Statewide Recap 12-11-18

BOYS

AAAAAAA

No. 4 Norcross 72, Lakeside-DeKalb 61: In the loss, Dante Cannon-Ford had 17 points and 8 assists. Jai Jester scored 13 points. Ben King had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 5 Discovery 53, Duluth 39: Longwood-signee Leslie Nkereuwem had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. Ian Hardy had 11 points and 5 rebounds. Jaden Walker and Hasahnn Reynolds scored 9 apiece.  Devin Evans led Duluth with 10 points.

No. 7 Grayson 68, No. 8 Newton 65 OT: Deivon Smith carried the Rams with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Reco Hallmon had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Jevon Tatum posted 13 points and 5 rebounds. Josh Smith had 6 points and 5 rebounds. In his season-debut, Texas A&M wide receiver Kenyon Jackson contributed 5 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks.

No. 10 Lambert 85, South Forsyth 68: Mitch Ganote hung 20 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 steals. Colin Granger had 24 points and 7 rebounds. Braxton Beaty pitched in 17 points and 9 rebounds. South Forsyth was led by Corey Hereford’s 6 threes and 18 points. Jefferson Stepp netted 14 points.

South Gwinnett 52, Rockdale 40: Max Harris (12), Gerald Tillman (11), Ja’heim Hudson (10), Jimaal Crump (10) and Zawdie Jackson (9) carried the Comets.

Shiloh 53, Archer 45: Toneari Lane finished with 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Kennesaw Mountain 57, Woodstock 47: Jaden Rakestraw finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocks for Woodstock. DJ Potts-Heard netted 12 points. Vinny Palmese added 8 points.

AAAAAA

No. 6 Tucker 73, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 40: Jermontae Hill had 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block. Nic Watson had 11 points and 4 rebounds. Braelon Seals scored 11 points. Dartmouth-signee Nate Ogbu had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

No. 8 Cambridge 79, Johns Creek 68: Kamar Robertson tallied 22 points. Bryce Boutelle scored 17 and Matthew Cleveland had 16. Cole Bearden added 10 points.

Dunwoody 69, Chattahoochee 64: Jared Whitehurst (11), Zion Moore (10) and Richard Jones (9) led the Wildcats to a signature win.

Douglas County 73, Creekside 48: Jeremiah Smith had 16 points while JJ Richards netted 14 in the win. Jermichael Mahorn added 12 points.

Apalachee 57, Loganville 55: Jamonte Wallace netted 20 points including the game-winner.

Pope 72, Alpharetta 65: In the loss, Brandon Barron had 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Kalik Brooks posted 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Jaden Stephens had 14 points and 7 rebounds.

Allatoona 52, Osborne 41: In the loss, Jordan Jefferson netted 24 points.

Mundy’s Mill 53, Morrow 49: Mundy’s Mill notched another close win, this time getting 14 points from Chris Lango. Jalen Thrash scored 10 points and Rayquan Brown chipped in 9.

South Cobb 61, Creekview 55 OT: The Grizzlies got 18 points from Timmy Davis in the loss. Grayson Baker had 11 and Griffin Potts scored 9.

AAAAA

No. 1 Southwest DeKalb 65, Chamblee 60: James Glisson III posted 16 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. KD Johnson had 13 points, 3 assists and 4 steals. Jarrett Walton added 10 points and 5 rebounds. Zachery Mackson had 21 points in the loss. Rodney Smith netted 15 points and Iam Irving scored 11.

No. 2 Buford 84, A-PrivateNo. 8 Holy Innocents’ 51: Oklahoma State-signee Marcus Watson had 20 points while Wingate-signee Donell Nixon scored 18. High Point-signee Eric Coleman added 15 points. Brandon Green chipped in 10 points.

No. 4 Eagle’s Landing 89, Ola 27: Dayon James netted 18 points. CJ Hood finished with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 5 steals. Rashad Elloie scored 11.

East Paulding 66, Villa Rica 55: Azer Tidor scored 22 points. Aaron Brewer had 12 points and Silas Johnson scored 11. Micah Hodges led Villa Rica with 21.

Walnut Grove 77, Winder-Barrow 49: Ryan Landers scored 15 points. Avante Lederer and Carter Selman netted 10 apiece.

Lithia Springs 88, Banneker 77: Antonio Lewis exploded for 39 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Anthony Hardy tacked on 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.

Paulding County 80, North Paulding 72: John Cook had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals. Jervon Morris had 16 points and 5 steals. Kevin Brown netted 16 points. Keon Sedgwick added 10 points and Trell Evans posted 7.

AAAA

No. 3 St. Pius X 75, Marietta 73: Matt Gonzalo had 20 points and Niko Broadway had 16 including the game-winner to escape Marietta. Zach Ranson added 10 points. In the loss Treylan Smith netted 17 points followed by CJ Sinclair’s 14. John Allen and Travis Burruss added 13 points apiece.

No. 4 Woodward Academy 62, Luella 60: Morgan Redding scored 11 points including the game-wining putback. Kevin Powell had 17 points and 9 rebounds. Michael Whitmore had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Will Demorest netted 14 points.

No. 5 Henry County 64, Eastside 62: Wisdom Uboh had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists including the go-ahead bucket with 3.1 seconds left. Gaven Sands scored 13 points. Jeqhuan Carter had 12 points and 9 rebounds. Lay Davis chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds.

Gilmer 72, Pickens 51: In the loss Zach Goss had 20 points and 5 rebounds. Seth Bishop posted 12 points and 6 rebounds. Tucker Lowe netted 9.

West Hall 60, White County 59: Noah Edmondson netted 29 points. Sawyer Passmore scored 13.

AAA

No. 1 GAC 84, North Hall 48: Hunter McIntosh (24) and Belmont-signee Ben Sheppard (19) combined for 43 points.

No. 6 Pace Academy 49, Stone Mountain 48 OT: Cole Middleton posted 16 points and 13 rebounds. Madison Durr had 10 points and 8 rebounds. Reign Watkins chipped in 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Jackson County 77, Commerce 44: Kedric Zimmer set a school-record with 9 threes on his way to 27 points. Kalib Clinton scored 21. Creed Dunbar led Commerce with 14 points. Jalen Dorsey scored 12.

Jefferson 60, Franklin County 53: Donsha Gaither netted 16 points while Owen Parker and Jacob Radaker had 11 apiece. In the loss, Titus Brown poured in 24 points. Keylan Rutledge had 9 points and 8 rebounds.

Haralson County 60, Calhoun 54: In the loss, Xaxton Goodson had 14 points and Caleb Boone scored 11. Bralin Barton added 8.

Southeast Bulloch 80, Windsor Forest 69: Ryan Swanson had 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the defeat. Bryce Stephens scored 14.

Benedictine 43, Groves 40: Rico Powers netted 21 points.

East Hall 76, Cherokee Bluff 64: Griffin Neville had 15 points in defeat. Palmer Weaver and Bosko Norman had 13 apiece. Devin Wainer pitched in 10 points.  

Vidalia 69, Jeff Davis 60: Ja’Queze Kirby went for 21 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks in the loss. CJ Parker scored 17 points and Bran Swain had 9. Ti King chipped in 8 points.

AA

Jordan 62, Columbus 57: Tra’Quan Davis scored 18 points. Teejay Mathis had 16 points while Terrelle Barnes (12) and Kentrel Green (11) both cracked double figures.

Dublin 59, Dodge County 57: Chris Clark scored 17 points. Lamont Torres netted 13 points and RJ Carr had 9.

Hapeville Charter 62, BEST Academy 54: Miles Carter (21) and Zavier Carter (15) combined for 36 points. Calel Burns added 9 points.

A-Private

No. 1 St. Francis 68, Whitefield Academy 36: Xavier-commit Dwon Odom finished with 20 points and 7 assists. Chase Ellis had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Jusaun Holt tallied 10 points and 5 rebounds. CJ Riley had 10 points and 5 assists. Kai Simmons pitched in 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.

No. 10 Mt. Pisgah 51, Cross Keys 20: Benjy Tucker scored 16 points. Gabe Carter and Jaden Anderson netted 10 apiece.

Athens Christian 61, Providence Christian 54: In the loss, freshman Davis McCarn had 21 points.

Darlington 60, Mt. Zion-Carrollton 41: JD Hull and freshman Wit Szymanski scored 18 points apiece.

Wesleyan 62, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 36: Micah Smith led the Wolves with 19 points. Chase Hill (11), Jalen Fulwood (10) and JD Kavel (10) all hit double digits.

