The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes football team advanced to the Georgia Dome to play for its second, consecutive 4-A Championship on Saturday at 4:30 when it beat Mary Persons by a score of 38-17 on Friday night. The complete game summary can be found here.

In basketball on Saturday, the Cass boys opened up their region play with a 61-48 win over Villa Rica to improve to 3-1 on the season. Ian Whittington finished with a double-double and led all scorers in the game with 17 points. The Cass girls fell to Villa Rica by a score of 61-47 Saturday to fall to 2-2 on the season and 0-1 in region play. Cass was able to hang in, though, thanks to 14 points by Jana Morning, and 12 each from Payton Stoddard and Kyla Michienzi. The Adairsville girls were also handed a loss on Saturday, as they fell to Rockmart by a score of 64-48. Adairsville led 17-8 after the first quarter but then allowed Rockmart to score 21, 18 and 17 in the final three-quarters to pull away. The Lady Tigers are now 2-2 on the season. The Adairsville boys also fell victim to Rockmart and dropped to 3-3 on the season following the 69-59 loss.  Cole Hewatt led the Tigers with 12 points, followed by Hunter Hice and Ronald Hardin with 10, and Ethan Belcher with 9. The Cartersville girls struggled offensively against Calhoun, as they fell by a score of 57-24. The Lady Canes are now 2-3 on the season.

In collegiate basketball, the Chattahoochee Tech women’s basketball team defeated Baseline USA by a score of 79-44 to improve to 8-1 on the season. The Chattahoochee Tech men’s team also defeated Baseline USA by a score of 121-99. The men’s team is now 8-2 on the season.

Today in basketball, the Chattahoochee Tech women’s basketball team will travel to Brewton-Parker for a game 5:30.

Tomorrow in basketball, several local teams are in action. The Cass boy’s team will travel to Paulding County at 4:30, The Excel girls will host Mount Pisgah Christian at 6:00, the Woodland girls will host Carrollton at 6:00, The Adairsville boys will host North Murray at 7:30 and the Cass girls will host Paulding County.

In collegiate basketball, the Georgia Highlands women’s team will host Lawson State Community College at 5:30 and the Georgia Highlands men’s team will host Lawson State Community College at 7:30.