at halftime and 27-20 after three quarters, but the Tigers forced the extra session by outscoring Coahulla Creek 14-7 in the fourth quarter.
Gage Seibenhenor led the Colts (5-3, 2-2) and all scorers in the game with 19 points.
Mason Boswell had 11 for Adairsville. Savaun Henderson finished with eight points and Malachi Gardner totaled seven. Gaven and Connor Crunkelton had four each for the Tigers. Tyshawn Savage added two points.
Adairsville (2-3, 2-2) entertains Calhoun Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.