A-Public

Bowdon 65, Excel Christian 49: Chris Parker posted 31 points. Cam Buchanan added 12.

Non-GHSA

New Creation 90, KONOS 32: Kendall Norrington scored 19 points. Isaiah Duffy netted 14 followed by David Thomas’ 12.

 

GIRLS

AAAAAAA

No. 6 Grayson 75, Newton 61: Jazmin Robinson had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Nadia Howard posted 18 points and 5 rebounds.

No. 7 North Forsyth 46, West Forsyth 30: Caroline Martin had 15 points. Lilly Bales added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Morgan Giordano grabbed 12 rebounds. Ansley Allen chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds.

Marietta 37, St. Pius X 27: Charlay Conway and Alexis Brewster scored 8 apiece. Eva Knox and Lauren Walker each added 6 points. Lindsey Broadway had a game-high 11 points in the loss.

South Forsyth 52, Lambert 33: Ashley Breindl scored 21 points. Ansley Dean had 7 to lead Lambert.

Mill Creek 44, North Gwinnett 34: Madison Riley and Kayla Mulkey scored 15 points apiece.

AAAAAA

No. 4 Northview 65, North Atlanta 19: Rice-signee Ashlee Austin scored 21 points. Charleston Southern-signee Maya Richards added 12 points. Markiema Lancaster (11) and Talladega-signee Makayla Davis (10) cracked double digits.

No. 5 Douglas County 71, Creekside 39: Clemson-signee Amari Robinson had 12 points. Dymon Cook scored 11 and Desirae Jackson had 9. Alexia Gunn-Taylor led Creekside with 22 points.

No. 8 Dacula 65, Peachtree Ridge 32: Valdosta State-signee Kendall Bollmer hit a school-record 9 threes en route to 27 points. Lazaria Spearman had 18 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks. Nyla Moore tallied 5 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals.

Alpharetta 48, No. 10 Pope 45: Jalyn Tillerson (14), Mahima Sangtani (13) and Simone Lett (12) powered the Lady Raiders in the upset.

Dalton 57, Sprayberry 45: Lauren Parker dumped in 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Johns Creek 49, Cambridge 48: Carson Tanguilig scored 18 points.

New Manchester 69, Tri-Cities 29: Anaya Cone had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Makaila Cange posted 14 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists.

AAAAA

No. 1 Villa Rica 81, East Paulding 31: Tee Windom led the Wildcats with 19 points. Kentucky-signee Deasia Merrill netted 15 points while Dekyia Cofield had 11.

No. 4 Eagle’s Landing 63, Ola 41: Jalisa Dunlap and Jaleah Storr scored 16 points apiece.

Starr’s Mill 54, Jonesboro 51 OT: Alice Anne Hudson dropped 29 points including free throws to seal the win.

AAAA

No. 4 Henry County 72, Eastside 38: Brianna Juniel finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Ja’Niah Alexander scored 17 points followed by Paris Mullins’ 11 points and 9 rebounds. Janiya Jones netted 10 points.

No. 5 Flowery Branch 65, Blessed Trinity 32: With Ashlee Locke out for a month with an ankle injury, Ashley Woodroffe (14), Caroline Wysocki (11) and Shaina Kriews (11) stepped up.

No. 6 Luella 51, Woodward Academy 39: Keely Brown had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Imani McNeal chipped in 14 points.

Gilmer 59, Pickens 58: In the loss Mykenzie Weaver scored 22 points, 4 rebounds and grabbed 5 steals. Torie Williams had 13 points and 8 assists. Olivia Simmons had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

North Oconee 56, Oglethorpe County 16: Jenna Tulenko scored 17 points. Ansley Hall added 13 points. Maddy Dickens tossed in 7 points.

Chestatee 48, Marist 46: Christina Garcia scored 13 points to lead the War Eagles. Nicole Sedwick (11), Emma Easterwood (8) and Beth Eddins (6) helped fuel the victory. Maggie McNair hit two free throws in overtime to clinch the win.

AAA

No. 2 Jefferson 48, Franklin County 38: Livi Blackstock scored 18 points. Deshona Gaither had 16 and Natalia Bolden netted 9.

No. 4 Hart County 73, Monroe Area 20: Western Kentucky’s Torrion Starks totaled 27 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Taniya Alexander had 19 points and 13 rebounds.

East Hall 56, Cherokee Bluff 29: Ivey Shadburn (12), Alexis Bruce (10), Angel Rodriguez (8), Audrey Griffin (6) and Nehemiah Jinks (6) led a balanced East Hall attack.

Calhoun 56, Haralson County 46: Railey Greeson (15), Lyndi Rae Davis (14), Dora Moore (6) and Emma Rogers (6) paced Calhoun.

Kendrick 61, Westside-Macon 42: Itavia Montgomery scored 14 points. Mersaides Sistrunk netted 12 points along with Jayde Everette. Ivana Rockemore posted 8 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

AA

No. 1 Dodge County 66, Dublin 33: Destanee Wright (19), Europe Brown (16) and Kylie Hart (12) led the Squaws.

No. 7 Fitzgerald 77, A-PublicNo. 1 Telfair County 59: Trinity Jones went for 29 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Hayleigh Ross had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals and 1 block. Keyara Boone tossed in 10 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.

No. 8 Rabun County 79, Stephens County 65: Brooke Henricks had 21 points and 6 rebounds. Laken Stiles posted 18 points, 5 assists and 8 steals. Presbyterian-signee Georgia Stockton netted 10 points. Stephens County was led by Renejah Verdell’s 21 points and KiKi Howard’s 18.

No. 9 Bryan County 68, No. 4 Swainsboro 64: The Redskins made a statement as Olonna Rawls went ballistic, erupting for 44 points and 10 rebounds. Jay Black had 7 points and 13 rebounds.

Hapeville Charter 59, Coretta Scott King 38: Ashley Eberhart finished with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Ja’dah Thomas had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Jermaya Moore tallied 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. K’Shouri Hodge tacked on 5 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks.

A-Private

No. 1 Wesleyan 69, Cedar Shoals 51: Izzy Larsen had 25 points and 4 rebounds. AC Carter pitched in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Alyssa Phillip scored 11 points. Callie Weaver added 7 rebounds.

No. 5 ELCA 58, Galloway 34: Weronika Hipp piled in 26 points followed by Rice-signee India Bellamy’s 14. Megan Darden added 10 points.

Savannah Christian 61, Jenkins County 28: Paige Dennis scored 17 points and Kayla Jones had 12 in the win.

A-Public

Commerce 44, Jackson County 40: Bryanna Sanders (14) and Jeanece Smith (12) paced Commerce. Carson Anderson hit five threes for Jackson County on her way to 17 points.

Week 4 Girls Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

1. Collins Hill (7-1)
2. Westlake (5-0)
3. North Cobb (7-0)
4. Norcross (6-4)
5. Cherokee (7-2)
6. Grayson (6-1)
7. North Forsyth (5-2)
8. McEachern (2-2)
9. Pebblebrook (7-1)
10. Brookwood (5-3)

Class AAAAAA

1. Lovejoy (9-2)
2. Forest Park (8-1)
3. Stephenson (7-3)
4. Northview (6-1)
5. Douglas County (6-2)
6. Lanier (8-1)
7. Valdosta (6-1)
8. Dacula (7-2)
9. Glynn Academy (5-1)
10. Pope (8-1)

Class AAAAA

1. Villa Rica (7-0)
2. Buford (6-0)
3. Southwest DeKalb (7-1)
4. Eagle’s Landing (6-2)
5. Harris County (7-1)
6. Arabia Mountain (10-1)
7. Statesboro (9-0)
8. Carrollton (4-2)
9. Rome (4-1)
10. Griffin (5-1)

Class AAAA

1. Carver-Columbus (7-0)
2. Spalding (6-2)
3. Madison County (9-0)
4. Henry County (9-1)
5. Flowery Branch (5-1)
6. Luella (8-2)
7. Perry (5-1)
8. Westover (5-0)
9. Burke County (4-0)
10. West Laurens (5-2)

Class AAA

1. Beach (9-0)
2.  Jefferson (7-0)
3. Johnson-Savannah (3-5)
4. Hart County (5-1)
5. Dawson County (5-2)
6. Peach County (3-1)
7. Lovett (5-1)
8. Morgan County (3-2)
9. GAC (4-5)
10. Tattnall County (5-2)

