Lady Colonels pound Chattahoochee as Stoddard reaches scoring milestone; Cartersville teams swept by
On an evening when senior Payton Stoddard was celebrated for eclipsing the 1,000 point scoring mark for her career, the Cass Lady Colonels took care of business against visiting Chattahoochee, 65-32, in a non-region tilt. Cass took a 17-7 lead after one quarter, led 34-16 at the intermission, and extended the lead to 58-24 after three quarters against the Class 6A Lady Cougars. Sharia Wade scored 13 points, Alexis Ware had 12, and Londaisha Smith finished with 11 points in the Lady Colonels’ balanced scoring attack. Claire Davis contributed nine points for Cass. Amber Brittian had four. Payton Stoddard, Taryn Callahan, and Ariana Hames posted three each. Abby Stoddard, Sylvia Wade, and Justice Bennett contributed two points each. Makyera Baldwin added one.
Taylor Mikolajczak led the visiting Lady Cougars with 16 points. Rachael Ashadele added nine as Chattahoochee slipped to 3-20 on the year.
Cass (19-5, 10-5) has secured a top-four seed in the upcoming Region 7-AAAAA tournament, but could move up to third with a win Tuesday at Hiram.
SANDY CREEK 85, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 53
The visiting Patriots remained unbeaten in Region 5-AAAA Saturday with an 85-53 win over Cartersville at The Storm Center.
Sandy Creek took a 10-point lead at halftime, 36-26, before Cartersville narrowed the margin in the third quarter to 53-47.
The Patriots (19-3, 9-0) then took fire in the fourth quarter with some hot shooting and outscored Cartersville 32-6 in the period for a 32-point win. Despite the loss, the Hurricanes remain one-half game ahead of Troup for second place in the region behind Sandy Creek.
Cartersville (12-11, 6-4) hosts Chapel Hill Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. and will travel to Troup next Saturday.
SANDY CREEK 60, CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 27 The Sandy Creek girls kept their unblemished region mark intact Saturday at The Storm Center with a 60-27 Region 5-AAAA win over Cartersville. The Lady Patriots improved to 18-4 on the season and 9-0 in region action. Cartersville (10-12, 2-8) closes out the regular season in the coming week with a home game Tuesday against Chapel Hill at 6 p.m. and a road trip to Troup County on Saturday.