PREP ROUNUDP: Titans win on Ezikpe’s free throws

LAWRENCEVILLE — Discovery’s Kalu Ezikpe nailed two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to lift Discovery to a 45-44 Region 6-AAAAAAA win over Mountain View on Tuesday.

Ezikpe finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Keshawn Overstreet added 10 points for the Titans (16-8, 5-6).

Spencer Rodgers led Mountain View (17-8, 6-6) with 18 points and Uchenna Nwagbara added 13 for the Bears.


Shiloh 68, Newton 57

COVINGTON — Sharmarie McLeod posted a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds as Shiloh handed Newton its first loss of the season with a 68-57 road win in Region 8-AAAAAAA play Tuesday night.

Brian Coffey also chipped in 11 points and eight assists. while Brandon Blair had 11 points and Greg James contributed 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Generals (13-10, 5-3) ended the Rams’ (23-1, 8-1) season-long winning streak.

Archer 54, Rockdale 51

LAWRENCEVILLE — Archer overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Rockdale County 54-51 on Tuesday in Region 8-AAAAAAA.

The Tigers (7-16, 2-7) trailed 35-26 at the break but outscored Rockdale 16-4 in the third quarter. Brenden Tucker led Archer with 22 points. Justin Edmondson and Shakim Jenks scored eight and seven points, respectively. Brandon Johnson pulled down 11 rebounds in the win.

Parkview 60, Lakeside 58

ATLANTA — Parkview held on to defeat host Lakeside 60-58 in a Region 7-AAAAAAA clash on Tuesday.

Toneari Lane and Justin Spencer each scored 11 while teammate Cam Chavers added nine points for the Panthers (12-11, 4-7).

Mill Creek 50,

Peachtree Ridge 47

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek defeated Peachtree Ridge 50-47 in a Region 6-AAAAAAA game on Tuesday.

Christian Mancillas led Mill Creek (12-11 overall) with 13 points. Kendall Latney and Chris Birch scored eight while Matty Dobbs added seven points.

Grayson 64, South 54

SNELLVILLE — Grayson defeated host South Gwinnett 64-54 in Region 8-AAAAAAA on Tuesday.

Kenyon Jackson led the Rams (15-8, 6-2) with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Nick Edwards added 17 points and five blocks while Travis Anderson contributed 11 points and Terrell Greene pulled down seven rebounds.

Dacula 81,

Habersham Central 18

DACULA — Dacula defeated Habersham Central 81-18 on Tuesday in Region 8-AAAAAA. Gary Bishop led the Falcons (17-7, 7-2) with 21 points, six assists and six steals. Mekhail Bethea scored 15 while teammate Arusha Hunter added 14.

Lanier 70, Apalachee 57

SUGAR HILL — Lanier defeated visiting Apalachee 70-57 in Region 8-AAAAAA on Tuesday. The win ties the Longhorns (12-11, 4-4) with Apalachee for third place in the region.

Juwuan Jones led Lanier with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Edmund Ruiz scored 15 points, Adrian Martin added 13 while Bryan Mungai scored 11 in the victory.

Buford 63, Walnut Grove 46

BUFORD — Buford defeated Walnut Grove 63-46 in Region 8-AAAAA on Tuesday. Dawson Wehunt and David Viti each scored 12 points to lead the Wolves (21-2, 11-0).

GAC 64, Fannin County 42

BLUE RIDGE — Greater Atlanta Christian’s Hunter McIntosh scored 23 points to lead the Spartans to a 64-42 win over host Fannin County on Tuesday. The Region 7-AAA victory improves GAC to 19-5 overall and 11-1 in the region. Jeffey Blake added 10 points in the win.

Wesleyan 72,

Atlanta International 41

ATLANTA — Wesleyan defeated Atlanta International 72-41 on Tuesday. Grant Frerking led the Wolves (14-10, 9-3) with 16 points. Christian McLean and J.D. Kavel each scored 13 while Sean McDonough added 11 for Wesleyan.

Towns County 77,

Hebron Christian 71

HIAWASSEE — Towns County held on to defeat Hebron Christian 77-71 in Region 8-A on Tuesday. Wesley Warbington led the Lions (12-12, 7-7) with 21 points while John Stewart chipped in with 18.


