Action fierce as regular season winds down

Action’s approaching fever pitch as Class AA teams near the final week of basketball’s regular season. Many region tournament seedings are set, while others aren’t certain until this week.

Here’s a sampling of Friday’s action:

Wesleyan girls get solid team effort

The five-time defending champions further showed they’ve recovered from a loss to Southwest Atlanta Christian by winning a seventh straight, 80-20 against Hapeville Charter in Region 6-AA. Thirteen Wolves scored, including Kendra Talley and Lauren Frerking, who netted 10 and nine, respectively.

GAC boys streaking, girls reviving

Greater Atlanta Christian’s No. 2 boys ran their season-long win streak to 10 by doubling up Westminster 69-34 in 6-AA, thanks to Troy Morrison’s 17 points. The No. 6 Spartan girls, who had lost four of their last five, beat the Wildcats 48-17 with Brianna Cummings’ and Sydni Means’ 14.

Diamond McGirt approaches century mark

The senior guard came within 12 points of 1,000 in her career with 17 in the Bryan County girls’ 59-40 Region 2-AA loss to St. Vincent’s Academy. Though McGirt had the hot hand, it was too little to stop St. Vincent’s Blake Willoughby from netting 18 and Tara Poston’s 15, including 10 in the first half.

Other notable performances

The Coosa boys’ 9-0 run to start the third quarter erased Model’s seven-point halftime lead and propelled them to a 67-58 victory and 7-AA. Isaac Bradley’s 22 points led the Eagles… Sarah Wood’s game-high 12 and Jakela Wilson’s 10 pushed host Jefferson’s girls past Commerce 56-31… Oglethorpe County’s girls got 16 from Latoria Royal in beating host Social Circle 30-25… Jess Ann Nix’s 18 and Heather Shore’s 16 helped Armuchee’s girls to an eighth win in their last 11 games.

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