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Region 4-AAA Roundup

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Drew's Rufus Brown scored eight points to help the fifth-ranked Titans defeated Spalding in the Region 4-AAA tournament on Tuesday.

File photo Drew's Rufus Brown scored eight points to help the fifth-ranked Titans defeated Spalding in the Region 4-AAA tournament on Tuesday.

Down six points at halftime, Henry County fought off early turnovers and poor free-throw shooting to defeat Sandy Creek 50-42 Tuesday in the opening round of the Region 4-AAA Tournament.

With the win, Henry County earned a state-playoff berth.

Warhawk junior forward/center Dre Soulder finished with 14 points with Rosser and Williams each contributing 10 points.

Patriot senior guard Brandon Byrdsong was the only Sandy Creek player in double figures with a game-high 17 points.

Eagle's Landing 74, Locust Grove 32: Desmond Ringer had 16 points to lead two other Eagle’s Landing players into double figures as the host Golden Eagles defeated Locust Grove in the first round of the Region 4-AAA tournament on Tuesday.

With the win, the defending region champions are headed back to the state playoffs. Last season, No. 2-ranked Eagle’s Landing reached the Class AAA final four for the first time in school history.

Isaiah Dennis had 14 points and Keith Colquitt added 12 for the Golden Eagles, who improved to 24-2 on the season. Eagle’s Landing will take on Henry County Friday in the semifinals.

Drew 60, Spalding 38: Derrick Frye scored a game-high 20 points in the win that earned the fifth-ranked Titans a state playoff berth.

Rufus Brown, David White and Justin Driver each scored eight points apiece as Drew improved to 23-4 to rebound from Friday’s upset loss against Stockbridge. Drew will take on Eastside on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Eagle’s Landing High.

Eastside 58, Stockbridge 49: Sophomore guard Anthony Henderson connected on eight 3-pointers to score a game-high 29 points, leading Eastside to the win over Stockbridge

With the win, the Eagles secured a spot in next week’s state playoffs and will advance to the next round of region tournament with a 14-12 record.

Tigers junior forward Trevin Joseph finished with a team-high 28 points.

Henderson connected on six free throws in the fourth quarter as the Tigers fouled to try and stop the clock and mount a comeback.

Joseph, who had 37 points in the Tigers’ upset win over No. 4 Drew on Friday, scored 10 fourth-quarter points, but it wasn’t enough.

Jonathan Robinson contributed eight points for the Tigers, who finish their season with a 9-17 record.