The Callaway Cavaliers made easy work of the Haralson County Rebels Saturday night.
The Cavaliers (8-2 overall) improved to 4-0 in Region 4-AAA with a 79-33 home victory.
“The kids had a lot of energy,” Callaway head coach Terry Hayes said. “I told them, don’t leave any doubt. Go ahead and put it away, don’t give them any hope. Do what you’re supposed to do.”
The Cavaliers rolled to a 25-6 lead after the first quarter, and they cruised from there.
The Cavaliers got a lot of their early points thanks to a pressure defense that frustrated the Rebels.
“We stole the ball, got some easy baskets,” Hayes said.
With the game in hand in the second half, Hayes was able to empty the bench and let everyone get some playing time.
“The young guys did a pretty good job,” Hayes said. “They kept the pressure on. They did a real good job.”
The Lady Cavaliers also enjoyed a stress-free night with a 50-29 victory over the Lady Rebels.
It was somewhat close early, with the Lady Cavaliers holding a 14-8 lead following the first quarter, but they were up 34-16, and they continued to pull away in the second half.
The Lady Cavaliers were coming off a hard-fought, one-point victory on Friday against Jackson, and head coach Deyano Martin liked how the team performed a day later.
“I wasn’t sure how we were going to respond after having a game go down to the wire and expending a lot of energy on the road,” Martin said. “I think the girls bounced back today. They gave a lot of effort. Everybody got a chance to participate, and they were able to rest their legs a little bit.”
Zamari Hardnett led Callaway with 13 points, and Monica Jackson added 11 points.
Tanesha Johnson scored nine points, and Alexus Scott and Ladasia Bray each scored eight points.
Callaway’s teams will be on the road Friday against region foe Central-Carroll.