Prep Roundup: Walton girls take second at Mountain Madness
by MDJ staff reports
January 19, 2014 12:30 AM | 2609 views | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walton girls scored 197 points and placed second behind host Kennesaw Mountain at Saturday’s Mountain Madness meet at the Central Aquatic Center.

Kennesaw Mountain won with 239 points. Campbell (156) placed third, followed by North Cobb (114), Kell (41), North Cobb Christian (35), Mount Paran Christian (32) and McEachern (8).

Walton’s Elizabeth Vitulli placed second in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1 minute, 12.62 seconds. She was third in the 200 individual medley (2:37.72).

Allison Boda was second in the 100 backstroke at 1:07.28, Dana Barringer finished third in the 200 freestyle (2:18.04) and Sarah Krakowski was runner-up in the 200 IM (2:37.58).

Walton also placed third in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.

Kennesaw Moutain won the boys title with 281 points. North Cobb Christian (136) placed third, followed by Campbell (106), Kell (92), Walton (45), McEachern (4) and Mount Paran Christian (2).

Next for the area’s teams will be the county meet, which begins Thursday at Mountain View Aquatic Center.


Whitefield Academy 65, Lanett (Ala.) 41:
Whitefield headed out of state and won behind Eric Lockett’s 15 points.

Jesse Byrd added 13 points for the Wolfpack (12-5), while Norman Harris had 10.

Whitefield broke the game open in the third quarter, running a pressure-zone defense and outscoring Lanett 26-12 after leading by only three in the half.

Whitefield will play at St. Francis on Tuesday.

Mount Paran 63, Our Lady of Mercy 48: Mount Paran’s defensive pressure sparked the offense into scoring 21 first-quarter points, and that set the tone for the non-region win.

Emoni Williams had a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists for the Eagles (4-11).

Three other players scored in double digits, with Dorian Walker and Roddy Williams finishing at 14 points each. Williams also had 10 rebounds and Zach Strong finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Mount Paran will play at Walker on Tuesday in a region 6A game.

Allatoona 70, Hiram 48: Ephraim Tshimanga played a key defensive role in the third quarter with four steals, and his efforts helped the Buccaneers outscore Hiram 26-8 in the third quarter.

Tshimanga had six steals for the game along with six assists.

Daniel Fowler took care of the scoring for Allatoona (18-0, 5-0 Region 5AAAAA) with 19 points. Trey Tshimanga contributed with 15 points and Rodney Brown finished with 10.

Allatoona’s perfect record could be tested Monday it plays Fayette County, the top-ranked team of Class AAAA, in the Blue Collar Basketball Showcase at Berkmar.

McEachern 43, Brookwood 32: Freddy Brown scored 18 points to lead the Indians to a non-region victory.

McEachern (14-2) led 25-15 at the half.

A.J. Jones had seven points and eight rebounds while Logan McIntosh finished with eight points.

McEachern will travel to Centennial on Monday, facing the Knights as part of the Hoops in Overdrive showcase event.

Pope 50, Lassiter 36: The Greyhounds went 14-for-14 at the free-throw line in the final quarter to hold off their east Cobb rival.

Chase Hutchins led the way with 18 points, going 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter. Cole Childers added 10 points.

Justin Jackson led Lassiter with 12 points.

Pope (13-7) will travel to Sprayberry on Friday. Lassiter (3-15) will go to Cherokee on Tuesday.

Sprayberry 80, Walker 41: Walker didn’t have enough for Sprayberry’s offense, trailing 43-20 at halftime and 71-32 at the end of the third quarter.

Robert Baker totaled 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (6-11). Gaines Lahue chipped in seven points and four boards.

Walker will host Mount Paran Christian on Tuesday.

Late Friday

Whitefield Academy 63, Fellowship Christian 33:
The Wolfpack outscored the Paladins 14-5 in the third after holding a slim five-point lead at the break.

Berto Dryden led with 12 points, while Eric Lockett and Norman Harris each added 11 points.


Lassiter 59, Pope 53:
Lassiter broke open a close game in the final 2 minutes, forcing a string of turnovers that were converted into points.

The Lady Trojans were 8-for-8 on the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Maeve Vitale finished with 19 points for Lassiter, while Emilee Olsen had her second straight double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Rebecca Patton added eight points off the bench, with six coming in the third to help the Lady Trojans break a 30-all tie at the half.

Kierra Henry led Pope (10-10) with 31 points and Bria Johnson had 13.

Lassiter will host Cherokee on Tuesday, while Pope will travel to Sprayberry on Friday.

Kennesaw Mountain 55, Cherokee 48 (OT): Natalia O’Neil hit a 3-pointer early in the overtime period to give the Lady Mustangs the lead, and Anna Stewart scored the next eight points to help them pull away.

Stewart finished with 24 to lead Kennesaw Mountain. O’Neil had 10 points, with Sara Zimmerman adding nine and Jayla Carr eight.

Cherokee took a five-point lead with 2 minutes left in regulation, and the Lady Mustangs responded by applying more defensive pressure, forcing Cherokee to turn it over.

Kennesaw Mountain (7-10) will host Campbell on Tuesday in Region 4AAAAAA play.

Mount Paran Christian 55, Our Lady of Mercy 22: Que Morrison had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles to the Region 6A home victory.

Renee Van Horn added 15 points for Mount Paran, which outscored the Lady Bobcats 25-1 in the second quarter and 13-1 in the fourth.

Eight of the Lady Eagles’ nine players scored.

Mount Paran is at Walker on Tuesday.

Stephenson 61, Campbell 52: The Lady Spartans were outscored by 11 in the third quarter, proving critical in the non-region game.

Campbell (14-5) was only down two at halftime, and it had a four-point edge on Stephenson in the fourth quarter.

Julie McKie had 17 points, with Aysha Joyner adding 12 for Campbell, which will travel to Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday.
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Hey Now
January 20, 2014
"Kennesaw Moutain won the boys title with 281 points. North Cobb Christian (136) placed third, followed by Campbell (106), Kell (92), Walton (45), McEachern (4) and Mount Paran Christian (2)."

Why did you folks completely skip over the fact that North Cobb High School's boys finished 2nd?

January 19, 2014
Nice swim article, 2nd place team is in the headlines & only the 2nd place team is mentioned in the article. I guess the author is a Walton alum. Maybe it's better to come in 2nd than 1st.
January 20, 2014
Hey, genius. Before you criticize the MDJ, why don't you do your homework. It is the responsibility of the COACH to submit scores and results from games and meets. Do you think they're a bunch of mind readers and can magically obtain the information for the multitude of high school events going on in the county? If you're upset about the coverage, which, seemed to be a nice nutshell of the event, then harass your KMHS coach to do THEIR job and contact the paper.
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