Two Undefeated Teams Get Knocked Off During Week 5 Basketball Action

Salem and Champion girls knock Lithonia and Stephenson from the ranks of the undefeated heading into the holiday break.

Salem and Champion girls knock Lithonia and Stephenson from the ranks of the undefeated heading into the holiday break.

Salem and Champion knocked off previously unbeaten Lithonia and Stephenson in girls’ middle school basketball action in DeKalb County during Week 5 play heading into the holiday break.

The Salem Lady Lions improved to 8-1 on the season and 4-1 in Region 3 with a pair of victories including the big region win over the Lithonia Lady Bulldogs by a score of 32-22. J’Cole Diggins scored 12 points and Essence Stevens added nine points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the win.

The Lady Chargers of Champion (7-1, 3-1) picked up a key Region 2 win by handing the Stephenson Lady Jaguars (7-1, 4-1) their first loss of the season in a thrilling 36-35 win. Myori Pruitt did the most damage for Champion as she poured in 16 points while teammate Aaliyah Ismael added 7 points.

The Stephenson Jaguars (8-0, 5-0) are the lone remaining undefeated team on the season following their 45-25 win over the Champion Chargers (5-3, 2-2) in a big Region 2 boys’ game. Tahj Evans hit for a game-high 19 points and the Jaguars hit 67 percent from the free-throw line.

Week 5 Recaps
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Girls
Champion 34, Henderson 30
The Champion Lady Chargers tuned up for their big win over Stephenson later in the week with a 34-30 win over the Henderson Lady Cougars (7-2). Myori Pruitt burned the nets for 22 points and teammate Asia Freeman chipped in 6 points in the win. Adia Bouldin led Henderson with 11 points.

Miller Grove 34, Freedom 7
The Miller Grove Lady Wolverines (6-1, 3-1) moved into a tie for second place in Region 3 with a 34-7 win over the Freedom Lady Rams (2-7, 0-5). Brooklyn Scrubb and Lindsey Myles both scored 13 points in the game for Miller Grove.

Peachtree 18, Sequoyah 13
The Peachtree Lady Patriots (3-5, 1-4) picked up their first Region 1 win of the season in a hard-fought 18-13 win over Sequoyah. Sequoyah’s Natalia Gooden had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in the loss.

Salem 45, Redan 10
The Salem Lady Lions (8-1, 4-1) got their climb to the top of the Region 3 standings off to a good start with a 45-10 win over the Redan Lady Raiders (5-4, 2-4). Nia Anderson hit for a game-high 20 points in the win.

Tucker 37, Chamblee 16
The Tucker Lady Tigers (5-2, 4-1) stayed within striking distance of the top spot in Region 1 with a 37-16 win over the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs (3-5, 2-3). Malaya Jones scored 16 points and Aissatou Bass added 8 in the win.

Boys
Cedar Grove 43, Lithonia 17
The Cedar Grove Saints (7-2, 3-2) picked up a non-region win by knocking off Lithonia 43-17. Jaylen Adside scored 12 points and teammate Joshua Daniels had 10 points and 5 assists.

McNair 41, Columbia 36
The McNair Mustangs (7-1, 4-0) moved into first place in the Region 4 standings with a 41-36 overtime win against the Columbia Eagles.

Peachtree 48, Sequoyah 22
The Peachtree Patriots improved to 4-4 on the season and 2-3 in Region 1 action with a 48-22 win over Sequoyah. Sequoyah got an outstanding performance from Juan Cedeno as he scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds while hitting five of 10 shots from the field and going 4-4 at the free-throw line.

Saturday, Dec. 15
Girls
Henderson 27, Chamblee 20
The Henderson Lady Cougars (7-2, 5-0) remained a game ahead of the Tucker Lady Tigers in the Region 1 standings with a 27-20 win over the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs (3-5, 2-3). Sierra Burns and Leila Mejil hit for 8 points each in the win while R. Runsick hit for a game-high 9 points for Chamblee.

Tucker 34, Peachtree 13
The Tucker Lady Tigers (5-2, 4-1) remained just one game behind in the Region 1 standings with a 34-13 win over the Peachtree Lady Patriots (3-5, 1-4). Malay Jones had a game-high 19 points and teammate Jacinta Hollins added 9.

See up to date middle school basketball standings at the link below:

WEEK 5 DCSD MS BASKETBALL STANDINGS

2018-12-21T09:42:49+00:00December 21st, 2018|