Cartersville teams continue winning streaks
The Cartersville girls and boys basketball teams are on a roll. The Lady Canes and Hurricanes are in the midst of winning streaks as they prepare to begin region play next week. The Cartersville girls have won three straight games and the Cartersville boys are winners of five straight following a doubleheader sweep Saturday at non-region Cedartown.
CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 43, CEDARTOWN 38
Playing without their head coach Cindy Moore Saturday, the Lady Canes picked up a road victory at Cedartown 43-38. Cartersville led 8-7 after one quarter; 18-13 at halftime; and 29-26 after three quarters before holding on for a five-point victory. Lehla Thomas paced the Lady Canes with 19 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Ansley Griffen followed with eight points for Cartersville.
Qiana Watson and Keke Turner both had nine points for Cedartown (7-3).
Cartersville (3-6) begins Region 7-AAAAA play on the road next week. The Lady Canes play at 6th-ranked Cass Tuesday at 6 p.m. and at Blessed Trinity Friday at 6:15 p.m. Cartersville will also travel to Model next Saturday for a non-region game at 6 p.m.
CARTERSVILLE BOYS 73, CEDARTOWN 47
After starting the season 0-2, the Cartersville boys basketball team has won five consecutive games following a 73-47 win at Cedartown Saturday. The trio of Kolbe Benham, Amarai Orr, and Kam Callahan led the Canes in scoring with 13, 12, and 11 points, respectively. Jeremiah Johnson had a game-high 18 points for the host Bulldogs (3-8).
Cartersville (5-2) begins region action Tuesday at Cass and Friday at Blessed Trinity. The Hurricanes also travel to Model Saturday night.
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 75, EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 44
Christian Heritage built a 46-22 lead by halftime Friday night and went on to defeat the Excel Christian Academy Eagles, 75-44. Nash Bingham led the visiting Lions (10-2) with 19 points. Rashard Doyle scored 13 for ECA. Blake Bailey followed with nine for the Eagles. Excel (5-7, 0-1) hosts North Cobb Christian Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., travels to Walker Friday at 7 p.m., and entertains Covenant Christian Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.