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2020-21 GHSA State Championship Recaps

Day 1 — March 10

Class A-Private

R5 #1 No. 1 Hebron Christian 51, R6 #1 No. 4 St. Francis 46 OT

Coach Jan Azar won her 14th state title and Hebron Christian’s first as the Lions (29-2) held off No. 4 St. Francis (23-5) in overtime. No. 1 Hebron Christian trailed 6-5 after one quarter in a defensive slugfest that saw the Lions go 0-8 from the field and 0-7 from three. Trynce Taylor scored all six of her points in the opening frame to give the Knights an advantage. In the second quarter, Nicole Azar hit a pair of threes as the Lions shot 7-12 from the floor. St. Francis closed the quarter strong with a 6-0 run to narrow the gap to 22-18 heading into the half in favor of Hebron. In the third quarter, Mississippi State-signee Mia Moore and sophomore Erica Moon scored five points apiece to keep the Knights within striking distance as they entered the fourth down 34-32. St. Francis captured their first lead since the 7:18 mark of the second quarter when Moon hit a jumper to make it 37-36, but the lead was short-lived as Rice-signee Malia Fisher scored on a drive, two of her game-high 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.  Fisher scored 10 points in the fourth quarter but the tandem of Moon and Moore wouldn’t let the Knights fall too far behind. Down 42-39, Moon converted an And-1 to knot the game with 58.5 seconds remaining. Fisher gave Hebron the lead with 9.4 seconds to play on a layup, but Moore drew a foul with 0.4 seconds and went to the line where she coolly sank both free throws to send the game to overtime. The Lions took the lead for good at the 2:12 mark when Samford-signee Carly Heidger inbounded to Fisher underneath St. Francis’ basket. Fisher, in a crowd, tipped the lob pass back to Heidger who scored a layup to go ahead 48-46. The Knights nearly gathered a steal with 40 seconds left at half court when a cross court pass to Azar was nearly stolen when she stepped on the ball and lost her balance but was able to recover on the floor and dish to a teammate. Heidger was sent to the line for the frontend of a one-and-one with 31.1 seconds left and split a pair to make it 49-46. Moore got a clean look with less than 10 seconds to play to tie it, but her shot was off the mark and Fisher cleared the board and Heidger outletted to Azar for a layup at the buzzer to put the exclamation point. Azar, a Samford-signee, finished with 11 points while Heidger and Jessie Parish scored 9 apiece. Moore led St. Francis with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Moon finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

R6 #1 No. 1 Mt. Pisgah 43, R5 #1 No. 5 Holy Innocents’ 41

No. 1 Mt. Pisgah (27-6) stunned No. 5 Holy Innocents’ (16-4) as Kasheem Grady came away with a steal and a game-winning jumper at the buzzer as the Patriots closed on a 10-0 run to rally past Holy Innocents’ in improbable fashion. With 3:19 remaining in the game, the Patriots trailed 39-33 and were 0-5 from the field and shooting 28.6% for the game. From that point on, Mt. Pisgah stormed past the Golden Bears hitting four of their final seven shots to erase what looked like was going to be an ugly loss. Nate Gordon scored six of his team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter to go with his 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. He scored on a baby hook in the lane with 27 seconds left to draw the Patriots even after IPFW-signee JoJo Peterson got a steal and a layup with 49.1 seconds left to make it a 41-39 deficit. The Patriots hadn’t led since 4:40 of the third quarter when they were up 29-28. Mt. Pisgah shot just 32.1% from the field and 3-18 from three for the game while foul issues piled up but their full court pressure defense and resiliency finally cracked Holy Innocents’ who took their largest lead of the game at 41-33 with just 1:47 to play.  The Patriots received 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists from Peterson and 8 points including the game-winner from Grady. Landon Kardian powered Holy Innocents’ with 14 points and 2 blocks. Walker Wolf scored 9 points and Garrison Powell finished his career with 7 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.

Class 4A

R2 #1 No. 4 Carver-Columbus 70, R1 #1 Cairo  54

Runs of 16-0 and 9-0 helped No. 4 Carver-Columbus (16-2) collect their second title in three years. After a spirited first quarter saw Cairo (18-2) lead 23-20, Carver’s full court pressure and non-stop attack wore on the Syrupmaids. Clemson-signee Kionna Gaines paced the Tigers with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals. Carver held Cairo scoreless for 4:44 as they raced ahead 39-27 to gain control. Up 41-32 at the half, a 9-0 run for the Tigers that made it 50-32 proved to be the deathblow. Cairo answered later in the third with an 11-0 run to trim the deficit to 50-43 at the 2:27 mark but Gaines and company proved too strong around the rim scoring 40 points in the paint and going 25-34 from the line. D’Miya Beacham scored 16 points while Enyshaun Jones added 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 4 blocks. The Tigers forced 31 turnovers. Cairo was led by Ambria Vicks’ 19 points and 14 rebounds while Chambria Vicks contributed 9 points and 6 rebounds.

