Tigers defeat Woodland to advance; Adairsville girls fall in overtime
The Adairsville boys basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Adairsville Ace Christmas Clash with an easy 87-54 win over visiting Woodland. After the two teams battled to a 36-36 tie at halftime, the Tigers pulled away in the third quarter to take a 65-46 lead and then held on for a 33-point win.
T.J. Printup scored a game-high 25 points for Adairsville. Tucker Deams contributed 17 points and Tre Mitchell added 15 points in the Tigers’ win.
Diaz Garrett led Woodland with 20 points. K.J. Rogers scored 12 for the Wildcats.
Woodland (2-6) will play in the consolation bracket Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. against Temple.
Adairsville (5-3) advances to the semifinals to face Calhoun Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets defeated Temple in the opening round, 60-43.
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN 53, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 40 (overtime)
The Adairsville girls trailed throughout most of regulation Tuesday night but outscored Kennesaw Mountain 15-9 in the fourth quarter to send the first round game of the Adairsville Ace Christmas Clash into overtime tied 38-all.
Unfortunately for the hosts, the visiting Lady Mustangs pulled away in the four minute overtime period to win 53-40.
Madison Clark led Kennesaw Mountain with 17 points. J Bates and Shanique Reid followed with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Lexie Childers led Adairsville with 12 points. Haley Stiles followed with 11. Makayla Wade and Autumn Henderson contributed six points each. Ya’Torrean Hale added four for the Lady Tigers.
Kennesaw Mountain (6-2) advances to Wednesday’s semifinals to play Cass at 4 p.m. Adairsville (2-8) will face Gordon Central in the consolation bracket Wednesday at 1 p.m.