Basketball roundup: Lady Colonels hit century mark
The Cass basketball teams swept home games over Paulding County Friday night with the Lady Colonels cruising to a 100-50 victory. The Colonels held on to defeat the Patriots 71-64.
In other action involving local schools, both Adairsville teams dropped region contests at North Murray and the Woodland girls and boys fell at Rome.
CASS GIRLS 100, PAULDING COUNTY 50
The Lady Colonels sprinted to a 30-6 lead after just one quarter Friday night and hit the century mark in a 100-50 home, Region 7-AAAAA win over Paulding County.
Cass led 60-21 at halftime and 87-34 after three quarters.
Claire Davis led four Lady Colonels in double-digit scoring with 27 points. Londaisha Smith posted 19 points while Ariana Hames and Haley Johnson tossed in 15 apiece. Amaya Ford finished with eight points. Mikaela Jackson and Justice Bennett scored six each. Ariana Hames, Keara McDaniel, and Taryn Callahan (who also dished out nine assists) totaled four points. Tatianna Christian contributed three points while Alexis Woods and Raziyah Ware added two points apiece.
Bre’Nae Madiset led Paulding County with 20 points.
Paulding County remains winless with the loss, falling to 0-6 for the season and 0-2 in region action.
Cass (4-1, 1-1) hosts East Paulding Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
CASS BOYS 71, PAULDING COUNTY 64
The Colonels led at each quarter stop Friday night against visiting Paulding County, but utilized a nice third quarter surge to build a 12-point lead prior to holding off the Patriots in the final eight minutes for a seven point win.
Cass led 18-15 after one quarter, 36-32 at the intermission, and built a 60-48 advantage leading into the final stanza.
Zaylan Chaney led the Colonels with 24 points followed by C.J. Pipkin with 18. Zay Chaney scored seven; Ethan McIntyre and Jaquan Heard six each; Jordan Ford and Braxton Benham finished with five point apiece.
Paulding County (6-2, 1-1) was led in scoring by Kervens Yacinthe with 26 points and Keon Sedgwick with 17.
Cass (5-3, 1-1) will host East Paulding in another Region 7-AAAAA contest Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
NORTH MURRAY 65, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 40
The Lady Tigers trailed 17-3 after one quarter and never really made up the difference in a 65-40 Region 6-AAA loss Friday night at North Murray.
The host Mountaineers led 30-21 at halftime and 50-30 after three quarters.
Tenley Gladson and Karen Sinaloa led North Murray with 22 and 10 points, respectively.
Auturm Henderson led Adairsville with 10 points. Lexie Childers finished with nine and Haley Stiles eight for the Lady Tigers.
Adairsville (1-4, 0-2) plays at Temple Saturday at 3 p.m.
NORTH MURRAY 59, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 54
Gaven Crunkleton scored 22 points and Conner Crunkleton 11, but the Tigers fell to North Murray Friday night in Chatsworth.
North Murray led 36-30 at halftime and maintained a six point lead after three quarters at 49-43. Adairsville challenged until the very end, but came up five points short.
Chaison Buckner led the Mountaineers with 19 points. Ethan Lederer scored 12 for North Murray.
T.J. Printup posted seven points. Malachi Gardner contributed five. Savaun Henderson finished with four points. Jaxon Welchel and William Longmore added three and two points, respectively.
The win was the first of the year for North Murray (1-3, 1-0).
Adairsville (2-2, 1-1) travels to Temple Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. start.
ROME 57, WOODLAND GIRLS 20
The Rome Lady Wolves remained undefeated at 5-0 with a 37-point win Friday night over visiting Woodland.
The Lady Cats (0-4, 0-3 Region 7-AAAAA) play at Paulding County next Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
ROME 46, WOODLAND BOYS 38
The Wildcats slipped to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in Region 7-AAAAA with a 46-38 loss at Rome Friday night. Jaden Johnson scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Wildcats. DiAnthony Heathcock added five points and 14 rebounds.
The host Wolves improved to 1-3 and 1-2 with their initial win of the season.