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Allen powers Meadowcreek past Savannah with game-high 32

ATLANTA - Chris Allen scored a game-high 32 points as the Meadowcreek boys basketball team beat Savannah 75-73 in the first round of the Peach State Holiday Classic at Morehouse College.

Allen also had eight rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Mustangs advanced to a 3:40 p.m. game today. Antione Bolden had 12 points, 12 rebounds and six steals for the victors while teammate Teondre Williams added 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marist 60, GAC 59

ATLANTA - Wade Weldon scored a game-high 27 points, but it wasn't enough for the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans in their 60-59 loss to Marist on Tuesday in the first round of the Westminster basketball tournament.

Taylor Wood scored 13 points and Reece Wiedeman added 12 for the Spartans, who are now 8-4 on the season. Chris Markel led Marist (4-4) with 19 points.

Wesleyan 84, Pasco Co. (Fla.) 74

NAPLES, Fla. - Howard Thompkins had 28 points and 15 rebounds to lead Wesleyan to an 84-74 win over Pasco County (Fla.) on Tuesday at the Gulf Shore Shootout.

Erik Strong had 16 points, while Tanner Smith added 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Wesleyan (8-2) will play the winner of the Lely-North Broward Prep game today at 7:30 p.m.

Greater Gwinnett 67, The Highlands (N.C.) 42

WALHALLA, S.C. - Greater Gwinnett Christian advanced to the second round of the Apple Classic Holiday Tournament with a 67-42 win over The Highlands (N.C.) on Tuesday.

J.D. Davis led Greater Gwinnett (14-3) with 14 points and seven rebounds. Edward Jackson scored 13 points and Michael Stanley added seven assists.

Providence Christian 50, Mt. Dora Bible 47

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Andy Vess scored 14 points and Ben Landis added 10 as Providence Christian defeated Mt. Dora Bible 50-47 at the Sun Coast Classic on Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Walhalla (S.C.) 57,

Greater Gwinnett 46

WALHALLA, S.C. - Katie Smith scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, in Greater Gwinnett's 57-46 loss to Walhalla on Tuesday at the Apple Classic Holiday Tournament.

Michelle Smith added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Providence Christian 68, Shores Christian 27

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Hannah Reiswig scored 14 points and Carli West added 13 points and seven assists to lead Providence Christian to a 68-27 win over Shores Christian Academy at the Sun Coast Classic on Tuesday.

Summar Corley scored nine points and Cassi Flowers had eight for the Stars (7-5).

- From staff reports