Prep Roundup: NCC outdoes Whitefield again
by MDJ staff reports
January 26, 2013 12:58 AM | 2950 views | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kendall Crute scored 27 points and handed out five assists to lead North Cobb Christian to a 65-45 win over Whitefield Academy on Friday, opening a two-game lead in Region 6A.

The Eagles put the game away from the free-throw line. making 19 of 24 shots.

Stephon Jelks finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Hunter Ware had with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Hulian Terrell added seven points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks.

Eric Lockett led Whitefield with 29 points, and Berto Dryden added 13.

Whitefield (9-9, 5-5) will host Lanett (Ala.) today, while North Cobb Christian (18-2, 10-0) will travel to Mount Pisgah Christian on Tuesday.

North Cobb 92, Harrison 75: Jon Beausejour had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Region 4AAAAAA game.

Four others scored in double figures, with Lee Moore finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds. Dennis Young-Coleman had 13 points and seven assists, while Jordan Neff and Daniel Beausejour each scored 11 points.

North Cobb set the tone in the first quarter by outscoring the Hoyas 29-15.

Harrison was led by Devontre Young’s 18 points. Jack Forrest had 15, Brandon Powell 14 and Andre Powell 12.

North Cobb (17-3, 12-1) will play Carver (Ala.) today at Norcross.

Allatoona 81, North Paulding 37: The Buccaneers routed their county-line rival, cementing the No. 1 seed in Region 5AAAAA’s northern subregion in the process.

Allatoona (16-4, 12-0) had 71 points through three quarters before letting up in the fourth.

Thirteen of the 14 players who saw the court scored for the Buccaneers, led by 13 each for Daniel Fowler and Forrestt Lane. Rodney Brown had 11 and Ephraim Tshimanga 10.

Fowler added seven rebounds, and Lane had six for Allatoona, which will travel today to Hillgrove, looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season.

Hillgrove 54, McEachern 46: Kyle Castlin and Aren Screen combined to score all of the Hawks’ points in the third quarter during a 17-5 run that allowed them to take control of the Region 4AAAAAA contest.

Castlin scored a game-high 22 points — nine in the third quarter — and Screen finished with 12 points, including eight in the third.

Deonta Patterson led McEachern with 16 points, and Lawrence Castor added 11.

Hillgrove (18-3, 10-3) will host Allatoona today, while McEachern (11-9, 6-6) will host South Cobb on Tuesday.

Marietta 49, Campbell 46: Jonathan Fowler scored 15 points during a 22-6 run in the third quarter that lifted the Blue Devils to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Marietta trailed 18-8 at the end of the first quarter and still trailed by 10 at the half.

Fowler finished the game with 24 points and Tyrell Tomlin added 12.

Dante Scott led Campbell with 13 points.

The Blue Devils (6-15, 3-10) will host Harrison on Tuesday. The Spartans (14-8, 7-6) will host Pebblebrook on Friday.

Fellowship Christian 55, Walker 36: The Wolverines’ scored half of their points in the fourth quarter, not enough for the Region 6A road win.

Mitch Van Den Eynde’s 16 points and Cole Warner’s 13 led Walker (1-18, 0-9), which will travel to Atlanta International today.

Shiloh Hills Christian 67, Grace Baptist 24: Jason Allen scored 18 points with five assists to lead the Challengers to victory.

Jon Allen had 13 points and six assists while Trey Black and Mac Jones each added 10 in the win.

Shiloh Hills (8-9) will host Barnes Academy on Tuesday.

Dominion Christian 55, Trinity Christian 35: The Knights made four of their five 3-pointers in the first half as they raced out to a 28-21 first half lead, en route to the GISA 1AAA road victory.

Tomae Theriot made two 3-pointers and totaled 21 points and three steals for Dominion (14-5, 5-2), which outscored Trinity 18-6 in the third quarter to pull away.

Courtney Alexander Jr. added 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals for the Knights, who are at Crown today.


Hillgrove 68, McEachern 59:
The Lady Hawks dominated the first half, then had to sweat out the second before completing the series sweep of their cross-town rival.

Hillgrove (15-6, 10-3 Region 4AAAAA) outscored McEachern (11-10, 9-3) by a 40-15 margin in the first half. The Lady Indians, however, totally turned the tide and held a 44-28 edge after intermission before running out of time.

Mackenzie Engram finished with a double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Hillgrove. The junior now has 1,011 points for her career, joining Reka Hall and Celina Rodrigo to become the third Lady Hawk to pass the plateau.

Aleigha Cass added 19 points, Zarriah Pierce 12 and Kenya Anderson nine.

Held to four first-half points, Te’A Cooper ultimately finished with 28 for McEachern. Jada Lewis had nine, and Zeiandra Bridges had 17 rebounds.

Hillgrove will host Class Allatoona today for a non-region game. McEachern will host South Cobb on Tuesday.

