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Saturday's hoops roundup: Cass girls roll to fourth win

Haley Johnson, Cass girls basketball
Haley Johnson was one of three Lady Colonels in double figures Saturday as Cass won at Wheeler, 66-27.

The Cass girls won their fourth straight game to open the 2020-21 season Saturday on the road. The Lady Colonels surged to an early lead and were never threatened in a 66-27 non-region win at Class 6A Wheeler. Cass led 19-8 after eight minutes and held a 33-18 lead at halftime. The Lady Colonels were up 58-24 by the end of the third quarter. Londaisha Smith led Cass with 14 points. Claire Davis and Haley Johnson followed with 13 apiece. Makyera Baldwin totaled nine. Keara McDaniel and Zion Hayes contributed five points each. Gracie Elikins finished with four and Mikaela Jackson added three points in the win. Wheeler falls to 0-2 on the year.

The Class 5A, 4th-ranked Cass girls (4-0) host North Springs Friday at 6 p.m. before traveling to Class 6A Centennial in Roswell next Saturday for a 5 p.m. start.


Cass sophomore Jelani Hames drives to the basket Saturday in a Colonels' loss to 2nd-ranked Spencer of Columbus.

Spencer, the No. 2 team in Class 4A, topped the Cass boys Saturday night at the Create The Culture Classic — played at Cass, 64-49. Cass, ranked No. 8 in Class 5A, was tied with Spencer at the end of the first quarter and trailed the Greenwave 30-25 at halftime. In the third quarter, Spencer built a 45-31 lead by the 2:44 mark and Cass was unable to recover. Jaquez Holt, who was named the game’s MVP, led Spencer with 23 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. Tycen McDaniels and Quran Hoskins both reached double figures for the Greenwave with 13 and 10 points, respectively. McDaniels added eight rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.

Cass junior forward Zaylan Chaney finished with 18 points, seven rebounds, and one steal. CJ Pipkin added 12 points, six boards, and a pair of assists. Andrew Glaze contributed nine points.

"We shot it poorly and didn't defend or have great possessions like we need if we want to be really good," said Cass head coach Sean Glaze following the loss. "It was strong competition, however, and that is good for us." Spencer improved to 3-0.

Cass (3-2) travels to South Gwinnett Tuesday night for a 7:30 p.m. start and will host North Springs Friday — also scheduled for 7:30 p.m.


A huge night for T.J. Printup, Jr. led the visiting Tigers to a 23-point win at Gilmer Saturday. Adairsville used defensive pressure to limit the Bobcats top scorers while Printup scored 45 points (38 in the first half) for the Tigers. Hayden Poarch added 14 points for Adairsville. Printup made six shots from behind the arc and scored all 45 points in the first three quarters. The Tigers led 28-13 after one quarter, 55-28 at the intermission, and 72-43 heading into the final period. Braden Jenkins, Brady Sanford, and Cade Carter reached double figures for Gilmer with 15, 13, and 10 points, respectively.

The loss dropped Gilmer to 2-1 on the season. Adairsville (2-0) plays at Woodland Tuesday, at Sonoraville Friday, and at Rockmart Saturday.


The Adairsville girls lost on the road at Gilmer Saturday, 70-33.

The host Lady Bobcats extended a 19-15 first quarter lead to 40-16 by halftime and cruised to a 37-point win. Elly Callihan scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter for Gilmer. Emma Callihan poured in 13 of her 15 points in the first half and Lark Reece added 14 for the Bobcats.

Haley Stiles led Adairsville in scoring with 17 points. Autumn Henderson finished with four. Makayla Wade, Ya’Torrean Hale, and Alissa Winters contributed three points each. Alyssa Jarrett had two and Hannah Hollingsworth added one point.

Gilmer improved to 4-0 for the season.

Adairsville (2-2) plays three road games next week. The Lady Tigers play at Woodland Tuesday, at Sonoraville Friday, and at Rockmart next Saturday.


The host Lady Bulldogs of Cedartown had three players in double figure scoring Saturday as they defeated the Cartersville girls, 58-38. Cartersville’s Miya Moore suffered an ankle injury in the first three minutes of the game and it disrupted the Lady Canes’ attack. According to Cartersville coach Cindy Moore, Kierra Milline had to fill in as a point guard for the first time and the coach credited her with great second half leadership. Cedartown (1-0) led 20-7 after one quarter and held a 38-21 advantage at halftime. The lead was 20 by the end of the third quarter. KeKe Turner scored 11 of her game-high 20 points for Cedartown in the first quarter. Qiana Watson and Mary Brumby followed with 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Lady Bulldogs.

Sequoyah McConnell, Ansley Griffen, Lehla Thomas, and Zoe Casey had six points each for the Lady Canes.

Cartersville (0-4) will entertain Model next Saturday night at 6 p.m.


The Woodland boys fell to 1-2 on the season Saturday with a 34-point loss at Darlington (1-0). Woodland will host Adairsville Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. CARTERSVILLE BOYS 60, CEDARTOWN 51 The Cartersville boys picked up their first win of the season Saturday night with a nine-point victory over Cedartown at The Storm Center. Cartersville trailed 14-9 after one period, but responded to take a 24-23 lead by halftime. The Canes held a 41-35 advantage through three quarters. Romo Pace led the Hurricanes with 13 points. Chaz Henderson followed with 12. Luke Kottemann contributed 11 and Robert Novak had nine points. Cedartown falls to 0-2. Cartersville (1-2) hosts Model next Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.


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