The Cass girls basketball team will enter Region 7-AAAAA play with an unbeaten record after blowing past Chapel Hill in a home game Friday night.
Sharia Wade led the always balanced Colonels with 16 points. Claire Davis added 12, Payton Stoddard chipped in with 11 and Alexis Ware contributed eight points — on an 8-for-8 showing at the foul stripe.
Cass (4-0) held a slight 15-7 lead after one quarter, but the Colonels really turned things on in the second quarter behind the 3-point shooting of Stoddard and Sharia Wade. Stoddard hit three triples in the period and Wade added two to give Cass a healthy 39-16 cushion at halftime.
An incredible defensive showing in the third quarter allowed the Colonels to extend the advantage to 58-20 by the start of the final stanza.
Cass will play its first region game against Kell at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home.
Tigers win Friday, lose Saturday
The Adairsville boys basketball team won what the Tigers would consider the more important of their two games over the weekend, beating Region 6-AAA foe North Murray but falling to Southeast Whitfield.
Friday night saw the Tigers hold on for a thrilling 47-44 win, and Saturday likely saw the effects of that victory in a 48-38 loss.
The Tigers and Mountaineers would tied at 8-8 after one quarter of Friday's contest. Eight points from Mason Boswell in the second quarter allowed Adairsville to take a 24-21 lead into halftime.
The Tigers used three 3-pointers in the third quarter to extend their lead to 40-30 entering the final stanza. North Murray mounted a rally, but Adairsville held on for the three-point win.
A one-point second quarter proved too much to overcome on Saturday, as Southeast Whitfield turned a 15-8 lead into a 31-9 cushion.
Savaun Henderson had 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter to help Adairsville get back in the game, as the Tigers trailed 39-26 heading to the final period before coming up short.
Adairsville girls fall Friday, triumph Saturday
The Adairsville girls bounced back nicely from a disappointing loss Friday night with a victory on Saturday afternoon.
Following a 74-41 drubbing at the hands of North Murray, Adairsville responded with a fantastic second-half performance to pull off a 61-55 win over Southeast Whitfield.
The Tigers fell into a 30-8 hole after one quarter Friday and never recovered in a Region 6-AAA meeting with the Mountaineers. North Murray led the game 54-16 at the half and 64-27 after three quarters.
Havyn Isaac led the Tigers with eight points in the loss.
Saturday's game looked headed for a similar fate through the first two stanzas. Adairsville trailed 14-8 after one quarter and 32-18 after two.
The third quarter, though, was all Tigers. Nakiyah Washington had 10 points, three teammates each hit a triple and Adairsville held the visitors to just 10 points.
Southeast Whitfield still led after three, but the margin was just one point. Adairsville maintained the momentum, and the Tigers made just enough free throws down the stretch to close out the win.
Washington paced Adairsville with 20 points — 18 of which came in the second half. Alexa Varner finished with 10 points, including hitting 5 of 7 freebies in the final period.