By Zach Shugan
No. 1 Milton 85, Alpharetta 40
Milton extended its win streak to 14 games with an emphatic win over Alpharetta. The Eagles improved to 16-2 overall and 6-0 in region play with the win, while the Raiders dropped to 3-11 overall and 0-3 in the region.
Etowah 58, Roswell 34
Following a win at Alpharetta earlier in the week, Roswell traveled to Etowah and dropped one to the Eagles. Roswell (12-8, 3-4) has a chance to finish the week with a win Saturday at West Forysth.
No. 4 Chattahoochee vs Cambridge (PPD)
No. 9 Centennial 89, Riverwood 67
Centennial (13-3, 7-1) went undefeated on the week, knocking off Riverwood on the road Friday night after taking down Rockdale County earlier in the week. The Knights, ranked No. 9 in Class 6A, return to action next week against region foes Cambridge and Johns Creek.
Creekview 67, Johns Creek 56
Johns Creek dropped its third game in a row, falling to 6-10 overall and 3-5 in region play. The Gladiators are still within striking distance of one of the top four spots in the region, but they face a tough road ahead with games next week against No. 4 Chattahoochee and No. 9 Centennial.
No. 7 Cass 53, No. 9 Blessed Trinity 48
Blessed Trinity fell to Cass in a battle of two region foes ranked in the top 10 of their classification. The Titans (13-6, 3-3) have a chance to bounce back next week with games against two teams they’ve already beaten in 2021: Calhoun and Woodland.
Lassiter (6A) 61, Northview 49
Northview traveled to Marietta for a non-region fight with 6A’s Lassiter, and the Trojans ended up getting the better of the Titans. Northview (4-9, 3-4) remains in contention for a playoff spot, as the Titans are currently fourth in the Reg. 5-5A standings.
No. 2 Mount Pisgah 63, King’s Ridge 50
Mount Pisgah took the win in a battle between the top two teams in the Reg. 6-A Private standings. The No. 2 Patriots (13-5, 9-0) play next Friday at No. 8 St. Francis. King’s Ridge (9-2, 5-2) has upcoming games scheduled against St. Francis, Lakeview and Fellowship.
Fellowship 62, Pinecrest 58 (OT)
Fellowship won its second game in a row, topping Pinecrest in overtime Friday night. With the win, the Paladins improved to 5-5 overall and 4-4 in region play. They’re right outside the top four in the region with a few weeks left in the regular season.
Alpharetta 48, Milton 40
Alpharetta edged out Milton in a tightly-contested battle between crosstown rivals. The win provided the Raiders (7-10, 2-3) with a much-needed boost as they fight for a playoff spot. Milton fell to 1-14 overall and 0-6 in region play with the loss.
Roswell 58, Etowah 52
After returning to action Wednesday for the first time in nearly three weeks and losing to No. 4 Cherokee, the Hornets bounced back Friday with a win over Etowah. Roswell (6-8, 2-2) has remaining on its schedule: two games against Woodstock, two games against Alpharetta and two games against Milton.
Chattahoochee 41, Cambridge 32
Chattahoochee pulled off an upset on the road, taking down a Cambridge team that was ranked in the top 10 at one point this season. The Cougars (8-11, 2-6) finish their week with a Saturday afternoon matchup with Riverwood. The Bears (11-6, 6-3) return to action next week against Centennial and No. 10 River Ridge.
Johns Creek 58, Creekview 49
Johns Creek bounced back from a loss earlier in the week to No. 10 River Ridge, as Evelina Davlakou dropped 28 points in the win against Creekview. The Gladiators (11-7, 6-2) host No. 9 Sequoyah (13-4, 6-2) on Monday, with the winner taking over second place in the Reg. 7-6A standings.
Riverwood 58, Centennial 52
Centennial came close but ultimately dropped its seventh game in a row. The Knights (2-15, 0-9) won most recently Jan. 2 at Denmark. Only five games remain on their schedule, with contests next week against Cambridge and Johns Creek.
Fellowship 37, Pinecrest 25
Fellowship defeated Pinecrest on Friday to improve to 5-3 overall and remain a perfect 3-0 in region play. The Paladins have a bulk of their schedule remaining, as they’ve played only two games since Dec. 19.