Prep Roundup: Sprayberry holds off Pope
by MDJ staff reports
January 25, 2014 01:16 AM | 3117 views | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Armel Potter scored a game-high 27 points, including making 6-of-6 free throws in the fourth quarter to help lift Sprayberry past east Cobb rival Pope 63-59 for Region 7AAAAA victory Friday.

The Yellow Jackets (18-4, 11-0) converted 14-of-16 free throws for the game, and with the win clinched the No. 1 ssed for the upcoming region tournament.

Nkem Ojeh scored 18 points with nine rebounds, David Tshamala finished with 11 points and four steals, and Potter added five assists.

Chase Hutchins scored 19 points, Garrick DeBowls 18 and Cole Childers 14 to lead the Greyhounds (13-8, 6-4).

Sprayberry travels to Northview on Tuesday, while Pope hosts Cherokee.

Osborne 86, Kell 71: Osborne trailed 42-40 at halftime, but outscored Kell 26-15 in the third quarter and 46-29 in the second half en route to the Region 7AAAAA road win.

Kyrie Hogan finished with 34 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals (15-6, 7-4), while D’haire Haney added a double-double with 30 points, 11 boards and four assists. Tyriq Morris chipped in nine poins and six rebounds.

Osborne is at Cambridge Tuesday, while Kell hosts Sequoyah.

Allatoona 81, North Paulding 26: Having already secured the No. 1 seed for the Region 5AAAAA tournament, the undefeated Buccaneers continued mowing through their competition.

Allatoona (21-0, 13-0) spread the wealth, with 12 of its 14 players scoring in the county-line rivalry game.

Carson Campbell led the Buccaneers with 12 points, with Daniel Fowler and Shamar Griffin each adding 11.

Allatoona will return to the road Tuesday, traveling to Woodland-Bartow.

Wheeler 85, Roswell 52: Elijah Staley scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Wildcats to a Region 5AAAAAA victory.

Staley scored seven of his points in the first quarter as Wheeler (16-4, 9-0) opened the game on a 24-10 run.

Jaylen Brown finished with 21 points and Malik Catchings added 15 in the win.

The Wildcats will face Wenonah (Ala.) today at Norcross High School.

Walton 73, Lassiter 33: The Raiders led by seven after the first quarter and added on from there, with a 22-point edge at halftime.

Elijah Weems was one of three double-digit scorers for Walton (17-3, 8-2 Region 5AAAAAA), with a game-high 15 points. Juanye Colon added 11, with Josh McGrath scoring 10.

The Raiders will travel to Woodstock on Tuesday.

Justin Jackson had seven points for Lassiter (4-16, 1-8), which will travel to Woodstock today.

North Cobb 57, Harrison 47: Daniel Beausejour scored nine of his 19 points in the third quarter as the Warriors took control of its Region 4AAAAAA victory.

With the game tied 18-all at the half, North Cobb (8-14, 6-7) went on an 18-9 run in the third quarter to build a nine-point lead heading to the fourth.

Darrius Jones finished with 12 points and Micah Woodard added 10 points and seven assists.

Justice Morgan scored 24 points and Brandon Powell added nine to lead Harrison (8-13, 4-8).

The Warriors travel to Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday while Harrison hosts Marietta.

Whitefield Academy 64, North Cobb Christian 43: Whitefield Academy never trailed in posting its Region 6A home win.

The Wolfpack (14-5, 8-1), who are riding an eight-game win streak, took a 16-10 first quarter lead and led 26-20 at halftime. Whitefield continued to build on the margin from there, outscoring the Eagles 19-11 in the third period and 38-23 in the second half.

Eric Lockett who finished with a double-double including 26 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and three steals, scored 10 of Whitefield’s first 12 points of the contest. Norman Harris chipped in 12 points and eight boards, while Courtney Alexander added 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks.

Whitefield, which avenged its only region loss of the season, is at King’s Ridge Christian Tuesday.

Fellowship Christian 49, Walker 38: Robert Baker led Walker with 11 and Zach Eikost finished with nine points but they weren’t enough to overcome Fellowship in a Region 6A game.

The turnovers hurt Walker (6-13, 0-9), having committed 16 and Fellowship scoring on roughly 12 of them.

Walker will play at AIS today.

Dominion Christian 59, Trinity Christian 49: Tate Cooney made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead the Knights to victory.

Jordan Dorsey also scored 20 points for Dominion Christian (9-7, 4-1) which shot 90 percent (19-of-21) from the free throw line for the game.

Cooney and Dorsey combined to score 17 of the Knights’ 21 third-third quarter points.

Dominion Christian will travel to Furtah Prep today.


Walton 33, Lassiter 31:
Katie Dozier scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Lady Raiders past their Region 5AAAAAA rivals.

Walton (7-12, 5-5) led 20-14 at the half, but Lassiter (10-9, 5-4) went on an 11-4 run in the third quarter to take a one-point lead to the final 8 minutes.

Ally Rzucidlo added six points for the Lady Raiders.

Maye Vatale scored 10 points and Grace Kehely added seven for the Lady Trojans.

Walton travels to Woodstock on Tuesday. Lassiter hosts Woodstock on Saturday.

Kennesaw Mountain 53, Pebblebrook 42: Anna Stewart scored eight of her team-high 15 points during a third-quarter run to help lift the Lady Mustangs to a Region 4AAAAAA win.

Kennesaw Mountain (8-11, 3-9) led 25-19 at the half, but took complete control with an 18-9 run.

Sara Zimmerman made three 3-pointers as part of her 11 points, Rachel Irby had 11 and Jaylah Carr added 10.

Whitney Young scored 20 points and Precious Walker had 14 to lead the Lady Falcons.

The Lady Mustangs host Hiram today.

Harrison 53, North Cobb 45: Only up one after the first quarter, the Lady Hoyas gradually pulled away.

Sydne Wiggins scored a team-high 11 points for Harrison (14-6, 7-6), with Kaylyn Brooks and Jasmine Knowles each adding 10. Knowles also had seven rebounds.

Kyrie’ Chandler had 16 points for North Cobb (14-7, 7-7), with Aniya Corley adding 10.

Harrison will host Marietta on Tuesday, while North Cobb will be at Kennesaw Mountain.

Osborne 60, Kell 42: Osborne trailed 23-22 at halftime, but outscored Kell 38-19 in the second half, including 22-10 in the fourth quarter, to pick up the Region 7AAAAA victory.

Nikira Goings had a double-double with 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for the Lady Cardinals (15-6, 10-0). She also had four steals. Zutorya Cook contributed 16 points and seven boards, while Astavea McCowan added 12 points and six rebounds. Alexis Singletary also logged a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards.

Osborne, which totaled 16 steals and 13 assists, is at Cambridge Tuesday, while Kell hosts Sequoyah.

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January 25, 2014
Wow MDJ, you can't report points and rebounds for both teams in a game??
January 27, 2014
Bonehead Alert!! It is the coaches responsibility to call in the scores and any statistics they want to share with the paper. Leading scorers, rebounders, etc. Do you think the MDJ just magically obtains stats from thin air, when there are a plethora of high school events going on? Grab a clue. You should scold the person that coaches your team and tell them to do their job.
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