No. 2 Norcross 81, King’s Ridge 52: Rayshaun Hammonds was dominant as he scored 30 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added three assists. Jordan Goldwire scored 13 points and dished out six assists. Dalvin White added 11 points and four assists while Lance Thomas and Kyle Sturdivant both chipped in nine points apiece.
No. 9 Newton 90, Eastside 60: J.D. Notae poured in 39 points to lead the Rams. Jaquan Simms netted 18 points. DeAndrae Butler caused problems inside with his 12 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman guard Ashton Hagans contributed 12 points in the win.
McEachern 65, Newnan 61: Darius Jones scored 16 points in the Indians win. The size of McEachern hurt Newnan as Bryce Smith and freshman Isaac Okoro both posted double-doubles. Smith finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Okoro scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards.
Hillgrove 69, Mill Creek 55: In the battle of the Hawks, guard play propelled Hillgrove to victory. Demeirre Black scored a game-high 22 points while Brandon Williams pitched in 15. Charles Botchway led Mill Creek with 12.
Duluth 71, Druid Hills 45: Obinna Ofodile wreaked havoc in the paint and helped the Wildcats to a blowout victory. The senior scored 24 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots. He also recorded seven dunks on the night. Four other players scored eight points in Duluth’s balanced attack.
Meadowcreek 69, Clarkston 54: Trevontay Taylor went off for 36 points to help new head coach Willie Reese grab an early season victory. Dallon Hammons had 12 points off the bench.
Brookwood 68, Peachtree Ridge 63: Sean Agnant netted a team-high 13 points while Amari Kelly and Jordan Benjamin scored 12 and 10 points respectively. Micah Kinsey did everything for the Broncos with eight points, 11 assists and nine steals. The Lions were led by Milz Tatum’s game-high 16 points and Jeremiah Starks’ 10.
No. 1 Miller Grove 77, Stephenson 44: Five players scored in double figures to route the Jaguars. Aidan Saunders scored a game-high 17 points. Joshua Jackmon pitched in 14 points and 11 rebounds while UConn-commit Alterique Gilbert scored 12 points, handed out six assists and collected four steals. Aaron Augustin went for 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Raylon Richardson rounded out the attack with 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Jamir Chaplin led Stephenson with 14 points.
No. 2 McIntosh 89, Morrow 68: Will Washington handed out eight assists to go with his 20 points. Furman signee Jordan Lyons dropped 24 points and five dimes. Chase Walter posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Dishon Lowery had eight points and 10 rebounds in the win. Morrow was led by Levitiscus Glover’s 23 points while Stanley Henderson added eight.
Fayette County 78, East Coweta 39: Noah Gurley was big inside for the Tigers as he posted 25 points and 10 rebounds. Jaylon Cheffin added 15 points in the win.
No. 1 Lithonia 66, Marist 44: Rodney Chatman led the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points and five assists. Jacara Cross went for 14 points and 14 rebounds while Tyheem Freeman chipped in 11 points and four rebounds. The War Eagles were led by Patrick Zeck’s 12 points.
No. 5 Sandy Creek 75, Banneker 36: The Patriots continued their impressive early season debut under new head coach Anthony McKissic. Elias Harden scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added four assists. AJ Freeman went for 20 points and four steals. Christian Turner added 14 points, five assists and eight steals while Evan Jester had 12 points and eight rebounds. Keith Heard rejected three shots and came away with four steals.
No. 6 St. Pius 60, Arabia Mountain 53: Kerney Lane exploded for 29 points in the Golden Lion victory. He received help from Christian Merrill and Jakob Spitzer who scored 14 and 12 points respectively. Arabia Mountain was powered by Darius Giles’ 18 points.
No. 8 Henry County 55, Decatur 45: Damion Rosser played bigger than his size and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks. Dominique Joseph chipped in 13 points.
No. 4 GAC 73, 1A No. 9 Lakeview Academy 61: Brian Coffey Jr. orchestrated the Spartan offense and led the team with 24 points. Garrett Covington showed off his versatility and scored 18 in the win.
No. 1 Greenforest Christian 80, WD Mohammed 50: Justin Forrest ran the show with 17 points and seven assists while big man Ikey Obiagu finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. Precious Ayah added 11 points and five rebounds and Victor Enoh chipped in 10 points and five boards.
No. 6 Landmark Christian 80, Providence Christian 58: The run-and-gun War Eagles were at it again as Zack Allen scored 24 points to power the high-flying offense. Collier Schultz poured in 17 and Micah McAllister finished with 15. Jeremy Hardnett led Providence with 16 points.
Montgomery County 80, Toombs County 73: The Eagles bested the Bulldogs, but D.R. Meadows and Jalen Mobley shined in the loss. Meadows poured in 27 points while Mobley added 21.
No. 2 Archer 61, No. 9 Mountain View 46: Archer trailed 13-2 to start the game but managed to take a 27-25 halftime lead. Junior point guard Tia Shorter scored 14 of her 21 points in the second half and added three steals and three assists. Archer teammate Autumn Newby battled foul trouble after picking up a fourth foul in the third quarter but finished with eight points and 10 rebounds. Indiana-commit Linsey Marchese finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Mountain View was led by Alea Spears’ 10 points.
