Top performers: Savannah Christian's Robertson makes presence known in basketball, too

Demetris Robertson is best known as the five-star football recruit whose high school season was limited to five games last year while he appealed his eligibility to Savannah Christian after transferring from another Savannah private school.

It turns out that Robertson, who has committed to Alabama to play defensive back, is almost as good on a high-school basketball court.

Robertson had a triple double of 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 steals last week in a 58-53 victory over Bryan County, then ranked No. 7 in Class AA.

Earlier in the week, Robertson had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a 50-47 upset of No. 6 Claxton. Robertson covered Claxton’s Cornelius Walker, who is averaging 28 points per game, to 15.

Here are more top individual performances in Georgia high school basketball last week.

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*Apalachee junior guard Kamar Baldwin had 37 points, 10 rebounds and three assists Friday in an 87-83 victory against Gainesville, which was ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAA. Baldwin scored 46 points Saturday in an 82-76 loss to Class AAAA No. 2 Johnson-Gainesville.

*Buford junior forward Kyrin Galloway blocked five shots, scored 18 points and pulled 14 rebounds in a 78-51 victory over North Hall.

*Cedar Shoals junior Phlandrous Fleming scored 34 points in a 64-49 victory at Loganville. The Jaguars begin the week with a five-game winning streak.

*Coffee senior guard Tyree Paulk reached the 1,000-point mark for his career on Monday against Veterans in the MLK Classic at Crisp County High. Paulk entered the game with 999 points. He scored 18 and had four rebounds, two assists, and 2 steals in a 68-52 victory. Paulk, also the school’s starting quarterback last fall, is a four-year starter in basketball.

*Crawford County junior guard William Jarrell averaged 20.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, six assists and 3.5 blocks in a pair of wins last week.

*Johnson-Gainesville senior guard Ty Cockfield scored 46 points in the 82-76 victory over Apalachee, matching the point total of Baldwin. Cockfield scored 42 points with 10 assists against Buford and 34 points against White County in victories earlier in the week. Johnson is 18-0.

*McIntosh junior guard Jordan Lyons averaged 33.3 points in victories over Luella, Dutchtown and Northgate last week. Lyons is averaging 24.2 points on the season for a team that is 18-0.

*Miller Grove junior guard Alterique Gilbert had 20 points, seven assists and 11 steals in a 75-28 victory over Clarkston. Miller Grove is ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAA.

*Riverwood junior forward Kohl Roberts had 22 rebounds and 22 points in a 50-42 victory over Forsyth Central. Roberts, who is 6 feet, 6 inches, has at last 10 rebounds in every Riverwood game and had 21 against Hapeville Charter on Dec. 30 and 20 against Therrell on Dec. 27.

*Seminole County junior guard Jordan Harris, who is committed to Georgia, averaged 38 points in two games last week, including a 45-point outing in an 85-70 win over Miller County on Saturday.

*Woodville-Tompkins junior Edwaun Johnson scored 28 points on Friday in leading Woodville to a 61-57 overtime victory over Jenkins County. It was the second victory of the season for Woodville, playing its first varsity schedule.


*Archer senior wing Amber Skidgel, who has signed with Georgia, scored 27 points in an 80-63 victory over Jeff Davis, Alabama’s fifth-ranked team in Class 7A. Archer’s Madison Newby had 14 assists in the game.

*Atlanta International junior guard Nieja Crawford scored 40 points in a 50-34 victory over Mount Vernon Presbyterian and 32 in a 62-47 loss to Pinecrest Academy. Crawford has scored 375 of her team’s 582 points this season with a per-game average of 28.8. The team is 10-3.

*Darlington junior guard Keara Evans had 22 points and 22 rebounds in a 57-38 win over Chattooga and 32 points – including 10 3-pointers – in a 64-41 win over Dade County.

*Dawson County junior wing Karlie Bearden had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Class AAA No. 2 Dawson County to a 73-47 win over West Hall. Ashley Parker and Sheyenne Seabolt added 16 points each for the Tigers, now 20-0.

*Jonesboro senior forward Michaelle Smith averaged 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds in three victories last week. Smith has grabbed at least 15 rebounds in each of the past six games. Jonesboro is 19-1.

*Manchester freshman guard Brittany Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals in a 53-35 win over Troup. On the season, Davis is averaging 18.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 6.4 steals per game.

*Mount Paran Christian sophomore point guard Que Morrison is averaging 23.8 points over her past four games, all victories. She’s made 37 of 46 free throws in those games.

*Norcross sophomore guard Taylor Mason scored 23 points with six rebounds in a 65-56 victory over Shades Valley, Alabama’s defending Class 6A champion. Mason also had four assists and three steals.

*Pelham senior guard Briunna Freeman averaged 21 points in three wins last week, scoring 25 in a 70-61 win over previously unbeaten Kendrick on Tuesday. She topping the 2,000-point career mark in a 79-28 win over Fitzgerald the next night.

*South Effingham junior center Shae Leverett, who surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career two weeks ago, recorded a triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 12 blocked shots in a 41-34 victory over Ware County.

*Southwest DeKalb junior guard Daisa Alexander (16 points, 10 rebounds) and junior forward Cori Bostic (11, 13) each had double-doubles in a 62-58 victory over then No. 1 Stephenson.

*Therrell senior forward Taylor Terry recorded the 14th and 15th double-doubles of her season last week in games against Jackson and Towers. Terry is averaging 14.4 points and 11.5 rebounds on a 12-7 team.

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