Peachtree Ridge ninth-graders win boys hoops crown

Peachtree Ridge's ninth-grade boys basketball team won the Gwinnett County Region 7-AAAAAA freshman championship this week with a 52-35 victory over Mill Creek.

The Lions trailed by two points after a quarter, but rallied for a 20-11 halftime lead and opened the margin up in the second half. Casey Cohen (12 points), Jeremiah Starks (11 points) and Mark Lancaster (11 points) were the victors' top scorers.

Peachtree Ridge, coached by Marcus Diggs, rolled into the finals with wins over Duluth and North Gwinnett. It finished the season with a 16-0 record.