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Tuesday's basketball roundup: Adairsville sweeps Woodland while Lady Canes and Eagles earn wins



The Adairsville girls and boys basketball teams swept visiting Woodland in action Tuesday night at Adairsville.  Other local winners Tuesday night included the Cartersville girls and the Excel Christian Academy boys.





ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 53, WOODLAND 39


NaXyria Roberts led the Lady Tigers with 14 points while Aliya McBryde and Darby Adams added 10 each as the Adairsville girls defeated Woodland Tuesday night at AHS, 53-39.


Adairsville led 17-7 at halftime and maintained a 34-24 margin by the end of the third quarter.


Reagan Weightman led Woodland with 16 points. Megan Schultz followed with 13 for the Lady Cats.


Adairsville improved to 2-2 and will visit Gordon Lee for a Region 6-AAA matchup on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Chickamauga.


Woodland (2-2) hosts North Murray in a non-region tilt on Friday at 6 p.m.




ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 50, WOODLAND 40


The host Tigers led at each quarter stop Tuesday night on their way to a 50-40 non-region win over Woodland.


Adairsville led 16-4 after the first eight minutes; 30-16 at halftime; and 41-29 at the end of the third period. Gabe Gomez led the Tigers with 18 points. Xavious Nalls and Tay Jackson finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively.


Brelace Williams posted 18 points for the Wildcats followed by Isaiah Livsey with nine.


Woodland (1-3) hosts Northwest Whitfield on Thursday in a 7:30 p.m. tip and will host North Murray on Friday.


Adairsville (1-2) begins region play on Friday night at Gordon Lee in a 7:30 p.m. start.




CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 67, EAST PAULDING 29



The Lady Canes raced to a 26-6 lead by the end of the first quarter at the Storm Center Tuesday night and were never threatened in a 67-29 victory.


Cartersville led 45-16 by halftime on their way to a 38-point win.


KK Arnold and Ansley Griffin shared scoring honors for the Lady Canes with 12 points each. Zoie Shiflett added 11 points and five rebounds. Arnold added four steals and three assists while Griffin chipped in three assists and three steals.


Senai Camper posted eight points for Cartersville followed by LaKiaya Banks with seven; Jayda Cothran and Alana Williams with five each; Nayel Camper had four points and Taff Bradley added three.


East Paulding (0-3) was led by Janiya White with 12 points.


The Lady Canes (2-1) visit Harrison on Thursday for a 6 p.m. tip.




EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 70, PRAISE ACADEMY 49


The Excel Christian Academy boys won their region opener Tuesday night at Praise Academy in Powder Springs, 70-49.


The Eagles led 10-4 after one quarter and were up 22-12 at halftime before pulling away in the third quarter for a 49-27 advantage.


Kingston Eleazer paced Excel with 16 points. Carter May followed with 13 points. Carlos Cartagena added 11 for the Eagles.


Brandon Ivey and Daniel Foote led Praise (0-5, 0-1) with 14 and 13 points, respectively.


Excel (2-3, 1-0 GAPPS I-AA, Region 1) visits Christian Heritage on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. start.




EAST PAULDING 64, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 55


Brayden Westbrooks scored 18 points while Nate Simmons and Jonah Hess added 12 each as East Paulding improved to 2-1 with a 64-55 win at Cartersville.


Cartersville (0-1) plays on Thursday at Harrison with the tip scheduled for 7:30 p.m.




ROME 49, CASS GIRLS 42


Breana Griffin led the visiting Lady Wolves with 21 points. Lilly Blanchard added 12 for Rome.


Rome improved to 3-1. The Lady Colonels led 14-11 after one quarter before Rome carried a 22-19 lead to the intermission. The Lady Wolves maintained their second-half lead and were up 40-33 after three quarters.


Zion Hayes paced Cass with 13 points. Kiana McDaniel scored 10 and Darianna Sosa finished with seven for the Lady Colonels.


Cass is now 2-1 and plays Friday night at Lithia Springs with tip scheduled for 6 p.m.


Editor's note: No local report was received but will be added when it becomes available.




ROME 88, CASS BOYS 48


The Wolves built a 48-21 lead by halftime and added to their advantage in the second half Tuesday night at Cass.


JJ Winston scored 23 and Braxton Wade finished with 17 points for the Wolves (1-0).


Jakai Baldwin scored 15 points for the Colonels followed by Parnell Gamble with 13. Jayden Foster added eight points,


“Their press really bothered us,” said Cass boys’ coach Kevin Cunningham. “We knew with limited practices that execution might be a problem. We will really work on playing under control at full speed this week at practice.”


Cass (0-3) visits Lithia Springs on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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