Prep Roundup: Mount Paran falls in overtime
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A controversial charge call disallowed the tying basket with 1.8 seconds left at the end of overtime and allowed host Atlanta International School to hold off Mount Paran Christian 50-48 Friday in the opening round of the Class A Private School state playoffs.

Trailing by a basket, Sarah Kelly stole the ball and got the ball to Brianna Brown for a layup and a foul. Brown’s foul shot pulled the Lady Eagles (15-9) within one at 44-43. On Mount Paran’s next possession, Brown was fouled and made the first of two free throws to tie the game and send it to the extra period.

In overtime, the teams traded baskets, but with 10 seconds left, Kelly pulled down a rebound with 10 seconds to play and got it to Brown underneath the basket. Brown used a spin move, put the ball in with 1.8 seconds left, and appeared to be fouled on the play. But the basket was waved off when the charging foul was called.

“This was an amazing season,” Mount Paran coach Theresa Gernatt said. “I could not have asked for any more from the players. This was a dream season.”

Brown scored a team-high 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Taya Welch scored 12 points and Renee VanHorn added eight.

BOYS LACROSSE

Kennesaw Mountain 19, Campbell 0:
Dennis Bell scored five goals to lead the Mustangs to the Area 1AAAAAA victory.

Ryan Clark scored four goals, Wade Buffington three and Kyle Clark, Hank Von Ruden and Scott Shultz each added two.

Kennesaw Mountain (2-0, 1-0) will travel to Harrison on Wednesday.

Lassiter 12, Woodstock 2: Jack Fitzharris scored three goals to lead the Trojans to an Area 2AAAAAA opening victory.

Daniel Evans, David Olson and Corey John scored two goals each.

Ryan Smith had six saves in goal.

Lassiter (2-0, 1-0) will host Chattahoochee on Tuesday.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Kennesaw Mountain 18, Campbell 3:
Twelve different players scored as the Lady Mustangs rolled to their first Area 1AAAAAA victory.

Abbi Barnett, Kim Sortino and Amanda Griffin, Lily Morin each scored two goals.

Monica Hick made three saves in goal.

Kennesaw Mountain (2-0, 1-0) will host McEachern on Tuesday

BOYS SOCCER

Sprayberry 7, South Cobb 0:
Antonio Valenzuela scored four goals and added an assist as the Yellow Jackets shut out the Eagles in a non-region contest.

Shady Hadid, Michael Alford and Isaac Page each had a goal. Adrian Rodriguez and Alfredo Padilla each added two assists.

Eric Aguirre and McKenzie Brackett combined for the shutout.

Sprayberry (2-2) will host Campbell on Tuesday.

Marietta 2, Cherokee 0: Bryan Camarena’s goal gave Marietta a 1-0 halftime lead, and Matt Taylor added an insurance score in the second half to lift the Blue Devils to the home victory.

Omar Sonko assisted on Taylor’s goal as Marietta improved to 3-0.

Ian Shannon had one save for the Blue Devils, who will host Mount Paran Christian on Tuesday.

Lassiter 2, Campbell 0: After a scoreless first half, Lassiter responded with two second half goals to earn the road victory.

Alex Champion assisted on Nick Rocca’s goal and Clay Dimick fed Robbie Cutchin who scored off a header later in the contest.

Justin Shaw was in goal for the undefeated Trojans (4-0), who are at Pope on Tuesday.

Harrison 6, Allatoona 0: Andrew Deltac, who scored a first half hat trick, finished with four goals as Harrison claimed the home victory.

The Hoyas (3-1) led 3-0 at halftime behind Deltac’s barrage. Brett Mace and Nathan Vickroy also had second half goals. Vickroy added two assists.

Kevin Mckay had three first half saves for Harrison, while Grayson Guertin had a second half save off a breakaway to preserve the shut out.

Harrison is at Walton on Tuesday.

Kell 2, North Cobb 1: Michael Isidoro scored both goals for the Longhorns as they beat the Warriors in a non-region contest.

Isidoro scored both goals in the first half. Alex Anthony added an assist.

Kell kept North Cobb off the scoreboard until 10 seconds remained in the game.

The Longhorns will travel to Northview on Friday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Roswell 1, Wheeler 0 (PK):
The Lady Wildcats played to a scoreless tie through regulation and two overtimes, but dropped the Region 5AAAAAA game in penalty kicks.

Roswell outscored Wheeler 3-2 to earn the victory.

Lydia Piendel and Carissa Yeaney each made penalty kicks for the Lady Wildcats and Lauren Bramblett made six saves in goal.

Wheeler (0-2, 0-1) will travel to North Paulding on Wednesday.

Harrison 8, Allatoona 0: Treva Aycock scored four goals to lead the Lady Hoyas against the reining Class AAA state champions. Haley Jones. Sara Jensen, Kelsey Zeigler and Abbie Cavender each had one goal.

The Lady Hoyas (3-1) dominated the game offensively against the depleted Lady Buccaneers.

Harrison will play at Peachtree Ridge on March 5.

Hillgrove 5, Sequoyah 1: Maggie Gaughan finished with a hat trick and an assist to lead Hillgrove to the road win.

The Lady Hawks led 2-0 at halftime. Necee Jennings added one goal and an assist, while Maggie Post also had a score. Rachel Palazzo contributed an assist for Hillgrove.

Breanne Dykes had one first half save and Ivy Macintyre stopped two shots in the second half.

Hillgrove hosts Allatoona on Tuesday.

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