The Chapel Hill Panthers clinched the Region 1 boys' middle school basketball title with a 47-36 win on the road at Redan.

The Chapel Hill Panthers clinched the Region 1 boys’ middle school basketball title with a 47-36 win on the road at Redan.

The Chapel Hill Panthers clinched the top seed out of Region 1 by knocking off defending county champion Redan Raiders 47-36 on Saturday as the DeKalb County middle school basketball season is one game away to finishing the regular season.

Chapel Hill (12-0, 8-0) remained undefeated overall and in region play by going into Redan (10-2, 7-1) and winning each quarter on the way to the win. Jacob Reid scored a career high 25 points to lead the Panthers while pulling down 13 rebounds to go with three assists and two blocks in the game. Tavaris Roberts contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals in the win. Redan was led by Brandon Armstrong’s 19-pointer performance.

The Region 2 boys’ top seed comes down to a duel between the Tucker Tigers and Champion Chargers on Wednesday after both teams continued their winning ways on Saturday.

Tucker (11-1, 8-0) ran past the Chamblee Bulldogs (4-8, 3-5) 67-38 to keep pace at the top of the Region 2 standings. Sterling Pritchett hit for a big 31 points for the Tigers and Vance Wilder added 16 more.

Champion (11-1, 8-0) remained in the tie with Tucker atop the Region 2 standings by holding off the Peachtree Patriots (4-8, 3-5) 50-44 on Saturday. Dakota Freeman keyed the Chargers’ win with 18 points to lead all scorers. Kaiden Horton led Peachtree with 12 points and Darius Hall was just behind with 11 points.

Henderson 41, Cedar Grove 27
The Henderson Cougars (7-5, 5-3) have won five of their last six games to move into third place in Region 2 following a 41-27 over the Cedar Grove Saints (7-5, 5-3). Joshua Mosley hit for 21 points to lead the Cougars and Ashdon Sims added 11 more. Cedar Grove got 18 points from Tayson Blunt and Brenden Flounory grabbed five rebounds.

Druid Hills 60, Bethune 19
The Druid Hills Dragons (10-2, 6-2) solidified its spot as the No. 3 team in Region 1 by knocking off the Bethune Lions (3-9, 1-7) 60-19. Phillip Claybrooks hit for 17 points and Clayton Humphries dropped in 15 more for the Dragons.

Lithonia 45, Beacon Hill 35
The Lithonia Bulldogs (5-7, 3-5) picked up a key Region 2 win getting past the Beacon Hill Bulldogs (4-8, 3-5) 45-35 on Saturday. DeAngelo Grisham put together a 10-point, 14-rebound double-double to lead the way for Lithonia. Jordan Washington hit for 10 points (4 rebounds) and Anthony Flournoy added nine points (5 steals) in the win.

Salem 23, Sequoyah 2
The Salem Lions (3-9, 2-6) notched their second Region 2 win of the season 23-2 over the Sequoyah Braves (0-12, 0-8). Will Burks led all scorers with six points for the Lions.

Miller Grove 41, Freedom 29
The Miller Grove Wolverines (7-5, 5-3) moved to two games over .500 by defeating the Freedom Rams (2-10, 2-6) 41-29. Marquez Roundtree led the Rams with 7 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks.

Stone Mountain 65, Columbia 18
The Stone Mountain Pirates (6-6, 3-5) moved to .500 on the season with a 65-18 Region 1 win over the Columbia Eagles (0-12, 0-8).

Stephenson 51, McNair 41
The Stephenson Jaguars (8-4, 5-3) moved a step closer to clinching the fourth seed in the county tournament by picking up a 51-41 Region 1 victory over the McNair Mustangs (6-6, 3-5).

The Champion Lady Chargers and Chapel Hill Lady Panthers continued their path to undefeated regular season as both cruised to wins to improve to 12-0 on the season with one game to play.

Champion (12-0, 8-0), the defending county titlist, holds the top spot in the Region 2 standings following a 49-7 win over the Peachtree Patriots (4-8, 3-5). Kamaya Rivers-Childs put up a 17-point, 11-steals double-double to lead the Chargers. Other contributors to the win included Jalaina Alford with 10 points, Lailah Cox with nine points and Jade Redding with five points. Ava Merritt had four points to lead Peachtree.

