Wednesday basketball playoff roundup

By Score Atlanta

BOYS

Class AAAAAA

Archer 47, Cherokee 45: Host Archer went into the half ahead 31-20 and barely edged past Cherokee. The Warriors outscored Archer 13-2 in the third quarter to even the score at 33-33 heading into the fourth. Bryan Halmet was able to keep Archer ahead and scored a team-high 17 points. With the game knotted, senior guard Randall Smith drove, got fouled and hit both free throws with 4.5 seconds to keep the Tigers alive.

Brunswick 71, Campbell 53: Brunswick received a huge effort from Tracy Walker to score a home victory over Campbell. Walker finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds while Marquice Jones added 12 points. Ty Jackson and Rodriquez Hamilton each contributed 11 points for Brunswick. Campbell was led by Donte Scott’s 16 points and Rasheed Merritt finished with 10 points in the loss.

Peachtree Ridge 57, Centennial 38: The host Peachtree Ridge Lions received double-digit points from both senior Jordan Capps and junior Amir Warnock to stretch a 19-18 halftime lead to a 19-point winning margin. Freshman point guard Aaron Augustin dished out nine assists in the win. Head coach Keith Arrington noted the key to the win was simply playing better in the second half and avoiding mistakes that plagued the team through the first two quarters.

Morrow 63, Newnan 54: Visiting Morrow was able to pull off the upset following a huge 23-point game from senior Anthony Calloway. Fellow senior Sahr Joe reached double figures and added 10 points. Newnan got plenty of scoring from Doniel Dean, who led the way at 18, and teammates Darrell Morrow and Immanuel Griggs coming in at 14 and 11. A strong second half was the difference in the Mustangs’ win.

North Cobb 70, Coffee 45: The host Warriors led 22-3 after one period and coasted into the second round. North Cobb’s defense held Coffee’s leading scorer Rashad Thomas, who came in averaging more than 14 points per game, to just eight. Lee Moore led the Warriors with 15 points, six rebounds and eight assists while Dennis Young-Coleman had 14. Coffee’s leading scorers were Dikembe Deberry and Tyree Paulk who each had 11 points.

Rockdale County 66, Westlake 62: Visiting Westlake got off to a promising start and led 39-29 at the half. Junior shooting guard Raymond Saunders led Westlake with a game-high 21 points. Saunders was dialed in from distance and his scoring was powered solely from his seven made 3-pointers. Rockdale responded by outscoring the Lions 37-23 in the second half and held Westlake to just two fourth-quarter points.

Shiloh 54, Walton 52: The host Generals of Shiloh rallied back from a 30-19 deficit at intermission to pull out a win over Walton. Junior Nate Mason led Shiloh with 26 points and five assists while junior center Trayvon Reed scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Shiloh turned up the defensive pressure after halftime, leading to plenty of steals and Walton turnovers to finally grab a 50-46 lead in the fourth after entering the final frame down 10.

Tift County 70, McEachern 48: Tift County led by just three after the first quarter and McEachern trailed 35-25 at halftime, but the Blue Devils dominated the second half en route to victory. Brannen Greene scored a game-high 30 points for host Tift County, which also got 17 points from Tadric Jackson and 15 from Donnell Tuff. Deonte Patterson led a balanced McEachern attack with 11 points as the only Indians’ player in double-figures.

Class AAAAA

Allatoona 69, Salem 56: Allatoona jumped out to a 14-6 advantage against Salem and held on. The visiting Buccaneers led by nine at the half and by 10 after three quarters before earning the final 13-point margin. Daniel Fowler made 13 of 16 free throws to finish with 23 points for Allatoona. Forrestt Lane added 11 points and Austin Faulkner chipped in 10.

Tucker 56, Sprayberry 39: The visiting Tigers roared to a 27-16 halftime edge, then extended the lead to 41-23 at the half. Junior Davante Reynolds led Tucker with 21 points and eight rebounds while junior Jon Dunmyer scored 17. Sprayberry was led by Nkem Ojeh and Armel Potter, who each had 11.

Class AAAA

Eagle’s Landing 39, Albany 13: Eagle’s Landing led 29-12 at the half, then withstood stubborn Albany’s stalling attempts in the second half to advance to the second round. In one possession, visiting Albany held the ball for more than six minutes without a shot. There were no points scored in the third quarter. Isaiah Dennis led Eagle’s Landing with 15 points and Maurice Green added seven.

Jonesboro 61, Crisp County 27: Jonesboro umped out to a 21-6 lead after the first period and extended the lead to 35-14 at the half. Patrick Petty led the host Cardinals with 15 points.

Marist 71, Dalton 42: Marist dominated host Dalton from the start and led 15-4 after one period and 35-21 at the half. By the end of the third, Marist led 52-30 and had the game well in hand. Senior forward Quinton Stephens, a Georgia Tech commitment, led Marist with 19 and sophomore Cameron Wiley added 13 points.

