Three girls' basketball teams remained undefeated after five games in DeKalb middle school basketball play.

Three girls’ basketball teams remained undefeated after five games in DeKalb middle school basketball play.

Five games into the 2024 season there are still three girls’ teams undefeated in DeKalb County middle school basketball play as the teams close in on the holiday break.

Defending titlist Champion (5-0, 2-0) kept their slate clean via a 34-9 win over the Lithonia Lady Bulldogs (1-4, 0-2) on Saturday. Champion’s Jalaina Alford put together a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead the way while teammate Kamaya Rivers added 10 points and 7 steals. Lailah Cox (6 points, 7 rebounds, 11 steals), Brooklyn Smith (5 steals, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Jade Redding (5 points) were key contributors in the win.

Champion is tied with Cedar Grove and Beacon Hill atop the Region 2 standings at 2-0 each.

Chapel Hill 58, Stone Mountain 8
Avantey Gilreath had another big night for the Chapel Hill Lady Panthers (5-0, 2-0) in a 58-8 victory over the Stone Mountain Lady Pirates (0-5, 0-2) to keep their undefeated mark intact on Saturday. Gilreath hit for a game-high 19 points point and grabbed 9 rebounds to go with 5 assists and 2 blocked shots to lead the Panthers. Joining her in double figures were Kennedi Thomas with 10 points (6 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assist) and Janise McCoy with 10 points (7 steals, 6 assists, 2 rebounds).

Stephenson 30, Bethune 28
The Stephenson Lady Jaguars (5-0, 2-0) held on for a 30-28 Region 1 win over the Bethune Lady Lions (3-2, 1-1) to remain in a time with Chapel Hill and Druid Hills at 2-0 in region play. Cyncere Sims-Turner hit for 14 points in the win and Randi Lewis added 6.

Salem 59, Henderson 15
Three Salem Lady Lions (4-1, 1-1) scored in double figures to lead the team to a 59-15 win over the Henderson Lady Cougars (0-5, 0-2) in Region 2 play. DeDe Spaulding topped the scoring with 15 points and was joined in double figures by Zee Boon with 13 points and Londyn Richardson with 10.

Cedar Grove 46, Sequoyah 11
The Cedar Grove Lady Saints (4-1, 2-0) remained in a three-way tie for first place in the Region 2 standings via a 46-11 win over the Sequoyah Lady Braves (1-4, 0-2). Ziryah Bell put up some big numbers as she scored 21 points to go with 9 steals and 2 assists. Jessica Morton added 8 points and 9 rebounds while Nevaeh Thompson scored 5 points to go with 3 steals.

Columbia 37, Miller Grove 4
The Columbia Lady Eagles (3-2, 1-1) evened their Region 1 record by knocking off the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines (0-5, 0-2) 37-4. Tamicah Pate was the leading scorer with 13 points while teammates Maliyah Elliot and Angel Rice both hit for 12 points.

Druid Hills 18, McNair 11
The Druid Hills Lady Dragons (4-1, 2-0) kept up with Chapel Hill and Stephenson on Saturday with an 18-11 victory over the McNair Lady Mustangs (2-3, 1-1).

Peachtree 21, Tucker 11
The Peachtree Lady Patriots (1-4, 1-1) picked up their first Region 2 win with a 21-11 victory over the Tucker Lady Tigers (2-3, 1-1). Kai Gyles was the top scorer for Peachtree with 9 points. Tucker’s effort was led by the hustle of Vanessa Rivera.

Beacon Hill 33, Chamblee 20
The Beacon Hill Lady Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0) remained undefeated in Region 2 action as they pulled away from a 16-11 halftime lead to a 33-20 win over the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1). Seventh grader Kendale Lanier was lighting it up for Beacon Hill as she scored 19 points and sixth grader Lydia Robillard added 7 points.

Freedom 38, Redan 8
Grace Kasongo once again led the Freedom Lady Rams (3-2, 1-1) as her team evened its Region 1 mark at 1-1 following a 38-8 win over the Redan Lady Raiders (2-3, 0-2). Kasongo put up a strong 19-point, 12-rebound performance including 2 steals to lead the way. Destiny Swint added 8 points (4 assists, 3 steals) to go with Kennedy Taveras’ 5 points (3 rebounds, 2 assists) and Ayana Miller’s 4 points (5 rebounds, 1 steal).

The Chapel Hill Panthers (5-0, 2-0) continue to lead the way in boys’ action after five games as part of eight boys’ squads sitting at 2-0 in their respective region standings.

