Statewide Recap 11-16-18




No. 3 Meadowcreek 70, No. 5 Discovery 56: Jalen Benjamin and Jamir Chaplin scored 19 apiece for the Mustangs, and Damian Dunn also got into double digits with 11 points. Hashann Reynolds led all scorers with 20 points for the Titans.

No. 4 Grayson 81, Dutchtown 46: Deivon Smith had himself a well-rounded night with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Reco Hallman, Jevon Tatum, and Taje Kelly added 11, 10, and 8 points, respectively.

No. 8 Westlake 79,5ANo. 3 Eagle’s Landing 69: In the loss, Rashad Elloie had 28 points and Keith Lamar scored 10. CJ Hood added 7.

Newton 71, Jonesboro 64: Amari Harris and Tyrease Brown each scored 18 points. Shawn Smith had 16.

Campbell 80, Hiram 77 OT: Terrell Burden carried Campbell with 27 points. Arshad Crepsac had a game-high 35 points (7 threes) and 3 steals for Hiram. Nathan Presnell posted 14 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks. JaVyen Brown added 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

South Forsyth 62, North Springs 49: Devin McGlockton notched a double-double for South with 15 points and 12 rebounds.


No. 8 Tucker 63, Lovejoy 62: Jermontae Hill scored 21 points, Nate Ogbu had 16, and Nicholas Watson had 13 points in the win for Tucker.Omari Callahan and William Evans each had 18 points, and Jamal Reynolds scored 10 points for Lovejoy in the close defeat.

Centennial 76, Blessed Trinity 60: Logan Turner had a huge game for the Knights with 31 points and 8 rebounds. KJ Spooney finished the night with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists while Kaleb Jordan had 5 steals to go with 12 points and Colin Kahl put up 10-and-10 for a double-double.

South Paulding 59, New Manchester 56: Cam Armstrong finished with 21 points. Reuben Kyles added 11 points. Shane Gibson and Pat Love each scored 10 points. Sha’mi Shields corralled 14 rebounds while Knowledge Ruben grabbed 8.

Mundy’s Mill 71, Drew 40: Rayquan Brown piled in 33 points. Mason Pierre had 13 points and Nicolas Allen added 8. Big man Demarcus Fannin finished with 7.


Statesboro 70, Southeast Bulloch 68: In the loss the Yellowjackets received 21 points from sophomore Ryan Swanson. Darrieon Fields (9), Tyler Bailey (7) and AJ Williams (7) all chipped in.

McIntosh 62, Hampton 50: Bruce Carpenter led the Chiefs with 23 points, while Naj Ashley-Emory added 11 points and Wyatt Patton had 9.

Chamblee 66, Druid Hills 65: Rodney Smith led the charge for Chamblee by scoring 33 points; Zac Mackson added 16 points in the win.

Johnson-Gainesville 79, Oglethorpe 52: Danny Garcia packed a punch with 19 points and Wade Pearce scored 17. Jesse Harbin netted 12 points and Jonathan Williams had 8.

Class AAAA

No. 3 Sandy Creek 63, Whitewater 58: Drexel-signee TJ Bickerstaff had 20 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 blocks. RJ Howard added 15 points and 3 steals. Keith Williams III contributed 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Jabiri Smith finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Matt Williams netted 5 points.

Cross Creek 48, Richmond Hill 46: Kobe Stewart (15), Jatravious Stewart (11) and Monroe Atkins (8) led the Razorbacks.

Class AAA

No. 8 East Hall 62, Banks County 58: Carl Cleveland put up an impressive performance for Banks County, slashing 21 points/14 rebounds/6 assists.

Jackson County 68, Chestatee 55: Cam Shaw netted 30 points followed by Kalib Clinton’s 18. Chase Daniel and Kedric Zimmer each scored 10 points.

East Jackson 70, West Hall 38: Tay Howard scored 22 points and Makayl Rakestraw had 19.

