Class A roundup

Aquinas 70, Lakeview Academy 60: Sophomore forward Ahmed Hill led the way for the host Fighting Irish with 25 points. Ray Hopkins chipped in with 15 points and Michael Scott added 12 points. Austin Pearson led Lakeview with 22 points.

Mt. Paran 42, Wesleyan 33: The Eagles outscored visiting Wesleyan 17-2 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game. The Wolves lost despite 13 points from Will Clifton and 10 points and nine rebounds from Shane Smith.

Mt. Pisgah 49, W.D. Mohammed 38: The host Patriots put W.D. Mohammed away in the final minutes with an 8-0 run. Kyle Sloter had 16 points for Mt. Pisgah, while John Towne scored 12. Towne was nine-for-11 from the free throw line.

St. Francis 65, North Cobb Christian 63: The visiting Knights held onto a 33-29 half-time lead to advance to the second round. Forward Nigel Johnson led the way for St. Francis, scoring 23 points. Connor Smith and Kaiser Gates each added 13 points for the Knights.

Whitefield Academy 65, Hebron Christian 13: The host WolfPack limited Hebron Christian to just three field goals as they rolled to victory. Kenny Gaines led Whitefield Academy with 14 points, while Lorenzo Carter added 12 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.

Compiled by Score Atlanta

17 comments Add your comment


February 25th, 2012
11:05 pm

three field goals and 13 points allowed in a state playoff game has to be close to a record.


February 25th, 2012
11:17 pm

@swanny Agreed.


February 26th, 2012
5:19 am

Who is doing the reporting here? Two errors in the Aquinas-Lakeview game report. The game was at Lakeview so Aquinas was not the host. There is no Ray Hopkins, it should be Ray Thompkins.


February 26th, 2012
8:20 am

Why is the St. Francis win not getting more coverage? N. Cobb Christian was 28-0 with only 2 games decided by single digits all year long.


February 26th, 2012
8:25 am

This is all the coverage we get?


February 26th, 2012
10:33 am

Maybe because St Francis beat a team that had a schedule that looked like they were playing in a church league. Sorry Knights. Save your 7 dollars and sit at home. This next one is going to be a real heartbreaker.


February 26th, 2012
11:24 am

Sorry yet another error in the reporting…. The leading scorer for St. Francis was Nigel JACKSON, not Johnson.


February 26th, 2012
11:35 am

That’s what we like to hear from StFrancis Sucks. NCSS may have played a light schedule but they are very good and beat McCallie in Chattanooga. As long as everyone keeps giving St. Francis no chance and no coverage (including the AJC), that’ll work. Whitefield will be tough, but we’ll just prepare and give it best shot we can–all the pressure is on them baby. Thanks for the budget advice and your trash talk, its just what we need to get ready.

Jr. Knight

February 26th, 2012
12:10 pm

Keep up the trash talk StFrancis Sucks. It fuels their fire.


February 26th, 2012
1:16 pm

St Francis played a great game, and had a great game plan. They really limited the 3 point shooting of NCCS. It was a great high school basketball game. St Francis has to be one of the best 3 seeds I have ever watched play. Good luck to the Knights in round 2. Great season NCCS it was fun watching you guys this year!

fly high

February 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

it also fuels their coach to talk about the team they face and just played on twitter. now that will fuel whitefield. just saying. St. francis came ready to play and executed. good luck

Casual fan

February 26th, 2012
1:26 pm

Nice comment B Ball — in a normal bracket NCCS would have played the #4 seed (Wesleyan) and St Francis would have played a 2 seed (Landmark). But with 5 regions the brackets are a little weird–great high school basketball game, great atmosphere.


February 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

it is very hard to execute against the pressure defense that Whitefield employs. Hebron Christian scored 60 points in their play in game and scored 13 against Whitefield.


February 26th, 2012
3:51 pm

also another reporting error. NCCS was up 33-29 at the half. Who is writing these recaps??


February 26th, 2012
4:49 pm

The same folks who are rewriting the History Books and think the world is a billion years old… who pay no attention to the facts but have the power of the “pen”, “mike” and “twit” on their side. SAD. Great win St Francis! Coach Matta can coach and he had a fine squad. If you compete hard, smart and together, you”ll upset Whitfield too.

Sam Roney

February 26th, 2012
8:31 pm

Might be another in the group who could well surprise in the Class A playoffs. Aquinas
won over Lakeview 70-60 on the Lakeview Academy home floor. They are(Aquinas)
22-6. Several losses were to AAA teams or AAAA teams. Notable also was that the
loss to Wilkinson County was by only 2 pts in Region finals game.

Eagle Fan

February 27th, 2012
9:26 am

Great season NCCS! I’m proud of you all. Kudos to St. Francis. You all played a great game. Good luck against Whitefield.