Colonels are SAFE TO SWIM–No Hurricanes in Sight


In front of a sold-out crowd, the Cass varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball teams absolutely obliterated the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, Tuesday, January 12th.

The girls started off the night by dominating Cartersville 90-31. During the girl’s game, Cass could simply not miss sinking 16 three-pointers on the night. Every time they would sink a three the crowd erupted in cheers. The Lady Colonels led 20-6 after one quarter, 48-18 at the half, 68-26 at the end of the third quarter on their way to the 59-point blowout. Leading the Lady Colonels in the win, Claire Davis scored 14, Haley Johnson had 13, Mikaela Jackson notched 11, Makyera Baldwin and Tatiana Christian both had 9 points each, Gracie Elkins had 8, and Londaisha Smith added in 8 while also eclipsing 1,000 points on her high school career. The Lady Colonels had a great night and moved to 15-0 on the season and 2-0 in the region.

The boys capped off the night by blowing out the Purple Hurricanes by a score of 77-41. The boys could simply not be stopped on their way to a 36-point thrashing of the Purple Hurricanes. Braxton Benham had 20 points and 3 steals, C.J. Pipkin added in 20 points and 6 rebounds, Zaylan Chaney notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Jelani Hames also contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds, and Zay Jackson pitched in on the defensive end while notching 4 charges in the game. The Canes had a long night due to the defensive intensity that was displayed by the Colonels. The cap of the night is when Braxton Benham stole the ball during the final few minutes of the 3rd quarter and threw down an emphatic slam as the Cartersville defenders watched in disbelief. The crowd absolutely went nuts and it seemed as if the whole gymnasium was shaking. Student, Prem Patel was onlooking from the student section during this sequence and when he emphatically screamed, “AYEEEEEE” as Braxton threw it down. The Colonels improve to 11-4 and 2-0 in the region

In an interview with Cass guard, Braxton Benham after the game, Benham said, “We ran a great offense and ultimately came home with the win over our rivals.”

Cass coach, Sean glaze was very proud of his players, in an interview with the Cartersville Daily Tribune Sports Glaze said, “We made a couple of shots out of running our stuff, and then we had a really good second quarter to kind of set the tone.”