Class AA

1. Dodge County (6-0)
2. Douglass (6-4)
3. Laney (7-1)
4. Swainsboro (5-1)
5. Banks County (7-0)
6. Early County (6-0)
7. Fitzgerald (7-0)
8. Rabun County (3-1)
9. Bryan County (8-0)
10. Woodville-Tompkins (7-1)

Class A-Private

1. Wesleyan (8-0)
2. St. Francis (4-1)
3. Holy Innocents’ (4-3)
4. Paideia (8-0)
5. ELCA (4-2)
6. Lakeview Academy (4-2)
7. Calvary Day (6-1)
8. Darlington (4-0)
9. Mt. Paran (7-0)
10. Stratford Academy (6-1)

Class A-Public

1. Telfair County (5-1)
2. Wheeler County (6-2)
3. Marion County (2-0)
4. Georgia Military College (3-0)
5. Calhoun County (5-1)
6. Greenville (8-0)
7. Pelham (1-0)
8. Quitman County (6-1)
9. Central-Talbotton (3-1)
10. Wilcox County (5-2)

Powder Springs did not fare well in Class AAAAAAA last week as Hillgrove (4-4) drops from the Top 10 and No. 8 McEachern tumbles five spots. The Hawks were bounced from the poll after losses to Campbell 55-54 and at No. 5 Cherokee 54-37, the Warriors climbing three spots. McEachern lost to a young up-and-down Class 3A No. 9 GAC 56-54 at home. No. 3 North Cobb is the best team in Cobb County right now. The Warriors move into the Top 3 after edging No. 9 Pebblebrook 44-38, the Falcons slipping two spots in the process but proving they can play with the state’s elite. No. 6 Grayson is up three positions. They defeated Class 5A No. 9 Rome 74-58 behind freshman Catherine Alben’s 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Also on the move is No. 7 North Forsyth, who beat Archer 47-22 and escaped Roswell 65-63 in overtime. Resurfacing in the poll is No. 10 Brookwood. The Broncos fell 67-65 to No. 4 Norcross and then hammered Meadowcreek 71-11.

The No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in Class AAAAAA lived up to the hype as No. 1 Lovejoy survived a furious No. 2 Forest Park comeback to win in overtime 58-56. The Wildcats led 35-13 at the half but a 22-4 fourth quarter allowed the Panthers to force OT. The two juggernauts should meet three more times if everything goes according to plan. No. 6 Lanier is down two spots after losing to Class 4A No. 5 Flowery Branch 63-61. No. 4 Northview slides out of the Top 3 after an 18-point loss to Class 5A No. 2 Buford. No. 7 Valdosta picked up some big wins down south, holding off Colquitt County 55-54 and winning at Lowndes 56-46.

The separation gets smaller and smaller in Class AAAAA between No. 1 Villa Rica and No. 2 Buford. The Wildcats scored a big 58-51 win at No. 8 Carrollton but the Wolves notched an even bigger victory, racing past Class 6A No. 4 Northview 58-40. Climbing the ladder is No. 6 Arabia Mountain and No. 7 Statesboro, both up two spots. The Blue Devils beat Brunswick 57-41 but more impressively, knocked off Class 3A No. 3 Johnson-Savannah 73-57.

In Class AAAA, No. 4 Henry County defeated No. 6 Luella 76-67. Brianna Juniel dumped in 25 points while Paris Mullins scored 18. Keely Brown had 27 in the loss. No. 5 Flowery Branch took down Class 6A No. 6 Lanier 63-61, Ashley Scott scoring 24 points while Caroline Wysocki netted 16 and Ashley Woodroffe had 15. Out of the Top 10 is Marist (4-2). The War Eagles were upset by St. Pius X 41-32. Entering the poll for the first time is No. 7 Perry. The Panthers are red-hot, beating No. 10 West Laurens 56-54, Upson-Lee 70-62 and Class 3A No. 6 Peach County 33-27 in Fort Valley. The three opponents Perry toppled have a combined 16-4 record. 5-foot-6 senior guard Asjah Harrell has been the engine, pouring in 25.6 points per game, the state’s second-highest recorded scoring average.

For the first time since last season, two Savannah teams don’t fill the top two spots in Class AAA. No. 3 Johnson-Savannah lost again to tough competition, this time falling to Class 5A No. 7 Statesboro 73-57. Up to the Top 2 is No. 2 Jefferson. The Lady Dragons have showed no signs of slowing down under first-year Head Coach Greg Brown, who has successfully brought his winning ways over from Northwest Whitfield. The Dragonettes blasted Monroe Area 73-42 and Apalachee 65-40. Jefferson has yet to play a single-digit game, their closest coming back on November 20 in a 64-54 win over No. 4 Hart County, who picked up a pair of wins last week against Jackson County 86-35 and at Elbert County 54-53. No. 5 Dawson County made a statement in Region 7 and statewide by beating No. 9 GAC 75-67 behind Shyla Sheffield’s 22 points off the bench. The Lady Tigers avoided a letdown the next night, using a 25-8 fourth quarter to rally past White County 66-51, Clemson-signee Kaylee Sticker scoring 23 points. GAC is down three spots. The Spartans have been all over the map with their performances. They lost at Gainesville 76-73 before losing to Dawson County and then winning on the road at Class 7A No. 8 McEachern 56-54. Freshman guard Kaleigh Addie is a budding star and has been Coach Lady Grooms’ best player, averaging 13.4 points per game. Fellow freshman Jaci Bolden scored 16 points including the game-winning layup to stun McEachern as the Spartans overcame a 12-point halftime deficit.

There is no movement in Class AA. No. 1 Dodge County did what Dodge County does – win. They dispatched of Class A-Public No. 2 Wheeler County 62-52. Destanee Wright is averaging 24.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Europe Brown is netting 17 points a night to pace the Squaws. No. 4 Swainsboro turned back No. 10 Woodville-Tompkins 68-57 before taking down Class 3A No. 10 Tattnall County 63-55. No. 6 Early County is 6-0 behind superstar sophomore 6-foot-3 Makayla Timpson and 5-foot-9 Ta’ziaya Jones. Timpson is averaging a modest 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks while the improvement of Jones has been vast, averaging 17.5 points and 5 rebounds.

No. 3 Holy Innocents’ is rounding into form in Class A-Private. The Golden Bears knocked off Class 4A No. 2 Spalding 59-45 on the road. No. 10 Stratford Academy plummets six spots after a 56-49 loss to Elite Scholars. No. 4 Paideia moves up a spot after wins over Prince Avenue 62-38 and WD Mohammed 58-20. The Pythons have the highest scoring backcourt in Georgia between junior Christina Walker (24.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 steals) and UNC-Asheville signee Kai Carter (22.8 points). No. 5 ELCA rises three spots after a 55-22 win over Tattnall Square.

Defending Class A-Public state champion No. 6 Greenville is smokin’ thanks to a potent group of freshmen and sophomores. Sophomores JaBrica Leslie (20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.8 steals) and Shabrica Leslie (18.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 steals) have led the charge while freshman Amanda Ogletree is chipping in 13.2 points a night. Emanuel County Institute (2-1) exits the Top 10 after a 44-25 loss to Savannah Christian. No. 10 Wilcox County slides in. The Patriots won at Echols County 51-50 before losing 66-52 to No. 1 Telfair County. No. 2 Wheeler County lost to Class 2A No. 1 Dodge County 62-52, but beat Class A-Private No. 7 Calvary Day 51-47.

