North Fulton Sports Roundup: Jan. 19

By Zach Shugan

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 7A

Roswell 56, Alpharetta 46

Roswell led from start to finish, improving to 12-7 overall and 3-3 in region play. The Hornets were led by sophomore Jase McCullough’s 17 points and junior Quinton Partee’s 12 points. Senior Malachi Chipp (16 points) led Alpharetta, which fell to 3-10 overall and 0-2 in region play.

Class 6A

#4 Chattahoochee 57, Riverwood 44

Fourth-ranked Chattahoochee (12-1, 7-0) won its sixth straight game Tuesday, as it traveled to Atlanta and knocked off Riverwood. Senior A.J. White, last week’s NFSR Athlete of the Week, led the Cougars with 22 points.

#9 Centennial 51, Rockdale Co. 41

Centennial (12-3, 6-1) picked up its third win a row Tuesday night, topping Rockdale Co. in a non-region contest. Senior KJ Spooney (20 points) led the No. 9-ranked Knights, who return to region play Friday against Riverwood.

Cambridge 59, Creekview 45

Cambridge ended a four-game skid, improving to 6-10 overall and 1-7 in region play. The Bears were led by senior Tommy Swift and sophomore Daniel Mack, who each scored 13 points.

River Ridge 45, Johns Creek 30

Johns Creek (6-9, 3-4) fell at home Tuesday to the third-place team in the region, River Ridge. The Gladiators play Friday at Creekview, the team right ahead of them in the region standings.

Class 5A

Hiram 54, #9 Blessed Trinity 50

Blessed Trinity (12-5, 2-2) had its three-game win streak snapped Tuesday by Hiram. The Titans, who re-entered Class 5A’s top 10 rankings this week, play home region games Wednesday vs. Woodland and Friday vs. Cass.

Class A-Private

#2 Mount Pisgah 75, Mt. Bethel 35

For the second game in a row, Mount Pisgah (12-5, 8-0) won comfortably and had 12 players score in the process. The No. 2-ranked team in Class A-Private plays Friday at King’s Ridge.

Fellowship 61, Weber 45

Fellowship bounced back from a tough loss to No. 2 Mount Pisgah the day before, picking up a region win over Weber. The Paladins (4-5, 3-4) sit just outside the top four in the Reg. 6-A Private standings with upcoming games Pinecrest and Athens Christian.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Class 7A

#10 New Manchester (5A) 75, Milton 44

Milton was tied 20-20 with New Manchester at one point, but the Top 10 team in Class 5A stormed back in the second half to defeat the Eagles. Milton (1-13, 0-5) plays Friday at home against Alpharetta.

Class 6A

Cambridge 44, Creekview 41

Cambridge bounced back from a loss to No. 10 River Ridge with a region win over Creekview. The Bears (11-4, 6-1) are second in the Reg. 7-6A standings with upcoming games against No. 9 Sequoyah and Chattahoochee.

#10 River Ridge 57, Johns Creek 35

Johns Creek fell at home Tuesday to the first-place team in its region. The Gladiators (10-7, 5-2), who dropped to fourth in the Reg. 7-6A standings with the loss, close out their week Friday at Creekview.

Riverwood 51, Chattahoochee 44

Chattahoochee (7-11, 1-6) led at halftime on the road, but the home-team Riverwood came from behind to take the win. The Cougars play Friday at Cambridge before a Saturday rematch with Riverwood, this time at home.

#9 Sequoyah 62, Centennial 40

Centennial (2-14, 0-8) lost its sixth consecutive game Tuesday, falling on the road to No. 9 Sequoyah. The Knights have a chance to bounce back Friday at home against Riverwood (4-8, 2-5).

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