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Tuesday's local high school basketball results -- Cass and Adairsville teams sweep; Lady Canes move into first place tie

January 24, 2024

It was another busy night of action on the hardwood floors Tuesday night with eight local teams in action.


The Cass girls and boys swept Woodland in Region 7-5A games on the Colonels’ home floor. The Adairsville girls and boys did the same in Region 6-AAA at Ridgeland. Meanwhile, at Cartersville’s Storm Center, the Lady Canes took down Hiram to move into a three-way tie for first place in Region 7-5A while the Cartersville boys fell to the visiting Hornets.



CASS BOYS 61, WOODLAND 58

Jakai Baldwin scored 13 points in the Colonels home win Tuesday night over Woodland.

The Colonels picked up their first Region 7-5A win of the year Tuesday night at home with a 61-58 victory over county-rival Woodland.


Cass led at each quarter stop by narrow margins. The Colonels led 11-10 after one quarter; 32-24 at halftime; and 43-42 heading into the final eight minutes.


Jason Brown made six three-pointers and finished with 19 points to lead the Cass scoring column. Jakai Baldwin followed with 13 points. Kevin Henderson pitched in nine and Jayden Foster added seven points for the Colonels.


Zyon Heath led the Wildcats with 20 points. Brelace Williams contributed 14. Isaiah Livsey and Jayden Metcalf added nine and seven points, respectively.


Woodland (7-12, 1-4) travels to Calhoun on Friday.


Cass (5-10, 1-3) has a home, make-up game with Hiram on Thursday and plays at Cartersville on Friday.



CASS GIRLS 64, WOODLAND 33


Kiana McDaniel finished with six points, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists in the Lady Colonels' 64-33 home win over Woodland.

The Lady Colonels outscored visiting Woodland 25-5 in the third quarter Tuesday night to take control of the game en route to a 64-33 Region 7-5A win.


The Lady Cats stayed close in the first half, trailing Cass 14-11 after one quarter and 22-16 at the intermission.


Olivia Woods led a balanced Cass scoring attack with 12 points on four buckets from beyond the arc. KK Evans followed with 10 points. Zion Hayes and Kaitlyn Godwin contributed nine points each. Tamira Feanny pitched in eight and Kiana McDaniel added six in the Lady Colonels win.


Evans had seven rebounds, Hayes collected six boards, and McDaniel — who added four steals and three assists — finished with five rebounds for Cass. 


Megan Schultz led the Lady Cats with eight points. Ella Shipp, Libby Morgan, and Gracie Shipp each scored six points for Woodland.


The Lady Cats (7-10, 0-5) play at Calhoun on Friday.


Cass (12-7, 1-3) hosts a makeup game with Hiram on Thursday and visits Cartersville on Friday.




ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 37, RIDGELAND 33


The Lady Tigers pulled out a difficult road win Tuesday night in Rossville by outlasting Ridgeland, 37-33.


Adairsville led throughout but had a tough time shaking off the pesky Panthers.


The Lady Tigers led 13-8 after one quarter; 22-16 at halftime; and 29-26 through three quarters before holding on for a four-point win.


NaXyria Roberts paced Adairsville with 19 points. Aliya McBryde scored eight for the Lady Tigers.


JaMiah Lewis led the host Lady Panthers (8-12, 2-7) with 16 points.


Adairsville (14-7, 8-2) is currently in third place in the Region 6-AAA race and will host region co-leader Coahulla Creek on Friday at 6 p.m.




ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 75, RIDGELAND 52


The Tigers led 39-25 at halftime but it was an 18-point run in the third quarter that put the game away Tuesday night as Adairsville won at Ridgeland, 75-52.


Xavious Nalls led the Tigers with 23 points. Tayshaun Jackson followed with 20 points. Gabe Gomez, Benjamin Abernathy, and Zach Postell each chipped in with 12 points. Postell added 12 assists for a double-double and Abernathy led Adairsville on the boards with five rebounds. Jackson and Gomez both knocked down four, three-pointers each.


Chase Hickman was the top scorer for the Panthers (11-8, 4-5) with 16 points.


Adairsville (12-9, 8-2) currently holds second place in Region 6-AAA and hosts region-leading Coahulla Creek on Friday night.




CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 58, HIRAM 45


KK Arnold finished with 15 points, five steals, and five assists in the Lady Canes' 58-45 win Tuesday over Hiram.

Senai Camper produced a double-double Tuesday night with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Lady Canes beat visiting Hiram, 58-45.


With the win, the Lady Canes moved into a first-place tie in the region standings with Calhoun and Dalton at the midway point of the league schedule.


Hiram led 10-9 after the opening eight minutes but Cartersville carried a 26-20 lead to halftime and added on in the second half. The Lady Canes led 41-32 by the end of the third quarter.


KK Arnold finished with 15 points, five steals, and five assists for Cartersville. Nayel Camper was next with 14 points, four assists, and four steals.


Hadiya Kennedy led Hiram (8-10, 1-3) with 17 points. T’Nasia Nance chipped in 13 points for the Lady Hornets.


The Lady Canes (11-9, 4-1) host Cass on Friday in a 6 p.m. tip.




HIRAM 82, CARTERSVILLE BOYS 62


Visting Hiram stayed unbeaten in Region 7-5A play Tuesday night with an 82-62 win at Cartersville’s Storm Center.


Hiram led 40-28 by halftime, adding to their advantage in the second half.


Ryan Williams scored 29 points and Chase Tyler had 24 points for the Hornets (11-7, 4-0).


Nas Bennett was the top scorer for the Canes with 23 points. Jamauri Brice and Monte Tolbert contributed 10 points each. Kaden Baldwin and DJ Cain added seven points apiece for Cartersville.


The Hurricanes (8-11, 4-1) host Cass on Friday night.




THE KING’S ACADEMY 64, EXCEL CHRISTIAN BOYS 38


The King’s Academy raced to a 27-6 lead in the first quarter Tuesday night at Excel and never looked back in a 64-38 win at The Church at Liberty Square.


The visiting Knights (11-7) led 43-20 by halftime and were ahead 52-31 through three quarters.


Excel (5-16, 3-1 Region 1, GAPPS I-A) returns to region play on Thursday when the Eagles host Praise Academy of Powder Springs.

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