The No. 2 ranked Columbia Eagles jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 74-46 win over the Redan Raiders in the Region 5-2A boys’ championship game at Columbia on Friday.
Terrell Wright opened the scored with back-to-back buckets and added a big dunk on a pass from Mekhi Craft later in the run. Trevian Callaway added a three-pointer and Kevin Bruce added three points. Jamarcus Hatcher scored on a layup to make it 15-0.
Redan (15-8) got on the scoreboard with 55.7 seconds remaining in the opening period on a Jamir Brown free throw. Columbia then finished the quarter with a Sirrico Jones offensive put back and a second layup by Hatcher to go into the second period up 19-1.
Rashad Headges sandwiched a Callaway put back with a pair of three-pointers as the lead increased to 27-7. Redan’s Quintavious Roland hit a three-pointer with 3:58 to make it 29-12.
Columbia (27-1) answered with an 11-0 run to end the half keyed by a steal for layup and a pull up jumper by Bruce to go with a three-pointer and another bucket from Callaway. Columbia went into the half up 40-12.
Redan warmed up after halftime putting 23 points on the board led by Brown’s eight points. Roland hit a three-pointer with 17 seconds left in the period, but Columbia’s Headges answer with a three just before the buzzer to make it 59-34 in favor of the Eagles.
A pair of threes by Callaway in the fourth quarter completely sealed the win for Columbia at 74-46.
Headges finished the night with a game-high 16 points to lead Columbia. He was joined in double figures by Trevian Callaway with 13, Kevin Bruce with 12 and Terrell Wright 11 points.
Redan got 13 points from Roland, 12 from Brown and 9 points and 9 rebounds from Zion Green.
(G) Landmark 62, Columbia 50
Landmark Christian broke away from a 45-45 tie to outscore the Columbia Lady Eagles 17-5 in the final four minutes to secure a 62-50 win in the girls’ Region 5-2A championship game.
Columbia (20-7) rallied from a nine-point deficit of 43-34 to start the fourth quarter to tie the game at 45-45 with 4:15 to play. Keamaura Robinson had four points in the run and Kerselin Anderson hit a long three-pointer. Tekirah Jones knotted the game with a layup off a feed from Kamri Gilbert.
Landmark(20-8) took advantage of two Columbia starters fouling out, one in the third quarter and one just after Landmark started its run. Keleema Joseph started the 17-5 run for Landmark a basket and Ivona Djikanovic followed with a basket and an old fashioned three-point play to make it a 52-45 lead.
Gabby Grooms finished off the game in the final 1:32 as she scored seven points to help Landmark pull away.
Grooms finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Landmark and Djikanovic added 14 points and 8 rebounds. Columbia was led by Tekirah Jones’ 16 points.
St. Pius 59, Lakeside 55
The Lakeside Lady Vikings to a big game from Adia Boulden but could not overcome St. Pius in a 59-55 loss in the consolation game of the Region 4-6A tournament.
Bouldin scored 33 points in the game for Lakeside.
DEKALB REGION TOURNAMENT RESULTS
REGION 4-6A — SEMIFINALS
AT MILLER GROVE
(G) Westminster (21-6) 51, SW DeKalb (16-11) 48
(B) Holy Innocent’s (16-10) 55, Miller Grove (14-12) 51
(G) Holy Innocents’ (21-4) 79, Hapeville (14-10) 17
(B) SW DeKalb (24-2) 42, Druid Hills (16-11) 32
REGION 4-5A – CONSOLATION/FINALS
AT ARABIA MOUNTAIN
(G) Chamblee (13-9) 62, Lithonia (8-19) 24
(B) Lithonia (18-9) 61, Chamblee (8-17) 49
(G) Decatur (18-8) 63, Arabia Mountain (24-2) 58
(B) Decatur (17-8) 69, Tucker (19-7) 64
REGION 5-2A – CONSOLATION/FINALS
(G) Callaway (13-12) 47, ELCA (9-13) 35
(B) Callaway (13-12) 68, Landmark (12-16) 55
(G) Landmark (20-8) 62, Columbia (20-7) 50
(B) Columbia (27-1) 74, Redan (15-8) 46
REGION 4-6A – GIRLS CONSOLATION
(G) St. Pius (14-11) 59, Lakeside ( 14-11) 55
DEKALB REGION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
REGION 4-6A — CONSOLATION/CHAMPIONSHIP
AT MILLER GROVE
(G) Hapeville (14-10) vs. SW DeKalb (16-11), 1:00 pm
(B) Druid Hills (16-11) vs. Miller Grove (14-12), 2:30 pm
(G) Westminster (21-6) vs. Holy Innocents’ (21-4), 4:00 pm
(B) Holy Innocent’s (16-10) vs. SW DeKalb (24-2), 5:30 pm