Hunt leads North Clayton to 63-62 victory

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

From Staff Reports

Marcus Hunt made a three-point play with 20 seconds remaining as visiting North Clayton defeated Banneker 63-62 Friday in a Region 4-AAAA game.

Hunt, a 6-foot-5 junior, scored a game-high 27 points as the Eagles won their third straight game. Hunt went coast-to-coast and made a layup as he was fouled. He completed the three-point play with a free throw as the Eagles took the lead.

North Clayton plays at No. 3 Lovejoy Saturday in a 5:30 p.m. region game.

A pair of sophomores also stepped up for the Eagles as Stefan Bradley finished with 14 points and Georgio Days added 11. North Clayton improved to 14-6 overall and 10-4 in the region as it avenged an earlier loss to Banneker at home.

Luella girls 66, M.L. King 50: Britney Guy led three Lady Lions in double figures with 19 points and Luella won its third straight game, 66-50 over M.L. King in a Region 2-AAAAA game Friday.

Indya Foster scored 16 points for Luella (8-10, 4-6 Region 2-AAAAA), and Laghanae Davis added 11 points, as the Lady Lions won for the fifth time in their past six games.

Forest Park boys 68, Mount Zion 60: Two days after knocking off No. 3 Lovejoy, Forest Park looked as if it would the upset victim in its Region 4-AAAA game at Mount Zion.

The Panthers fought back from a seven-point halftime deficit for the win. Five Forest Park players scored in double figures for the win as it improved to 10-12 overall and 6-10 in the region. Lemuel Fuller, Malikki Priester and Nichalos Crawford each scored 13 points as Larry Williams and Jamal McCoy had 10 points each.

Mount Zion dropped to 2-14 and 2-10 despite getting 23 points from J.R. Holder and Darius Bonner added 16 points.

Forest Park took control of the game by outscoring the Bulldogs 22-10 in the third quarter to take a 48-43 lead into the final quarter. The Panthers would not trail again in the game.