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GHSA State Championship Recaps

March 7 – Macon Centreplex

Class AA

Laney Wildcats basketball

(G) R4 #1 Laney 63, R4 #2 Josey 40 The Wildcats ripped off a 12-0 run after trailing 16-15 to find the cushion they needed to blow past Josey for a fifth time this season and win their second-straight state title and 62nd game in-a-row. Alabama-signee De’sha Benjamin was unstoppable with 19 of her game-high 26 points in the first half when it mattered most. She finished with 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Laney led 29-20 at the half, holding the Eagles to 22.7% shooting. Jhessyka Williams tacked on 19 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Jaiden Hamilton tallied 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists as the third head of the Wildcat attack. Josey finished just 29.5% from the field and 3-of-14 from deep. Tykedra Rolland (10) and Rhykeria Rolland (7) were held to 17 points total. Ebony Clark led the Eagles with 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Thomasville Bulldogs basketball

(B) R1 #1 Thomasville 66, R2 #3 Vidalia 31 It was a blood bath from the opening tip as the bigger and more athletic Bulldogs ran wild with a 13-0 start. Sloppy Indian ball-handling led to turnovers while lazy transition defense accounted for six Bulldog first half dunks. The Indians shot 4-of-24 from the field (16.7%) and 1-of-14 from deep in the opening half as the Bulldogs led 41-10 at the break. McDonald’s All-American and Mississippi State-bound forward Reggie Perry finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Vonterius Woolbright added 17 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds. Titus Wright had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Vidalia was led by Tahj Jones’ 10 points. The Indians finished 2-of-25 from three. Thomasville outscored Vidalia 40-20 in the paint and had 22 points off turnovers.

Class A-Public

Greenville Lady Patriots basketball

(G#4 Greenville 73, #3 Marion County 52:  While Marion County came out double-teaming reigning Class A-Public Player of the Year and Mississippi State-signee Brittany Davis, the rest of the Lady Patriots picked up the slack, helping Greenville grab a 21-10 first quarter lead and building it to 43-26 at the break. Davis finished with 30 points (5-20 FG; 19-20 FT) 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block in her final game. Freshmen Shabrica Leslie and Jabrika Leslie came up big, Shabrica posting 14 points and 5 rebounds while Jabrika had 12 points. Nuriyah Slaton finished with 8 points, 16 rebounds and 5 steals. The Lady Patriots grabbed 24 offensive rebounds and put up 26 second-chance points. Greenville out-rebounded the bigger Eagles 54-46. Marion County was led by Torriunna Myers’ 15 points. Jameisha Williams chipped in 8 points. Ansley Whitley battled for 7 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.

Wilkinson County Warriors basketball

(B) #3 Wilkinson County 71, #5 Montgomery County 68: The Blue Storm took over the Macon Centreplex again, as the Warriors completed the three-peat, captured their 10th state title in school history and their sixth in the last eight years. Wilkinson County survived a gutsy performance from senior wing Jahleel Wilson who nearly willed the Eagles past the Warriors who are now 10-0 in state title games. Wilson had 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 blocks as he carried the Eagles. Daveaun Coglin finished with 19 points but shot 7-of-24 from the field while Shaw Robinson, who scored 22 in the Final 4, finished 2-of-11 from the field with 5 points. Wilkinson County showed they could play a fast pace game, running up and down with the Eagles in the first quarter, taking a 21-18 lead after one. The two teams entered the half tied at 38. 6-foot-6 senior center Tylan Grable came off the bench to give Wilkinson County 11 points and 14 rebounds. Montgomery County fell behind 62-54 at the 2:44 mark of the fourth quarter but Wilson powered the team back into it, getting help from Daquan Jackson who netted two late hoops. Robinson came away with a steal and a layup to cut the lead to 67-66 with 29.2 seconds left. Having to foul, the Eagles sent Raequan Smith and Brandon Mayes to the line, who went 4-for-4. With 10.7 seconds left, Coach Christopher Owens drew up a three-point look for Robinson, who struggled all night. The guard that averaged 19 points per game on the season, shot an air-ball, sealing the Eagles’ fate. Wilkinson County was paced by Jaylen Lamar’s efficient night, shooting 9-of-14 from the field for 22 points. Devin Jones chipped in 12 points and 4 assists in the win. Montgomery County out-shot the Warriors 72-to-50, but Wilkinson County sank 50% of their shots while Montgomery connected at a 36.1% clip and just 3-of-18 from three.

March 8 – Macon Centreplex

Class AAA

Johnson Atomsmashers girls basketball

(GR3 #2 Johnson-Savannah 62, R7 #1 GAC 50: The Atomsmashers atoned for last year’s state title game flop by locking down the paint and shutting down a potent GAC offense with three D-I commits. 6-foot-5 senior Giana Copeland swatted 7 shots in the first 6-plus minutes of the game and finished with 3 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks total.  GAC shot 1-of-15 in the first quarter and just 22.1% for the entire game.  Down 52-39 in the fourth quarter with 2:27 left, the Spartans finally made their move, sparking a 9-1 run to close to within 53-48 with 1:27 left. But from that point on, Bubbles Williams, J’Mya Cutter and Jasmine Thompson combined to go 9-of-10 from the line to ice it. Cutter finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds while Thompson added 13 points and 8 rebounds. Williams finished her career with 12 points and 4 assists. Caria Reynolds (Hofstra) led GAC with 13 points and 11 rebounds on 3-of-15 shooting. Taylor Sutton (MTSU) scored 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting and Wofford-bound forward Mary Martha Turner had 6 points and 18 rebounds. Kennedi Williams gave the Spartans a spark at guard with 10 points and 7 assists.

Greater Atlanta Christian basketball

(B) R7 #1 GAC 67, R3 #2 Jenkins 53: The Spartans turned a 25-20 halftime deficit into a state title under alumnus David Eaton. Ben Sheppard keyed a 24-point third quarter by sinking two of the Spartans’ four trifectas in the frame. Sheppard scored 8 of his 15 points in the quarter as the Spartans edged ahead with a 44-38 lead and would never trail again, bouncing back from a 15-1 run that gave Jenkins the lead at the half. Hunter McIntosh iced the game from the line in the fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his game-high 19 points in the final eight minutes including finishing 14-of-19 from the stripe. Michigan football-commit Chris Hinton piled in 12 of his 16 points in the second half and collected 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the process. Roy Dixon scored 13 points to help the cause. Jenkins was led by Sai Fisher’s 12 points and Mye’on Williams’ 11 points and 6 rebounds. Matthew Sams netted 10.

Class AAAAA

Buford Lady Wolves basketball

(G) R8 #1 Buford 60, R8 #2 Flowery Branch 49: Buford defeated Flowery Branch for the fourth time this season and seventh in the past two years as the Lady Wolves repeated as state champs and won their sixth title in school-history. Buford held Flowery Branch under the magic number of 50 — all three of the Wolves’ losses this season coming when they allowed over the half century mark. Michigan State-signee Tory Ozment poured in 15 of her game-high 28 points in the first half to go along with her 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Ebony Grant added 12 points. Flowery Branch was paced Alabama-signee Taniyah Worth who finished her career with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists before fouling out with 1:11 remaining down 60-48.  Caroline Wysocki struggled from the field going 1-of-7 to finish with 10 points.

Warner Robins Demons basketball

(B) R1 #1 Warner Robins 67, R5 #3 Miller Grove 64: In a tug-of-war game to finish a less than competitive week back at the Macon Centreplex, Jacolbey Owens drilled a three with 1.3 seconds left to give Warner Robins their first-ever state championship. Miller Grove got off to a hot start, up 15-6 in the first quarter behind eight quick Lorenzo Anderson points. At the end of one, the Wolverines held a 15-10 lead and kept Georgia State-commit Nelson Phillips scoreless. Phillips scored his first basket at the 5:31 mark with the Demons down 19-14 in the second quarter. At the half, Miller Grove maintained a slim 31-29 lead. While Phillips was 3-of-8 from the field, Jacolbey Owens led the charge with nine points but shot just 3-of-7 from the line. In the third quarter, Phillips flew in from the left baseline corner to throw down a one-handed put-back jam to push the Demon lead to 39-35. A Jaydon Norman layup capped a 12-2 run for Warner Robins, giving them a 43-35 lead at the 2:44 mark. The Demons carried a 51-44 advantage into the final frame, but Miller Grove would not go away. After a quiet third quarter, Anderson scored 8 of his team-high 19 points in the fourth. With 2:33 left on the clock, the Wolverines caught up to the Demons at 60-60. Owens was sent to the line where he was 3-of-10 at the time and as a team, Warner Robins was 18-of-32 at that point. Owens sank both free throws and did the same at the 1:54 mark to make it 64-60. The Demons finished 22-of-36 from the line (61.1%) while the Wolverines didn’t fare much better at 66.7% (16-of-24). Down four, Anderson got to the line and converted both attempts. Less than a minute late, Maurice Harvey, who finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, did the same, knotting the game up at 64 with 51 seconds remaining. The Demons held for one shot. Instead of getting the ball in the hands of star Nelson Phillips, who finished 6-of-15 for 16 points and 10 rebounds, Coach Jamaal Garman saw Owens control their destiny. Owens went to his left, pump faked, and sailed a three over the outstretched arm of TJ Stargell, drilling it — Warner Robins’ only made three of the game (1-for-11) — sending the crowd into a frenzy. Warner Robins went out to celebrate, but the Wolverines got a second chance at life, as the referees added 1.3 seconds back on the clock. Miller Grove’s final inbound heave was fumbled away, giving the Demons a state championship just 21 miles away from home. Owens finished with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Jaydon Norman added 13 points and 5 rebounds. The Demons collected 18 points off turnovers and out-rebounded the larger Wolverines 43-to-36, grabbing 22 offensive rebounds. Miller Grove received 11 points from Terrence Edwards and 7 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists from TJ Stargell.

