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Tuesday hoops roundup: Cass girls, Cartersville boys collect region opening wins

The Cass girls and the Cartersville boys came away with wins Tuesday night as the two schools opened Region 7-AAAAA play at the Storm Center at Cartersville High School.

The 8th-ranked Lady Colonels cruised to a 66-27 win in the opener and it was the Cartersville boys who survived five lead changes in the fourth quarter to escape with a 64-61 victory.

In other action Tuesday night, Blessed Trinity won a pair of games at Woodland while the Adairsville girls and boys dropped region games in Chatsworth at North Murray.


CASS GIRLS 66, CARTERSVILLE 27

Haley Johnson scored eight points with four assists and five rebounds in the Lady Colonels' 66-27 win over Cartersville Tuesday night.

The Lady Colonels extended their current winning streak to 14 games and cruised to an easy 66-27 win Tuesday night at Cartersville.

Cass led 16-3 after the opening eight minutes; 41-12 at halftime; and carried a 58-18 lead into the fourth quarter.

Miya Winston led the Lady Colonels with 18 points and seven steals. Claire Davis finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Haley Johnson scored eight points, dished four assists, and grabbed five rebounds.

Keara McDaniel contributed six points for Cass. Mikaela Jackson, Zion Hayes, and Reese Howard scored four points each. Kiana McDaniel scored three while Justice Bennett, Olivia Woods, and Tamira Feanny added two points each.

Jakayah Draughn led Cartersville with seven points. Zoe Casey finished with six points. Ansley Griffin scored four. Milena Bihm and Layne Callan added three and two points, respectively.

Cartersville (2-5, 0-1) hosts Blessed Trinity Friday night and steps out of region play to entertain Paulding County Saturday at 4 p.m.

Cass (15-1, 1-0) travels to Hiram Friday night for another region matchup at 6 p.m.


CARTERSVILLE BOYS 64, CASS 61

Romo Pace led Cartersville Tuesday night with 17 points.

The Hurricanes and Colonels exchanged the lead five times Tuesday night in the fourth quarter but it was Cartersville outscoring Cass 20-15 in the final period to pull out a 64-61 victory.

The two teams were knotted at 10 each after one quarter; the Canes led 29-26 at the intermission; and the Colonels carried a 46-44 lead into the final quarter in the back-and-forth contest.

Romo Pace led the Canes with 17 points. Kam Callahan followed with 16 and Luke Gambill scored 10. Jaden Scott contributed six points. Monty Tolbert and Jamauri Brice chipped in with five points each. Chaz Henderson and Ked Chatmon had two points each and Kaden Scott added one for Cartersville

Sacovie White led the Colonels with 24 points. Jelani Hames and Devin Henderson followed with 10 points each. Jayden Foster and Ethan McIntyre contributed six each. Kaden Baldwin finished with three points and Jackson Hale added two for Cass.

The Colonels (6-9, 0-1) travel to Hiram Friday night for another Region 7-AAAAA tilt.

Cartersville (8-4, 1-0) hosts region foe Blessed Trinity Friday night at 8:30 p.m. and entertains Paulding County in a non-region game Saturday at 5:30 p.m.


BLESSED TRINITY 55, WOODLAND GIRLS 16

The visiting Lady Titans built a 27-7 lead by halftime and extended their lead in the second half for a 55-16 win Tuesday night at Woodland.

Evie Bilson and Maura Ryan led the Blessed Trinity scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Reagan Weightman scored six points for the Lady Cats and Abigail Taylor finished with five.

Blessed Trinity improved to 7-9 on the season and 1-0 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Woodland (2-12, 0-1) plays at Calhoun Friday night at 6 p.m.


BLESSED TRINITY 90, WOODLAND BOYS 43

The Blessed Trinity boys scored the game’s first 16 points and led 27-7 after one quarter Tuesday night on their way to a 90-43 win at Woodland.

The Titans led 55-19 at halftime and built a 73-26 advantage after three quarters.

Ty Harpring and Jack Whalen led five Blessed Trinity players in double figure scoring with 15 points each.

K.J. Rogers finished with 21 points for Woodland. Jayden Hames finished with eight for the Wildcats.

Blessed Trinity evened its season record at 8-8 and started region play 1-0.

Woodland (5-8, 0-1) plays at Calhoun Friday at 7:30 p.m. and will host Pepperell Saturday at 6:30 p.m.


NORTH MURRAY 39, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 27

The Lady Tigers struggled scoring points in the second half Tuesday night at North Murray and fell to the Lady Mountaineers 39-27.

The game was tied 18-18 at halftime but Adairsville was outscored 21-9 in the second half as North Murray earned its first region win of the season. Ava Robinette scored 14 points and Baliegh Winkler added 13 to lead North Murray (5-11, 1-7).

Naxyria Roberts paced Adairsville with 11 points. Autumn Henderson added five.

Adairsville (9-6, 3-5) hosts East Paulding Saturday night at 6 p.m. and will return to Region 6-AAA action next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at home against Ringgold.


NORTH MURRAY 68, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 50

Adairsville’s Hayden Poarch made seven three-pointers and finished with a game-high 25 points Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers lost at North Murray 68-50.

North Murray led 30-22 at halftime and maintained a 50-42 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Judson Petty led North Murray (7-11, 4-5) with 21 points.

Tre Mitchell added 12 points for the Tigers in their loss.

Adairsville (8-6, 5-3) hosts East Paulding Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers travel to Darlington Monday for a 3 p.m. start and host Ringgold next Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

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