Friday girls hoops roundup: Cass cruises at Paulding
Claire Davis scored 21 points and Londaisha Smith had 20 as the Lady Colonels cruised Friday night at Paulding County, 86-51. Cass led 25-4 at the end of the first quarter, 38-19 at halftime, and 53-32 through three quarters. Nine other Lady Colonels reached the scoring column in their win. Mikaela Jackson scored nine points. Ariana Hames and Justice Bennett (photo) contributed eight each. Haley Johnson tossed in seven points. Keara McDaniel finished with six. Alexis Woods, Amaya Ford, and Tatiana Christian had two apiece and Taryn Callahan added one point. The loss dropped the Lady Patriots to 1-17 on the season and 0-10 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Cass (13-6, 4-6) travels to East Paulding Saturday for an 11 a.m. start.
SANDY CREEK 45, CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 39
The Lady Canes trailed by as many as 16 point in the second half and narrowed their deficit to three points in the final minute of the fourth quarter before falling to visiting Sandy Creek Friday night at The Storm Center, 45-39. The visiting Lady Patriots led 11-9 after one quarter, 27-17 at halftime, and 33-24 through three quarters. Sandy Creek (7-7, 2-1) was led by Daija Powell and Jamia Hodges with 16 points each. Arielle Belinga added 11 points. Cio Seigler led Cartersville with 15 points. Ariana Cochran followed with eight. Naijah Evans and Lehla Thomas managed five each. Jimaya Moore scored four and Jakayah Draughn added two points for the Lady Canes. Cartersville (8-8, 1-3) will host Chapel Hill Saturday at 12 noon at The Storm Center. NORTH MURRAY 52, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 38
North Murray utilized a balanced scoring attack to win Friday night at Adairsville, 52-38. The visiting Mountaineers got 10 points each from Tensley Coladson and Aubri Blankenship while Baylay Gable and Korbin Tipton added nine each. Adairsville was within six at halftime — trailing 25-19 — but North Murray doubled their advantage in the third quarter to lead 41-29. Lexie Childers scored 13 points and Alexa Varner added 10 to help lead the Lady Tigers. North Murray improved to 8-9 on the season and 6-2 in Region 6-AAA. Adairsville (5-13, 2-8) hosts Pickens Saturday night at 6 p.m.
ROME 43, WOODLAND GIRLS 25 Class 5A 7th-ranked Rome built a 32-12 lead by halftime on their way to a 43-25 victory Friday night at Woodland. Trenisha Adams and Justyce Moore led the Lady Wolves with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Carli Clymer and Morgan Cooper paced Woodland with eight points apiece. Gracie Styles chipped in with three points. Jordan Thompson, Ansley Evans, and Lauren Morris added two points each.
The win makes Rome 15-3 on the season and 8-1 in Region 7-AAAAA. Woodland (3-14, 1-8) will try to end a five-game losing skid Tuesday night at home against Paulding County at 6 p.m.