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Friday night hoops roundup: Tigers remain undefeated, Cass girls reach SMI Carrollton tourney finals

After surviving with a narrow victory over Pebblebrook in the opening round Thursday night, the Cass girls buried Central-Carroll in the semifinals Friday night, 60 -15.

The two wins send the Lady Colonels to Saturday night’s championship game of the SMI Carrollton Tournament. The game will be played at Villa Rica High School against the host Lady Wildcats. Villa Rica defeated Bowdon in Friday night’s other tournament semifinal.

In the Lady Colonels’ win Friday, Cass led 13-1 after one quarter and 27-6 at halftime. They extended their lead to 45-14 by the end of the third quarter and eased away to a 45-point victory.

Claire Davis led a balanced Cass scoring attack with 11 players cracking the scoresheet.

Davis finished with 11 points. Miya Winston, Haley Johnson, and Kiana McDaniel each scored eight. Keara McDaniel and Mikaela Jackson contributed six points each. Amaya Ford finished with four. Darianna Sosa and Olivia Woods chipped in three each while Tamira Feanny and Justice Bennett added two and one point, respectively.

With the victory the Class 5A 10th-ranked Lady Colonels improved to 9-1 on the season.


Kam Callahan scored 20 points and Luke Gambill followed with 16 as the Cartersville boys won at Dalton Friday night 56-44.

Romo Pace contributed eight for the Canes. Jaeden Scott and Chaz Henderson chipped in five each and Kaden Scott added two points in the Cartersville win.

Will Haley scored 11 to lead the Catamounts.

Dalton remains winless on the season at 0-6.

Cartersville (5-2) will face first-year program Dalton Academy Tuesday, December 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the first round of the Adairsville High School Christmas Clash.


Naxyria Roberts had seven points in the Lady Tigers region win over Coahulla Creek Friday night.

The Adairsville girls evened their region record at 2-2 with a 50-34 home win Friday night over Coahulla Creek.

After a close first quarter, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Colts 22-8 in the second quarter to take control of the contest. Coahulla Creek limited Adairsville to only two points in the third quarter to narrow the margin to 33-24, but the Tigers held on in the final eight minutes for a 16-point win.

Haley Stiles and Ya’Torrean Hale led Adairsville with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Autumn Henderson scored nine. Naxyria Roberts scored seven. Lexie Childers and Alissa Winters chipped in with five points each while Makayla Wade added three for the Lady Tigers.

Brinkley Reed scored 14 points to lead Coahulla Creek (3-4, 1-3).

Adairsville (6-2, 2-2) returns to action December 28 when they host the Adairsville Christmas Clash. The Lady Tigers will face Blessed Trinity in a 7 p.m. first round game.


Tre Mitchell was one of four Adairsville Tigers with double-figure scoring Friday night.

The Adairsville Tigers put together another impressive defensive effort Friday night and remained undefeated on the season with a 56-41 home, Region 6-AAA win over Coahulla Creek.

Adairsville led 17-12 after one quarter; 31-22 at halftime; and built a 44-30 lead through three quarters on the way to a 15-point victory.

T.J. Printup, Jr. had a game-high 15 points to lead the Tigers. Tre Mitchell, Tre Winters, and Hayden Poarch followed with 10 points apiece. Jordan Carson contributed five while Zach Weaver, Chris Roper, and Zac Postell added two points each for Adairsville.

Mario Edwards led the Colts with 13 points. Mason Turner added 11 for Coahulla Creek (4-2, 2-2)

Adairsville (5-0, 4-0) hosts Model Monday night in a non-region game at 6 p.m. and will travel to Calhoun Wednesday.


The Cartersville girls fell behind early and failed to recover Friday night at Dalton in a 73-40 non-region loss. Dalton built a 30-18 first half lead and extended the advantage in the second half.

Gracie Ridley led the Lady Catamounts (4-2) with 19 points. Ansley Griffin scored 12 points to lead the Lady Canes. Kyjah Miller followed with 10. Taff Bradley and Zoe Casey contributed eight points each. Milena Bihm added two points for Cartersville.

The Lady Canes (2-4) will return to action January 8 at home against Cedartown.


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