Post Season High School Basketball is picking up steam as the Region/District Tournaments get closer to crowing a champion. Here’s some of the new from around the region playoffs.
Georgia Boys: Kevon Scott of Cedar Shoals (18-9) scored 28 points and Donati Robinson scored 19 including key free throws down the stretch to defeat Rockdale County 77-76. Rockdale County had won the previous two match ups by a combined total of 13 points. The Jaguars will meet the Loganville High School Red Devils for the region championship. Cedar Shoals has defeated Loganville twice during the regular season, winning both games by 20 or more points. Loganville defeated Salem 60-54 to advance. The Jaguars two games in the region tournament have been won by a total of 2 points (vs Apalachee 71-70).
Loganville came out strong in the first half opening the game with an 11-2 run. The Red Devils would take a 29-21 lead into halftime. In the third quarter Cedar Shoals turned it on outscoring Loganville 30-7 in the quarter. 15 of the Jaguars 30 points in that quarter came from beyond the arc. CD Simmons scored 13 of his game high 22 points in the 3rd quarter.
Kevon Scott finished with 15 points while hitting four three-pointers, Dontai Robinson and D’Andre Mahaffey each has 8 points each fro Cedar Shoal. Loganville was led by Dixson’s 11points. Cedar Shoals improves to 19-9 and wins the Region 8-4A Championship and will be the number one seed in the Class 4A State Tournament. Loganville will be the number two seed from the region.
Southwest Dekalb will face Miller Grove in the Region 6-4A championship game.
GAC defeated Decatur 47-46 and Buford got by South Atlanta 61-53 in the Region 6-2A semifinals. AJ Davis finished with 32 points for Buford. GAC and Buford will meet for the third time this season but the only time with the region championship hanging in the balance.
ML King and Stephenson will play for the Region 2-5A Championship. Stephenson enters the championship game with a record of 8-19 and opened the seasoon 0-7, have wins over Newton and Newnan in their last two wins. ML King defeated Westlake 51-49 to advance.
Wheeler 59 Walton 55 in Region 5-5A semifinals.
Peachtree Ridge 68 Norcross 56 in the Region 7-5A semifinals. Jordan Capps led The Ridge with 15 points, Brandon Jack scored 14 and Benny Johnson put up numbers of 11 points 10 boards and five dimes for Peachtree Ridge. The Lions will face North Gwinnett, who beat Mill Creek 34-33 in the other semifinal games, for the Region Championship Saturday night.
Shiloh defeated Dacula 49-22 to win the Region 8-5A Championship game. Shiloh will be the number one seed in the Class 5A State Tournament. Robert Carter finished with a double-double with 22 points and 11 boards. Shiloh will face Berkmar for the region championship. Berkmar got by Central Gwinnett 67-51. Robert Lowe had 15 for Berkmar while Yonel Brown added 14 points (hitting 3 three-pointers).
Florida Boys: North Marion (16-10) defeated Bartram Trail in District Quarterfinals 53-49 on Thursday. North Marion is having made a strong playoff showing coming of the lost to Eastside last week, will face them against next week in the Regional Semifinals. Eastside (Gainesville) defeated Creekside (Jacksonville) to advance.
Georgia Girls: Harrison vs McEachern (27-0) in Region 4-5A Semifinals…McEachern Head Coach Phyliss Arthur was named as a Naismith Boys and Girls Coach of the Year Honors. Arthur is leading only 1 of 4 remaining undefeated teams in the state of Georgia in all classifications at 27-0. McEachern advanced to the Region 4-5A Championship game against rival Hillgrove. McEachern defeated Harrison 85-28 to advance. Hillgrove defeated South Cobb. McEachern won both of the regular season meetings against Hillgrove.
Parkview defeated Archer 52-40 to advance to the Region 8-5A championship game. Parkview is only one of the two undefeated team in the 5A Classification (McEachern is the other). Genesis Perrymond finished with 14 points for Parkview and dropped in four three-pointers while Marissa Mandeldove chipped in 10 points. The Lady Panthers will face Brookwood who got 24 points from Samantha McCombs in their 55-53 come from behind win over South Gwinnett.
Habersham Central defeated Salem 50-36 to earn the number one seed and the Region 8-4A Championship. Flowery Branch sewed up the number three seed from the Region with a win over Clarke Central.
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