Holiday Hoops: South Paulding holds off Titans’ furious comeback

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By Score Atlanta

SEBA Atlanta Hoop Festival:

Boys

South Paulding 54, Blessed Trinity 49: Blessed Trinity led 43-39 with 7:02 left in the final quarter and 45-43 with 5:42 left before South Paulding finished off a 15-6 run to clinch a 54-49 victory. South Paulding’s strong finish followed an impressive rally by Blessed Trinity that saw the Titans overcome a dreadful start. The Titans opened the game with a 12-0 deficit and did not get their first points until John Michael Bertrand scored with 1:25 left in the first quarter. South Paulding took a 14-4 lead into the second period. Blessed Trinity chipped away at the lead by getting to the foul line but still trailed 29-21 at the half. Kane Williams led South Paulding into the locker room with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and four steals, while Bertrand netted 10 points. Blessed Trinity opened the second half on a 14-4 run and claimed its first lead (35-33) with 3:45 left in the third quarter. C.J. Abrams sparked the third quarter run with seven points off the bench. South Paulding finally reclaimed the lead with 3:19 to play at 49-47. Williams dished to Anthony Brown for a emphatic dunk that gave the Spartans some breathing room with less than two minutes to play. Brown finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Williams stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals. Three Titans finished in double-figures with Bertrand leading the way with 16 points, Kyle Swade chipping in 12 and Abrams adding 11.

Scores 

Boys

Berkmar 60, Harrison 54

Dacula 72, Pope 60

McEachern 84, Dacula 76 (2OT)

South Paulding 54, Blessed Trinity 49

Sprayberrry 82, North Cobb Christian 77

 

Peach State Holiday Classic

Boys

Whitefield Academy 53, Southwest DeKalb 52: Whitefield Academy’s 14-13 lead disappeared after the Panthers used a 15-6 scoring advantage in the second quarter to build a 29-19 lead. Whitefield Academy cut the deficit to 38-29 entering the final quarter and outscored Southwest DeKalb 23-14 in the fourth quarter to steal the win. Whitefield Academy faced a 52-50 deficit until Brendon Myles his a game-winning pull-up 3-pointer with two seconds left. Myles led Whitefield with 17 points and added a team-high 12 rebounds to go with two steals. Junior Isaiah Hart chipped in with 12 points, four assists and two steals and senior Malik Jones added eight points with five assists and five rebounds.

Girls

Tucker 74, Douglas County 64: Tucker outscored Douglas County 21-12 in the fourth quarter to advance to the Monday’s championship round of the Peach State Holiday Classic. Kierra Johnson-Graham led Tucker with a game-high 24 points and teammate Bria Bass netted 18. Amari Robinson led Douglas County with 19 points.

Semifinals

Boys

Whitefield Academy 53, Southwest DeKalb 52

Girls

Tucker 74, Douglas County 64

Westlake 68, Alexander 39

 

Lincoln County Christmas Tournament

Championship

Girls

North Oconee 54, Athens Academy 26: North Oconee improved to 8-2 Saturday evening with a convincing 28-point victory over Athens Academy (5-5) to win the 2015 Lincoln County Christmas Tournament. The Titans received balanced scoring from Keller Barks (10 points), Makayla Nichols (10), Emma Weynand (10) and Camryn Williams (9).

Boys

Lincoln County 55, North Oconee 50

 

Other scores:

Boys

Berkmar 60, Harrison 54

Bleckley County 64, Perry 56

Brookstone 46, Mt. De Sales 32

Camden County 74, Randolph-Clay 69

Cartersville 74, Paulding County 48

Dacula 72, Pope 60

Dodge County 68, Wheeler County 38

Douglass 60, North Atlanta 45

Fayette County 97, Eagle’s Landing Christian 38

Handley (AL) 67, Mt. Zion 46

Johns Creek 61, North Davidson (NC) 50

Landmark Christian 94, Beulah (AL) 46

Liberty County 82, McIntosh County Academy 44

Lincoln County 55, North Oconee 50

Lower Richland (SC) 66, Pace Academy 55

Lowndes 74, Blountstown (FL) 37

McEachern 84, Dacula 76 (2OT)

Mt. Paran 50, Adairsville 28

Newnan 68, Spartanburg (SC) 65

Newton 56, Cedar Shoals 53

Rockdale County 64, Northeast (FL) 53

Sequoyah 63, Etowah 49

South Cobb 62, Colquitt County 30

South Paulding 54, Blessed Trinity 49

Sprayberry 82, North Cobb Christian 77

Stratford Academy 64, Schley County 43

Tallulah Falls 60, Banneker 49

Walnut Grove 61, Spalding 30

Washington-Wilkes 70, Athens Academy 65 (OT)

Wesleyan 53, Pinecrest Academy 50

Whitefield Academy 53, Southwest DeKalb 52

Woodstock 67, Lovett 55

Woodward Academy 68, Marist 55

 

Girls

Brookstone 36, Mt. de Sales 34

Buford 41, Northwest Whitfield 32

Colquitt County 61, Perry 23

Dawson County 57, Hardaway 32

Dodge County 51, Wheeler County 40

Haralson County 61, Ranburne (AL) 42

Harrison 52, Archbishop Wood (PA) 46

Heritage-Conyers 65, Elite Scholars Academy 20

Hiwassee Dam (NC) 67, Mt. Paran 45

Jackson 71, Rutland 29

Jefferson 31, Commerce 22

Jonesboro 53, Rockdale County 42

Landmark Christian 53, Beulah (AL) 32

Lassiter 46, Excel Christian 26

Lithia Springs 66, Mill Creek 54

McIntosh 54, Sandy Creek 28

Newnan 39, Banneker 36

North Gwinnett 56, Brookwood 45

North Oconee 54, Athens Academy 26

Northview 45, Fellowship Christian 40

Oakland (TN) 55, South Forsyth 54

River Ridge 58, Cass 47

Sequoyah 64, Etowah 38

Sonoraville 53, Kennesaw Mountain 34

South Gwinnett 69, Athens Christian 41

Stone Mountain 68, McNair 27

Stratford Academy 66, Schley County 28

Therrell 46, Ola 25

Tucker 74, Douglas County 64

Wesleyan 52, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL) 45

 

 

 


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