March 9 – McCamish Pavilion

Class A-Private

Wesleyan Lady Wolves basketball

(G#6 Wesleyan 61, #1 Holy Innocents’ 44  After beating the Wolves three times in the regular season, Holy Innocents’ kryptonite rared its ugly head again on the biggest stage. After blowing a 17-point lead last year in the title game, this time the Golden Bears trailed through out and lost to Wesleyan for the third time in the past four state championships. The Wolves’ repeat was led by Furman-signee Sutton West’s 17 points and 8 rebounds. AC Carter had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Old Dominion-signee Amaya Register scored 12 points and freshman Paige Lyons added 10 points and 6 rebounds. UGA-signee Kaila Hubbard finished her Holy Innocents’ career with 18 points and 4 rebounds.  Jada Farrell  had 13 points and 9 rebounds while freshman Jillian Hollingshead tallied 5 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kennedy Suttle, a Penn-signee that had 16 points and 13 rebounds in last year’s final, was held to 4 points and 7 rebounds. As a team, the Golden Bears shot a woeful 27.1% from the field.

(B) #6 Aquinas 65, #4 St. Francis 60: St. Francis missed three three-pointers in the final 33 seconds as Aquinas won their first-ever state title. The Knights led 33-26 at the half, weathering a 12-to-4 foul count and a 13-of-15 free throw shooting effort, but in the third quarter, the game came to a screeching halt. The Irish outscored St. Francis 25-to-9 in the third as both Tre Gomillion and Trent Bowdre scored 8 apiece in the quarter. As a team, the Irish connected on 10-of-12 field goals in the third after shooting 6-of-19 in the first half. Aquinas controlled a 51-42 lead heading into the fourth. Dwon Odom scored nine of his game-high 22 points in the quarter. At the 6:47 mark of the fourth quarter, the Irish held a 55-48 lead. The Knights fought back and cut the deficit to 61-60 after Odom collected a steal and drained a three-pointer in transition with 48.7 remaining. The Knights had Daniel Parrish trapped in the corner on the press, but were called for a foul that sent the South Carolina move-in to the line. Parrish missed the front-end of the one-and-one, giving the Knights one last look with 8.9 seconds showing on the clock. Coach Drew Catlett designed a misdirection play that found CJ Riley open in the corner for a good look, but his three-pointer was off and Parrish secured the rebound, knocked down both free throws and clinched the title. As a team, the Irish went 24-of-27 from the line. St. Francis opened up 15-7 in the first quarter going 4-of-9 from deep, but finished just 6-of-26 for the game. Gomillion led Aquinas with 16 points and 14 rebounds after having just four points at the half. Dajuan Hill added 15 points and 5 rebounds while Parrish (14) and Bowdre (10) each hit double figures. Riley finished with 18 points and 4 assists for the Knights. Chase Ellis was quiet with 10 points.

Class AAAAAA

Lovejoy Lady Wildcats basketball

(G) R4 #1 Lovejoy 57, R6 #1 Harrison 41: Lovejoy used a 12-0 run to start the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Hoyas 23-to-5 to gain control and win their first-ever state title. After being held to 1-point in the first half, Genesis Bryant scored nine in the third quarter to spark the Wildcats, but Lovejoy still trailed 36-34. In the fourth quarter, it was fellow sophomore Anaya Boyd’s turn to carry the load. Boyd finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds, scoring nine in the fourth quarter. Bryant finished with 14 points. Avanna Preston scored 8 points while Kayla Brown collected 8 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Wildcats cut down on their turnovers after committing 12 in the first half and finished with 16 on the night. Harrison turned it over 17 times, seven times in the second half. The Lady Hoyas were led by GCSU-signee Harper Vick’s 10 points and 4 assists. Sarah Woghiren had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Eastyn King and Amara Newsom each had 6 points. UAB-signee Audrey Jordan fouled out and was held to just three shot attempts, finishing with 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Langston Hughes Panthers Basketball

(B) R5 #1 Langston Hughes 85, R8 #1 Gainesville 78: In front of alumnus Deshaun Watson, Gainesville led by as many as 14 points at 42-28 at the 2:05 mark of the second quarter and carried a 45-38 lead into the half, but the Panthers of Langston Hughes would not be denied, as Coach Rory Welsh and company repeated as state champs. Saddled with foul trouble the entire game, the Red Elephants were able to control the tempo and slice up the Panthers defense in the first half. Kajuan Hale scored 13 of his 15 points in the half while Gainesville made Virginia Tech-signee Landers Nolley work for everything he got, scoring 16 points but also facilitating with five assists. Down seven points, Langston Hughes needed players other than Nolley to step up. Tyrel Morgan scored eight of his 14 points in the first half to provide support, but Tyler Smith was quiet with just three points and two rebounds.  Following a dormant opening 16 minutes, Smith brought a spark, scoring eight points in the third as the Panthers surged past Gainesville to take a 65-59 lead into the fourth. Gainesville’s final lead of the game came at the 2:16 mark of the third quarter up 57-56.  Middle Tennessee State-signee KJ Buffen scored all 13 of his points in the first half but sat in the second with foul trouble, only managing to take two shots in the second half. Not tested since their 83-81 comeback win at Buford on January 20, the Red Elephants faced adversity for the first time in a long time.  At the 1:47 mark of the fourth, Langston Hughes captured their largest lead of the game at 78-67 after a Tyler Smith And-1 and a technical foul on Brent Kelly that gave Nolley a pair of freebies. Instead of rolling over, the Red Elephants fought back in Coach Benjie Wood’s final game on the Gainesville sidelines. Bailey Minor completed a 4-point play, Hale split a pair of free throws and Rafael Rubel finished a layup to make it 78-74 with 1:13 remaining in the blink of an eye. Rubel would then add a three to make it 80-77 with 48 seconds to play, but that would be as close as the Red Elephants would get as Langston Hughes went 8-of-9 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Nolley finished his illustrious career with three state titles — two in Georgia and three in a row including a sophomore championship campaign at Curie, IL. The future Hokie poured in 34 points (17-of-20 FT), 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Smith added 17 points. Gainesville was led by Minor’s 17 points. Rubel chipped in 12 points.

March 10 – McCamish Pavilion

Class AAAA

Spalding Lady Jaguars basketball

(GR2 #1 Spalding 58, R4 #1 Henry County 46: Sophomore forward Corriana Evans exploded for 19 points and 17 rebounds as the Jaguars raced past Henry County. Kirah Milner scored 9 points and Kiana Banks added 8 points and 9 rebounds. In the loss, Auburn-signee Brooke Moore had 21 points. Amaiya Jackson tallied 10 points and 8 rebounds. As a team, the War Hawks shot 6-of-29 from deep and 26.8% overall.

Upson-Lee basketball

B) R2 #1 Upson-Lee 70, R8 #1 St. Pius X 54: 63-straight. The Knights repeated as state champions, racing past the Golden Lions in the second half after trailing 33-32 at the break. With JaCorey Smith suspended, junior guard Jarrett Adderton stepped up. In his first showdown with the Golden Lions after transferring in from Florida in the off-season, the 6-foot-2 sparkplug provided the Knights with 16 points (7-11 FG) — 10 in the first half — 5 rebounds and 5 assists. St. Pius held their largest lead of the night at 33-25 after back-to-back Everett Lane threes with 1:04 left in the second quarter, but the Knights closed on a 7-0 run, capped by an Adderton block which led to a Tye Fagan layup with two seconds left. The Golden Lions drilled 5-of-14 threes in the first half and got eight points from Troy Stephens. But in the second half, the Knights slammed the door shut, St. Pius going 1-of-9. With the deep ball not dropping, the Golden Lions still harassed the Knights and trailed 44-40 with 1:19 left in the third before a Fagan layup and an Adderton jumper pushed the lead to 48-42 heading into the final quarter. In the fourth, the Knights ran wild as the Golden Lions’ tank was on E. A 14-2 run saw contributions from everyone, growing the lead to 64-47 with 2:49 showing on the clock. Fagan, a MTSU-commit, finished his high school career with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. Travon Walker helped the Knights dominate the paint for a second-consecutive time against the Lions, collecting 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks as the Knights out-rebounded St. Pius 43-to-28, blocked 11 shots and outscored St. Pius 40-28 in the paint. Zyrice Scott netted 14 points to go with his 4 rebounds and 5 assists. The X-factor in last year’s game, Everett Lane, finished with 11 points to pace the Golden Lions. Cameron Traylor drew the defensive duties and helped keep Lane in check as he took his first shot attempt at the 6:46 mark of the second quarter. Matt Gonzalo had 8 points and 4 assists while Zach Ranson added 9 points. The Golden Lions scored 19 points off 18 Upson-Lee turnovers. The Knights now await a call from the GEICO Nationals.

Class AAAAAAA

Westlake Lady Lions basketball

(GR2 #1 Westlake 60, R8 #1 Newton 45: Westlake led 39-32 at the end of three and pulled away late to claim their first state title. Anastasia Warren poured in 22 points while freshman Raven Johnson had 15 points and 11 rebounds including grabbing her own missed free throw and finishing a bucket inside to put the game out of reach at 50-41 with 1:13 remaining. Taylor Hosendove added 10 points and 6 rebounds. Newton was powered by Jurnee Smith’s 25 points and 6 rebounds. Lexii Chatman added 13 points and 7 rebounds.

Meadowcreek Mustangs basketball

(B) R7 #2 Meadowcreek 56, R7 #1 Norcross 43: For a second straight season, Norcross entered the state title game with momentum and labeled a slight favorite, but again it wasn’t in the cards. After beating Meadowcreek  three times this season, twice on buzzer-beaters, the Blue Devil magic ran out as the Mustangs used a 13-1 run to open the fourth quarter and squeeze Norcross into submission, capturing their first-ever state championship. Dequarius Nicholas scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, going 5-of-6 from the foul line. Brandon Boston fouled out at the 6:10 mark with Meadowcreek up 38-37. With Boston’s 13 points on the bench, the Mustangs outscored Norcross 18-6 the rest of the way. Kyle Sturdivant finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds, but his late-game heroics never came into play. Meadowcreek pounded the interior all night, outscoring the Blue Devils in the paint 30-to-16. Duquesne-signee Amari Kelly posted 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks while Detroit-signee Cory Hightower put up 6 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Meadowcreek closed out the game with a bang at the 1:55 mark as freshman Kedrick Green delivered a behind-the-back pass to Jamir Chaplin for a big slam to make it 46-37.