R4 #1 No. 1 Baldwin 54, R5 #1 No. 5 Fayette County 53

Will Freeman’s mid-range jumper with 3.8 seconds left propelled No. 1 Baldwin (17-0) to a perfect season and more importantly their first state title since 1981. Up 28-25 at the half, the Braves used a swarming defense to frustrate the Tigers. Fayette County was without star wing Kaleb Banks, who got hit above the eye and played just three minutes until returning in the second half. With Banks never able to get into a flow, the persistent and pesky Braves continued to attack, forcing 19 turnovers and outshooting the Tigers 58 to 41. A balanced effort led the Braves throughout as they held a 43-40 lead heading into the fourth, playing in front of a home crowd that made the 35-minute trip to Macon. Terry Brown finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals to lead Fayette County. The Tigers surged ahead with a 7-0 start to the fourth quarter, grabbing a 47-43 lead after threes from Tariq Mumphery and Cardell Bailey with 6:36 to play. Baldwin didn’t get flustered however and battled back. Banks, who finished with 8 points and 7 rebounds, split a pair of free throws to give Fayette County a 53-52 lead. The Tigers had a chance to extend the lead out of a timeout but Banks couldn’t convert a shot from point blank. The Braves attacked the basket on the ensuing possession but Brown stepped in and drew a charge, what looked like could be poetic justice after the Tigers saw a block/charge call go against them late vs. Buford in the state championship two years ago, but free throws came back to haunt the Tigers. Fayette County would go 13-21 from the line and 5-10 in the quarter. RJ Kennedy had a chance to ice the game at the line with 21.3 seconds remaining but couldn’t convert. Coach Anthony Webb turned to Freeman out of a timeout and the senior delivered with 3.8 seconds left as his shot hit the front of the rim and bounced in. Fayette County tried to push the ball to Banks at halfcourt, but his shot was after the horn and off the mark as Baldwin stormed the floor. The undersized Braves lost the rebounding battle 35-31 but scored 16 second chance points and outscored the Tigers 26-22 in the paint. Freeman and Rudolph Satcher scored 12 apiece to power the Braves wile Lataeveon Roach netted 11 and Jermyus Simmons scored 8 points. Mumphery scored 11 for the Tigers in the loss, hitting three three-pointers.

Day 2 — March 11

Class 2A

R4 #2 No. 10 Josey 47, R7 #1 No. 8 Fannin County 42

Trailing 35-21 at the 3:32 mark of the third quarter, No. 10 Josey (20-6) could have easily folded against No. 8 Fannin County (23-5), but instead the Eagles dug deep and used their athleticism and defensive pressure to heat up the Rebels, stunning the crowd favorites with a 17-4 fourth quarter for their first state title since 1998. Down 38-30 heading into the fourth quarter, Coach Jawan Bailey turned to a suffocating 2-2-1 press and held Fannin County scoreless for over eight minutes as Josey inched closer and closer in the fourth quarter but saw dreadful free throw shooting nearly put a damper on their comeback. With just five points heading into the final stanza, High Major recruit Ky’Shonna Brown finally found a groove on her 17th birthday scoring six of her 11 points in the final quarter. As Fannin County’s offense sputtered, going 1-10 in the fourth quarter and turning the ball over 9 times in the second half, Josey started to claw back led by Brown, Aqoyas Cody and Jamirah Mitchell. Cody tied the game at 38-38 with 2:19 left but missed free throws continued to help Fannin County as the Eagles went 2-9 from the line to start the fourth. Ending the lengthy drought, freshman Courtney Davis scored a layup to give Fannin County a 40-38 lead at the 1:52 mark. The Rebels extended the lead to four points after a pair of Becca Ledford free throws with 1:22 left, but Mitchell hit a corner three to draw Josey to within 42-41 with 68 seconds remaining. Cody, who led Josey with 15 points and 10 rebounds, came away with a steal and assisted to Deajah Houck for a layup to go ahead 43-42 with 51 ticks to play. From there, Josey would hit their final four free throws as Brown and Laura Jarrett hit a pair to complete the wild comeback. Josey finished with 22 points off 17 Rebel turnovers. Fannin County led for 28:07 behind the play of Ledford who finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Davis and Abby Ledford added 9 apiece. In a game which featured nine lead changes, Josey led for just 3:03.

R6 #1 No. 1 Pace Academy 73,  R6 #3 No. 4 Columbia 42

An 18-1 run to start the second half proved to be the knockout blow as No. 1 Pace Academy (28-1) repeated as state champions, defeating No. 4 Columbia (21-7) for the second time this season. Pace Academy raced out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter as their length inside affected any looks near the basket, blocking 5 shots and 8 for the game. Down 27-13 at the 3:17 mark of the second quarter, Columbia got momentum as fouls piled up on Pace Academy. The Eagles would finish the half on an 8-2 run to head into the half down 29-21 but as they have all postseason, Pace Academy stepped on the gas to open the third and put away Columbia quickly. The Knights led 49-24 following a dominant stretch that harassed Columbia relentlessly with a suffocating full court press. The Knights forced 19 turnovers and held Columbia to 34% shooting while converting 60.5% of their own shots.  The Eagles went 0-12 from three. Florida State-signee Matthew Cleveland finished his career with 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks. Madison Durr tallied 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists while Josh Reed added14 points and Cleveland State-signee Cole Middleton scored 9 points. Mason Lockhart led Columbia with 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Class 5A

R3 #1 No. 1 Woodward Academy 62, R3 #2 No. 2 Forest Park 59

After claiming a state championship in 1999 as a player, Coach Kim Lawrence brought back Woodward Academy’s first title in 22 years as No. 1 Woodward Academy (22-1) used a key 16-4 run with All-American Sania Feagin on the bench with four fouls in the third quarter to gain control and hold off No. 2 Forest Park (23-6) for the third time this season. Trailing 23-21 at the half, Woodward Academy struggled to eliminate second chance points as the defending Class 6A champs attacked the glass and scored nine points off offensive rebounds in the first half but just four in the second.  Forest Park led by as many as nine points at 19-10, but a near five-minute drought helped the War Eagles get back in it.  At the 5:29 mark of the third quarter, Feagin picked up her fourth foul on a charge with the Panthers leading 25-23.  The War Eagles would outscore the Panthers 20-12 to close the quarter with Feagin out, a 16-4 run igniting Woodward Academy as Sara Lewis found a groove after an 0-8 first half. Lewis would finish with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. The trio of Lewis, Sydney Bowles (22) and Kai Lanier (14) would combine for 49 points. Woodward Academy held a 43-37 lead after three quarters and led 52-45 at the 4:27 mark when Feagin, the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year and South Carolina-signee, fouled out with 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks to end her illustrious career. But even with Feagin out, the Panthers battled till the final buzzer. Lanier, 5-foot-4, collected 10 rebounds including a putback with 1:19 left  that extended the Woodward lead to 60-52 and seemingly put the game out of reach, but Forest Park would storm back. Albany State-commit Ghylissa Knowles drilled a three with 15 seconds left to cut the lead to 60-59 after UT-Arlington-signee Olympia Chaney hit a pair of free throws and Jayda Brown scored a layup. Bowles, who scored 12 of her game-high 22 points in the second half, calmly sank two free throws to push the lead to 62-59 with 10.9 seconds remaining. Bowles missed a pair of free throws with 2.4 seconds left with the score the same, but Forest Park’s Hail Mary heave was short and after the buzzer. Presbyterian-signee Jasmine Stevens paced Forest Park with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Knowles scored 13 points, 9 in the second half.

