On Friday, though, the Blue Devils won in emphatic fashion, with a blistering 25 points in the third 4-minute overtime period, and beat Kennesaw Mountain 94-76.
Marietta (15-3, 7-3 Region 4AAAAAA) made eight shots from the field and six from the free-throw line in the third overtime. The Blue Devils held Kennesaw Mountain
(6-11, 2-8) to seven points in the final extra period.
Marietta has played an extra 36 minutes of basketball in its last three games — the equivalent of one regulation game, with one overtime period on top. The Blue Devils are 2-1 in the stretch, having beaten East Paulding and losing to McEachern.
Raynere Thornton scored 22 points to lead Marietta in its latest marathon. Cameron Jordan added 21, KirVonte’ Benson 16 and Rayveon Thornton 14.
Andrew Jimenez had 21 points for Kennesaw Mountain, with Nigel Hayes adding 19.
Marietta will travel to Centennial on Monday as part of the Hoops in Overdrive showcase event, facing Stephenson. Kennesaw Mountain will host Campbell on Tuesday.
Walton 59, Roswell 58: Free-throw shooting proved pivotal for the Raiders as they staved off a furious charge from the Hornets.
After taking a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter, Walton (14-2, 6-2) had to sweat it out, and it did, thanks to its 16-for-18 rate at the line in the final 8 minutes.
Elijah Weems had one of two Raider double-doubles, with 27 points and 14 rebounds. Nick Wells had the other with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Chad Clay scored 18.
Walton will step out of region play for a trip to River Ridge today.
Wheeler 77, Lassiter 37: The Wildcats turned early turnovers into transition baskets, built an early insurmountable lead, and rolled to a Region 5AAAAA victory.
Wheeler (14-4, 8-0) outscored Lassiter 32-15 in the opening quarter and led 49-23 at the half.
Jaylen Brown led the way with 25 points, Bilal Abdur-Rahim had 15 and Avery Patterson added 12.
Justin Jackson scored 15 points for the Trojans and Pearson Van Horn added eight.
The Wildcats travel to Woodstock on Tuesday. Lassiter (3-14, 0-7) will travel to Pope today.
Campbell 71, Harrison 65: Down nine at the break, the Spartans turned the tide with a 15-point edge in the second half.
Laz Walker led Campbell (7-11, 2-8 Region 4AAAAAA) with 23 points, while Michael Olmert added 17 — 15 of which came in the second half. Demarcus Weaver had nine rebounds.
Justice Morgan scored a game-high 24 points for Harrison (7-13, 3-8), with Jack Forrest adding 15 — all on 3-pointers — and Devantre Young 11.
Campbell will head to the Augusta area today, facing Aquinas as part of the William Avery Showcase at Evans High School. Harrison will host Marietta on Tuesday.
Pope 63, North Springs 60: Chase Hutchins made a pair of free throws with 20 seconds to play to help the Greyhounds seal a Region 7AAAAA victory.
Pope (12-7, 6-3) led by eight heading to the final quarter, but went cold at the line, missing eight free throws, until Hutchins made his in the closing minute.
Garrick DeBowls scored 21 points, Cole Childers had 15 and Hutchins finished with 13.
The Greyhounds will host Lassiter today.
Kell 64, Northview 62: Freshman guard Kendrick Summerour drove to the basket and made a layup with 10 seconds left to put Kell up by two and give the Longhorns their first and only lead of the game.
Northview missed a shot with two seconds left that would have tied the game.
Summerour finished with 22 points and seven assists for Kell
(7-12, 4-4). Grant Bryant had a double-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
Kell hosts Riverwood Tuesday.
North Cobb Christian 76, Mount Paran Christian 41: North Cobb Christian connected on four 3-pointers during a 28-10 third-quarter run to help it win a Region 6A (B) contest.
Hunter Ware scored a game-high 21 points and Stephon Jelks had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Kendall Crute also had a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and he added four assists. Keyshawn Butts was also in double figures with 12 points, eight rebounds and six steals.
Emoni Williams led Mount Paran with 16 points and Darrian Walker added 14.
North Cobb Christian (14-4, 7-1) will host King’s Ridge on Tuesday.
Mount Pisgah Christian 57, Walker 20: Walker couldn’t get into a rhythm early and trailed 38-6 at halftime.
Zach Hamilton scored four points to lead the Wolverines who scored single digit points in each quarter.
Walker hosts Sprayberry today.
Shiloh Hills Christian 77, Covenant Christian 27: Shiloh Hills jumped out to a 25-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in earning the GCAA North win at home.
All 11 players on the roster scored for the Challengers (17-4, 7-0) who totaled 29 steals. Jon Allen had 17 points and five steals while Austin Greenway added 16 points and seven steals. Trey Bleck contributed 11 points.
Shiloh Hills is at Killian Hill Christian Tuesday.