Kell 55, Osborne 32: After quickly falling behind, coach Craig Hines gave his starters a wakeup call, and they responded.

After allowing Osborne 15 points in the first 3 minutes of the game, Hines benched his starting five for the next 6 minutes into the second quarter before reinserting them. Kell, down 15-2 after the first quarter, responded with a 53-17 edge over the final three periods and completed a split of the Region 7AAAAA rivals’ regular-season series.

China Henderson led the Lady Longhorns (15-2, 8-2) with 16 points and Naomi Stuger 14. Caliya Robinson added 13 points and 14 blocks.

Zutorya Cook had 16 points and Nikira Goings eight for Osborne (17-4, 10-2).

Kell will play Milton today at Philips Arena before resuming region play by hosting Sequoyah on Tuesday. Osborne will travel to Mount Zion-Jonesboro today before hosting region rival Cambridge on Tuesday.

Campbell 44, Marietta 35: Down two at the break, the Lady Spartans pulled away for the Region 4AAAAAA win.

No players scored in double figures for Campbell (12-10, 7-6), which was led by Kanchi Patel’s nine. D’Asia Cain had eight points and 10 rebounds, while Julie McKie had seven points and nine rebounds.

Campbell will be off until it hosts Pebblebrook for senior night Friday.

Kehera Wilson’s game-high 19 points paced Marietta (9-13, 5-8), which will host Harrison on Tuesday.

Allatoona 46, North Paulding 28: The Lady Buccaneers outscored North Paulding each quarter, including 11-3 in the fourth, to pull out the Region 5AAAAA victory at home.

Alexis Ezell had 17 points for Allatoona (11-6, 9-3) while Brianna Middleton totaled seven.

Wheeler 65, Roswell 24: Muneerah Drummond connected on 3-pointers the first two times down the floor to set the tone as the Lady Wildcats came away with a big Region 5AAAAAA victory.

Drummond had three 3s and 11 of her game-high 25 points in the first quarter to help Wheeler build an early 16-2 advantage. She finished 5-for-6 from behind the arc.

Alaysia Mitchell added 19 points and 19 rebounds, and Cassidy Allen scored 13 points with six assists for the Lady Wildcats (5-14, 5-5), who will host Etowah on Tuesday.

North Cobb 55, Harrison 28: The Lady Warriors defense clamped down on the Lady Hoyas in the first half and rolled to an easy Region 4AAAAAA victory.

North Cobb held Harrison to two points in the first quarter, and then held the Lady Hoyas scoreless in the second to open a 33-2 halftime lead.

Amber Reeves scored 13 points, Anyia Corley had 12 as all nine North Cobb players scored in the win.

Lizzy Sieracki led Harrison with seven points.

The Lady Warriors (18-3, 11-1) will host Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday, while the Lady Hoyas (11-9, 6-6) travel to Marietta.

North Cobb Christian 42, Whitefield Academy 31: Taylor Johnson scored 25 points to lead the Lady Eagles to a Region 6A victory, and in doing so passed the 1,000-point mark for her high school career.

North Cobb Christian led by one heading to the final quarter, but it outscored Whitefield 12-2 over the last 8 minutes.

Lisa Barfield added six points in the win.

Whitefield (1-11, 0-9) will host Lanett (Ala.) today. North Cobb Christian (9-10, 3-5) will travel to Mount Pisgah Christian on Tuesday.

Lassiter 51, Walton 31: The Lady Trojans forced 26 turnovers in their Region 5AAAAAA home game.

They managed to convert many of those turnovers into points in the second quarter, when they outscored the Lady Raiders 15-5 to break the game open.

Gabby Garza led Lassiter (8-11, 3-7) with 17 points. Mackenzie Kayler finished with 11 and freshman Emilee Olsen had her fourth double-double of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Ally Rzucidlo had 11 points to lead Walton.

Lassiter will host Pope today in a non-region game.

Shiloh Hills Christian 65, Grace Christian 13: Everybody scored for the Lady Challengers in their final regular-season game, with Sam Henderson leading with nine.

Jessica Jones added eight points and seven rebounds for Shiloh Hills. Sydney Robinson had six points and seven rebounds, and Kayla Allen had eight points.

The Lady Challengers have a bye in the first round of their region tournament and will host the semifinal round Friday.

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Bill Russell
January 28, 2013
Dear Ummm, you are correct but last time I checked Wheeler IS in Cobb County. That's the point.
Bill Russell
January 26, 2013
In case anyone is looking for Boys game score Roswell 58 Wheeler 57. Must be gag order on North Fulton team's scores whenever they beat a Cobb County team. Roswell Girls loss posted but no Boys score. Go figure.....
January 27, 2013
You do know Roswell isn't in Cobb County, right? And that the MDJ is a Cobb County paper?
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