R4 #1 No. 2 Eagle’s Landing 81, R3 #1 No. 1 Tri-Cities 69 

Since 2013 when they last won the state title, No. 2 Eagle’s Landing (29-1) hadn’t been able to advance past the Sweet 16. After exorcising their demons with an 84-43 win over Forest Park weeks ago, the Eagles made things look easy in the postseason. An electric 27-11 first quarter set the tone as the Eagles won a fast pace battle with No. 1 Tri-Cities (23-5). The Eagles used an 11-0 run to race ahead 19-7 and never looked back, building as large as a 33-14 lead at the 6:05 mark of the second quarter. Region 4 Player of the Year AJ Barnes scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the first quarter and added 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals while going 11-14 from the line. Tri-Cities entered the half down 49-37 as Vanderbilt-signee Peyton Daniels and Simeon Cottle scored 11 apiece. The Bulldogs cut the lead to 51-45 at the 6:12 mark of the third quarter after hitting six of their last eight three-point attempts, but Eagle’s Landing would not be deterred. The Eagles led nearly wire-to-wire, ahead for 29:59 out of the full 32 minutes, Tri-Cities’ last lead coming at the 6:35 mark of the first quarter when they were up 2-1. Though they led almost the entire game, there were moments where Eagle’s Landing was tested. David Thomas, who finished with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, picked up his fourth foul with 3:56 to play in the third quarter with the Eagles holding a 58-51 advantage. With Thomas on the bench, others stepped up. Jordan Fordyce scored all 15 of his points in the second half while Jaylon Hand netted 15 as well. After three quarters the Eagles clung onto a 64-58 lead. Fordyce scored eight points in the final frame and helped the Eagles stay ahead until Thomas checked back in with 4:01 remaining and Eagle’s Landing in front 68-63. The Bulldogs hung around and cut the deficit to 71-67 with 2:16 left but wouldn’t get any closer as the Eagles closed on a 10-2 run. Eagle’s Landing went 18-25 from the foul line on the night while Tri-Cities converted 9-13. Daniels finished his Tri-Cities career with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 1 block.

Day 3 — March 12

Class 3A

R4 #1 No. 4 Cross Creek 56, R5 #1 No. 6 GAC 44 

The efficient play of North Carolina A&T-signee Jordyn Dorsey and stingy defense that held No. 6 GAC (15-8) to 0-8 shooting to start the fourth quarter lifted No. 4 Cross Creek (23-2) to their first ever title. Playing just five players nearly the entire game, stamina and foul issues were never a problem for the Razorbacks. Cross Creek led 10-8 after the first quarter and took the lead for good when the Razorbacks closed the half on a 6-0 run to lead 25-21 heading into the break. Dorsey scored 15 of her game-high 30 points in the opening 16 minutes and added 6 rebounds. Dorsey scored six more points in the third as Cross Creek extended their lead to 42-34 heading into the fourth.  The Spartans went cold in the fourth quarter and went nearly six minutes without scoring as the Razorbacks pulled ahead. Cross Creek held GAC to 29.6% from the field  while Kaleigh Addie (18) and Jaci Bolden (14) combined for 32 points on 11-35 shooting.  Cross Creek outscored GAC on second chance points 14 to 3 and outrebounded the Spartans 44-24. The Razorbacks closed out the game going 9-11 from the line in the fourth quarter and 20-25 for the game. Erin Martin had 8 points and 8 rebounds before fouling out. Jasiiyah Holmes finished with 7 points and 12 rebounds while freshman Micheala Bogans tallied 7 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

R4 #1 No. 5 Cross Creek 57, R5 #1 No. 1 Sandy Creek 49

No. 5 Cross Creek (25-4) shocked the country as the Razorbacks swept Class 3A, stunning No. 1 Sandy Creek (28-5) with a 13-0 run before a late Micah Smith bucket to charge past the heavily favored Patriots. After losing on the big stage a season ago to Woodward Academy, the bright lights of the Macon Centreplex didn’t seem to affect the underdog Razorbacks one bit. Cross Creek jumped out to an 8-0 lead and carried a 15-10 advantage into the second quarter as Sandy’s Creek 2-2-1 press was unable to rattle the Razorbacks. A four-point play from Richard Vistacion pushed the lead to 22-12 at the 5:25 mark of the second quarter, but Sandy Creek answered with a 12-2 jolt to knot the game up at 24. Cross Creek entered the half up 28-26 as Visitacion scored all 11 of his points to pace the Backs and would finish with 7 assists as well. Auburn-signee and All-American Jabari Smith, who finished with 19 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks,  carried Sandy Creek with 14 points in the first half but the star was unable to get consistent help elsewhere. Sophomore Antoine Lorick harassed Smith into 7-25 shooting, settling for outside shots and hitting 3-11 from deep. The length, speed and shooting of Cross Creek caught Sandy Creek off guard. The Razorbacks would hit five first half threes and shoot 8-19 for the game. Sophomore Vic Newsom stepped up for the Patriots the best he could, scoring 10 points and dishing out 4 assists but Sandy Creek entered the fourth quarter down 44-38. With 6:07 left, Houston Baptist-signee Deshon Proctor scored a putback to push Sandy Creek ahead 45-44, their first lead of the second half and first lead since 26-25 with 50 seconds to play in the first half. Sandy Creek scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter and took their biggest lead of the game at 47-44 with 5:23 remaining, but from there Cross Creek would close with 13 unanswered points. Miles College-signee Corey Trotter ignited the championship surge with a three, followed by a Lorick free throw and later a layup to make 50-47 with 3:31 left. Jaquez Ellison hit a short baseline jumper to extend the lead to 52-47 with 1:15 remaining to break Sandy Creek’s spirit. Cross Creek had just two turnovers in the second half and only nine for the game compared to Sandy Creek’s 12. Washington State-signee Myles Rice was shut down by Josh Dorsey whose sister won a state championship herself earlier in the day. Rice finished 4-14 from the field with 8 points and 4 turnovers, struggling to finish inside against Cross Creek’s length. Proctor contributed 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in the loss. Devin Pope led Cross Creek with 14 points while Lorick added 12 points and 9 rebounds. Trotter double-doubled with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Dorsey netted 8. Cross Creek led for 26:34 out of the game’s 32 minutes.

