The loss sets up a match between the Lady Wildcats and cross-county rival Adairsville today at 4 p.m. at Berry College in the high school basketball holiday tournament.
Woodland opened play against the Lady Wolves by shading their former region foes, 15-14, after a quarter of play. Rome got the upper hand on the scoreboard in the second quarter by outscoring the Bartow County school, 14-11. The performance enabled Rome to take a 28-26 lead at the game’s halfway point.
The Lady Wolves added to their margin in the third quarter by outscoring Woodland 13-10, then added five more points to the lead in the final period with a 11-6 run.
Other scorers for Woodland were Jasmin Askew, 8 points; Brooke Hummel, 7 points; Marissa Dubose, 5 points; Carly Bucy, 2 points; and Katie Harris, 2 points.
Astri Dupree dropped in 23 points to lead Rome for the evening.
Woodland missed a chance to help itself immensely at the free throw line for the evening, sinking 10-of-25, a 40 percent average. Rome was 6-of-14 at the charity line, a 43 percent average.
Woodland now has a 5-8 overall record and is 2-4 in Region 5-AAAAA.
Woodland 39, Coosa 29
Woodland had advanced to the second round of the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival with their 39-29 victory over Coosa Monday night at Berry College.
The Lady Wildcats assured themselves of a return trip to Berry College by storming out to a 12-3 first quarter lead against the Lady Eagles. The Lady Eagles’ offense had no answer to Woodland’s defense as it managed only seven points in the second quarter and seven points in the third quarter. It was 18-10 Lady Wildcats at halftime.
Helping Woodland build its first quarter lead, and then maintain that lead for four quarters, was Robinson, who scored 10 points, and Hummel, who finished with 8.
The Lady Wolves had drawn a first-round bye.
With the win over Coosa on Monday, Woodland had brought a modest two-game winning streak to Wednesday’s game.