Prep Roundup: Bucs finish undefeated region record
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Allatoona completed an undefeated region schedule for the second straight season, beating Paulding County 57-36 on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers (20-5 overall) went 15-0 in Region 5AAAAA, after going 10-0 in 7AAA last season. They also achieved a 20-win record for the second time in as many seasons.

Daniel Fowler was Allatoona’s lone double-digit scorer, totaling 17 points to go with seven rebounds and two blocks.

Forrestt Lane added nine points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while Mario Baggs had seven points, five assist and two steals for the Buccaneers.

North Cobb 56, Campbell 49: Jon Beausejour’s stroke from the perimeter was the difference for the Warriors in their regular-season finale.

Beausejour made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for North Cobb (21-4, 15-1 Region 4AAAAAA).

Lee Moore added a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Leon Jordan and Austin Jacobs each had seven for the Warriors, who, as the top seed, will be off until the Feb. 16 semifinal round of the region tournament at Marietta.

Dante Scott had 14 points, and Nick Mitchell 13, for Campbell (15-9, 8-7).

McEachern 58, Kennesaw Mountain 41: The Indians turned a one-point first-quarter deficit into a 16-point halftime lead with one dominant period.

McEachern (14-9, 9-6 Region 4AAAAAA) outscored Kennesaw Mountain (13-11, 7-8) by a 23-6 margin in the second quarter.

Deonta Patterson had 14 points, while Freddy Brown and Jalil Braxton each had 12, for the Indians, who will host Campbell on Friday to close the regular season.

Miles Inman’s 11 points and Andrew Jimenez’s nine led Kennesaw Mountain.

Hillgrove 74, South Cobb 62: John Franklin scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter as the Hawks grabbed a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

B.J. Brown scored 14 points, B.J. Brown 11 and Kyle Castlin 10.

Jalen Cook led South Cobb with 15 points, Nile Oates had 12 and Milique Johnson added 10.

Kell 60, Cambridge 57: Kell had a six-point lead midway through the fourth quarter and held on.

The game went back and forth with Cambridge leading by one going into the fourth. Kell went on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter and was 10-for-13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter alone.

Grant Bryant had 26 points to lead the Longhorns and added 19 rebounds. Jalen Green had 11 points with seven coming from the free throw line. Brice O’Brien had 10 points and six assists to go with five rebounds.

Kell (8-17, 6-8) will play Forsyth Central in the first round of the Region 7AAAAA tournament at Sprayberry.

Pope, 73, Forsyth Central 27: Pope led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Forsyth Central 41-8 over the second and third periods to earn the Region 7AAAAA victory on senior night.

Eli Gruber made four of the Greyhounds’ 13 3-pointers and finished with 12. Andrew Mendel had 19 points.

Pope (18-7, 12-3) earned the No. 1 seed from its subregion and will face the winner of Kell-Forsyth Central next Wednesday at Sprayberry.

Sprayberry 72, Creekview 53: Sprayberry rolled to a 25-9 first quarter lead en route to a Region 7AAAAA win at home.

Nkem Ojeh had a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds to pace the Yellow Jackets (16-9, 9-5), who have won three straight to finish out the regular season. Ojeh also had four blocked hosts.

Mel Potter added 15 points and nine assists, while Blaik Smith had 14 points and nine boards.

Torrey Richardson posted 12 points.

Sprayberry is the No. 3 seed from its subregion in the region tournament. The Yellow Jackets got a bye into the quarterfinals, where they will face subregion No. 2 North Springs at home Wednesday.

King’s Ridge 62, Walker 35: Robert Baker scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds, but the Wolverines fell in the Region 6A matchup.

Mitch Van den Eynde added eight points and four rebounds in the loss.

North Cobb Christian 54, Fellowship Christian 31: Stephon Jelks scored 19 points to lead the Eagles to a Region 6A victory.

Kendall Crute finished with 15 points and three steals, Hulian Terrell had 12 points and eight boards and Jelks added four rebounds and three blocks in the win.

Whitefield Academy 54, Mount Pisgah 43 (OT): Brendan Myles made two 3-pointers in overtime and knocked down 3 of 5 free throws to help the Wolfpack pull away in the extra session.

Myles scored all nine of his points in the overtime. Mount Pisgah tied the game at 36-all with a jumper off the glass in the final minute. Both teams had possessions late, but couldn’t convert. Mount Pisgah’s half court desperation shot at the buzzer also missed the mark.

Eric Lockett had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Wolfpack (13-9, 8-5), while Norman Harris totaled 12 points and five boards.

Shiloh Hills Baptist 60, People’s Baptist 36: Jason Allen nailed three of the Challengers’ eight 3-pointers as Shiloh Hills won its GCAA state quarterfinal game at home.

Shiloh Hills led 24-12 at halftime as Allen finished with 25 points and five steals.

Jon Allen collected 10 points, five assists, five blocks and seven rebounds, while Ryan Pierce had 10 points.

Shiloh Hills made 12 of 15 free throws compared to 7-of-9 for People’s.

Dominion Christian 48, Weber 32: Courtney Alexander Jr. had 14 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Primus-Belgrave had 11 points and grabbed 13 boards. Harrison Kristofak had 11 points.

