Prep Roundup: Hutchins fuels overtime rally, leads Pope to win
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Chase Hutchins scored seven straight points during a 1-minute stretch in overtime to turn a six-point deficit into a one-point lead, and Pope went on to beat Rockdale County 80-76 on Saturday.

Hutchins scored 10 of his 25 points in overtime. His putback at the buzzer at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime tied at 64.

Garrick DeBowles scored 17 of his team-high 29 points in the first half for Pope (6-1), which will travel to Kell on Tuesday.

Sprayberry 62, Kennesaw Mountain 56: After clinging to a one-point lead through three quarters, the Yellow Jackets were able to pull back ahead with a final surge.

Armel Potter led Sprayberry (4-3) with 25 points, while David Tshamala added 23 points and eight rebounds.

Nigel Hayes had a game-high 26 for Kennesaw Mountain (2-4), with Andrew Jimenez adding 18.

Sprayberry will travel to River Ridge on Tuesday for another non-region game. Kennesaw Mountain will be off until it travels to Region 4AAAAAA rival North Cobb on Friday.

North Cobb 51, Hiram 46 (OT): Noah Cotton’s 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime gave the Warriors a lead that they didn’t relinquish.

North Cobb (2-5) also went 4-for-6 on free throws in the extra period.

Trey Williams finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Cotton had 11 points. Daniel Beausejour had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Micah Woodard finished with seven points and seven assists.

North Cobb will travel to Harrison on Tuesday in a Region 4AAAAAA game.

Lassiter 57, North Springs 44: Down one after the first quarter, the Trojans built a 14-point advantage the rest of the way to win the non-region game.

Evan Dunham scored 24 points and shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line. Justin Jackson scored 16.

Lassiter (2-3) will resume Region 5AAAAAA play Tuesday at Milton.

Kell 66, Harrison 60: Down two at the end of the third quarter, the Longhorns outscored the Hoyas by eight to win the non-region game.

Maurice Summerour’s two buckets from beyond the arc in the fourth fueled the surge.

Grant Bryant led Kell in scoring with 19 points and had a double-double with 12 rebounds. Qua Alexander added 18 points, Kendrick Summerour scored 11 and Maurice Summerour finished with nine.

Harrison had four players in double figures. Brandon Powell led with 14 points, Justice Morgan and Jack Forrest each had 12 and Nick Hughes had 10.

Walton 72, Lambert 61: The Raiders led 48-44 at the end of the third quarter, but outscored the Longhorns 24-17 in the final period to pull out the road win and remain undefeated on the season.

Elijah Weems scored 11 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter for Walton (5-0), which made 10 of 13 fourth quarter free throws to pull away. Weems was 5-for-5 from the line in the frame.

Nick Wells added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Walton, and Chad Clay had 11 points.

Walton will host Woodstock on Tuesday.

Allatoona 55, South Paulding 43: The Buccaneers held a 32-28 margin at the end of the third quarter before pulling away in the fourth for a Region 5AAAAA home win.

Allatoona (3-0, 2-0), which made 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter, outscored South Paulding 23-15 down the stretch.

Daniel Fowler had 15 points for Allatoona, and Ephraim Tshimanga added nine points and four steals.

Allatoona will be at New Manchester on Tuesday.

Our Lady of Mercy 73, Walker 59: The Wolverines trailed 50-43 at the end of the third quarter and couldn’t rally back in the fourth.

Walker’s Robert Baker scored nine of his team-high 25 points in the second quarter. He also had nine rebounds, while Gaines Lahue added 10 points.

Walker (5-1) will travel to Mount Paran Christian on Tuesday.

Dominion Christian 56, Edmund Burke 51: The Knights prevailed to seal fifth place in the Garden City Classic at Augusta Prep.

Dominion (3-1) controlled most of the game, sustaining a five-point lead throughout, but Edmund Burke nailed 10 3-pointers to keep it close.

Jordan Dorsey had 24 points, five assists and was selected to the all-tournament team. Tate Cooney added nine points and seven rebounds.

Dominion will host Furtah Prep on Tuesday.


Harrison 50, Kell 47 (OT):
Kaylyn Brooks made five free throws in overtime, accounting for all of the Lady Hoyas’ scoring in the extra period.

Brooks finished with 13 points on the night, and flirted with a triple-double by adding eight steals and seven rebounds.

Toby Woghiren added eight points and eight rebounds, while Sydne Wiggins had eight points and five rebounds. Zoe Guilmette had 10 rebounds.

Harrison (7-1) will host North Cobb for a Region 4AAAAAA game Tuesday.

Onyx Henderson scored a game-high 25 points for Kell (2-5), which will host Pope on Tuesday.

Osborne 87, Stephenson 58: The Lady Cardinals topped 80 points for the second straight game and won handily at home.

Two players topped 20 individually. Zutorya Cook had 28 with seven steals, while Nikira Goings scored 21 with five assists.

Alexis Singletary added a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Raven Brown had nine points and six steals.

Osborne (3-4) will pick back up with its Region 7AAAAA schedule Tuesday, traveling to Riverwood.

Pope 65, Rockdale County 55: After trailing by three at the break, the Lady Greyhounds used man-to-man defense in the second half and were able to generate quick buckets off turnovers.

Reika Pressley’s three third-quarter steals ignited Pope (6-2), which outscored Rockdale County 19-8 in the third quarter to turn things around.

Kierra Henry had 27 points to lead the Lady Greyhounds. Pressley had 11 points, and Esther Paulk had nine.

Pope will play at Kell on Tuesday.

Lassiter 53, North Springs 16: The Lady Trojans led 20-2 at the end of the first quarter and 35-2 at halftime in picking up the home win.

Grace Keheley recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Lassiter (4-4). Carli Kayler added seven points.

Ten different players scored for Lassiter, which is at Milton on Tuesday.


Wheeler second at Harrison Invitational:
The Wildcats finished second behind Grayson in the 10-team Harrison Invitational, turning in four individual champions in the process.

E.J. Walker (106 pounds) and Felipe Silva (195), both won titles with third-period pins. Avi Lyons (113) won his title on a decision, while Aslan Kilic (120) won by a technical fall.

Sergei Kilic (126), Bryce Murray (132), Diego Ovalle (145) each took third.


Walton sweeps Margaret Gilbert Memorial:
The Walton boys and girls programs swept the team titles in the event at Central Aquatic Center.

The Walton boys scored 320 points to top Etowah (303), Hillgrove (227), North Springs (224), McEachern (116) and Westlake (62). The Walton girls scored 411 in beating Etowah (303), Hillgrove (259), North Springs (199), McEachern (78) and Westlake (29).

Walton’s Johanna Keeline won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.99 seconds, while teammate Anna Marino captured the 100 free (56.62).

McEachern’s David Edmondson won the boys 100 fly (58.89).

Hillgrove’s Katie Pendleton and Belle Barry took home wins in the girls 200 free and 100 fly, respectively. Pendleton timed in at 2:06.22, while Barry crossed the line in 1:03.21.

Mount Paran individuals stand out: Emily Blom swam to a pair of top-three finishes as Mount Paran competed in the North Cobb Christian Invitational.

Blom finished second in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 500 freestyle.

Alyssa Evans was second in the 100 freestyle, and Alex Mueller was sixth in the 200 freestyle.

As for the boys team, Colin Moschner was third in the 100 backstroke.

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