Chapel Hill (12-0, 8-0) matched Champion with its 12th win of the season racing past the Redan Lady Raiders (3-9, 1-7) 58-7 to keep their slate clean. Avantey Gilreath led with 18 points (9 rebounds, 3 blocks) and Mauri Barnes joined her in double figures with 16 points (4 assists, 4 steals) in the victory. Kennedi Thomas (7 rebounds, 5 steals) and Khloe Wilson (5 assists, 3 steals) both chipped in eight points for the Panthers.

Columbia 46, Stone Mountain 3
The Columbia Lady Eagles (8-4, 5-3) recorded a fifth consecutive win via a 46-3 victory over the Stone Mountain Lady Pirates (0-12, 0-8). Tamicah Pate and Angel Rice both hit double figures with 18 points and 17 points, respectively, for the Eagles. Maliyah Elliot chipped in nine points for Columbia.

Salem 59, Sequoyah 2
The Salem Lady Lions (10-2, 6-2) remain in third place in the Region 2 standings following a 59-2 win over the Sequoyah Lady Braves (2-10, 1-7). Dede Spaulding hit for a career-high 21 points to lead Salem and Faith Andrews joined her in double figures with 12. Kennedy Thompson added nine points and Chloe Pace pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds.

Beacon Hill 32, Lithonia 24
The Beacon Hill Lady Bulldogs (8-4, 6-2) are tied with Salem in the Region 2 standings following a 32-24 win over the Lithonia Lady Bulldogs (3-9, 2-6). Kendale Lanier topped the scoring with nine points for Beacon Hill followed by Lydia Robillard with eight points and Zola Vander Els with 7 points.

Stephenson 42, McNair 8
The Stephenson Lady Jaguars (11-1, 7-1) continued their hold on the No. 2 spot in Region 1 by taking care of the McNair Lady Mustangs (4-8, 3-5) 42-8. Cyncere Sims-Turner led the scoring with 13 points and Jayla Walton added 12 more for Stephenson.

Tucker 35, Chamblee 21
The Tucker Lady Tigers (6-6, 4-4) moved into fifth place in the Region 2 standings following a 35-21 win over the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs (4-8,3-5) on Saturday. CeCe Edwards led the Tigers with a season-high 15 points in the win.

Cedar Grove 45, Henderson 7
The Cedar Grove Lady Saints (10-2, 7-1) kept a grip on the No. 2 spot in Region 2 as they defeated the Henderson Lady Cougars (0-12, 0-8). Ziryah Bell eclipsed the 30-point mark as she went for 31 points in the win and added 11 steals and seven rebounds to lead Cedar Grove. Conner Hall contributed five points, five steals, seven rebounds and two blocks to the victory.

Freedom 48, Miller Grove 17
The Freedom Lady Rams (7-5, 5-3) cemented a playoff spot with a convincing 48-17 win over the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines (1-11, 1-7) on Saturday. Grace Kasongo had a big night for Freedom with 22 points (5 assists, 4 steals) and Destiny Swint added 13 points (2 assists). Kandy Exauce added seven points, four assists and three rebounds for the winners.

Bethune 41, Druid Hills 22
The Bethune Lady Lions (7-5, 5-3) pulled off a 41-22 win over the Druid Hills Lady Dragons (8-4, 5-3) to seal a playoff spot heading into the county tournament that begins on Saturday.

See link below for updated standings:


Sat., 1/20/24
Champion* 50, Peachtree 44
Chapel Hill 47, Redan* 36
Druid Hills 60, Bethune* 19
Henderson 41, Cedar Grove* 27
Lithonia* 45, Beacon Hill 35
Miller Grove* 41, Freedom 29
Salem* 23, Sequoyah 2
Stephenson 47, McNair* 41
Stone Mountain 65, Columbia* 18
Tucker* 67, Chamblee 38

Sat., 1/20/24
Beacon Hill 32, Lithonia* 24
Bethune* 41, Druid Hills 22
Cedar Grove* 45, Henderson 7
Champion* 49, Peachtree 7
Chapel Hill 58, Redan* 7
Columbia* 46, Stone Mountain 3
Freedom 48, Miller Grove* 17
Salem* 59, Sequoyah 2
Stephenson 42, McNair* 8
Tucker* 35, Chamblee 21

Wed., 1/24/24
Bethune at Stone Mountain*
Cedar Grove at Beacon Hill*
Columbia at Stephenson*
Druid Hills at Freedom*
Henderson at Peachtree*
Lithonia at Sequoyah*
McNair at Chapel Hill*
Redan at Miller Grove*
Salem at Chamblee*
Tucker at Champion*