Can anyone stop Cartersville?

The opposition is having a tough time keeping things close against Cartersville.

The No. 1 Cartersville boys made it 19 straight without a loss on Friday with a 66-49 win over Ringgold. The 17-point win matched the closest margin of victory the Purple Hurricanes have had since Dec. 28.

Each of their eight wins in Region 5 have come by at least 17 points. Cartersville’s average margin of victory in its subregion games is 31 points. Coach Mike Tobin’s team tries again against Sonoraville on Tuesday.

Waco boys respond to loss

The No. 7 Washington County boys bounced back from Tuesday loss to Thomson with a 71-60 win over Dodge County. A.J. Gray scored 18 to lead the Golden Hawks (12-4) and McKel Miller scored 17 points, which included three 3-pointers, and Damian Sanders scored 12.

The No. 2 Washington County girls improved to 16-1 with a 50-33 victory over Dodge County, which improved the Golden Hawks to 4-0 in Region 3-AAA. Shon Kitchens made three 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Washington County, with Daanequa White adding 14.

Central Macon loses opportunity

Inconsistency has hurt Central Macon all season and it clipped the Chargers again on Friday. With a chance to take command in Region 2 Div. B, Central suffered a poor third period and wound up losing 52-50 at Carver Columbus. Central led by four at the half, but was outscored 15-6 in the third quarter and couldn’t make up the difference. Central (12-6, 5-2) was led by Quintavias Virgil, who knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 24 points in the loss. The loss broke a four-game losing streak for Central, who has won 10 of its last 12.

A streaky night for Sonoraville

It was a night of streaks for Sonoraville. The No. 5-ranked girls used a 34-point first quarter and easily beat Coahulla Creek 69-28 for their ninth straight win. The Phoenix (18-1) were led by Payton Smith with 15 points.

The Sonoraville boys broke a 13-game losing streak by beating Coahulla Creek 67-44. Chris Baker made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points for the Phoenix.

Fours raining for Adairsville

Adairsville’s girls scored more than half their points on 3-point shots Friday. The Tigers had 11 treys in a 64-35 win over Gordon Central. Julie Roberson hade 12 points to lead the effort, all on 3-pointers.

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