One game left in regular season, region tournaments start Monday

Wed, 02/07/2007 - 11:41am
By: Michael Boylan

There was a full slate of games last Friday as high school basketball teams all over the state battled region opponents. Many of the local teams fared well, adding to their standings and often securing their seedings in next week’s region tournaments.

Fayette County’s boys and girls did not play a region game last Friday but they used their games against East Coweta as a tune-up for their final games of the season against Banneker and Whitewater. The boys (18-5, 12-2 region) won 106-81. Noel Johnson had a triple double with 25 points, 10 assists and 12 steals, while Derrick Walker added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Terrance Turner added 20 points and nine rebounds. The Lady Tigers (15-6, 11-3 region) won 44-20. Tessah Holt and Jasmine Facey both scored eight points and Kristene Walker added seven.

Sandy Creek’s boys and girls played at Haralson County and won. The boys (17-5, 9-3 region) won 62-47. It was their fourth win in a row. The Lady Patriots (19-3, 10-2 region) won 60-44. Aleah Hordges scored 14 points and Jenna Jackson added 13. The win locked up second place in the region for the girls. The Lady Patriots are ranked ninth in Class AAA in the most recent coaches poll. Sandy Creek will close out the season with a home game against Villa Rica on Friday.

Our Lady of Mercy’s boys and girls faced Greenforest Christian and both got wins. The boys (17-6, 6-5 region) won 75-65. Jake Lethbridge scored 20 points, Richie Obiora added 16 and Nnamdi Moh and Nick Hood each added 15. The girls (13-10, 5-6 region) trailed Greenforest 39-26 entering the fourth quarter but outscored them 17-1 in the final period and won 43-40. Raven Moore scored nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and Darrian Linton, Amanda Keuler and Andrea Trimble all played well off the bench. Our Lady of Mercy wraps up the season on the road at Galloway on Friday.

McIntosh split their games with Creekside. The boys (9-13, 6-8 region) lost 93-35. The Lady Chiefs (15-7, 9-5 region) won 40-39. Erin Justice scored 16 points for McIntosh and Morgann Mitchell added 10 points. It was the Lady Chiefs’ fifth consecutive win. McIntosh will play at Westlake on Friday.

Landmark Christian split their games with Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy on Friday. The Lady War Eagles (22-2, 10-1), ranked first in Class A in the most recent coaches poll, avenged their only region loss of the year and won 57-44. The win put them in first place in the region and broke their school record for most wins in a season. Christian Hunnicutt scored 30 points for Landmark and Tiffany Hall added 10. The boys lost 54-40. Matt Thornton, Levi Throckmorton and Walter Lenard each scored 12 points in the loss. Landmark finished their regular season last night with a game at Whitefield Academy.

Starr’s Mill’s boys and girls were swept by Woodward Academy. The boys (1-21, 0-13 region) lost 59-40 and the Lady Panthers (9-14, 5-9 region) lost by the same score. Paul Vogel was the leading scorer for the boys with 14 points and Jared Rose added seven. Starr’s Mill’s final game of the regular season is a home game with Northgate on Friday.

Whitewater’s boys and girls were also swept in their games on Friday. The boys (14-9, 8-6 region) lost 80-62 to Westlake, while the Lady Wildcats ( 3-20, 1-13 region) lost 51-35. Whitewater will host Fayette County on Friday.
Every local team had a game after the paper went to press last night and now there is only one game remaining in the regular season.

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