Chaplin finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds while Green added 5 points. Meadowcreek tallied 12 assists on the night compared to just two for the Blue Devils. As a team, Norcross was held to 31% shooting. UGA-signee JoJo Toppin had 8 points and 7 rebounds while Issa Muhammad managed 4 points and 4 rebounds. Norcross shot 1-of-14 from three.

Statewide Recap 1-30

BOYS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 3 Newton 68, Shiloh 48: Juwan Johnson scored a career-high 19 points as Newton cruised past Shiloh. UGA-commit Ashton Hagans and Tyrease Brown chipped in 12 apiece. Tyler Glover contributed 8 points. Toneari Lane led the Generals with 13 points while UGA-commit Elias King was held to 6 points.

No. 7 Meadowcreek 43, Berkmar 35: Jamir Chaplin scored 16 points while the Meadowcreek bigs stifled Tony Johnson, holding him to 8 points.

No. 10 Grayson 67, South Gwinnett 47: Charleston Southern-signee Travis Anderson finished with 15 points and 2 steals while Terrence Porter collected 12 points and 10 rebounds. Nick Edwards had 11 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Brookwood 67, Cedar Shoals 64: In the loss, Keivaziay Ball finished with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Tyler Johnson added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Quincy Canty chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Woodstock 71, Walton 57: Noah Frith had 19 points and 8 rebounds. Will Allen added 16 points and 5 rebounds. Christoper Carroll netted 12 points. Columbus State-signee Dylin Hardeman had 12 points and 11 assists. Bryce Clark had 8 points and 5 blocks.

Lakeside-DeKalb 55, Parkview 53: Damon Davis scored 19 points and Elwood Moore had 16 points including the game-winning free throws.

Lambert 68, South Forsyth 50: Lambert coasted behind Mitch Ganote’s 15 points, 6 assists and 9 steals. Colin Granger had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan McIlwain had 11 points and 4 assists. Luke Champion scored 11.

Class AAAAAA

No. 5 Douglas County 69, No. 3 Tri-Cities 66: Ernest Randle and Malik Battle scored 13 points apiece. Jeremiah Smith had 12 points to send the Bulldogs to their second-straight loss.

No. 6 Jonesboro 72, Forest Park 36: Jamari Smith finished with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Brandon Walker added 11 points.

No. 8 Brunswick 51, Richmond Hill 44: Marcus Scott scored 23 points.

No. 9 Cambridge 57, Johns Creek 45: David Banks and Bryce Boutelle scored 14 points apiece. Matt Cleveland added 10 while Caleb Lucas and Kyler Ingram both had 6. Neil Ilenrey pumped in 27 points in the loss.

Chattahoochee 80, Dunwoody 61: Freshman AJ White poured in 25 points. Grant VanBeveren had 17 points. Will Bracknell and Hunter Patterson scored 12 points apiece.

Dacula 86, Habersham Central 52: Clayton State-signee Arusha Hunter scored 19 points and Brenden Tucker added 17. Mekhail Bethea netted 14 points. Quincy Ademokoya and Shayne Buckingham scored 11 points apiece.

Lanier 56, Apalachee 54: Alex Walker poured in 24 points to pace the Longhorns.

Creekview 62, River Ridge 47: KJ Jenkins scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the win. Barrett Patterson had 12 points and James Wall scored 10. Grant Potts finished with 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.

Sequoyah 83, Osborne 53:  The Chiefs pounded the woeful Cardinals. Donovan Shipp had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Myles McGee added 17 points and 7 rebounds. DJ King tacked on 12 points and 7 assists. Jackson Greco settled with 8 points.

Class AAAAA

No. 3 Miller Grove 60, No. 7 Lithonia 57: Lorenzo Anderson and Maurice Harvey scored 13 points apiece in the second half to rally the Wolverines past Lithonia using a 12-0 run to gain control. Eric Gaines had a game-high 24 in the loss while D’Allen Pritchett had 10.

No. 4 Columbia 78, Chamblee 77 OT: Lorenzo McGhee had 28 points and 6 rebounds to keep the Eagles rolling. Josh Taylor finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds, hitting four threes. Keondre Kennedy posted 17 points and 5 boards.

No. 6 Stockbridge 59, Hampton 38: The Tigers set a school-record with 20 wins behind Ocean Scott’s 14 points. Georgia State-signee Kavonte Ivery, Terryance Jackson and Elijah Austell all had 10 points while Kaelon Hinton pitched in 8.

No. 9 Clarke Central 57, Flowery Branch 53:  In the defeat, Patsheko Lutumba had 14 points and Justin Quick added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Myles Janess collected 11 points and 8 rebounds. Blake Coxworth added 7 points and 7 assists.

Starr’s Mill 54, Riverdale 38: Drew Hudson piled in 26 points followed by Julian Lynch’s 14.

Loganville 61, Johnson-Gainesville 51: Jamar Moore finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks. Tyler Curci had 13 points.

Tucker 45, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 24: Nick Watson exploded for 28 points. Jevon Tatum and Nate Ogbu each had 8 points.

Hiram 51, Kell 48: 6-foot-8 junior Nathan Presnell scored 12 points for the Hornets. Jahwan Smith had 23 points in defeat.

Villa Rica 67, Paulding County 60: Latrell Swanigan scored 19 points and JJ Franklin had 18 in the Wildcats’ balanced attack. Micah Hodges (12) and Phillip Zachery (10) both hit double digits.

Southwest DeKalb 72, Arabia Mountain 49: Eugene Brown III finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. KD Johnson tallied 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. James Glisson III had 16 points and 6 rebounds. N’Kyzie Hawkins had 15 points in the loss. Jaelin Simpson added 11.

Cass 64, Carrollton 56: Mark Chester led the Colonels with 19 points followed by Carter Hedden’s 18 and Ashton Burley’s 12.

Class AAAA

No. 2 St. Pius X 86, Jefferson 55: Troy Stephens (20) and Matt Gonzalo (18) combined for 38 points. Everett Lane added 13 points and 5 rebounds. Donsha Gaither led Jefferson with 13 points.

No. 3 Americus-Sumter 57, Shaw 52: On Senior Night, Shaw received 16 points and 8 rebounds from Lincoln Smith. TJ Mitchell had 12 points and 10 rebounds while Jalen Ken scored 12.

No. 4 Sandy Creek 72, Cedartown 39: Jarred Godfrey scored 21 points while TJ Bickerstaff had 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Xavier Brewer scored 16 points. Julian Alexander had 7 points and Kam Miller tallied 4, points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

No. 6 Westover 77, Cairo 41: Kris Gardner went for 21 points, 3 assists and 3 steals while Camryn Weston added 11 points and 6 assists. Mike Isler Jr. had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 10 Cartersville 71, Alexander 70 OT: Luke Schiltz had a put-back at the buzzer to give Cartersville the win. Furman-signee Jaylon Pugh had 25 points and TJ Horton scored 18. Isaac Gridley grabbed 9 rebounds.

Southeast Whitfield 69, Pickens 60: In the loss, Seth Bishop had 25 points and 5 rebounds. Tucker Lowe scored 6 points and Joseph Gossett had 4 points and 7 rebounds. Zach Goss finished with 4 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks.

Blessed Trinity 50, White County 36: CJ Abrams scored 16 points and Ben Shappard had 15 in the win. Andy Swade chipped in 10 points.

Madison County 41, Oconee County 38: Traveon Lattimore scored 13 points and Tay Cooper had 10. Adam Metts pitched in 8.

Henry County 80, North Clayton 72:  Josh Steele went for 21 points and 5 assists a while Wisdom Uboh (17 points 10 assists), Deondre Rice (12 points 9 rebounds 5 blocks), Casey Amour (10) and Semaj Rice (10) all cracked double digits. Joseph Wimbley IV scored 27 points and Michael Lee had 22 in the loss.

Troup County 76, Central-Carrollton 64: Jay Jefferson pumped in 30 points and 6 assists. King Mwitkuta had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Andy Boykin added 10 points. Kobe Hudson (9) and Montez Crowe (8) also chipped in.

Chestatee 56, West Hall 53: Nick Lyles had 11 in the win. Noah Edmondson scored 19 points in the loss.

Class AAA

No. 5 Cedar Grove 63, Westminster 46: Jamari Dean had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. Keshun Byrd added 11 points and Devon Barnes scored 10. Kanaris Cummings finished with 7 points and 8 rebounds.

No. 7 Central-Macon 65, Northside-Warner Robins 61 OT: Tymir Robinson finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

No. 10 Westside-Macon 69, Jackson 61: Greg Holloway posted 19 points and 16 rebounds. Javian Mosley added 18 points while Brenden Anderson tallied 10 points and 8 rebounds. Omar Jones had 6 points and 5 rebounds. Des Foston and Kowacie Reeves Jr. had 5 points apiece.

Pace Academy 72, Redan 62: 6-foot-5 Yale-signee Isaiah Kelly destroyed Redan with 40 points and 16 rebounds.

Monroe Area 53, Hart County 49: Freshman Zay Williams had 11 points and 4 rebounds. Devin Sheats scored 14 points and grabbed 7 boards. Lakendric Lyles posted 9 points. In the loss, Tyler Dalon and Jalen Brown scored 9 apiece for the Bulldogs.

Calhoun 55, Bremen 47: Bralin Barton finished with 17 points while Davis Allen added 12 in the win. Porter Law and Xaxton Goodson each had 7 points. Chase Goble pitched in 6.

Peach County 92, Rutland 88 OT: Brice Paster posted a triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Cody Dunn had 20 points and 4 assists.

East Hall 74, Dawson County 49: In the loss, Jeremiah Crumley scored 11 points and Ryan Gallenkamp had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Kane Pelfrey had 6 points and 7 rebounds. Wyatt Haase scored 7. Cullen and Campbell Reed both scored 6 points.

East Jackson 75, Franklin County 72: Xavier Clark scored 25 points followed by Makayl Rakestraw (15) and Kobe Haley (12).