Week 4 Boys Rankings

Class AAAAAAA

1. McEachern (3-0)
2. Meadowcreek (8-2)
3. Wheeler (8-1)
4. Norcross (6-2)
5. Discovery (8-2)
6. Pebblebrook (7-1)
7. Grayson (7-2)
8. Newton (5-1)
9. East Coweta (9-1)
10. Lambert (8-1)

Class AAAAAA

1. Tri-Cities (5-1)
2. Alexander (7-1)
3. Coffee (4-1)
4. North Atlanta (6-2)
5. Brunswick (6-0)
6. Tucker (8-2)
7. Sprayberry (7-0)
8. Cambridge (6-3)
9. Evans (8-0)
10. Lanier (6-2)

Class AAAAA

1. Southwest DeKalb (6-2)
2. Buford (5-0)
3. Fayette County (7-1)
4. Eagle’s Landing (4-1)
5. Lithonia (6-4)
6. Warner Robins (4-0)
7. Woodland-Stockbridge (4-3)
8. Columbia (6-1)
9. Statesboro (5-1)
10. Carrollton (4-2)

Class AAAA

1. Upson-Lee (8-0)
2. Sandy Creek (6-1)

3. St. Pius X (6-2)
4. Woodward Academy (5-3)
5. Henry County (7-1)
6. Carver-Columbus (4-2)
7. Chapel Hill (5-0)
8. Americus-Sumter (5-1)
9. Shaw (8-2)
10. Thomson (6-0)

Class AAA

1. GAC (5-3)
2. Morgan County (4-1)

3. Cedar Grove (5-0)
4. Johnson-Savannah (4-2)
5. Dawson County (6-2)
6. Pace Academy (5-3)
7. Hart County (5-2)
8. Liberty County (4-1)
9. Central-Macon (3-1)
10. Westside-Macon (5-2)

Class AA

1. Woodville-Tompkins (7-0)
2. Therrell (4-2)
3. Washington County (4-0)
4. Thomasville (5-0)
5. Glenn Hills (8-0)
6. South Atlanta (7-0)
7. Northeast-Macon (6-2)
8. Bleckley County (7-1)
9. Butler (6-1)
10. Chattooga (3-3)

Class A-Private

1. St. Francis (5-2)
2. Mt. Bethel (4-2)
3. ELCA (3-2)
4. Greenforest (3-3)
5. Walker (6-1)
6. Trinity Christian (4-5)
7. Lakeview Academy (4-2)
8. Holy Innocents’ (2-5)
9. Riverside Military (8-1)
10. Mt. Pisgah (7-3)

Class A-Public

1. Wilkinson County (1-2)
2. Georgia Military College (2-1)
3. Macon County (4-0)
4. Treutlen (4-0)
5. Wilcox County (7-0)
6. Drew Charter (5-5)
7. Calhoun County (6-0)
8. Hancock Central (5-2)
9. Pelham (1-0)
10. Greene County (3-1)

The top four in Class AAAAAAA remains unchanged. No. 2 Meadowcreek dropped a heartbreaker, having a shot blocked at the buzzer to lose 45-44 against Mountain Brook (AL). No. 3 Wheeler squeezed by Westlake 63-62 in Region 2 play while No. 6 Pebblebrook survived No. 9 East Coweta 63-60, using free throws to ice the game. No. 5 Discovery got revenge against Milton 64-56 while No. 7 Grayson, up two spots, righted the ship with a big second half to blow past Class A-Private No. 3 ELCA at the SportalShowcase 80-71. Deivon Smith earned a Georgia State offer after posting 21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks en route to MVP honors.

Class AAAAAA continues to be wide open. No. 1 Tri-Cities escaped Creekside 60-57 while No. 2 Alexander had Houdini acts to slip by Langston Hughes 76-74 and New Manchester in overtime 69-67. The two-time defending state champ, Langston Hughes (3-5), exits the poll after their loss to Alexander and a 60-58 overtime defeat via South Paulding. Following them out is South Cobb (5-4). The Eagles lost at the buzzer to newly ranked No. 7 Sprayberry 59-56 and Redan 53-51 last week. Trailing behind the Yellow Jackets and entering the poll for the first time is No. 10 Lanier. The Longhorns have an imposing frontline and a sharp backcourt paced by the trio of Sion James, Jehloni James and Jalen Surles. Up near the top, No. 3 Coffee blew a 21-4 first quarter lead and lost a classic to Campbell at the SportalShowcase 72-70, unable to corral Terrell Burden who finished with 39 points and the game-winning floater. Jayce Moore was terrific in his own right, the 6-foot-2 unsigned senior bullying his way to 27 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals and 1 block. No. 4 North Atlanta had played with fire all season winning close games, but they got burnt by AJ White’s 30 points in a 67-59 loss to Chattahoochee. The Warriors maintain their position however since No. 5 Brunswick has yet to be challenged, their best wins coming over 5-2 Camden County (76-53) and 4-4 Tift County (66-56). Their bout with Coffee in Douglas this Saturday will truly gauge where the Pirates are at.

Even with a 74-65 loss to undefeated Lanier (AL), No. 1 Southwest DeKalb retains their position atop Class AAAAA. Their win over No. 5 Lithonia 56-55 on Tuesday gave the Panthers cushion to withstand Saturday’s loss. No. 2 Buford is inching closer to closing the gap, but their strength of schedule does not come close to what Southwest DeKalb has seen thus far. The Wolves steamrolled 3-9 Huntsville (AL) 83-50 on Saturday, but see the level of competition rise quickly with Class A-Private No. 8 Holy Innocents’ and more importantly, Class 7A No. 3 Wheeler on the menu this week. Defending state champion No. 6 Warner Robins claws its way up two more spots following a 62-51 win over Houston County but more so because Hiram (5-4) and Cedar Shoals (2-4) drop out ahead of them. The Hornets lost all three games last week stumbling against North Paulding in 2OT 68-62, returnee to the poll No. 10 Carrollton 64-40 and Villa Rica 41-32. Cedar Shoals lost 78-73 at winless Dacula to fall out. Carrollton used their win over Hiram as a springboard and outgunned Paulding County 92-76 the following day. Debuting in the Top 10 is No. 9 Statesboro. The Blue Devils have won four-straight, highlighted by a 61-49 win over Class 3A No. 4 Johnson-Savannah. 6-foot-3 junior Zarion Griffin has taken the reigns of the offense, pouring in 17 points per game.

The best team in Class AAAA won their 71st straight game as No. 1 Upson-Lee continued to destroy the opposition. They held Howard to two points in the second half in their 72-27 rout. No. 3 St. Pius X is finding their groove, beating Class 7A No. 8 Newton 56-50, but the Rams were without starters Mike Mathison and Tyrease Brown their best shooter. No. 4 Woodward Academy and No. 5 Henry County flip-flop again after the War Eagles edged the Warhawks 68-58 behind Walker Kessler’s 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. The head-to-head result inches Woodward Academy past Henry County even though the War Eagles ended the weekend on a sour note, losing 66-60 at a much-improved Druid Hills. The bottom of the poll shuffles as well as No. 6 Carver-Columbus moves up a spot after beating No. 9 Shaw 68-63. No. 8 Americus-Sumter is down two positions after a 96-79 blowout loss at Dougherty. Rising to No. 7 is Chapel Hill. The Panthers look like they are for real, outlasting Allatoona 64-62. The backcourt consisting of 5-foot-5 junior Javontae Jackson (15), KJ Doucet (15), Micah Bell (13) and Mike Bell (13) combined for 56 points, Jackson the catalyst with 6 assists and 6 steals.

It took just one loss, but that’s all that was needed for No. 1 GAC to jump back over No. 2 Morgan County for pole position in Class 3A. Since their 0-3 start, the Spartans have been fantastic winning five-straight with their roster back intact. GAC picked up three ho-hum wins against ranked opponents, beating Class A-Private No. 6 Trinity Christian 65-49, No. 5 Dawson County 82-75 and Class 5A No. Lithonia 73-52 as unsigned senior point guard Hunter McIntosh moved into fourth-place on the GAC all-time scoring list. Morgan County lost a tight one against 12-2 Wenonah (AL) 56-53.   No. 3 Cedar Grove won at No. 6 Pace Academy 46-44 after the Knights pummeled Class A-Private No. 8 Holy Innocents’ 74-42.  No. 4 Johnson-Savannah slips a spot after losing 61-49 to newly ranked Class 5A No. 9 Statesboro. No. 7 Hart County loses a little ground after a 46-39 loss at Elbert County. No. 10 Westside-Macon fell 61-55 at No. 9 Central-Macon.

Would you believe me if I told you that Class AA is the deepest classification in the state? It’s true. While there may not be any superpowers loaded with transfers, make no mistake that the Class 2A Top 10 is the toughest to crack week-in and week-out. With upwards of 15 to 20 teams deserving of a ranking, the margin of error is slim. No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins aced their road tests this week, drilling Swainsboro 86-42, escaping Vidalia 55-48 and surviving newly ranked No. 10 Chattooga 50-48 in a SportalShowcase thriller. There is a swap of Indian tribes as Vidalia (6-1) departs and Chattooga is in. You can’t ignore what Chattooga did, weathering a Wolverine onslaught to have a final shot at the buzzer to win the game. Woodville’s press shook the Indians early and Preston Crisp (15 points, 7 rebounds) and Bernard Pelote (11 points, 13 rebounds) hurt Chattooga with their size, but 5-foot-6 Nuk Adams ignited the Indians in the third quarter after trailing by 13 to score 9 of his team-high 12 points in the frame. Adams added 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the loss. The Indians had a slow start to the season and missed Devin Price in their only two other losses to Tennessee competition that has a combined 16-4 mark. Wins over Armuchee 85-26 and Dade County 100-42 before their hard-fought loss to Woodville-Tompkins has put Chattooga back in the Top 10. Metter (4-1) falls from No. 5 to unranked after losing 78-71 at Jeff Davis. Don’t be surprised to see the Yellowjackets in the rankings later this season. 6-foot-6 Ja’Queze Kirby nearly led an inexperienced group to an upset of Class 6A South Paulding, falling short 75-71. Kirby hanging 30 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in his Metro Atlanta debut. No. 7 Northeast-Macon climbs two spots after knocking off No. 8 Bleckley County 54-42. Debuting in the Top 10 is No. 9 Butler. The Bulldogs have early season wins over Redan 68-60 and Class 5A No. 9 Statesboro 60-45.

