Prep Roundup: North Cobb girls win in double OT
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North Cobb’s Briah Woods was fouled shooting a 3-pointer with no time left on the clock Friday, then made three free throws to send the game to overtime.

But even that wasn’t enough.

The Lady Warriors, who led 19-18 in the second quarter but did not lead again until the first overtime, needed a second overtime to finally beat Region 4AAAAAA rival Hillgrove, 75-70, and regain the region lead.

The game was decided at the free-throw line, where North Cobb made more free throws than the Lady Hawks attempted. The Lady Warriors connected on 29 of 35 — including 23 of their last 25 — while Hillgrove was 14-of-19 overall.

Amber Reeves led North Cobb with 22 points, Woods finished with 14, Aniya Corley had 13 and Alexis Luster added 10.

Mackenzie Engram scored a game-high 26 points for the Lady Hawks and Aleshia Cass added 25.

North Cobb (16-3, 9-1) will host South Cobb on Tuesday, while Hillgrove (15-5, 9-2) will travel to Marietta.

Harrison 48, Campbell 37: Kaylyn Brooks scored 11 of her 14 points in the third quarter to help lead the Lady Hoyas to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Brooks got into early foul trouble and had to sit part of the first and all of the second quarter, but she made up for it in the third as she had all but four of Harrison’s points.

Lizzy Sieracki had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Christen McKay added six points and six assists.

Julie McKie led Campbell with nine points.

Harrison (10-8, 6-5) will host Wheeler today, while Campbell (10-9, 5-6) will host Stephenson.

Wheeler 60, Lassiter 56: Alaysia Mitchell scored 25 points and pulled down 20 rebounds as the Lady Wildcats earned the Region 5AAAAAA victory.

Cassidy Allen scored 13 points, while Muneerah Drummond added 11 for Wheeler (4-12, 3-3).

Maeve Vitale led with 17 points and Emily Olsen finished with 14 for Lassiter (7-10, 2-6), which will travel to Cherokee on Tuesday.

Kell 57, Northview 31: Up one after the first quarter, the Lady Longhorns stormed out in front after the second.

Kell (13-2, 6-2 Region 7AAAAA) outscored Northview 20-5 in the second quarter and took a 16-point lead into halftime.

Caliya Robinson and Santavia Grant each had 13 points, while Erin McKinney and Naomi Stuger had eight apiece.

Kell will continue region play Tuesday at Riverwood, three days before a pivotal rematch with Osborne.

Walton 45, Roswell 29: Katie Dozier scored 14 points to lead the Lady Raiders.

Behind a strong defense, Walton (9-6, 4-4 Region 5AAAAAA) took a 16-10 lead at the half, but it pushed the lead to 14 by the end of the third period.

Hannah Patterson added 13 points for Walton, which will host River Ridge today.

Mount Paran Christian 42, North Cobb Christian 30: Brianna Brown had nearly half of the Lady Eagles’ points, and Mount Paran pulled away for the Region 6A win.

Along with her 20 points, Brown completed a double-double with 10 rebounds, and she also contributed five steals.

Shannon McGeary neared a double-double with eight points and nine rebouds, while Sarah Kelly had four steals and Taya Welch three for Mount Paran (7-5, 4-1), which will host Walker on Tuesday.

Taylor Johnson scored 22 points to lead North Cobb Christian (8-9, 2-5), which will travel to Greenforest Christian today.

Walker 40, Mount Pisgah Christian 22: Collier Middleton scored 12 points to lead the Lady Wolverines’ spread-out offensive effort.

Nine players scored for Walker (9-6, 5-2 Region 6A), who also got 10 points and five assists from Haley Timbrook.

The Lady Wolverines will host Sprayberry today.

Shiloh Hills Christian 58, King’s Way Christian 29: Darby McCosh and Brianna Domalik made the most of senior night, leading the Lady Challengers to victory.

McCosh has 25 points and 18 rebounds, while Domalik scored 11 points, with five assists and nine steals. Samantha Henderson had seven points and four steals.

Shiloh Hills (13-3) led 9-6 after the first quarter, but pulled away in the second, outscoring King’s Way 23-9. Domalik scored nine of the 11 points in the period.

Shiloh Hill will play its regular-season finale Tuesday at Killian Hills.

