Canes fall at region tourney
The Cartersville boys had their 2019-20 season come to a close Wednesday night with a Region 5AAAA quarterfinal loss to Troup County, 73-59. The game was played at LaGrange High School. Fourth-seeded Troup grabbed a 19-12 lead after the opening eight minutes Wednesday evening and the Tigers extended their lead to 41-25 by halftime. Troup maintained that lead at 58-42 by the end of the third quarter. K.J. Tucker led the Tigers with a 20-point effort. Isaiah Cox followed with 12 points for Troup. Cartersville, the tournament's fifth-seed, was led by Micah Tart and Marko Dudley with 12 points each. Amarai Orr tossed in eight points. Kyler Johnson and Robert Novak chipped in four. Brynen Wilkins scored three and Marquail Coaxum added two for the Hurricanes. Troup (12-11) advances to the region tournament semifinals Friday at Sandy Creek against the top-seeded hosts. The Canes season ends with an 8-13 mark.