Top performers stand out as season's end draws near
by Jason Greenberg
Jan 29, 2014 | 516 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The extreme weather cancelled what promised to be an exciting Tuesday of hoops action across the county.

The Ringgold at Adairsville games have been rescheduled to Saturday.

Cass’ road game against Cedartown will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Woodland’s boys and girls home games at Allatoona have been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6.

The girls and boys games will take place at the regularly scheduled times of 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.

As of press time, no rescheduled date had been reported for the Cartersville at Coahulla Creek game or the Excel at Trion game.

Tuesday’s empty slate leaves time to reflect on the past week of games and there were plenty of standout performances produced by Bartow basketball players.

BOYS

Top Scorer

A.J. Mosby — Cartersville

The senior guard scored 22 points against Sonoraville on Tuesday, Jan. 21. He followed up the performance with a 17-point effort against Adairsville at home on Friday in his team’s 72-36 victory.

Top Shooter

Jordan Morning — Cass

Morning had 18 points twice last week against Pickens and Gilmer. He went 5 for 6 from beyond the 3-point line against Pickens and then 4 for 6 agains Gilmer.

Top Passer

Tyler Washington — Adairsville

Washington had six assists Jan. 21 against North Murray. He then had four more Jan. 24 against Cartersville and six more the next day against Woodland.

Top Rebounder

Sammie Frazier — Adairsville

Frazier had 25 rebounds in three games last week, including a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Cartersville on Friday.

Top Defender

Hunter Benham — Cartersville

Benham had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks Friday against Adairsville.

GIRLS

Top Scorer

Mallorie Collum — Adairsville

Collum scored 19 points to lead Adairsville over North Murray on Jan. 21 by a score of 37-32. She then had 16 Saturday against Woodland.

Top Shooter

Hallie Wachsmith — Cartersville

Wachsmith came through in the clutch for the Lady Canes on Jan. 21 against Sonoraville when she scored 18 points.

“Hallie hit three huge 3-pointers for us in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 in the fourth,” head coach Cindy Moore said after the game.

Top Passer

Kaelyn Irby — Cartersville

Irby helped lead her team to wins over Sonoraville and Adairsville, the second and third teams in the Region 5-AAA standings behind Cartersville. The Lady Canes scored 66 and 67 points in their two games this week with Irby setting up her teammates. She now has 687 assists during her career.

Top Rebounder

Morgan and Maya Jones — Cartersville

The twins scored several second-chance baskets Friday against Adairsville. Morgan Jones scored 21 for Cartersville in the game.

“Obviously Morgan stepped in there for us,” Moore said after the game. “Our post play was huge. One of the strengths of our program right now is we have that post-up game. A lot of teams don’t go to that anymore, but we do.”

Top Defender

Stephanie Kuhrt — Adairsville

Normally one of the team’s leading scorers, Kuhrt had just two points on offense, but focused her attention on the defensive end. Kuhrt helped hold North Murray to just 32 points on Jan. 21.

“She struggled offensively, but she made some big defensive plays in the fourth that were timely,” Adairsville head coach Meredith Barnhill said.