Prep Roundup: McIntosh leads McEachern in OT
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February 06, 2014 04:05 AM | 1909 views | 8 8 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As if playing five games in six days wasn’t enough, McEachern needed overtime to claim a 64-61 Region 4AAAAAA victory over Harrison on Wednesday.

The Hoyas trailed 29-15 at the half, but made eight of their nine three pointers in the second half to force the extra period.

Logan McIntosh scored eight of his 28 points in overtime to help McEachern (19-4, 11-3) pull out the victory. Freddy Brown finished with 11 points and Lawrence Castor added seven points and nine rebounds.

Justice Morgan scored 27 points to lead Harrison.

Kennesaw Mountain 49, North Cobb 48: Kennesaw Mountain built a late fourth quarter lead before holding off a North Cobb comeback attempt in a Region 4AAAAAA game.

Nigel Hayes and Andrew Jimenez both had 11 points to lead the Mustangs (10-12, 5-10).

Micah Woodward had 16 points to lead the Warriors.

Walton 56, Cherokee 48: Walton led by 19 points midway through the third quarter before picking up the Region 5AAAAAA road win.

Elijah Weems had 22 points for the Raiders (20-3, 11-2). Nick Wells had 10 and Juanye Colon made three 3s in the second quarter and finished with nine points.

Walton hosts Wheeler on Friday.

Sprayberry 70, Kell 50: Sprayberry completed an undefeated Region 7AAAAA slate following the win at home.

The Yellow Jackets (21-4, 14-0) trailed 29-23 at halftime, but outscored the Longhorns 47-21 in the second half.

Armel Potter made six 3s in the third quarter and finished with 30 points and six assists to lead Sprayberry. Nkem Ojeh had eight points, a career-best 17 rebounds and six blocked shots. Maurion Skrine and Wayne Jackson each had nine for the Yellow Jackets, who had 13 three-pointers.

Qua Alexander had 11 for Kell.

Sprayberry earned the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the Region 7AAAAA tournament at Sequoyah. The Yellow Jackets will play Wednesday against a to be determined opponent.

Whitefield Academy 69, King’s Ridge 45: Norman Harris had 17 points and six rebounds for the Wolfpack in the Region 6A win on the road. Eric Lockett added 13 points and nine assists.

Whitefield took a 41-19 lead at the half and rested its starters for most of the second half.

Whitefield (18-5, 12-1) has now won 12 straight.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

McEachern 80, Harrison 47:
Caliya Robinson had a triple-double and then some to lead the Lady Indians to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Robinson finished with 18 points, 16 rebounds, 12 blocks and then added five assists and five steals to complete the performance.

Taylor Gordon scored 10 of her 15 points in the first quarter when McEachern (20-2, 14-0) jumped to a 27-9 lead.

Te’a Cooper had 17 points, six assists and four steals, while Jada Lewis finished with 12 points.

Sydne Wiggins led Harrison with 14 points.

The Lady Indians will host Campbell on Friday.

Lassiter 41, Milton 30: The Lady Trojans got out to a commanding early lead and improved their region record back to .500.

Lassiter (11-12, 6-6 Region 5AAAAAA) led 18-3 after the first quarter and maintained its edge.

Maeve Vitale scored a team-high nine points, with Grace Keheley and Emilee Olsen each scoring eight. Olsen also had 11 rebounds.

Lassiter will travel to Roswell on Friday.

Hillgrove 63, Pebblebrook 19: Hillgrove’s Mackenzie Engram equaled Pebblebrook’s 15 first half points and Tene Thompson added 14 to help the Lady Hawks post the Region 4AAAAAA home victory.

Engram also had 11 rebounds for Hillgrove (20-3, 13-2), while Jaya Smith chipped in 12 points and 10 boards. Jalyn Reese added 10 points and nine assists.

Randy Brown scored all 9 of her points in the first half to lead Pebblebrook, which is at Marietta Friday.

Hillgrove ends its regular at Kennesaw Mountain Friday.

