The Cass boys pulled off a comeback Tuesday night with a 34-33 region win over Hiram. Cass is now 15-6 on the season and 9-3 in region play. Cass trailed Hiram by 13 points late in the first half but were not deterred. Ian Whittington hit a free throw with less than a second remaining to give Cass the lead and the win. C.J. Bennett led Cass with 11, while Ashton Burley and Jake Collum added six.
The Cass Lady Colonels basketball team picked up a 55-33 win over Hiram Tuesday night to improve to 16-4 on the season and 9-3 in region play. After leading by five at the half, Cass outscored Hiram 22-10 in the third period to put the game out of reach. Jana Morning led Cass with 14 points, while Kyla Michienzi and Chanel Clemmons added 12 points each.
The Cartersville boys fell to LaGrange 67-52 on Tuesday night. LaGrange entered the game as the No. 8 team in Class 4-A, while Cartersville was ranked 8th. Jaylon Pugh finished with 16 points for Cartersville, while Isaac Gridley added 12. LaGrange led 34-26 at the half and 53-36 after three quarters. Cartersville is now 14-4 on the season and 5-2 in region play.
The Excel girls fell to Bowdon 35-33 Tuesday night to drop to 10-5 on the season and 6-3 in region play. Excel had a 4-2 lead after one quarter, but that would soon evaporate when Bowdon went on a 14-7 run in the second quarter for a 16-11 halftime lead. Rylie Boston scored eight points, while Kalli Beth Scheff added seven.
The Adairsville boys fell to Calhoun 60-48 Tuesday night to drop to 12-9 on the season and 5-5 in region play. Adairsville outscored Calhoun 27-24 in the second half, but could not garner enough of a run to overcome the 36-21 halftime deficit. Adairsville had big games from Cody Henderson and Hunter Hice, who scored 13 and 12 points.
The Cartersville Lady Canes fell to LaGrange 43-41 to drop to 7-12 on the season and 1-6 in region play. Cartersville came back from 11 points down at one point and trailed by nine entering the fourth quarter. They tied LaGrange late in the game, but LaGrange hit a contested floater as time expired to send Cartersville to its seventh loss in eight games. Madison McKinney had 15 points and Kimora McClinic had 12.
The Adairsville Lady Tigers dropped their seventh consecutive region game Tuesday night with a 56-33 loss to Calhoun. Adairsville is now 7-14 on the season and 2-8 in region play. Calhoun led 16-8 after the first quarter, 28-13 at halftime and 45-23 after three quarters. Zay Harris got hot from behind the arc and hit three 3-pointers in the game for her team-high 11. Josie Summerville, meanwhile, drew a couple of fouls inside and finished with eight points.
The Woodland boys fell to Rome 53-45 Tuesday to drop to 1-16 on the season and 0-11 in region play. Rome went on a 17-5 run in the second quarter, which effectively put Woodland out of the game. Justice Hayes and Camden Royal finished with 10 points each for the Wildcats.
The Woodland Lady Cats were handed another loss Tuesday they fell to 0-17 on the season and 0-11 in region play with a 44-26 loss to Rome. Woodland only trailed by eight points heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lady ’Cats scored just two points in the final period as the game got away. Lexie Robinson scored 14 to lead Woodland and Madgie Robinson scored eight.
The Excel boys fell to Bowdon 72-34 Tuesday night to fall to 0-14 on the season and 0-9 in region play. Excel trailed 42-19 at the half and 62-39 after three quarters of play.
5:30 Chattahoochee Tech (women’s) vs. Combine Academy
5:30 Georgia Highlands (women’s) vs. Central Georgia Tech
6:00 Woodland (girls) vs. Hiram
7:00 Chattahoochee Tech (men’s) vs. Gordon
7:30 Woodland (boys) vs. Hiram
7:30 Georgia Highlands (men’s) vs. Central Georgia Tech
6:00 Cass (girls) vs. Rome
7:30 Cass (boys) vs. Rome