Cass boys, Adairsville girls collect Thanksgiving tourney wins

Braxton Benham scored 11 points for the Colonels in their one-point win over Pope at the Woodstock Thanksgiving Classic.

The Cass boys basketball team wrapped up play at the Woodstock Thanksgiving Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a 58-57 win over Pope. The two teams matched baskets in the first quarter for a 14-14 tie before the Greyhounds pulled ahead for leads of 32-22 at halftime and 48-44 through three quarters.

The Colonels rallied in the final eight minutes, however, to outscore Pope 14-9 and pull out a one-point win when Zaylan Chaney scored the winning basket off an offensive rebound with just seconds remaining. Chaney led three Colonels in double figures with 14 points. Andrew Glaze followed with 13 and Braxton Benham finished with 11 points. CJ Pipkin and Jalani Hames were next with eight point apiece. Zay Jackson contributed three points and Ethan McIntyre added one for Cass. Will Kolker had a game-high 25 points for Pope (1-1). Cameron Bleshoy and Trey Kaiser added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Cass (2-1) returns to action Friday, December 4 when they host Lassiter at 7:30 p.m. The girls game will precede at 6 p.m. The game will be the Colonels’ “Feeder Night” where they collect canned food donations for Harvest House. Spectators receive free admission by donating four or more cans of food. The Colonels will also host the Create The Culture Classic Saturday with six boys games starting at 11 a.m. The schedule includes:

11 a.m. — South Paulding vs. Duluth 12:30 p.m. — Allatoona vs. Mt. Pisgah

2:30 p.m. — Upson-Lee vs. Richmond Hill

4:00 p.m. — Cherokee vs. Heritage-Conyers 6:00 p.m. — Spencer vs. Cass 7:30 p.m. — St. Anne-Pacelli vs. Providence Christian


The Adairsville girls won their second straight game to open the 2020-21 season Tuesday, defeating Model 67-60 at the Armuchee Thanksgiving Classic.

The Tigers held leads at the end of each quarter — leading 18-14 after one period; 30-21 at halftime; and 49-37 after three quarters. “We played a solid third quarter extending our lead to 12 points, but we turned the ball over multiple times in the fourth quarter,” said Adairsville coach Melissa Winters. “The girls showed a lot of maturity, however. They settled in and gained composure by executing a new press break late in the fourth quarter.” Model (1-2) was led by Montana Moats and Madison Moats with 28 and 14 points, respectively. Adairsville (2-0) plays its home opener next Tuesday against Rockmart at 6 p.m.


In a closely contested, back-and-forth matchup Tuesday the Woodland girls lost at Armuchee 32-30. The host Indians led 4-2 after one quarter, but the Wildcats held a 14-13 lead at the intermission. The two teams were tied after three quarters, 24-24. Julia Williams led Armuchee (3-0) with 13 points. Jaslyn Edwards scored 10. Gracie Styles paced Woodland with 12 points. Ansley Evans followed with 10. Jordan Thompson contributed four points. Dylynn Motes and Reagan Weightman added two points each. Woodland (0-3) plays at East Paulding Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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