Woodland falls to Hiram in region openers
The Woodland girls' and boys' basketball teams opened their Region 7-5A slates Tuesday night at home with losses to the girls' and boys' teams from Hiram.
The Hornets beat the Wildcats 75-23 and the Lady Cats fell to the Lady Hornets 68-16.
HIRAM 75, WOODLAND BOYS 23
The Class 5A 3rd-ranked Hiram Hornets raced to a 27-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 46-5 at halftime as they cruised past Woodland Tuesday night. Hiram led by 47 by the end of the third quarter and had four players reach double-digit scoring.
Sekai Lockmart led Hiram with 16 points. Calvin Johnson finished with 13. Chase Tyler scored 12 and Walt Matthews added 11 for the Hornets (12-2, 1-0).
Zyon Heath scored nine points for the Wildcats. Brelace Williams added eight.
HIRAM 68, WOODLAND GIRLS 16
The Hiram Lady Hornets ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, built a big lead early, and were not threatened in a 68-16 Region 7-5A win Tuesday night at Woodland.
Hiram led 33-9 by halftime and was up 56-11 by the end of the third period.
Four Lady Hornets scored in double figures led by Hadiya Kennelly’s 18 points. Makiala Bullock scored 12 while Damariah Windman and Janaya Evans added 10 apiece for Hiram (13-2, 1-0)
Reagan Weightman led the Woodland with eight points. Morgan Echols scored three points.
The Lady Cats (2-13, 0-1) and the Wildcats return to action Friday at Calhoun. The girls' game is scheduled to tip at 6 p.m.