Dougherty 77, Crisp County 63: MTSU-commit Carlos Curry erupted for 34 points, 24 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Class AA

No. 2 Dublin 71, Washington County 56: The Irish avenged their 73-72 loss from earlier in the year. Clarence Jackson had 23 points and 15 rebounds while Kameron Pauldo had 19 points and 13 assists. Washington County got 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists from Jamarius Dixon in the loss. Jawan Dukes had 7 points and 12 rebounds. Conner Frazier (6) and Lazerionta Taylor (5) both cracked the score column.

No. 3 South Atlanta 87, BEST Academy 42: Jalen Stegall scored 23 points.

No. 8 Elbert County 83, Oglethorpe County 50: Kobe Goudelock had 33 points. Ty Hill added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

No. 9 Jeff Davis 75, Bacon County 50: Sophomore star Ja’Queze Kirby totaled 20 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals and 8 blocks.

No. 10 Banks County 58, Putnam County 55 OT: The Leopards survived on the road. Dylan Orr had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks. Darius Bonds had 11 points and 6 assists. Gabe Martin scored 11 points and Carl Cleveland added 10 points, 3 assists and 2 blocks.

Dodge County 74, Southwest-Macon 54: RJ Carr scored 17 points and Nick Cummings had 16 in the win. DeMarcus Caines (15), Chris Clark (10) and Noah Wilcox (10) all cracked double figures.

Class A-Private

No. 1 St. Francis 73, Whitefield Academy 43: Dwon Odom collected 14 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. Sam Hines had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. CJ Riley and Caleb Snyder each scored 8 points. Sean Paradise tallied 8 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Ben Jones and Graham Owenby netted 6 apiece.

No. 5 Lakeview Academy 64, Riverside Military 47: Blake McIntyre scored 22 points and Drew Cottrell had 17. Evan Pitts and Alec Bornhorst had 10 rebounds apiece.

No. 7 Holy Innocents’ 76, No. 8 Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 66: Marques Frye had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the loss. Cam Bennett had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Tahj Keeton posted 12 points and 10 rebounds. Will Mitcham netted 12 points and Morgan Mulrain added 5.

King’s Ridge Christian 62, Fellowship Christian 61: Eric Coleman had 12 points.

Walker 45, Mt. Paran 34: Omar Cooper (14), Chandler Baker (13) and Burke Chebuhar (11) all led the Wolverines.

Class A-Public

No. 2 Woodville-Tompkins 75, McIntosh County Academy 38: Charleston Willingham scored 20 points and Preston Crisp netted 14 points. Andres Santiago added 12 points and AJ Hassel had 10.

Mt. Zion-Carrollton 62, Darlington 54: JD Hull had 22 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Claxton 49, Calvary Day 46: Shy’Rik Furman had 18 points for Claxton while D’Quan Douse netted 18 for the Cavs.

 

GIRLS

Class AAAAAAA

Woodstock 46, Walton 42: Sophia Singer scored 10 points followed by Val Cournoyer’s 8 and Carly Henderson’s 7.

Class AAAAAA

River Ridge 38, No. 4 Creekview 32: The Lady Knights toppled the stingy defense of the Grizzlies behind super sophomore’s Savannah Samuel’s 14 points.

Alpharetta 54, No. 5 Northview 46: The Lady Titans were swept by Alpharetta. In the loss Ashlee Austin scored 14 points and Eden Sample had 10. Asjah Inniss (9) and Maya Richards (8) chipped in.

No. 10 Douglas County 69, Tri-Cities 23: Amari Robinson had 23 points and Sayah Brooks scored 15. Desirae Jackson netted 12.

Dacula 53, Habersham Central 37:  Aiyanna Hamilton had 18 points and 9 rebounds while Kendall Bollmer put up 15 points. Nyla Moore scored 12 points and had 3 steals. Alex Criscolo dished out 4 assists and Helena Lee had 6 steals.

Pope 43, Centennial 37: Cheyenne Holloman powered Pope with 18 points. Talia Cloud scored 10.

Johns Creek 49, Cambridge 20: Sam Breslow scored 12 points while Jill Davis and Markiema Lancaster added 9 apiece.

New Manchester 56, Northgate 19: Ja’lisya Glover had 15 points and Megan Pickett scored 12.

Class AAAAA

No. 4 Flowery Branch 57, Clarke Central 29: Ashley Woodroffe scored 17 points and Alabama-signee Taniyah Worth double-doubled with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Lexi Sengkhammee finished with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Ashley Scott had 6 points and 7 rebounds while Caroline Wysocki had 7 points and 4 assists. Ashlee Locke finished with 6 points and 4 blocks.

No. 6 Villa Rica 62, Paulding County 19: Aliyah Hindsman finished with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Tee Windom posted 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Deasia Merrill returned with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals.

No. 9 Eagle’s Landing 55, Woodland-Stockbridge 35: Ashley Foster scored 20 points and Kiera Howard netted 10 in the dominant Region 4 win.J

Fayette County 53, Whitewater 26:  Maegan Barkley finished with 20 points to lead the Lady Tigers while Rikkelle Miller added 11 points and Trinity Brown scored 10. Whitewater was led by Jada Claude’s 15 points.

Decatur 41, Maynard Jackson 39: The Bulldogs hit two late free throws to secure a win on Senior Night. Tamara White had 11 points in the loss.

Miller Grove 59, Lithonia 30: Keshauna Patterson collected 25 points and 16 rebounds. Margaritte McGill had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Class AAAA

No. 2 Henry County 78, North Clayton 63: Auburn-signee Brooke Moore finished with 22 points. Janiya Jones scored 16 points while Amaiya Jackson added 15. Janaya Wadsworth chipped in 9.

No. 4 Luella 80, Salem 29:  Keely Brown pumped in 33 points to pace the Lady Lions.

No. 6 Madison County 63, Oconee County 36:  Jordan Bailey dumped in 27 points followed by A’Dryanna Maxwell’s 17.

Pickens 58, Southeast Whitfield 28: Mackenzie Hampton had 12 points and Mykenzie Weaver added 10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block. Torie Williams scored 9 points to go with her 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Jefferson 44, St. Pius X 36:  McKenzie Tyner had 18 points in the win.

Class AAA

No. 5 Central-Macon 50, Northside-Warner Robins 36: Jada Clowers was a force inside with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks. ReNesha Goolsby had 12 points and Tyleia Williams added 10 points, 6 assists and 2 steals. JeNya Wilder tacked on 8 points and 8 rebounds.

No. 10 Hart County 73, Monroe Area 39:  Torrion Starks poured in 29 points. Shakendra Grove had 18 points while Taniya Alexander added 14 points.

Calhoun 56, Bremen 54: Anna George scored 20 points and Erin Davis had 11 in the win. Railey Greeson netted 7 points. Erin Kelly and Erin Barnes each added 5 points.

Dawson County 68, East Hall 53: The Tigers won on Senior Night behind Kayle Sticker’s 17 points and Abi Chatham and Calli Watson’s 13 apiece.

Class AA

No. 3 Putnam County 44, No. 2 Banks County 25: RyKia Pennamon scored 18 points and Jashanti Simmons netted 16 as the War Eagles moved into a late tie for first-place in Region 8. Maddie Thomas (8), Allison Smith (5) and Jaycie Bowen (5) led the Lady Leopards.

No. 7 Washington County 66, Dublin 56: Destinee Ellison finished with 16 points, 6 assists and 6 steals. Nijeria Jordan had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Miracle Parker chipped in 14 points, Ni’Kayona Warthen scored 9 points and Jada Darrisaw added 7 points and 4 steals.

No. 9 Dodge County 53, Southwest-Macon 49: Destanee Wright exploded for 25 points. Europe Brown had 13 points and LaShauna Coley scored 8.

No. 10 Rabun County 88, Social Circle 55: Presbyterian-commit Georgia Stockton scored her 1,000th-point on her birthday, finishing with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Hannah Cannon had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Laken Stiles added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

South Atlanta 61, Coretta Scott King 45: Ashanti Cobb hung 30 points and Bre Anderson added 20 points.

Bryan County 44, St. Vincent’s 26: Olonna Rawls posted 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Alicia Fabin added 16 points and 7 rebounds. Jay Black grabbed 11 rebounds.

Fitzgerald 60, Berrien 55: Newly committed Talladega College point guard Kirstin Crook had 24 points and 6 steals. Trinity Jones added 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Hayleigh Ross had 11 points.

Class A-Private

No. 2 Wesleyan 83, Atlanta International 33: Nicole Azar scored 22 points, nailing six threes. Old Dominion-signee Amaya Register scored her 1,000th point and finished with 16 on the night. Furman-signee Sutton West finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. AC Carter netted 10 points.

No. 6 Calvary Day 49, Portal 21: Bria Porter (17) and Alex Widener (16) led the Lady Cavs.

No. 9 Athens Academy 36, Athens Christian 27: Maddie McCleary finished with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Greer Moseley had 8 points and 6 boards. Meg Williams had 6 points while Gabby Mastandrea and Rose Bone each scored 5.

Galloway 68, WD Mohammed 35: Mel Hartz led with 15 points. Jada Ryce scored 12 points while Caitlin Felts had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sam Scalise scored 10 points and Foster Solomon netted 9 points.

Class A-Public

No. 3 Telfair County 69, Atkinson County 19: India Wells (18), Shalan Nelson (12), Tanajawa Graham (10) and Jalexis Clay (10) powered the Trojans.

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BOYS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 1 McEachern 76, North Cobb 38: Charles Smith IV led the Indians with 16 points, Sharife Cooper scored 12 points, and Babatunde Akingbola added 11 points. 12 McEachern players scored, while no North Cobb player broke double-digit scoring.

No. 3 Newton 86, Rockdale County 58: Ashton Hagans notched a triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists (6 steals). Tre Clark and Tiqarius Harper each contributed 10 points, while Armani Harris added a career-high 6 blocks for Newton.

Tift County 64, 6ANo. 10 Coffee 59: The Blue Devils spoiled Senior Night with a late go-ahead Rashod Bateman three. The Minnesota football-signee finished with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Montae Terrell notched a game-high 22 points to go with his 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks. Marquavius Johnson had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Coffee was led by 6-foot-7 Mackenzie McFatten’s 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocks. Marquavius Jefferson had 11 points and 3 assists. First Team All-State shooting guard Jayce Moore was held to 9 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Deuntay Davis scored 8 points off the bench.

