Lady Canes win Christmas Clash consolation final; Excel boys fall in 5th place game

The Cartersville girls have now won two straight games after an 0-5 start to their season following a 59-39 win over Gordon Central in the fifth place game of the Adairsville Christmas Clash Thursday afternoon. The Excel Christian Academy boys came up on the short end of the boys consolation final, falling to Temple 66-41.


CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 59, GORDON CENTRAL 39

Ansley Griffen paced the Lady Canes with 17 points Thursday during a 59-39 defeat of Gordon Central.

The Lady Canes won the consolation finals of the Adairsville Christmas Clash Thursday afternoon by defeating Gordon Central, 59-39.

Cartersville, winners of two straight after an 0-5 start, got 17 points from Ansley Griffen and 11 points from Kierra Milline. Milline along with Ari Olotu dished out five assists. Sequoya McConnell added eight points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Canes. Lexi Henderson and Lehla Thomas aso scored eight points each. Taff Bradley contributed seven points and Aujyhnae Davenport added two.

The Hurricanes led 15-6 after one quarter; 34-25 at the intermission; and 39-27 heading into the final period. Cartersville pulled away in the final period by outscoring the Lady Warriors 20-12 in the period.

Emily Reece and Brooke Wilson led the Gordon Central scoring with nine and eight points, respectively. The loss dropped Gordon Central to 3-4 on the season.

Cartersville (2-5) returns to action Saturday, January 9 at Cedartown in a 12 noon start.

TEMPLE 66, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BOYS 41

The Temple boys won the consolation finals of the Adairsville Christmas Clash Thursday afternoon by taking down Excel Christian Academy, 66-41.

The Tigers led 12-10 after the opening eight minutes and built on their lead the rest of the game. Temple led 29-22 at halftime and held a 51-34 advantage through three quarters.

Reggie Boles led all scorers with 22 points for Temple (6-4). Tate Cole followed with 12. Elijah Payne scored 10 for the Eagles. Jakaden Barkely and Kalil Holley added eight points each.

Excel Christian returns to action Friday, January 8 at home against Christian Heritage.

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