PREP ROUNDUP: Lanier's buzzer-beater lifts Rams past Parkview

LOGANVILLE -- Marquise Lanier's shot as time expired rescued Grayson's boys basketball team in a 48-46 win over Parkview in Region 8-AAAAAA play.

Parkview tied the score with seven seconds left and Grayson pushed the ball up court, setting up Lanier's game-winning floater just before the buzzer sounded.

Damian Young scored 11 for the Rams (13-12, 6-10) and Javonte Douglas added 10 points.


Berkmar 65, Central Gwinnett 64

LAWRENCEVILLE -- C.J. Foster made a pair of free throws with five seconds left, lifting Berkmar to a 65-64 victory over Central Gwinnett in Region 8-AAAAAA boys basketball.

Foster finished with 22 points for the Patriots (14-11, 10-6). Berkmar's Tim Rowe also scored 18 points.

Central (12-13, 6-10) got 24 points from Shaun Jones and 23 points from Brian Egejuru.

Dacula 79, South Gwinnett 71

DACULA -- Brandon Goodson had 24 points and 10 rebounds, powering Dacula to a 79-71 win over South Gwinnett in Region 8-AAAAAA basketball.

Jaylen Williams (13 points, 13 rebounds, five assists), Kevon Tucker (19 points) and Zentavious Cobb (15 points) also had big games for the Falcons (18-7, 10-6).

Cam Moye led South (10-15, 6-10) with a game-high 26 points.

Duluth 53, Habersham Central 31

DULUTH -- The Duluth boys completed their first regular season with a winning record since 1998 on Friday, defeating Habersham Central 53-31.

Shamus Goss led the Wildcats (13-12, 5-11) with 17 points, Ify Imachukwu had 10 points and Sabionn Griffin-Bey scored eight.

Peachtree Ridge 67, Meadowcreek 55

SUWANEE -- Down by three points at halftime, Peachtree Ridge stormed back for a 67-55 win over Meadowcreek in Region 7-AAAAAA basketball.

Amir Warnock led the Lions (17-8, 13-3) with 22 points. Brandon Johnson scored 16 and Jordan Capps had 15 points for Peachtree Ridge.

Mill Creek 58, Mountain View 48

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Trevon Shaw led three double-figure scorers with 17 points and Mill Creek defeated Mountain View 58-48 in Region 7-AAAAAA play.

Elijah Bryant had 14 points for the Hawks (16-9, 9-7) and Davion Clark scored 10. Andre Joseph (13 points) and Wil Hartter (11 points) led Mountain View (3-21, 1-15), which finishes the regular season Saturday at West Forsyth in a non-region game.

Lanier 76, Madison County 60

DANIELSVILLE -- Lanier's boys basketball team earned the No. 2 seed for the Region 8-AAAA Tournament with a 76-60 win over Madison County on Friday night.

Five Longhorns scored in double figures, led by Jordan Harper's 18. Simon Shafack (12 points), Matt Devczynski (12 points), Paul Webb (11 points) and J.C. Williams (10 points) also scored in double digits.

Lanier (16-9, 7-1) will play Madison again Tuesday in the region tourney opener at Johnson-Gainesville.

Wesleyan 49, Westminster 35

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan defeated Westminster 49-35 in Region 6-AA play on Friday night behind 21 points from Will Clifton.

The Wolves (10-14, 3-5) also got nine points from Jaylen Clarke and six points from Charles Mack.

Hebron 47, Prince Avenue 41

DACULA -- Tyler Skidgel scored 15 points to lead Hebron Christian to a 47-41 win over Prince Avenue Christian on Friday night.

The Lions (10-15, 7-7) open the region tournament Monday at Towns County.

Athens Christian 62, Providence 51

LILBURN -- Charlie Scott scored 17 points on Senior Night, but Providence Christian fell short against Athens Christian on Friday night.

Duncan Gotfredson added 10 points for the Storm (11-12), who open the region tourney Wednesday at Towns County.

Apalachee 76, Heritage 75 (OT)

CONYERS -- Jermaine Smith made two free throws with 9.2 seconds left for a 76-75 lead that held until the finish as visiting Apalachee defeated Heritage 76-75 Friday night. Smith had 14 points.

The Wildcats (16-7, 9-7), who host the region tourney next week, got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Cameron Blakley, who fouled out with 3:48 left. Kamar Baldwin (14 points) and Rakim Peters (10 points) also had good games for Apalachee.


