Marcus Henderson led the Trojans (6-3, 1-0 Region 5-AAAA) with 16 points, while Cooper Criswell added 15 points — 12 of which came on second-quarter 3-pointers — in the win.
Carrollton shot just 27 percent from the floor, but did just enough to win on the night Riley Criswell was sent home from the hospital after a week and three different surgeries following a major knee injury during a holiday tournament in Florida.
The Trojans will remain on the road for a 7:30 p.m. tilt with Fayette County on Tuesday.
In other prep basketball action from Friday night:
Columbus girls 52, Carrollton 45: Brooklyn Emory's 15 points and eight rebounds weren't enough, as the Lady Trojans (9-3, 0-1) fell in the region opener in Columbus.
Alecia North and Tatyana Jackson added 10 points each in the loss.
Carrollton will take a shot at its first region win on Tuesday when it travels to Fayette County for a 6 p.m. tip.
Central girls 51, Haralson County 24: The region opened up well for the Lady Lions (8-4, 1-0 Region 4-AAA), as Sherae Bonner scored 17 in Friday's road win at Haralson County.
Wesli Simmons added 10 points in the win.
Central will host Douglass today at 6 p.m., while the Rebelettes (4-7, 0-1) welcome Coretta Scott King, also at 6.
Mt. Zion boys 56, Darlington 52: Another solid Cohen Pannell outing helped lead the Eagles (7-4, 1-0 Region 6A-A) to a home win over Darlington on Friday night.
Pannell scored 19 points in the victory, while T.K. Tuggle and Matt Turner scored nine each and Nathan Bernhardt added eight points.
MZ will travel to Southwest Atlanta Christian today at 4:30 p.m.
Oak Mountain boys 61, Dawson Street 49: The Warriors (10-1, 2-0) took out the defending state champions by 12 points on Friday night, using a 17-5 third-quarter run, led by Colton Pollard.
Pollard scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half, while Wade Mason had a 13-point, 12-rebound effort, Blake Mason added 12 points and seven assists and James Hughes chipped in with 12 points and eight boards.
Oak Mountain girls 61, Dawson Street 37: McKena Lipham paced the Lady Warriors (11-0, 2-0) in Friday night's win.
Jessi Fuller had 16 points to go along with Lipham's team-high 20.
Praise Academy boys 65, Holy Ground 35: The Stallions dropped a 30-point affair on Friday night, as the JV squad fell, 53-24.
Holy Ground will host Faith Academy on Monday.