Westover 84, North Clayton 59: Westover jumped on North Clayton for a double-digit lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Kel Miller led the way for the host Patriots with a game-high 23 points and he added six rebounds. Teammate T.J. Cromer notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards as Westover improved to 21-5 for the season.

Class AAA

Beach 80, Callaway 72: Visiting Beach was even at 64 at the end of regulation before outscoring Callaway 16-8 in overtime. Rashad Cummings had 29 points, Juadeem Banks had 12 points and Shawn Brooks had 10 to lead the Bulldogs. Nehemiah Jones had 28 points and teammate Brandon Bridges had 16 to help pace Callaway, but Beach was able to outlast the Cavaliers.

Class AA

Calhoun 59, Hapeville Charter 55: Hapeville Charter led after each of the first three quarters, including 16-9 after one but just 41-40 after three, before Calhoun overtook the visitors for a hard-fought victory. The Yellow Jackets finally snagged a lead midway through the final frame and held on with clutch free-throw shooting. Kaelan Riley led the way with 15 points for Calhoun, which also got 11 from Greyson Arnold and nine apiece from Austin Byrd and Jireh Wilson.

Dade County 80, Wesleyan 72: Dade County went into Wesleyan and pulled out an overtime thriller. The host Wolves maintained a slight lead most of the game, but the Wolverines kept it close and managed to tie it before pulling away in the extra frame. Cole Birchfield poured in 34 points for Dade County and Clynt Bell added 22. Will Clifton scored a game-high 35 points for Wesleyan.

Greater Atlanta Christian 80, Coosa 37: Visiting Coosa never had an answer for GAC, which jumped to a 43-19 lead at the half. Collin Swinton and Cam Boyd each finished with 17 points for the Spartans.

Model 49, Westminster 47: Model survived a furious rally by visiting Westminster when Davy Fisher hit a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining. Fisher finished with a game-high 22 points for the Blue Devils. The Wildcats trailed 47-41 late in the fourth quarter but forced four consecutive turnovers before Harrison Butker tied it at 47-47 on a jumper with 40 seconds left. Butker scored 10 points, while Robert DeGolian and Will Benson had 11 and 10, respectively, for Westminster.

GIRLS

Class AAAAAA

Alpharetta 69, Duluth 53: Alpharetta came out sloppy at home against Duluth before making adjustments at halftime to pull away for the victory. Senior Kylee Smith netted 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while fellow senior guard Lauren Brown chipped in 11 points. Freshman Vashnie Perry scored 11 points and notched eight assists. Alpharetta coach Mike House said the game turned after halftime when the team upped the defensive pressure.

North Cobb 67, Coffee 40: North Cobb led just 32-26 at the half, then dominated the third quarter 17-4 to take control of the game. Kyrie Chandler led the host Warriors with 22 points while Amber Reeves added 14 points and eight rebounds. Briah Woods starred with 13 points, 13 rebounds and six steals, also for North Cobb.

Norcross 80, South Forsyth 32: The host Norcross Blue Devils jumped out to a 24-4 lead after the first quarter against South Forsyth and never looked back. Norcross led 40-12 at halftime and outscored South Forsyth 40-20 in the second half. Senior Shayla Cooper had 28 points in the victory for Norcross.

Tift County 65, Campbell 55: Tift County led throughout the game but visiting Campbell made things interesting late as D’Aisa Cain scored 18 points as Campbell tried to rally from a halftime hole. Junior guard Julie McKie added 10 points for Campbell. Alexis Johnon paced Tift County with 18 points while Brakia Bateman and Brecklyn Greene each contributed 14 points. Tift County blew a chance to put the game away, going just 24-for-41 from the free throw line.

Class AAAA

Jonesboro 64, Cairo 29: Jonesboro led Cairo at half by just eight points at home before pulling away behind 16 points from Kimberly Dawkins and 10 points from Michaelle Smith. Alicia Hampton and Deneesha Edward each added nine points and Kenisha Reeves chipped in eight as Jonesboro outscored Cairo 40-13 after intermission.

Marist 59, Northwest Whitfield 34: The War Eagles led 18-8 at the end of the first quarter, 32-17 at the half and 47-25 at the end of the third. Junior Briana Bell scored 20 points to lead Marist while sophomore Kelsey Carrier added 10. Visiting Northwest Whitfield was led by Kaitin Wade’s 12 points.

Salem 74, Paulding County 40: Salem jumped out to a 37-21 lead at halftime over Paulding County before cruising at home to a 74-40 victory in Round 1 of the Class AAAAA playoffs. The Region 8-AAAAA champions were led by Ayana Mitchell’s 29 points and 14 rebounds while Shay Tarver had 14 points, including 13 in the third quarter. Jennifer Tindi chipped in with 10 points.

Class AA

Wesleyan 85, Armuchee 29: Katie Frerking poured in 35 points without even playing in the fourth quarter to lead host Wesleyan past Armuchee. Frerking added seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. Kendra Talley led the defensive effort with five steals while scoring nine points on the other end of the floor. Keevana Edwards and Paige Mosley chipped in eight points apiece for the Wolves, who surged to a 50-17 lead by halftime.

