Canes crush Sonoraville
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Cartersville shot the lights out early and that left Sonoraville in the dark figuratively Tuesday night as the Purple Hurricanes opened their region play with a 91-39 mashing of the Phoenix.

Meanwhile, the Woodland girls played a tough region foe in Lithia Springs and fell, 56-34,

Coach Mike Tobin said the Canes, who have opened their season with four straight wins, put in a good all-around effort.

“We played well as a team and made the extra pass,” Tobin said, “We also controlled the boards and had good intensity.”

Cartersville dropped in 31 points in the first quarter while allowing 10 by Sonoraville.

The Canes stretched their lead to 55-20 by the break, then moved to 78-32 after three quarters of play. The team scored 13 points in the final period while allowing nine by the Phoenix.

A.J. Mosby was the leading scorer for Cartersville with 26 points while Corey Tobin poured through 19. Also in double figures were Hakeem Winters, 14, and Ryan Davis, 11. Other contributors offensively were Christian Demastus, 6 points; Dalven Penn, 5; Hunter Benham, 4; Zack Hacker, 3; Tavaris Brown, 3.

Cartersville is 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 5-AAA. Sonoraville fell to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in its region.

Cartersville returns to the hardwood on Friday when it entertains Adairsville. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m.

The following Monday Cartersville will be playing Trion in the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Tournament, in Rome. Tipoff is scheduled at 5:30 p.m.

Lady Phoenix 54, Cartersville 39

The Lady Purple Hurricanes had expected a challenge when they opened on the road against perennial power Sonoraville on Tuesday.

They were not disappointed as the Lady Phoenix held Cartersville to its lowest point total of the season while earning a 54-39 victory.

The loss dropped Cartersville’s record to 2-2 overall and evened its mark in Region 5-AAA to 1-1.

Cartersville next plays Friday when it entertains Adairsville.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

Lithia Springs 56, Woodland 34

Woodland got off to a slow start but couldn’t catch up as it fell to the Lady Lions.

Kennedy Robinson paced the Lady Wildcats, scoring 15 points.

Coach Colman Roberts said Woodland played extremely hard but was matched against “a very good team.”

Lithia Springs rushed out to a 15-6 lead after a quarter of play and improved its lead to 29-12 at the break. That differential became 50-22 after three quarters. Woodland scored 12 points in the final period and allowed just 6 by Lithia Springs.

Also contributing offensively for the Lady Wildcats were Marissa Dubose, 6 points; Brooke Hummel, 6; Jasmin Askew, 4; Aubri Branch, 2; and Gabrielle Bradley, 1.

Selena Crummic tossed in 21 points to lead Lithia Springs and Tashara Jones added 20.

At the free throw line, Woodland hit 14-of-20, making 70-percent of their tosses, while Lithia Springs was 11-of-17, a 65-percent average.

Woodland, which dropped to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in Region 5A-AAAAA, was cited for 14 personal fouls against 18 for their opponents. Lithia Springs is 5-2 overall, 4-1 in its region.

The Lady Wildcats next play Friday, when they visit Villa Rica. They host Temple on Saturday. Game times are at 3 p.m. for the girls and 4:30 for the boys.