Cass girls stay unbeaten; Colonels stumble at Calhoun

Junior Justice Bennett contributed eight points Tuesday in the Lady Colonels' 20-point win at Calhoun.

The Cass basketball teams split games at Calhoun Tuesday night in Region 7-AAAAA action. In their first region road games of the year, the Lady Colonels defeated the Lady Jackets 67-47 while the Calhoun boys handed the Colonels their first region loss of the season, 69-62.

Londaisha Smith led Cass with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Claire Davis followed with 17 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals. Justice Bennett finished with eight points and Haley Johnson added seven for the Lady Colonels.

The loss drops Calhoun to 9-8 overall and 2-2 in region play. Cass (17-0, 4-0) is off until next Tuesday when the Lady Colonels host Woodland.


The Colonels had an eight-game win streak snapped Tuesday night in their first Region 7-AAAAA road game at Calhoun, 69-62.

The loss was magnified later in the evening when the Colonels learned Hiram had knocked off Blessed Trinity. A Cass win would have given the Colonels a two-game edge in the region standings. Instead, Cass remains one game ahead in the Region 7-AAAAA standings. Tuesday night, the host Yellow Jackets led at the end of each period. Calhoun was ahead 15-13 after one period; 32-25 at halftime; and 49-45 at the end of the third quarter.

Dylan Faulkner scored a game-high 28 points for Calhoun. Peyton Law finished with 18 and Christopher Lewis scored 10 points for the Yellow Jackets. C.J. Pipkin led Cass with 22 points. Zaylan Chaney and Braxton Benham added 13 each.

Calhoun improved to 7-8 overall and 2-2 in the region. Cass (13-5, 3-1) travels to Blessed Trinity Friday for an 8 p.m. start.


The visiting Darlington Tigers built a 42-28 lead by halftime and cruised to a 24-point win Tuesday night at Excel Christian, 72-48. Braden Bell made eight shots from behind the arc and scored 26 points for Darlington. Patrick Shelley contributed 25 points for the Tigers.

Elijah Payne led ECA with 17 points. Blake Bailey followed with 11 for the Eagles.

Darlington improved to 9-5 overall and 3-1 in Region 7-A Private. Excel Christian (5-9, 0-3) hosts Mount Paran Christian Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and travels to Atlanta Jewish Academy in Atlanta Saturday night for an 8 p.m. start.


The Sonoraville girls continue to lead Region 6-AAA following Tuesday night’s 65-37 win at Adairsville.

The visiting Phoenix led 17-6 after one quarter and 36-15 by halftime on their way to a 28-point win. Abby Chambers led Sonoraville (12-3, 8-1) with 24 points.

Haley Stiles and Lexie Childers scored 15 and 12, respectively, for the Lady Tigers.

Adairsville (5-12, 2-7) entertains LaFayette Friday night at 7 p.m.


The unbeaten Sonoraville Phoenix spoiled the Tigers’ Senior Night celebration by holding off a second half surge by Adairsville, 46-43. Sonoraville (15-0, 9-0) built a 28-19 first half lead, but Adairsville narrowed the margin to 32-31 by the end of the third quarter.

Orry Darnell and Murray Somers led the visiting Phoenix with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

T.J. Printup, Jr. scored 12 for Adairsville. Tre Mitchell followed with 10 points.

Adairsville (9-6, 4-5) hosts LaFayette Friday night in an 8:30 p.m. scheduled start.

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