Cartersville spotlights ex-Cane hardwood players Saturday
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Former Cartersville High boys and girls basketball players are being invited to have their picture taken during the halftime of the boys basketball game Saturday night.

The photo will be put on display later at the school’s hospitality room.

Cartersville’s boys and girls teams will be entertaining Cedartown High in a non-region game Saturday. Tipoff for the girls game is at 6 p.m. and the boys game is scheduled to start around 7:30 p.m.

Mike Tobin, Cartersville boys basketball coach, said the pictures will be taken at halftime of the boys basketball game.

“We want to recognize all our former players, anybody who’s ever played basketball at Cartersville High School,” Tobin said.

The coach said the Purple Hurricanes and Lady Purple Hurricanes are putting the spotlight on the athletes who played the game for Cartersville before them.

“We’re also trying to add to the enthusiasm we receive from our former players,” the coach said.

Cartersville also will be hoping to continue its successful start to the 2012-13 season against Cedartown, which is in Region 7-AAAA.

The Purple Hurricanes have raised expectations this season with a perfect start in 2012. That 12-0 record includes two tournament titles — the Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival and the Pickens holiday tournament — as well as a spotless performance through its regular season games.

The Lady Purple Hurricanes, who are coached by Cindy Moore, have encountered more turbulence but have fashioned a 2-1 record in Region 5A-AAA with an early season lineup that included teams in upper classifications and from traditional power programs.

On Friday night the two teams visit Coahulla Creek, a region opponent. Those games start at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.