Mountain View 45, Mill Creek 40 (OT)

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Down by six points at halftime, Mountain View rallied to force overtime and defeated Mill Creek 45-40 Friday night in Region 7-AAAAAA girls basketball.

The Bears (16-8, 8-8) forced a turnover at the end of regulation to send the game to OT, then outscored Mill Creek 7-2 in the extra period.

Iceis Walker (12 points) and Kelsey Hutchins (11 points) led Mountain View, which also got six points each from Ariana Williams, D'Andra Pringle and Aneysa Williams.

Kathleen Haxton scored 13 to lead Mill Creek (13-12, 9-7). Nadiya Miller had 11 points and seven rebounds, Meredith Schulte had nine points and four rebounds, India Dillard had nine rebounds and Madison Phillips had four points and eight rebounds for the Hawks.

Peachtree Ridge 61, Meadowcreek 48

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge celebrated Senior Night with a 61-48 win over Meadowcreek in Region 7-AAAAAA girls basketball.

Melissa Turvy scored 16 to lead the Lions (9-15, 4-12), while Courtney Hopson had nine points and Destiny Jackson had eight points. Meadowcreek falls to 4-20, 1-15.

Duluth 52, Habersham Central 39

DULUTH -- Duluth's girls basketball team is the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament after beating Habersham Central 52-39 on Friday.

Katie Powell led the Wildcats (17-8, 11-5) with 16 points and Taylor Auzenne scored 10.

Berkmar 56, Central Gwinnett 49

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Berkmar defeated Central Gwinnett 56-49 Friday, forcing a four-way tie for third place in Region 8-AAAAAA girls basketball. Berkmar (13-11), Central (15-9), Brookwood and South all are 9-7 in the region after Friday's games.

Daijah Cooke led the Patriots' win over Central with a game-high 24 points, along with seven steals and six rebounds. Teammate Jirah Simpkins had eight points, 10 rebounds and four steals.Carol Reynolds led Central with 20 points.

South Gwinnett 52, Dacula 46

DACULA -- Colette Onenda had 24 points and 10 rebounds Friday night as South Gwinnett defeated Dacula 52-46 in Region 8-AAAAAA girls basketball.

The Comets (14-11, 9-7) rallied from a four-point deficit after three quarters. They also got big games from Kierra Clayton (10 points) and Taylor Harris (seven points, seven rebounds).

Dacula (8-17, 6-10) got 10 points each from Katy Daniels and Anazjah Mayes, as well as eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocks from Faustine Aifuwa. Mayes had five rebounds and Daniels had three steals.

Parkview 67, Grayson 34

LOGANVILLE -- Parkview capped an unbeaten run through Region 8-AAAAAA with a 67-34 victory over Grayson on Friday night.

The Panthers (25-0, 16-0) got 11 points from Tatiana Wayne, 11 points from Vickie Harris and 10 points from Marissa Mandeldove. Grayson (5-19, 2-14) got 12 points from Lika Bah and seven points from Sydnie Hixson.

Wesleyan 62, Westminster 27

NORCROSS -- Balanced Wesleyan had no trouble with Westminster on Friday night, rolling to a 62-27 win in Region 6-AA.

The Wolves (21-4, 8-0) got 13 points from Katie Frerking, 12 points from Kendra Talley and 11 points and eight rebounds from Landyn Duley. They play next Wednesday in the region tournament at Westminster.

Providence 43, Athens Christian 18

LILBURN -- Aubrey Gold had 14 points and Providence Christian rolled past Athens Christian 43-18 Friday night in Region 8-A play.

The Storm (16-8, 12-3) also got 11 points from Megan Parker and 10 points from Jessie Kowalewicz. Providence plays at Towns County in the region tourney on Wednesday.


Buford 4, Flowery Branch 1

BUFORD -- Buford swept the doubles points and defeated visiting Flowery Branch 4-1 on Friday.

The Wolves (2-0) also got singles wins from Colby West at No. 1 and Nicholas Becker at No. 3. Rob Hunter and Alex Turner won at No. 1 doubles and Jabin Stepp and Josh Thompson won at No. 2 doubles.


Buford 3, Flowery Branch 2

BUFORD -- Mariajose Ferreyros won at No. 2 singles and Buford won both doubles points to edge visiting Flowery Branch 3-2 on Friday.

The Wolves' doubles victories were from Savannah Whaley and Abbey Mitchell at No. 1 and Rebecca Hendrix and Jessica Thompson at No. 2. Buford is 1-1 on the season.