PREP ROUNDUP: Waters leads Lions to region win

ALPHARETTA -- Peachtree Ridge had a big second quarter to overcome an early deficit and then put away a 56-51 win over Chattahoochee at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter Monday.

Erika Waters led the Lions (7-2, 4-1) with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists. CiiCii Buford added 10 points, while Gabby Cole scored eight and Brittany Jack was the leading rebounder with seven.


North Gwinnett 53, Northview 42

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett had three players in double figures and picked up its first region victory Monday, beating Northview 53-43.

Stephanie Wheeler led the way with 14 points. Annie Wheeler was right on her heels with 13 points and also contributed 10 rebounds. Ariel Johnson rounded out the trio in double digits with 12 points for the Bulldogs (4-4, 1-4).

Duluth 60, South Forsyth 49

DULUTH -- Kayla Nolan and Aliya Thomas each scored 19 points to lead Duluth to a 60-49 victory over South Forsyth on Monday.

Tarlesha Boles was also in double figures with 10 points for the Wildcats (4-3, 3-2).

Norcross 54, Mill Creek 46

HOSCHTON -- Diamond DeShields scored 19 points as the Norcross girls pulled away late for a 54-46 win over Mill Creek on Monday.

Jordan DeMercy and Briana Jordan had nine points each for the Blue Devils, while Mary Ann Sims chipped in with eight points.

Moneshia Simmons scored 17 to lead Mill Creek, which also got nine points from Jac Weathers.

North Forsyth 63, Collins Hill 57

SUWANEE -- Despite a 16-point, six-steal and three-assist effort from Bria Young, Collins Hill fell to North Forsyth 63-57 on Monday.

Taylor Johnson also had a big night for the Eagles with 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Collins Hill (3-5, 1-4) got another 11 points and five rebounds from Jordan Ulm.

Hart County 80, Mountain View 40

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Shaina Johnson scored nine points and Ivy Franklin had 10 rebounds in Mountain View's 80-40 loss to Hart County on Monday. The Bears are 2-6 overall.

Elbert County 50, Archer 24

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Danicka Brown's eight points paced Archer (1-6, 0-3) in a 50-24 loss to Elbert County on Monday.


North Gwinnett 79, Northview 48

SUWANEE -- Matt Walker had 12 points and 16 rebounds in a strong showing by North Gwinnett on Monday. The Bulldogs defeated Northview in a 79-48.

Clayton Williams was North's leading scorer with 14 points, but North (4-4, 2-3) also got 11 points from both Alex Tiller and Conner Day.

Elbert County 64, Archer 58

LAWRENCEVILLE -- With four players in double digits, Archer hung with No. 7 Elbert County, but ended up losing 64-58 on Monday.

Nafis Floyd has 12 and Brian Hamlet added another 11. The Tigers (2-5) also got 10 points each from Jermaine Morris and Khari Stevens.

Peachtree Ridge 75, Chattahoochee 70

ALPHARETTA -- On the back of 35 points from C.J. Blackwell, Peachtree Ridge knocked off Chattahoochee 75-70 on Monday. The Lions are now 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the region.

Duluth 49, South Forsyth 48

DULUTH -- Zane Cobb scored 23 points and Duluth (4-3, 2-3) won a messy game against South Forsyth 49-48 on Monday.

Collins Hill 74, North Forsyth 45

SUWANEE -- Collins Hill got 23 points from Saah Nimley and defeated North Forsyth 74-45 on Monday.

Herdie Lawrence added 16 points for the Eagles (7-2, 4-1), who had 11 players score in the win.

Hart County 81, Mountain View 58

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Drew Bollier's 19 points led Mountain View in a 81-58 loss to Hart County on Monday.

D. Smith and Chaz Grant both added 11 for the Bears (4-4).


Wesleyan wins own invite

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan won its own invitational this past weekend, sweeping the boys and girls titles in a five-team field that also featured Alpharetta, St. Pius, Lakeside-DeKalb and Greater Atlanta Christian.

