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Prep Roundup: Parkview, Wesleyan wrestling earn berth in state finals

MACON - By sweeping the opening day of the state dual finals in Macon, the Parkview and Wesleyan wrestling teams each earned a spot in today's dual championship finals.

In AAAAA, the defending champion Panthers struggled early, slipping past Harrison 39-33.

"We got off to a slow start," Parkview head coach Dennis Stromie said of the Harrison match. "We had a team meeting after that, and we refocused."

The team meeting did the trick, and Parkview went on to beat Union Grove 47-12 and Walton 34-21 to earn a spot in today's finals against McEachern.

McEachern opened the day with a win over Brookwood and downed Collins Hill in the semifinals to earn the right to face Parkview.

In the AA tournament, Wesleyan earned a chance at both a state title and redemption against the only team to beat the Wolves this season, LaFayette.

Wesleyan cruised through the Friday's two matches, beating Dublin 46-15 and topping Sonoraville 59-13.

In the regular season, LaFayette beat the Wolves by one, 31-30, and coach Jeff Bedard said he and his team are happy to face them again.

"It was a dog fight," he said of the first meeting. "Our kids are ready to go and try and redeem themselves."

GIRLS BASKETBALL

South 74, Central 57

LAWRENCEVILLE - Emily Clarke scored 31 points to help South Gwinnett defeat Central Gwinnett 74-57 on Friday.

Jasmine Stovall scored 27 points for Central.

Brookwood 48, Grayson 19

SNELLVILLE - Lisa Reid scored 14 points to help lead Brookwood 48-19 over Grayson on Friday.

Lauren Dallas scored 12 points while Chioma Okoli added 10 points for Brookwood. The Broncos' overall record is now 11-3 overall and 4-2 in region.

Parkview 55, Shiloh 45

LILBURN - Parkview's Sczeny Hartry scored 19 points to help the Panthers defeat Shiloh 55-45 on Friday.

Parkview is now 10-7

overall.

GAC 56, Cross Keys 24

CHAMBLEE - Lauren Hodge scored eight points to lead Greater Atlanta Christian past Cross Keys 56-24 on

Friday.

Anjelica Wilcox scored seven while Heidi Tabor scored six for the Spartans. Stephanie Pendleton had 10 rebounds for GAC, which improved its record to 17-1.

Duluth 51,

Peachtree Ridge 46

DULUTH - Ravven Brown scored 13 points to help Duluth top Peachtree Ridge 51-46 and improve its record to 13-5 on Friday.

Mykala Walker added 10 points for Duluth.

Emily Wortman scored 14 points for Peachtree Ridge.

Norcross 63,

Forsyth Central 46

NORCROSS - Nicole Jones had 15 points and 15 rebounds as Norcross defeated Forsyth Central 63-46 on

Friday. Aleigha Parker scored 12 points while Tiffany Clarke added 10 points and 17 rebounds for Norcross. Caylin Davenport scored 12 for Forsyth Central.

Norcross improved to

4-16 overall.

Madison County 67,

Dacula 64

DACULA - Abbie Daniel had 28 points, five rebounds and six steals, but Dacula lost to Madison County 67-64 on Friday. Dacula is 11-8 and 4-2 in region.

Berkmar 53,

Meadowcreek 33

LILBURN - Brittany McDonald scored 19 points to lead Berkmar past Meadowcreek 53-33 on Friday.

Genea Williams gad 17 points, two blocks, five assists, four steals and seven rebounds for Meadowcreek.

Wesleyan 56, Buford 44

BUFORD - Anne Marie Armstrong scored 21 points to help Wesleyan top region rival Buford 56-44 on Friday and improve its record to 15-4.

Sarah Delk scored 14 points while Kelly Hall added 12 points for Wesleyan. Kelly Tucker scored 10 points for Buford.

Mill Creek 54,

North Forsyth 37

CUMMING - Mill Creek's Shelbie Pool scored 19 points and the Hawks beat North Forsyth 54-37 on

Friday.

Porsha Porter added 16 points for Mill Creek (17-3, 10-1).

Hebron 61, Commerce 41

COMMERCE - Meredith Montgomery scored 22 points and Hebron Christian defeated Commerce 61-41 on Friday.

Olivia Clark and Rachael Duval each had 12 points and eight rebounds while Britt Pecht had nine points and 12 rebounds for Hebron (11-3).

