Hoops Roundup: Cass teams sweep at Woodland
The Lady Colonels and Colonels both picked up Region 7-AAAAA wins Tuesday night at Woodland while the Adairsville teams lost at home to Calhoun and the Excel Christian Academy boys fell at Gordon Lee.
CASS BOYS 80, WOODLAND 42
The Colonels jumped out to a 25-6 lead by the end of the first quarter Tuesday night and held leads of 44-18 at halftime and 59-31 through three quarters on their way to an 80-42 victory at Woodland. Zaylan Chaney poured in 26 points for Cass as teammates C.J. Pipkin and Braxton Benham joined in double figures with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Alfred Washington contributed seven for the Colonels. Jaquan Heard and Jordan Ford had four each. Andrew Glaze, Jackson Hale, and Ethan McIntyre added two apiece. Jaden Johnson led the Woodland scorers with 19 points. K.J. Rogers had six. DiAnthony Heathcock finished with five. Kyler Williams and Jamison Lawrence scored four each. Tyler Thurman and Conner McGuire added two points apiece. Woodland (2-20, 0-13) hosts Hiram Friday at 7:30 p.m. Cass (14-9, 9-5) plays at Villa Rica Friday at 7:30 p.m. CASS GIRLS 42, WOODLAND 38
In a close contest throughout, the Lady Colonels edged Woodland Tuesday night 42-38. Woodland led 9-8 after one quarter with Cass holding a 20-13 advantage at the intermission. The Lady Cats drew even at 29 apiece by the end of the third quarter, but Cass prevailed over the final eight minutes for a four-point win. Claire Davis had a game-high 20 points to lead the Lady Colonels in scoring. Londaisha Smith followed with 13. Ariana Hames and Haley Johnson rounded out the remainder of the Cass scoring with five and four points, respectively. Ansley Evans led Woodland with 11 points. Carli Clymer and Abigail Taylor contributed eight each. Jordan Thompson finished with five points. Morgan Cooper scored four and Lauren Morris added two for the Lady Cats. The loss drops Woodland to 4-17 on the season and 2-11 in Region 7-AAAAA. The Lady Cats host Hiram Friday at 6 p.m. Cass (16-7, 7-7) travels to 4th-ranked Villa Rica Friday night for a 6 p.m. tip. CALHOUN 62, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 26 Yatorrean Hale scored 11 points and Ji’Leyah Mitchll six for the Lady Tigers, but the Adairsville girls lost to Calhoun Tuesday night at home, 62-26. The Lady Jackets improved to 12-9 on the season and 7-5 in Region 6-AAA with their win. Adairsville (5-16, 2-11) travel to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Friday for a 7 p.m. start. CALHOUN 63, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 46 The Adairsville boys narrowed the Calhoun whittled the Calhoun lead down to six points early in the third quarter Tuesday night, but the visiting Jackets pulled away in the remainder of the period on their way to a 63-46 Region 6-AAA win. Calhoun led 16-12 after one quarter and was ahead 35-22 at halftime before the Tigers cut the lead to a half dozen. The Yellow Jackets (13-7, 8-4) pulled back ahead to lead 55-36 by the end of the third quarter on their way to a 17-point victory. Caleb Boone scored a game-high 22 points to lead Calhoun. Gage Maffetone followed with 19. Jaylan Harris contributed 17 points to the Yellow Jackets’ cause. Savaun Henderson led Adairsville with 14 points. T.J. Printup scored 10. Conner Crunkleton contributed five points while Malachi Gardner and Jaxon Welchel added four apiece. Adairsville (8-12, 5-8) makes the trip to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Friday night for an 8:30 p.m. start. GORDON LEE 52, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BOYS 45 The Excel Eagles led for much of the contest Tuesday night at Gordon Lee, but were outscored 22-12 in the final eight minutes as they suffered a 52-45 loss to the Trojans. ECA led 22-17 at halftime and were still ahead 33-30 at the end of the third quarter.
Gordon Lee’s Sam Norton made four, three-pointers in the final period and finished with a game-high 21 points to pace the Trojans. Weston Beagles added 16 points for the hosts. Rayshawn Womack led Excel with 15 points. Kalil Holley followed with 12. Brenden Quillin, Rashard Doyal, and Jakaden Barkley rounded out the Eagles’ scoring with eight, six, and four points, respectively. Gordon Lee improved to 5-16 overall and 1-10 in Region 6-A with their victory. Excel (3-18, 2-9) hosts Mt. Zion-Carroll Friday at 7 p.m. in their Senior Night celebration. The Eagles then travel to Lassiter Saturday for a 5 p.m. non-region game.