Cartersville uses strong ‘D’ to shut down Colonels, 67-35
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Any thought of an intense, heated game between two county rivals was quickly erased by the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes swarming defense.

The Canes held the Cass Colonels to just five points in the first quarter and five points in the second quarter en route to a 67-35 win Saturday night at the Storm Center.

“Our goal is to a hold team to 40 points or under every time we take the court,” Cartersville coach Mike Tobin said. “Tonight, our defense played great in the first half.”

It was 16-5 Cartersville after the first quarter and 29-10 at halftime.

“We struggled to make our shots like we always do,” Cass coach Greg Scott said. “That’s what we did tonight against Cartersville.”

Scott’s stats indicated that the Colonels were held to four-of-17 shooting in the first half.

“Once you get into a hole against Cartersville, it’s very hard to climb out of it,” Scott said.

Scott had hoped Cass would have momentum on its side following its 55-47 victory over Cedartown Friday.

“It was a good win for us last night,” he said. “We led from start to finish that game. This game, we didn’t play well at all.”

Cartersville, 17-0, on the other hand, managed to play well against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Friday night and Cass on Saturday.

“So far, so good,” Tobin said.

Leading 44-17 after the third quarter Saturday, Tobin was able to empty his bench in the fourth quarter.

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