26 comments Add your comment

Brandon

February 20th, 2013
8:09 pm

Fayette County defeated Stephens County 63-56 Boys and Westside defeated Glenn Hills 64-60 Boys

Laney boys defeat Benedictine 72 48

February 20th, 2013
8:21 pm

Congrats fellas

WinderDawg

February 20th, 2013
8:30 pm

New Manchester beats Apalachee 57-40

South GA doin well

February 20th, 2013
9:06 pm

All 4 boys teams from Region 3-AAAAA won over 2-AAAAA. Effingham girls won also. Savannah High and Johnson Boys won

Todd - L'Ville

February 20th, 2013
9:24 pm

AAA – Dodge County 66 | Henry County 56. My nephew Justin Burch for DC took over down the stretch…

Wildcat

February 20th, 2013
9:37 pm

Wheeler took down Dacula 71 to 56. Wheeler was up 24 to 8 after the first quarter and cruised to the victory. Dacula was a scrappy bunch though, they played hard the whole game.

region6 4-a

February 20th, 2013
9:38 pm

South Atlant 60 to River Ridge 56

alonzo wright

February 20th, 2013
9:45 pm

The Vidalia Indians Boys Basketball Team defeated the Harlem Bulldogs at home at the H. Ralph Parsons Gymnasium Wednesday night 84-63 to advance to the 2nd round of the GHSA State Basketball Playoffs. The #2 ranked Indians had little trouble with the Bulldogs and led 18-10 at the end of the 1st quarter and really played well in the 2nd quarter and led 36-21 at the half. The Indians had outstanding play by their guards Jordan Black with 16 points and Tra Hardy who had 15 points to lead the way.

The Indians go to 28-1 for the year and will play Saturday at home against the winner of the Early Co-Northeast Macon game.

MamaJag3

February 20th, 2013
10:15 pm

Stephenson H.S. beat Pope HS

sd82

February 20th, 2013
10:22 pm

Columbia H.S. girls and boys defeated Pickens County and Gilmer respectively! Go CHS EAGLES!!!

Bleed Red

February 20th, 2013
10:41 pm

Little bit of home cooking down there at ARCHER

mom2ray5

February 20th, 2013
11:52 pm

AAAAAA Boys CORRECTION: Westlake defeated Rockdale County 81-76.

Country boy

February 21st, 2013
12:05 am

Hello friends. Watched Tift Co. Defeat McEachern tonite in Tifton. Brannon Greene is mentioned often on these threads but even better than advertised. I’m not a prognosticatar but Tift is a very dangerous draw for the big boys in Atlanta area.

Oscar Rainbow

February 21st, 2013
12:38 am

This recap is a damn mess.

Joe L

February 21st, 2013
4:36 am

Go Miller Grove high school!!!!

Benjamin E. Mays Raider for Life.

February 21st, 2013
7:12 am

Benjamin E. Mays defeats Creekview High School 61-53. The Raiders advance to the Georgia Sweet Sixteen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DiehardRaider

February 21st, 2013
7:38 am

Congrats Raiders! You have already exceeded my expectations this year!

WarriorComeOut2Play

February 21st, 2013
8:48 am

Way to go North Cobb Lady Warriors. 1 down 4 to go. Stay focused, keep sharing the ball and we will see you in Macon. Warriors, come out to plaaaaaaaay!

The Grove

February 21st, 2013
9:42 am

Hillgrove boys beat Valdosta 57-43 Go Hawks!! Next up at Tri Cities Saturday night!

Smug

February 21st, 2013
9:49 am

Tift County girls didn’t look very sharp & probably won’t go much further. They have two decent players & a big girl in the center who throws her size at opposing players. Don’t see how they won as many games as they did.

Joe

February 21st, 2013
10:12 am

Why is the GHSA site showing Rockdale losing to Westlake?

Manny fresh

February 21st, 2013
10:37 am

West lake won 81-76 ajc got a miss print as usual

mad mom

February 21st, 2013
10:43 am

Like I said Coffee girls have a idiot for a coach, feel bad for the CHS Team . Coffee changed football coaches (for the better) now is time to change grils coach. Boys team did great with what they had and effort they made. Congrat to North Cobb and good luck for rest of play-offs.

VChandler

February 21st, 2013
12:03 pm

@mad mom. My hats off to your girls. They fight from start to finish. My daughter #12 came home talking about how fast your point guard is. Who does she play with in the summer? Looks like whole team is coming back.

basketballnut

February 22nd, 2013
11:08 am

I love how people are sleeping on Wheeler.. They’ll wake up when we get to the finals!

DAWGS!!!

February 22nd, 2013
12:12 pm

Tri-Cities said this is NOT a game…Hillgrove up next at the dog house.#StartedFromTheBottomNowWeHere!