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PREP ROUNDUP: Central tops Grayson 77-59 with balanced attack

LAWRENCEVILLE — Central Gwinnett had four players score in double digits, topped by Brian Egejuru’s 13 points, on Friday night as the Black Knights posted a 77-59 win over Grayson in Region 8-AAAAA.

Central led by as many as 18 points in the third before Grayson rallied to cut the deficit to five points midway in the fourth.

Eman Westmoreland and Simeon Dennis each scored 12 for Central (7-6, 4-2) with Jerry Coleman adding 10 points. Kenny Lockett scored 13 to lead Grayson.

BOYS BASKETBALL

South 69, Dacula 51

SNELLVILLE — Logan Adams put in 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds Friday night as South Gwinnett logged a 69-51 win over Dacula in Region 8-AAAAA.

Kyle Wright added 14 points for the fourth-ranked Comets (11-3, 6-0). Ashanti Day added 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Quiyder Davis had 10 points and 14 boards.

Dexter Walker scored 15 to lead Dacula with Shay Agboola scoring 10.

Parkview 84, Shiloh 79

SNELLVILLE — Parkview received 23 points from Elliott Abraham and 21 more from Delano Spencer as the Panthers outlasted Shiloh 84-79 Friday night in Region 8-AAAAA.

Kameron Russell added 18 points for the Panthers (8-7, 3-4) with Andre Chatfield chipping in with 14 points.

Tyler Gordon and Steadman Lemon each scored 16 for Shiloh. A.D. Rogers finished with 12 points.

Berkmar 51, Archer 48

LILBURN — Berkmar upped its record to 9-5 overall and 3-3 in Region 8-AAAAA on Friday as the Patriots got past Archer 51-48.

Top scorers for Berkmar were Yonel Brown with 19 and Ivan Harden with 15.

Norcross 76, Duluth 51

DULUTH — Chris Bolden put in 25 points Friday night to lead Norcross 76-51 over Duluth in Region 7-AAAAA.

Nate Sims added 16 points, while E. Victor Nickerson kicked in with 11 points for the Blue Devils (7-8, 3-2). Top scorers for Duluth (3-12, 0-4) were Avonte Hall with 25 and Zane Cobb with 12.

Collins Hill 64, Meadowcreek 55

SUWANEE — Saah Nimley had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists on Friday to help give sixth-ranked Collins Hill a 64-55 win over Meadowcreek in Region 7-AAAAA.

Herdie Lawrence added 13 points as the Eagles improved to 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the region. Andre Allen also had 12 points, with J.C. Bonny chipping in 10 points.

Meadowcreek’s leading scorer was Tevin Glass with 19.

North 83, Mountain View 50

LAWRENCEVILLE — Four North Gwinnett players scored in double figures, led by 21 from A.J. Clements, as the fifth-ranked Bulldogs topped Mountain View 83-50 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Mac Howard came off the bench to add 15 points for North (10-3, 3-1), while Clayton Williams and Cyrus Lavant each scored 11.

Troy Taylor was the top scorer for Mountain View with 12.

Monroe Area 70, Lanier 66

BUFORD — Monroe Area, ranked No. 4 in Class AAA, improved to 12-1 on Friday as the Purple Hurricanes slipped past Lanier 70-66.

Derek Harper scored 18 to lead the Longhorns (5-9), while Jordan Humphrey scored 15 and Zay Cooper added 10 points.

GAC 54, Clarkston 38

NORCROSS — Malcolm Brogdon put in 21 points Friday night in guiding GAC to a 54-38 win Region 6-AA.

The win boosted the second-ranked Spartans to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the region.

Buford 48, Decatur 34

DECATUR — Alex Flaglers’ 19 points led all scorers on Friday night and was enough to help push the No. 10 state-ranked Wolves past Decatur 48-34 in Region 6-AA.

Buford (8-4, 3-1) also received 15 points from T.J. Shipes.

Wesleyan 86, King’s Ridge 38

ALPHARETTA — Wesleyan’s offense produced a balanced night with four players in double figures as the third-ranked Wolves cruised to an 86-38 win over King’s Ridge on Friday night.

Scoring leaders for Wesleyan (11-2, 2-0) were Andrew Frerking with 17 points, Ty Teague with 15, Will Clifton with 14 and Kyle Karempelis with 11.

Athens Academy 38, Hebron 37

DACULA — Athens Academy nipped Hebron at home on Friday night 38-37 in Region 8-A action.

Leading Hebron (2-11, 1-3) with 11 points each were Daniel Williams and Dylan Schulte.

