Prep Roundup: Campbell girls win in triple OT
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Last season, the Campbell girls saw a 13-year streak of state playoff berths end at the hands of Harrison.

On Thursday, the Lady Spartans got their revenge.

Campbell outlasted three overtimes and beat Harrison 68-58 in the Region 4AAAAAA semifinal at Marietta, clinching a return spot into the state playoffs.

Harrison (13-12) had sent the game into overtime on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation, before Campbell freshman Marissa Hall returned the favor with a 3 near the end of the first overtime. After Harrison again had the final shot in the second overtime, Campbell (14-12) controlled the decisive third OT.

D’Asia Cain led Campbell with 18 points, 16 rebounds, six steals and four assists — all from halftime on. Hall also scored 18, going 4-for-5 on 3-pointers, while Julie McKie and Sharde Slaw each scored 11.

The Lady Spartans advanced to face top-seeded North Cobb in today’s semifinal.

Kaylyn Brooks and Emily Hegstetter each had 18 points for Harrison.

McEachern 48, Marietta 39: Te’a Cooper scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half to help the Lady Indians distance themselves from the host, en route to a Region 4AAAAAA quarterfinal-round victory.

McEachern (16-10) led 18-17 at halftime but gradually pulled away. Cooper made 10 of 14 free throws and also had six steals and eight rebounds.

Jada Lewis totaled eight points for McEachern, which automatically qualified for the state playoffs for the 16th consecutive season with the victory. Elizabeth Allen had seven.

Kehara Wilson had 16 points, including 10 from the free-throw line, to pace Marietta, which saw its season come to a close. Asia Wilson had 12 for the Lady Blue Devils.

McEachern will face Hillgrove in the semifinals today at Marietta.

Hillgrove 66, Pebblebrook 45: The Lady Hawks led 20-12 in the first quarter and 35-20 at halftime, en route to the Region 4AAAAAA quarterfinal victory at Marietta.

Mackenzie Engram scored nine of her 20 points in the first quarter. She also had nine rebounds and seven steals for Hillgrove (20-6), which has reached the state playoffs for the seventh straight year.

Aleigha Cass had eight of her 16 points in the first quarter. Tene Thompson chipped in 10 points and seven boards, while Zarriah Pierce added eight points and four assists.

Whitney Young drained three 3-pointers and paced Pebblebrook with 17 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

North Cobb Christian 61, Mount Paran Christian 39:
A 30-point first quarter set the tone

in the Region 6A quarterfinal, with the Eagles beating the tournament host.

North Cobb Christian (22-3) continued its dominance of the season series with Mount Paran (18-8), winning all three games by an average of 33 points.

Hulian Terrell and Hunter Ware both had double-doubles in the win. Terrell had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Ware, though scoreless, added 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Elijah Weems had 15 points, with Kendal Crute scoring 11 for North Cobb Christian, which will face Whitefield Academy in tonight’s semifinal.

Brandon Barnes’ 12 points and Emoni Williams’ 11 led Mount Paran, which will now hold out hope for an at-large bid into the Class A private-school playoffs as a top-16 team.

Dominion Christian 61, Loganville Christian 58: The Knights won the first region championship in team history, capturing the GISA Region 1AAAA.

Harrison Kristofak nailed five 3-pointers and totaled 29 points for Dominion (20-7), which will enter the first round of the state tournament as a No. 1 seed. Tomae Theriot totaled a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and he also had five assists.

Dominion trailed 32-22 at halftime, but battled back to take the win. The Knights drained six second-half 3-pointers in outscoring Loganville 18-11 in the third period and 21-15 in the fourth.

The Knights took the lead with 2 minutes remaining in the fourth, picked up some defensive stops and made 10 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Dominion is in action again Thursday at Tatnall Square in the first round of the playoffs.

Late Wednesday

Campbell 55, Kennesaw Mountain 53:
The Mustangs’ missed a 35-foot shot at the buzzer, giving the Spartans the Region 4AAAAAA quarterfinal victory at Marietta.

