Trio of local hoops teams fall on 2nd day of classic

The Adairsville girls basketball team dropped a 57-48 decision to the hosts on the second day of the Gordon Central Thanksgiving Classic Tuesday in Calhoun.

The Tigers (0-2) hung around throughout the meeting with the Warriors. Gordon Central, though, managed to keep Adairsville at arm's length throughout the contest.

Despite having five different scorers in the first quarter, the Tigers faced a 16-13 deficit. Adairsville, which fell 78-46 to LaFayette on the first day of the classic, trailed 34-22 at halftime.

Tigers sophomore Haley Stiles scored six of her team-high 13 points in the third quarter, but the Ramblers still extended the lead to 48-35 entering the final period.

A third 13-point quarter was enough to see Adairsville pull within single-digits but enough to complete the comeback.

Makayla Wade knocked down a single 3-pointer in each of the first three quarters for nine points, while Lexie Childers and Autumn Henderson had eight points apiece.

Adairsville will face Southeast Whitfield at 3 p.m. Saturday in Dalton.

LaFayette 52, Woodland girls 32

The Woodland girls entered halftime tied with LaFayette, but the Ramblers dominated the second half en route to a 52-32 win at the Gordon Central Thanksgiving Classic Tuesday in Calhoun,

Thanks to seven points from Jordan Thompson and four from Morgan Cooper, the Wildcats (0-2) took an 11-8 lead after one quarter. Cooper scored all six of Woodland's points in the second quarter, but LaFayette rallied to tie the game at 17-all entering halftime.

The Ramblers more than doubled their point total in the third quarter, taking a 36-25 lead into the final stanza before polishing off the win.

Thompson and Cooper each finished with 10 points for the Wildcats, who will hit the road Tuesday to face East Paulding.

LaFayette 57, Woodland boys 38

Three quarters of single-digit scoring were too much to overcome for the Woodland boys Tuesday at the Gordon Central Thanksgiving Classic in Calhoun.

The Wildcats scored 19 points in the third quarter but only totaled 19 across the other three periods in a 57-38 loss to LaFayette.

K.J. Rogers had all six of Woodland's first quarter points, as the Wildcats trailed 12-6 heading into the second period. Rogers had four more of his 15 points in the second quarter, but the Ramblers extended their lead to 24-15 by halftime.

DiAnthony Heathcock erupted with three 3-pointers and 15 points in the third quarter. It helped Woodland outscore LaFayette in the period, albeit by just one point, to pull within 42-34 after three.

The Ramblers, though, controlled the fourth quarter to close out the win.

Woodland will open Region 7-AAAAA play against East Paulding on Tuesday in Dallas.