Adairsville, Cass, and ECA pick up region victories Tuesday night
In local high school boys’ basketball action Tuesday night, the Cass Colonels won at Woodland 58-49. Adairsville beat visiting Ridgeland 76-56. Excel Christian Academy won 67-60 at Shiloh Hills Christian while Cartersville dropped a 59-38 decision at Hiram.
CASS BOYS 58, WOODLAND 49
After the host Wildcats led 14-13 through one quarter, Cass held leads of 30-24 at the intermission and 43-34 after three quarters on their way to a nine-point road, Region 7-5A win.
Jayden Foster paced the Colonels with 16 points. KJ Rogers followed with 13. Devin Henderson scored 12 points and Jelani Hames added nine for Cass.
Brelace Williams scored 21 points to lead Woodland. Zyon Heath and Evan Womack added eight points each for the Wildcats.
Woodland falls to 2-18 overall and 0-5 in region play. The Wildcats host Calhoun Friday night.
Cass (9-10, 3-2) entertains Cartersville Friday night in a 7:30 p.m. boys’ start.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 76, RIDGELAND 56
The Tigers’ trio of Tre Winters, Tay Jackson, and Xavious Nalls scored 19, 16, and 15 points, respectively, to help lead Adairsville to a 76-56 Region 6-AAA win at home Tuesday night over Ridgeland.
Adairsville led 35-30 at halftime but eased away in the second half. The Tigers extended their lead to 55-40 by the end of the third quarter.
John Hill led the Panthers (6-14, 3-7) with 22 points.
Adairsville (14-7, 9-1) heads to Whitfield County Friday night to take on the Coahuila Creek Colts in an 8:30 p.m. tip.
HIRAM 59, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 35
The 3rd-ranked Hornets built a 35-19 first-half lead Tuesday night at home and defeated visiting Cartersville, 59-35.
Chase Tyler led Hiram with a 31-point effort that included seven, three-pointers.
Romo Pace led Cartersville with 10 points.
Hiram improved to 17-2 overall and remained on top of the Region 7-5A standings at 5-0.
Cartersville (8-10, 1-4) makes the short trip to Cass Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. tip.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 67, SHILOH HILLS CHRISTIAN 60
The Eagles let a sizable first-half lead slip away in the third quarter Tuesday night at Shiloh Hills Christian in Kennesaw, but bounced back over the final eight minutes to escape with a 67-60 region win.
“We had a nice early lead,” noted ECA head boys coach David Archer, Jr. “but Shiloh Hills crept back in and actually led 48-44 at one point. We fought back and came up with some big plays in the closing moments to pull out the victory.”
Kyron McClendon led Excel with 24 points. Jacob Taylor finished with 16 points. Jakaden Barkley and Comari Nettles added 11 points each.
Aiden Nemat led the Challengers (5-8, 2-3) with 17 points.
Excel Christian Academy (12-8, 7-0) plays at Praise Academy in Powder Springs Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and will host Hearts Academy Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.