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Cass girls win fourth consecutive Christmas Clash; Tigers edged by Chattooga in boys finals

The Cass Lady Colonels won their fourth straight Adairsville Christmas Clash Thursday with a 58-36 championship game win over Blessed Trinity. Cass improved to 14-1 on the season.

The Cass Lady Colonels stretched their current win streak to 13 games Thursday night and won their fourth consecutive Adairsville Christmas Clash with a 58-36 championship game victory over Region 7-AAAAA rival Blessed Trinity.

Cass led 23-15 at the intermission and continued to extend their lead in the second half for an eventual 18-point win.

Tournament MVP Claire Davis had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Colonels. Haley Johnson, who was named to the All-Tournament Team also accumulated a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Miya Winston led Cass in scoring with 16 points in the finals. She also added eight steals and four assists to receive All Tournament Team honors. Kiana McDaniel was the fourth Cass player named to the All-Tournament Team. She had six points, four steals, and three assists in the win over the Titans (4-8).

Justice Bennett finished with seven points for Cass. Zion Hayes contributed four points with Keara McDaniel and Amaya Ford adding two and one, respectively.

The Lady Colonels (14-1, ranked 7th in Class 5A) begin region play Tuesday, January 11 at Cartersville.


T.J. Printup, Jr. scored a game-high 24 points for the host Tigers but Adairsville came up a bucket short, 59-57, to Chattooga in the championship game of the 2021 Christmas Clash.

The visiting Indians got to the free throw line 19 times in the second half converting on 10 shots while Adairsville was only 1-for-2 at the charity stripe in the second half. Both Adairsville shots were awarded to Printup following made baskets.

The free throw story was just the opposite in the first half where the Tigers were 6 of 15 from the line and the Indians were 4-for-6.

Adairsville Tigers, 2021 AHS Christmas Clash runner-up

Chattooga led 17-6 after the opening eight minutes before Adairsville narrowed the margin to 27-24 by halftime. The Indians led by four, 40-36, at the beginning of the fourth quarter and held on for a two-point victory.

The Tigers converted six three-pointers in the second half to threaten down the stretch.

In addition to Printup, Adairsville got 12 points from Hayden Poarch and 10 from Tre Winters.

Chattooga had four players reach double digit scoring.

Trey Smith and Xaviar Gray finished with 15 points each for the Indians (8-4). Jaylon Johnson scored 14 and Damien Smith added 12.

Adairsville (7-4) returns to Region 6-AAA play Tuesday night at home against Murray County.


Cartersville trailed by only one point at halftime Thursday night, but Calhoun outscored the Canes 25-18 in the third quarter and extended the lead further in the fourth quarter for an 83-61 win in the Adairsville Christmas Clash boys third place game.

Peyton Law finished with a game-high 26 points to lead the Yellow Jackets. Jaylan Harris added 17 for Calhoun (6-4).

Romo Pace led the Hurricanes with 21 points. Kam Callahan contributed 18 points and Luke Gambill had 11.

Cartersville (6-4) has a non-region home game against Cedartown Saturday, January 8 before hosting Cass the following Tuesday to open Region 7-AAAAA play.


The Lady Tigers trailed for most of three and a half quarters Thursday afternoon in the Christmas Clash 5th place game, but Adairsville outscored Class 7A Parkview 23-9 in the fourth quarter to escape with a 59-51 win.

Haley Stiles led Adairsville with 16 points. Alissa Winters contributed nine and Naxyria Roberts added eight points for the Tigers.

Jada Weathersby had 22 points to pace the Panthers. Jaden Cooper added ten for Parkview (7-8).

Adairsville (9-3) returns to Region 6-AAA action Tuesday night when the Lady Tigers host Murray County at 6 p.m.


Elijah Payne had a triple-double Thursday afternoon for Excel as the Eagles salvaged a win at the Adairsville Christmas Clash defeating Dalton Academy 70-29 in the tournament’s 7th place game.

Payne finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 blocked shots to lead ECA. Jakaden Barkley scored 19 points with eight assists while Jacob Taylor and Comari Nettles added 16 points each. The Pumas remained winless in 12 games so far this season.

Excel (7-4) begins Region 7-A Private play Friday, January 7 at 7th-ranked Christian Heritage in Dalton.


Woodland managed just 11 points in each half Thursday morning and lost to Armuchee 42-22 in the 7th place game of the Adairsville Christmas Clash.

Armuchee (4-10) was led in scoring by Jaslyn Edwards with 15 points.

Abigail Taylor led the Lady Cats with nine points.

Woodland hosts Unity Christian of Rome Friday January 7.


The Allatoona Buccaneers reeled off an 11-0 run at the start of Thursday night’s consolation game with Cass at the Campbell Christmas Tournament and the Colonels never recovered in a 15-point loss, 60-45.

Blake McAllister led the Bucs (7-4) with 13 points and Cayden Charles added 12.

The loss dropped the Colonels to 6-7 on the season. They are scheduled to host Roswell Saturday, January 8 at 6 p.m. before starting region play at Cartersville the following Tuesday.


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