Lady ’Cats, Lady Canes back on winning tracks

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Woodland and Cartersville both got back on the winning track in girls high school basketball play Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats earned a 10-point victory over Adairsville while the Lady Purple Hurricanes defeated Ridgeland, 51-43.

Woodland 51, Adairsville 41

The Lady Wildcats were led by their most experienced players as they picked up a victory against one of their cross-county rivals.

“It was senior night and we were led by our three seniors,” head coach Kyle Morgan said.

Meme Richardson scored 11 points, Hayley Roberson, 9 points; and Gabby Bradley, 19, in the evening’s work.

Morgan praised the team’s play overall.

“Our team played well,” he said. “It was a total team effort.”

The win let the Lady Wildcats even their record against Adairsville, who won 50-40 on Dec. 29 in Adairsville. Woodland improved its overall record to 6-17 with the victory.

The Lady ’Cats next play on Tuesday when they host River Ridge. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Adairsville dropped to 9-14 overall with the loss. The Lady Tigers next play Tuesday when they host Gordon Central. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Cartersville 51, Ridgeland 43

Cartersville got back on the winning track by defeating Ridgeland, 51-43, in girls high school basketball play Saturday.

Madison McKinney paced the Lady Canes offensively with 15 points and Monica Motuba took a huge charge in the final quarter to help preserve the win, head coach Cindy Moore said.

Cartersville got off to a slow start offensively on the afternoon, scoring 12 points in the initial quarter and 7 in the second.

The Lady Canes scored 18 points in the third frame and 14 in the final. Also scoring for Cartersville were Motuba, 11; Amya Davis, 7; Addie Smith, 6; Kimora McClinic, 4; Kaia Bolton, Genesis Burks, India Reid and London Shaw, 2 each.

The Lady Canes improved to 5-17 overall with the victory and are now 3-10 in region play. Cartersville next plays Cass on Monday in a rivalry game. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. for the game, which will be played at the Storm Center.

Ridgeland fell to 7-13 overall and 3-9 in region play with the loss.

Mount Paran 63, Excel 39

Mount Paran had too much firepower in the early going and picked up a region win over Excel, 63-39, in girls high school basketball play Saturday.

The Lady Eagles were held to 13 first half points while giving up 30 and had to play catchup the rest of the way.

Mount Paran used a 17-11 run in the third quarter to take charge of the game, 47-24. Excel was outscored 16-15 in the final frame.

Rylie Boston led the Lady Eagles, scoring 12 points for the cause. Other offensive contributors were Anna Lane Hattaway, 9; Whitney Harris, 6; Kalli Beth Scheff, 4; Brighton McCollum, 3; Lindsey Maulding and Bailey Cox, 2 each; and Xena Enos, 1.