Class AA

Jordan 57, Quitman County 49: Tra’Quan Davis powered Jordan with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Terelle Barnes (15 points, 4 steals, 4 assists), Kentrel Green (12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals), and Kenneth Green (9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) all stuffed the stat sheet tonight.

Class A-Private

No. 1 St. Francis 87, Creekview 50: Chase Ellis recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds. Xavier-commit Dwon Odom posted 16 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists.  Jusaun Holt had 16 points and 8 rebounds. Jordan Brown netted 15 points. Kai Simmons had 4 points and 11 rebounds. Timothy Davis had 15 in the loss.

Galloway 57, Elite Scholars 50: Jacob Ripps led Galloway to their third straight win of the season with 18 points and Will Winn chipped in 14.

Bethlehem Christian 48, Providence Christian 40: Brock Albury scored 10 points for Providence.

St. Anne-Pacelli 62, Webster County 45: Sophomore Ian Matthews went for 36 points. JD Douglas had 11.



Forsyth Central 71, Cherokee Bluff 45: In the loss, Maddie Thomas had 16 points. Timber Gaither added 12 points and Brandyn Peterson had 4 points and 9 rebounds.

Campbell 71, Hiram 41: The fast-pace pressing Spartans tallied 27 steals. Jada Alston had 16 points, 2 assists and 9 steals. Jameah Alston (12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists), Sarah Taub (11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals), Laila Battle (10 points, 3 steals, 2 assists) and Aynastee Frederick (7 points, 5 steals) had strong games. Jaleah Alston dished out 5 assists.

Newnan 69, Spencer 10: Kaylen Madrey had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 steals. Freshman Aniya Carter had 15 points, 3 rebounds and 7 steals. Freshman Joy Butts tallied 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Senior Hailey Bloom had 10 points and 8 steals. Senior Noelle Butts had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals.

Brewbaker Tech (AL) 68, Milton 15: Taylor Sharpe pumped in 25 points. Hana Edwards scored 10 to lead Milton.


Northgate 64, Coretta Scott King 15: Gwenyth Cook pumped in 31 points. Sara Page scored 16.

ML King 54, Morrow 14: Ashlyn Green led MLK with 14 points, while Torkeria Dash had 11 and Terrion Coates added 8 points in the rout.

Centennial 50, Blessed Trinity 38: Divine Guthrie had 16 points followed by Aerial Nathan’s 12.


No. 1 Villa Rica 75, No. 6 Lithia Springs 54: Aliyah Hindsman led all scorers with 34 points, Kyndal Coleman scored 11 points, Dekyia Coleman had 10, and Kentucky-signee Deasia Merrill added 9. Adaora Onuoumela and Sheryl Sarpong scored 18 and 10 in the loss for Lithia Springs, respectively.

McIntosh 48, Hampton 36: Rylee Calhoun poured in 17 points and Carrie Consolino added 13 in the win. Keara Collins and Anna Muh chipped in 8 and 6 points, respectively.

Johnson-Gainesville 43, Oglethorpe County 36: Jazmyn Gooch netted 15 points.

Class AAAA

No. 2 Carver-Columbus 55, No. 4 Henry County 42: Janya Love-Hill and Kionna Gaines scored 14 points apiece. Jailyn Shaw scored 12 and Olivia Cochran added 11 inside. In the loss, Ja’Niah Alexander scored 14 and Briana Juniel scored 13. Paris Mullins had 11.

Chestatee 56, Johnson County 35: Nicole Sedwick led the Lady War Eagles with 14 points, and Kaylie Barrett (9), Emma Easterwood (8), Christina Garcia (7), and Beth Eddins (6) all contributed to the win.

TL Hanna (SC) 63, Stephens County 54: Ranajah Verdell scored 18, Kiki Howard 16, Nana Eades 9 and Lindsay Moore 7 points in the loss for the Lady Indians.

Class AAA

North Murray 61, Polk County (TN) 28: Korbin Tipton scored 22 points to pace the Lady Mountaineers. Tenley Gladson had 14 and Sarah Plemons netted 13.

