In a night filled with exciting games, perhaps the most interesting ones were routs. Miller Grove dominated previously unbeaten Sequoyah, while Milton wiped out No. 2 Peachtree Ridge. See below for recaps of 18 of tonight’s playoff games.
Miller Grove outlasted host Sequoyah for a 72-53 win in the second round of the boys Class AAAA basketball tournament on Wednesday night. The loss was Sequoyah’s first of the season, as the Chiefs finish the year at 29-1.
Junior center Tony Parker led the Wolverines, also 29-1, with 20 points and 24 rebounds, while forward Henry Brooks had 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Brandon Morris had eight points and 12 boards for Miller Grove, and point guard Thomas Marshall had seven assists and eight rebounds. Sean Tate led Sequoyah with 15 points.
Class AAAAA Girls
Mill Creek 64, Northview 62 (OT): Despite a game-high 31 points from Northview guard Sydney Wallace, host Mill Creek prevailed in overtime after Jasmine Carter’s last-second lay-up tied the score 53-53 at the end of regulation. Carter led Mill Creek with 18 points.
Norcross 61, Alpharetta 39: The host Lady Blue Devils ran away from the Lady Raiders with a 17-6 third quarter. Diamond DeShields finished with 33 for Norcross while Kylie Smith led Alpharetta with 16.
Milton 74, Peachtree Ridge 58: Evan Nolte led host Milton with 18 points while Shannon Scott had 10 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists. The Eagles led 41-21 at the half.
Newton 46, Jenkins 38: Derrick Henry scored 16 points and Willie Smith had 15 to lead host Newton. Stephen Croone pulled down 14 rebounds for the Rams.
Norcross 77, Centennial 51: The Blue Devils had little trouble as Josiah Moore had 22 points and E. Victor Nickerson finished with 18. Senior Nathan Harries had 18 for the Knights.
Tift County 54, Westlake 50: Todric Jackson had a steal and lay-in with 1:04 left to give Tift County their first lead. Jackson finished with a game-high 22 points.
Wheeler 73, Archer 56: Nigel Snipes led host Wheeler with 19 points, Kharon Butcher contributed 16 points and three steals, and K.K. Simmons scored 14. Bryan Hamlet led Archer with 18 points.
Fayette County 64, Banneker 45: Adam Smith led the host Tigers with 26 points, while Ekene Anachebe had 11 points and 10 boards.
Jonesboro 83, Thomas County Central 51: James White’s 20 points helped host Jonesboro to a second-half surge and easy win. Daniel Peace had 13 for the Cardinals.
Carrollton 57, Allatoona 43: Brothers Josh and A.J. Barge had 13 and 12, respectively, for the host Trojans, who led 30-21 at the half. DeMychael Ross had 16 points for Allatoona.
Franklin County 63, Woodward Academy 55: The host Lions led 35-26 at the half. Kashun Mayfield led Franklin County with 19 while Woodward was led by Nathan Schultz’s 20 points.
Buford 64, Kendrick 62: Visiting Buford got 20 points from T.J. Shipes and 16 from Alex Flagler to overcome a game-high 29 points from Cameron Baker of Kendrick.
GAC 69, Jordan 47: Malcolm Brogdon led the host Spartans with 25 points while Cole Hobbs and A.J. Davis each scored 14. GAC sprinted to a 29-15 halftime lead.
South Atlanta 63, Rockmart 47: Nick Jacobs scored 17 points and Rashad Bell and Dominique McKoy had 13 each to lead visiting South Atlanta. Marqal Washington led Rockmart with 19 points.
North Cobb Christian 82, Hancock Central 75: Corey Harris led the host Eagles with 24 points and 11 assists while Blake Ralling had 21 and Michael Matta added 20.
Pace Academy 87, George Walton Academy 79: Josh Swan led the host Knights with 31 while Alex Davis added 25. Ryan Carter scored 25 for GWA.
Whitefield Academy 90, Athens Christian 55: Whitefield turned a 33-29 halftime lead into a rout thanks to 20 points from both Eric Lockett and Kenneth Gaines. Kennard Backman had 18 points and 12 rebounds.