By Stephen Black
Hillgrove 57, Allatoona 47: Hillgrove outscored host Allatoona 22-14 in the third quarter after leading just 24-21 at the half. Junior guard Kyle Castlin had 17 points for Hillgrove while junior wing Daniel Fowler led Allatoona with 14 points.
McEachern 68, Harrison 63: McEachern took a 17-8 edge after one period and maintained the lead throughout the game. Junior point guard Logan McIntosh and senior wingman Deonta Patterson each scored 17 points. Freddie Brown made 8-of-10 free throws in the fourth quarter and, as a team, the Indians shot 25 times from the charity stripe and made 16 in the final period. A 3-pointer by Patterson with two minute left, however, gave McEachern a 7-point lead and effectively closed out the contest. Junior point guard Jay Bowyer led Harrison with 23, while sophomore guard Brandon Powell had 18.
North Cobb 44, Marietta 39: Visiting Marietta led after a defense-heavy first half 15-10, but North Cobb responded by outscoring the Blue Devils 34-14 in the second, including 19-9 in the fourth quarter. Senior power forward Jordan Neff scored 10 points, had nine rebounds and four blocks while senior guard Saxon Steele scored 12 and senior shooting guard Lee Moore had seven.
Sprayberry 64, Lassiter 40: Junior guard Armel Potter led the visiting Yellow Jackets with 29 points as Sprayberry rolled. The Jackets led 37-25 after three, but a full game of pressure defense wore down their hosts as Sprayberry tallied 28 fourth-quarter points. Senior point guard Khrishna Khatri led Lassiter with 16 points.