Dominion played solid defense the entire game and outrebounded Weber by nearly 20. The Knights’ defensive play also helped them take a 17-4 first quarter lead to set the tone.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

North Cobb 58, Campbell 42:
The Lady Warriors started slow, but gradually pulled away for the Region 4AAAAAA victory.

On the first trip down the floor, North Cobb missed seven shots and got seven offensive rebounds before finally scoring. The Lady Warriors finished the night with 24 offensive rebounds and gradually pulled away from the Lady Spartans.

Jordan Gray scored 14 points with six steals, Kyrie’ Chandler finished with 13 points, Sierra Barrio had 11 points and Briah Woods added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

D’Asia Cain scored 18 points and Julie McKie added 14 for Campbell.

McEachern 67, Kennesaw Mountain 17: Te’A Cooper scored 12 first-quarter points to help the Lady Indians build a big early lead on their way to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Jada Lewis also scored 10 points in the first as McEachern opened the game by outscoring the Lady Mustangs 30-8. Cooper finished the night with 17 points and four assists while Lewis had 16 points, six steals and four assists.

Triana Tisdale had 10 points, five steals and four assists and Kiarra Finley added eight points for the Lady Indians.

Hillgrove 61, South Cobb 22: Mackenzie Engram had 19 points to lead the team and didn’t play the fourth quarter. Aleigha Cass added 15 points and Tene Thompson finished with 13.

The Lady Hawks (18-6, 12-3), who have already secured the No. 2 seed in the Region 4AAAAAA tournament next week, jumped on the Lady Eagles early and took a 36-11 lead at the half.

Harrison 75, Pebblebrook 43: Harrison held a 21-15 first quarter lead and outscored the Lady Falcons 44-17 over the second and third quarters en route to the Region 4AAAAAA road victory.

Kaylyn Brooks had 21 points and six steals for the Lady Hoyas (12-11, 7-8). Christen McKay added 19 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, Katie Roy had 11 points.

Precious Walker scored 11 for Pebblebrook (6-15, 3-12) and Brandi Brown had 10.

Lassiter 41, Etowah 40: Mackenzie Kayler recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Trojans held on for the Region 5AAAAAA road victory.

Lassiter (11-12, 5-8) trailed by five points with a minute left, but made enough free throws to withstand two Etowah 3-pointers in the last 30 seconds. Down by three, Etowah made a jumper with four seconds on the clock, but Lassiter was able to run out the clock in the end.

Maeve Vitale had nine points, while Emilee Olsen totaled eight.

Allatoona 72, Paulding County 65: Jessica Finch made five 3-pointers and tied a school record with 23 points as Allatoona rallied from a 34-31 halftime deficit to post the Region 5AAAAA road victory.

Finch’s 23 was a game-high and personal-best. Alyssa Dobson nailed three 3’s and scored all 11 of her points in the second half for the Lady Buccaneers (14-7, 12-3). Alexis Ezell had 16 points and Elise Spann finished with 10.

Allatoona secured the No. 2 seed from its subregion and received a bye into the second round.

Kell 59, Cambridge 19: Everyone on the Kell roster scored Tuesday with Erin McKinney leading the way with 10 points. Brittany Stocus, Nikki Eggers and Naomi Stuger each poured in eight points.

Freshman Santavia Grant added six.

The Lady Longhorns (19-2, 12-2 in Region 7AAAAA) took a 15-point first quarter lead and broke the game open in the third when they outscored Cambridge 23-4.

Kell has secured the No. 1 seed in its subregion and will begin tournament play Tuesday at Sprayberry.

Osborne 71, Sequoyah 46: Zutorya Cook just missed a triple-double as the Lady Cardinals upended the Lady Chiefs in a Region 7AAAAA crossover game.

Cook and Nikira Goings combined to score 17 first quarter points as Osborne jumped to a 25-10 lead after one quarter.

Cook finished the night with 21 points, 10 steals and eight assists while Goings connected on six 3-pointers and ended the game with 21 points, five rebounds and five steals.

Malea Maye had 16 points with 14 rebounds and Rachael Brown added 10 points and 11 boards.

Pope 57, Forsyth Central 36: Three assists and three steals separated Andrea Brown from a quadruple-double in the Lady Greyhounds’ regular-season finale.

Brown finished with a dominating night of 32 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals.

Kierra Henry added 14 points for Pope (17-8, 9-5 Region 7AAAAA), which, as a No. 3 seed, will open the region tournament Tuesday at Sprayberry.

St. Francis 52, Mount Paran Christian 34: Down only three after the first quarter, the Lady Eagles couldn’t gain any more ground and lost to Region 6A’s top team.

Brianna Brown led Mount Paran (14-7, 9-2) with 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Renee VanHorn added nine points, while Shannon McGeary had eight points and six rebounds.

Emily Spillane added nine rebounds for the Lady Eagles, who have clinched their subregion’s No. 2 seed behind St. Francis.

Shiloh Hills Christian 40, People’s Baptist 30: Shiloh Hills outscored People’s by at least two points in every quarter and pulled away for the GCAA state quarterfinal victory at home.

Senior Brianna Domalik scored 13 points to finish with 1,002 career points. She also had five rebounds.

Hannah Manross totaled 11 points, including 7-of-9 free throws, and had 13 rebounds for a double-double. Hannah Smothers collected nine points and Darby McCosh grabbed 13 rebounds and six steals for the Lady Challengers (17-4).

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