Class AA

No. 8 Banks County 47, East Hall 34: Heather Vaughn dropped in 18 points to power the Lady Leopards. Kailynn Gilstrap scored 14 and Amber Williams had 5. GCSU-signee Jaycie Bowen pitched in 4 points along with Anslee Bramlett.

Temple 67, Paulding County 33: Ruby Collins put up 21 points, Tori Chivers added 16 points and 6 assists, and Mackenzie Holt finished the night with 10 points and 4 assists for the Lady Tigers.

Class A-Private

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 51, Pinecrest Academy 22: Katieanne Peterson (18) and Sarah Sims (5) led the offense. Jessicka Woods, Emily Bloodworth, Madeline Hudgins, Skyler Tiffin and Jane Holliday all chipped in 4 points apiece.  

SportalShowcase Preview


Ten teams from across the state of Georgia will descend on South Paulding High School on Saturday, December 8th for the inaugural SportalShowcase.  Join us in the gym or watch online at

12:00PM: Mundy’s Mill vs. Franklin County

Mundy’s Mill enters the season with momentum behind 6-foot-5 Rayquan Brown and 6-foot-7 Jordan Black. The dynamic duo along with 6-foot-5 center DeMarcus Fannin power a Tiger team that loves to play fast. Franklin County has patiently taken their lumps in Region 8-AAA and now are prepared to fight for a state playoff berth behind a talented 2020 trio. 6-foot combo guard Micah Roebuck was an All-Region selection and Coach Jason Shaver’s top scoring option. Titlan Wells and Titus Brown round out a solid core that plays together year round.

2:00PM: Woodville-Tompkins vs. Chattooga

Woodville-Tompkins reached new heights in Year 1 under Coach Lenny Williams, earning an Elite Eight berth in Class A-Public. No longer the best kept secret down on the coast, the Wolverines will get everyone’s best shot now that they move up to Class AA and open the season ranked No. 2. All-State 6-foot-5 senior guard Preston Crisp averaged 17 points per game a year ago and sees running mates 6-foot-6 junior Benard Pelote and Region Player of the Year Charleston Willingham back for one last ride. Chattooga has gone 72-11 over the past three seasons in north Georgia and has proven to be a pest when overlooked. Just two years ago the Indians upset future McDonald’s All-American Reggie Perry and Thomasville and were three points away from securing a Final Four trip. Chattooga, who opened the season ranked No. 9 in Class AA, returns nearly everyone from last year’s 23-4 team that lost in the First Round of the tournament. 5-foot-6 Jundraius “Nuk” Adams is one of the most exciting players in the state. The Indians focus on their defense and fast pace play to make up for their lack of size.

We preview the final three games of the day.

4:00PM: ELCA vs. Grayson

The transfer bug bit Class A-Private Preseason No. 4 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy hard, but Coach Derrick Mason still has more than enough to rival last year’s 27-4 Final Four team. College of Charleston signee Trevon Reddish is a Preseason First Team All-State pick while Mekhi Cameron and KJ Jones are big wings that can shoot. Inside, Felix Uadiale has blossomed into a double-double threat while 6-foot-7 Jordan Smalls can play multiple positions. Grayson has appeared in back-to-back Class AAAAAAA Final Fours. Highlight maker Deivon Smith moves into the lead guard role full-time while 6-foot-5 Reco Hallmon will be asked to score more. Jevon Tatum led DeKalb County in scoring last year at 18.3 points per game and is one of a handful of transfers that will help make Grayson one of the deepest teams in the state.

