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High school basketball roundup: Dalton boys down Rome for third straight win; Lady Cats drop close one against 7A power

Jan. 22—Boys Dalton 59, Rome 44

After scoring just four wins in its first 15 games this season, Dalton (7-11) is three for its last three.

Dalton defeated Rome (11-9) 59-44 at home on Saturday, netting a third consecutive win and avenging an 80-53 road loss to the Wolves earlier this season.

Kobi Cooper led Dalton with 18 points, while Jermichael Craft scored 11 and Drew Snyder had 10. CJ Weaver added nine points.

Dalton held Rome to a little more than half what the Wolves scored in the previous game, limiting Rome to 44 instead of the 80 the Wolves scored against Dalton in Rome in December.

"The team played excellent defense tonight and rebounded at a high level," Dalton head coach Ryan Scoggins said.

Dalton will try to keep the streak alive with a road region game at rival Calhoun tonight at 7:30.

Sonoraville 69, Northwest Whitfield 47

Northwest Whitfield (13-5) dropped a Region 7-4A road game at Sonoraville (14-6) on Saturday, falling 69-47.

After a 2-0 region start, the Bruins have dropped three straight against the three teams with a higher position in the region standings.

Northwest will aim to get back on track with a game at Cedartown tonight at 7:30.

Girls Carrollton 51, Dalton 46

In a test against Class 7A power Carrollton (17-2) at home on Saturday, Class 5A Dalton (11-7) fell a few points shy.

7A's No. 2 ranked team edged Dalton 51-46.

Carrollton, which entered on a 15-game win streak, led 16-12 after a quarter. Dalton led 26-25 at halftime, but Carrollton grabbed the win with a 12-9 third and 14-11 fourth.

Dalton, which had a four-game win streak snapped, will try to start a new one tonight at 6 in a Region 7-5A game at Calhoun.

Sonoraville 52, Northwest Whitfield 49

Northwest Whitfield (10-7) was downed 52-49 by Sonoraville (8-12) on Saturday.

Sonoraville, despite an 8-12 overall record, is now 4-1 in Region 7-4A. Northwest falls to 3-2 in region play with the loss.

Kennedy Baker led the Lady Bruins with 15 points, while Sloan Pender and Beckley Manning both turned in 12 points.

Northwest is at Cedartown tonight at 6.