Cartersville's Katie O'Connor had 11 aces in the two matches to go along with five kills and a block. Samantha Conley registered 10 assists, two aces and two blocks; Jessica Boss had five kills; and Lyndsey Jones finished with three kills and a block.
Against Allatoona, the Lady Canes got to see how they stacked up with the area's No. 1 team, and coach Scott Busby was none too pleased.
"We played very inconsistently against Allatoona," Busby said. "In the second game, we came out and played a good game. The third game we came out flat, and they were the better team tonight. ... They're the team to beat in our area."
After its match with the Lady Buccaneers, Cartersville sat back to watch its next opponent and devised a new strategy before taking the court.
"We had the opportunity to watch Haralson play right after our match," Busby said. "We made some adjustments defensively. ... Really, we just had a good serving match.
"In the second game, our passing came back, which really sets up our whole offense."
Cartersville (8-13, 3-1) will be the No. 2 seed when the area tournament rolls around, said its coach, one spot behind Allatoona.
"Right now, it puts us in a good position ... to go out and pick up a quick win against a lower-seeded team and make a push (at Allatoona)," Busby said.
The Lady Canes' next match will be Thursday at rival Cass.