Prep Roundup: Allatoona dominates tri-match
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Allatoona never allowed its opposition to reach double digits in points in an Area 5AAAAA tri-match Tuesday, beating East Paulding (25-7, 25-9) and New Manchester (25-7, 25-6).

Allatoona (3-5, 2-0) dominated serve in both matches. The Lady Buccaneers had 17 aces in the two matches combined, with Meara Simmons contributing nine and Julia Douglas eight.

Katie Cory led with digs at 13, while Jenna Usry led with 12 kills on the evening.

Allatoona will play at McEachern on Thursday in a non-area match.

Hillgrove 3, Alpharetta 2: The Lady Hawks survived for a 25-20, 21-25, 26-28, 25-23, 15-10 win at home in a best-of-five non-area match, winning the fourth and fifth sets by playing scrappy defense.

Maddi Johnson led with 10 digs, whie Janna Jernigan added nine to go with 13 kills.

Chioma Okonkwo who had the best all-around performance with 16 kills, seven digs, five blocks and two aces. Brittany Tullier added three aces and seven kills. Myah Martin had 38 assists.

Hillgrove (7-9) will play Sprayberry and Rockdale County on Thursday at Sprayberry.

Mount Paran sweeps area opener: The Lady Eagles opened Area 4A play Tuesday with a 25-18, 25-16 win over Gordon Lee, then came from behind to beat Darlington 19-25, 25-22, 25-14.

Sydney Murphy had 40 assists, 18 digs and six aces. Melissa Morris compiled 16 kills, 15 digs and five aces. Caroline Cook tacked on 15 kills and four blocks. Ashlyn Hutchinson had seven kills and three blocks.

Mount Paran (13-4, 2-0) will go to River Ridge on Thursday to play the host Lady Knights, North Paulding and Cherokee.

North Cobb Christian 2, Whitefield Academy 1: The Lady Wolfpack dropped a tough 22-25, 25-16, 25-20 decision to open Area 4A play.

Whitefield struggled in the second set with nine missed serves, and didn’t give itself many offensive chances. In the first set, the Lady Wolfpack only missed three serves.

The Lady Eagles jumped to a 10-1 lead in the third, making Whitefield’s comeback attempt a difficult one.

Whitefield (3-7, 0-1) will play at Campbell on Thursday.

SOFTBALL

Allatoona 3, Hiram 0:
The Lady Buccaneers scored all three runs in the bottom of the second inning and held on to win a Region 5AAAAA game.

Makenzie Colwart pitched all seven innings, giving up four hits and throwing eight strikeouts.

Elisabeth Federici was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored for the Lady Buccaneers (8-5, 3-0). Brittney Ingenito was 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Nicole Williams also had an RBI.

Allatoona will play at East Paulding on Thursday.

Mount Paran Christian 12, North Cobb Christian 4 (6 inn.): Caroline Reilly had an active night as the Lady Eagles beat their Region 6A rival.

Reilly went 3-for-3 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs. Courtney McKenzie didn’t fare much worse, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Anna Buhler was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Pitcher Emily Harrell helped her own cause from the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. From the circle, she struck out 10, walked two and allowed three hits to improve ot 4-2.

Mount Paran (5-4, 2-1) will travel to Pace Academy on Monday.

Whitefield Academy 10, Walker 2: Hannah Brown struck out 10, and the Lady Wolfpack maintained their perfect Region 6A record.

Whitefield (5-3, 4-0) went ahead quickly, scoring six runs in the first inning, then added three more in the fourth.

The Lady Wolfpack will host Mount Pisgah Christian, another region unbeaten, on Thursday.

Late Saturday

North Cobb wins Softball in the Sand:
The Lady Warriors avenged a pool play loss to Class AAAA power Wayne County, beating them 8-2 in the finals of the tournament in Brunswick.

North Cobb (10-5) got it started with three runs in the first inning, thanks to Jordan Lewis’ three-run home run. The Lady Warriors went on to score a run in every inning to get separation.

North Cobb came back from 5-1 down to beat Glynn Academy 11-5 in the semifinals. It scored three in the fourth and seven in the fifth to take charge.

Taylor Krause had a two-run home run in the game and Bryanna Vasquez had a triple in the fifth inning. Casey Page was 4-for-4.

For the tournament, Vasquez went 5-for-8 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Page went

7-for-11 with an RBI and three runs scored. Lewis was 5-for-11 with a home run, four RBIs and five runs scored, Krause was 2-for-8 and scored three runs, and Ericka Clifford was 3-for-9 with two RBIs.

Sarah Merced was 3-for-6 and Hannah Ross was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.
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