Unfortunately for the Bulldogs (5-7, 2-3) the 70-55 loss to Carrollton came at a bad time as it was a key Region 6-AAA game for both teams.
Cedartown had entered the contest in a situation where a win would have moved them into third place in the region standings.
But with the Bulldogs failing, Carrollton took full advantage and won the game. The Trojans (8-6, 4-1) are now a half-game out of first place.
With the game tied at six early during the first quarter, the Bulldogs went on a 5-0 surge to take an 11-6 lead. The brief spurt was enough to help Cedartown take a 14-13 lead after the opening quarter of play.
Carrollton started the second quarter with back-to-back L.A. Farmer three-pointers to ignite a 13-4 run and build a 26-18 lead.
The Trojans stayed one step ahead of Cedartown the remainder of the first half to take a solid 36-23 lead into the locker rooms.
During the third quarter, the Bulldogs out scored Carrollton 17-16 but still entered the fourth quarter down by 12, 52-40.
The Trojans started the final period on a 5-0 run to push their lead to 57-40 and remove all doubt about the outcome of the game.
Cedartown did score 15 points in the final quarter, but it wasnt enough as Carrollton went on to win the region game, 70-55.
Brandon Green led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Chris Careathers and LaCurtis Diamond added 10 points each.
Branson Dulaney added eight points and Justin Price scored six.
Farmer led all scorers in the game with 29 points. Jason Dothard, Tyler Davis and Eric Phillips all scored 11 points each.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Tuesday when they host their region rivals, Cass High School, at 7:30 p.m.