The Parkview girls pose for a photo after winning the Upward Classic on Friday.
ROEBUCK, S.C. -- Facing one of South Carolina's top girls basketball teams in a hostile atmosphere, Parkview responded with a huge victory Friday afternoon.
The Panthers (13-0) won the Upward Classic with a 59-44 win over host Dorman (10-1), ranked third in South Carolina. Tournament MVP Erika Joseph had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the finals and Genesis Perrymond also scored 13.
"I'm real proud of them, they played really hard," Parkview girls coach Tony Watkins said. "They played the home team in front of a good crowd and got a big win."
All-tourney selection Marissa Mandeldove had seven points and nine assists vs. Dorman, while Vicky Harris had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Parkview took control of the title game immediately with a 26-13 lead after the first quarter.
"We jumped on them pretty good," Watkins said. "We came out with a lot of energy."
South Gwinnett 52, Carver-Atlanta 32
SMYRNA -- Jashawna Johnson scored 13 points to lead the South Gwinnett girls to a 52-32 win Friday over Carver-Atlanta in the third-place game of the Campbell Holiday Classic.
The Comets (6-5) also had Tiffany Jenkins on the all-tournament team.
Allatoona 47, Archer 37
ACWORTH -- Archer opened up with a 17-7 lead but Allatoona (12-1) battled back to defeat Archer 47-37 in the finals of the Lake City Classic at Allatoona on Friday night.
Two Archer players were named to the All-Tournament Team in Madison Newby and Kayla Rogers. Newby scored 14 in the game against Allatoona, while Rogers finished with six points. Alesha Mann also chipped in eight points as Archer's record moved to 8-4.
Archer's game on Jan. 3 against Central Gwinnett was originally scheduled to be a home game for Archer but has been moved to Central at 6 p.m.
Archer 63, Commerce 33
COMMERCE -- Archer bounced back from an opening-round loss to Thomson in the Commerce Christmas Tournament two nights ago, the Tigers bounced back to win the next two, culminating with a 63-33 rout of host Commerce on Friday night.
Bryan Hamlet, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, led Archer (8-4) with 19 points, while Khari Stevens added 15 points.
Apalachee 43, Pickens 33
MOUNT AIRY -- Rakim Peters of Apalachee scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half to help lift the Wildcats to a 43-33 win over Pickens on Friday night in the WCON Christmas Classic at Habersham Central.
Peters, who also earned All-Tournament Team honors, grabbed eight rebounds. Cameron Blakley also logged a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Qua Cleveland added eight points and five assists.
Norland (Fla.) 49, Buford 47 OT
DECATUR -- Buford's Brad Mates hit two free throws at the end of regulation to force overtime but the Wolve's were nipped in the extra frame 49-47 by Norland (Fla.) in the fifth-place game of the Converse Invitational at Columbia High School.
Isaiah Williams led Buford (9-3) in scoring with 15 points, while Payton Wehunt scored 11 and T.J. Shipes finished with 10.
East Jackson 51, Hebron 50
COMMERCE -- After falling into an early hole, Hebron fought its way back only to come up just short, falling 51-50 to East Jackson in the Wingslinger Holiday Bash at East Jackson on Friday night.
East Jackson hit a pair of free throws with six seconds left to take the lead at 51-50. Hebron got off a good look on its last possession only to have the shot rattle out at the buzzer.
Hebron (3-10) was led by 15 points from Dylan Schulte and 14 points from Tyler Matthews.