Cass boys win at Cherokee Bluff; Lady Colonels improve to 14-0


Braxton Benham poured in 19 points Saturday in the Colonels' win at Cherokee Bluff.

For the second time in five days the Cass boys knocked off a state-ranked team and the Cass girls won their fourteenth-straight game to start the season Saturday with wins at Cherokee Bluff High School in Flowery Branch. The Cass boys, who beat Class 5A, 8th-ranked Blessed Trinity at home last Tuesday, won at Class 3A, 8th-ranked Cherokee Bluff Saturday 64-51. The Lady Colonels pulled away in the second half Saturday to take down the Lady Bears, 72-49. The Cass boys led 21-12 after one quarter; 37-28 at the intermission; and 46-38 after three quarters on their way to a 13-point, non-region win. “The guys gave us a strong second half effort. It was a nice road win against a ranked opponent. We didn’t shoot the ball all that well, but we made some plays around the rim and played terrific defensively,” said Colonels head coach Sean Glaze. Braxton Benham led the Colonels with 19 points followed by Zaylan Chaney's 15. Andrew Glaze, C.J. Pipkin, and Ethan McIntyre contributed eight points apiece. Cade Simmons and Corey Thomas scored 14 points each for the Bears (9-6). The Cass boys (10-4, 1-0) host Cartersville Tuesday night and Hiram Friday in a pair of Region 7-AAAAA games.

CASS GIRLS REMAIN UNDEFEATED

Londaisha Smith scored a game-high 26 points Saturday as the Cass girls won their 14th-straight game to start the 2020-21 season.

Senior forward Londaisha Smith scored 26 points Saturday as the Class 5A, 6th-ranked Lady Colonels cruised to a 72-49 win at Cherokee Bluff. Cass led 16-9 after one period; 34-25 at halftime; and pulled away to a 56-33 advantage heading into the final quarter. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Colonels were Haley Johnson with nine points; Justice Bennett scored eight; Keara McDaniel had seven points; Ariana Hames finished with six; Gracie Elkins scored five; Mikaela Jackson posted four; Amaya Ford scored three points; Claire Davis and Makyera Baldwin added two points apiece.

Timber Gaither led the Lady Bears (5-11) with 14 points. Cass (14-0, 1-0) hosts Cartersville Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and Hiram Friday night at 6 p.m. Both contests are Region 7-AAAAA matchups.

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