North Fulton Sports Roundup: Feb. 2

By Zach Shugan

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 7A

No. 1 Milton 72, No. 6 Cherokee 50

Milton (20-2, 9-0) clinched its third consecutive region title and a one seed in the state playoffs, as the Eagles cruised past the region’s second-place Warriors on the road for their 18th win in a row. Milton has also won 27 region games in a row dating back to Dec. 2018. The Eagles finish their regular season Friday against Roswell before preparing for the state tournament, which begins Feb. 23. Milton will have home-court advantage guaranteed through the first two rounds as a number one seed.

Woodstock 56, Alpharetta 43

Alpharetta (3-17, 0-9) lost its ninth game in a row Tuesday night, as it fell at home to Woodstock. The Raiders close out their season Friday at No. 6 Cherokee.

Class 6A

Riverwood 82, Johns Creek 74

Johns Creek (7-12, 4-7) dropped a tight contest with Riverwood, the team right below the Gladiators in the Region 7-6A standings. The Gladiators have a chance to bounce back from two straight losses Friday at Cambridge.

Sequoyah 55, Cambridge 45

Cambridge (6-13, 1-10) fell at home to Sequoyah, remaining in last place among the eight teams in Reg. 7-6A. The Bears have a few more chances before the region tournament to improve their record and get back on track.

Class A-Private

No. 9 St. Francis 67, Lakeview Academy 52

St. Francis (4-8, 4-5) won its third game in a row, continuing its climb from the bottom of the Region 6-A Private standings. The Knights are now sixth in the nine-team region with games Thursday at Mt. Bethel and Friday at home against Fellowship.

King’s Ridge 53, Weber 38

King’s Ridge (13-3, 9-3) bounced back from a loss over the weekend to St. Francis, taking down a winless Weber team at home. The Tigers still have six games remaining in the regular season, four of which are in the region.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Class 7A

Roswell 80, Milton 51

Roswell (9-10, 5-3) won its third game in a row, helping to solidify its spot in third place of the Region 5-7A standings. The Hornets play Milton again on Friday and travel Feb. 9 to second-place Woodstock.

Woodstock 67, Alpharetta 49

Alpharetta (7-14, 2-7) dropped its fourth game in a row, continuing a tough late-season losing streak which eliminated the Raiders from playoff contention. Alpharetta wraps up its season Friday against No. 3 Cherokee.

Class 6A

Johns Creek 62, Riverwood 50

Junior Paris Miller poured in 36 points for Johns Creek (14-8, 9-3) in a win at home over Riverwood. The Gladiators play Friday at Cambridge and Feb. 9 at Sequoyah (16-5, 9-3)

Sequoyah 45, Cambridge 42

Cambridge (12-8, 7-5) fell in a close game at home to the region’s second-place team. Senior Angelina Cofrancesco reached the 1,000-point milestone in the game. The fourth-place Bears play third-place Johns Creek on Friday in a game that could impact the seeding for the Region 7-6A tournament.

No. 9 River Ridge 48, Chattahoochee 31

Chattahoochee (8-15, 2-10) lost at home to the first-place team in the region and No. 9-ranked team in Class 6A. The Cougars have games against Centennial and Creekview prior to the region tournament.

Class A-Private

No. 4 St. Francis 88, Lakeview Academy 45

St. Francis (13-4, 6-0) won big in Gainesville, led by sophomores Trynce Taylor (18 points and 9 rebounds) and Anaja Hall (18 points and 7 rebounds). The Knights host Fellowship on Friday, as they look to remain undefeated in region play.

Fellowship 61, Mount Pisgah 48

Fellowship (7-3, 4-0) extended its win streak to five games, taking down Mount Pisgah (4-5, 2-3) on the road. Junior Kaya Beard posted 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Paladins, who will put their win streak on the line Friday at No. 4 St. Francis. Mount Pisgah hosts Pinecrest on Wednesday and Lakeview Academy on Friday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Class 7A

Roswell 0, Pope 0

Roswell (0-0-1) started its season at home Tuesday night, tying with Pope in a non-region match.

Class 6A

Cambridge 2, North Atlanta 2

Cambridge (0-0-1) tied with former region foe North Atlanta in its first game of the season. Ella Ciardullo and Katelyn Hardwick each scored one goal for the Bears, who return to action Feb. 9 at Denmark.

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