Christian Heritage 72, Bradley Central 52
Christian Heritage (7-1) downed Bradley Central (7-4) 72-52 Tuesday night at home.
Christian Heritage senior Jax Abernathy was recognized before the game for reaching 2,000 career points earlier this season, and he added to that total Tuesday.
Abernathy led the Lions with 34 points, while Cash Hare had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Charlie Idom chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.
The Lions went 18-for-20 from the free throw line in the win.
Christian Heritage plays at Calhoun County on Friday night.
Northwest Whitfield 61, Cartersville 53
A big third quarter helped Northwest Whitfield (7-2) claim a 61-53 win over Cartersville (1-6) Tuesday night at North Murray’s Mistletoe Madness Christmas tournament.
The two teams were tied at 18 after one quarter and Cartersville led 26-24 at halftime, but the Bruins outscored Cartersville 25-11 in the third frame to take a 49-37 lead.
Jackson Harris led the way for Northwest with 12 points. Isaiah Foster, Ken Ken Douglas and Gavin Nuckolls all had nine, while Hudson Gray scored eight.
Nas Bennett. Leo McClinic and DJ Cain each scored 10 for Cartersville.
Northwest continues play in the event today, taking on Gilmer at 7 p.m.
North Murray 76, McMinn Central 50
North Murray (10-1) opened its time in its home Christmas tournament Monday with a 76-50 win over McMinn Central (6-5).
Beau Ellis ripped the nets for seven 3-pointers and led North Murray with 25 points. Ellis had at least one three in each quarter. Judson Petty scored 18, while Gavin Pittman hit a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 15.
North Murray hosts Cartersville tonight at 8:30 in their second of three games in the Mistletoe Madness tourney.
Gilmer 83, Coahulla Creek 62
Coahulla Creek stayed competitive for most of the game and went on a run to cut its deficit to eight with four minutes left, but the outside shooting and inside presence of Gilmer was too much for the Colts to handle.
Gilmer (8-3) pulled away late to hand Coahulla Creek (8-3) an 83-62 loss Tuesday at the Mistletoe Madness Christmas Tournament at North Murray High School.
Gilmer’s Jackson McVey, a 7-foot center with NCAA Division I offers, used his height advantage to the tune of 25 points, while guard JD Taylor rained several 3-pointers from the outside.
Gilmer led 23-17 after a quarter. Coahulla cut the score down to a two-point margin in the second, but Gilmer pulled out to a 36-28 lead at half.
In the third quarter, Creek again cut the lead and Gilmer again pulled away.
The Colts made the margin 41-40 and forced a Gilmer timeout, but the Bobcats promptly went on a 22-4 run, aided by a trio of threes by Taylor.
Creek trailed 63-46 after the third quarter, but had the score down to an eight-point deficit with four minutes left.
Creek’s Chase Ward fouled out, and Gilmer pulled away.
Ward scored 19 in his quest to keep the Colts alive, and Gage Voyles put in 21, making a few acrobatic layups in the second half.
Creek continues play in the tourney today, playing McMinn Central at 5:30 p.m.
Sonoraville 62, Dalton 51
Dalton (3-7) dropped a road game Tuesday night at Sonoraville (7-4) 62-51.
Drew Snyder led the Catamounts with 17 points, while Kobi Cooper scored 14 and CJ Weaver had nine.
Dalton next plays Westlake in the Campbell Christmas Tournament on Dec. 28.
North Murray 42, Coahulla Creek 36
Ava Robinette led the way for North Murray as the Lady Neers avenged a loss earlier this season by defeating Coahulla Creek 42-36 at North Murray’s Mistletoe Madness Christmas tournament on Tuesday.
Robinette scored exactly half of her team’s points, netting 21 for the game, and made clutch baskets late that helped North Murray take the lead and keep it.
After Coahulla Creek’s Caroline Reed put the Lady Colts up 33-30 in the fourth, a Robinette layup through a foul — followed by the free throw — tied the game back up. A Robinette free throw put North Murray ahead by one, then Cameron Longley drilled a three to make it a four-point contest.
Creek’s Karis Hurt hit a 3-pointer to make the score 37-36 North Murray, but the Lady Colts went cold the rest of the way. Robinette tripled with two minutes left to put the advantage back at four, then hit a pair of free throws late to help seal the game.
The win for North Murray (8-5) comes after Creek (7-4) won 64-27 at North Murray earlier this season. Creek led 11-7 after the first quarter and 20-18 at halftime in what was a tight contest the rest of the way.
Longley and Kirra Jones each hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with six for North Murray.
Reed scored 17 to lead Creek, while Hurt and Aubree Langley both scored six.
Both teams continue their run in Mistletoe Madness on Thursday. Coahulla plays Gilmer at 1:30 p.m., while North Murray plays McMinn County at 4:30 p.m.
Dalton 65, Sonoraville 47
Playing for the first time since Dec. 8, Dalton (5-5) got back in the win column with a 65-47 win over Sonoraville (0-10) Tuesday night.
Dalton next plays Alexander at the Campbell Christmas Tournament on Dec. 28.
Hamilton Heights Christian 56, Murray County 52
Murray County (8-2) had a six-game win streak snapped Monday by Hamilton Heights Christian (7-6).
The Lady Indians had defeated Hamilton Heights 40-28 earlier this season.
Bayleigh Winkler led Murray with 19 points, while both Callan Ledford and Miley McClure scored 10.
North Cobb Christian 55, Christian Heritage 41
After winning seven straight games, Christian Heritage (7-5) is now on its third straight loss.
The Lady Lions fell 55-41 Tuesday night to North Cobb Christian (5-3) in a game played at Fannin County High School.
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