Lady Wildcats end tourney in festive mood
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Woodland’s defense was working Thursday and that was enough to help the Lady Wildcats close out their play in the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival with a 49-24 victory over Adairsville.

Kennedy Robinson scored 17 points and Marissa Dubose sank 13 to lead Woodland.

Coach Colman Roberts said the Lady Wildcats gave a full game effort against Adairsville.

“We played extremely well together and we hit more of our free throws,” he said. “We did well in all aspects of the game. Adairsville has a good team. They beat us pretty good last year.”

The Lady Wildcats took control of the contest early as they ran off to a 13-4 lead after a quarter of play.

The Lady Tigers cranked up their offensive output a little in the second quarter but were still outscored by their cross-county rivals, 12-7, and the two teams entered the break with Woodland leading 25-11.

The Lady Wildcats outscored Adairsville 15-7 in the third quarter to go up 40-18 at the start of the final frame.

Woodland held a 9-6 edge in that period, accounting for their 25-point margin of victory.

Others scoring for Woodland were Brooke Hummel, 8 points; Carly Bucy, 8; Aubri Branch, 2; and Katie Harris, 1.

Scoring for Adairsville were Mallory Collum, 4 points; Victoria Davis, 3; Kelsy Hice, 3; Mallory Bramblett, 3; Cassidy Howren, 3; Lexie Adams, 3; Michaela King, 2; Taylor Weeks, 2; and Stephanie Kuhrt, 1.

Woodland was 24-for-37 at the free throw line, a 65 percent total, while the Lady Tigers were 3-for-8, a 38 percent showing.

Roberts said he is pleased with his team’s performance this week.

“We won two games in that tournament. We haven’t done that in a while. We came up a little short against Rome. We kind of fell asleep a couple of minutes and that hurt us.

“Our defense was extremely good against Adairsville, and we played hard against Rome. We played a 2-3 zone and the kids executed well and we boxed out well.”

He said the determined play has been by the entire team.

“Marissa Dubose had a good day for us today,” he said Thursday, “and Kennedy has had a couple of good games. Brooke Hummel has had to take over our point guard duties because Ayrianna Metcalf is out. Carly Bucy, Jasmine Askew and Katie Harris have all really stepped up. We have room for improvement, of course, but they have played well. They played well today and last night for 30 minutes except for the two minutes we took off. I’m extremely happy.”

He said his team drew a compliment on its play from one observer.

“He said how we played scrappy and hard in the Rome game. That’s a good compliment. We’re getting some of our fundamentals down.”

He said the team will take a brief break and then hit the hardwood again.

“We’re going to take some time off and give them a chance to heal up and rest and come back after Christmas and get started again.”

Woodland next plays Jan. 4 when it visits North Paulding in a Region 5-AAAAA game. Woodland is now 6-8 overall with a 2-4 record in its region. The Lady Wildcats have won three of their last four games.

The Lady Tigers next play Saturday, Dec. 29, when they visit Darlington. Tipoff is at 4:30 p.m. Adairsville is 3-7 overall and 0-3 in Region 5-AAA.