Friday's local hoops roundup: Adairsville, Cartersville, and Woodland each drop region doubleheaders
It was a rough night on the hardwoods for six of the local high school teams. Adairsville, Cartersville, and Woodland were swept in region doubleheaders.
CALHOUN 84, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 77
Calhoun’s Peyton Law made eight three-pointers and scored 31 points Friday night at The Storm Center to help lead Calhoun to an 84-77 Region 7-AAAAA win over Cartersville.
Dylan Faulkner scored 18 points for the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 3-2). Blaze Hammett added 11.
Robert Novak led the Canes with 25 points and eight rebounds. Kam Callahan poured in 24 points and added three assists. Amarai Orr completed a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards for Cartersville.
Jynerieus Stanley, Kolbe Benham, and Chandler Wise rounded out the Hurricanes’ scoring with eight, six, and two points, respectively.
The loss drops Cartersville to 6-5 on the season and 1-3 in region games. The Canes host Dalton Saturday in The Storm Center at 4 p.m.
CALHOUN 44, CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 28
The visiting Lady Jackets improved to 10-8 on the season and 3-2 in Region 7-AAAAA with a 44-28 win Friday night at the Cartersville Storm Center. Cartersville (3-9, 0-4) hosts Dalton Saturday in a non-region game at 2:30 p.m.
LAFAYETTE 80, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 61
Aidan Hadaway of LaFayette and T.J. Printup, Jr. of Adairsville matched one another Friday night with 37 points apiece, but it was the visiting Ramblers who led by 20 after three quarters and finished off the Tigers, 80-61.
Decameron Porter contributed 17 points for LaFayette (11-1, 8-1). Junior Barber chipped in with 16.
Tre Mitchell scored 12 points for Adairsville.
Adairsville (9-7, 4-6) hosts Murray County next Friday.
LAFAYETTE 61, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 51
The Adairsville girls took a 25-24 lead to the locker room at halftime Friday night, but LaFayette regained the lead 39-38 by the end of the quarter and pulled away in the final period for a 61-51 win.
Mykekia Johnson and Latoyah Barber were the top two scorers for the Lady Ramblers (8-5, 5-5) with 22 and 14 points, respectively.
YaTorrean Hale led Adairsville with 17 points. Autumn Henderson chipped in nine. Haley Stiles added eight for the Lady Tigers.
Adairsville (5-13, 2-8) plays at Coahulla Creek Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The Lady Tigers host Murray County Friday night at 7 p.m. and Gilmer Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
HIRAM 56, WOODLAND GIRLS 22
Hiram led 18-4 after one quarter; 33-9 at the intermission; and 52-11 after three quarters on their way to a 34-point win. Sydney Jones and Imani Smith led the Hornets (9-3, 2-1) with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Jordan Thompson led Woodland with five points. Reagan Weightman and Gracie Styles added four points each.
The Lady Cats (2-11, 1-2) play at Cass Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
HIRAM 80, WOODLAND BOYS 37
The host Hornets pulled away early against visiting Woodland Friday night for an 80-37 Region 7-AAAAA win. Hiram led 28-11 after the opening eight minutes; 50-18 at halftime; and 69-32 through three quarters.
Jayden Clark and Kevin Hall led Hiram (8-7, 3-1) with 13 points each. Jay Boyd, Jr. followed with 12 points for the Hornets. K.J. Rogers scored 17 points for the Wildcats. Jordan Barker and Harlin Morris scored six points each for Woodland (2-14, 0-4)