Prep Roundup: Allatoona defends Parlay Invitational
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December 15, 2013 12:47 AM | 2004 views | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Allatoona crowned three individual champions and scored 231 points to win its Parlay Invitational by 17.5 points over Woodland-Bartow on Saturday.

Chattahoochee (177) was third, followed by Cass (146) and Etowah (106). Walton (99) tied Rome for seventh.

Hillgrove (38) placed 14th and Pebblebrook (16) was 15th.

Allatoona’s Jack Woods placed first at 138 pounds, while Walton’s Jacob Murphy won the 145-pound title. Allatoona’s Jacob Robinson won at 160, as did teammate at 195 and Walton’s Eric Smith at 220.

Allatoona had two wrestlers place second and three more finish third. Walton had one runner-up and Hillgrove had a third-place finisher.


Lassiter 62, Westminster 53 (2OT):
The Trojans made some defensive stops, went 6-of-8 from the free-throw line in the second overtime and pulled away for a win.

The Trojans (3-5) outscored Westminster 13-4 in the second overtime, after each team scored only two points in the first extra session.

Lassiter trailed by eight points with a minute-and-a-half left in the game, but Justin Jackson scored eight straight points to tie the game at 47 and force overtime.

Jackson scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds, while Derrick Lloyd finished with 14.

Lassiter will be at Sprayberry on Monday.

North Cobb Christian 64, North Gwinnett 59: After taking a 21-3 first-quarter lead and 33-16 halftime margin, the Eagles converted 15 of 20 fourth-quarter free throws to hold on for the win in a Blue Collar Showcase game at Greater Atlanta Christian.

North Gwinnett outscored North Cobb Chrsitian 21-9 in the third quarter and trailed 42-37 entering the fourth.

Stephon Jelks, who had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (8-1), was 4-of-6 at the line in the fourth, while Jonathan Twine, who had eight points and five assists, was 6-of-7.

Kendall Crute had 11 points for North Cobb Christian and Hunter Ware added nine points and seven assists. Trey Kalina chipped in six points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles, who will face Greater Atlanta Christian on Saturday during the SEBA Classic at Pope.

Hillgrove 71, Cartersville 70 (OT): Trailing by one with 18 seconds left in overtime, the Hawks’ pressure led to a steal for B.J. Brown.

Brown sank two free throws with 9 seconds remaining and Cartersville’s game-winning attempt at the buzzer missed the mark, giving the Hawks a victory in a Blue Collar Showcase game at Greater Atlanta Christian.

Hillgrove (7-2) led by two in regulation, but a putback from the Purple Hurricanes with 2 seconds left forced overtime. The Hawks trailed by six early in the extra session, but came back leading to Brown’s game winning free throws.

Kyle Castlin scored 11 of his 29 points in the first quarter. Brown finished with 24.

Sprayberry 65, Walker 44: The Wolverines competed with their east Cobb rival on the road and trailed by only three points going into the fourth quarter.

But once the final quarter started, Walker (5-4) got cold, held to just two points in the 8 eight minutes as Sprayberry (7-3) took charge.

Gaines Lahue scored 13 points to lead the Wolverines, while Spencer Palladino added 11. Robert Baker added seven points and 10 rebounds.

Armel Potter led Sprayberry with 21 points.

Sprayberry will host Lassiter on Monday, while Walker will be off until after New Year’s, when it hosts Galloway on Jan. 3.

Walton 83, Campbell 58: The Raiders’ Jay Bowyer had 20 points in the first quarter alone and finished with 27 for the game.

The Raiders also had 14 3-pointers in the contest, with Bowyer leading with six.

Bowyer helped Walton (8-0) jumped out to a 10-point first-quarter lead that was stretched to 25 by the fourth.

Elijah Weems finished with 18 points, and freshman Juanye Colon had 17 with five 3s.

Lazarus Walker had 25 points to lead Campbell.

Walton will be off until after Christmas, when it competes at a tournament in Panama City, Fla.


Campbell 55, Walton 36:
The Lady Spartans pulled away in the second quarter with a 21-3 edge in the second quarter and held on to win the non-region game.

Julie McKie, Marisa Hall and Aysah Joiner each scored 10 points to lead Campbell (4-2). McKie also had nine rebounds, and Mikayla Wilson and Jarriel Lark had eight points and six rebounds.

Katie Dozier led Walton with 16 points, and Meredith Singer finished with 11.


Walton sweeps Cherokee Invitational:
The Raiders came away from the Cherokee County Aquatic Center with both the boys and girls team titles in the 12-team event.

The Raiders boys finished with 833 points to handily beat Etowah (532). Woodstock (460), Kell (382) and Heritage-Catoosa (288) rounded out the top five.

In the girls competition, Walton had 813 points, followed by Woodstock (638), Etowah (603), Kell (376) and Forsyth Central (206).

Stephen Lane was a two-time winner in the freestyles, touching in 5 minutes, 5.90 seconds at 500 yards and 23.01 seconds at 50 yards.

Nick Froemming won the 100 backstroke in 57.40, as did Amit Michaeli in the 100 freestyle (53.38) and Thomas Keller in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.90). Emma Cole won for the Lady Raiders in the 500 freestyle (5:18.17).

Chase Brown was a winner of Kell, taking the 200 individual medley in 2:11.37.

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Integrity Team
December 16, 2013
I don't mean to take attention away from these great teams, but I want to make sure this McEachern scandal doesn't get forgotten in the archives.If the MDJ would do a follow up article, that would be better. This is an official Cobb investigation so MDJ should be able to write about it now!
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