Etowah 54, Woodstock 50: Jaxon Etter led Etowah with 25 points five rebounds. Adrian Cohen contributed 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Kennesaw Mountain 93, Landmark Christian 57: Jalyn McCreary dropped a 20/10 performance while Josh Strong scored 16 points for Kennesaw Mountain.

Class AAAAAA

No. 3 Douglas County 76, South Paulding 65: Rickey Clark led the way for Douglas County with 15 points, while the trio of Ernest Randle, Malik Battle, and Cam Copeland each added 13 points.

No. 6 Stephenson 54, 5ANo.6 Southwest DeKalb 51: Eugene Brown scored 15, Javontae Jackson added 10, and KD Johnson’s 9 points weren’t enough for Southwest DeKalb.

Dacula 72, Lanier 61: Mekhail Bethea led Dacula with 20 points, Brenden Tucker contributed 16 points, Quincy Ademokoya scored 13 points, and Shayne Buckingham added 12 points.

Mundy’s Mill 67, Lovejoy 49: Rayquan Brown led Mundy’s Mill with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Jordan Black added 16 points and 11 rebounds while Jalen Thrash scored 12 points. Omari Callahan added 14 points and Kristian Grant scored 12 for Lovejoy.

Creekview 78, South Cobb 75: KJ Jenkins exploded for 37 points and 5 rebounds, Jack Wood scored 18 points, and Paxton Nayman scored 12 points.

Alexander 74, New Manchester 63: Chris Lunsford led with 20 points and 7 assists, while Sidni White added 13 points and 5 rebounds. Demajion Topps scored 20 points.

Class AAAAA

No. 2 Warner Robins 86, Veterans 42: Bobby Kelly scored 17 points, Jacolbey Owens added 16, Nelson Phillips 14, and Jaydon Norman 12 points. Horace Johnson led Veterans with 16 points.

No. 10 Stockbridge 63, 4ANo. 5 Salem 54 OT: Stockbridge was led by Kavonte Ivory’s 18 points, Trillis Brown’s 13 points, and Terryance Jackson’s 12 points.

Kell 54, Cass 47: Sayvon Delgado and Cameron Lockett finished with 15 points and Jahwan Smith scored 12 points. Mark Chester scored 18 points for Cass.

Flowery Branch 62, Cedar Shoals 47: Patsheko Lutumba scored 16 points, Justin Quick added 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Blake Coxworth added 8 points in the win for Flowery Branch. JaiVanni McDavid scored 12 points to go along with 6 steals, Quincy Canty added 10 points and 9 rebounds, and Tyler Johnson added 10 points in the loss for Cedar Shoals.

Lithia Springs 51, Decatur 50 2OT: Chalin Hippe notched a 19 point/11 rebound double-double and Khari Davis scored 11 points, but it fell short in a double overtime thriller for Decatur.

Riverdale 56, North Clayton 55: Michael Lee scored 17 points, Xavier Valley had 14 points, and Jaimonnie Watkins-Causey had 13 points.

Class AAAA

Henry County 90, Locust Grove 57: Josh Steele led the charge with 13 points and 3 steals, while the trio of Casey Armour, Semaj Rice, and Kortez Allen each scored 11 points. DeAndre Rice hosted a defensive showcase with 8 blocks on the night.

Chestatee 75, Pickens 54: Cooper Wilson led Chestatee with 18 points, Cameron Gwyn scored 11 points, and Jarrett Gray scored 10 points. Donovan Hernandez notched 8 assists on the night.

Calhoun 69, Haralson County 44: Davis Allen scored 23 points and Tononcito Martha scored 10 points in the win for Calhoun.

Shaw 61, Cairo 37: Lincoln Smith scored 14 points and 4 rebounds, and TJ Mitchell grabbed 10 boards.

Class AAA

No. 4 GAC 67, Dawson County 33: Brothers Cullen Reed and Campbell Reed led the offensive production for Dawson with 10 and 9 points, respectively.

No. 6 Windsor Forest 98, Southeast Bulloch 47: Malcolm McCloud scored 16 points and Benjamin Mitchell added 14 points in the win.

Monroe Area 59, Jackson County 42: Elijah Goodman recorded 16 points and 4 steals, Devin Sheats added 15 points and 5 rebounds, and Isaiah Glasper scored 9 points.

Peach County 76, Crawford County 57: Brice Paster filled the scorebook with 15 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals; Alex Henton added 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Class AA

Dodge County 50, Hawkinsville 44: Nick Cummings scored 24 points, DeMarcus Caines 15, and RJ Carr added 7 in the win.

Class A-Private

No. 9 Mount Vernon Presbyterian 59, Paideia 38: Tahj Keeton led the way with 20 points and 8 rebounds, while Marques Frye added 12 points and Austin Douglas scored 8.

Savannah Christian 51, Claxton 44: Justin Anderson scored 22 points while Aly Keys dominated defensively with 10 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Prince Avenue Christian 78, Towns County 68: Mack Simmons finished with 27 points while Dalton Meeler scored 22 for the Wolverines.

Class A-Public

No. 1 Manchester 82, Harris County 61: Kalil Brawner scored 19 points and JahNile Hill scored 16 points in the win for Manchester.

Commerce 56, Providence Academy 49: Jalen Dorsey led Commerce with 16 points and Jamecus Cox added 10 points to give the Commerce Tigers their first back-to-back victories in 3 seasons.

 

GIRLS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 10 McEachern 52, North Cobb 48: Chanel Wilson and Jewel Smalls each scored 10 points for McEachern. Azonya Austin led North Cobb with 15 points and Sydney Thomas scored 11 points.

Class AAAAAA

Dacula 49, No. 5 Lanier 37: Aiyana Hamilton led the way for Dacula with 13 points and Alex Criscolo scored 11 points.

Alexander 42, New Manchester 39: Chloe Pollock and MaryKate Eubanks scored 8 points each while Jenuwin Drayton and Kiara Watson (17 rebounds) each scored 7 in the win for Alexander.

Johns Creek 35, Dunwoody 31: Carson Tanguilig led with 17 points while senior Angelicia Franklin made 2 free throws late in the game to clinich it on senior night.

Coffee 53, Tift County 51: Coffee hit a three at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. In overtime, Tift County’s game-tying jumper came just after the buzzer, giving the Lady Trojans a win on Senior Night. Yasha Merritt had 14 points and 21 rebounds for Coffee while Aerieonna Tucker added 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Class AAAAA

No. 3 Harris County 65, Manchester 24: Jessika Carter notched a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while also rejecting 6 shots.

Class AAAA

No. 5 Luella 85, Hampton 48: Kamya Hollingshed scored 34 points for Luella and Zee Bankston added 12 points.

Class AAA

Haralson County 57, Calhoun 48: Anna George scored 20 points to help trim the deficit from 27 points to 6 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough for Calhoun.

Jackson County 43, Monroe Area 31: Carlie Anderson led Jackson County with 20 points en route to their first region victory of the year.

Class AA

No. 2 Banks County 62, No. 7 Rabun County 43: Maddie Thomas led Banks County with 16 points, Amber Williams added 12, and Allison Smith scored 11 points.

No. 10 Dodge County 54, Hawkinsville 31: Europe Brown led Dodge County with 12 points, Kylie Hart added 11, and LaShauna Coley contributed 9 points in the win.

Bleckley County 52, Northside-Warner Robins 46: Jahnaria Brown unofficially netted a quadruple-double on the night: 21 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists, and 10 assists.

Bryan County 56, Long County 40: Olonna Rawls put up 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists while Jay Black added 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Class A-Public

Class A-Private

Prince Ave Christian 61, Towns County 43: Armstrong led Prince Ave. with 16 points, Madison Britt scored 13 points, and Janie Henderson added 8 points in the win.

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BOYS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 1 McEachern 83, Marietta 64: Treylan Smith scored a game-high 29 points in Marietta’s loss. McEachern received 17 points from Isaac Okoro and 15 from Sharife Cooper. Jared Jones (14) and new transfer Charles Smith IV (9) combined for 23 points.

No. 2 Norcross 64, No. 8 Meadowcreek 63: It took a buzzer-beating Kyle Sturdivant three to stun the Jamir Chaplin-less Mustangs. Detroit-commit Cory Hightower had 22 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Duquesne-commit Amari Kelly had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

No. 10 Duluth 71, Mill Creek 57: Adam Flagler scored 23 points to lead the Wildcats. Will Huzzie finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Johnson scored 11 points and DJ Smith had 10 points and 5 assists.

Discovery 71, North Gwinnett 62: Jaylen Bussey hit five threes and finished with 18 points. Jaden Walker added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Leslie Nkereuwem posted 10 points and 10 rebounds while Mikey Moncrease netted 10 points.

Etowah 52, Roswell 41: Julian Baldwin double-doubled with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Tusculum-signee Adrian Cohen put up 17 points and 7 rebounds. Jaxon Etter finished with 13 points and 5 steals.

Parkview 51, Brookwood 33: Gregory Blackwell scored 14 points while Ahmir Langlais collected 10 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Chris Connor scored 9 points and Jamiel Wright tacked on 8.

Kennesaw Mountain 82, North Paulding 59: Josh Strong dropped 28 points while Jalyn McCreary netted 23. Khalil Shaheed scored 13 points and Gabe Armstead had 11.

Berkmar 60, Lakeside-DeKalb 24: Tony Johnson pumped in 22 points and Dara Olonade had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Tichic Fikipo double-doubled with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Lambert 87, Milton 54: Mitch Ganote finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Austin Deckard added 16 points and 4 rebounds. Jordan McIlwain tacked on 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

North Cobb 57, Hillgrove 47: Kevin Hester double-doubled again with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Class AAAAAA

Mays 67, No. 3 Douglas County 55: Mays upset the Tigers. In the loss, Malik Battle (13) and Rickey Clark (12) combined for 25 points.

