The Cartersville boys basketball team defeated Calhoun on Saturday by a score of 79-49 to improve to 11-3 on the season. Cartersville took the lead over Calhoun late in the first period thanks to some offensive rebounds. The Canes earned eight second-chance points in the quarter and outrebounded Calhoun by eight in the period and outrebounded Calhoun 46-27 in the game. Jaylon Pugh scored a game-high 18 points.

The Cass girls basketball team defeated Paulding County 55-40 on Saturday to improve to 12-4 on the season and 6-3 in region play. Payton Stoddard scored 15 points to lead the way, with Jana Morning right behind with 13. Kyla Michienzi and Chanel Clemons each contributed nine points as well, making for a balanced effort.

The Cass boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Paulding County 57-56 Friday to drop 7-2 in region play. Cass fell behind by 15 points in the second half but fought back to take the lead late in the game, but a buzzer beater by Paulding County would seal the victory. Leading scorer C.J. Bennett and sharpshooter Steven Spell were out with injuries suffered in Friday night’s win over Villa Rica, but Mark Chester picked up the slack with 15 points, while Ashton Burley chipped in with 13 and Jake Collum had 12.

The Cartersville Lady Canes dropped a contest to the Calhoun Lady Jackets Saturday by a score of 63-55 to fall to 6-9 on the season. Cartersville remained close through the third quarter, only trailing Calhoun 42-39 entering the final eight minutes. Calhoun was able to create a little separation in the fourth, though, extending its lead out to 10 points before Cartersville eventually climbed back within four. Kayla McKinney led the Canes with 12 points.

The Woodland boys dropped a region contest against Carrollton on Saturday by a score of 58-40. The Wildcats are now 1-11 on the season and 0-7 in region play.

The Woodland Lady Cats also fell to Carrollton Saturday by a score of 60-16 to fall to 0-12 on the season and 0-7 in region play. The Lady Cats never scored more than six points in a quarter, including the mustering of just two points in quarter 2.

The Excel boys lost to Cornerstone Christian by a score of 62-37 Saturday to fall to 0-10 on the season. Excel trailed by seven at the half, but could only tally two points in the third period while Cornerstone Christian had 20 to pull away with a 25-point lead entering the fourth quarter of play.

The Georgia Highlands College men’s basketball team beat South Georgia Tech on Saturday by a score of 79-55. The Chargers forced 22 turnovers, and shot 44.8% from the field, and had 29 points off the bench, on their way to their 17th victory of the season. The Chargers were led by Ty’lik Evans with 17, Kamar McKnight with 16 points, Ty Cockfield with 13 points, and Kyvon Davenport with 12 points. The Chargers are now 17-0 on the season and 4-0 in conference play.

The Georgia Highlands College women’s basketball team fell to South Georgia Tech on Saturday by a score of 59-45. The Lady Chargers trailed by just one at the half, but the Lady Jets hit a 10-0 run and never looked back in the second half of play. Leading scorers for the Lady Chargers were Kanisha Tharpe with 11 points, followed by D”Andra Pringle with 8 points. The Lady Chargers are now 7-12 on the season and 2-1 in conference play.

The Chattahoochee Tech women’s team fell to Atlanta Metro by a score of 69-50 on Saturday to fall to 13-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference play. The outcome could have been different, but the Lady Eagles could muster just five points in the second quarter, while Atlanta Metro scored 22.

The Chattahoochee Tech men’s team won a close contest against Atlanta Metro Saturday by a score of 58-55. The Eagles trailed by four at the half but outscored Atlanta Metro 33-26 in the second half to prevail with a victory. The Eagles are now 13-2 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.