Class 6A

R4 #1 No. 1 Westlake 64,  R5 #1 No. 2 Carrollton 46

The four-peat is complete. The senior class of No. 1 Westlake (20-0) finished their careers 98-0 vs. in-state opponents as the Lions roared past No. 2 Carrollton (30-2) after leading scorer at the time Kehinde Obasuyi dislocated her shoulder at the 1:13 mark of the third quarter with the Trojans down just 40-36. It would take over seven minutes for Carrollton to score again as a 10-0 run would put to rest the upset-minded Trojans. Westlake dominated the paint, outscoring Carrollton 34 to 12 and scoring 16 second chance points. The Trojans connected on 7-14 from deep led by three apiece from Kehinde and Eghosa Obasuyi. Vanderbilt-signee De’Mauri Flournoy finished with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Westlake was led by Taniya Latson’s 24 points and Camerah Langston’s 12 points and 7 rebounds. Virginia Tech-commit Brianna Turnage collected 11 points and 9 rebounds. All-American and South Carolina-signee Raven Johnson finished her historic career with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

R6 #2 No. 1 Wheeler 71, R6 #1 No. 2 Kell  61

In the much anticipated Round 4 bout between heavyweights No. 1 Wheeler (27-5) and No. 2 Kell (21-7), the Wildcats won for the third time, avenging a 78-71 double overtime Region 6 Championship loss and in the process, repeating as state champs. A high scoring first quarter saw Wheeler lead 22-17 as both teams hit three three-pointers, but the second quarter saw just 15 total points scored with the Wildcats ahead 31-23 while holding star guard Scoot Henderson in check with six points. Henderson poured in 13 points in the third quarter and finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, but Kell’s outside shooting mixed with Wheeler’s dominant paint scoring hindered the Horns from ever grabbing a second half lead. Following a 3-4 start from behind the arc, Kell missed 12 of their next 13 attempts and finished 5-21 for the game after Jaylen Harris, who scored 11 points, netted a long-ball with 2:30 left to cut the Wheeler lead to 60-53. Trailing 60-48 with 2:55 left, their largest deficit of the game, the Longhorns snapped off a 7-0 run to close to 60-55 at the 1:51 mark but a Max Harris corner three off an inbound proved to be the dagger. The larger Wildcats pounded the paint, outscoring Kell 34 to 24 inside. Isaiah Collier finished with 16 points while Dayton-signee Kaleb Washington added 12 and FGCU-signee Ja’Heim Hudson had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Harris finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Day 4 — March 13

Class A-Public

R1 #1 No. 5 Calhoun County 49, R2 #1 No. 2 Clinch County 45 

The length of 6-foot-2 USC-Upstate-signee Takia Davis was too much inside for No. 2 Clinch County (22-2) as the Pantherettes were held to a woeful 18-84 (21%) shooting from the field, taking a whopping 47 more shots than the Cougars but No. 5 Calhoun County (14-1) captured their first ever state title after dealing with COVID postponements and cancelations nearly all season long. Davis hung 9 points, 20 rebounds and 12 blocks. The Cougars led 10-9 at the end of one, but struggled to contain the speedy Zyhia Johnson, who led the Pantherettes with a game-high 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Clinch County coughed it up 21 times while Calhoun County also struggled mightily with 30 turnovers on the day. The Pantherettes did themselves no favors, going 5-16 from the line for the game compared to Calhoun County’s 18-35, but still found themselves in striking distance at the half down 20-19. The offense ran dry in the third quarter as Clinch County shot 3-23, Davis swatting away six shots. Destiny Hightower finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists while Carmen Cannon netted 10 points and Maya Wims scored 7. Angel McRae struggled to produce against Davis inside, finishing with 7 points and 13 rebounds going 3-25 from the floor.

R8 #1 No. 4 Towns County 64, R7 #1 No. 5 Hancock Central 60

In an age where outside shooting is championed, No. 4 Towns County (25-3) turned back the clock and pounded the ball inside while defending state champion No. 5 Hancock Central (15-2) heaved from the three-point line against the Indian 2-3 zone as Towns County captured their first-ever state title. The Indians rode 6-foot-7 junior forward Jake McTaggart to 22 points and 12 rebounds, pacing Towns County who outscored the Bulldogs 44-18 in the paint. Hancock Central shot 33% compared to Towns’ 49%, large in part of the Bulldogs going 2-20 from three in the first half and 9-40 for the game. Hancock Central led 16-14 after one quarter of play but it would be their last lead of the game as an 8-2 run sparked the Indians as McTaggart and Kolby Moss took turns getting points up close.  6-foot center Marquavious Lawrence kept Hancock Central afloat with his sharp-shooting from the mid-range in the middle of the zone. Lawrence scored 10 of his 18 points in the first half and grabbed 7 rebounds in total as the Bulldogs trailed 31-24 at the break as Towns County used a 7-0 run to pull ahead for good. Nearly six minutes into the third, Leroy Wilson broke off a personal 7-0 run ignited by a three which broke a stretch of missing 15 of their last 16 attempts. Wilson, who led Hancock with 18 points and 10 rebounds, closed the gap to 39-37 but the Indians still maintained control heading into the decisive final quarter with Moss pulling up to score at the buzzer with Towns County leading 45-40. The defending champs threatened multiple times in the fourth quarter but Towns County always had an answer. Taylor, who finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists — 13 points in the second half — scored seven straight for the Bulldogs to make it 54-50 at the 4:29 mark but Collin Crowder and McTaggart would score inside and push the lead back to eight points at 60-52 with 2:28 left. Moss fouled out with 14 points and 14 rebounds with 1:56 remaining but 54 seconds later so did Wilson with Hancock down 62-57. Towns County went 0-7 from three for the game and 3-6 from the line in the fourth quarter but it was enough to hold off Hancock. Crowder contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win while Aidan Berrong and Kyle Oakes scored 8 apiece to help replace the loss of Kabe Ellis who separated his shoulder in the Region 8 Championship.

