Cass hoops teams sweep at Woodland
The Cass basketball teams swept to a pair of Region 7-AAAAA wins Saturday at Woodland. The Lady Colonels beat the Lady Cats 61-34 and the Colonels took the boys’ contest 49-46 over the Wildcats.
The Cass girls led 16-8 after one period and extended their lead to 34-15 by halftime. The Lady Colonels led 50-21 after three periods on their way to a 27-point victory. Londaisha Smith and Payton Stoddard led Cass with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Claire Davis and Sharia Wade tossed in seven points each. Brianna Stephenson scored six. Alexis Ware posted five. Taryn Callahan had three points while Amber Brittian, Ariana Hames, and Abby Stoddard added two points apiece. The Lady Cats got 14 points from Morgan Cooper. Madgie Robinson followed with five points. Jordan Thompson and Gracie Styles scored four. Ansley Evans had three points. Nickiah Metcalf and Abigail Taylor each contributed two points.
Woodland falls to 1-8 on the season and 1-4 in Region 7-AAAAA. The Lady Cats will play Rome in the opening round of the Rome Holiday Tournament Monday at 4 p.m. at Berry College. Cass (8-2, 4-2) snaps a two-game skid where they lost back-to-back road games to Top Ten-ranked teams Rome and Carrollton. The Lady Colonels host Adairsville Tuesday before taking a few days off prior to participating in the Adairsville Ace Hardware Christmas Tournament December 27-29.
CASS BOYS 49, WOODLAND 46 The Colonels won a tightly contested region game at Woodland Saturday, 49-46. Cass led 23-19 at halftime and extended the lead to 36-26 heading into the final period. Woodland made a a valiant run at the Colonels, but came up three points short. Jacquez Fountain had a game-high 17 points to lead the Cass offense. Jordan Ford followed with 15 points for the Colonels. Ethan Carter tossed in six points. Justice Hayes had five. C.J. Pipkin, Jaylen Johnson, and Zaylan Chaney each added two points for Cass. Dawson Wilkins led Woodland scorer’s with 16 points. Hunter Johnson contributed 10. D.J. Robinson and Jaylen Ballard had six points each. Peyton Roberts and Justice Carter both added four points for the Wildcats.
Woodland (3-7, 0-5) has now dropped four straight since edging Cartersville on December 1. The Wildcats open play in the Rome Holiday Tournament Monday night at 5:30 p.m. against Rome at Berry College.
Cass (4-7, 2-4) hosts Adairsville Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. and will play in the Rockmart Christmas Tournament Thursday through Saturday.