Lady Colonels, Colonels breeze past Cartersville

Cass' Claire Davis and C.J. Pipkin were both key contributors as Cass won big over visiting Cartersville Tuesday night.

The Cass girls and boys basketball teams beat visiting Cartersville in dominating fashion Tuesday night with the Lady Colonels winning 90-31 and the Colonels adding a 77-41 decision. The Cass girls — who sank 16 three-pointers in the contest — led 20-6 after one quarter; 48-18 at halftime; and 68-26 following three quarters on their way to a 59-point win. More than half of the Lady Colonels’ conversions behind the arc came in the second quarter. Claire Davis, Haley Johnson, and Mikaela Jackson reached double figures for Cass with 14, 13, and 11 points, respectively. Makyera Baldwin and Tatiana Christian followed with nine points each. Londaisha Smith, who eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career, scored eight. Gracie Elkins also added eight for the Lady Colonels. Ansley Griffen led the Lady Canes with 11 points. Sequoyah McConnell scored eight for Cartersville. Cartersville (3-6, 0-1 in Region 7-AAAAA) had a three-game win streak snapped in the loss. The Lady Canes travel to Blessed Trinity for another region game Friday night at 6:15 p.m. Cartersville will then visit Model Saturday night in a non-region contest. Class 5A, 5th-ranked Cass (15-0, 2-0) will host 8th-ranked Hiram Friday night at 6 p.m. in a showdown between the top two girls teams thus far in the region. In Tuesday’s boys game, the Class 5A, 9th-ranked Colonels got 20 points each from C.J. Pipkin and Braxton Benham along with 13 from Zaylan Chaney to blow past the Hurricanes, 77-41. Chaney added 10 rebounds and Pipkin collected six boards. Benham had three steals. Jelani Hames added eight points and seven rebounds for Cass. Zay Jackson was credited with taking four charges on the defensive end for the Colonels. Kam Callahan scored a team-high 15 points for Cartersville. Jynerieus Stanley added 12 for the Canes. Cartersville (5-3, 0-1 in Region 7-AAAAA) will look to bounce back Friday night in another region game at Blessed Trinity at 8 p.m.

Cass (11-4, 2-0) hosts Hiram Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Cornerstone Christian Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a non-region matchup.

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