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PREP ROUNDUP: Caver's 24 points lead North boys to tourney win

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — North Gwinnett’s Ahmad Caver logged 24 points on Friday night as the Bulldogs topped Palmetto 63-57 in the Wally Keller Classic at Charlotte High School.

Two other Bulldogs hit for double digits in scoring with T.J. Howard’s 17 points and Kamaran Calhoun’s 11 points.

North (16-3) will play again today at 1:40 p.m. against Gibbs out of St. Petersburg.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Meadowcreek 69,

Mountain View 42

LAWRENCEVILLE — Meadowcreek picked up a Region 7-AAAAAA win on Friday night by beating host Mountain View 69-42.

Austin Robinson scored 14 points to lead the Mustangs with Don Smith helping out with 10 points.

Mountain View’s top scorer was Deante Harris with 11 points.

Berkmar 58, Parkview 41

LILBURN — Tim Rowe of Berkmar logged 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocks on Friday night in leading the Patriots 58-41 over Parkview in a Region 8-AAAAAA rivalry.

Kiair Crouch added 10 points for Berkmar (13-4, 9-1), while Jonathan Sanks added nine points and five assists.

Archer 61, South 59

LAWRENCEVILLE — Archer had nine players score on Friday night, including four in double figures, as the Tigers held on to beat South Gwinnett 61-59 for a Region 8-AAAAAA win.

Darrion Taylor was the top scorer for Archer (8-10, 3-7) with 15 points, while Jeremiah Buford followed with 13 points. Bill Carr and Kwei Lartey also chipped in with 10 points each.

South was led by 15 points from Roberto Gallinat and 13 points from Aaron Udell.

Apalachee 90, Gainesville 73

GAINESVILLE — Apalachee received 31 points from Kamar Baldwin as the Wildcats ran away with a 90-73 win at Gainesville on Friday night in a Region 8-AAAAA battle.

Other offensive contributors for Apalachee (14-3, 8-3) were Joey German with 21 points, Kent Knowles with 15 points and Wright Patterson with 10 points.

Buford 81, East Hall 75

GAINESVILLE — Buford ran its record to 12-5 overall and 8-0 in Region 7-AAA on Friday night as the Wolves outlasted East Hall 81-75.

Leading scorer for Buford was D’Marcus Simonds with 31 points, while Isaac Nauta added 17 points with 16 rebounds. Matt McMorris also turned in a solid night with 10 steals, nine points, nine rebounds and six assists.

GAC 85, Lovett 50

ATLANTA — Greater Atlanta Christian sophomore Garrett Covington led all players with 21 points on Friday night in leading the Spartans to an 85-50 win at Lovett.

Isaiah Wilkins added 18 points in the win, while Cam Boyd helped out by 12. GAC improved to 19-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 6-AA.

Wesleyan 55,

Athens Academy 53 OT

ATHENS — Reggie Bynum of Wesleyan scored on a layup with one second left in overtime to lift the Wolves 55-53 over Athens Academy on Friday night in a non-region game.

Bynum finished with 13 points as Wesleyan improved to 5-14 overall. Brian Coffey led the Wolves in scoring with 15 points.

Hebron 73, Lakeview 62

DACULA — Cory Johnson put in 30 points on Friday night to lead Hebron to a 73-62 win at home over Lakeview Academy in Region 8-A.

Hebron (11-8, 8-1) received 10 or more points from three more players in Derek Vandiver with 18, Evan Myers with 11 and Luke Crawford with 10.

Providence 76,

Tallulah Falls 45

LILBURN — All 12 players on the roster for Providence scored on Friday night in helping the Storm to a 76-45 win at home over Tallulah Falls in a Region 8-A game.

Nick Allen was the lone Providence (8-9, 6-2) player to top double figures with 13 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mountain View 57,

Meadowcreek 19

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mountain View had four players score in double figures on Friday night as the Bears cruised to a 57-19 win at home over Meadowcreek on Friday night. The win moved Mountain View to 14-4 overall and 9-1 in Region 7-AAAAAA.

Leading the Bears was Arianna Williams with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Jordan Stallworth added 11 points and eight boards.

D’Andra Pringle also helped in the win with with 12 points with Tamara Jordan chipping in with 10 points.

Parkview 48, Berkmar 24

LILBURN — Parkview’s defense held Berkmar scoreless in the third quarter as the Panthers doubled up the Patriots 48-24 on Friday night in a Region 8-AAAAAA game.

Vickie Harris was the lone Panther in double digits with 16 points. Parkview improved to 16-2 overall and 8-1 in the region.

Archer 64, South 31

LAWRENCEVILLE — Archer built a 41-9 lead at the half and never looked back as the Tigers rolled to a 64-31 win at home over South Gwinnett on Friday night in Region 8-AAAAAA action.

Other standouts for Archer (17-1, 10-0) were Amber Skidgel with 14 points, Autumn Newby and Kayla Rogers with 12 points each, Tia Shorter with five steals and Madison Newby with six assists.

The game was Archer’s annual Pink Out in honor of Sandra Mann in which the Tigers honored two cancer survivors in Julie Thompson and Julia Bolden.

Lanier 41, Johnson 23

SUGAR HILL — Lanier reached the .500 mark at 8-8 on Friday night with a 41-23 win over visiting Johnson in a Region 8-AAAA match up.

Lauren Brown led the Longhorns (2-0 in the region) with 13 points, while I’mon Washington had a solid night with nine points and eight rebounds.

Buford 51, East Hall 30

GAINESVILLE — Buford stayed ahead of the field in Region 7-AAA with a 51-30 win at East Hall on Friday night. The win pushed Buford to 16-1 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the region.

Leading scorer for the Wolves was Camille Anderson with 13 points.

GAC 47, Lovett 20

ATLANTA — Greater Atlanta Christian traveled to Region 6-AA foe Lovett and went home with a 47-20 win on Friday night.

Brianna Cummings led all players in scoring with 20 points, while Sydni Means and Lexi Mann each finished with eight points.

The win bumped GAC up to 16-5 overall and 3-1 in the region.

Providence 46, Tallulah Falls 35

LILBURN — Providence picked up a win at home on Friday night by defeating Tallulah Falls 46-35.

Chantal Arslanian scored 14 to lead the Storm, while Laura Per-Lee followed with 11 points. Providence improved to 5-11.

WRESTLING

Meadowcreek wins

Battle of Norcross

NORCROSS — Meadowcreek avenged a loss to Norcross from November and took down the Blue Devils 48-27 on Wednesday night at Norcross High School to reclaim the trophy in the Battle of Norcross. The Mustangs also faced South Gwinnett and cruised to a 69-5 win, upping their record to 31-8.

Scoring two pins for Meadowcreek were Edy Padilla, Nighee Eddington, O.G. Henderson-Harden and Ryan Moore, while Malik Saunders, Derron Jones, Raymond Washington, Adeniyi Henderson-Harden and Mardale Hobley each went 2-0.

Wesleyan defeats

Berkmar and Duluth

LILBURN — Wesleyan improved its dual meet record to 6-5 on Wednesday night with wins over Duluth 45-22 and host Berkmar 43-36.

Seven Wolves went 2-0 in William Delk, Chase Kelly, Haydon Koch, Grant Marshall, Joey Gaddis, Jake Mosley and Patrick Ryan.

BOYS SWIMMING

Hebron third at meet

GAINESVILLE — Hebron Christian finished third in a seven-team swimming and diving meet Wednesday at Riverside Military.

The Lions’ 200-yard freestyle relay of Trent Rowedder, Brandon Nothies, Hayden Adams and Christian Marquez qualified for state with a time of 1 minute, 39.98 seconds.