Kell’s Grant Bryant broke two school records when he scored 50 points and grabbed 35 rebounds in the Longhorns’ 94-93 overtime victory against Osborne in a Region 7-AAAAA game Tuesday night.
Bryant made 18 field goals and was 14-for-20 on free throws, according to a report in the Marietta Daily Journal. The 6-foot-6 junior forward has received a scholarship offer from Jacksonville University and interest from Florida State, Marquette, Ohio State, Stanford and Xavier, according to Rivals.com.
It was the second consecutive victory for Kell, which improved to 5-10 overall and 3-3 in 7-AAAAA. Osborne, which got 36 points from senior guard Gerry Weaver, fell to 8-10 overall and 2-4 in the region.
Here are some of the other top stories this week involving Class AAAAA teams:
*Osborne girls rolling: The eighth-ranked Osborne girls team took a commanding lead in 7-AAAAA Division B with a 56-46 victory over No. 3 Kell on Tuesday. Malea Maye, Zutorya Cook and Nikira Goings each scored in double figures for the Cardinals (13-2, 6-0). Kell fell to 10-2 overall and 4-2 in region play and will seek revenge when the teams meet again at Kell on Jan. 25. Ninth-ranked Creekview, which leads 7-AAAAA Division A, lost to Kell 54-49 on Dec. 7 and hosts Osborne on Jan. 18.
*Top 10 upset: The seventh-ranked Cedar Shoals girls team fell to 13-2 overall and 5-2 in 8-AAAAA Division B when it lost to Loganville 36-27 on Tuesday. Cedar Shoals center Ty Davis scored 17 of her team’s 27 points. The Jaguars, whose five-game winning streak came to an end, maintain a half-game lead over Clarke Central in the subregion and beat the Gladiators 38-30 on Dec. 15, but Clarke Central will have a chance to even the score when the teams meet again on Jan. 19 at Clarke Central.
*Looking ahead: The sixth-ranked Mays boys team will try to rebound from an 80-78 loss to Lakeside-DeKalb on Tuesday when it plays host to fourth-ranked Tucker on Friday in an important Region 6-AAAAA game. Tucker enters the game in first place in the “A” subregion, while Mays is trying to stay within sight of Miller Grove in the “B” subregion. Top-ranked Miller Grove, which has won four consecutive state championships, beat Mays 68-58 on Dec. 11. The teams will meet again on Feb. 1 at Miller Grove.