Photo: John Morgo
Photo: John Morgo

Hawks-Naismith Holiday Classic begins at Norcross; basketball scores from Friday

The first day of the Hawks-Naismith Classic began at Norcross with four games Friday before an eight-game marathon scheduled for Saturday, which includes a game between two high-classed boys programs when No. 1 McEachern faces No. 4 Grayson.

Here is a look at what happened on Friday at Norcross.

Buford 48, Norcross 42 (girls): The Class AAAAA No. 1 Buford girls outlasted Class AAAAAAA Norcross to move to 10-0 on the season. Buford took an 11-7 lead after the first quarter and pushed its advantage to 24-14 at the break. Norcross put together a 17-11 run in the third quarter and trailed 35-31 after three quarters. The Wolves secured the victory with a 13-11 effort in the fourth quarter. Furman commitment Tate Walters, a 5-foot-7 guard, finished with 22 points and was 6-of-14 from the field and 10-of-14 from the free-throw line. She grabbed five rebounds, had four assists and one steal. Tamori Plantin scored eight points with two rebounds and one steal. Tatum Ozment added seven points, grabbed four rebounds. Ashyia Willis finished with six points, three steals, two assists and a block. Katelyn Klein led Buford with seven rebounds. Norcross was led in scoring by Devyne Turner and Yamani Paul with 12 points each.

Buford 78, Wesleyan 63 (boys): Sebastian Augustave's 33 points led Buford past Class A-Private No. 4 Wesleyan in the second game of the evening. Buford led 22-16 after the first quarter and 40-33 at the break. Wesleyan tied the game at 50 with a 3-pointer by Jalen Fulwood and took a 53-50 lead with 2:28 left in the third quarter, but Buford outscored Wesleyan 19-8 in the fourth quarter. Buford's Caleb Williams finished with 16 points, and Caleb Blackwell scored nine. Tate Gilley led Wesleyan with 20 points, and Thomas Chipman scored 15. Fullwood finished with six points and eight rebounds.

Lovejoy 60, Wesleyan 44 (girls): Class AAAAAA No. 1 Lovejoy defeated Class A-Private No. 5 Wesleyan in the third game of the evening. Lovejoy was led by Bryana Hardy who finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block. Genesis Bryant scored 17 points with six rebounds, four assists, five steals and a block. The victory moved the Wildcats to 10-0 on the season. Paige Lyons led Wesleyan with 15 points and Alyssa Phillip scored 12 points with 15 rebounds. Avyonce Carter finished with 10 points and four steals.

Pebblebrook 67, Chattahoochee 55 (boys): Class AAAAAAA No. 10 Pebblebrook defeated Class AAAAAA No. 7 Chattahoochee in the final game and, after leading 27-26 at the half and 43-42 after three quarters, a 24-13 run through the fourth quarter proved the difference for the Falcons. Jamall Clyce led Pebblebrook with 25 points on 12-of-19 shooting. Kaleb Washington was 7-of-14 and finished with 17 points and Danny Stubbs Jr. scored 10 points. Chattahoochee was led by Cameron Sheffield’s 15 points. The victory moved the Falcons to 6-5 on the season. 

Hawks-Naismith: Friday results

Buford 48, Norcross 42 (G)

Buford 78, Wesleyan 63 (B)

Lovejoy 60, Wesleyan 44 (G)

Pebblebrook 67, Chattahoochee 55(B)

Hawks-Naismith: Saturday schedule

10 a.m. -- Brookwood vs. Maynard Jackson (G)

11:30 a.m. -- North Cobb vs. Campbell (G)

1 p.m. – Westside-Macon vs. Milton (B)

2:30 p.m. – Central-Macon vs. Lambert (B)

4:15 p.m. – Gainesville vs. Sandy Creek (B)

5:45 p.m. – Discovery vs. Southwest DeKalb (B)

7:15 p.m. – Grayson vs. McEachern (B)

8:45 p.m. – Norcross vs. Tucker (B)

See other scores from Friday scores below.

