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Two Georgians Named McDonald's All-Americans

Courtesy of Walter Pinion
Courtesy of Walter Pinion

Tony Parker of Miller Grove was one of two Georgians named to the recent McDonald's All-America team. He celebrated Thursday's announcement with a 78-31 win Friday over Douglass. Shaq Goodwin, the other Georgian named to the team, helped Southwest DeKalb edge Mays 63-56.

The regular season wrapped up with a few regions decided, including a sweep in Suwanee. The North Gwinnett boys got 29 points from senior Chris Bolden en route to a 63-51 win over Norcross, helping the Bulldogs to their first regular season region crown since 2003. Kameron Calhoun added 12 points in the victory. Brandon Goodwin (23 points) and Derrick Herbert (13 points, 12 rebounds) paced the Blue Devils in defeat. The North Gwinnett girls were also victorious, handing Norcross a 69-41 defeat to claim the region title. North Gwinnett shot 9-for-16 from behind the arc, with Lexie Brown going 4-for-8 herself. Brown finished with 30 points and eight assists in the dominating win.

The Lowndes girls squad earned a share of the Region 1-AAAAA title with a 50-34 win over Coffee. Lowndes split the title with Colquitt County. Lowndes won a coin flip and will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming region tournament.

Damon Mitchell would not be denied in Marietta's regular-season finale, as Mitchell poured in 30 points in an 81-74 win over Wheeler. Marietta canned six three-pointers in the first quarter to lead 20-11 early. Score 44 center Chuck Mitchell scored 20 points for Wheeler. Marietta won the coin flip over Wheeler and will be the top seed in the Region 5-AAAAA tournament. Harrison won a coin flip for Region 4-AAAAA's top seed. North Cobb will be the No. 2 seed.