The Cass Lady Colonels clinched a state playoff berth Tuesday night with a 55-24 win over Hiram in the region tournament. Cass took an early lead in Thursday’s game against Hiram and never looked back. After leading 13-6 in the first quarter, Cass maintained a narrow advantage at 21-17 heading into the halftime break. The third quarter was when the Lady Colonels pulled away, taking a 39-21 lead. Cass will play Villa Rica, a team that outscored the Lady Colonels by 52 points in two contests this season.

The Adairsville boys basketball team beat Murray County 61-47 on Tuesday night in the first round of its region tournament. A win against Ringgold today would put Adairsville in the state playoffs. Ronald Hardin had 19 for the Tigers, while Hunter Hice added 12, Cody Henderson 11 and Cole Hewatt added 10.

The Cass boys basketball team fell to Paulding County Tuesday night by a score of 56-45 and was eliminated from the state playoffs. The Colonels ended the season 18-9 overall and 12-5 in region play. Cass trailed 15-0 in the first quarter but fought back to within three late in the fourth, but it wouldn’t be enough. Mark Chester had nine points, while C.J. Bennett added eight for the Colonels.

The Excel Lady Eagles fell to St. Francis 81-18 in their region tournament Tuesday night to drop to 10-11 on the season and likely out of the state playoffs. Excel is on a seven-game losing streak and was ranked 26th in the last GHSA Class A Private Power Rankings.

The Cartersville Lady Canes basketball team was eliminated from its region tournament Tuesday night with a 43-35 loss to Troup County. The Lady Canes finished the season 10-15 overall and 4-9 in region play.  Cartersville led by eight in the first quarter, but Troup County would go on a 38-22 run for the rest of the game.

The Woodland girls basketball team ended its season Tuesday night with a 4-21 overall record and 4-14 in region play, after it lost to Carrollton 57-33 in the second round of the region tournament. Woodland started the season 0-17 and went 4-4 in 13 days. Lexie Robinson led the Lady Wildcats with 19 points, while Carli Clymer added 10. They trailed 15-7 after one quarter, 26-16 at the half and 43-23 after three.



5:30 Adairsville vs. Ringgold

5:30 Chattahoochee Tech (women’s) vs. South Georgia Tech

7:30 Chattahoochee Tech (men’s) vs. South Georgia Tech

7:30 Cartersville vs. TBA4:00 Cass vs. Villa Rica

7:30 Georgia Highlands (men’s) @ Gordon



4:00 Cass vs. Villa Rica