The Cartersville girls dropped to 6-6 on the season and 0-1 in region play with a 48-46 loss to Cedartown Tuesday night. The Lady Canes battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit to take a lead late in the game but lost the contest on a buzzer-beater from Cedartown. Madison McKinney had 18 points in the game.
The Cass Lady Colonels picked up another win Tuesday, as they defeated the Woodland Lady Cats 57-23. Cass improved to 10-3 on the season and 4-2 in region play, while Woodland dropped to 0-10 on the season and 0-5 in region play. The Lady Colonels jumped out to a 19-4 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back.
The Excel girls defeated Trion by a score of 46-38 Tuesday night to 6-3 on the season and 2-1 in region play. Whitney Harris made five 3s to lead all scorers with 20. Excel lead 21-20 at the half but outscored Trion 18-3 in the third quarter to pull away.
The Cartersville boys basketball team defeated Cedartown by a score of 48-44 Tuesday night. Jaylon Pugh scored 22 of the Canes 48 points. Cartersville is now 9-2 on the season.
Cass defeated Woodland 46-29 Tuesday night to improve to 10-4 on the season and 5-1 in region play, while Woodland dropped to 1-9 on the season and 0-5 in region play Tuesday night. Cass led 15-13 after one quarter and then shutout Woodland in the second quarter to take a 30-13 lead into the half. C.J. Bennett had 20 points for Cass, while Woodland’s Justice Hayes had a game-high nine rebounds.
The Excel boys basketball team fell to Trion by a score of 66-17 Tuesday night. The Eagles are now 0-7 on the season and 0-2 in region play.
Today in basketball, the Georgia Highlands Lady Chargers will travel to Wallace State-Hanceveville for a game at 3:00, while the Georgia Highlands Men’s Basketball team will host Gordon College for a conference game at 7:30.
In collegiate basketball, Chattahoochee Tech head basketball coach David Archer was named as one of HoopDirt.com’s Coaches of the Week, as the Coach of the Week for JUCO basketball. The Eagles are fifth in the nation in scoring offense with a 12-2 during the 2016-17 season.