6:30PM: Coffee vs. Campbell

Two Elite Eight teams in their respective classifications clash in an evenly matched bout. Coffee opens the season ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA after running out of gas against two-time defending state champion Langston Hughes 71-67 in the third round. Coach Pernell Smith has a pair of Preseason All-State Second Team selections in physical 6-foot-2 slasher Jayce Moore who averaged 19.6 points and 11.6 rebounds and 6-foot-7 Georgia Southern signee Mackenzie McFatten. The Trojans bring their south Georgia toughness to Douglasville where the Spartans will be waiting. Campbell lost to eventual state champion Meadowcreek 67-57 to end their season. 5-foot-9 point guard Terrell Burden is lightning quick and one of the best point guards in Georgia. 6-foot-5 Brandon Deravine is a versatile forward and 6-foot-6 Drew Thomas, new to the program, is a long forward that provides great help on the glass and defensively.

8:30PM: Jeff Davis vs. South Paulding

For the first time in school history a swarm of Yellow Jackets from Jeff Davis will be migrating to the Metro Atlanta area. Coming off their first region championship in school history, Jeff Davis must build around 2020 Top 100 recruit 6-foot-6 Ja’Queze Kirby, a two-time All-State selection. The junior is must-see TV and will try to improve upon his average of 19.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.2 steals and 3.6 blocks. Freshman CJ Parker could crack the rotation as an outside shooter to pair with Kirby. The host Spartans are a battle-tested group led by seniors. Coming out of Region 5-AAAAAA, South Paulding relies on defense to frustrate opponents. Cam Armstrong is Coach Gil Davis’ top option after averaging 17 points per game as a junior. Seniors Shane Gibson, Chandler Travis and ultimate hustle-guy Sha’mi Shields round out the Spartans’ core.

GE8TOC Recaps

7A No. 8 Westlake 78, A-Private No. 1 St. Francis 75

St. Francis got out to a hot start leading 10-2 behind an aggressive Dwon Odom but Westlake worked its way back behind freshman Dillon Hunter who scored seven of his 11 points in the first quarter to close the opening eight minutes with the Lions trailing 23-15. Westlake’s isolation offense started to click with Rice-commit Quincy Olivari (4), Kaleb Wallace (5) and Clemson-commit Chase Hunter (4) finding the bottom of the net, but it was the steady play of 6-foot-4 senior wing D’Antaye Page that kept the Lions intact. Page netted seven of his team-high 18 points in the quarter to give Westlake a 38-35 lead at the half. Page continued to pour it on in the second half, but it was his rebounding that eliminated any second chance opportunities for the Knights, double-doubling with 12 rebounds to his credit. With Sean Paradise lost for the season with a dislocated knee, St. Francis was in search of someone to step up. Chase Ellis did just that, the reliable undersized forward totaling 21 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block. The Knights went back and forth with the Lions after heading into the fourth quarter down 55-53 until Westlake secured a lead midway through and continued to fend off any St. Francis efforts to regain control. Odom scored 13 points in the final frame but Olivari’s gutsy shot in the lane with 47 seconds to play proved to be the dagger, pushing Westlake’s lead to 73-68.

Top Performers
D’Antaye Page – 18 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Chase Hunter – 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Quincy Olivari – 17 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Dillon Hunter – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
Kaleb Wallace – 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists

St. Francis
Dwon Odom – 29 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Chase Ellis – 21 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block
CJ Riley – 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Kai Simmons – 6 points, 3 rebounds


No. 3 Meadowcreek 70, No. 6 Wheeler 54


The new-look defending Class 7A state champions clamped down on Wheeler, holding the Wildcats to 17 points in the second half to coast to victory. Wheeler led 17-16 after the first quarter and in the second quarter the game got chippy with technical fouls, jawing and a lot of clapping. Through all the gamesmanship, Damian Dunn (Temple) shined the brightest, dazzling in his Georgia debut. Dunn dominated on the wing, scoring at all three levels and cleaning the glass. He finished with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, giving Meadowcreek anything they needed whenever they needed it. As good as Dunn was, it was the role players that proved to be the difference makers. Kedrick Green, a starter as a freshman, came off the bench and showed his championship mettle, collecting 2 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Even with Green’s positive influence on the game, Wheeler still maintained a 37-33 lead at the break with Sam Hines scoring 12 of his team-high 14 points in the opening half. The Mustangs and Wildcats traded body blows in the third quarter before Meadowcreek stole momentum with the three-ball to quickly distance themselves from Wheeler. The Mustangs hit four threes in a row to close the third quarter, senior Emmanuel Collier drilled two of his five during the stretch while Corey Blissett added one and Dunn sank a contested leaner at the buzzer to balloon the lead to 55-47. Collier finished with 17 points, sniping from the corner as Wheeler failed to run him off his sweet spot. Dunn and Jamir Chaplin combined for 11 points in the fourth quarter, outscoring Wheeler (7) by themselves to kick off their title defense with a win.

