Basketball

Basketball

-The Red Bud Lady Phoenix snagged 47-37 victory against the Adairsville Lady Tigers last Thursday. Madison Abernathy led the way for the Lady Phoenix, scoring a game-high 17 points. Dayleigh Dress and Taylor Dotson both contributed seven points.

The Red Bud junior varsity girls picked up a dominant 36-7 victory. Kayleigh Kelley paced the team with eight point, with Diana Smith adding seven and Brynley Walraven tacking on six points.

The win places the varsity girls’ record to 4-2 in region play, which is good for third place. The junior varsity girls moved to 4-1 on the season, currently placing the team in second place.

-The Red Bud varsity boys put forth a valiant effort, but fell to Adairsville 42-26. Christian Roberts set the tone for the Phoenix with seven points, while Zach Lyles netted six points. The defeat moves the team’s record to 2-4.

It was a different story for the Phoenix junior varsity squad, which snagged a 44-28 win over the Tigers. The offense was spearheaded by Brant Bryant, who racked up 21 points, with Ridge Redd adding eight and Jaxon Pate contributing six points. The junior varsity remain undefeated at 5-0 and remain at the top of the region standings.

-The Calhoun varsity boys flashed its ability to push the ball quickly and score at a rapid pace, but ultimately fell to the Cass Colonels 48-36 last Thursday afternoon.

-The Ashworth Lady Warriors varsity team earned a huge 49-17 victory over Coosa last Monday.

The team was boosted by an excellent scoring effort from Kim Passley, who compiled 18 points. Also enjoying successful nights were Rachel Raley, who tossed in 10 points, Brooke Wilson, who added seven points, Katelyn Mahan, who netted six points, Savannah Burnette, who chipped in four points and Amber Pickens and Lindsey Lowrance, who tacked on two points each.

The following night the Lady Warriors dominated Rockmart 47-5.

Passley led the way again, totaling 15 points. Also chipping in points was Wilson with 10, Raley and Pickens with five each, Cassie Chastain with four and Mahan, Lowrance and Savannah Clark with two each.

-The Warriors also collected a hard-earned win in the previous week, defeating Coosa on the road 46-38.

Ashworth grabbed the lead from the opening tip, and held onto it throughout the entire game. Brison McGinnis led all scorers with a game-high 13 points, followed by Armando Sanchez with 10, Scott James with nine, Blake Broome with four, Omar Byrd with three and two points from Walker Angland.

The Ashworth junior varsity boys submitted a complete team effort, but a fourth quarter rally from Coosa was proved too much to in a double overtime loss. Blake Broome tossed in nine points, with Caleb Houge scoring five and Seth Haygood scoring four.

Wrestling

-Ashworth’s varsity wrestling squad competed in the Junior Jacket Invitational in Rockmart on Saturday, placing fifth with 125 total points. The junior varsity ended up in fourth in its division with 51.50 total points.

Placing first for the Warriors was Kevin Payne. Also placing for Ashworth was Dakota Jones, who contributed a second-place finish, Claudio Roblero and Brock Shellhouse, who added third-place finishes and Issac Campanzano, Jeffery House and Addison Baker, who chipped in fourth-place finishes.

Anthony Temple, Saul Garcia, Jose Lara, Diego Gutierrez, Samar King and Jordan Smith were all one match away from placing. Justin Correll also picked up some match wins.

-The Red Bud Firebirds earned a dominating 75-24 road victory over the Adairsville Tigers last Thursday to remain undefeated.

The Firebirds were back in action in the Hurricane Duals at Cartersville over the weekend. The team kicked off the event with an impressive win over Cass before falling to Nashville Catholic and Woodland. However, the team bounced back with a huge victory over Calhoun.