Boys

Alexander 85, South Paulding 62

Banks County 94, Putnam County 57

Berrien 51, Echols County 32

Buford 78, Wesleyan 63

Cambridge 67, North Atlanta 48

Camden County 55, Trinity Christian 38

Chattooga 60, Coosa 43

Cherokee Bluff 61, Fannin County 54

Claxton 55, Jenkins County 46

Clinch County 65, Telfair County 58

Cristo Rey Atlanta 58, Atlanta Classical Academy 35

Crossroads Christian 64, Eagle's Landing Christian 56

Douglass 41, South Atlanta 35

East Coweta 64, Newnan 46

Franklin, NC 66, Lakeview Academy 64

Georgia Military 62, Washington-Wilkes 56

Glenn Hills 77, Josey 61

Grayson 60, Archer 55

Greater Atlanta Christian 67, Lumpkin County 50

Harris County 45, Troup County 43

Jackson 77, Kendrick 66

Jefferson County 63, Butler 60

Jenkins 53, Groves 27

Johns Creek 104, Dunwoody 71

Kell 106, Woodland-Cartersville 23

Laney 76, Westside-Augusta 68

Langston Hughes 56, Mays 40

Lanier County 69, Atkinson County 51

Lovett 70, Redan 42

McDonough 56, Druid Hills 54

McEachern 79, North Cobb 66

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 60, Box Elder 52

North Cobb Christian 81, Excel Christian 37

Oconee County 55, George Walton Academy 37

Pebblebrook 67, Chattahoochee 55

Pope 64, Northview 57

Portal 39, Emanuel County Institute 32

Sandy Creek 65, McIntosh 36

Sequoyah 87, Dalton 50

Shiloh 76, Saints Academy 38

Social Circle 54, Monticello 48

Southwest DeKalb 37, Chamblee 31

St. Anne Pacelli 64, Webster County 45

Therrell 55, Hapeville Charter 42

Tucker 58, Mundy's Mill 49

Union County 63, Elbert County 45

Valdosta 80, Glynn Academy 65

Veterans 70, Howard 53

Walker 79, Mt. Pisgah Christian 58

Walton 69, Roswell 61

Warren County 80, Lake Oconee Academy 49

Wheeler 71, Westlake 48

Woodward Academy 65, Luella 44

Girls

Alexander 54, South Paulding 17

Aquinas 74, Lincoln County 20

Atlanta International 44, Strong Rock Christian 12

Banks County 73, Putnam County 30

Berrien 31, Echols County 14

Bradwell Institute 61, Coffee 37

Bremen 70, Jordan 28

Buford 48, Norcross 42

Butler 51, Jefferson County 39

Cambridge 54, North Atlanta 30

Cass 78, Carrollton 39

Cedar Grove 61, Towers 21

Chattooga 74, Coosa 49

Cherokee 56, Woodstock 32

Christian Heritage 50, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 41

Clinch County 59, Telfair County 53

Collins Hill 62, Mountain View 23

Cristo Rey Atlanta 49, Atlanta Classical Academy 19

Decatur 34, Banneker 27

Discovery 36, Duluth 35

Drew 61, Morrow 41

East Coweta 53, Newnan 32

Emanuel County Institute 54, Portal 44

Etowah 69, Lassiter 33

Fitzgerald 72, Turner County 63

Galloway School 70, Elite Scholars Academy 53

Gilmer 75, Ridgeland 21

Greenbrier 63, Grovetown 53

Hart County 74, East Jackson 63

Jenkins 65, Groves 10

Johns Creek 51, Dunwoody 46

Jones County 86, Locust Grove 33

Kell 50, Woodland-Cartersville 33

KIPP Atlanta Charter 53, Coretta Scott King 19

Lakeside-Evans 53, Evans 48

Lambert 54, Milton 32

Laney 84, Westside-Augusta 24

Loganville 36, Heritage-Conyers 25

Lovejoy 60, Wesleyan 44

Lumpkin County 51, Greater Atlanta Christian 38

Marietta 54, Kennesaw Mountain 24

North Murray 51, Murray County 47

North Paulding 41, Hillgrove 39

Northside-Columbus 54, Columbus 22

Our Lady of Mercy 55, Whitewater 40

Parkview 63, Central Gwinnett 43

Peach County 47, Westside-Macon 38

Pickens 72, LaFayette 63

Randolph-Clay 67, Stewart County 55

Richmond Hill 41, Savannah Christian 38

Ringgold 57, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 28

River Ridge 35, Creekview 32

Riverwood 45, Jackson-Atlanta 37

Rockmart 55, Model 49

Rome 61, Calhoun 33

Rutland 51, Central-Macon 29

Savannah Country Day 51, Montgomery County 46

Sequoyah 58, Dalton 40

Sprayberry 54, Osborne 30

Troup County 59, Harris County 54

Union Grove 62, Ola 36

Valdosta 45, Glynn Academy 37

Veterans 49, Howard 20

Vidalia 60, Bryan County 49

West Forsyth 52, Forsyth Central 43

Westlake 80, Wheeler 35

Westminster 33, Pace Academy 29

Woodward Academy 71, Luella 50

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