No. 4 Tri-Cities 55, Alexander 49: Eli Lawrence collected 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Jon Young pitched in 9 points and 5 rebounds while Tarez Huddleston had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. Alexander was led by Sidni White’s 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Corey Smith had 11 points and 3 assists. Brady Spence totaled 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Bama Lunsford tacked on 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

No. 5 Brunswick 60, Glynn Academy 56: Marcus Scott had 15 points and 5 assists.

No. 6 Stephenson 51, Tucker 49: Bryce Latimer streaked down the court for a layup at the buzzer to shock Tucker. Latimer finished with 19 points. Nate Ogbu had a game-high 20 in defeat.

No. 9 Cambridge 53, Dunwoody 44: Bryce Boutelle scored 15 points followed by Kamar Robertson (12) and Matt Cleveland (10).

Creekview 56, Sprayberry 52: KJ Jenkins poured in 31 points. Paxton Nayman grabbed 15 rebounds. In the loss, Idaho-signee Khadim Samb had 19 points.

Johns Creek 57, Northview 46: Jack Greenslit scored 17 points. Austin Hillam netted 14 points and Will Penland had 11.  Neil Ilenrey chipped in 10.

Forest Park 63, Mundy’s Mill 62 OT: The Panthers caught the Tigers off guard with an upset. Mundy’s Mill was led by Jordan Black’s 24 points, Rayquan Brown’s 21 and Kirshon Thrash’s 15.

Lakeside-Evans 64, Grovetown 51: Kalen Williams had 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Tucker Gilbert posted 6 points and 13 rebounds. Brad Hilley netted 10 points.

Class AAAAA

No. 2 Warner Robins 80, Bainbridge 49: Jacolbey Owens pumped in 30 points. Georgia State-signee Nelson Phillips put in 15 points and Jaron Zanders added 11.

No. 3 Miller Grove 35, No. 6 Southwest DeKalb 34: The Wolverines escaped a hostile environment as James Glisson III’s last-second shot missed. KD Johnson led the Panthers with 15 points while Glisson and Demarion Johnson had 7 apiece.

No. 4 Lithonia 75, Arabia Mountain 33: In the loss, N’Kyzie Hawkins scored 11 points.

Chamblee 62, Clarkston 39: Rodney Smith (16), Andrew Brown (13) and Chance Moore (10) paced the Bulldogs.

McIntosh 52, Riverdale 42: The Chiefs won on Senior Night behind Chaz Hardin’s 15 points and Naj Ashley-Emory’s 10 points. Cole Guenther scored 7 points. Andrew Pinckney and Garrett LeClaire chipped in 6 apiece.

Cedar Shoals 69, Johnson-Gainesville 48: JaiVanni McDavid finished with 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Jaiden Williams posted 12 points and 5 assists while Quincy Canty had 6 points and 13 rebounds.

Starr’s Mill 55, Fayette County 48: Drew Hudson paced the Panthers with 26 points. Carson Langham had 10 points.

Class AAAA

No. 1 Upson-Lee 75, Spalding 39: MTSU-commit Tye Fagan scored 25 points in the blowout.

No. 6 Mary Persons 107, West Laurens 58: Cam Holden had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals. Desmond Williams poured in 24 points and 5 rebounds. Dee Morton had 19 points and 4 assists. Tre Edge tallied 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Rekia Weaver put in 13 points and 8 rebounds.

No. 9 Sandy Creek 78, No. 7 Cartersville 52: Sandy Creek ran wild at home against Cartersville. TJ Bickerstaff dominated with 25 points and 18 rebounds. Jarred Godfrey posted 15 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists. Xavier Brewer had 11 points and 5 rebounds while Chris Porter chipped in 11 points and 3 rebounds. Kam Miller tallied 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Cartersville was led by TJ Horton’s 22 points and Furman-signee Jaylon Pugh’s 14 points.

No. 8 Westover 76, Columbus 50: Jordan Brown collected 25 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Kris Gardner had 17 points and 4 steals. Mike Isler posted 8 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 10 Woodward Academy 62, North Clayton 45: Walker Kessler posted 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Pickens 74, Ridgeland 67: Joseph Gossett had 18 points and Seth Bishop contributed 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Keinyuan Hooks tallied 14 points, 4 rebounds and 12 assists. Zach Goss had 14 points.

Rome 70, Kell 56: Savvon Delgado scored 25 points in the loss while Jahwan Smith added 20.

Blessed Trinity 77, Chestatee 40: Junior guard CJ Abrams erupted for 32 points to pace the Titans. Ben Shappard had 13 points.

Troup County 64, LaGrange 48: The suddenly red-hot Tigers beat rival LaGrange behind Montez Crowe’s 21 points and Jay Jefferson’s 10 assists.

Stephens County 87, Madison County 55: Colby Smith and Tay Cooper scored 9 points apiece in the loss.

Jefferson 61, Oconee County 57: The Dragons clinched a state playoff berth in Year 1 under Coach Kevin Morris. Jasper Gibson and Donsha Gaither scored 15 points apiece.

Eastside 62, Luella 47: Jerry Mays finished with 20 points in Eastside’s Region 4 win.

Northside-Columbus 78, Shaw 67: In the loss, Lincoln Smith had 17 points and 6 rebounds. TJ Mitchell had 16 points and 5 rebounds while Kam Parker scored 10 points.

Class AAA

No. 1 Morgan County 69, East Jackson 41: Tyrin Lawrence scored 22 points to pace the Bulldogs, surpassing the 1,000-point barrier in the process. Stevin Green had 12 points. The Eagles were led by 10 points apiece from Xavier Clark and Miles Addington.

No. 3 Johnson-Savannah 76, Beach 51: Shamar Jones scored 22 points and UGA-signee Amanze Ngumezi posted 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.

No. 4 GAC 96, Lumpkin County 29: Ben Sheppard (20), Roy Dixon (16), Branden Harris (13) and Hunter McIntosh (12) combined for 61 points.

No. 5 Cedar Grove 87, McNair 48: Jamari Dean tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block. Keshun Byrd scored 17 points and Kanaris Cummings added 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Malik Johnson had 15 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Tworn Seals scored 8 points and Marcus Reid had 7.

No. 7 Westside-Macon 71, Southwest-Macon 69: Greg Holloway posted 18 points and 8 rebounds while Javian Mosley tacked on 13 points and 4 assists. Des Foston netted 12 points and Omar Jones had a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds. Brenden Anderson scored 9.

No. 10 Central-Macon 70, Pike County 45: Tymir Robinson hung 33 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals against lowly Pike County.

Dawson County 58, North Hall 44: Jeremiah Crumley scored 19 points to lead the Tigers. Campbell Reed (13) and Cullen Reed (12) combined for 25 points. Ryan Gallenkamp had 6 points and 9 rebounds.

Calhoun 59, Murray County 34: Bralin Barton and Gage Maffetone scored 16 points apiece while Davis Allen had 15 in the win.

Franklin County 73, Monroe Area 69: Franklin County got 29 points from Micah Roebuck and 13 from Zach Gay. Isaiah Glasper scored 19 points in defeat while Lakendric Lyles had 14. Elijah Goodman had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.

East Hall 55, Union County 49: Deonta Evans scored 10 points for the Vikings. Union County got 15 points from Pierson Allison and 14 from Sawyer Drake.

Class AA

Washington County 76, East Laurens 36: Jeremiah Gundy collected 14 points and 5 rebounds. Conner Frazier had 12 points and 5 rebounds while Jalen Jackson scored 11 points. Curtis Brown (6) and Josh Parker (5) pitched in.

Dodge County 74, Telfair County 61: DeMarcus Caines poured in 30 points and Nick Cummings added 16. RJ Carr tossed in 13 points while Chris Clark had 7.

Class A-Private

No. 1 St. Francis 81, Mt. Pisgah 37: Dwon Odom had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. CJ Riley had 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Ben Jones netted 11 points. Chase Ellis posted 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Caleb Snyder pitched in 7 points and 4 rebounds. Madison Durr had 5 assists.  

No. 4 Stratford Academy 75, Tattnall Square Academy 55: Devin Butts drained six three-pointers to finish with 26 points. Christian Palmer netted 17 points and Jaden Harris had 16. Nathan Hunt tossed in 9 points.

No. 5 Lakeview Academy 86, Providence Christian 35: Drew Cottrell (16), Jack Blackburn (15), Noah Linder (12) and Blake McIntyre (10) led the Lions in double figures.

No. 9 Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 71, No. 10 WD Mohammed 28: The Mustangs wiped the floors with the Caliphs. Marques Frye scored 18 points and Morgan Mulrain had 17 points. Will Mitcham had 14 points and Tahj Keeton netted 11.

Walker 57, Pinecrest Academy 53: Omar Cooper scored 17 points and Chandler Baker netted 9. Burke Chebuhar scored 10 points.

Darlington 73, Bowdon 56: JD Hull turned in 20 points, Andrew Land hit five threes for 15 points and Barrick Wade netted 14 to lead the Tigers. Eli Brooks and Sam Tackeberry scored 11 points apiece.

Savannah Christian 57, Savannah Country Day 28: Justin Anderson (11), Lance McKenzie (10), Gavin Jeffries (9) and George Hawley (9) led the Raiders.

Class A-Public

No. 2 Woodville-Tompkins 58, Calvary Day 30: Preston Crisp (19), Deante Green (15) and Charleston Willingham (14) powered the Wolverines.

Commerce 72, Athens Christian 63: Jamecus Cox scored 23 points while freshman Creed Dunbar had a career-high 17 points, all in the second half, to go along with 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Non-GHSA

The King’s Academy 83, Lanier Christian Academy 73: Brock Hoover had 25 points while Trevor Holland netted 16. Ethan Palmer scored 15.

 

GIRLS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 5 Cherokee 53, Woodstock 30: Lacie McCoy scored 12 points, Sydne Watts had 11 and Olivia Herrera added 8 points.

Parkview 60, Brookwood 57: Freshman Sussy Ngulefac poured in 20 points and ODU-commit Hannah Sadler knocked down a pair of late free throws to secure the win. Sadler added 9 points. KiKi Adams had 20 points in the loss. Taylor Cushenberry tossed in 14 points.

Roswell 56, Etowah 35: Catherine Sandridge had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Ally Sekelick and Sophia Burke each scored 11 points. Lindsay Pruitt tossed in 10 points.