Class A-Private will get very interesting as region play starts to heat up. No. 2 Mt. Bethel beat No. 5 Walker 75-62, but the Wolverines move up a rank after No. 6 Trinity Christian suffered a 65-49 loss to Class 3A No. 1 GAC. No. 8 Holy Innocents’ falls another spot after a 74-42 beat down at the hands of Class 3A No. 6 Pace Academy and a 77-57 loss to Columbia (AL). No. 9 Riverside Military rises a spot following a 63-53 win at Wesleyan and a No. 10 Mt. Pisgah 44-39 loss at Whitefield Academy.

No. 1 Wilkinson County is still clinging onto the top position in Class A-Public after losing at newly ranked No. 8 Hancock Central 62-58 before dusting themselves off with a 61-50 win over Class 3A No. 9 Central-Macon. After two down years, the Bulldogs look like they might be back on track under first-year Head Coach Ricky Chatman who replaces Anthony Webb. The Dogs beat No. 10 Greene County 70-61 and their only two losses have come against Baldwin, 68-67 and 67-61. No. 6 Drew Charter is down three spots after losses at Class A-Private No. 4 Greenforest 85-44 and to Maynard Jackson 63-61. Lanier County (3-3) falls out. The Bulldogs have been treading water, losing to Lowndes 52-49 before winning at Telfair County 60-58.

Statewide Recap 12-7-18

BOYS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 2 Meadowcreek 69, Brookwood 27: Damian Dunn filled up the state sheet for the Mustangs with a team-leading 23 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Jalen Benjamin added 16 points on 4/6 3-point shooting and Jamir Chaplin scored 14.

No. 5 Discovery 64, Milton 56: London Riley scored 15 points. Hasahnn Reynolds had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Ian Hardy posted 13 points and 7 rebounds. Donaven Hairston led Milton with 19.

No. 10 Lambert 83, Hillgrove 78: Mitch Ganote had himself a night with 26 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals. Lambert had three more players get into double digits: Colin Granger (17 points, 11 rebounds), Luke Champion (15 points on 5 made threes), Braxton Beaty (13 points).

Berkmar 65, Central Gwinnett 49: Loi Axem led Berkmar with 18 points, while Truitt Spencer and Jerriah Love each had 11 points.

Class AAAAAA

No. 6 South Cobb 82, Sequoyah 74: Zocko Littleton scored 23 points and Jermaine Fahie had 18 in the win. Quinton Cardell posted 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Raymond Baka added 9 points and 5 rebounds. In the loss Donovan Shipp had 17 points, 8 assists and 3 steals. DJ King finished with 14 points, 4 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks. Arthur Parker had 14 points all in the second half. Myles McGee chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds while Myron Gibson had 7 points and 6 rebounds. Jacksen Greco was held to 5 points.

No. 7 Tucker 61, Morrow 50: Nic Watson led the way with 23 points and 6 rebounds, while Jermontae Hill had 11 points to go with 9 rebounds for Tucker.

South Paulding 60, No. 8 Langston Hughes 58 OT: Chandler Travis led South Paulding with 24 points and 8 rebounds, while Cam Armstrong scored 17 and Shane Gibson scored 10 points. Tyrell Morgan, Kobe Davis, and PJ Carter scored 17, 13, and 11 for Langston Hughes.

Class AAAAA

East Paulding 75, Kennesaw Mountain 63: Azer Tidor led East Paulding’s team effort with 19 points, while Ravon Melon, Kristian Ford, and Aaron Brewer scored 15, 10, and 10 points, respectively. Kennesaw Mountain’s Perry Robinson led all scorers with 24 points.  

Chamblee 60, Arabia Mountain 54: Zackery Mackson led Chamblee with 23 points, while Rodney Smith added 19 points to help secure a region victory.

Class AAAA

No. 4 Henry County 70, North Clayton 41: Wisdom Ubah had 21 points and 5 steals, while teammates Josh Steele and Semaj Rice each notched 11 points to help Henry County get back into the win column.  

Class AAA

No. 2 GAC 82, No. 5 Dawson County 75: Roy Dixon scored 31 points. Luke Chism had 24 in the loss.

No. 4 Cedar Grove 46, No. 7 Pace 44: Jakeen Faulkner (15 points, 6 rebounds), Kanaris Cummings (13 points, 7 rebounds), and Devon Barnes’s (10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) performances proved big for the Saints.

Cherokee Bluff 72, Cumberland Christian 71: Griffin Neville unleashed 30 points, while Palmer Weaver added 11 and Jason Everett 8 points. Cumberland Christian’s Myson Lowe had 24 points and 7 assists.  

Lovett 49, Westminster 47: Ryan Mutombo had 23 points and 3 blocks, while Nick Jackson has 12 points and the game winning jumper to his name.

Class AA

Social Circle 53, Commerce 40: Commerce was led by Creed Dunbar with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks, while Jalen Dorsey and Ian McConnell added 10 points apiece.

No. 9 Northeast 58, Dodge 52: Chris Clark’s 26 point performance wasn’t enough to get Dodge County a victory tonight. RJ Carr added 10 points for the Indians.

Social Circle 53, Commerce 40: Jalen Dorsey, Creed Dunbar, and Ian McConnell all split the workload for Commerce scoring 10 points, but their efforts fell short.

Chattooga 100, Dade County 42: Nuk Nuk Adams scored 23 points to join eleven other Indians in the scorebook.

Class A-Private

Wesleyan 65, Landmark Christian 52: JD Kavel led Wesleyan with 13 points, while Chase Hill and Micah Smith added 12 a piece for the Wolves.

No. 2 Mt. Bethel 75, Walker 62: Stanley Eze finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds while Jayce Harrison had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Jordan Meka had 13 points and 11 boards. Mason Venable scored 14 points and Coleman Boyd tallied 10 points and 7 assists in the win. Chandler Baker and Burke Chebuhar each had 20 points apiece in the loss for The Walker School. Chebuhar grabbed 8 rebounds.

Class A-Public

Bowdon 70, Trion 56: Chris Parker notched a 30-and-12 double-double, assisted by Cam Buchanan’s 10 points and Dusty Hopson’s 9 points, en route to opening the season 4-1.

Non-GHSA

Bethlehem Christian Academy 41, Providence Christian 35: Davis Mccarn led all scorers with 17 points in the loss for Providence.

GIRLS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 8 Cherokee 63, Woodstock 45: Ashlyn Andrus led the Lady Warriors with 20 points, and Olivia Herrera (16), Kate Johnson (11), and Sydne Watts (10) contributed to the big win for Cherokee.  

No. 9 Grayson 77, Loganville 57: Jazmin Robinson led the Lady Rams with 28 points and 11 rebounds while Nyelle Lee added 17 points and 3 steals.

Newnan 58, Callaway 29: Hailey Bloom had 19 points. 6 rebounds and 6 steals. Joy Butts netted 18 points. Kaylen Madrey tallied 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

Class AAAAAA

No. 3 Northview 65, Alpharetta 50: Markiema Lancaster led the Lady Titans with 19 points; Asjah Inniss and Ashlee Austin both scored 16 while Maya Richards added 10 in a big region showdown.

No. 10 Pope 56, Dunwoody 24: Cheyenne Holloman led the game’s scorers with 18, while Abby McKinley added 12 points in the region win for the Lady Greyhounds.  

Gainesville 84, Southwest Atlanta Christian 21: Tia Shelton (25 points) was one of 12 Gainesville players to score. Tija Blackwell contributed 15 and Amayah Topps 12 in the dominant performance for the Lady Red Elephants.

