Trojans knock off Woodland in Region Opener

CHS Basketball player shoots basketball
Photo/ Glenn Holmes

Staff reports/ Times-Georgian

The Carrollton High School boys' basketball team used a strong fourth quarter to finish off Woodland, Cartersville on Tuesday night in the league opener, tallying a 62-46 victory on Criswell Court.

The Trojans (3-1, 1-0 Region 7-AAAAA) were led by sophomore standout Marcellious Lockett with 21 points, while Ricky Rodriguez chipped in 14, including a perfect 7-of-7 clip from the free-throw line.

Carrollton was in a tight contest through three quarters of play before a 22-point fourth quarter helped it pull away for the region triumph.

The Trojans were scheduled to play at Rome on Friday, but with the Wolves' football team playing in the Class AAAAA state championship, the game has been pushed back to Friday, Dec. 15. The Trojans will next travel to Paulding County on Saturday for a 6 p.m. tip.

No. 3 Carrollton girls 81, Woodland, Cartersville 25: The Lady Trojans (3-1, 1-0 Region 7-AAAAA) eased to victory lane in the region opener by scoring 30 in the first quarter and 26 in the second for the 56-12 halftime advantage.

Taylor Brown led all scorers with 22 points, followed by De'Mauri Flournoy with 17, Elexus Bell with 14, Ansley Barge with nine and Erial Daniel with eight.

The Lady Trojans will also have their game against Rome pushed back to next Friday and will face Paulding County on the road at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.