High School Basketball Roundup
Vikings get big win at Starr’s Mill behind Robinson’s 15 points
Coming off a disappointing Region 4B-AAAAA loss to Whitewater on Friday, the Northgate boys basketball team responded in a big way to begin this week.
The Vikings marched into Starr’s Mill and pulled off a 57-53 victory led by Jacob Robinson’s 15 points that salvaged a doubleheader-split between subregion rivals in Fayetteville.
In the girls matchup, Starr’s Mill was too strong to open the second half, pulling away for a 54-33 victory despite 12 points from newcomer Sydney Wells and nine from junior Ebonee Echols.
“The girls played hard. I can’t really ask for a better effort. Starr’s Mill has an excellent team,” said Lady Vikings head coach Matt Trucks. “We just had a tough third quarter.”
NEWNAN (boys) 56, Douglas County 53: The Cougars stayed undefeated in Region 3-AAAAAA, improving to 2-0 thanks to an 18-8 run in the fourth quarter after the Tigers took a 45-38 lead after three periods of play.
Douglas County (12-3, 1-2) led 18-14 after one quarter but watched Newnan ( close to within a 28-27 deficit at halftime before expanding its lead to seven heading into the fourth quarter.
Douglas County (girls ) 68, Newnan 39: The Lady Tigers (14-1, 3-0) remained unbeaten thanks to a 23-4 run to open Tuesday’s game in Douglasville. Newnan bounced back to close to within a 31-20 deficit at halftime before Douglas County came out firing again for a 52-27 lead after three quarters.
The Lady Cougars fell to 5-12 overall and 1-1 in region play while having a two-game win streak snapped.
TRINITY CHRISTIAN (girls) 45, Calvary Christian 34: Ashley Caldwell poured in 22 points and 15 rebounds while teammate Sara Bryan finished with 13 points and 12 assists among a pair of double-doubles for the Lady Lions in the non-region victory.
Trinity returns to Region 1-AAA play on Friday against Holy Ground.
Calvary Christian (boys) 76, Trinity Christian (67). Spencer Bryan led three Lions in double-figures with an impressive 27-point outing in a non-region loss on the road. Luke Hammock and Christian Downs added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for Trinity.