The McEachern Lady Indians (12-7; 9-0 region) again jumped on an opponent early and did not let us as they used a 20-7 first quarter enroute to a 63-40 victory over Marietta Tuesday night.
The Lady Indians won their sixth straight game and will begin the second half of the region schedule Friday at Osborne. McEachern defeated Osborne 96-33 earlier this season.
Senior Jada Lewis is the leading scoring for McEachern at 17.9 ppg followed by senior Que Morrison at 12.2 ppg and sophomore Chanel Wilson at 11.9 ppg.
A battle of top-10 teams came down to the wire as fifth-ranked Cedar Shoals knocked off seventh-ranked Heritage 54-51 Friday night in region 8-5A action. Heritage, now out of the rankings, jumped out 22-11 after the first quarter. Cedar Shoals went on to outscore Heritage 43-29 the rest of the way but never led until the fourth quarter where they held the Patriots to only five points in the quarter.
Snipe Hall led Cedar Shoals with 18 points, Jerrick Mitchell put in 10 points with 6 assists and Stavion Stevenson finished with 10 points and had two big blocks late in the victory.
The Jaguars hit the road the following day to earn their eighth straight win with a 57-47 defeat of Woodward Academy. Hall led the Jaguars again with 16 points and 4 assists, Jerrick Mitchell tallied 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists and Phal Fleming chipped in 11.
Cedar Shoals (19-2) remained ranked fifth in class 5A in the latest state rankings. Cedar Shoals is off until Saturday’s home date against crosstown and region rival Clarke Central (6-13). Cedar Shoals defeated Clarke Central 73-44 earlier this season at Clarke Central.
Cedar Shoals used a balance scoring effort to win its sixth straight game 72-31 over Loganville Tuesday. Snipe Hall led all Jaguar scorers with 11 while Tyquon Mitchell put in 10.
Fifth-ranked Cedar Shoals (17-2) will face region foe and seventh-ranked Heritage-Conyers Friday and Woodward Academy Saturday in road games. The Jaguars are 5-0 on the road this season.
One of the Jaguars’ two losses this season came on the second day of a back-to-back against Newton. Cedar Shoals swept last weekends back-to-back over Cambridge and Salem at home.
Heritage-Conyers fell to Brookwood Tuesday night 96-68. Woodward Academy defeated Fayette County 64-61 Tuesday for its third straight win.
The McEachern Lady Indians capped off a stretch of six games over six days with a dominating 96-33 victory over region foe Osborne to improve to 7-7 on the season. Osborne’s only lead of the game came on the opening possession for a 2-0 advantage, from there McEachern used a 16-0 run to seize control and never looked back.
Eleven Lady Indians scored in the victory with Victoria Agyin putting in a team-high 19 points off the bench. Lyndsey Whilby had 13 while Jada Lewis, Que Morrison and Kemia Ward each scored 10 for McEachern.
The unranked Lady Indians return to action this week with region road games at Kennesaw Mountain and North Paulding.
In Boys action No.6 McEachern (10-2) defeated Osborne 81-64. Tied at 26 in the second quarter, McEachern finished the quarter on a 14-3 run over the final 4:57 for a 40-29 halftime lead. Osborne never threatened again as AJ Jones finished with a game-high 17 points (all in the first half) for McEachern.