North Cobb 54, Kennesaw Mountain 23: North Cobb led 31-12 at halftime and outscored Kennesaw Mountain 18-1 in the third quarter to pick up the Region 4AAAAAA win.

Kyrie’ Chandler scored her 1,000th career point and finished with 19 points and five steals for North Cobb (17-8, 8-8). Chantel Strahorn added 17 points, while Aniya Corley had six points and seven assists.

Kennesaw Mountain hosts Hillgrove Friday.

North Cobb ends its regular season and will participate in the Region 4AAAAAA tournament Monday at McEachern.

Kell 47, Sprayberry 38: After clinging to a 14-11 first quarter lead, Kell outscored Sprayberry 27-12 over the second and third periods to record the Region 7AAAAA road win.

Santavia Grant had 18 points for Kell (11-14, 9-5), while Onyx Henderson added 15 and Brittany Stocus had 11 rebounds.

Jada Richardson had 11 for Sprayberry, which completed its regular season and will await word on its seeding for Saturday’s region tournament at Sequoyah.

Kell ended the season as the No. 2 team from its subregion. The Lady Longhorns got a first round bye and advanced to play Northview Tuesday with the winner qualifying for the state tournament.

The Region 7AAAAA tournament begins Saturday with first-round action at Sequoyah.

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Please Stop
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February 06, 2014
I am so tired of reading the paper and seeing this negative commentary. Let the girls play. They haven't done anytihng wrong. Whatever the problem is, handle it amongst the adults. The kids shouldn't have to read this in the paper every time they play.
Still Here
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February 06, 2014
Which adults should deal with it??? The program was reported for GHSA violations. The adults did the oppositie of what they are supposed to be teaching their kids and covered it up out of fear. It was then reported again, and again it was covered up. The GHSA is now refusing to do anyting about it. So, what adults exactly should deal with it. Well, I can tell who is next. According to GHSA, the Professional Standards Commission is next to investigate. It is also being said that everyone in Cobb County is soon going to hear all the details about the Undue influence and the shoddy investigation performed by Ms. Doe.
I'll Stop
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February 07, 2014
We'll be happy to stop once our leaders start. When people sit by quietly and let leaders be unaccountable, that is when corruption sets in. You let the cheaters investigate the cheating? That makes no sense at all. Once someone interviews the Kell coaches, we can all move on. Everyone should be contacting Dr. Swearngin, Steve Jones, or the Professional Standards Commission demanding they speak with the kell coaches to get the other side of the story. I promise you that would be better than the media getting a hold of this. Cobb can't handle any more controversy right now.
Another Title!
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February 06, 2014
Looks like we are gonna win another won! I saw Campbell scoutin the Indians last night. Good luck. Nobodys gonna stop us now. Nobody on our region and nobody in the State. Not only that but I will call back to back title right now. This the best girls team I have ever seen. Campbell, add prayer to your scouting report cause unles syou been hidin a few college players somewhere, it aint gonna happen.
Indian Parent
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February 06, 2014
The mdj is gonna write about the teams that are on top and we are on top so stop telling them not to write about it. That is their job! If you want them to write about you, try winning!
Here We Go Again!
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February 06, 2014
McEachern this, McEachern that. 4 players constntly scoring in double figures. We get already, they have recruited a great team. Stop writing about it. Normally I can't stand the people hating on them, but stop writing as if they aren't recruiting and maybe people will drop it.
Ouch!
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February 06, 2014
Hey Harrison. maybe you shouldn't have upset Mrs. Robinson! A triple double with 5 steals and 5 assists??? WOWW! She spanked that A##! You all been talkin and talkin and that is what ya get. Next time keep your mouths shut!!!
Shut Up!
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February 06, 2014
They didn't spank Harrison anymore than anyone else. Maybe Caliya had her best game of the year but I thnk that probably had something to do with the N.C. coaches watching her. Too bad she doesn't play like that all the time. Also too bad she will never go to N.C. with those grades of hers.
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