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Powerade Roundup: North girls claim third-place win

SUWANEE - North Gwinnett finished the Powerade Basketball Festival tournament on a high note as the Bulldogs topped Westside-Macon 47-37 to capture third place.

North finished the tournament with a 2-1 record while improving its season mark to 8-4.

"I'd rather have finished first, but I would rather win every game," said North's Stephanie Wheeler who made the all-tournament first team. "I wanted to win this game so we could at least finish third in our own tournament.

The younger Wheeler led all players with 16 points while sophomore post player Annie Wheeler chipped in with 11 points.

Stephanie Wheeler was coming off a disappointing performance the night before that saw her get in early foul trouble and never find her rhythm.

On Tuesday, she made sure that didn't happen again.

"I made sure I didn't foul," she said. "I wanted to play in the championship game, but at least we had more wins than losses."

Westside-Macon (7-6) was paced by an 11-point effort by Tre'Anna Smith.

GIRLS

East Hall 45, Alpharetta 36

SUWANEE - Alpharetta's Chase Mays led all scorers with 15 points but it wasn't enough for the Raiders in their 45-36 loss to East Hall on Tuesday.

Haley Chapman led East Hall with 11 points.

Gilmer Co. 59, Wheeler 38

SUWANEE - Twenty-four points from Sarah Jones led the Gilmer County rout of Wheeler 59-38.

Ashley Waters scored 11 for the Bobcats.

BOYS

Newton 64, Parkview 56

SUWANEE - Derrick Henry led all players with 23 points while Jamon Hawkins added 18 more as Newton (10-1) topped Parkview 64-56 for third place in the Powerade Basketball Festival.

Parkview, which hit a dozen 3-pointers on the night, was led by 14 points from Brandon Macon and 10 from Rachard Lofton. The Panthers dropped to 3-8 on the season.

Houston Co. 67, Lakeside-DeKalb 61

SUWANEE - Led by 15 points from Geo Stotts, Houston County edged Lakeside-DeKalb 67-61 to take fifth place in the Powerade Festival.

Roger Staton followed Stotts with 14 points.

Spartanburg (S.C) 64, Alpharetta 42

SUWANEE - Daquan Fuller scored 12 points to lead Spartanburg (S.C.) past Alpharetta 64-42.

Andre Whitmire scored 11 for the Vikings in the win.