Class 7A

R3 #1 No. 4 Marietta 52, R5 #2 Woodstock 47

Behind Michigan State-signee Lauren Walker and Chloe Sterling, No. 4 Marietta (21-5) won their first state title since 1951, withstanding a Bridget Utberg barrage to knockoff a red-hot Woodstock (22-9) team.  The Wolverines led 11-4 after the first quarter, holding Marietta to 2-17 shooting but the Blue Devils quickly turned the tables as Walker scored 11 of her team-high 19 points in the first half and finished with 12 rebounds and 2 blocks as the Blue Devils took a 22-15 lead into the half. In the third quarter, Marietta got an unexpected offensive lift from freshman Kayla Day, netting 5 of her 9 points in the quarter. Two Walker free throws pushed the Marietta lead to 35-27 at the 2:51 mark of the third but Woodstock responded behind an Utberg layup and a Karson Martin transition bucket to make it 37-33. Utberg dumped in 12 of her game-high 26 points in the third and collected 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Up 39-34 heading into the fourth, a 7-0 run to open the final stanza built a 46-34 advantage with 4:22 to play. Utberg wouldn’t let Woodstock go quietly into the night however. The Wolverines trimmed the lead to 48-41 with 2:05 left on an Utberg three, part of a 7-0 spurt that closed the lead to 48-45 with 32.4 seconds left after a pair of Martin free throws. Woodstock had their opportunities late when Loren Nelson banked a free throw and missed the second, but Sterling flew in for an offensive rebound and also split a pair to make it 50-45 with 22.8 seconds remaining. Walker helped ice the game from the line hitting a pair of free throws with 11.1 seconds left to make it 52-47, rising to the occasion after the Blue Devils struggled from the charity stripe going 13-26 for the game. Sterling, the hero of much of Marietta’s postseason run, finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals while facing early double teams. Makayah Harris and Loren Nelson scored 7 apiece. Woodstock received 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals from Martin and 7 points and 13 rebounds from Casey Miller.

R5 #1 No. 1 Milton 52, R7 #1 No. 5 Berkmar 47

Possibly the hardest thing to do in the entire nation is to win a GHSA Class 7A state championship as the favorite, but that didn’t stop No. 1 Milton (28-2) from winning a rock fight with No. 5 Berkmar (25-6) in a game that wasn’t decided until the final buzzer. The first half was as even as it could get. The Patriots and Eagles were deadlocked at 16 after one and went into the half with Berkmar leading 29-27, Destin Logan scoring 8 of his 11 points in the first half to lead the way. The first 16 minutes featured 10 lead changes with Berkmar in front for 5:30 while Milton held an advantage for 5:26. With the game hanging in the balance heading into the third quarter, Ohio State-commit Bruce Thornton started to assert himself. Following a  three-point first half, Thornton scored nine of his 12 points in the third and finished with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Milton needed every point they could get. Even with Thornton starting to warm up, Berkmar started to pull away grabbing their largest lead of the game at the 1:37 mark up 41-34 after Jameel Rideout, who finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds, sank two  free throws. A mini 4-0 spurt trimmed the Patriot lead to 41-38 heading into the fourth quarter. From there, the Berkmar offense sputtered as Milton clamped down. A lengthy 9-0 run pushed the Eagles ahead for good as sophomores Kanaan Carlyle (8) and LT Overton (6) combined for all 14 points in the period. It took Berkmar nearly six minutes to stop the bleeding, when Jermahri Hill converted a layup with just 40.9 seconds remaining and the Patriots now down 46-45. Carlyle finished with a game-high 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. With Berkmar fouling, Carlyle went 8-10 from the line down the stretch to seal Milton’s first title since 2012. After Carlyle sank his first four attempts, Malique Ewin scored on a putback with cut the lead to 48-47 with 18.8 seconds to play. After two more Carlyle makes from the line, Campbell-signee Broc Bidwell made his biggest play of the night stripping Logan as he loaded up for a shot. Carlyle was sent back to the line where he split a pair of foul shots to extend Milton’s advantage to 51-47 with 7.2 seconds left. A late travel on Rideout sent the ball back to Milton where Carlyle would go 1-2 to close the game, igniting the celebration. As a team the Eagles went 16-23 from the foul line.

Game Night Recap 2-2

BOYS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 1 Milton 72, No. 6 Cherokee 50: Kanaan Carlyle scored 24 points followed by LT Overton (16), Campbell-signee Broc Bidwell (15) and Ohio State-commit Bruce Thornton (10). Cherokee was led by Xavier-signee Elijah Tucker’s 22 points. Taihland Owens scored 11 and Tayden Owens had 10.

No. 5 Berkmar 55, Discovery 44: Malique Ewin collected 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jermahri Hill had 15.

No. 7 South Forsyth 67, No. 10 Gainesville 51: Devin McGlockton posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Brandon Stoudamire scored 15 points and Kohl Harris had 14 points and 4 assists. Ethan Underwood scored 10 points.

Archer 55, Duluth 38: Mekhi Carter tallied 17 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. Major Freeman had 7 points and 4 rebounds while Mark Peah scored 6 points and Rochard Simeon netted 5.

Lambert 70, Forsyth Central 44: Mason Barnes had 18 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Niko Wilson netted 16 points while Paul Lunguana had 12 points and 7 rebounds. James Tyre and Bryce Bracco scored 9 apiece.

