PREP ROUNDUP: Norcross girls still perfect in Region 7-AAAAA

SUWANEE -- Third-ranked Norcross remained unbeaten in Region 7-AAAAA on Friday with a 69-55 win over North Gwinnett.

Diamond DeShields of Norcross (13-2, 8-0) led all players with 23 points while Kaela Davis added 16 points.

Annie Wheeler scored 18 to lead North (9-6, 3-6) while Stephanie Wheeler finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.


North Forsyth 70, Peachtree Ridge 46

CUMMING -- Callan Bennett scored 18 points while Sydney Seitz and Emily Adams scored 17 each on Friday as North Forsyth (6-8, 3-6) topped Peachtree Ridge 70-46 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Brittany Jack of Peachtree Ridge led all players with 20 points while Erika Waters finished with 13 points.

Mill Creek 61, Duluth 40

HOSCHTON - Jac' Weathers scored 14 points on Friday in leading ninth-ranked Mill Creek to a 61-40 win over Duluth in Region 7-AAAAA.

Moneshia Simmons added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Mill Creek (12-3, 8-1) while Alicia Brookins finished with 11 points.

Duluth was led by 14 points from Kayla Nolan.

Northview 72, Collins Hill 67

DULUTH -- Northview's Sydney Wallace led all players with 37 points on Friday in helping the Titans hold off Collins Hill 72-67 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Taylor Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Collins Hill (6-9, 3-6). Bria Young added 18 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Eagles while Jordan Ulm finished with 11 points and five boards.

Parkview 60, Meadowcreek 31

LILBURN -- Parkview remained unbeaten at 15-0 overall and 7-0 in Region 8-AAAAA on Friday with a 60-31 win over Meadowcreek.

Lauren Coleman led the Panthers with 14 points while Katie Carroll added 12 points. Meadowcreek was led by 14 points from Angel Alexander.

Brookwood 73, Berkmar 47

LILBURN -- Brookwood's Katie Mallow led all players with 25 points on Friday as the Broncos upended Berkmar 73-47 in Region 8-AAAAA.

Jazmine Jackson followed up with 20 points for Brookwood (11-4, 6-1).

Berkmar (7-9, 3-4) was led by 14 points from Jazmine Green and 11 each from Ka'vonne Towns and Kenisha Watkins.

Grayson 53, South 45

SNELLVILLE -- Grayson's Taren White led all players with 29 points and six steals on Friday to help give the Rams a 53-45 win over South Gwinnett in Region 8-AAAAA.

Angela Durmic added 15 points and eight steals for the Rams (7-8, 3-4) while South was led by 24 points and 10 rebounds from Tina Odume and 13 points from Kiara Baker.

Dacula 48, Central 43

LAWRENCEVILLE -- China Vinson connected on 14 of her game-high 16 points in the second half as the Falcons (5-11, 3-5) downed the Black Knights.

Breanna Overby added nine points for Dacula, while Nia Hardy led Central with 12 points, followed closely by Gabbie Lackey with nine points and CeAira Latimore with eight

Buford 63, Decatur 50

BUFORD -- Andraya Carter tallied 24 points with 10 rebounds and seven steals on Friday to lead second-ranked Buford to a 63-50 win over Decatur in Region 6-AA.

Lacey Pass chipped in with eight points as Buford stayed unbeaten at 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the region.

GAC 81, Cross Keys 12

ATLANTA -- After edging Lovett 50-48 on Thursday, No. 7 Greater Atlanta Christian had an easier time Friday with an 81-12 rout over Cross Keys in Region 6-AA.

Danielle Moss scored 17 to lead GAC (12-3, 4-1) in Friday's win while Alex McCall scored 11. Peyton Whitted and Chaney Means also helped with 10 points each.

Wesleyan 82, Providence 28

Four players were in double figures and 12 scored as the No. 1-ranked Wesleyan girls improved to 3-0 in 7-A North and 12-3 overall with an 82-28 victory over Providence.

The defending Class A state champions scored the first 16 points of the game and expanded a 24-4 first-quarter lead to 50-10 at halftime. Holli Wilkins scored 15 points, Logan Morris had 13, Grace Leah Baughn contributed 11 and Erin Hall added 10. Hall, a Wake Forest signee, also had five assists.

Erika Gotfredson scored 13 points for Providence, 2-12 overall and 0-1 in 7-A North. Jessie Kowalewicz added eight points for the Stars.

