Big fourth quarter lifts Adairsville boys to a road, region win

Zac Postell scored eight points Tuesday night in the Tigers' come-from-behind win at Ringgold.

The Adairsville Tigers had to come from behind Tuesday night, but picked up a road, region win at Ringgold 71-62.

Ringgold led 27-17 after one quarter; 39-32 at halftime; and 55-48 through three periods before Adairsville rallied for a nine-point victory. Adairsville outscored Ringgold 23-7 over the final eight minutes. T.J. Printup, Jr. paced Adairsville with 28 points. Zac Postell added eight.

Ringgold (1-11, 1-7) was led by O’Reilly Matthews’ 20 points. Jayden Williams finished with 10.

Adairsville (8-5, 4-4) steps out of Region 6-AAA Saturday for a game at Pickens at 4:30 p.m.


The Ringgold girls outscored visiting Adairsville 25-7 in the second quarter Tuesday night to take a 13-point lead to the intermission after Adairsville led 16-11 in the opening quarter. Ringgold went on to build a 20-point advantage through three quarters and won 67-43. Riley Nayadley scored 18 points for Ringgold. Rachel Lopez added 16. Haley Stiles led Adairsville with 15 points. Makayla Wade scored eight. Ringgold improved to 9-4 overall and 4-3 in Region 6-AAA.

Adairsville (5-10, 2-6) plays at Pickens Saturday at 3 p.m. in a non-region matchup in Jasper.


Excel started slowly Tuesday night and trailed visiting North Cobb Christian 22-8 after just one quarter, but the host Eagles fought back over the next three quarters and had a lead late before falling 57-54. North Cobb Christian made the back end of two free throws to tie the score at 54-all with just over a minute remaining, then drained a three-point shot with four seconds remaining to take a three-point lead. Excel’s Jakaden Barkley had a shot at the buzzer from about 25-feet to send the game to overtime, but his shot was just off the mark. Jack Hewitt scored 16 points for North Cobb Christian. Tremain Davis and Tre Chatman followed with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Elijah Payne scored a game-high 21 points for Excel. Barkley contributed 10 points and Kalil Holley finished with eight. North Cobb Christian improved to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in Region 7-A Private. ECA (5-8, 0-2) travels to Covenant Christian in Cedartown Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. start. The Eagles will then host that same Covenant Christian team Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


The Woodland games scheduled for Blessed Trinity Tuesday night were postponed due to COVID-19 issues at Blessed Trinity. The games have been tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, January 21.

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