The Wolves won the girls division with 260 points (Alpharetta was second at 241) and the boys title with 327 points (Lakeside was second at 216).

Wesleyan got first-place finishes from: Erika Ramsey (200 freestyle, 2 minutes, 6.68 seconds); Anthony McMurry (200 individual medley, 2:06.03 and 500 free, 5:12.55); Zach Hernandez (diving, 313.05), Chase Bartlett (100 butterfly, 58.57); Andrew Sunderman (100 free, 51.83) and Presley Kuehn (100 breaststroke, 1:13.54).

GAC's winners were Stephanie Wilding (50 free, 26.11) and Deniz Beyhan (100 free, 57.56)


Brookwood wins another tournament

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood won the Brookwood Invitational on Saturday, its second tournament win in as many weeks.

The Broncos scored 152.5 points to beat Loganville (138), Wesleyan (119) and Grayson (102.5).

Brookwood had nine wrestlers place in the top four, led by Chris Roman's first-place finish at 171 pounds. Troy Long (103 pounds), Sean Thomas (112), Greg Cordle (160) and Vincent Ogbonnia (285) placed second. Lane Fincher (140) was third and Sean Savice (125), Thomas Hennessey (152) and Blake Cunningham (215) were fourth.

Wesleyan's Josh Tolman (145) placed first and Alex Sierota (130) and Matt Barlow (171) were second. Zack Rindik (125) was third and Connor Fitzpatrick (103), Rhett Delk (140), John Mosley (160) and Jimmy Dugal (285) were fourth.

Grayson's Zack George was named the most outstanding wrestler for the tournament after winning the 152-pound championship. Nick Isburgh (130) took first place and Austin Martin (135) and Brandon Cassady (215) placed second.

Mountain View's Rashard Brown (125) placed second and Dallas Brown (119) was third. Radu Roscot and Cameron Rylander finished 4-1.

Shiloh's Ryan Mosley won the 119-pound championship and Ashton Daverna (130) was fourth. Berkmar's Vikor Cheban and Atlila Lolic were third and Enrique Martinez was fourth. Chris Boulware place fourth for Buford, and South Gwinnett's Darius Bryan was third and Thomas Veal was fourth.

Eagles win Cleveland Duals

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- No. 1 ranked Collins Hill continued its domination outside of the state of Georgia over the weekend. The Eagles cruised to the Cleveland Duals championship, winning by an average of 59 points.

Collins Hill defeated Brentwood Academy, Tenn., (80-0), Hoover, Ala., (68-6), McCallie, Tenn., (56-9), Christian Brothers, Tenn., (74-0) and Father Ryan, Tenn., (62-6).

Joel Smith (145 pounds) was named the most outstanding wrestler and C.J. Collins (215) was named tournament MVP with 5-0 records. Drew Ferguson (103), Joseph Doyague (119), T.J. Mitchell (125), Jamie Hertica (152), Mac Bennett (189) and Thomas Delain (285) were also 5-0. Stephen Bradtmueller (135) was 3-0.

Bazell Partridge (112), Devante Brown (130), Allen Willard (140) and Nick Holbert (171) were 4-1. Patrick Riley (160) was 3-2.

Central captures Wheeler Duals title

MARIETTA -- Central Gwinnett went 5-0 on Saturday to win the Wheeler Duals, its second tournament win of the season.

The Black Knights defeated Wheeler (48-31) in the semifinals and Cartersville (51-27) in the finals to improve to 15-3 on the season.

Jacob Aiken-Phillips (285 pounds) is 23-0 this season followed by Richard Nguyen (119) at 22-0, Alen Mulahmetovic (130) and Devin Fernandez (125) are 21-1.

Archer claims third title

DACULA -- First-year program Archer won its third junior varsity tournament on Saturday at the Fernando Duals at Dacula High School.

Archer defeated North Gwinnett, Brookwood, Mountain View, Parkview and Dacula in the 15-team tournament.

The Tigers' top wrestlers were Varsay Sesay, Romeo Palmer, Taylor Brittain, Joe Durnell, Daquan Olbert and Donte Freeman.