Wesleyan will play South Carolina-power J.L. Mann at 1:40 p.m. today in the Battle of the Southeast at Greater Atlanta Christian, then take on Osborne at 2 p.m. on Monday in the in a MLK Day event at Centennial. Osborne is ranked No. 10 in Class AAAA.

Hebron 64, Tallulah Falls 28

TALLULAH FALLS -- Hebron received 14 points from Mini Schulte on Friday as the Lions pounded Tallulah Falls 64-28 in Region 8-A.

Jalisa Tucker added 11 points for Hebron (10-4, 5-1) while Leah Benton chipped in with nine points.


Norcross 69, North 44

SUWANEE -- Three Norcross players scored in double digits, led by 19 points from Jeremy Lamb, as the third-ranked Blue Devils downed North Gwinnett 69-44 in Region 7-AAAAA on Friday.

Josiah Moore added 12 points for Norcross (11-2, 7-1) while Chris Bolden finished with 10 points.

North was led by Alex Tiller's eight points.

Mill Creek 56, Duluth 45

HOSCHTON -- Brandon Hayman scored 17 points while Paul Evans chipped in eight more on Friday in guiding Mill Creek to a 56-45 win over Duluth in Region 7-AAAAA.

Mill Creek, ranked No. 10 in Class AAAAA, improved to 13-2 overall and 8-1 in the region.

Peachtree Ridge 80, North Forsyth 52

CUMMING -- Peachtree Ridge upped its record to 11-4 overall and 8-1 in Region 7-AAAAA on Friday with its 80-52 win over North Forsyth.

Rasheed Fischer led the Lions by scoring 18 points while C.J. Blackwell followed up with 15 points.

South 67, Grayson 47

SNELLVILLE -- South Gwinnett improved to 11-3 overall and 5-2 in Region 8-AAAAA on Friday with a 67-47 win over Grayson.

Javonte Maynor scored 23 for South to lead all players while Chad Ross chipped in with 13 points. The leading scorer for Grayson was Ciavy Wiles with 17 points.

Meadowcreek 81, Parkview 51

LILBURN -- Meadowcreek opened its game Friday night against Parkview with a 25-2 run and cruised the rest of the way to an 81-51 win over the Panthers in Region 8-AAAAA.

Lavon Hooks led Meadowcreek (11-3, 6-1) with 22 points and 15 rebounds while John Ruff scored 12 and Levi Williams added 10 points.

Parkview's top scorer was Delano Spencer with 17 points.

Brookwood 54, Berkmar 43

LILBURN -- Taylor Mann was one of three Brookwood players in double digits with 13 points on Friday as the Broncos topped Berkmar 54-43 in Region 8-AAAAA.

Thomas Higginbotham finished with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds for Brookwood (6-9, 2-5) while Cameron Smith added 11 points with four rebounds.

Yonel Brown had a game-best 19 points to lead Berkmar while Obu Obu finished with 11 points.

Madison Co. 74, Apalachee 51

WINDER -- Madison County bumped its record up to 14-3 overall and 3-0 in Region 8-AAA on Friday with a 74-51 win over Apalachee.

Quincy Gibson scored 12 points to lead Apalachee (4-10, 0-2) while his twin brother Nelson added 11 points.

GAC 90, Cross Keys 32

ATLANTA -- Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points and Trent Wiedeman added 13 more as Greater Atlanta Christian cruised to a 90-32 win over Cross Keys in Region 6-AA on Friday. Elliot Long added 12 points for GAC (14-1, 6-0).

Friday marked the second night in a row that GAC topped 90 points as the Spartans beat Lovett 96-43 on Thursday night. Wiedeman led all players with 34 points while Brogdon scored 12 and Long finished with 10 points.

Decatur 52, Buford 39

Kyle Kellam scored 16 points in Buford's 52-39 loss to Decatur on Friday.

T.J. Shipes added eight points and Alton Grose had five.


Eagles back in state finals

Collins Hill will defend its state dual wrestling title today at the Macon Centreplex.

The Eagles cruised through the first three rounds of the tournament on Friday and will wrestle Pope today at 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year's Class AAAAA state finals.

The two-time defending state champion Eagles beat Johnson-Savannah (84-0), Centennial (58-11) and Valdosta (60-6) to reach the finals.

After beating Lowndes 32-27 in the first round, Brookwood lost to Pope 54-6 in the second round. Grayson lost to Valdosta 48-15 in the first round.

Wesleyan, last year's state runner-up in Class A, defeated Bowdon 54-15 in the first round and lost to Bremen in the semis 34-24.

-- Compiled by Scott Smith

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