BOYS BASKETBALL

North Cobb 78, Hillgrove 67:
Lee Moore scored 21 points, including a half-court 3-pointer at the end of the second quarter that gave the Warriors the lead in Region 4AAAAAA play.

Hillgrove retook the lead in the third quarter, but North Cobb closed the period on a 6-0 run. The Hawks remained close, pulling within four with 2:30 to play, but could get no closer thanks to the Warriors connecting on all eight of their free throws in the final 8 minutes.

The victory gave North Cobb sole possession of first place in the region.

Jon Beausejour had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Jordan Neff and Dennis Young-Coleman each added 12 for North Cobb. Young-Coleman also had seven assists.

Kyle Castlin led Hillgrove with a game-high 26 points, B.J. Brown scored 10 and John Franklin added 10.

North Cobb (15-3, 9-1) will host South Cobb on Tuesday, while Hillgrove (16-3, 8-3) will travel to Marietta.

Kennesaw Mountain 60, Marietta 55: The Mustangs had another close victory in the new year.

After beating McEachern by two points and Hillgrove by three, Kennesaw Mountain had to come from behind to beat Marietta by five.

The Mustangs switched to a zone defense in the fourth quarter after getting into foul trouble. Their zone took away Marietta’s inside attack, and they would outscore the Blue Devils 21-15 to pull out the victory.

Brendt Pickens led Kennesaw Mountain (11-6, 7-3) with 16 points. Miles Inman had 15, and Andrew Jimenez contributed with 14.

Jonathan Fowler led Marietta (5-14, 2-9) with 14 points. J.T Turner also finished with 14.

Kennesaw Mountain will be at Gordon Central today, while Marietta will welcome Hillgrove on Tuesday.

Kell 48, Northview 32: Maurice Summerour scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers in the second quarter, as the Longhorns pulled away for a Region 7AAAAA (B) victory.

Jalen Green added 14 points for Kell, while Grant Bryant had 10 rebounds.

Kell held Northview to just one field goal in the second quarter as it outscored the Titans 23-13.

Kell (7-11, 5-3) will play at Riverwood on Tuesday.

North Cobb Christian 69, Mount Paran Christian 36: Kendall Crute scored 20 points and had four assits in a Region 6A (B) battle between the Eagle squads.

North Cobb Christian took a 18-8 lead first the first quarter and was up 29-12 at the break before crusing.

Stephon Jelks had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Hulian Terrell had 11 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks. Zac Wracher finished with 10 points and Hunter Ware had six points and a team-high 11 assists.

Brandon Barnes led Mount Paran with 10 points. Jordan VerSteeg had nine points, and Blake Jones finished with six.

North Cobb Christian (16-2, 8-0) will host King’s Ridge Christian on Tuesday, while Mount Paran (13-3, 5-3) will host Walker.

South Cobb 81, Pebblebook 75: The Eagles held off a late charge by the Falcons to earn a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Tyheem Freeman and Josh Holliday each scored 14 points for South Cobb (9-8, 6-4).

Pebblebrook’s Ty Hudson led all scorers with 30 points.

South Cobb will play a non-region game at Centennial today, while Pebblebook (7-8, 2-7) will host McEachern on Tuesday.

Whitefield Academy 34, Fellowship Christian 22: The Wolfpack only scored two points in the third quarter, but they still managed to extend their lead in the Region 6A contest.

Whitefield played Fellowship’s brand of slow-down basketball, but still won handily thanks to a defense that allowed only 11 points through three quarters.

Eric Lockett with 14 points for Whitefield (8-8, 4-4), which will host St. Francis on Tuesday.

Mount Pisgah Christian 66, Walker 27: Robert Baker scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Wolverines fell at home.

Walker trailed by 12 entering the third quarter, but Mount Pisgah opened the second half with a 16-4 run to put the game away.

Cole Warner also had eight points for the Wolverines (1-14, 0-7 Region 6A), who will host Sprayberry today.

King’s Way Christian 51, Shiloh Hills Christian 49: The Challengers had a one-point lead with 15 seconds to play, but they could not hold on at the end.

King’s Way got a basket to take the lead, a turnover and made one of two free throws to to earn the victory.

Jason Allen led Shiloh Hills with 23 points, five steals and four assists. Ryan Pierce added 10 points and four assists.

The Challengers (6-9) will travel to Killian Hills Christian on Tuesday.

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