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Adairsville boys advance to semifinals; Lady Tigers fall

The Adairsville boys basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2022 AHS Christmas Clash Wednesday night by defeating visiting Woodland, 70-49, but the Adairsville girls lost their tournament opener to North Laurel (Kentucky), 66-41.


Tay Jackson

The Tigers took a 36-28 lead by halftime and then outscored Woodland 15-4 in the third quarter on their way to a 70-49 first round win over the Wildcats Wednesday night.

Tay Jackson led Adairsville with 18 points, Zach Postell tossed in 14, and Tre Winters scored 10 as the Tigers had three players reach double-digit scoring. Zach Weaver followed with eight. Xavious Nalls and Ben Abernathy chipped in six each. Austin White and Gabe Gomez contributed three points each and Barrett Fuller added two.

Brelace Williams scored 21 points to lead the Wildcats. Isaiah Livsey followed with 16. Zyon Heath and Bryson Van Tonder finished with five each. David Byars added two points for Woodland.

Woodland (2-10) will play Chattooga Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the consolation bracket.

Adairsville (8-4) reaches Thursday night’s semifinals to face Murray County at 8:30 p.m.


The North Laurel Lady Jaguars built an early lead Wednesday night at Adairsville and never looked back in a 66-41 first round win over the host Lady Tigers at the AHS Christmas Clash.

North Laurel, from London, Kentucky, led at each quarter stop including a 14-5 lead at the end of the first quarter; 32-18 at halftime; and 52-29 by the end of the third period.

Emily Sizemore scored a game-high 22 points to pace the visitors. Bella Sizemore and Brooke Nichelson contributed 11 points each.

Naxyria Roberts scored 13 points for Adairsville. Analee Morris added 11 for the Lady Tigers.

North Laurel (5-1) will face Chattooga Thursday night in the tournament semifinals at 7 p.m.

Adairsville (7-3) falls to the consolation bracket Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. and will face Woodland.


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