Newnan 74, Ola 47: Wesley Drake scored 19 points and Zion Brown had 11. Donte Colton picked up 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks.

East Coweta 80, Campbell 58: Sammy Moss scored 22 points in three quarters. Christian Cook added 17 points. Delrecco Gillespie and Answer Adams netted 10 apiece.

Peachtree Ridge 59, Mountain View 49: In the loss Zay Wilson had 15 points and Javon Jordan scored 14. Chance Boothe scored 10. Continue reading Game Night Recap 2-2

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Etowah 66, No. 5 Cherokee 52: Brock Rechsteiner had 20 points and 7 rebounds followed by freshman Dimitri Angelakos’ 16 points and 6 rebounds. Mason Etter had 13 points, 11 rebounds and drew 4 charges. Joshua Hughes finished with 9 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Brandon Rechsteiner added 6 points, 4 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals. Taihland Owens led Cherokee with 16 points. Tayden Owens and Xavier-signee Elijah Tucker scored 15 apiece.

No. 6 Berkmar 79, Dunwoody 46: Malique Ewin posted 20 points and 12 rebounds. Jermahri Hill scored 14 points. Destin Logan and Dara Olonade netted 11 apiece.

No. 8 North Gwinnett 62, Mountain View 47: North Gwinnett clinched a state playoff berth as Thomas Allard dropped in 22 points. RJ Godfrey posted 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Alabama-Huntsville-signee Brendan Rigsbee collected 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Gunnar Carlberg netted 9 points. In the loss Zay Wilson scored 16 points. Chance Boothe and Jayden Edison had 8 and 7 points, respectively. Continue reading Game Night Recap 1-29

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Norcross 63, No. 5 Berkmar 57: Jaden Harris scored 15 points while DePaul-signee Kok Yat added 13 points and 5 rebounds. Jerry Deng pitched in 11 points and 4 rebounds. London Johnson had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Malique Ewin recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and 1 block for Berkmar. Jermahri Hill had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Dara Olonade posted 11 points and 8 rebounds. Jameel Rideout tallied 9 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.

No. 7 South Forsyth 63, Lambert 53: Brandon Stoudamire (19) and Ethan Underwood (16) led the War Eagles. Devin McGlockton finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. Wes Kane scored 6 points. Kohl Harris had 5 points and 6 assists. Lambert was led by Paul Lunguana’s 24 points and 12 rebounds. Mason Barnes had 8 points and 10 rebounds while Niko Wilson netted 8 points.

Roswell 56, Alpharetta 46: Jase McCullough scored 17 points followed by Quinton Partee (12) and Jackson Kemp (8). Mason Kemp scored 7 points and Andrew Hopperton pitched in 6 points.

Mountain View 87, Alcovy 72: Amauri Muslim netted 22 points and Zay Wilson had 20. AJ Robertson (14), Javon Jordan (11) and Jayden Edison (8) balanced the Bears.

East Coweta 74, Lanett (AL) 70 OT: Sammy Moss posted 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Gilbert Croley provided 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 steals. Austen Colton tacked on 13 points and 7 assists. Joshua Cameron scored 11 points.

Archer 68, Meadowcreek 39: Major Freeman (16), Damoni Harrison (15) and Christian Drummer (14) paced the Tigers.

Walton 51, Harrison 47: Luka Avaliani scored 16 points and Dylan Pumpian had 15.

Class AAAAAA

No. 3 Evans 65, Heritage-Conyers 53: Tyson Jones scored 21 points. Rashad King had 13 and Brasen James and Devin Story scored 9 apiece. Ole Miss-signee James White led the Patriots with 22 points. Jalen Boston scored 10 and Courtney McBride had 9.

No. 6 Lanier 66, Buford 60: Makai Vassell scored 19 points and James Madison-signee Andrew McConnell netted 13. Iajah Phillips (9) and CJ Hyland (8) balanced the offense.  Buford was powered by Jaylon Taylor’s 17 points. Caleb Blackwell scored 13 and London Williams scored 12 points.

No. 7 Shiloh 41, Winder-Barrow 37: Nazir Griffin had 14 points and 5 assists while Devon Barnes chipped in 10 points and 3 assists.

No. 8 North Atlanta 60, Lovejoy 46: Tyson Motton scored 18 points while Khamani Olivacce, Montavious Myrick and Kaleb Johnson all pitched in 12 points apiece.

Tucker 59, Westlake 58: Christian Yeates (18) and Tyler Pendergrass (15) led the Tigers.

Douglas County 79, Paulding County 60: Omari Fonteno had 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while Jaylen Perry posted 22 points and 10 rebounds. Lander-commit Omarion Smith had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Jermicheal Mahorn collected 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

River Ridge 45, Johns Creek 30: Jared Russo finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks. Braden Pierce had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 blocks. David Hansraj netted 7 points and Jackson Head scored 6.

Cambridge 59, Creekview 45: Daniel Mack and Tommy Swift scored 13 apiece while Gavin Gardells netted 10 points.

Class AAAAA

Calhoun 69, No. 7 Cass 62: Dylan Faulkner hung 28 points in the upset. Peyton Law scored 15 points while Chris Lewis (10) and Jaylan Harris (7) came up big. Cass was led by CJ Pipkin’s 22 points. Braxton Benham had 13 points and 5 steals while Zaylan Chaney posted 13 points and 8 rebounds.

McIntosh 67,  Mundy’s Mill 53: Mundy’s Mill was led by Marcos East (21) and Noricco Danner (15).

Jones County 65, Northside-Warner Robins 62: Chaydon Stone tacked on 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists while Daethan Harris added 13 points and 5 assists. Robert Worthy scored 10 points. Matthew Wold and Jaylen Sanford scored 9 apiece.

Walnut Grove 79, Johnson-Gainesville 41: JT Thomas had 21 points and 5 rebounds while Canaan Mull pitched in 13 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Tyre finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Class AAAA

No. 3 Monroe 60, Dougherty 43: Domonik Henderson finished with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 blocks.

