Freshman Kaelyn Irby scored 15 points in leading the 7B-AAA Lady Purple Hurricanes to the win, which improved the high school basketball team's overall record to 2-2.
"We got a pretty good start and led from the beginning," Cartersville head coach Donna Enis said. "We played everybody and had good production from the bench."
Cartersville led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and began to take command in the second period with a 16-10 run, putting it up 28-18 lead at the break. The Lady Canes maintained that margin in the third period, which ended with them on top, 38-28.
Enis said the Lady Canes caused a number of turnovers with its full-court and half-court press.
"We were able to score off the turnovers and it helped us maintain a lead throughout the game," she said.
She said the Lady Canes, who are playing a lot of freshmen, are gaining experience with each game.
"The whole team is starting to gel, getting chemistry," she said. "We've experienced some growing pains, but at the same time we are starting to come together.
"We had a lot of players with assists, too. That's something I like to see, players sharing the ball."
She said gaining a win in hostile territory is significant.
"It's a good win for us on the road the week of finals," she added.
Also in double figures for Cartersville were Carlee Bragg, 11, and Jazmine Baldwin, 10; Stefanie Will, 8; Andrianne Green, 6; Kea Garnigan and D'Yasmine Richards, 4 each; April Gary, 2; and Katie O'Connor, 1.
The Lady Canes next play Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Calhoun in the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Tournament.
Model 53, Adairsville 24
Model High is expected to compete for its subregion title and showed why Tuesday night as the Lady Blue Devils (3-3, 2-1 in Region 7A-AA) overwhelmed Adairsville 53-24.
"We got down early to Model and just weren't able to make a game of it," head coach Michael Roberson said.
He said Model showed its toughness against the Lady Tigers.
"They're good, probably one of the top three teams in our subregion," Roberson said.
The Lady Blue Devils have long had a history of success in the region, he noted.
"They are a program you can model your after," he said.
Stormy Tomblin led the Lady Tigers with 9 points.
Adairsville (1-9, 1-2 in Region 7A-AA) next plays Friday at Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe.
Bowdon 58, Excel 35
The Lady Eagles led briefly in their final game before the Christmas holidays but once Bowdon cranked up its defensive pressure, Excel did not respond quickly enough.
"We got out to a 9-0 lead and then they started pressing us, and it took us a little while till we broke the pressure," Lady Eagles assistant Eric Boulier said. "We didn't adapt quickly to that so the pressure hurt us.
"Out of the halfcourt sets, we did extremely well, but struggled with the pressure."
Sydney Howell led Excel with 13 points, Walker added 9 and Hallie Wachsmuth scored 8.
The Lady Excel Eagles (3-5) held trailed 14-12 after the first quarter but were outscored 44-23 the rest of the game.
Camry Morris and Jacole Stephens led Bowdon with 14 and 10 points, respectively.