Tuesday's hoops roundup: Colonels, Eagles, and Lady Cats pick up wins
On a night when every local high school team was in action, the Cass boys, Excel Christian boys, and Woodland girls came away with victories.
CASS BOYS 77, ROME 54
The Cass boys took a 20-12 lead after the opening eight minutes Tuesday night in Rome and never trailed in a 23-point win over the host Wolves.
The Colonels led 40-30 at halftime and 61-43 after three quarters.
Cass was led by Zaylan Chaney’s 29-point performance. Braxton Benham poured in 15 points. C.J. Pipkin was next with nine. Jordan Ford scored seven. Jaquan Heard finished with six points. Ethan McIntyre had five, Zay Jackson four, and Andrew Glaze two points.
Justyn Smith led Rome (1-5, 1-3) with 22 points.
Cass (7-3, 3-1 Region 7-AAAAA) has home region games Friday and Saturday against Carrollton and Woodland. Saturday’s game at Cass will be the 2nd annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive game.
Fans get in free with the donation of a new unopened toy.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BOYS 55, TRION 54
The Excel Christian boys made it two straight home wins Tuesday night with a 55-54 victory over Trion.
A third quarter rally lifted the Eagles after they trailed 31-21 at halftime.
Excel outscored the visiting Bulldogs 17-6 in the third period on their way to a one point win.
Rayshawn Womack led ECA and all scorers with 21 points. Kalil Holey followed with 14 for the Eagles. Jakaden Barkley scored eight. Brendan Quillin and Trippe Anderson totaled five each and Jake Murray added two points for Excel.
Trion (1-4) was led by 14 points from Andy Allen and 13 by Jaden Hardy.
Excel Christian (2-3) hosts North Cobb Christian Friday night at the Nest at 7:30 p.m. and travels to Coosa Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. tip.
SONORAVILLE 59, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 53
The Tigers surged in the fourth quarter, but their comeback came up short in a 59-53 loss Tuesday night at Sonoraville.
Sonoraville led 9-8 after one period, 32-18 at the intermission, and 52-36 through three quarters before Adairsville outscored the Phoenix 17-7 in the final stanza.
Gaven Crunkleton (14 points), T.J. Printup (13), and Jaxon Welchel (12) reached double figures for the Tigers. Savaun Henderson scored six points Malachi Gardner and Conner Crunkleton added five and three points, respectively.
Orry Darnell and Brant Bryant had 10 points each for Sonoraville (4-3, 2-1).
Adairsville (2-4, 1-2 Region 6-AAA) hosts Coahulla Creek Friday night at 8 p.m. and makes the short trip to Calhoun Saturday night for a 7:30 p.m. tip.
PAULDING COUNTY 105, WOODLAND 41
Kervens Yacinthe exploded for 48 points in the first three quarters and finished with 53 for the night as the host Patriots beat Woodland Tuesday night 105-41.
Keon Sedgwick added 19 points for Paulding County who led 26-13 after one quarter, 50-22 at halftime, and 89-37 after three quarters.
Jordan Barker led Woodland with 12 points on four counters from behind the arc. DiAnthony Heathcock added nine points for the Wildcats.
Paulding improved to 8-3 overall and 3-2 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland (1-5, 0-4) travels to Kell Friday for a 7:30 p.m. start and plays at Cass Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
WOODLAND GIRLS 36, PAULDING CO. 32
The Lady Cats picked up a Region 7-AAAAA victory Tuesday night at Paulding County, defeating the host Lady Patriots 36-32.
Woodland trailed 14-11 at halftime and 26-21 after three quarters, but rallied in the final eight minutes to outscore Paulding 14-6 to escape with a four-point win.
Jordan Thompson led Woodland with nine points. Ansley Evans and Morgan Cooper followed with seven points each.
Bre’ne Modisett led Paulding County (0-8, 0-4) with 10 points.
Woodland (1-4, 1-3) travels to Kell Friday night for a 6 p.m. tip and plays Saturday afternoon at rival Cass at 3 p.m.
SONORAVILLE 56, ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 22
Alexa Geary and Maliyah Parks scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix to a 56-22 Region 6-AAA win over Adairsville Tuesday night in Calhoun.
Autumn Henderson was the high scorer for Adairsville with nine points.
Sonoraville improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in region play.
Adairsville (2-5, 0-3) hosts Coahulla Creek Friday night at 7 p.m. and plays at Calhoun Saturday night at 6 p.m.
ROME 53, CASS GIRLS 49
The Lady Colonels led early, but struggled at the charity stripe throughout the night in a 53-49 loss Tuesday night at Rome.
Cass led 13-11 after one quarter but trailed 25-15 at the intermission. The Lady Colonels pulled to within one point by the end of the third quarter, trailing 32-31.
Cass was only 3-for-13 from the free throw line in the contest.
“The missed free throws killed us,” said Cass head coach Burt Jackson. “I’m proud of how we played in a tough environment, but I feel like those misses were the difference.”
Claire Davis led the Lady Colonels with 22 points. Londaisha Smith followed with 12. Ariana Hames scored six. Haley Johnson had five points. Keara McDaniel and Justice Bennett added two points apiece.
Treneisha Adams and Amberly Brown led Rome with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
The Lady Wolves improved to 6-0 for the season and 4-0 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Cass (5-2, 2-2) will try to bounce back Friday night in a home game against Carrollton and will host Woodland Saturday at 3 p.m.
NORTH PAULDING 51, CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 27
Aliyah Washington led the visiting Wolfpack and all scorers Tuesday night at the Storm Center as North Paulding defeated Cartersville 51-27.
North Paulding led 8-4 after one quarter, but dominated the second period by outscoring Cartersville 19-4 in the period. The Wolfpack led 37-16 after three quarters.
Arianna Cochran scored eight points and had five assists for the Lady Canes. Lexi Henderson scored five points. Lehla Thomas finished with 10 rebounds and four points.
North Paulding improved to 8-2 with their non-region win.
Cartersville (2-2) will play in the Rome News Tribune Holiday Tournament next Monday against Armuchee at 4 p.m. at Georgia Highlands College. NORTH PAULDING 47, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 39
The host Wolfpack improved to 2-6 with an eight-point win over the visiting Cartersville boys in their season opener.