Kennesaw Mountain led 53-50 with 1 minute left, but Dante Scott made a jumper and Nick Mitchell’s putback gave Campbell a one-point lead.

Brandt Pickens missed a runner off the rim with six seconds to go, but Mitchell collected the rebound on the play and was subsequently fouled. He made the first of two free throws with 3.9 seconds left, setting up Andrew Jimenez for the desperation shot.

Scott finished with 29 points and three steals, while Mitchell had seven points, seven rebounds and two assists. Bryce Mitchell had eight points, nine boards, four blocks and three assists for Campbell (17-9), which advanced to the state playoffs.

Jimenez had 15 for the Mustangs. Adrian White scored 15 points off five 3-pointers, while Nigel Hayes totaled 14.

Campbell will face Hillgrove today in the semifinals.

WRESTLING

Traditional state tournament begins:
Thirty-five Cobb County wrestlers advanced out of the round of 16 from Classes AAAAA and AAAAAA following the first day of action in Macon.

Pope has nine of its 13 wrestlers remaining in the Class AAAAA championship bracket. Allatoona has five of six still available, while has Kell has three of four and Sprayberry one of two.

Pope lead the team standings with 34.5 points, ahead of second-place Ola (21). Allatoona is tied for fifth with 14 points and Kell (7) is tied for 21st.

In Class AAAAAA, Archer leads the team standings with 44 points, followed by Camden County (23.5) and Collins Hill (22.5).

Hillgrove, which advanced four of its five wrestlers into the quarterfinals, is sixth with 12 points. Kennesaw Mountain (8) is the next-closest county school, tied for 13th after moving three of four wrestlers through.

Wheeler is tied for 16th with seven points. The Wildcats saw two of their six wrestlers make it to the quarterfinals. Harrison (6), Lassiter (4), McEachern (4), Marietta (4) and Walton (3.5) also scored.

Three of the Hoyas’ four wrestlers advanced, while one of three moved on for the Trojans. The Indians saw two of their four make the quarterfinals, but the Blue Devils carried only one of six. The Raiders progressed one of three.

BOYS SOCCER

Marietta 5, Hiram 1:
Octavio Rico scored two goals to lead the Blue Devils to the home win.

Sam Borgel had a goal and Will Nelson scored on a penalty kick in the first half, which Marietta (2-0) led 3-1. Omar Sonko had one goal and one assist, while Marshall Turner also had an assist.

Ian Shannon had four saves for Marietta, which will host Cherokee Feb. 22.

GIRLS SOCCER

Harrison 1, Starr’s Mill 0:
Treva Aycock scored the game-winnng goal in the second half from 15 yards out off a loose ball.

Allison Leone played the first half in goal for the Lady Hoyas (2-0), while Kelsey Daugherty the second half.

North Cobb 4, LaGrange 1: Jordan Pannell scored a hat trick as the Lady Warriors won their opening game of the LaGrange Invitational.

Renee Copeland also had a goal for North Cobb (1-1), which led 2-0 at halftime. Rachel Overley totaled two assists.

Bianca Diaz stopped four shots for North Cobb, which will play Hebron Christian and Harris County on Saturday as part of the invitational.

Walton 0, North Paulding 0: Michel Fernandez had one save in the first half for the Lady Radiers, while Peyton Ryan collected two in the second.

Walton will host Kell today.

Centennial 2, Wheeler 1: Adanya Cleveland scored the Lady Wildcats’ lone goal as their dropped its season opener at home.

Karissa Yeaney assisted on Wheeler’s score, and Lauren Bramblett stopped three of Centennial’s nine shots.

Wheeler (0-1) will host Roswell on Feb. 22.

GIRLS TENNIS

Woodstock 4, Harrison 1:
The Lady Hoyas’ No. 1 doubles team of Taylor Lambertson and Jaclyn Black won 7-6, 6-2 to prevent a sweep in the home opener.

Harrison (0-1) will host Allatoona on Tuesday.

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