Cedar Shoals trailed early in the first quarter to Creekside 5-0 Friday in the Lou Williams Classic, from there the Jaguars outscored the Seminoles 24-4 the rest of the quarter and never looked back.
The Jaguars continued to open the game up in the second quarter with pressure defense leading to twelve Creekside turnovers, fast break points, timely shooting and second chance points before halftime.
Cedar Shoals took its biggest lead of the game on a Greg Smith fast break layup from Jerrick Mitchell for a 39-16 advantage with just over two minutes remaining in the half and led 44-23 at halftime.
The Jaguars maintained a comfortable cushion most of the second half despite being outscored 29-23 in the half. Creekside never pulled closer than 15 points until less than a minute remaining for the final 67-52 margin.
Jerrick Mitchell posted a game-high 15, Phlandrous Fleming 13, Greg Smith 11 while Stavion Stevenson and Chris Gresham each tallied eight points for Cedar Shoals.
Shawn Rushing scored a team-high 12 while Christian Harris had nine. Tony Wood, Jordan Rhodes and Dwight Joiner each scored eight points for Creekside.
On Saturday Cedar Shoals improved to 4-0 sweeping its two-game showing in the Lou Williams Classic at South Gwinnett High School.
Jerrick Mitchell led the Jags with 16 points while Greg Smith tallied 10 in the 62-56 win over Tri-Cities.
Eighth-ranked Cedar Shoals opens region 8-5A action Tuesday against Apalachee. The Jaguars will face Winder-Barrow and Elbert County before hosting Gainesville December 8th.
Gainesville entered last weeks action unranked despite D’Marcus Simonds being one of the most highly-touted players in the nation. Simonds led Gainesville to a victory over defending 1A-Private champion St. Francis-playing without highly-touted recruit Kobi Simmons, last week in its season opener.