Canes win opener at Rome Holiday tournament
The Cartersville boys are settling into their full roster for the 2018-19 season now that the football season has concluded. On Monday night, the infusion of some new faces helped Cartersville snap a four-game skid with a 75-72 victory over Coosa at the Rome Holiday Tournament. The Canes led 25-22 after eight minutes, held a 44-34 lead at the break, and maintained a 61-51 advantage before holding off the Eagles in the fourth quarter. Cartersville had three players post double-figure scoring numbers.
Senior Perignon Dyer (photo) led the Canes with 23 points. Sophomore Kolbe Benham added 17 points and fellow sophomore Micah Tart knocked down 10. Marqual Coaxum scored six for the Canes. Raylin Royal and Robert Novak had five each. Amari Orr tossed in three. Taywuan Johnson, Manny Hayes, and Tyriek Hammock added two points each. Coosa slipped to 4-4 on the season with the loss.
Photo by Randy Parker, The Daily Tribune News Cartersville (2-4) advances to play Rome Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Highlands College Rome campus.
ROME 60, WOODLAND BOYS 51 Caleb Byrd had a game-high 25 points and Jaylen Nelson added 10 Monday night as Rome defeated the Woodland boys 60-51 in the first round of the Rome Holiday Tournament. Rome maintained a lead throughout the contest. The Wolves led 15-14 after one quarter, 28-21 at halftime, and 43-35 after three periods on their way to a nine-point win.
Dawson Wilkins and D.J. Robinson led the Wildcats with 20 and 10 points, respectively. Hunter Johnson scored seven points. Jaylen Ballard notched six points. Peyton Roberts, Justice Carter, Kyjuan McLendon, and Jacob Foss added two points each.
Rome improved to 4-3 with the win.
Woodland (3-8) has now dropped five straight and will play Coosa in a consolation game Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Georgia Highlands Rome campus.