The win pushed the Bears to 19-4 overall and 10-3 in the region, keeping Mountain View with at least a share of the region lead.
Turley (1-1) wasn’t dominating as he only struck out one, but his effeciency and control (77 pitches, two walks) of two pitches were more than enough to keep the North hitters off balance.
Behind another smothering defensive effort, Buford overcame a bit of a slow start of its own and outmuscled Woodward Academy 62-45 in the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs.
After setting a school record for wins in one season with 22 and reaching the state playoffs for the first time, Graysons’ boys postseason debut came to a quick end as the Rams fell 78-58 at Lambert on Saturday night in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
South Gwinnett had a rough Class AAAAAA state tournament opener Friday night, losing at South Forsyth
Hebron girls, which had dropped its last three, got off to a fast start against Region 8-A rival Providence only to see the Storm surge back before holding on for a 43-39 win, putting to rest a three-game losing skid. On the boys side, Providence hit nine 3-pointers to pull away for a 66-57 win, avenging losses it suffered in the last three meetings against Hebron.
Devin Mitchell buried a long 3-pointer from the left wing as time expired to lift Collins Hill to a thrilling 46-45 win over Peachtree Ridge on Saturday night.
Recap of Friday’s prep action.
Recap of Tuesday’s prep action.
In what is quickly becoming one of the county’s best rivalries, Mountain View and Mill Creek squared off for the first time this season with the Bears battling back for a physical 46-43 win.