The Carrollton High School girls' basketball team delivered a dominant performance in its home opener on Saturday evening for the annual Girls' Night Out event, crushing fellow state power Columbia in a 58-18 decision.
The Lady Trojans (1-1) played a conservative first half and slugged their way to a 27-14 lead going into the break. Carrollton came out of the locker room aggressive and fired up, pitching a shutout in the third quarter to put the game away with a 17-0 period. The squad closed things out with a 14-4 fourth stanza for the 40-point victory.
Carrollton, which lost its season opener in a 55-47 rematch with Flowery Branch from last year's elite eight showdown, was led by seniors Taylor Brown with 13 points and Ansley Barge with 12, while freshman point guard De'Mauri Flournoy added 11 points, Erial Daniel posted seven and Adasha Hendrix finished with six.
There has been a schedule change for this week's game against St. Pius X. Due to the Golden Lions' football team playing in the Class AAAA state semifinals on Friday night, the Carrollton-St. Pius basketball games have been bumped up to Thursday night.
The Lady Trojans will host at 6 p.m., followed by the boys' game at 7:30 p.m.
In other prep basketball action:
Oak Mountain girls 52, Praise Academy 10: The Lady Warriors (3-0) were led by Christian Pollard with 13 points and six rebounds on Monday night, while Bess Murrah and Aubrey Wynn both posted seven points.
Praise Academy boys 43, Oak Mountain 41: The Warriors (1-2) received a 10-point effort from Cofer Horton, followed by Riley Powers and Scott Powers with eight points apiece.