Mixed results for hoops teams on Tuesday

Fri, 02/09/2007 - 9:17am
By: Michael Boylan

After tonight’s games, the seedings of next week’s region tournaments will be crystal clear. Some teams are hoping to see the type of play they brought to the court on Tuesday night, while others are hoping to rebound tonight and next week with some better results.

East Coweta’s boys and girls split with Paulding County in their regular season finale on Tuesday. The boys (10-12, 4-8 region) won 66-53. It was their second win in a row and put them at 6th in the region. Kendrick Hughley-Brown scored 18 points and Justin Taylor chipped in 13 in the win. The Lady Indians (7-18, 4-8 region) lost 49-43. Meghan Downes and LaBrittany Stokes both scored nine points. They are ranked fifth in region 4-AAAAA.

The region tournament will take place at Hiram High School.

In region 2-AAAA, Fayette County’s boys and girls swept Banneker. The boys (19-5, 13-2 region) won 59-55. Derrick Walker scored 14 points and Noel Johnson and Brandon Boykin both added 13 points in the win. The Lady Tigers (16-6, 12-3 region) won 45-44. Tessah Holt scored 19 points in the win. Fayette County will play at Whitewater tonight. The boys are ranked first in the region and the girls are tied for second with Woodward Academy.

McIntosh’s two teams split with Woodward Academy on Tuesday. The boys (10-13, 7-8) won 58-44. Cameron Rich and Vaughn Page both scored 12 points each. The Lady Chiefs (15-8, 9-6 region) lost 54-51 in overtime. Erin Justice scored 15 points for McIntosh in the loss. The Lady Chiefs are ranked fourth in the region, while the boys are in fifth place. McIntosh will play at Westlake tonight.

Starr’s Mill’s boys and girls were swept by Westlake on Tuesday. The boys (1-22, 0-14 region) lost 66-33 and the girls lost 49-35. Marissa Ring scored 11 points for the Lady Panthers. The boys are in last place in the region and the girls are tied for sixth place. Starr’s Mill will host Northgate tonight.

Northgate split with Whitewater on Tuesday. The boys (3-16, 1-14 region) lost to the Wildcats (15-9, 9-6 region) 38-31. Whitewater was led by 14 points from Jay Bright, 11 points and seven rebounds from Zach Scurry and 11 rebounds from Stephen Sargent. Northgate got 11 points each from Andre Morris and Derrick Brisbane. The Lady Vikings (9-12, 5-10 region) defeated the Lady Wildcats (3-21, 1-14 region) 55-40. Natalie Pluskota scored 20 points for Northgate, while Sarah Spiller chipped in 10 points and Erica Albers added nine points and seven rebounds.

The region tournament starts Monday at McIntosh High School.

In region 6-AAA, Sandy Creek’s Lady Patriots (19-4, 10-3 region) lost to Central, Carroll 51-33, while the boys (17-5, 9-3 region) won 64-44. The girls are ranked second in the reigon and the boys are ranked third. They will close out their season with a home game against Villa Rica tonight. As the second seed, the Lady Patriots are guaranteed a state playoff spot.
The region tournament starts Tuesday at Haralson County High School.

In region 5-A, Landmark Christian’s boys and girls split with Whitefield Academy in their regular season finale. The boys (7-17, 5-7 region) lost 76-56, while the Lady War Eagles (23-2, 11-1 region) won 51-35. Christian Hunnicutt scored 20 points in the win.
Landmark’s girls are ranked first in the sub-region and the boys are ranked fourth.

Our Lady of Mercy’s boys and girls were swept by Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. The boys (17-7, 6-6 region) lost 55-48, while the girls lost 61-38. Kelly Tolcher scored 12 points for the Lady Bobcats in the loss. The boys are ranked third in the sub-region, while the girls are ranked fifth. Our Lady of Mercy wraps up their season tonight with a non-region game against Galloway.

The region tournament starts Monday at Mt. Paran High School.

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