Dalton 48, Osborne 46: Kelsey Schneller led the Lady Cats on the road with 14 points, McCall Meret had 13 points, and Lauren Parker scored 11.

M.L. King 51, Drew 40: Alajia Coates hit five threes to lead the Lady Lions with 17 points, while teammate Ashlynn Green scored 14 points.

Winder-Barrow 53, North Oconee 44: Ansley Hall was a bright spot for the Lady Titans, scoring 24 points in the defeat.

Sequoyah 81, South Cobb 59: Brown-signee Sydney Rosant posted 31 points. Susanna Rogers had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. Deja Rakestraw had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Emily Seres tallied 9 points. Jodi Mullins poured in 31 points for South Cobb.

Class AAAAA

No. 1 Villa Rica 65, Bremen 43: Deasia Merill and Aliyah Hindsman led Villa Rica with 14 points a piece, while Kyndal Coleman scored 13 points.

McIntosh 63, Troup County 58 3OT: Rylee Calhoun blazed the way for Mcintosh with 15 points, while Keara Collins added 11 and Anna Muh scored 10 points to help the Lady Chiefs rally back from a 13 point deficit.

Class AAAA

No. 8 West Laurens 67, Mary Persons 22: Jakerra Wilbur (7 assists) and Makayla Murray each scored 20 points and Calmela Mack added 17 points and 6 assists while cruising to a Friday night win.

Pickens 65, Lafayette 52: Mykenzie Weaver (32 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals) and Torie Williams (17 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals) powered the Dragons to victory.  

Class AAA

No. 2 Johnson-Savannah 71, Jenkins 34: J’Mya Cutter scored her 1000th career point en route to a 15 point, 10 assist double-double for the Atomsmashers.

No. 3 Jefferson 65, Apalachee 40: Courtney Kidd dropped 18 points on six made threes for Jefferson, who as a team converted 11 treys in the first half and 14 in the game. Apalachee’s Nakia Hooks scored 14 points in the loss.

North Murray 42, Murray County 29: Sarah Plemons looked unstoppable for North Murray tonight, as she scored 24 points to go along with 9 rebounds.

Class AA

No. 1 Dodge County 62, Northeast Macon 32: Europe Brown, Kylie Hart, and Destanee Wright each scored 12 points to power Dodge past region rival Northeast Macon.

No. 5 Banks County 57, Stephens County 31: The Lady Leopards bolstered a distributed scoring attack, led by Jaycie Bowen (13 points), Heather Vaughan (12 points), and Amber Williams (10 points).

No. 7 Fitzgerald 79, Worth County 31: Trinity Jones posted a double-double the scrappy way with 28 points and 10 steals. Keyara Boone (20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists), Hayleigh Ross (14 points, 7 rebounds, 10 steals), and Kyah Crook (10 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals) all scored in double-digits.

No. 9 Bryan County 82, Toombs County 38: Alation Eason led Bryan County with 23 points, while Olonna Rawls had 20 and Shelby Gunn scored 12 points.

No. 10 Woodville-Tompkins 46, Vidalia 33: Jazmin Grayson (15), Algeria Scott (11), and Janiah Castle (10) all reached double-digit scoring to help secure a region win for Woodville-Tompkins.

Temple 46, Northgate 15: Amiya McDaniel scored 12 points and Tori Chivers contributed 11 to help the Lady Tigers improve to 4-1.

Class A-Private

No. 1 Wesleyan 70, Landmark Christian 26: AC Carter led the Wolves with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Alyssa Phillip scored a career high 12 points and Callie Weaver added 13 in the victory.

No. 7 Calvary Day 46, Hilton Head Christian 28: Jasmine Akins led the Lady Cavs to their sixth straight win of the season with 18 points on the night.

No. 8 ELCA 55, Tatnall Square 22: Weronika Hipp led the Lady Chargers with 17 points, while Rice-signee India Bellamy pitched in 14.

Galloway 53, Atlanta International 26: Jada Ryce led Galloway with 23 points.

Statewide Recap 12-4-18

BOYS

AAAAAAA

No. 2 Meadowcreek 73, Parkview 54: UAB-signee Jalen Benjamin tallied 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Temple-signee Damian Dunn had 16 points and 13 rebounds. USF-signee Jamir Chaplin finished with 9 points.

No. 4 Norcross 69, Brookwood 51: In the loss CJ Walker scored 23 points. Chris Smalls had 13 and Varun Danak netted 8.

No. 5 Discovery 64, North Gwinnett 52: Jaden Walker had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Longwood-bound forward Leslie Nkereuwem added 14 points and 16 rebounds. London Riley netted 12 points. In the loss JR Martin tacked on 15 points.

No. 10 Lambert 82, Chamblee 70: Mitch Ganote went for 31 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Thomas Hickey hit 4 threes on his way to 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Braxton Beaty netted 16 points and 6 rebounds. Colin Granger totaled 11 points and 7 rebounds. Chamblee received 18 points apiece from Zachery Mackson and Rodney Smith.

North Paulding 68, 5ANo. 6 Hiram 62 2OT: Jacob Harris scored 23 points while Kevin Wirth had 19 and Luke Dabbelt 16 in the upset.

Mountain View 55, Duluth 52: Emmanuel-signee Eric Jones had 16 points while Cam Rowland scored 12. Nahiem Alleyne and Elijah Wilson each scored 9 points. Duluth was led by Trent Gordon’s 17.

Campbell 66, Hillgrove 54: Terrell Burden piled in 32 points, 8 assists and 3 steals. Brandon Deravine had 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Drew Thomas posted 15 points.

Cherokee 60, Lassiter 51: In the loss Owen Kennedy scored 12 points. Bradley Frye and Kyle Keener scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Etowah 54, Walton 37: Alex Forde hit 6-of-8 threes to finish with 23 points. Jaxon Etter recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Will Garvey had 8 points and 8 rebounds.

AAAAAA

No. 9 Cambridge 70, Pope 45: Matthew Cleveland scored 25 points to pace the Bears. Kamar Robertson and Bryce Boutelle added 17 points apiece.

Centennial 72, Northview 60: The Knights avoided a disaster, rebounding from a 15-point deficit to race past Northview. Colin Kahl had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Logan Turner scored 18 points and Paul Lunguan chipped in 16.

Winder-Barrow 79, Madison County 61: Tre’von English scored 14 points and Brandon Bannis had 13 points and 3 assists in the win. Tyreek Perkins scored 12 points and Rico Thomas had 9.

Osborne 51, River Ridge 44: Jordan Jefferson had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Matthew Smith had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Creekview 65, Harrison 51: Grayson Baker (16), Ben Reed (12) and Spencer McDonald (9) led the Grizzlies. Paxton Nayman had 8 points and 10 rebounds.

Chattahoochee 89, Johns Creek 57: Franklin Bailey caught fire, hitting 9-of-10 threes for 27 points. Cameron Sheffield scored 25 points and AJ White had 24. Gran VanBeveren contributed 8 points and 18 rebounds.

Lanier 65, Forsyth Central 51: Jehloni James netted 22 points. Sion James had 12 points and Goran Uzunov scored 8.

Alpharetta 56, West Forsyth 52: North Carolina A&T-signee Brandon Barron scored 16 points. Kyle Hulsman hit 5 three en route to 15 points. Kalik Brooks totaled 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Jadaen Stephens scored 11.

Lakeside-Evans 117, Emerald (SC) 81: Kalen Williams had 35 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Tyshun Briscoe scored 21 points. Tucker Gilbert had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Dykese King and Rico Gonzalez each scored 10 points.

Mundy’s Mill 57, Forest Park 51: Mundy’s Mill gutted out an ugly win against winless Forest Park. Chris Lango scored 15 points. Rayquan Brown (14) and Jordan Black (10) cracked double figures. Demarcus Fannin scored 9.

South Paulding 71, Creekside 68: Cam Armstrong finished with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Shane Gibson had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Chandler Travis chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Sha’mi Shields had 12 points and 5 rebounds.

Houston County 58, Veterans 54: Austin Sloan had 15 points followed by Xavier Duncan (11), TJ Morgan (10) and Charles Brown (9). Veterans was paced by Julius Herrington’s 14 points. Rodney James scored 12 points and DeAngelo Hines had 11.

Douglas County 106, Lithia Springs 103 OT: Marquise Collins scored 30 points off the bench to spark Douglas County while Jeremiah Smith scored 26. Lithia Springs was led by Anthony Hardy’s 34 points and Antonio Lewis’ 22.

