Both Cass teams, Woodland and Adairsville boys earn wins Friday night
The Class 5A 4th-ranked Cass girls powered past Lassiter Friday night at home for a 75-40 non-region victory. The Lady Colonels led 18-10 after one quarter and surged to a 44-17 advantage by halftime. Cass continued to pull away, leading 63-30 after three quarters on their way to a 35-point win. Londaisha Smith led all scorers with 20 points for Cass. Gracie Elkins followed with 12. Amaya Ford and Mikaela Jackson contributed eight points each. Makyera Baldwin, Claire Davis, and Keara McDaniels had five each. Haley Johnson finished with four. Ariana Hames and Tatianna Christian scored three points apiece and Zion Hayes added two for the Colonels.
Ryan Thames led the visiting Lady Trojans (0-4) with 12 points on four three-pointers.
Cass (3-0) travels to Wheeler Saturday for an 11 a.m. start.
CASS BOYS 60, LASSITER 46
The Class 5A 8th-ranked Cass boys jumped out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter and held off visiting Lassiter the rest of the way Friday night for a 60-46 win at home.
The Cass basketball teams also recognized their middle school feeder teams and collected over 300 cans of food for the Harvest House Pantry at The Church at Liberty Square. Cass led 39-23 at halftime and maintained a 49-38 lead through three periods. “We had a big opening quarter,” said Colonels’ head coach Sean Glaze after the game. “We then shot it poorly afterwards and had too many empty possessions and turnovers. The kids played well defensively and we rebounded well. I thought we played with a lot of energy.”
Zaylan Chaney paced the Colonels with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Andrew Glaze followed with 15 points and five boards. Braxton Benham and CJ Pipkin added 10 points each. Benham added three rebounds and three steals.
Carson Kenney and Bradley Frye both led the visiting Trojans with 10 points each.
The loss drops Lassiter to 1-2 on the season. Cass (3-1) plays Spencer Saturday at 6 p.m. in the fifth game of the day on the Colonels’ home floor. The matchup with the No. 2 team in Class AAAA is part of the Create The Culture Classic that will include nine, top-ten ranked teams in Georgia.
WOODLAND BOYS 54, HARALSON COUNTY 46
The Woodland boys basketball team earned its first win of the year Friday night by defeating visiting Haralson County, 54-46
KJ Rogers led the Wildcats with 21 points and Troy Poche’ followed with 11. D. Garrett added nine points for Woodland.
The Wildcats led 13-5 after one quarter but trailed 25-21 at halftime and 39-38 at the end of the third period. Woodland then outscored the visiting Rebels 16-7 in the final eight minutes for their 8-point win.
“It was a great team win,” said Woodland head coach Jacob Selman. “All the guys fought hard in this one.”
The loss drops Haralson County to 0-2 on the season. Woodland (1-1) travels to Darlington Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. start and will host Adairsville Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 80, RINGGOLD 48
Adairsville raced to a 26-9 first quarter lead Friday night in their season opener at home against Ringgold on their way to an 80-48 Region 6-AAA win. The host Tigers led 46-16 at halftime and were ahead 73-30 by the end of the third period. T.J. Printup scored a game-high 20 points for Adairsville. Conner Crunkelton followed with 18 points. Hayden Poarch added 17 points, including five three-pointers.
Gage Long led Ringgold (0-5, 0-1) with 15 points.
Adairsville (1-0, 1-0) travels to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Panthers Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers will play at Woodland Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
RINGGOLD 62, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 36
The Adairsville girls fell behind 23-11 in the first quarter Friday night and were unable to recover in a 62-36 loss to visiting Ringgold. “We held Ringgold to only four points in the second quarter,” said Adairsville head coach Melissa Winters. “but we did not convert enough opportunities. We missed too many layups and had too many unforced turnovers that (Ringgold) was able to turn into points. We are starting to find out roles and played good perimeter defense. The girls played hard but we have to compete every play and not dig ourselves an early hole.”
Adairsville cut the Ringgold lead to 27-18 by halftime but later trailed 46-27 at the end of the third quarter.
Lexie Childers led Adairsville with 16 points. Ya’Torreon Hale added nine. Maggie Reed was the top scorer for Ringgold (2-1, 1-1) with 20 points. Rachael Lopez and Riley Naydley added 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Adairsville (2-1, 0-1) plays at Gilmer Saturday at 4 p.m. and will travel to Woodland Tuesday for a 6 p.m. start.
HARALSON COUNTY 43, WOODLAND GIRLS 29
The Woodland girls basketball team dropped a 43-29 non-region decision Friday night at home to Haralson County. The visiting Lady Rebels (2-0) led at each quarter stop including 24-10 at the intermission and 34-20 after three quarters. Kylie Hammell and Chloe Hyatt led Haralson County with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Woodland was led by Ansley Evans with 11 points. Gracie Styles and Jordan Thompson posted eight points each. Bailee Motes added two points for the Lady Cats.
Woodland (0-5) hosts Adairsville Tuesday with a 6 p.m. start.