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Cass girls surge in third quarter to pull away at Blessed Trinity

Cass junior guard Haley Johnson finished with nine points Monday night in the Lady Colonels 59-43 win at Blessed Trinity. Cass improved to 22-0.

The Cass Lady Colonels led by only two points at halftime Monday night in Roswell but increased the defensive pressure in the third quarter and knocked down five, three-pointers in the period to take control at Blessed Trinity for an eventual 16-point win.

Londaisha Smith, Haley Johnson, Amaya Ford, Ariana Hames, and Keara McDaniel all made a three-pointer in the third quarter for the Lady Colonels as they built as large as a 15-point lead.

The two teams were tied 12-all at the end of the first quarter with Cass holding a 24-22 lead at the intermission. The Lady Colonels led 44-31 at the end of the third quarter and were ahead by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter on their way to a 59-43 victory.

Smith led Cass with 18 points on the night. Johnson followed with nine. McDaniel and Claire Davis contributed eight each. Ford and Hames totaled five each while Gracie Elkins and Justice Bennett added two points apiece.

Christa Lair scored 13 of her 18 points in the first half for Blessed Trinity. Riley Fleck added seven for the Lady Titans (4-14, 2-5).

Cass (22-0, 9-0) has already secured the No. 1-seed in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament February 15-19 at Cartersville. With the top seed receiving a bye to Wednesday’s semifinals, the Lady Colonels have also locked up a berth in the Class AAAAA state tournament that begins February 23.

Cass, ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAA, will try to complete an undefeated regular season Friday at Woodland in a 6 p.m. start.


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