Sequoyah 74, Cherokee 71

Sequoyah senior Donovan Shipp sunk a corner 3-pointer as time expired to lift Sequoyah to victory at Cherokee on Saturday night. Shipp finished with 11 points and seven assists as Sequoyah improved to 17-4, 10-2 while Cherokee dropped to 18-4, 5-2.

The Chiefs outscores the Warriors 21-13 in the final quarter. Jacksen Greco scored a team-high 23 points for Sequoyah while adding 10 rebounds and seven assists. Cherokee’s Taihland Owens scored a game-high 25 points while Zack Vickers added 22 points and Elijah Tucker chipped in with 12 points.

Sequoyah, ranked No. 3 in AAAAAA, will play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Dalton. Cherokee, ranked No. 9 in AAAAAAA, will play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Walton.

River Ridge 97, East Paulding 80

The Knights posted their highest point total of the season as they won at East Paulding on Saturday. River Ridge (8-14, 4-9) was led by Jared Russo who scored 18 points along with Jackson Head who scored 13 and David Hansraj who added 12 points.

Will Apple, Mahir Patel and Braden Pierce each scored seven points.

River Ridge will play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Creekview.

West Forsyth 63, Creekview 48

Creekview dropped its fourth straight game on Saturday as the Grizzlies fell at home against West Forsyth.

The Grizzlies (5-15, 2-9) were led by Umar Rashid who scored a team-high 10 points. Spencer McDonald and Trent Jackson each scored eight points.

Creekview will play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at River Ridge.

Hillgrove 47, Woodstock 46

Rakim Thompson scored a team-high 17 points but Woodstock (10-11, 2-5) dropped its second straight and lost at home on Saturday.

D.J. Potts-Heard added 11 points for the Wolverines.

Woodstock will play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Lassiter.

Cherokee 68, Woodstock 55

Cherokee won at home against Woodstock on Friday night, completing the regular season sweep over its Region 4AAAAAAA opponent. Elijah Tucker scored 22 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to help lead Cherokee while Zack Vickers scored 21 and Taihland Owens added 16.

Brodie Marcinkowski scored a team-high 16 points for Woodstock while Rakim Thompson added 15 and D.J. Potts-Heard chipped in with 12.

The win kept Cherokee in second place in the region standings while Woodstock fell fifth place in the six-team region.

Etowah 57, Lassiter 49

The Eagles won at home on Friday night and reasserted themselves atop the Region 4AAAAAAA standings.

Etowah (15-5, 6-1) was led by Brock Rechsteiner who knocked down six 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 23 points. Will Garvey scored 12 points and had nine assists while Colby Flaig scored 13 points and added 10 rebounds.

Etowah will play 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Roswell.

Sequoyah 59, River Ridge 46

Ayden Watson totalled 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists to help lead Sequoyah to victory at River Ridge on Friday night. Dashaun Robinson added 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Sequoyah while Myles McGee added 12 points and eight rebounds.

South Cobb 95, Creekview 65

The Grizzlies lost on the road on Friday, dropping Creekview to eighth place in the Region 6AAAAAA standings.

Jayden Cox-Young scored a team-high 23 points for Creekview while Ewing Hunter added 12 and Spencer McDonald finished with 10.

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Cherokee 62, Sequoyah 30

Ashlyn Andrus scored a team-high 18 points as Cherokee won at home on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Warriors improved to 20-2, 7-0 while Sequoyah dropped to 13-7, 9-3.

Cherokee’s Sydne Watts scored 11 points, Kate Johnson scored 10 points and Courtney Cates added eight points. Sequoyah was led by Kayli Hamby who finished with nine points.

Cherokee, ranked No. 3 in AAAAAAA, will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Walton while Sequoyah will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Dalton.

River Ridge 79, East Paulding 49

River Ridge freshman Mataya Gayle scored a team-high 25 points to help lead the Lady Knights to victory on Saturday at East Paulding.

Leigh Codiniera and Caroline Cavallaro each added 12 points for the Lady Knights, who improved their record to 12-10, 9-4.

River Ridge will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Creekview.

Woodstock 57, Hillgrove 34

The Lady Wolverines won at home on Saturday, improving their record to 19-3, 5-2. Woodstock was led by Isa Boatwright who scored a season-high 12 points and Carly Henderson added 10 points.

Woodstock, ranked No. 6 in AAAAAAA, will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Lassiter.

Cherokee 71, Woodstock 58

In a matchup between two top 10 teams in AAAAAAA, the Lady Warriors completed the regular season sweep of Woodstock on Friday night in Canton. The win kept Cherokee atop Region 4 while Woodstock dropped only its second region game of the season.

Courtney Cates led Cherokee with 15 points while Sydne Watts added 13 and Ashlyn Andrus added 12 points. Kate Johnson, in her first game back from concussion protocol, scored 10 points.

Woodstock was led by sophomore Bridget Utberg and freshman Karson Martin who scored 18 and 17 points respectively.

South Cobb 50, Creekview 49

Creekview (9-11, 5-6) lost on the road on Friday night at South Cobb, dropping the Lady Grizzlies to sixth in the Region 6AAAAAA standings. Julia Craft led Creekview with 17 points while Savanna Mason added seven points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Emily Wilkie scored 11 points while adding five rebounds and three steals.

The Lady Grizzlies will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at River Ridge.

Etowah 67, Lassiter 39

Etowah defeated Lassiter on senior night on Friday and were led by Jordan Jordan who scored a team-high 17 points. Rachel Hugenberg scored eight while Maggie Messerly added six.

Etowah (11-10, 3-4) will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Roswell.

Sequoyah 52, River Ridge 40

Sequoyah earned the regular season sweep over River Ridge on Friday night in a game between two of the top teams in Region 6AAAAAA. Sequoyah solidified its position as the second place team within the region while River Ridge remain in third with three region games remaining.

Elle Blatchford led Sequoyah with 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals while A’ryn Jackson added eight points and five rebounds.

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