Prep Roundup: Haney’s 35 sends Osborne into semifinals
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D’Haire Haney scored 35 points and dished out nine assists as Osborne downed Northview 89-70 on Saturday to move into the Region 7AAAAA semifinals.

Haney and Kyire Hogan combined to score 14 points in the Cardinals’ 22-8 second-quarter run as they built a 42-24 lead at the half.

The Cardinals (19-6) will face Sequoyah on Monday with a home playoff game on the line.

Hogan scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds in the win.

Sprayberry 68, North Springs 39: Down a point after the first quarter, Sprayberry dominated the final 24 minutes and beat North Springs in the Region 7AAAAA quarterfinal at Sequoyah.

Keeping their title defense alive with their 13th straight victory, the Yellow Jackets (22-4) will face either Kell or Sequoyah in Monday’s semifinal. Sprayberry clinched a state playoff berth for the seventh straight season.

Showing some rust from a 10-day layoff that came as a result of the week’s ice and snow, Sprayberry needed the first quarter to get its bearings before outscoring North Springs 56-26 over the last three periods.

Nkem Ojeh led the Yellow Jackets with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Wayne Jackson added 17 points, while Armel Potter also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. David Tshamala had 12 points and six rebounds.

Dominion Christian 58, Community Christian 38: Four players scored in double figures as the Knights rolled to an easy victory.

Levi Lewallen led the way with 11 points and six rebounds, Luke Lewallen had 10 points and 11 boards, while Tate Cooney and Riley Howard each finished with 10 points.

Dominion Christian (12-11) will open the region tournament Monday.

Girls Basketball

Osborne 81, Riverwood 34: Nikira Goings scored 24 points and had nine steals to lead the Lady Cardinals to a win in the Region 7AAAAA quarterfinals.

The Lady Cardinals (19-6) will face Creekview in the semifinals on Monday.

Zutorya Cook finished with 11 points and four steals, Raven Brown had nine points and 11 boards and Alexis Singletary added eight points and eight rebounds.

Late Friday

Mount Paran Christian 56, Gordon Lee 55: Taya Welch scored 19 points and Que Morrison added 18 as the Lady Eagles held off Gordon Lee for a Region 6A tournament victory.

The victory advanced Mount Paran Christian (19-4) to its first region semifinal in program history, and likely secured them a home game when the Class A playoffs begin Feb. 24.

Emily Spillane had two points and pulled down 10 rebounds while Caroline Etheridge finished with five points and 12 rebounds.

Boys Soccer

Lassiter 4, Harrison 2: Jumar Oakley scored three goals to lead the Trojans past the Hoyas in a non-region matchup.

Oakley’s third goal broke a 2-2 tie in the second half. Munear Abousaud also scored for Lassiter.

Andrew Deltak scored two goals for Harrison.

n Pope 5, Heritage-Catoosa 1: Matt Laferle scored two goals and brother Sean Laferle added four assists as the Greyhounds rolled to a non-region victory.

Chad Forbes, Hunter Cutcliff and Amir Bouhaff each added a goal in the victory.

Girls Soccer

Harrison 1, Lassiter 0: Treva Aycock scored in the 30th minute of the first half to lift the Lady Hoyas to victory.

Allison Leone made four saves and Kelsey Daugherty added six as they combined for the shutout in goal.

Shannon Desantis made five saves in goal for Lassiter.

Track

Marietta girls win distance meet: Marietta’s girls team won its Marietta Distance Carnival meet Saturday behind a school record-setting performance from the 6,400-meter relay team of Reagan Durham, Mary Jean Assinzo, Kayla Dawson and Rebecca Dow.

The boys team placed second.

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