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Local high school basketball teams head down the home stretch of region regular season races

Kam Callahan and the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes head down the home stretch of the 2021-22 regular season over the next three weeks.

With three weeks remaining in the GHSA’s basketball regular season, the region races are heating up and the Cass girls have dropped out of the state’s top ten for the first time this season.

The final three weeks of the regular season calendar has key region games remaining for Adairsville, Cartersville, Cass, Excel Christian, and Woodland.


In Region 7-5A, Calhoun (14-4, 4-0) has surged to the top of the standings and leads Blessed Trinity (9-10, 3-1) by one game heading into action Tuesday night. Cass (16-3, 2-2), who has dropped two straight region games following a previous 15-game win streak, is tied for third place in the region with Hiram (8-8, 2-2). Cartersville (3-8, 1-3) is currently in fifth place with Woodland (2-15, 0-4) still seeking a region win. Calhoun plays at Blessed Trinity Tuesday night. Cass is at Woodland and Cartersville travels to Hiram. Those games will complete the first rotation through the region for all six teams. A second rotation in the schedule begins Friday night.

In Region 6-3A, Adairsville (10-8, 3-7) started well in December but has now dropped to seventh place in the nine team league. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (18-1, 10-0), ranked No. 4 in Class 3A, leads the region heading into Tuesday night’s games. The Lady Warriors are followed by Murray County (15-4, 9-2), Ringgold (14-5, 8-3), Sonoraville (8-10, 5-5), and Rockmart (9-10, 5-6) in the top five spots. Coahulla Creek (7-12, 4-7), Adairsville, LaFayette (7-10, 3-8), and North Murray (5-14, 1-10) round out the standings.

Adairsville has region games remaining against Sonoraville (Tuesday night), LaFayette, Coahulla Creek, Murray County, LFO, and North Murray.


In Region 7-A-Private, Excel Christian Academy (10-8, 1-4) picked up its first region win this past week over Mount Paran Christian (4-12, 0-4). At the top of the league’s standings, Christian Heritage (14-3, 4-0), ranked No. 2 in the state, is ahead of 6th-ranked North Cobb Christian (10-5, 2-1), 7th-ranked Darlington (14-4, 3-2), and 9th-ranked The Walker School (14-5, 3-2) entering Tuesday night.

In Region 6-3A, Adairsville (10-8, 6-4) is in third place prior to Tuesday night’s games. LaFayette (18-0, 11-0) is ranked No. 6 in Class AAA followed by 9th-ranked Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (16-1, 9-1) in second place. Just behind Adairsville in the region standings are Rockmart (12-7, 6-5), Coahulla Creek (11-7, 6-5), and Murray County (11-8, 5-6).

In Region 7-5A, the Hiram boys sit atop the region standings through the first four games. The Hornets (10-8, 4-0) have the only region unbeaten mark heading into Tuesday night’s action. Calhoun (11-5, 3-1) and Blessed Trinity (10-9, 3-1) are just one game back with six region games remaining. Cartersville (9-7, 2-2) is currently fourth with Cass (6-12, 0-4) and Woodland (5-12, 0-4) bringing up the rear. Those two teams square off Tuesday night at Woodland while Cartersville heads to Hiram. Tuesday night’s games complete the first rotation through region opponents for these teams. The second rotation through the league begins Friday night. None of the boys teams in Region 7-5A are in the top ten of the state rankings.


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