Prep Roundup: Whitefield in tournament final
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December 21, 2013 12:32 AM | 1817 views | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eric Lockett had 28 points and Courtney Alexander added 19 as Whitefield Academy beat South Shore (N.Y.) 82-70 on Friday in the semifinal round of the Kreul Invitational in Coral Springs, Fla.

The Wolfpack (5-1) advanced to face Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.) for the tournament championship tonight.

Brendan Myles also reached double figures for Whitefield with 12 points.

After trailing by one at the end of the first quarter, the Wolfpack outscored their opponent from Brooklyn 32-17 in the second quarter to take a 49-35 lead at the half.

Sprayberry 73, Hiram 69: The Yellow Jackets withstood the Hornets’ feverish rally to win the non-region road game.

Sprayberry (9-3) took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter, but it was outscored 31-21 in the final period.

Nkem Ojeh just missed a double-double with 22 points and nine rebounds, to go along with five blocks. David Tshamala added 16 points, and Armel Potter had 13 points and five assists.

Sprayberry will be back in action today for the SEBA Atlanta High School Hoop Festival at Pope. The Yellow Jackets will face St. Pius X in the second of the event’s six games.

Marietta 75, Hapeville Charter 39: Rayveon Thornton scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures as the Blue Devils rolled in the Carrollton Christmas Tournament.

Marietta broke the game open in the second quarter as it outscored Hapeville 25-7.

Raynere Thornton had 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Cameron Jordan scored 14 points, Tyrell Tomlin had 13 and KirVonte’ Benson finished with 11.

The Blue Devils (11-1) will face the winner of Friday’s Carrollton-Clarkston game in today’s


Campbell 63, Riverdale 56: Laz Walker scored eight of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to help lift the Spartans to a victory in the opening round of Henry County’s Chuck Miller Holiday Tournament.

Campbell opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run to push the lead to 15 before settling for the seven-point win.

Mike Olmert had 18 points, five rebounds, nine assists and four steals. Demarcus Weaver also chipped in with six points and six rebounds.

The Spartans (2-6) will face Westside-Macon in today’s semifinal.

Allatoona 59, Vestavia Hills (Ala.) 36: The Buccaneers had one of their better defensive games of the season at the Bellinis Jaguar Classic in Spain Park, Ala.

Allatoona (6-0) took an 18-point first-half lead and sustained it.

Daniel Fowler led the Buccaneers with 18 points, adding eight rebounds and four steals. Rodney Brown and Shamar Griffin each had eight points.

Allatoona will play Columbia (Ala.) today in the semifinals.

Mount Paran Christian 61, Towns County 43: Grant Kington nailed five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help lead the Eagles to victory.

Dorian Walker added 12 points, while Emoni Williams scored 10 and dished out nine assists. and Zach Strong had five points and 10 rebounds.

The Eagles (2-3) started fast by taking a 27-11 first-quarter lead.


Campbell 50, Luella 47:
Marissa Hall made three free throws in the final 30 seconds to lift the Lady Spartans to a victory in Henry County’s Chuck Miller Holiday Tournament.

Julie McKee led the way with 13 points and three assists, and Hall finished with eight points and three assists. Jarriel Lark scored seven points, and Miranda McClure added four points and seven rebounds in the win.

Campbell (6-2) will face Mount Zion-Jonesboro today as tournament play continues.

Harrison 72, Banneker 32: Sydne Wiggins scored 20 points with five rebounds and five assists to lead the Lady Hoyas to a victory in the Carrollton Christmas Tournament.

Harrison started the game with three 3-pointers and took a 23-10 lead after one quarter. The Lady Hoyas led 40-19 at the half and then outscored Banneker 20-0 in the third period.

Kaylyn Brooks finished with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Melissa Bartow added 11 points and four assists.

Harrison (9-4) will face the winner of Friday’s Pebblebrook-Lithia Springs matchup today.

Mount Paran Christian 57, Towns County 55: A missed wide-open 3-pointer at the buzzer allowed the Lady Eagles to hold on and win by a slim margin.

Mount Paran built a 10-point lead at the beginning of the third quarter before Towns County rallied. The Lady Eagles clinged to a three-point lead going into the fourth quarter and hung on to win.

Que Morrison had 18 points to lead the way for the Lady Eagles (7-1), adding seven assists. Taya Welch added 17, while Bri Brown added 14 and 11 rebounds.

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Cobb HR
December 21, 2013
Hey Cobb community. Just wanted to let you know that we think you are a bunch of idiots. You keep waiting for us to investigate the illegal players at McEachern and we'll get back to you soon. Have a Merry Christmas and we promise we will get right on that investigation. Mwaaa ha ha ha ha!!!
Still Here
December 21, 2013
Great job Cobb teams. Keep working hard this Holiday Season. I guess the Cobb HR department is talking the approach that if they take their sweet time, people will forget that McEachern is cheating. Or maybe they are planning on punishing them after they already have another state trophy in their hands. Hey Cobb HR, I for one will not let this go away and I will be looking forward to the results of your investigation. Do what is right and enforce your rules or be ready for this to get much worse.
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