Miller Grove: Christian Houston scored 23 points in a 58-47 win over Marist in the 6-AAAA semifinals, then 23 again in a 67-63 win over Southwest DeKalb in the championship game. Against Southwest, Tony Parker added 14 points and 13 rebounds, Brandon Morris had 12 points and Tony Evans 10. In the win over Marist, Morris added 16 points, including eight straight in the third quarter that pulled the Wolverines out of a five-point deficit. The Wolverines also defeated Dunwoody 70-29 with Justin Colvin leading with 11 points and Morris adding 10. Parker had 18 rebounds.
Columbia: Chris Horton had two triple-doubles as the Eagles defeated Cedar Grove, Washington and Towers to win the Region 5-AAA tournament. Horton had 10 rebounds, 10 points and 10 blocks against Cedar Grove, and 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks against Washington. He also added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the 68-29 win over Towers in the championship game. Tahj Shamsid-Deen led with 13 points and 10 assists against Towers, while Jarmal Reid had 12 points and eight rebounds. Against Washington in the semifinals, Jhaustin Thomas led with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
Southwest DeKalb: Jordan Price scored 77 points in three games in the Region 6-AAAA tournament, including 43 in an 82-62 win over Chamblee in the semifinals. William Goodwin had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Price scored 13 points and Justin Hollimon 11 in a 63-49 win over Redan in the quarterfinals. In a 67-63 loss to Miller Grove in the championship game, Price had 21 points and Goodwin had 20 points and 16 rebounds.
Stephenson: The Jaguars lost to M.L. King 49-42 in the Region 2-AAAAA championship on Feb. 17. Derek Harper led with 17 points and Delmont Walton had 12 rebounds. Montez Sweat had 15 points and 12 rebounds in a 45-38 win over Newton in the first round and Harper added 13 points and five assists. In the semifinals, a 46-38 win over Newnan, Harper scored 11 points while Sweat added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Miller Grove: Klarissa Weaver made the game-winning layup with 7 seconds remaining in overtime in the Wolverines’ 53-52 win over Chamblee in the Region 6-AAAA championship game. The Bulldogs turned the ball over on a traveling violation with 1.7 seconds to go. Tashi Thompson led with 19 points, Katie Hunt added 15 points and seven assists, and Tabitha Fudge had 14 points. In a 52-42 win over Redan in the semifinals, Thompson had 17 points and Hunt added 12. The Wolverines beat Douglass 62-22 in the first round, with Shaquanda Durden leading with 21 points and Fudge adding 16.
Columbia: Mya Spencer scored 11 points and Victoria Gonzalez added 10 in the Eagles’ 31-28 win over St. Pius for the Region 5-AAA tournament title. The Eagles defeated Riverwood 41-25 in the semifinals as Zuri Frost led the way with 16 points.
Stephenson: Kaliyah Mitchell scored 42 points in three games as the Jaguars won the Region 2-AAAAA tournament championship. Mitchell had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Jordan Stroud had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Kerry Watson had nine assists in a 60-52 win over Westlake in the title game. Mitchell had 17 points, Stroud added 12 and Kyana Johnson had 10 in a 54-35 win over Luella in the semifinals.
Southwest DeKalb: The Panthers beat Redan 44-42 to finish third in the Region 6-AAAA tournament. Nicole Razor and Jasmine Coleman each had nine points, and Coleman grabbed nine rebounds against Redan. The Panthers also beat Marist 45-29 in the quarterfinals, with Razor scoring 11 points and Coleman getting 11 rebounds. Southwest lost to Chamblee 61-43 in the semifinals, with Razor leading the way with 13 points.
Decatur: The Bulldogs qualified for the state AA tournament as the No. 4 seed from 6-AA. Queen Alford scored 27 points and Jordan Dillard added 18 in a 74-53 win over Blessed Trinity in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs then lost to Lovett 41-33 in the semifinals and lost to Greater Atlanta Christian 46-39 in the third-place game.
State championships at Gwinnett Arena, Duluth
Gabriel Echols was the lone individual state champion from DeKalb County, as the senior won the 285-pound class for Southwest DeKalb in Class AAAA.
Here is a list of other top individual finishers at the state meet.
Class AAAAA: Stephen Wiley, Stephenson (6th, 152); Mike Gales, Stephenson (6th, 195).
Class AAAA: Sunny Sharma, Dunwoody (6th, 106); Matt Andres, Marist (6th, 138); Anthony Smith, Lithonia (2nd, 152); Keith Palmer, Dunwoody (5th, 160); James Philpot, Redan (3rd, 182); Kenneth Brinson, Marist (2nd, 195); Jacob Mitchell, Miller Grove (4th, 220); Barron Wallace, Marist (5th, 285).
Class AAA: Aleema Favors, Arabia Mountain (4th, 113); Quinn Peragine, St. Pius (5th, 113); Khalil Williams, McNair (4th, 130); Damian Schofield, Stone Mountain (2nd, 152); D.J. Jackson, McNair (3rd, 220).