No. 6 Cedar Shoals 62, East Hall 54: Kashik Brown tallied 24 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. Jah Colbert pitched in 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Eli Curry finished with 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

No. 10 Jefferson 54, Madison County 46: Spencer Darby (13) and Josh Howell (10) led the Dragons to their 10th win in 11 games.

Central-Carrollton 50, Southeast Whitfield 31: Joseph Bell scored 24 points.

New Hampstead 70, Benedictine 61 OT: Alaris Wall scored 24 points in the win while Trent Broadnax netted 24 in the loss.

Class AAA

No. 2 Hart County 72, Stephens County 40: JC Curry scored 22 points. Emmanuel-commit Shone Webb posted 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists while Tahj Johnson had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks. Sean Teasley finished with 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Ben Edwards tossed in 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.

No. 6 LaFayette 74, Ringgold 41: Aidan Hadaway bounced back with 38 points while DeCameron Porter had 20.

GAC 57, Douglass 33: Josh Fulton posted 20 points and 9 rebounds while Saiku White scored 10 points.

Monroe Area 77, East Jackson 73: Derrick Brown finished with 25 points while Vonte Newell scored 18 points. Zay Williams (11) and Trayvon Thomas (10) balanced the Hurricanes.

Mary Persons 83, Central-Macon 54: Lamont Jones finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Jamal Brown added 18 points, 3 assists and 4 steals. Khamren Little tallied 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Jaboree Goodson posted 13 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals. Johona Braswell had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Central-Macon was led by Christian Gray’s 28 points. Ty’Quavious Lewis netted 10 and Jaylen Releford had 8.

Dawson County 96, Lumpkin County 73: Jake Craft erupted with 7 threes to finish with 45 points as the Tigers drained 16 long balls. Joakeim Celestin had 22 points. Max Tierney double-doubled with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Jaden Gibson dished out 17 assists. Lumpkin County was led by Jones Harris (26), Chandler Pulley (23) and Gus Faulkner (15).

Rockmart 50, Coahulla Creek 47: Freshman Treylin Davis netted 13 points off the bench while Javin Whatley scored 11 points.

Class AA

No. 2 Swainsboro 79, No. 3 Woodville-Tompkins 67: Lukas Platauna led the Wolverines with 18 points in the loss. Larry Chapman scored 11 and Zion Powers pitched in 10 points.

No. 5 Columbia 77, Washington 47: Mason Lockhart went for 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Daquavious Harrison chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Leonard Rapley led Washington with 22 points.

No. 9 Banks County 67, Rabun County 47: Pierce Martin scored 20 points and Garrett Presley had 13 points. Clay Gosnell tallied 10 points and 10 assists while Dakota Orr recorded 9 points and 18 rebounds.

Class A-Private

No. 6 St. Anne-Pacelli 78, Hardaway 60: Travis Harper II poured in 32 points. Voorhees-commit Keyshaun Fleetion scored 16 points and Auburn football-signee Ian Mathews pitched in 15. Pierre Summers scored 9 points.

Stratford Academy 57, Tattnall Square 53: Jack Miscall (15), Mekhi Lyder (11), Isaiah Josey (8) and Ben Baxley (8) led the Eagles. Tyron Person led Tattnall Square with 15 points while Justin Walton netted 12.

Class A-Public

 No. 1 Drew Charter 69, No. 7 Bowdon 63: Bowdon led by five at the half before Drew Charter won their second straight single digit game. Jaquez Thornton scored 25 points to lead the Eagles followed by Cedric Taylor (18), Jalen McCurty (10) and JaKobe Strozier (8). The Red Devils received 25 points from Authur Johnson. Seth Farmer had 10 points and 10 rebounds while Tray Wyatt netted 9 points. Kirequs Vaughn and Kolton Drummond added 6 apiece.

Montgomery County 68, Telfair County 56: Telfair County was led by Jaylin Hamilton’s 15 points and 8 rebounds. Charlie Allen recorded 15 points and 6 rebounds. Antonio Scott netted 13 points.

Non-GHSA

Moravian Prep (NC) 93, New Creation Christian 91 OT: Alex Reives pumped in 35 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals in the loss. Avante Nichols had 21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals while Phillip Gaye posted 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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No. 7 North Paulding 57, No. 5 Marietta 48: Alabama-signee Taylor Cullinan scored 20 points to lead the Wolfpack to a signature win.

Woodstock 72, A-PrivateNo. 6 Galloway 51: Bridget Utberg went for 33 points and Karson Martin added 16. Georgia College-signee Savannah Casey scored 8 points. Casey Miller had 6 and Sara Grace Bertolini added 4 points.

South Forsyth 60, Lambert 31: Clara Morris (13) and Sharon Tolliver (11) paced South Forsyth. Lauren Houston led Lambert with 11 points.

West Forsyth 63, Gainesville 25: Cayla Cowart scored 19 points and Calie Thrower had 11. Molly Quincy pitched in 8 points and Riley Pepin scored 6. Lillian Seitz netted 5 points while Katherine Bottoms, Lindsey Pirkle, Kalie Thrower and Emma Anderson all scored 4 points.

Class AAAAAA

No. 7 Kell 81, Allatoona 42: Crystal Henderson poured in 39 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Jada Green tallied 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 blocks. Sylvia Kahoro netted 12 points and Mackenzie Franklin scored 6.

No. 9 Sequoyah 62, Centennial 40: Elle Blatchford tallied 16 points, 2 assists and 5 steals. University of Charleston-signee Deja Rakestraw posted 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Tafton Barber scored 8 points. Amy Singh and Sayler Davies scored 6 apiece.

No. 10 River Ridge 57, Johns Creek 35: Mataya Gayle (14), Caroline Cavallaro (11), Allie Sweet (10) and Chloe Bedora (9) blitzed Johns Creek in their rematch.

Heritage-Conyers 56, Evans 32: Jaliyah Weekes netted 23 points while Columbus State-commit Kristyn Goshay scored 17. Bethune-Cookman-signee Sade Harrell had 9 points. Morgan Snipes added 6 points.

