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Lady Canes advance to the Sweet Sixteen; Canes and both Adairsville teams fall in first round

February 22, 2024

Kaytlin Arnold drives to the basket in Wednesday night's state tournament first round win over Cambridge.

The Cartersville Lady Canes advanced to the GHSA Class 5A Sweet Sixteen Wednesday night with a 64-48 win over Cambridge at The Storm Center.

Five Lady Canes scored nine points each in the victory including KK Arnold (six assists, two rebounds), Ansley Griffin (two assists, two steals), Senai Camper (seven rebounds, five assists), Nayel Camper (four assists, three steals), and Zoie Shiflett (12 rebounds, one steal).

The season ends for the Lady Bears with a 15-14 record.

Cartersville (16-12) advances to play at Jefferson on Friday in the second round. The Dragons (25-3) beat Tri-Cities in the first round, 56-49.

Nayel Camper fires a shot in Wednesday night's win over the Cambridge Bears.


The Canes dropped their opening round game in the Class 5A State Tournament to visiting North Springs Wednesday night, 78-48.

The Spartans improved to 10-19 on the season and advanced to play at Winder-Barrow on Saturday.

Cartersville’s season ends with a region title and a 14-14 record.


The Lady Tigers fell behind early and trailed 25-12 at halftime as visiting Dawson County pulled away for a Class 3A first-round win, 59-28.

Abby Slaton led Dawson County with 22 points. The visiting Tigers improved to 19-11 on the season and will play at Hart County on Friday in the second round. Hart County beat Douglass-Atlanta in the first round, 64-44.

Aliya McBryde scored 11 points to lead the host Tigers.

Adairsville finished the year with a region title and a 19-10 record.


Dawson County held narrow leads at the end of each period Wednesday night and held off the Adairsville Tigers down the stretch for a Class 3A first-round win, 56-48.

The visiting Tigers led 14-6 after one quarter; 27-21 at halftime; and 37-31 through three quarters en route to an eight-point win.

Trey Harvey led Dawson County with a game-high 26 points. 

Tayshaun Jackson led Adairsville with 12 points. Benjamin Abernathy finished with eight and Jamarion Pullam scored seven points for the home-standing Tigers.

Dawson County improved to 16-13 on the season and will play at Douglass-Atlanta on Saturday in the second round. Douglass beat Monroe Area in the opening round, 67-44.

Adairsville’s season comes to a close with an 18-10 record and a Region 6-AAA title.


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