Adairsville girls rally past Lady Cats; Woodland boys lose 7th place game
The Adairsville girls and the Mount Paran Christian boys won the seventh place games Thursday at the Adairsville Christmas Clash.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 43, WOODLAND 33
The Adairsville girls struggle through a rough first half Thursday, but roared back in the second half to win the seventh place game at the Adairsville Christmas Clash.
The Lady Tigers were shutout 11-0 in the first quarter and trailed the Lady Cats 22-7 at halftime before finding a solution in the second half. Adairsville outscored Woodland 17-4 in the third quarter and 19-5 in the fourth quarter for an eventual 43-33 win. Haley Stiles was the top scorer for the Lady Tigers with 12 points. Autumn Henderson followed with eight points. Lexie Childers and Makayla Wade scored six each. Alissa Winters contributed five. Mia Scott and Yatorrean Hale added three points apiece. Jordan Thompson scored 10 points for Woodland. Reagan Weightman followed with nine points. Ansley Evans and Gracie Styles tossed in seven points each.
Woodland (1-9) will look to bounce back in a non-region home game Friday, January 8 against Gordon Central.
Adairsville (3-9) will return to Region 6-AAA action and host Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Tuesday at 6 p.m.
MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN 49, WOODLAND BOYS 42
The Woodland boys team dropped a close battle to Mount Paran Christian Thursday in the seventh place game of the Adairsville Christmas Clash.
The two teams swapped leads in the first half with the Eagles leading 17-12 after one quarter and the Wildcats leading 25-23 at halftime. Mount Paran grabbed a 38-35 lead at the end of the third quarter and held off Woodland down the stretch for a seven-point win. Dylan Benifield scored a game-high 15 points to lead Mount Paran (3-9). K.J. Rogers paced Woodland with 12 points. Diaz Garrett and Alejandro Mays scored nine each. Troy Poche contributed seven points. Jordan Baker added three points and Tyler Thurman scored two.
Woodland (2-8) has now dropped five straight but will look to recover when they host non-region games next Tuesday and Friday against Darlington and Gordon Central.