Providence 76, Fellowship 45

LILBURN — Peter Hage’s 19 points led all players on Friday night as No. 7 Providence went on to defeat Fellowship Christian 76-45 in Region 5-A.

Adding 12 points each for the Stars (12-2, 2-1) were Kareem Adekunle and Luke Underwood.

GGC 77, Arlington 76

FAIRBURN — Joe Sciberras hit a free throw with no time left on the clock to lift Greater Gwinnett Christian 77-76 over Arlington Christian on Friday.

Sciberras finished with 17 points, while Mohamed Sy-Savane led GGC (17-3) with 24 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists. Nathan Palmer added 14 points and 10 boards, while Rico Williams finished with 12 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

North 75, Mountain View 30

LAWRENCEVILLE — North Gwinnett improved to 4-0 in Region 7-AAAAA on Friday with a 75-30 win over Mountain View.

Lexie Brown had 14 points and nine assists to lead North (8-5 overall), while Ariel Johnson added 14 points. Bria Virgil led Mountain View with seven points.

Collins Hill 55, Meadowcreek 45

SUWANEE — Bria Young of Collins Hill had a strong all-around game on Friday with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in leading the Eagles (10-6, 2-3) to a 55-45 win over Meadowcreek in Region 7-AAAAA.

Odez Oraedu also had a strong night for the Eagles with 16 points and 18 rebounds.

South 52, Dacula 37

SNELLVILLE — Kiara Baker produced half of South Gwinnett’s offense on Friday as the Comets beat Dacula 52-37 in Region 8-AAAAA.

South improved to 7-7 overall and 4-2 in the region. Dacula was led by Torie Worley’s 16 points.

Parkview 49, Shiloh 25

SNELLVILLE — Parkview’s defense turned in a solid performance on Friday as the Panthers defeated Shiloh 49-25 in Region 8-AAAAA.

Katie Carroll scored 11 to lead Parkview, while Erika Joseph and A.J. Jefferson each scored eight. The Generals were led by nine points from Jalisa Williams.

Central 68, Grayson 48

LAWRENCEVILLE — Devonna Glover and Jackie Finnegan led the defensive effort for Central Gwinnett on Friday as the Black Knights posted a 68-48 win over Grayson in Region 8-AAAAA.

Tyra Woods led the offense for Central (4-9, 2-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Taja Latimore added 14 points and 10 boards. Nia Hardy also contributed 16 points in the win.

Berkmar 55, Archer 38

LILBURN — Berkmar improved to 11-4 overall and 5-1 in Region 8-AAAAA on Friday with a 55-38 win over Archer.

Treanna Robinson led the Patriots with 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Jazmine Green scored 12 points. Daijah Cooke also helped with 10 points.

Archer (5-10, 1-6) was led by a nine-point effort from Kayla Rogers.

Loganville 66, Rockdale 42

CONYERS — Loganville topped Rockdale 66-42 on Friday night.

Enisha Donley led the Red Devils (9-3, 1-0) with 20 points, while Porsha McCray scored 16 to lead Rockdale.

Buford 58, Decatur 38

DECATUR — Second-ranked Buford stayed unbeaten in Region 6-AA at 5-0 on Friday as the Wolves downed Decatur 58-38.

Kaela Davis scored 19 to lead Buford (9-1 overall), with Andraya Carter adding 17 points.

GAC 80, Clarkston 18

NORCROSS — No. 8 Greater Atlanta Christian improved to 5-0 in Region 6-AA on Friday with an 80-18 rout of Clarkston.

Kristina Nelson led the Spartans (8-4 overall) with 14 points. Chandler Alverson and Celine Talley each scored 11, while Sydni Means finished with 10 points.

Hebron 47, Athens Academy 33

DACULA — Jalisa Tucker logged 14 points Friday night in guiding Hebron to a 47-33 win over Athens Academy in Region 8-A.

Whitney Edwards contributed 10 points and six rebounds for the Lions (6-8, 3-1), while Lacy Stephens added six points and seven boards.

Providence 59, Fellowship 54

LILBURN — Erika Gotfredson of Providence had a huge game on Friday with 30 points and seven rebounds, helping the Stars hold off Fellowship Christian 59-54 in Region 5-A.

Jessie Sherman also helped with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Stephanie Cailor added 10 points and seven boards. Providence improved to 7-7 overall and 1-2 in the region.

Arlington 94, GGC 10

FAIRBURN — Greater Gwinnett Christian fell to 5-15 on Friday as the Baron lost 94-10 to Arlington Christian. Ashley Foil led GGC with five points.

— Compiled by Scott Smith

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