St. Francis 64,

Providence 44

LILBURN - Caroline Adams scored 15 points, but it wasn't enough for Providence, which fell to St. Francis 64-44 on Friday. Maggie Brown added nine points for

Providence.

Loganville 43,

Habersham Central 31

LOGANVILLE - Tichini Chatman scored nine points for Loganville to help top Habersham Central 43-31 on Friday.

Loganville's record improved to 8-10 overall.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Central 90, South 68

LAWRENCEVILLE - Richard Howell scored 24 points, leading Central Gwinnett past South Gwinnett 90-68 on Friday.

Sam Goodman scored 21 points while Bryce Smith scored 16 points for Central and improved its record to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in region.

Mike Chapman added 14 points for South.

Cross Keys 72, GAC 57

NORCROSS - Cross Keys defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 72-57 on Friday, despite 25 points and 18 rebounds from Taylor Wood.

Taylor Metzger had 17 points for GAC (9-8).

Norcross 81,

Forsyth Central 27

NORCROSS - Gani Lawal scored 15 points to lead Norcross over Forsyth Central

81-27 .

Tony Neysmith scored 12 points while Jordan DeMercy and Taylor Killian each had 10 points for Norcross.

Norcross is 17-2 overall and 11-0 in the region.

Grayson 57,

Brookwood 44

SNELLVILLE - Bo Amusa had 21 points for Grayson to help top Brookwood 57-44 on Friday.

Nate Hamilton added nine points for Brookwood.

John Cheesman scored 10 points for Grayson.

Parkview 82, Shiloh 71

LILBURN - Yaw Gyawy scored 32 points and Parkview topped Shiloh 82-71 on

Friday.

Bobby Glover added 20 points for Parkview, which improved to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the region.

Peachtree Ridge 73,

Duluth 46

DULUTH - Zach Graham scored 25 points to help Peachtree Ridge top Duluth 73-46 on Friday.

Cameron Heyward scored 18 points while Sidney Haynes and Eddie Brown each added 11 points for Peachtree Ridge.

Greg Carson and Caleb Samples each scored 11 points for Duluth.

Peachtree Ridge is now 17-2 overall and 9-1 in the region.

Dacula 68,

Madison County 27

DACULA - Justin Rush had 19 points and five assists to help Dacula defeat Madison County 68-27 and improve its record to 13-6 overall and 6-0 in region.

Brian Cole scored 12 points and had six blocks while Darius Holloway added 10 points for Dacula.

Meadowcreek 69,

Berkmar 56

LILBURN - Chris Allen scored 28 points to help Meadowcreek defeat Berkmar 69-56 and improve its record to 15-2.

Teondre Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds while Mark Veazey had 10 points and 12 rebounds for

Meadowcreek.

Wesley Witherspoon scored 22 for Berkmar.

Mill Creek 50,

North Forsyth 47

CUMMING - Spencer Gay scored 14 points to help Mill Creek top North Forsyth 50-47 on Friday.

Jermaine Jackson added 13 for Mill Creek as it improved its overall record to 11-8.

Apalachee 64, Oconee 47

WINDER - P.J. Hollings had 11 points and eight rebounds to help Apalachee defeat Oconee County 64-47.

Chaun Gresham scored 12 points for Apalachee. Dwight Ashe scored eight points and helped Apalachee hold on to the lead.

Apalachee is now 8-9.

Hebron 55,

Commerce 42

COMMERCE - Ben Cohen had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to help Hebron Christian cruise past Commerce 55-42 and improved its record to 6-8 on Friday.

James Floyd scored 14 points, had seven rebounds and five assists while Justin Adams scored 10 points and had seven rebounds for Hebron.

St. Francis 55,

Providence 45

LILBURN - Andy Vess scored 13 points, but Providence fell to St. Francis 55-45 on Friday. Andrew Hartley added nine points for Providence (14-3, 5-1).

Loganville 55,

Habersham Central 53

LOGANVILLE - Clivins Volcy scored 17 points to help lead Loganville over Habersham Central 55-53 on Friday.

Luke Baker added 16 points for Loganville (13-5).

Killian Hill Christian 57, Philadelphia Christian 55

LILBURN - Zach Ford scored 27 points and had 12 rebounds to help Killian Hill Christian top Philadelphia Christian 57-55 on Friday.

Killian Hill is now 9-4 overall and 3-3 in region.

- Compiled by Kate Awtrey

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