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Cartersville teams complete regular season sweep of Cass; Tigers keep pace atop region standings

January 27, 2024


The Cartersville basketball teams completed a season sweep of visiting Cass Friday night with a pair of region wins at The Storm Center.


At Adairsville on Friday night, the Tigers avenged a mid-December loss at Coahulla Creek with a nine-point win over the Colts but the Lady Tigers fell to the visiting Lady Colts.


At Calhoun on Friday, the hosts swept visiting Woodland.



CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 56, CASS 31


The Lady Canes grabbed a 13-5 first-quarter lead Friday night over visiting Cass and maintained that advantage with a 21-13 lead at halftime. Cartersville then outscored the Lady Colonels 22-6 in the third quarter to put the game away in a 56-31 win.


KK Arnold led Cartersville with 22 points. Zoie Shiflett scored nine points. Ansley Griffin finished with eight. Nayel Camper posted seven points and Taff Bradley added six for the Lady Canes.


KK Evans, Kaitlyn Godwin, and Kiana McDaniel finished with six points each for Cass.


Cartersville (12-9, 5-1) hosts Dalton on Tuesday.


Cass (13-8, 2-4) hosts Calhoun on Tuesday.




CARTERSVILLE BOYS 47, CASS 39


Cartersville head coach Mike Tobin has the Canes in a first place tie with Hiram for the Region 7-5A lead.

The Hurricanes won a low-scoring tussle with visiting Cass on Friday night at The Storm Center, 47-39. The Canes’ win completed a two-game, regular season sweep over the rival Colonels.


Cartersville led 17-11 at halftime. The Canes were up 31-22 at the end of the third quarter and held that lead through the fourth quarter for an eight-point win.


Nas Bennett and Ced McClinic led Cartersville with 12 points each.


Dylan Miller paced Cass with 19 points. Jakai Baldwin added eight points for the Colonels.


Cartersville (9-11, 5-1) entertains Dalton on Tuesday.


Cass (5-12, 1-5) hosts Calhoun on Tuesday.




ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 55, COAHULLA CREEK 46


Tayshaun Jackson scored 22 points and Xavious Nalls finished with 19 as the Tigers rallied in the second half to beat the visiting Coahulla Creek Colts, 55-46.


Coahulla Creek led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter but Adairsville pulled even by halftime, 18-18. The Tigers led 39-36 heading into the final eight minutes.


Chase Ward led the Colts (14-7, 8-2) with 16 points. Carter Quarles followed with 14.


Adairsville (13-9, 9-2) travels to LaFayette on Tuesday for another key region game with the Ramblers (15-3, 9-2) as the Region 6-AAA regular season race heads into the home stretch. Adairsville, LaFayette, and Coahulla Creek have two losses in region play. The boys' region leader at the end of the regular season will host the Region 6-AAA girls' and boys' tournaments.




COAHULLA CREEK GIRLS 50, ADAIRSVILLE 40


The visiting Lady Colts raced out of the gate Friday night at Adairsville building an early 16-0 lead and ultimately held off the host Lady Tigers, 50-40.


Coahulla Creek led 18-4 after one quarter; 28-15 at halftime; and 37-29 through three quarters en route to a 10-point Region 6-AAA win.


Lilah Brooker led the Lady Colts (15-5, 9-1) with 14 points. Aubree Langley and Shea Poe followed with 12 points each.


Alissa Winters led Adairsville with 15 points. NaXyria Roberts finished with 10 points for the Lady Tigers.


Adairsville (14-8, 8-3) visits LaFayette on Tuesday.




CALHOUN 56, WOODLAND BOYS 46


Emaree Winston and Landon Chattam scored 17 and 16 points, respectively as the Yellow Jackets beat visiting Woodland, 56-46.


Calhoun improved to 8-10 on the season and 3-3 in Region 7-5A.


Woodland (7-13, 1-5) hosts Hiram on Tuesday.




CALHOUN 49, WOODLAND GIRLS 12


Sa’Niah Dorsey scored 16 points and Jaylan Moore finished with 14 points on Friday night as Calhoun defeated visiting Woodland, 49-12.


Grace Shipp led the Lady Cats with seven points.


Calhoun improved to 14-7 on the season and 5-1 in Region 7-5A.


Woodland (7-11, 0-6) hosts Hiram on Tuesday.

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