Lady Canes, Lady Cats advance in region tourney action
High school region tournament action got underway Monday for four of the local teams and the Cartersville girls and Woodland girls picked up wins to advance in their respective tournaments. The Adairsville girls and the Woodland boys lost their tournament openers and had their 2019-20 seasons come to a close.
CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 51, LAGRANGE 46
Cio Seigler led Cartersville with 12 points while teammates Ariana Cochran and Campbell Rogers chipped in nine points each in a 51-46 win over LaGrange Monday night at Cedartown High School. The Lady Canes trailed 9-6 after one quarter and were behind 18-17 at halftime before taking a 36-29 lead by the end of the third quarter. Jakayah Draughn scored six points for Cartersville. Naijah Evans followed with five. Jada Cunningham and Jamiya Moore added four points each. The Cartersville girls (11-14) will play third-seeded Sandy Creek (14-10) Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at LaGrange High School in the Region 5-AAAA quarterfinals. The winner of Wednesday’s game will earn a spot in the state tournament.
WOODLAND GIRLS 62, PAULDING COUNTY 45 The Lady Cats topped visiting Paulding County for the third time this season Monday night to earn a trip to Tuesday’s Region 7-AAAAA quarterfinals. The Lady Cats were led by a trio of players in double-figure scoring. Jordan Thompson paced Woodland with 17 points, including nine in the final period. Carli Clymer followed with 16 and Morgan Cooper scored 12. Gracie Styles chipped in eight more points in the victory. Woodland (5-20) will play at top-seeded Kell (25-0) Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
HARALSON COUNTY 58, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 34 In an opening round Region 6-AAA Tournament game at North Murray High School in Chatsworth, the Lady Tigers fell to Haralson County Monday night, 58-34. The two teams were knotted at 8-8 after one quarter and Haralson County took a 27-19 lead to the intermission. The Lady Rebels then outscored Adairsville 19-2 in the third quarter to take control of the contest. Haralson County (7-18) advance to play fifth-seeded Calhoun Tuesday night at 7 p.m. back at North Murray. The season comes to a close for the Lady Tigers. They finish with a 5-21 mark.
ROME 62, WOODLAND BOYS 58 In a close contest throughout, the visiting Wolves edged the Woodland boys Monday night, 62-58. Woodland led 16-12 after one quarter, but Rome held leads of 32-26 and 49-43 at the next two quarter stops on their way to a four-point victory although the host Wildcats had the game tied at 54-all with 2:47 remaining. Rome managed to convert enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Wildcats.
DiAnthony Heathcock finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks for the Wildcats in their loss. Harlin Morris contributed 13 points. Jaden Johnson added eight. Rome (5-19) advances to play at top-seeded Kell Tuesday night in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament quarterfinals. The Wildcats season closes with a 2-24 record.