Top Performers
Damian Dunn – 26 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists
Emmanuel Collier – 17 points, 2 assists
Jamir Chaplin – 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block

Sam Hines – 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists
Roscoe Eastmond – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Malachi Rhodes – 9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
Charles Smith IV – 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists


No. 2 McEachern 75, Holy Spirit Prep 72


Nip-and-tuck until the final buzzer, Class 7A No. 2 McEachern used a late 9-0 spurt to race past GISA superpower Holy Spirit Prep and stun the Cougars in front of a capacity crowd. McEachern held an 18-17 lead after the first quarter behind a balanced attack that saw Sharife Cooper score seven points and Isaac Okoro (Auburn) and Jared Jones (Northwestern) add four apiece. Consensus five-star junior Anthony Edwards had a quiet start for the Cougars and elected to get his teammates involved instead of hunting his shot. Edwards had two points and two assists with Ahmir Langlais scoring six points inside. In the second quarter, Edwards and DeAndre Brown got hot. The duo combined for 16 points, hitting three three-pointers between them and grabbing a 30-24 lead at the 3:36 mark. The Cougars settled for a 33-31 lead at the half. In the third quarter, Edwards continued to break away after Okoro did a nice job defending him to open the game. Three rim-rocking dunks highlighted by one right before the buzzer gave Holy Spirit Prep a 50-48 advantage heading into the fourth. The Indians stuck tight with the Cougars and weathered the Edwards storm the best they could in the third behind Cooper’s slick passing and Okoro’s attacking play. Alyn Breed (4) and Quinton McElroy (5) came up huge in the quarter to give Coach Mike Thompson some offense from his fourth and fifth scoring options. Holy Spirit Prep was in good shape in the fourth quarter even though Langlais hardly saw the floor with foul trouble. The Cougars led 61-55 before Cooper flipped the switch and scored his first points since the first quarter at the 4:28 mark to cut the lead to four. Hemmed up for two quarters struggling to finish in the lane and settling for setting up his teammates, Cooper began to take over. He tied the game at 61 but Ibrahima Jarjou hit a jumper and two free throws as the Cougars clung onto a 65-63 lead with 2:22 left before the levee broke. Cooper exploded and ignited a 9-0 run to shellshock the Cougars, burying a three to give the Indians the lead for good before Breed scored on a putback to all of a sudden give McEachern a 68-65 lead with just 94 precious seconds remaining and the crowd frenzied. The sudden deficit and the atmosphere rattled the Cougars as Holy Spirit Prep rushed quick shots and abandoned the offense settling for pull up threes which led to easy breakouts for the Indians, McEachern capping off their run to take an insurmountable 72-65 lead with 30 seconds remaining. Cooper finished with a team-high 23 points, dropping 16 in the fourth quarter. A Brown three at the buzzer wasn’t enough as McEachern survived a 31-point outburst from Edwards.

Top Performers
Sharife Cooper – 23 points (16 in 4Q), 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal
Isaac Okoro – 19 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Jared Jones – 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks
Alyn Breed – 8 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist
Quinton McElroy – 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

Holy Spirit Prep
Anthony Edwards – 31 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal
DeAndre Brown – 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Ahmir Langlais – 8 points, 4 rebounds
Ibrahima Jarjou – 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block