Cherokee 55, Brookwood 51
The Warriors picked up a county-best 10th win as they defeated Brookwood. Cam Pope led the Cherokee offensive attack, scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds with four assists. Tayden Owens added 12 points, five rebounds and three steals. Caleb Richardson and Mason Bennett chipped in eight points each. Cherokee plays in the Deep South Classic finals on Dec. 30.
Shiloh 56, Sequoyah 55
Sequoyah dropped a tough one to the still undefeated Shiloh on Tuesday night after leading for all but three seconds. The Chiefs had Shiloh on the ropes, but a late foul gave the opposition three free-throw attempts, all of which were converted. Dylan Wolle led Sequoyah with 17 points, followed by Preston Parker’s 13 and Kyle Keener’s 11.
Creekview 42, North Murray 35
The Grizzlies won their third straight game and improved to 6-7 overall with Wednesday’s win over North Murray. Drew Vajda scored a team-best 17 points with seven rebounds, followed by Cole Sackman with eight. Sackman hit five free-throws in the fourth quarter as Creekview held on to the late advantage.
River Ridge 54, Monroe Area 48
The Knights used a balanced offensive attack to pull out the six-point win over Monroe Area. Jay McCord, Trey Hopf and Braden Pierce all scored 10 points, followed by Jared Russo’s six and Greyson Hopf’s five. The Hopf brothers combined for four steals, while Pierce tallied a team-best seven rebounds. The Knights play for the tournament championship on Thursday night.
Woodstock 67, MPCHS 57
The Wolverines recorded their second win this season with their second-highest scoring game of the year. Landon Stubblefield rode his hot start to a 21-point afternoon as Woodstock finds itself back in the win column for the first time since Nov. 22. Quentin Rakefield scored 16 points and Danny Sanders added 12.
Cherokee 60, Tift County 49
Lily Griffith scored 17 points as the Lady Warriors downed Tift County by double-figures. Toni Warren chipped in 13 points as the pair combined for 50 percent of Cherokee’s scoring output. It was a solid bounce-back effort for the Lady Warriors after they fell by nine points to MPCHS on Tuesday.
Creekview 50, St. Joseph Academy 5
The Lady Grizzlies made a statement on Wednesday evening with the blowout win against SJA. Ashlynn Bleisath scored a team-high 13 points with five rebounds. Abby Martin tallied eight points and provided pressure on the defensive end with four steals. Gabrielle Aiello pitched in seven points, two rebounds and two assists. Creekview will play for the tournament championship on Thursday.
River Ridge 72, North Paulding 46
The Lady Knights improved to 10-1 overall with the 26-point win over North Paulding. Freshman Sophia Peal was excellent in Wednesday’s game, pouring in 24 points and five 3-pointers. Mataya Gayle and Allie Sweet both secured double-doubles. Gayle scored 19 points and dealt 10 assists, while Sweet had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Sequoyah 76, Banks County 28
A’ryn Jackson rose to the occasion in Wednesday’s win. She led Sequoyah with 22 points, followed by Elle Blatchford’s 20 points and four assists. Susanna Rogers had a near double-double with nine points and eight assists.
Woodstock 60, Marietta 55
Etowah 56, Woodland 51