Pope 58, Roswell 46: Roswell took a 17-11 lead after the first quarter as Brianna Williams scored nine of her 14 points. Pope stormed back and outscored the Hornets 12-3 in the second quarter and 17-9 in the third quarter to build a 40-29 lead. Pope was led by Yasriyyah Wazeeruddin (17 points), Esther Paulk (11) and Maya Hoye (8). Roswell’s Kasey Cwalina finished with seven points
Northview 43, Cambridge 19: The visiting Titans led Cambridge 20-5 at the half and took a 31-13 edge into the final quarter. Northview senior Courtney Watson finished with 10 points and freshman Ashlee Austin also turned in a 10-point performance while making her varsity debut. Shannon Titus finished with eight points and freshman Audrey Smith led Cambridge with six points.
Miller Grove 55, No. 6 Stephenson 44: Host Miller Grove led 29-28 midway through the third quarter before growing a 43-32 lead with five minutes left in the fourth to hold off the defending AAAAA state champs. Miller Grove senior Chrystal Ezechukwu dominated the paint with a game-high 15 points and 21 rebounds. This is Miller Grove’s first win over Stephenson since the 2012-13 season.
North Oconee 41, Madison County 27: The visiting Titans clinch their season opening win with a shared scoring effort by senior Lesley Holbrook and juniors Camryn Williams and Emma Weynand. Holbrook and Williams each finished with nine points and Weynand netted eight. Madison County and North Oconee have opened the last three seasons together, with the Titans winning each matchup (65-36 in 2013-14, 58-48 in 2014-15).
No. 1 Holy Innocents’ 60, Riverwood 28: Holy Innocents’ sophomores Kennedy Suttle (15) and Kaila Hubbard (12) combined for 27 of the Golden Bears’ 60 points. Suttle added five rebounds and five steals to her game-high points and Hubbard added four steals. Senior Erika Cassell stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, eight rebounds and five steals and junior point guard Shai Blanding dished out seven assists.
Walker 50, Galloway 45: Visiting Walker trailed 24-22 at the half and tied it 37-37 at the end of the third quarter, before outscoring the Scots 13-8 in the final frame. Point guard Saige Cornick-Turpin, who has been a starter since her freshman season at Sprayberry High School in 2013-14, opened her junior campaign in the Wolverines’ backcourt with a game-high 13 points. Teammate Jesse Baynes netted 10 points.
BOYS FINALS (Courtesy of Score Atlanta)
Archer 73, Mountain View 69
Brookwood 68, Peachtree Ridge 63
Brunswick 74, Beach 32
Cambridge 54, Northview 50
Chamblee 75, Cross Keys 53
Clarke Central 84, Oconee County 44
Coffee 82, Bacon County 51
Etowah 62, Lassiter 46
Fayette County 73, Lovejoy 44
Grayson 76, Centennial 42
Greater Atlanta Christian 73, Lakeview Academy 61
Heritage-Catoosa 67, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 40
Hillgrove 69, Mill Creek 55
Johns Creek 63, Forsyth Central 53
Kennesaw Mountain 62, South Cobb 53
LaFayette 68, Morris Innovative 21
Lithonia 66, Marist 46
Lovett 73, Atlanta International 31
Lumpkin County 61, Jackson County 53
Marietta 46, North Springs 36
McIntosh 89, Morrow 68
Miller Grove 77, Stephenson 44
Milton 90, Walton 75
Newton 90, Eastside 60
Norcross 81, King’s Ridge 52
Parkview 81, Loganville 68
Pinecrest Academy 56, Hebron Christian 49
Riverwood 54, Holy Innocents’ 46
Roswell 49, Pope 45
Statesboro 61, Swainsboro 49
Union County 52, Gilmer 49
Union Grove 63, Luella 51
Wheeler 80, Woodstock 48
White County 74, Discovery 72
Woodward Academy 64, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 52
Alexander 63, Carrollton 60
Arabia Mountain 34, St. Pius X 26
Banneker 51, Sandy Creek 40
Brookwood 45, Peachtree Ridge 37
Central-Talbotton 53, Webster County 37
Clarke Central 68, Oconee County 27
Colquitt County 71, Worth County 17
East Hall 61, North Gwinnett 56
Etowah 55, Lassiter 35
Evans 49, Harlem 36
George Walton Academy 31, Walnut Grove 21
Grayson 59, Centennial 44
Greater Atlanta Christian 74, Whitefield Academy 41
Heritage-Catoosa 52, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 33
Hillgrove 70, Mill Creek 66
Holy Innocents’ 60, Riverwood 28
Jackson County 53, Lumpkin County 39
Johns Creek 62, Forsyth Central 51
Johnson-Savannah 64, New Hampstead 51
Kennesaw Mountain 46, South Cobb 33
Landmark Christian 80, Providence Christian 56
Lovejoy 53, Fayette County 50
Marietta 63, North Springs 23
Marist 75, Lithonia 14
Miller Grove 54, Stephenson 44
Milton 51, Walton 22
Morrow 44, McIntosh 40
Newton 54, Eastside 33
North Cobb 57, Kell 51
North Oconee 41, Madison County 27
Northview 43, Cambridge 19
Pope 58, Roswell 46
Randolph-Clay 53, Baker County 31
Starr’s Mill 44, Pebblebrook 32
Statesboro 48, Swainsboro 32
Temple 45, Paulding County 35
Therrell 45, Hapeville Charter 38
Toombs County 59, Montgomery County 51
Tri-Cities 46, Douglass 39
Woodstock 47, Wheeler 28