Dominion Christian 54, The Heritage School 50: Dominion Christian held roughly a five-point lead the entire game by hitting 11 three-pointers to keep Heritage away.
Tate Conney had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Knights
(7-7, 2-1 GISA 1-AAA). Nic Bradley added 15 points and Sheldon Robyck finished with 10. Jordan Dorsey collected 8 points and 8 boards.
Dominion Christian hosts Holy Spirit Tuesday.
Hillgrove 59, North Cobb 45: Mackenzie Engram showed some of the skill that earned her a scholarship to Georgia, as the Lady Hawks staved off the Lady Warriors’ rally bid.
After North Cobb (12-6, 5-6) rallied to within one, Engram hit a 3-pointer that sparked Hillgrove
(17-2, 10-1) to a game-clinching run. In all, she finished with a career-high 32 points to go with an 11-for-11 night at the free-throw line, 11 rebounds, four steals and four blocks.
Tene Thompson added 14 points for the Lady Hawks, who will host Marietta on Tuesday before facing a rematch with archrival McEachern on Friday.
Kyrie’ Chandler had a team-high 15 points for North Cobb. Kristian Carter and Chantel Strahorn each had nine, and Aniya Corley scored eight for the Lady Warriors, who will travel to Centennial today.
Campbell 70, Harrison 43: Aysha Joyner connected on three of the Lady Spartans six 3-pointers in the first quarter to help them build an early 16-point lead as they routed the Lady Hoyas in Region 4AAAAAA play.
Marissa Hall hit two 3s and Samone Spencer added the other as Campbell built a 23-7 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Spartans connected on 11 3s in the game.
Julie McKie led Campbell (14-4, 7-3) with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Joyner finished with 14 points, Hall 13, Spencer 12 and Miranda McClure added eight points and 10 boards.
Kaylyn Brooks scored 10 points and Sydne Wiggins added nine for Harrison.
The Lady Spartans will travel to Stephenson today. Harrison will travel to North Cobb on Friday.
Lassiter 54, Wheeler 42: The Lady Trojans made a step at improving their Region 5AAAAAA standing, and they have Maeve Vitale to thank for that.
Vitale scored a game-high 25 points and went a perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line. She made all 11 of her attempts as Wheeler
(8-9, 5-3) made an attempt at trimming Lassiter’s lead.
Emilee Olsen had a double-double of 14 points and 18 rebounds for Lassiter (8-9, 4-3), which took an 18-point lead into the final quarter. Grace Keheley scored 10.
Tierra Steede scored 16 and Lyric Hancock had eight for Wheeler, which will travel to Woodstock on Tuesday.
Osborne 58, Mary Louis (N.Y.) 54: The Lady Cardinals pulled away in the second half and won their first game of the Rose Classic at Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Osborne (13-5) trailed by three at halftime, only to outscore Mary Louis 33-25 in the second half. Nikira Goings and Zutorya Cook each hit key 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the game.
Goings finished with 20 points and six assists, with Cook adding 18 points and seven assists. Raven Brown scored 15 points.
Osborne will close its two-day stay in the Rose Classic today, facing Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.).
Kell 46, Northview 43: Onyx Henderson made five free throws in the final 2 minutes to help the Lady Longhorns come up with a Region 7AAAAA road victory.
Santavia Grant scored 13 points, Judea Johnson connected on three 3-pointers and had 11 points, and Henderson scored eight of her nine points in the final quarter.
Kell (7-12, 5-3) will host Riverwood on Tuesday.
Pope 71, North Springs 17: Pope outscored North Springs 30-6 in the second half after holding a 41-11 halftime margin and cruised to the Region 7AAAAA win.
Bria Johnson led three Pope players in double figures with 21 points. Kierra Henry had a double-double with 18 points, eight assists and 10 rebounds, while Esther Paulk added 11.
Pope (10-9, 5-3) collected 21 steals and saw everyone on its 10-person roster score.
The Lady Greyhounds host Lassiter today.
Mount Paran Christian 41, North Cobb Christian 16: Mount Paran Christian went on a 27-5 run in over the second and third quarters and rolled to a Region 6A (B) victory.
Que Morrison had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six steals to lead Mount Paran, and Caroline Ethridge added four points and 11 rebounds.
Mount Paran (12-3, 6-1) will host Our Lady of Mercy today.
Shiloh Hills Christian 68, Covenant Christian 19: The Lady Challengers’ seniors led the way on senior night, as the team played its final home game of the regular season.
Samantha Henderson had 27 points, six rebounds and seven steals, while Hannah Manross finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. Another senior, Abigail Hendrix, had 10 points and five steals.
Shiloh Hills (13-6, 3-4 GCAA North) will close out the regular season Tuesday at Killian Hills Christian.
Heritage School 42, Dominion Christian 8: Bailey Fawcett had four points and eight rebounds as the Lady Knights struggled in the GISA game.
Dominion will host Holy Spirit Prep on Tuesday.