Lady Colonels, Colonels sweep Woodland
The Cass girls and boys basketball teams celebrated their 2018-19 senior players Tuesday night in front of the home crowd and both home teams collected Region 7-AAAAA victories over county-rival Woodland.
CASS GIRLS 52, WOODLAND 27
The Lady Colonels snapped a two-game skid, celebrated their 2019 seniors, and eased past county rival Woodland Tuesday night at home with a 52-27 victory. The Cass girls started slowly and Woodland slowed the tempo even more as the first quarter ended with the Lady Colonels up 4-2. Extended pressure and an 18-point run in the second quarter by Cass pushed the lead to 23-9 by halftime. Cass led 37-19 after three quarters. Lady Colonels’ freshman Claire Davis had a game-high 14 points. Senior Payton Stoddard (photo) followed with 11 that were all scored in the second half. Londaisha Smith had eight points. Amber Brittian finished with four. Sharia Wade, Ariana Hames, Taryn Callahan, Brianna Stephenson, and Alexis Ware contributed three points each. Madgie Robinson led the Lady Cats with 12 points. Abigail Taylor scored four. Ansley Evans had three points and four other players added two points each.
Woodland (1-19, 1-12 Region 7-AAAAA) hosts Hiram Friday night for their senior night. Cass (18-4, 10-4) entertains Class AAAAA top-ranked and unbeaten Villa Rica Friday night at 6 p.m. and will host Class AAAAAA Chattahoochee at 3 p.m. Saturday.
CASS BOYS 64, WOODLAND 46
Senior Jacquez Fountain (photo) scored a game-high 33 points as the Colonels cruised past visiting Woodland Tuesday night, 64-46, moved over the .500 mark, and celebrated their 2018-19 senior night. The Colonels raced to a 20-4 advantage in the first eight minutes, led 34-18 by halftime, and held a 53-29 lead after three quarters on their way to an 18-point win. No other Cass player reached double figures, but seven more Colonels scored. Ethan Carter finished with seven. Andrew Glaze and Braxton Benham totaled six. Justice Hayes posted five. Zay Jackson had three points while Jaquan Heard and Zaylan Chaney added two points each.
Dawson Wilkins and Hunter Johnson finished with 16 each for the Wildcats. Jaylan Ballard added 10 and D.J. Robinson contributed four.
The loss drops Woodland to 4-17 on the year and 1-12 in Region 7-AAAAA. The Wildcats host their senior night this Friday when Hiram visits.
Cass (12-11, 7-7) has Villa Rica at home Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and closes out the regular season next Tuesday on the road at Hiram.