Chapel Hill went on the road to face the Stone Mountain Pirates (3-2, 0-2) and put up 44 first-half points on the way to a 67-38 win. Treu Taylor hit for 12 points (4 assists, 3 steals) to top the Panthers while Jacob Reid put together a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kei-Sean Roberts, Tavaris Roberts and Brandon Daniel Jr. hit for nine points each in the game.

Henderson 54, Salem 33
The Henderson Cougars (2-3, 1-1) moved to .500 in the Region 2 standings via a 55-33 win over the Salem Lions (0-5, 0-2). Ashdon Sims was the leader with 16 points and Joshua Mosley added 9 points. Wyatt Luepke added 6 points on a pair of three-pointers.

Cedar Grove 55, Sequoyah 14
The Cedar Grove Saints (4-1, 2-0) bounced back from their only loss of the season with a 55-14 win over the Sequoyah Braves (0-5, 0-2) to remain in a 4-way tie at 2-0 in the Region 2 standings. Toron Braziel hit for 11 points and Vertavious Stallings grabbed 7 rebounds as the team had 23 steals in the game.

Redan 45, Freedom 20
The Redan Raiders (4-1, 2-0) kept pace in Region 1 by defeating the Freedom Rams (1-4, 1-1) 45-20 behind a big game from guard Amare Medhin. Medhin finished the day with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks. Marion Lynn scored just two points but pulled down 10 rebounds, had 7 steals and 4 blocked shots while Ke’shawn Briggs added 8 points and 2 steals.

Tucker 65, Peachtree 37
The Tucker Tigers (4-1, 2-0) moved into a 4-way tie atop the Region 2 standings with a 65-37 win over the Peachtree Patriots (1-4, 0-2). Sterling Pritchett hit for 17 points and Vance Wilder added 12 points. Kaiden Horton hit for 14 points and Darius Hall added 10 for Peachtree.

Beacon Hill 34, Chamblee 31
The Beacon Hill Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0) is part of the Region 2 four-way tie following its 34-31 win over the Chamblee Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1). Matthew Norman topped the scoring for Beacon Hill with 10 points. Other scoring for Beacon Hill includes Michael Cook 9 points, My-El Summers 6 points and Kellen Yeager pulling down 10 rebounds to go with 4 points and 4 blocked shots.

Stephenson 44, Bethune 16
The Stephenson Jaguars (4-1, 2-0) pulled into the Region 1 four-way tie at 2-0 with a 44-16 victory over the Bethune Lions (2-3, 0-2). Kenneth Peak hit for 10 points including a three-pointer to jump start the game and another in the third quarter. Lamario Dorsey also hit for 10 points for the Jaguars.

Champion 48, Lithonia 39
The Champion Chargers (4-1, 2-0) completed the group of four tied at 2-0 in Region 2 by knocking off the Lithonia Bulldogs (2-3, 0-2) 48-39. Jordon Anderson hit for a game-high 17 points to lead Champion. Anthony Flournoy hit for a team-high 14 points and Jordan Washington added 9 points for Lithonia.

Druid Hills 42, McNair 12
The Druid Hills Dragons (4-1, 1-1) got back to .500 in Region 1 as they rolled past the McNair Mustangs (2-3, 0-2) 42-12. Phillip Claybrooks hit for 12 points and Tobias Bell added 10 points for the Dragons.

Miller Grove 44, Columbia 10
The Miller Grove Wolverines (3-2, 2-0) stepped into the four-way tie in Region 1 taking a 44-10 win over the Columbia Eagles. No stats were reported for this game.

See link below for DCSD Middle School Basketball standings:


Sat., 12/2/23
Beacon Hill* 34, Chamblee 31
Cedar Grove* 55, Sequoyah 14
Champion 48, Lithonia* 39
Chapel Hill 67, Stone Mountain* 38
Druid Hills 42, McNair* 12
Henderson 54, Salem* 33
Miller Grove 44, Columbia* 10
Redan* 45, Freedom 20
Stephenson 44, Bethune* 16
Tucker* 65, Peachtree 38

Beacon Hill* 33, Chamblee 20
Cedar Grove* 46, Sequoyah 11
Champion 34, Lithonia* 9
Chapel Hill 58, Stone Mountain* 8
Columbia* 37, Miller Grove 4
Druid Hills 18, McNair* 11
Freedom 38, Redan* 8
Peachtree 21, Tucker* 11
Salem* 59, Henderson 19
Stephenson 30, Bethune* 28

Wed., 12/6/23
Beacon Hill at Champion*
Bethune at Redan*
Cedar Grove at Tucker*
Columbia at Druid Hills*
Lithonia at Henderson*
McNair at Freedom*
Salem at Peachtree*
Sequoyah at Chamblee*
Stephenson at Chapel Hill*
Stone Mountain at Miller Grove*