Yesterday in basketball, the Cartersville boys team picked up a 60-51 win over Troup County to move to 12-3 on the season and 3-1 in region play. A game that featured a poor shooting first half changed trajectory when Pugh scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and Horton scored all of his 15 over the final two quarters. Cartersville went 11-for-12 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help pull out the victory after trailing by six points at the end of the first half and entering the fourth quarter tied.

The Cass Lady Colonels beat East Paulding by a score of 64-43 Tuesday night to move to 13-4 on the season and 7-3 in region play. Cass had a 21-point lead at the half and was led by Sharia Wade’s career-high 17 points. This is Cass’ ninth win in its past 10 contests.

The Cass boys team also grabbed a 61-52 win over East Paulding Tuesday night to move improve to 13-5 on the season and 8-2 in region play. Missing leading scorer C.J. Bennett for the third consecutive game, Cass featured five players scoring at least nine points, including Jacquez Milles’ 16, Ian Whittington’s 14, Jake Collum and Ashton Burley’s 10 and Mark Chester’s nine.

The Adairsville boys basketball team improved to 11-8 on the season and 4-4 in region play with an 82-76 win over Pickens Tuesday night. After being outscored 18-9 in the first quarter, Adairsville turned up its offense and scored 27, 24 and 22 points in the final three quarters. Adairsville made 24 of its 32 free throw attempts in the game, by far its highest total from the free throw line this season.

The Cartersville Lady Canes dropped to 6-10 on the season and 0-4 in region play with a 59-36 loss to Troup County Tuesday night. The Lady Canes hung with Troup for the first quarter and trailed 11-7, but Troup began to pull away in the second quarter for a 29-17 halftime lead and outscored Cartersville 43-20 midway through the second period to the end of the game.

The Excel girls fell to Chrisitan Heritage by a score of 55-32 Tuesday night to fall to 8-4 on the season and 4-2 in region play. Excel struggled for points in the game and made just 12 field goals over the course of the 32-minute contest. Rylie Boston was the leading scorer for Excel with 11, followed by Kalli Beth Scheff with seven points and Whitney Harris with six.

The Adairsville girls fell to Pickens by a score of 69-52. The Lady Tigers are now 6-12 on the season and 2-6 in region play. The Lady Tigers scored just seven points in the third quarter and went down by a score of 51-33 entering the fourth quarter. Josie Summerville finished with a game-high 19 points, while Havyn Isaac scored 14 and Chloe Powell added 10 for Adairsville.

The Woodland Lady Wildcats held tough with Paulding County Tuesday night but ultimately dropped to 0-12 on the season and 0-7 in region play with a 37-28 loss to Paulding County. Woodland won two of the four quarters but was outscored 12-3 in the third. That nine-point margin proved to be the difference. Lexie Robinson led Woodland with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Carli Clymer had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Woodland boys team hung with Paulding County throughout the game but lost in overtime as their first region win once again eluded them. Woodland fought back from a four-point deficit after three quarters with a stellar defensive effort but gave up 10 points in overtime to pick up a 60-57 loss. The Wildcats are now 1-12 on the season and 0-8 in region play.

And the Excel boys basketball team fell to Christian Heritage 81-21 Tuesday night to fall to 0-11 on the season and 0-5 in region play.



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

6:00 Woodland (girls) at Kell

7:30 Woodland (boys) at Kell

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