South 44, Grayson 32

SNELLVILLE — South Gwinnett defeated Grayson 44-32 in Region 8-AAAAAAA on Tuesday. Alexis Lewis led the Comets (16-7, 6-3) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Archer 67, Rockdale 26

LAWRENCEVILLE — Archer defeated Rockdale County 67-26 in Region 8-AAAAAAA on Tuesday. Autumn Newby led the Tigers (19-4, 8-1) with 15 points. Linsey Marchese added 12 while Asia McCoy pitched in with 11.

Mill Creek 69,

Peachtree Ridge 36

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek’s Morgan Simmons poured in 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Hawks to a 69-36 win over Peachtree Ridge on Tuesday.

Wynter Webb added 12 points in the victory for the Hawks (20-3, 10-1).

Jalea Gray led Peachtree Ridge (6-18, 1-10) with 15 points.

Parkview 60, Lakeside 37

ATLANTA — Parkview defeated host Lakeside 60-37 in Region 7-AAAAAAA on Tuesday. Diarra Smith led the Panthers (10-13, 7-3) with 19 points. Gabby Jester scored 13 while Hannah Sadler had 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

Mtn. View 61, Discovery 33

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mountain View turned back Discovery 61-33 in Region 6-AAAAAAA on Tuesday. Lillian Kennedy led the Bears (10-15, 6-6) with 22 points while Maia Helvy added 12.

Norcross 78, Central 30

NORCROSS — Norcross defeated Central Gwinnett 78-30 on Tuesday in Region 7-AAAAAAA. Vanessa Blagmon led four players in double figures with 17. Taylor Mason scored 15, Tionna Carter added 11 points and 11 rebounds while teammate Tehya Lyons chipped in with 11 points an six steals for the Blue Devils (22-2, 11-0).

Dacula 76,

Habersham Central 64

DACULA — Dacula’s Alyssa Criscolo’s 21 points led the Falcons to a 76-64, Region 8-AAAAAA win on Tuesday. Nyla Moore scored 17 and Kendall Bollmer chipped in with 10 points for Dacula (10-14, 4-5). Kandy Brown stuffed her stat sheet with nine points, nine blocks and nine rebounds while Aiyana Hamilton also scored nine points in the victory.

Buford 73, Walnut Grove 31

BUFORD — Buford defeated Walnut Grove 73-31 in Region 8-AAAAA on Tuesday. Marissa Bruce led the Wolves (21-2, 11-0) with 23 points. Rachel Dobbs scored 18, Pamela Johnson added 13 while teammate Zikaya Wright chipped in with 10 points in the victory.

GAC 78, Fannin County 54

BLUE RIDGE — Greater Atlanta Christian downed Fannin County 78-54 in Region 7-AAA on Tuesday. Robyn Benton scored 21 points to lead the Spartans (17-6, 11-1). Tamiah Lewis added 17 points, Kennedi Williams chipped in with 15 while Taylor Sutton scored 11.

Wesleyan 81,

Atlanta International 31

ATLANTA — Wesleyan defeated Atlanta International 81-51 in Region 5-A on Tuesday. Natalie Armstrong led the Wolves with 14 points and 15 rebounds. AC Carter, Amaya Register, Sutton West and Mikayla Coombs each scored nine in the victory for Wesleyan (20-4, 7-2).


Norcross 3, Alpharetta 2

NORCROSS — Norcross opened its season with a 3-2 win over visiting Alpharetta on Tuesday. Sean McKendree, Tyler Kane and Alex Korwisch all won singles matches for the Blue Devils.

Berkmar 4, Discovery 1

LAWRENCEVILLE — Berkmar defeated host Discovery 4-1 on Tuesday. Alex Chanthophaeng, Carlos Pavon and Duc Vu won in singles. Dinesha Shair and Shadman Ahmed won in doubles for the Patriots.


Discovery 3, Berkmar 2

LAWRENCEVILLE — Discovery opened its season with a 3-2 win over Berkmar on Tuesday. Berkmar’s winners were Amy Nguyen in singles and the doubles tandem of Sabrina Hasnath and Tina Truong.

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