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North Clayton cruises to win over Lovejoy

Photo by Jerry Jackson
Forest Park and Mount Zion players scramble for a lose ball during the teams’ Region 4-AAAA game on Tuesday, which the Lady Panthers won for their 29th straight region win.

Photo by Jerry Jackson Forest Park and Mount Zion players scramble for a lose ball during the teams’ Region 4-AAAA game on Tuesday, which the Lady Panthers won for their 29th straight region win.

Shunterria Gayden scored 20 points and Christal Williams added 19 as North Clayton dominated from the outset in a 70-48 Region 4-AAAA win at Lovejoy.

North Clayton led 15-4 after one period though the Lady Wildcats trimmed it to 28-22 by halftime. But North Clayton, which also got 11 points from Alejandra Anderson, built the lead to 16 after three quarters.

Crystal Williams led Lovejoy with 10 points.

With the win, North Clayton snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 7-5 overall and 6-3 in the region. The Lady Wildcats have now lost two in a row as they drop to 6-6 and 4-5.

Luella (girls) 68, M.L. King 47: Brittany Guy had a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Lions to their eighth straight win. Amber Griffin added 12 points and Terri Jacobs added 11 for Luella as it improved to 12-3 overall and 4-1 in Region 2-AAAAA.

During the current win streak, the Lady Lions have scored at least 50 points in seven of those wins.

Amber Mendes had 13 points to lead M.L.King.

Eagle’s Landing (boys) 87, Jackson 25: Isaiah Dennis scored a game-high 13 points as the second-ranked Golden Eagles cruised to a Region 4-AAA win. Bradley Dewberry finished with 11 points and Eric Wortham and Keith Colquitt scored 10 points each for Eagle’s Landing, which improved to 15-1 overall and 8-0 in the region.

Jonesboro 42 (boys), Riverdale 41: Duby Okeke scored 15 points to lead the ninth-ranked Cardinals to the win. Pat Petty and Cameron Sutton scored eight points apiece for Jonesboro, which improved to 11-3 overall and 8-1 in Region 4-AAAA.

Riverdale (8-7, 6-2) was led by Sateri Powell, who had 16 points.

Woodland (boys) 65, Ola 48: Ty Bull scored 15 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injury as the short-handed Mustangs fell in the Region 3-AAAA, Div. A contest. The Mustangs, who dropped their second straight game, were also missing two other players for the game.

It was a four-point lead for Woodland at the half, but Ola was unable to keep pace in the second half.

Forest Park (girls) 51, Mount Zion 32: The Lady Panthers got their 29th straight Region 4-AAAA win on the road.

Mundy's Mill (girls) 52, Banneker 27: Banneker was able to control the opening tip Tuesday evening at Mundy’s Mill, but not much else as the Lady Tigers dominated all facets of the game for a victory in a Region 4-AAAA contest.