Prep Roundup: Jimenez goes end-to-end to beat South Cobb
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Andrew Jimenez drove the full length of the court in the final 6 seconds for a layup as time expired to lift Kennesaw Mountain past South Cobb 80-79 on Saturday for a Region 4AAAAA victory.

Jiminez led the way with 27 points as Kenensaw Mountain erased a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Nigel Hayes had 15 points and Alex White finished with 13.

Josh Holliday led South Cobb with 17 points.

Harrison 65, Marietta 64: Justice Morgan scored 23 points to lead the Hoyas to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

The Blue Devils had two free throws with 1.5 seconds to play to either tie or win the game, and missed both.

Brandon Powell scored 15 points and Nick Hughes added 10 in the win.

McEachern 47, Campbell 42: The Indians needed 14 points and two gyms to beat the Spartans in a Region 4AAAAAA contest.

With 6:48 left in the second quarter, one of the glass backboards was shattered on a dunk attempt in Wills Gymnasium. The game was delayed as teams and fans moved over to Nash Gymnasium to complete the game.

Freddy Brown added 13 for McEachern (16-4, 8-3).

Randy McClure led Campbell with 13 points and Michael Olmert scored 12.

Walton 61, Woodstock 50: Five players scored in double figures for Walton in its Region 5AAAAAA road game.

Chad Clay had 13 points for the Raiders (18-3, 9-2), while Maurice Gibson and Elijah Weems each had 11. Jay Bowyer and Nick Wells each had 10.

Walton took a 10-point first half lead and held it for much of the contest. The Raiders led 30-19 at halftime.

Pope 62, Kell 57: Cole Childers scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to help the Greyhounds build a lead, and they held on for a Region 7AAAAA victory.

Garrick DeBowles had 19 points, Drew Romich 12 and Chase Hutchins 10 in the win.

Maurice Summerour led the Longhorns with 25 points.

Osborne 71, Riverwood 67: The Cardinals rallied in the last three minutes of the third quarter to take a two-point lead going into the fourth after trailing by seven at the half.

Kyrie Hogan led Osborne with 27 points that included seven 3-pointers, one of them coming in the final seconds of the third quarter to give Osborne its lead.

D’Haire Haney also rolled up the points with 26.

Whitefield Academy 75, Mount Paran Christian 45: The Wolfpack had five double-digit scorers and cruised to the Region 6A victory.

Brendon Myles was one of two players with double-doubles, finishing the day with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Courtney Alexander Jr. had 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with five blocks.

Eric Lockett neared a double-double with 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Jesse Byrd added 15 points and four steals, while Norman Harris had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

GIRLS BASKETBALL North Cobb 61, Sonoraville 52: Kyrie’ Chandler scored 22 points to lead the Lady Warriors to a non-region victory.

North Cobb (15-7) led 41-40 after three quarters, but closed the game on a 20-12 run, which included making 7-of-8 free throws in the game’s final minute.

Chantel Strahorn scored 19 points and Aniya Corley added 15 in the win.

Kennesaw Mountain 62, South Cobb 36: Kennesaw Mountain jumped out to a 15-4 first quarter lead and was ahead 36-10 at halftime in the the Region 4AAAAAA road game.

Anna Stewart had 19 points for the Lady Mustangs (9-12, 4-8) and Jaylah Carr had 10.

Alex Brown had 13 to lead South Cobb.

McEachern 83, Campbell 57: Caliya Robinson recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and six assists in leading McEachern to the Region 4AAAAAA road win.

The Lady Indians (18-2,

10-10) held a five point halftime lead, but outscored the Lady Spartans 21-10 in the third quarter and 44-23 in the second half. Te’a Cooper had 21 points, five assists and three steals for McEachern, whiel Jada Lewis added 17 points. Taylor Gordon finished with 10.

Julie McKie paced Campbell with 25 and Simone Spencer had 10.

The Lady Spartans went 27 of 39 from the free throw line compared to 10 of 20 for the Lady Indians.

Osborne 83, Riverwood 46: Osborne jumped on Riverwood in the first and fourth quarters to secure a lopsided victory in Region 7AAAAA play.

Raven Brown had 22 points and nine rebounds. Nikira Goings had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, plus seven steals. Jazzmon Rouse had 12 points. Zutorya Cook had 11 points, 10 steals and eight assists. Allison Powell had six points. Astavea McCowan had eight points and four assists.

WRESTLING Allatoona is area runner-up: Allatoona finished four points behind South Paulding in the Area 5AAAAA traditional championship at North Paulding.

The Spartans won with 221 points followed by the Buccaneers (217). Woodland (212.5) was third, while North Paulding (155) and Rome (143) rounded out the top five.

The runner-up finish is the best in the Buccaneers’ history. Allatoona also crowned a school record four area champions and qualified a school-record nine wrestlers to the sectional meet.

Ethan Benedict (132 pounds), Jack Woods (138), Jacob Robinson (152) and Will Kemp (160) won area titles, while Harrison Kemp (106), Cody Anderson (120), Eric Vermette (145) and Cody Webb (182) were area runners-up. Webb lost his match in overtime.

Latrell Harris placed fourth at 113 pounds and also advanced to the Class AAAAA sectional, which will be hosted by Allatoona next weekend.

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Cobb Resident
February 03, 2014
How is this happening, Cobb County? I wasn't sure at first who was telling the truth on this blog, but it appears pretty obvious now. As someone with plenty of experience in mediation and investigation, I can tell you that you always interview all parties involved. Ms. Doe's choice not to interview the Kell coaches is extremely negligent and would only be made in order to avoid information that would have to dealt with. The fact that the Kell coaches have been told not to talk to anyone also tells me that the Principal Wagner is in cahoots with Ms. Doe. I imagine they are both thinking it is too late for them to speak up now because they have already tried to cover it up, so they are probably hoping the GHGSA will let it go as well. The problen they are going to run into is if/when the media and the rest of Cobb schools find out about how this was handled. It will depend on how far the Cobb residents are willing to push. I imagine bringing something like this up at a School Board meeting would probably be a good way to make others deal with it.
What's the Word?
February 03, 2014
So, McEachern is still rolling along winning games by 25 or more without sweating and still nothing has been done. I thought the GHSA was going to handle this and taalk to the guys at Kell. Guess not, suckers!! All you people talking all this crap for months saying this and that about MCEachern and nothing. I told you nothin was gonna happen! I heard GHSA president wants to retire without any issues and Cobb don't want any trouble. Bwahhahahah, suckas! Go Lady Indains!!!
February 03, 2014
I hope all the money in the world will not cause the rest of the Cobb county teams to fall victims of the Lady Indian fever!!!. If you cant develope your girls, just go BUY YOU SOME!!!!
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