Pope 63, Osborne 44: Cheyenne Holloman piled in 28 points. Katie Ward scored 14 points and Caroline Heintzelman added 11.

Cambridge 44, Creekview 41: In the loss, Mackenzi Salas (8), Delia Guy (7) and Abby Martin (6) led the Grizzlies.

Class AAAAA

No. 6 Cass 67, Calhoun 47: Londaisha Smith recorded 25 points and 10 rebounds while Claire Davis tallied 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals. Justice Bennett scored 8 points and Haley Johnson had 7 points.

No. 10 New Manchester 75, Milton 44: Kharyssa Richardson posted 21 points and 10 rebounds. Hanna Wright had 14 points and 3 assists. Taniya James chipped in 12 points and 4 rebounds. Kamryn Bates tallied 11 points and 5 assists while Azaria Robertson had 9 points and 10 rebounds.

ML King 81, Lithonia 7: Kaya Jarvis (16), Nazis Smith (12) and Victoria Nwanze (11) powered the Lions.

Class AAAA

No. 2 Jefferson 70, Madison County 35: Ellie Kinlaw (16), Allianne Clark (11), Deshona Gaither (11) and Hailey Triaga (10) led the Dragons.

No. 3 Troup County 71, Spencer 24: Samaria Weldon finished with 17 points.

No. 10 Cedar Shoals 35, East Hall 29: Autumn Jones scored 13 points while Skylar Lattimore had 8 and Ashley Lester netted 7. East Hall, who was without two starters, got 22 points from Callie Dale.

Central-Carrollton 45, Southeast Whitfield 23: Izzy Ripatti (15) and Zoey Haberland (11) led the Lions. West Virginia Tech-signee Rachel Wilson collected 6 points and 10 rebounds.

Class AAA

No. 4 Lumpkin County 68, Dawson County 33: Mary Mullinax scored 21 points while North Georgia-signee Isabel Davenport netted 20 and Averie Jones pitched in 14. Lexi Pierce added 9 points and Emmanuel-signee Makenzie Caldwell scored 4. Dawson County was led by Madison Anglin’s 15 points.

No. 5 Coahulla Creek 74, Rockmart 49: Jillian Poe (16), Kenley Woods (13), Brinkley Kate Reed (13) and Kiersten Hixson (13) led a deep attack.

White County 66, Gilmer 49: Naomi Roberts (13), Emmanuel-signee Maddie Futch (12), North Georgia-signee Dasha Cannon (11) and Madison Adams (10) led the Warriors.

Pike County 76, Jackson 73: Troy-signee Gabbi Cartagena poured in 36 points in the loss.

Central-Macon 51, Mary Persons 33: TaNiya Pryor had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals while Trazur Cooper netted 13 points. Tayelor Davis added 9 points and 9 rebounds. Taliah Grier finished with 9 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals. McKenzie Evans tacked on 6 points and 11 rebounds.

Class AA

No. 4 Rabun County 69, No. 7 Banks County 51: Freshmen Ellie Southards (17 points, 8 rebounds) and Lucy Hood (13 points, 7 assists, 2 steals) paced the LadyCats. Gracie Deetz finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Sophie Woodard and Carley Haban netted 10 points apiece. Banks County was led by Kamryn Grier’s 20 points. Jenna Reeves (12) and Addison Hoard (10) cracked double digits.

Class A-Private

No. 5 Mt. Paran 65, North Cobb Christian 40: Kara Dunn posted 26 points and 11 rebounds while Kaylynn Kirklen had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Katelyn Dunning tallied 8 points and 8 assists. Shamaria Jennings had 8 points and 5 rebounds.  North Cobb Christian was led by Brooke Moore’s 20 points, 4 steals and 4 blocks. Lauryn Towns had 8 points and 3 steals. Lea Brasington and Ava Garner scored 4 points apiece. Gabby LoPresti tacked on 2 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

Stratford Academy 34, Tattnall Square 32 OT: Harmony Nagle scored 9 points and Caroline Sutherland added 8 in the win.

Tallulah Falls 67, Athens Christian 24: Veronaye Charlton (15), Katy Corbett (12), Denika Lightbourne (12) and Kailyn Neal (10) balanced the Indians.

Heritage School 54, Starr’s Mill 45: Ianna Odulaja scored 20 points and Michaela Mikko netted 19 in the comeback. Haylah Spence chipped in 8 points.

Class A-Public

No. 4 Clinch County 71, No. 6 Turner County 42: Zyhia Johnson poured in 32 points with 4 three-pointers.

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No. 1 Milton 78, Roswell 58: Kendall Campbell finished with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Campbell-signee Broc Bidwell went 7-7 from three to score 21 points. LT Overton had 12 points and 8 rebounds while Bruce Thornton suffered an injury and finished with 6 points and 8 assists. Cam Walker scored 8 points. Roswell was led by Jase McCullough’s 21 points. Jackson Kemp scored 15 and Mason Kemp had 12.

No. 4 Pebblebrook 75, No. 3 McEachern 72: Georgia State-signee Danny Stubbs poured in 40 points.

No. 5 Berkmar 58, Archer 39: Malique Ewin posted 20 points and 14 rebounds. Dara Olonade finished with 12 points while Jermahri Hill netted 11.

Etowah 69, Woodstock 34: Jonah Hamilton scored 15 points followed by Brock Rechsteiner’s 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Dimitri Angelakos scored 9 points. Joshua Hughes, Mason Etter and Brandon Rechsteiner scored 8 points apiece. Dajaun Devonish recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

Parkview 83, South Gwinnett 76 OT: Jason Edwards poured in 28 points and Avantae Harper posted 22 points and 9 rebounds. Asher Woods had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

Gainesville 67, Lambert 41: In the loss, James Tyre netted 15 points.

Mill Creek 60, Mountain View 59 OT:  Josh Battle scored 23 points and Jonathan Taylor netted 20. Nate Finch scored 11. Zay Wilson led Mountain View with 17 points. Javon Jordan scored 14 and Jayden Edison added 9. Continue reading Game Night Recap 1-15