In a wild Class AAAAA second-round playoff game, the North Cobb Warriors overcame a nine-point Stephenson lead in the fourth quarter to capture a 60-57 victory. Guard Lee Moore was clutch when it counted most, scoring 15 of his game-high 25 points in the final period when he was also 8-for-8 from the free throw line.
Guard Saxon Steele added 13 points for North Cobb. Derek Harper led the Jaguars with 20 points before fouling out. The Warriors will face Savannah in the quarterfinals on Saturday at Fort Valley State University.
Alpharetta 80, Peachtree Ridge 69: Ty Toney hit 17-of-21 free throws while pouring in 36 points for visiting Alpharetta. Carlos Burse scored 25 points and went 3-for-5 from behind the 3-point line. The win put the Raiders in the state quarterfinals for the first time.
Harrison 63, Valdosta 51: The visiting Hoyas relied on double-digit efforts from three players to defeat Valdosta. Guard Ryan Blumenthal poured in 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Jeremy Presley had 11 points and Marshall Guilmette added 10 for Harrison.
M.L. King 77, South Cobb 61: Senior forward De’Aires Tate had a game-high 19 points and 13 assists for M.L. King. A pair of sophomores, Paul Jackson and Greg King, both scored 13 points, and King grabbed 11 rebounds.
Savannah 66, Westlake 64: The Lions led 37-22 at the half, but Savannah clawed back and grabbed its first lead of the game with 6:40 remaining. As time expired, Naquan Chisolm scored after an offensive rebound to clinch a Blue Jackets victory.
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