Class AAAAAA

No. 1 Lovejoy 51, ML King 39: Azhana Maxwell’s game-high 23 points wasn’t enough for the Lions. Kayla Brown had 6 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Wildcats.

No. 2 Winder-Barrow 53, Dacula 52: Chellia Watson had 15 points and 5 assists in the win.

No. 8 Tucker 45, No. 7 Stephenson 43: Jesani Buchanan and Kerrigan Johnson scored 12 apiece for the Tigers. Kassidy Broussard led Stephenson with 12 points while Sierra Wynn added 7 points and 13 rebounds.

Alexander 82, Tri-Cities 34: Chloe Pollock (16), Mary Kate Eubanks (15) and Kiara Watson (11) overwhelmed Tri-Cities. The Bulldogs were led by freshman Shynique McGee’s 12 points.

Northview 46, Johns Creek 27: Ashlee Austin scored 12 points. Maya Richards and Asjah Inniss scored 10 apiece. Eden Sample netted 7 points and Makayla Davis chipped in 5.

New Manchester 61, South Paulding 45: Ja’lisya Glover scored 15 points followed by Makaila Cange and Tracy Lavender chipped in 14 points apiece.

Class AAAAA

No. 1 Buford 60, Clarke Central 29: Air Force-signee Audrey Weiner scored 11 points and Tate Walters had 10. Michigan State-signee Tory Ozment chipped in 9.

Cass 55, Woodland-Cartersville 16: Aaliyah Curtis and Sharia Wade scored 9 apiece. Payton Stoddard had 8 points and Lyric Curtis pitched in 7 points.

Class AAAA

No. 5 Luella 85, Eastside 68: Kamya Hollingshed went for 30 points and moved into second-place on Luella’s All-Time scoring list.

No. 6 Madison County 73, Stephens County 48: Jordan Bailey piled in 27 points and Kayla McPherson added 20. In the loss, Tykia Thompson scored 13 points and Bre Taylor had 12.

Pickens 77, Ridgeland 43: Shelby Cook had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Mykezie Weaver netted 14 points. Torie Williams added 12 points and 3 assists while Mackenzie Hampton tallied 9 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

LaGrange 61, Troup County 46: Aryan Dozier dumped in 32 points.

Jefferson 64, Oconee County 35: Jazmin Allen poured in 22 points and Mariah Starks pitched in 17 in the win.

Class AAA

No. 5 Johnson-Savannah 50, No. 2 Beach 45: J’Mya Cutter scored 20 points and Jazmine Thompson had 15 as the Atomsmashers rallied from down 12 points to edge Beach. Ja’brekia Bass had 14 points in the loss.

No. 4 Central-Macon 52, Pike County 21: Tyleia Williams collected 16 points and 10 steals. Kayia Greene had 12 points and 10 rebounds while JeNya Wilder posted 11 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Jada Clowers chipped in 8 points, 4 rebounds and 4 blocks.

No. 8 Hart County 53, Jackson County 24: Taniya Alexander double-doubled with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Torrion Starks and Shakendra Grove scored 13 points apiece.

Calhoun 54, Murray County 39: Anna George scored 18 points and Erin Davis added 17 in the win. Ashlyn Brzozoski had 12.

Morgan County 44, East Jackson 29: Taylor Wilson and Tamia Buford netted 11 points apiece. Shiquita Sturdivant had 8 points in the loss.

Union County 61, East Hall 53: Bailey Daniel scored 20 points and Kait McCarter had 15 in the win.

North Hall 74, Dawson County 69 OT: Kaylee Sticker had 22 points in defeat. Sophia D’Oliveria scored 19 and Anna Lowe netted 11.

Class AA

East Laurens 63, No. 3 Washington County 56: Destinee Ellison had 16 points and Nijeria Jordan added 14 points and 5 rebounds, but the Lady Hawks lost their third-straight game. Miracle Parker (13) and Jada Darrisaw (10) both chipped in.

No. 7 Rabun County 78, Monticello 52: Recent Presbyterian-commit Georgia Stockton poured in 27 points and 6 rebounds. Laken Stiles had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Destiny Deetz added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Madison Abbott pumped in 27 points in the loss.

Bleckley County 73, Dublin 44: Jahnaria Brown exploded for 28 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Class A-Private

Galloway 58, Paideia 41: Caitlin Felts scored 13 points and Jada Ryce had 10 in the win.

Lakeview Academy 58, Providence Christian 43: Sadie Thrailkill had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Tori Taylor netted 17 points while Maddie Blackburn pitched in 11 points and 4 assists.

Class A-Public

No. 3 Telfair County 58, 2ANo. 10 Dodge County 52: Brandy Mackey (21), Tanajawa Graham (11) and Ny’Asia Howard (8) powered the Lady Trojans. Dodge County was led by Europe Brown’s 19 points. LaShauna Coley and Destanee Wright scored 9 apiece.

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BOYS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 7 Grayson 77, Archer 66: Unsigned senior guard Nick Edwards continued his red-hot play, going off for 27 points. Deivon Smith posted 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Kenyon Jackson added 4 points and 8 boards.

Lambert 82, North Forsyth 59: Jordan McIlwain drilled 6 threes en route to 26 points and 8 rebounds. Mitch Ganote had 18 points and 10 assists. Andrew Hama added 11 points and 4 steals. Damon Stoudamire Jr. collected 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Parkview 79, Central Gwinnett 75: Ahmir Langlais powered the Panthers with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Berkmar 64, Brookwood 40: Tony Johnson dropped 23 points in the win.

Class AAAAAA

No. 2 Gainesville 89, Dacula 55: The Red Elephants blasted the Falcons. KJ Buffen (16), Bailey Minor (15), Griffin Nevel (12), Xavier Bledson (11) and Jarred Rosser (10) paced Gainesville. Clayton State-signee Arusha Hunter and Quincy Ademokoya led Dacula with 13 points apiece. Shayne Buckingham had 10 points and Brenden Tucker scored 8. Mekhail Bethea did not play.

No. 9 Bradwell Institute 60, No. 3 Brunswick 52: The Pirates ran out of late game magic, losing to the Tigers. Isaiah Scott scored 16 points, picking up the slack for an injured Javonte LeCounte.

Lee County 75, Northside-Warner Robins 60: TJ Harris (21) and Javian Johnson (20) combined for 41 points in the Trojan win.

Alpharetta 67, Centennial 62: Brandon Barron poured in 23 points and RJ Pass had 17. Ryan Jenei scored 16. Rodney Howard totaled 13 points in the loss for the Knights.

Lanier 70, Habersham Central 50: Sion James (18), Alex Walker (15) and Adrian Martin (14) paced the Longhorns.

Apalachee 64, Winder-Barrow 56: Derek Miller finished with 14 points, 19 rebounds and 3 steals. Jamonte Wallace had 18 points and Deron Collier tacked on 7. Brandon Bannis tallied 13 points and 8 rebounds. Parker Miller scored 6.

Chattahoochee 68, Northview 57: Will Bracknell and AJ White scored 21 points apiece while Grant VanBeveren had 9 points in the win.

Class AAAAA

No. 1 Warner Robins 68, Thomas County Central 38: Jacolbey Owens (18), Champ Dawson (15) and Keshun Houser (12) all scored double figures. Jaron Zanders added 8 points.

Flowery Branch 66, Loganville 38: Justin Quick finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Myles Janess had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Patsheko Lutumba added 10 points. Blake Coxworth chipped in 8 points and 5 assists. JJ Greene had 7 points.

Starr’s Mill 58, McIntosh 48: The Panthers avenged a 64-54 loss in the Battle of the Bubble round 2. Julian Lynch put up 17 points. Drew Hudson and Nate Allison each had 16.

Class AAAA

No. 1 Upson-Lee 89, No. 3 Mary Persons 58: The Knights embarrassed Mary Persons in front of a capacity crowd at The Castle. MTSU-commit Tye Fagan poured in 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Cameron Traylor had 17 points and Travon Walker posted 12 points and 15 rebounds. Cam Holden scored 21 in the loss.

No. 2 St. Pius X 71, Stephens County 56: Troy Stephens scored 17 points and snagged 3 steals. Kennedy Willis finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Matt Gonzalo had 12 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Niko Broadway had 10 points. DeUndra Singleton piled in 21 points, Ty Nails had 14 points and Tae Thornton netted 10 points for the Indians.

No. 4 Westover 85, Hardaway 50: Jordan Brown dumped in 28 points and 7 assists. Cam Weston had 18 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Kris Gardner posted 16 points and 8 assists. Mike Isler Jr. had 7 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 7 Cartersville 58, Cedartown 25: Furman-signee Jaylon Pugh had 17 points and Perignon Dyer netted 10 in the win.

No. 9 Carver-Columbus 51, Columbus 37: AJ Watts scored 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the Tigers. Jalen King added 8 points and 7 rebounds. Xaiyhir Jacobs finished with 5 points and 9 rebounds. Noah Lott led Columbus with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Gray Voltz had 6 points.

Northwest Whitfield 79, Pickens 42: In the loss, Seth Bishop had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Keinyuan Hooks added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

Jefferson 63, Madison County 42: Coach Kevin Morris’ reclamation project in Year 1 continued to flourish as the Dragons earned their 14th win after going 4-21 last season. Jasper Gibson (14), Jacob Radaker (11) and Donsha Gaither (10) led the way.

West Hall 60, Marist 37: Dee Buffington dropped 20 points and Noah Edmondson pitched in 15 in the Region 7 win.

LaFayette 61, Ridgeland 39: Alex Kelehear had 26 points. Jon Morgan added 13.

Class AAA

No. 1 Morgan County 66, Franklin County 49: Alec Woodard finished with 17 points to lead the Bulldogs while Anthony Cooper had 14 and Tyrin Lawrence 11. Franklin County received 14 points apiece from Titus Brown and Micah Roebuck.

No. 4 GAC 75, Union County 31: Roy Dixon scored 17 points, Chris Hinton had 13 and Ben Sheppard netted 12 for the Spartans. Hunter McIntosh finished with 11 points.3d Pierson Allison led Union County with 12. Patrick Baggett tossed in 11.

