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prep roundup: Providence boys win battle of ranked teams, 56-42

ALPHARETTA - Ninth-ranked Providence avenged its only Region 5-A loss of the season on Tuesday night with a 56-42 victory over St. Francis, the No. 10 team in

Class A.

Andrew Hartley led the visiting Stars (21-3, 10-1) with 18 points. Andy Vess scored 13 and Ben Landis contributed 12 points for

Providence.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Brookwood 42, Grayson 39

LOGANVILLE - Demetre Ledlum and Joe Campbell scored 13 points each as the Brookwood boys won their first Region 8-AAAAA game of the season - 42-39 over Grayson on Tuesday night.

Meadowcreek 74,

Berkmar 64 (OT)

NORCROSS - Meadowcreek, playing without injured Teondre Williams, needed overtime to defeat Berkmar 74-64 on Tuesday in Region 8-AAAAA play.

Shawn Bozier (23 points, 10 rebounds) and Chris Allen (22 points, nine rebounds) led the Mustangs to their 17th straight win. Meadowcreek is now 23-2 overall and 13-0 in the region. Williams sat out with a minor ankle injury.

Shiloh 59, Parkview 52

SNELLVILLE - Watkins Williams made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points as Shiloh earned a split of the season series with Parkview on Tuesday night, winning 59-52.

Matt Kuglin had 11 points and Chris Nwabude added 10 points for the Generals (14-10 overall and 8-5 in Region 8-AAAAA). Yaw Gyawu led Parkview with 20 points and Isaac Fisher chipped in with 12 points.

Peachtree Ridge 71,

South Forsyth 60

CUMMING - Kevin Anderson, Zach Graham and Cameron Heyward combined for 58 points to lift Peachtree Ridge to a 71-60 win over host South Forsyth on Tuesday.

Anderson led the Lions (21-3, 13-2) with 23 points, Graham scored 18 and Heyward scored 17.

North Gwinnett 72,

Duluth 30

SUWANEE - Ebuka Anyaorah scored 18 points on Tuesday in North Gwinnett's 72-30 rout of Duluth in a Region 7-AAAAA matchup.

Phillip Crawford added 10 points for the Bulldogs (15-9, 9-6). Duluth's top scorer was Dexter Bledsoe with nine points.

Dacula 68,

Habersham Central 36

DACULA - Brian Cole's 23 points and eight rebounds helped Dacula to a 68-36 victory over Habersham Central on Tuesday. Justin Rush scored 16 for the Falcons

(16-9).

GAC 55, Cross Keys 54

NORCROSS - Taylor Metzger's 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining was the game-winner Tuesday night as the Greater Atlanta Christian boys basketball team defeated Cross Keys 55-54.

Brett Johnson led three double-figure scorers for GAC with 18 points, Chase Hudson had 14 points and Taylor Wood added 13 points. GAC is now 13-10.

Apalachee 64,

Stephens County 59

WINDER - Chaun Gresham had 16 points and 16 rebounds, sparking Apalachee to a 64-59 victory over Stephens County on Senior Night. The Wildcats (12-12, 8-4) next play in the Region 8-AAA tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Elbert County at 6:30 p.m.

Apalachee also got strong games from Joe Ruiz (10 points, six steals, three assists), Connor Ryan (10 points) and Chad Razey (six points, 10 rebounds, three charges taken).

Loganville 56,

Clarke Central 50

ATHENS - Loganville defeated host Clarke Central 56-50 Tuesday behind 15 points from Clivins Volcy and 13 points from Kevin Wages. Loganville improves to 17-7.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Shiloh 57,

Parkview 45

SNELLVILLE - Seniors Caneisha Bell, Jessica Baker and Amanda Parker led the Shiloh girls to a 57-45, Senior Night victory over Parkview on Tuesday.

Bell had 13 points, Baker had 12 points and six assists and Parker added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Generals, 14-10 overall and 5-8 in Region 8-AAAAA. Parkview (12-12, 5-8) was led by 10 points from Mia Antoine.

Brookwood 56, Grayson 33

LOGANVILLE - Visiting Brookwood had no problems Tuesday in a 56-33, Region 8-AAAAA victory over Grayson. The Broncos (16-5, 9-4) were led by Arielle Brown's 14 points and Chioma Okoli's 12 points.

Alia Jackson led Grayson (2-21, 1-12) with 11 points.

North Gwinnett 47,

Duluth 43

SUWANEE - North Gwinnett edged Duluth 47-43 Tuesday in Region 7-AAAAA play behind 12 points each from Katie MacDannald and Elizabeth Sledge. Sledge was 12 of 14 from the free-throw line and North (10-14, 8-7) also got 10 points from Katie Fullem. Ravven Brown led Duluth with 14 points.

Dacula 65,

Habersham Central 42

DACULA - Abbie Daniel had 22 points, eight steals and six assists on Tuesday to lead Dacula to a 65-42 victory over Habersham Central in a Region 8-AAAA game.

The Falcons, 15-10 and 8-4 (third in 8-AAAA North), also got 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks from Eve Machovec.

GAC 70, Cross Keys 10

NORCROSS - Lauren Hodge scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Greater Atlanta Christian's 70-10 rout of lowly Cross Keys on Tuesday.

Thirteen players scored for the Spartans (23-1, 15-0), who also got 13 points from Bria Smith.

Hebron 53,

Athens Academy 29

ATHENS - Courtney Odum's stellar game helped Hebron Christian to a 53-29 victory over Athens Academy on Tuesday. Odum finished with 18 points (on 6 of 7 shooting), five assists and five steals. Hebron (16-3, 8-1) also got eight points each from Britt Pecht, Lizzie Cohen and Meredith Montgomery. Pecht also had seven rebounds.

St. Francis 58,

Providence 38

ALPHARETTA - Despite 16 points from Maggie Brown, Providence Christian lost at St. Francis, 58-38 on Tuesday night. The Stars fall to 14-10 overall and 8-3 in Region 5-A.

WRESTLING

Buford wins

on Senior Night

BUFORD - Buford swept East Hall (66-12) and Greater Atlanta Christian (44-28) at its Senior Night on Tuesday.

The Wolves, who improved their school-record season to 31-9, got undefeated nights from the following: Zach Oliver (125 pounds), Nick Harford (140), Daniel Stephens (145), Scottie Forrester (152), B.J. Johnson (160), Sterling Bell (160), Chris Harford (171), Will Brooks (189) and Brian Auten (215).

GAC (23-9) earned a split by defeating East Hall 71-12. The Spartans got victories by pin from Locke Hoover (103), Ben Golden (125), Mason Deal (130), Alex Davis (135) and Sean Chappell (285).

- From staff reports

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