Chamblee: The Bulldogs upset Miller Grove 56-54 on Jan. 20 and beat Lithonia 58-48 on Jan. 17. The Bulldogs who never trailed against Miller Grove, led 18-5 in the first quarter and by 10 points heading into the fourth quarter. Jade McClendon and Isaiah Mason each scored 16 points while Devin Bellamy and McClendon each grabbed 12 rebounds. Against Lithonia, Joquel Jones had 24 points. The Bulldogs (14-4, 9-1 in Region 6-AAAA) have won five in a row heading into the Jan. 23 game against Southwest DeKalb.
Southwest DeKalb: William Goodwin scored 51 points and had 21 rebounds as the Panthers defeated Lakeside 79-45 and Carver Atlanta 75-53. Jordan Price added 17 points against Lakeside and 29 against Carver. The Panthers (10-4, 9-1 in Region 6-AAAA) played Chamblee on Jan. 24.
Miller Grove: The Wolverines had won 36 consecutive regular season region games before their 56-54 loss to Chamblee on Jan. 20. The last regular season region loss for the three-time defending state AAAA champions prior to that came Dec. 4, 2009 against Tucker. Miller Grove rebounded from the Chamblee loss with an 85-52 win over Dunwoody on Jan. 21.
Columbia: The Eagles extended their winning streak to 12 games with wins over Cedar Grove (65-46) and United Faith Christian Academy, N.C., (49-47).
Druid Hills: Willie Zachery had 14 points, and Clarence Williams had 12 points and six blocks in a 55-54 win over North Springs on Jan. 12. The Red Devils also beat St. Pius 55-44 and Riverwood 52-47. Zachery and Williams each scored 17 points against the Golden Lions while Williams scored 18 and Zachery 10 against Riverwood.
Arabia Mountain: Bakari Copeland scored 22 points and Bryan Baptiste added 13 in a 74-66 win over McNair on Jan. 17. The Rams (6-9, 3-3 in Region 5-AAA) made 20 of 26 free throw attempts in the game. Arabia Mountain, which played Columbia on Jan. 24, has won four of its past six games after starting the season 2-7.
Dunwoody: The Wildcats lost three games Jan. 16-21—to Wesleyan 73-52, to Douglass 60-45 and to Miller Grove 85-52. Paris Ballinger had 11 points in the loss to Wesleyan; Richard Carrington scored 19 and DeChard Hamilton had 13 against Douglass; and Ballinger led the Wildcats with 12 in the loss to Miller Grove.
Stephenson: The Jaguars have won five games in a row, including wins over Newnan, Luella and Campbell since Jan. 17. Kaliyah Mitchell and Marnasha Eugene each scored 15 points in a 72-52 win over Newnan. Joylyn Stroud added 12 points and Mitchell led with 10 rebounds. In a 69-50 win over Luella, Naima Jackson scored 17 points, Kyana Johnson and Mitchell each had 13, and Kerry Watson added 11. Mitchell scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds in a 45-35 win over Campbell and Stroud had 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Jaguars were 15-4 before their Jan. 24 game at East Coweta.
Decatur: The Bulldogs won three games Jan. 17-21 to improve to 17-3 overall. Queen Alford scored 18 points, Jordan Dillard added 16 and Akila Haynes had 12 in a 68-18 win over Clarkston on Jan. 17. The Bulldogs also beat South Atlanta 54-32 and Westminster 68-25. Alford scored 27 points and Dillard added 17 in the win over Westminster.
Southwest DeKalb: Nekia Sockwell scored 16 points in a 58-38 win over Carver Atlanta and 12 in a 56-18 win over Lakeside. Against Carver, Nicole Martin added 16 points while Nicole Razor had 10, Davion Wingate had 10 and Jasmine Coleman had 12. Wingate also scored 12 in the win over Lakeside and Martin added 10. The Panthers improved to 12-6 overall and lead Region 6-AAAA, Subdivision A at 9-1.
Redan: The Raiders lost to Marist 52-29 on Jan. 17 and defeated Carver Atlanta 65-47 on Jan. 20. Brea Elmore led the Raiders with 18 points against Carver and Jada Byrd added 17. Fatia Sams had a team-high nine rebounds.
St. Pius: The Golden Lions (15-3, 7-0 in Region 5-AAA) defeated Druid Hills 58-17 and Washington 60-9. Emma Ucinski and Asia Durr each scored 11 points while Sydni Payne scored 10 against Druid Hills. Durr scored 12 points and Anna O’Donnell added 10 in the win over Washington.
Wildcat Rumble, Lovejoy High School
McNair had seven wrestlers place in the top three and won the 18-team tournament. The Mustangs scored 214.5 points to beat second-place Shiloh by 2.5 points. Stephenson, Lithonia and Redan also had first-place finishers. Stephenson finished fifth, Arabia Mountain eighth and Lithonia ninth. Here are the top individual DeKalb finishers.
McNair: Darius Harris (106), third; Khalil Williams (120), first; Deniko West (126), second; Zeontaye McCoy (138), third; Michael Corley (160); second; D.J. Jackson (225), first; Kevin Barner (285), first.
Stephenson: Dexter Brown (106), second; Stephen Wylie (152), second; Darion Perry (160), first; Christopher Marion (170), third; Mike Gales (195), second.
Lithonia: Larry Reeves (138), fourth; Anthony Smith (152), first; Jaquile Fitzpatrick (160), third; Lajuan Fulmore (182), second.
Arabia Mountain: Aleema Favors (113), second; Marie Dumas (126), fourth.
Redan: James Philpot (182), first; Anthony Lake (225), fourth.