No. 5 Westside-Macon 103, Kendrick 90: Greg Holloway scored 26 points as the lead man for the Khavon Moore-less Seminoles. Javian Mosley tacked on 20 points and Des Foston scored 17.

No. 8 Windsor Forest 68, Savannah 53: Benjamin Mitchell scored 19 points and Lamon Page had 16.

No. 9 Dawson County 71, Lumpkin County 42: Cullen Reed scored 16 points to lead four double digit scorers. Ryan Gallenkamp had 13 points, Campbell Reed 13 and Jeremiah Crumley 10. Kane Pelfrey scored 7.

Monroe Area 80, Jackson County 61: Isaiah Glasper (19), Lakendric Lyles (12) and Quontarius Lackey (10) led the Hurricanes in scoring. Elijah Goodman had 9 points and 4 blocks. Michael Gray added 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Hart County 59, East Jackson 40: Elijah Robinson scored 14 points to help the Bulldogs to their fourth-straight Region 8 win. Tay Howard had a game-high 17 points in defeat.

Long County 65, Tattnall County 62: The Blue Tide is surging. Henry Blair scored 23 points followed by Terry Smith’s 16 and Christian Bass’ 10 points as Long County moved into first-place in Region 2.

Class AA

No. 4 Dublin 73, Bleckley County 59: Kam Pauldo had 28 points and 7 assists. Clarence Jackson added 20 points and 14 rebounds.

No. 5 Elbert County 54, Social Circle 31: Jamison Syphore had 17 points and 9 rebounds.

No. 10 Banks County 68, Monticello 61: Carl Cleveland pumped in 25 points and had 7 assists for the Leopards. Dylan Orr added 21 points and 10 rebounds. Gabe Martin scored 16 points and blocked 2 shots. Darius Bonds tallied 11 assists. In the loss, Ashton Bonner finished with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Malik Crawford double-doubled with 21 points and 11 rebounds. De’Ivion Lawrence had 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Gordon Central 80, Armuchee 63: Quan Curtis dropped 30 points to power the Warriors. Christian Marycz had 13 and Turner Mathis scored 11 in Gordon Central’s first win of the season.

Dodge County 67, East Laurens 17: Nick Cummings had 20 points. DeMarcus Caines scored 18 and Chris Clark netted 13.

Jeff Davis 74, Metter 57: Ja’Queze Kirby erupted for 34 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 5 blocks in an important region victory.

Class A-Private

No. 5 Stratford Academy 60, Mt. de Sales 48: Jaden Harris scored 21 points and Devin Butts had 10.

Wesleyan 42, No. 6 Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 41: Wesleyan received 10 points from Micah Smith and 8 from JD Kavel in an important win. Stevie Crawford snatched 8 rebounds. In the loss, Tahj Keeton posted 18 points and 10 rebounds. Marques Frye had 10 points and Cam Bennett finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

No. 7 Lakeview Academy 72, Towns County 55: Blake McIntyre had 19 points followed by Drew Cottrell’s 16 and Holden Cooper’s 10.

Darlington 65, Trion 54: JD Hull had 16 points and Sam Tackeberry netted 14 in the win. Griffin Brewster and Barrick Wade added 10 apiece.

Fellowship Christian 71, Walker 68: Walker’s struggles continued with a loss to the Paladins. The Wolverines were led by Chandler Baker’s 22 points. Darius Garvin had 11 and Omar Cooper had 10.

Class A-Public

Dooly County 78, Crawford County 43: Jarquavius Brown had 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Zeff Felton added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Non-GHSA

Oak Hill, VA (B-Team) 91, Dawson Christian Academy 87 OT: Luke Chism had 32 points. Ethan Bryant scored 16 followed by Ahmad Kamara (15), Eli Burruss (13) and Seth Davis (11).
 

GIRLS

Class AAAAAAA

No. 5 Cherokee 57, Roswell 37: Sydne Watts had 15 points. Kate Johnson scored 8 and Laiken Wade, Olivia Herrera and Chatham Brown all had 6 points.

No. 6 North Forsyth 46, Lambert 30: Catherine Shope had 23 points. Caroline Martin added 7 points and 9 assists. Cassie Markle posted 6 points and 9 rebounds.

Grayson 67, Archer 63: Jazmine Robinson had 18 points and 5 rebounds. Bianca Fizouaty had 16 points and 3 rebounds.

Class AAAAAA

No. 2 Winder-Barrow 54, Apalachee 28:  UConn-commit Olivia Nelson-Ododa scored the 1,500th point of her career while College of Charleston-commit Latrice Perkins pumped in 15 points.

No. 7 Northview 71, Chattahoochee 20: Eden Sample outscored the Lady Cougars with 23 points. Ashlee Austin had 12 points. Alahna Richards and Megan Cistulli had 8 apiece.

Dacula 49, Gainesville 46: The Lady Falcons drilled five threes in the fourth quarter to beat Gainesville. Kendall Bollmer had 14 points and 4 rebounds. Aiyana Hamilton collected 11 points and 9 rebounds while Keyanna Gibbs finished with 8 points and 7 boards. Chelsey Abel contributed 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Class AAAAA

No. 2 Flowery Branch 73, Loganville 35: Lexie Sengkhammee had 16 points and 5 assists while Alabama-signee Taniyah Worth posted 14 points, 4 assists and 5 steals. Ashley Scott collected 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Ashley Woodroffe had 10 points and 4 rebounds. Caroline Wysocki chipped in 8 points and 4 assists.

Class AAAA

No. 1 Carver-Columbus 81, Columbus 33: Sya Hall had 18 points, Olivia Cochran posted 13 points and 6 rebounds and Mariah Igus surpassed the 1,000-point barrier with 13 points and 3 steals in the win.

No. 4 Northwest Whitfield 72, Pickens 61: The Bruins received 18 points from Holly Heath. Jada Griffin double-doubled with 16 points and 10 rebounds. MaLane Kyer had 11 points and 5 steals. Mykenzie Weaver had 32 points in a losing effort. Torie Williams put up 9 points and 7 assists. Shelby Cook chipped in 6 points and 9 rebounds.

No. 6 Madison County 54, Jefferson 38:  Jordan Bailey dropped in 17 points to pace the Red Raiders. McKenzie Tyner scored 11 to lead Jefferson.

St. Pius X 63, Stephens County 44: Nana Eades (12) and Tykia Thompson (9) paced the Lady Indians in the loss.

West Laurens 69, Perry 56: Ja’Kerra Wilbur had 22 points and 5 assists while MaKayla Murray double-doubled with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Calmela Mack pitched in 16 points and 4 steals in the win.

White County 57, Chestatee 51: Naomi Crumley and Dasha Cannon scored 14 points apiece. Madi Phillips (9) and Erin Dorsey (8) chipped in.

Class AAA

No. 1 GAC 66, Union County 53: MTSU-signee Taylor Sutton dropped 21 points and Wofford-commit MaryMartha Turner added 13 in GAC’s win over Union County. The Lady Panthers were led by Bailey Daniel’s 25 points. Brooke Dockrey scored 11 and Kait McCarter added 10.

No. 8 North Murray 52, Murray County 40: Raven Stone scored 16 points. Korbin Tipton netted 15 and Sarah Plemons had 12.

No. 9 Hart County 62, East Jackson 29: Torrion Starks poured in 30 points in the win. A’cira Teasley added 9 points while Taniya Alexander finished with 8 points and 17 rebounds. East Jackson was led by Abbie Howington’s 8.

Jenkins 36, Islands 29: Ki Gaskins had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 1 block. Zaniyah Sealey put up 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. Jessie Barre had 7 points and 4 rebounds.

Dawson County 43, Lumpkin County 22: A healthy Kaylee Sticker was a major difference, scoring 16 points in the win. Sticker did not play in their 46-39 loss to Lumpkin County in December. Anna Lowe scored 11 points and Cadey Ayers had 8.

Class AA

Monticello 51, No. 2 Banks County 41: Banks County had a chance to take a death grip on Region 8 but instead were upset by Monticello after skyrocketing in the rankings. Amber Williams had 12 points in the loss. Jaycie Bowen had 10, Allison Smith (8) and Maddie Thomas (6).

No. 5 Putnam County 56, No. 6 Rabun County 47: In the loss, Laken Stiles finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Georgia Stockton had 13 points and 4 rebounds while Destiny Deetz added 12 rebounds. Putnam County rallied, taking their first lead with 2:30 left in the game to close out the LadyCats.

East Laurens 55, No. 8 Dodge County 47: The Squaws continued their slide with another loss. Destanee Wright had 16 points, Europe Brown scored 13 and Zanessia Mitchell netted 12.

No. 10 Bryan County 53, Toombs County 42: Olonna Rawls went off for 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Kelsey Leggett added 11 points.

Class A-Private

No. 2 Wesleyan 77, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 17: Nicole Azar scored 14 points and Paige Lyons added 12 points and 6 assists. AC Carter had 11 points. Furman-signee Sutton West collected 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Athens Academy 51, No. 7 Prince Avenue Christian 44: Gabby Mastandrea had 19 points and 5 rebounds while Rose Bone posted 18 points and 6 rebounds. Maddie McCleary scored 7 points and Greer Moseley netted 7.

Galloway 65, SACA 47: Jada Ryce poured in 21 points followed by Caitlin Felts’ 16 points and Meredith Potts’ 13. Mel Hartz added 9 points.

Savannah Christian 46, Woodville-Tompkins 32: Paige Dennis scored 15 points and Keziah Goodway had 14 for the Lady Raiders.

Fellowship Christian 62, Walker 58: Colorado-signee Cameron Swartz exploded for 46 points (6 threes) on Senior Night to rally the Lady Paladins, scoring five points in the final 44 seconds to push past the Wolverines.

Lakeview Academy 58, Towns County 38: Maddy Towles had 14 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Tori Taylor added 13 points and 7 rebounds while Sasvanna Kinsey posted 10 points and 8 rebounds.

Fitzgerald 64, Thomasville 62: Kirstin Crook had 18 points while Trinity Jones had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. Hayleigh Ross added 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Class A-Public

No. 3 Telfair County 68, Echols County 46: India Wells had 29 points and Tanajawa Graham added 10. Brandy Mackey pitched in 8 points.