AAAAA

No. 3 Fayette County 68, Riverdale 54: Ricky Knight hit 5 threes en route to 23 points. JeKobe Coleman scored 15 points and Will Richard tacked on 9 points and 8 rebounds. Josh Dupree had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

Eagle’s Landing 65, Union Grove 50: Rashad Elloie had 15 points and 2 steals. CJ Hood posted 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.

Walnut Grove 56, South Gwinnett 53: Quantae Rogers scored 21 points while Ryan Landers had 16 points.

East Paulding 63, Woodland-Cartersville 62: Azer Tidor had 21 points. Ravon Melon scored 10 and Silas Johnson added 8. Dawson Wilkins led Woodland with a game-high 22.

Johnson-Gainesville 69, Oglethorpe County 49: Jonathan Williams had 21 points followed by Jesse Harbin (13), Danny Garcia (12) and Caleb Jackson (12).

Stockbridge 69, Ola 51: Trillis Brown scored 16 points and Charles White had 15. Davian Johnson scored 12 while Bryan Thombs netted 10.

Harris County 50, LaGrange 48 OT: AJ Spencer went for 25 points while Tailique Williams tossed in 13 points. Calvon Harris had 6 points.

Decatur 63, Grady 51: In the loss Jaylen Dunham had 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Joshua Orr scored 9.

Kell 89, Cass 54: Rakim Thompson dropped in 23 points. Scoot Henderson (13), Justin Perry (12), Najhae Colon (12) and Isiah Dubose (12) paced the upstart Longhorns who advance to 5-1.

AAAA

No. 1 Upson-Lee 73, Howard 27: The Knights won their 69th straight game by holding Howard to two points in the second half. Zyrice Scott (19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 steals), Travon Walker (18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Jarrett Adderton (18 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals) carried the Knights.

No. 5 Woodward Academy 68, No. 4 Henry County 58: Walker Kessler carried the War Eagles with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. Jacorrei Turner added 14 points and 8 rebounds while Kevin Powell had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Will Demorest notched 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Michael Whitmore had 7 points and 5 assists. In the loss, Henry County got 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals from Wisdom Uboh. Josh Steele had 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals.

No. 7 Carver-Columbus 68, No. 9 Shaw 63: Rod Winfrey had 19 points and 7 assists in the loss. Dylan Harris scored 9 while Darnell Moran netted 8.

Cedartown 74, Pickens 47: Seth Bishop had 27 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block in the loss. Zach Goss added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 1 block. Tucker Lowe scored 7 points.

Druid Hills 81, North Clayton 62: Jalen Smith scored 15 points and Nate Jackson had 14.

Eastside 67, Luella 57: Caleb Woods (13), Myles Rice (12) and Darrell Duncombe (8) paced the Eagles.

Salem 75, Hampton 42: Montez Swann netted 25 points and Lance Smith had 11 points and 9 assists to pace the backcourt. Jeremiah Venson scored 16 points.

Baldwin 66, Northside-Warner Robins 50: Justin Webb had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jermyus Simmons scored 16 points while Torez Hicks and Will Freeman scored 11 apiece.

Denmark 76, Chestatee 56: In the loss Brenton Nichols scored 13 points and Jonah Bull had 11.

AAA

No. 1 Morgan County 62, Franklin County 46: The Bulldogs pulled away in the fourth quarter. In the loss Titus Brown posted 28 points.

No. 3 Johnson-Savannah 55, Benedictine 21: Lamont Sams had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Emondre Bowles finished with 13 points, 2 assists and 4 steals while Brandon Harris had 11 poitns, 8 rebounds and 5 steals.

No. 5 Dawson County 70, Fannin County 21: Luke Chism had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Jasper Gibson totaled 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Tate Adkins scored 11 points and Campbell Reed had 10 points and 4 assists. Eli Burruss finished with 7 points and 4 rebounds.

No. 6 Hart County 59, Jackson County 49: Shun Webb scored 14 points to lead Hart County. In the loss Kalib Clinton tossed in 20 points. Cameron Shaw and Chase Daniel scored 10 apiece while Kedric Zimmer added 9.

No. 8 Westside-Macon 88, Southwest-Macon 46: Kowacie Reeves Jr. exploded for 31 points. Des Foston tacked on 18 points and 7 rebounds. Zaylon Carey scored 15 points and Javian Mosley tallied 10 points and 5 rebounds.

No. 9 Liberty County 72, Glynn Academy 62: Jaden Young scored 18 points while Arieus Taylor and Donte Oliphant scored 10 apiece.

No. 10 Central-Macon 61, Peach County 38: Quay Primas posted 20 points and 17 rebounds. Tyre Pearson had 15 points and 5 rebounds. Harold Thompkins finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds while Tony Card had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Cam Collier tallied 5 points and 11 assists.

Lovett 58, Stone Mountain 45: Ryan Mutombo had 23 points and 4 blocks. Nick Jackson had 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Cherokee Bluff 63, Lumpkin County 41: Coach Benjie Wood notched his 400th career win as Griffin Neville poured in 29 points.

Rutland 86, Jackson 75: Jordan Stephens went off for 36 points (6 threes), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. JaMarco Hughes added 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals while Greg Rutherford notched 11 points and 5 rebounds

Jefferson 73, Monroe Area 52: Jacob Radaker posted 18 points. Tryston Norman scored 14 points and Owen Parker had 11.

Calhoun 55, Ringgold 53: Caleb Boone scored 19 points. Xaxton Goodson netted 12 points, Jaylan Harris 8 and Gage Maffetone 7.

AA

No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins 86, Swainsboro 42: The Wolverines ran another opponent out of the gym behind Preston Crisp’s 26 points and Bernard Pelote’s 20. Freshman Alfred Coaxum continued his Freshman Player of the Year campaign with 14 points.

Elbert County 56, Washington-Wilkes 49: AJ James had 23 points.

Chattooga 85, Armuchee 26: Clayton Johnson scored 20 points. Malachi Jackson netted 18 and Jatorrian Williams pitched in 16.

Hapeville Charter 62, McNair 53: Miles Carter dropped 24 points, eclipsing the 20-point mark for the third straight game. Davin Quinones scored 15 points. Henry Love had 8 points and 7 rebounds.

Jeff Davis 85, Toombs County 59: Ja’Queze Kirby had 26 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks.

A-Private

No. 2 Mt. Bethel 81, Fellowship Christian 58: Jordan Meka double-doubled with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Stanley Eze finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Alex Langford scored 14 points. Coleman Boyd had 14 points and 8 assists while Jayce Harrison netted 12 points.

No. 6 Walker 70, Whitefield Academy 54: Chandler Baker scored 24 points. Chris Newell scored 16 points and Omar Cooper had 14. Burke Chebuhar added 10.

No. 9 Mt. Pisgah 65, Mt. Paran 46: James Madison-signee Quinn Richey scored 23 points. Christian Major had 14 points and Chandler Minton added 11.

No. 10 Riverside Military 65, Rabun County 40: Isaac Teasley posted 25 points and 12 rebounds. Areeb Ahmad scored 11 points. Khalid Duke had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Michael Poteat scored 7 points and Shad Dabney had 5 points and 5 assists.

Tattnall Square 60, Locust Grove 47: Kaden Toth (16) and Cole Rowland (12) led the Trojans. Jamil Stanley had 10 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks.

Mt. de Sales 71, Strong Rock 57: Maxwell Meminger posted 14 points and 9 rebounds while Dexter Williams had 13 points and 6 assists. Kobe Sewell scored 12 points. Matthew Daniel double-doubled with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Wesleyan 70, Prince Avenue 39: Jalen Fulwood (18), JD Kavel (11), Chase Hill (10) and Micah Smith (10) paced the Wolves as Wesleyan drilled 14 threes.

Stratford Academy 74, Elite Scholars 51: Stratford got back on track behind Mississippi State-signee Devin Butts’ 29 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Christian Palmer scored 21.

Christian Heritage 42, Darlington 32: JD Hull had 17 points in the loss.

A-Public

No. 4 Macon County 80, Hawkinsville 46: Lakeviyon Walker collected 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Shomari Gaines finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Makevion Bonner tacked on 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Bowdon 68, Temple 66: Chris Parker scored 18 points including the game-winning And-1 with 10 seconds remaining. Dusty Hopson scored 15 points. Tray Wyatt and Cam Buchanan added 8 points apiece.

Manchester 63, Brookstone 60: Cam Long scored 24 in the win.

