By Stephen Black
Greater Atlanta Christian 72, Lithia Springs 60: In the opening game of the Carrollton Tournament, Greater Atlanta Christian led by seven heading into the second half and held Lithia Springs to just 10 third-quarter points while opening a 57-44 lead at the end of the period. Senior guard Collin Swinton led GAC with 20 while Isaiah Wilkins had 18 and Troy Morrison scored 15. Swinton had nine in the third quarter. Lithia Springs was led by Neil Phillips’ 27 points.
City of Palms Tournament
Tift County 81, Eagle’s Landing 72: Brannen Greene led Tift County with 26 points as Tift County edged Eagle’s Landing in the City of Palms tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla. A 9-2 run to end the game spurred the Blue Devils to the victory. Greene scored seven of those points. Trevin Joseph had 22 for Eagle’s Landing and Chris Davenport scored 11. Senior power forward Desmond Ringer grabbed 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles.
Collins Hill 53, Mountain View 35: Host Collins Hill controlled this Region 7-AAAAAA duel from the start, leading 17-8 after the first quarter and 30-15 at the half. Senior Arthur Gray scored a game-high 13, while Darius Joell and Grant McDonald each had 12.
Johns Creek 70, Northview 67: Johns Creek nearly wasted a 25-16 half-time lead, but held on to defeat local rival Northview, which traveled about a mile for the game. The host Gladiators saw four players score in double-figures: Malik Avery with 13, Ryan Lewis with 12 and Peyton Smith and Logan Williamson with 11. A steal by Smith with 40 seconds left clinched the win for Johns Creek.
Peachtree Ridge 51, Norcross 50: In a region game at Peachtree Ridge, the host Lions upset Norcross as Jordan Capps scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer with just under two minutes left that gave his team its first lead of the second half. Capps then sank one of two free throws a minute later to give Peachtree Ridge its margin of victory. Edwin Efezohkae scored 12 and Amir Warnock grabbed 13 rebounds for the Lions.