Non-GHSA

New Creation 98, Rock Springs 37: Kendall Norrington scored 24 points. Justin Jordan had 13 points and Jer’miah Cooper netted 12. Isaiah Duffy, Daniel Duffy, David Thomas and Alex Reives all scored 10 points.

GIRLS

AAAAAAA

No. 5 Norcross 67, Brookwood 65 OT: The Lady Blue survived a dangerous Brookwood team behind Myra Strickland and Auburn-signee Morgan Robinson-Nwagwu’s 22 points apiece. Brookwood was led by KiKi Adams’ 15 points. Alea Spears and Mariah Callaway scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

No. 8 Cherokee 74, Lassiter 17: Ashlyn Andrus led the Lady Warriors with 16 points. Sydne Watts added 15 points and Anniston Krapf had 8. Gracie Mixson and Lilly Girffith scored 7 points apiece.

No. 10 North Forsyth 47, Archer 22: Caroline Martin broke out with 17 points. Ansley Allen scored 16.

Roswell 52, Woodstock 44: The Hornets rallied back behind Makala Torrence’s 15 points and Lindsay Pruitt’s 13. Georgia State-signee Kennedy Powell netted 10. In the loss Sophia Singer had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Newnan 53, Wheeler 40: Kaylen Madrey had 20 points and 6 rebounds. Hailey Bloom added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Deyja Melson chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Iyonna Melson finished with 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

AAAAAA

No. 1 Lovejoy 66, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 23: Lashanti Blount had 20 points, 4 assists and 3 steals.

No. 3 Northview 62, Centennial 18: Northview flexed its muscle in Region 7 play, getting 14 points from Rice-signee Ashlee Austin and 11 apiece from Talladega-signee Makayla Davis and Mitchel Alex. Asjah Inniss and Markiema Lancaster chipped in 9 points each.

No. 6 Douglas County 65, Lithia Springs 49: Clemson-signee Amari Robinson had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 1 block. Dymon Cook had 15 points. In the loss Sheryl Sarpong had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Demeara Hinds had 11 points, 13 rebounds and 1 block.

Gainesville 76, 3ANo. 6 GAC 73: Tijah Blackwell dumped in 33 points to upset the Spartans. Tia Shelton scored 24 and Lauren Teasley had 14.

Johns Creek 51, Chattahoochee 14: Wilnie Joseph led 11 different scorers with a game-high 12 points.

Dalton 66, Allatoona 51: Maret McCall scored 23 points followed by Meghan Schneller’s 17 and Kelsey Schneller’s 16.

Alpharetta 53, West Forsyth 49: Jalyn Tillerson pumped in 26 points. Mahima Sangtani scored 9 and Kendall Phillips had 7 points.

New Manchester 64, ML King 35: Vanderbilt-signee Kyndall Golden posted 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 blocks. Kamryn Bates had 8 points and 3 assists. Makaila Cange tacked on 7 points and 14 rebounds. Kharyssa Richardson netted 7 points and grabbed 3 rebounds.

AAAAA

No. 1 Villa Rica 58, No. 6 Carrollton 51: Kentucky-signee Deasia Merrill finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Aliyah Hindsman had 14 points and 4 steals. Dekyia Coefield netted 14 points.

No. 5 Harris County 73, LaGrange 45: Taziaha Fanning double-doubled with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Ny’Azjha Carter scored 15 points. ZiKeyah Carter-Ransom had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Daijah Chandler pitched in 12 points.

Fayette County 62, Riverdale 28: Ghlissa Knowles scored 24 points to lead the Tigers. Derique Donigan netted 14 points and Sidney Sims scored 12.

Cass 78, Kell 47: Londaisha Smith, Sharia Wade, Payton Stoddard and Ariana Hames all scored 12 points. Alexis Ware pitched in 9.

Stockbridge 59, Ola 53: Kayla Taylor finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks as the Tigers rallied from down 20 to win. Aniyah Mack had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Locust Grove 60, Tattnall Square 38: Zamiya Passmore scored 16 points. Bailee Richardson added 12 points and Jasmine Wills netted 9.

Johnson-Gainesville 30, Oglethorpe County 20: Eva Lesutis posted 14 points and 12 rebounds while Jazmyn Gooch scored 6 points in the win.

AAAA

No. 1 Carver-Columbus 82, Shaw 39: Columbus State-signee Ja’nya Love-Hill scored 24 points. Olivia Cochran posted 23 points. In the loss Bre’lyn Snipes scored 12 points.

No. 3 Madison County 58, Winder-Barrow 54 OT: Old Dominion-signee Jordan Bailey carried Madison County with 26 points. Bethany Fortson scored 11, six in overtime.

No. 5 Flowery Branch 59, West Hall 25: Caroline Wysocki (22), Ashley Woodroffe (18) and Ashlee Locke (11) powered the Lady Falcons.

No. 6 Luella 65, Eastside 54: Freshman phenom Paris Miller had 26 points. Imani McNeal added 15 and Keely Brown scored 10.

Perry 56, No. 8 West Laurens 54: Celmela Mack had 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals in the loss. Jakerra Wilbur had 18 points and 5 assists. MaKayla Murray had 7 points and 5 rebounds.

St. Pius X 41, No. 9 Marist 32: The Golden Lions got 14 points and 13 rebounds from Wylie Sheridan. Georgia State-bound guard Emma Drash scored 13 and freshman Karis Coleman netted 10. Marist was led by Eva Wirtz and Tyler Brazle’s 7 apiece.

Pickens 57, Cedartown 42: Mykenzie Weaver went for 34 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Olivia Simmons had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Torie Williams tallied 9 points and 7 assists.

Chestatee 61, Denmark 37: Alex Edmonds and Emma Easterwood each scored 12 points. Christina Garcia netted 10 and Nicole Sedwick chipped in 8.

North Oconee 52, Loganville 42: Ansley Hall collected 18 points and 14 rebounds while Tatum Thompson tallied 11 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks.

AAA

No. 3 Jefferson 73, Monroe Area 42: Livi Blackstock (15), Deshona Gaither (13) and Natalia Bolden (10) all cracked double figures.

No. 4 Hart County 86, Jackson County 35: Western Kentucky-signee Torrion Starks dropped in 31 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 9 steals to pace the Bulldogs. Taniya Alexander collected 18 points and 15 rebounds. Shakendra Grove (11) and Sydney Ertzberger (10) both cracked double digits in scoring. Bailee Benjamin scored 7 points for Jackson County.

No. 7 Dawson County 70, Fannin County 44: Clemson-signee Kaylee Sticker scored 23 points followed by Sophia d’Oliveira’s 11.

No. 10 Morgan County 83, Franklin County 42: The Lady Dogs made a statement in Region 8 play, ripping the defending region champs by 41. Lou Reid poured in 25 points and Miranda Powell netted 22. Tamia Benford pitched in 13 points.

AA

No. 1 Dodge County 62, A-PublicNo.2 Wheeler County 52: Destanee Wright put up 23 points and Europe Brown had 19 as the Squaws erased the Bulldogs. Kaonta Goolsby added 8 points and Kylie Hart scored 7.

No. 4 Swainsboro 68, No. 10 Woodville-Tompkins 57: An 18-5 third quarter sank the Wolverines. In the loss Jazmin Grayson scored 23 points and Janiah Castle had 16. Charda Hutchinson netted 8 points and Algeria Scott added 6.

No. 9 Bryan County 64, Metter 13: Olonna Rawls dumped in 29 points. Alation Eason had 11 points. Kelsey Leggett netted 10 points and Shelby Gunn scored 8.

Elbert County 61, Washington-Wilkes 39: Jalexus Burden scored 16 points while Maggie Campbell had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Morgan Cavanaugh had 9 points and 9 rebounds. Jemiya Turman scored 8 points.

Hapeville Charter 58, McNair 18: Ja’dah Thomas had 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Jada Harrison had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. K’Shouri Hodge had 6 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.

A-Private

No. 1 Wesleyan 68, Prince Avenue 28: Paige Lyons netted 18 points. AC Carter recorded a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Izzy Larsen chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds.

No. 10 Mt. Paran 63, Mt. Pisgah 26: Kara Dunn scored 13 points to pace the Eagles. Jasiah Washington had 12 points and freshman Katelyn Dunning added 11.

Savannah Christian 44, A-PublicNo. 10 ECI 25: Paige Dennis scored 14 points followed by Mallory Robinett’s 9.

Athens Academy 62, Bethlehem Christian 18: Greer Moseley had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Ali Rumpel netted 14 points and Jaila Salley-Barnett scored 12 points.

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