Buzzer-beaters highlight Wednesday’s action

Ty Freeman

In a game that sent shockwaves across the state, North Gwinnett fell to Meadowcreek 57-55 when Terrance Snelling nailed a 35-foot shot just before the buzzer sounded to lift the Mustangs past the Bulldogs in the Region 7-AAAAAA playoffs and into the state playoffs. The Bulldogs end the season 19-6 as Tobias Howard scored 22 but it was not enough to get past the 9-17 Mustangs. Snelling finished with 15 points. … Amir Warnock led Peachtree Ridge with 11 points as the Lions slipped past Duluth 47-42. Peachtree Ridge next faces Meadowcreek. … Armel Potter drilled a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to send Sprayberry past North Springs 53-50 in the Region 7-AAAAA quarterfinals. Potter led Sprayberry with 16 points while Torrey Richardson added 13. … McEachern’s Logan McIntosh beat the buzzer when he drove the length of the court to notch the game-winning layup in a 60-58 victory over South Cobb. Deonta Patterson paced McEachern with 21 points while Jalil Braxton scored 14 according to the Marietta Daily Journal. … In the performance of the night, Jones County’s Jarquez Smith scored 20 points, gathered 14 rebounds and blocked 11 shots as Jones County cruised to a 65-43 win over Grovetown. Jones County’s defense held Grovetown scoreless for the first 7:55 of the game as the team went 0-for-15 to begin the game. … Kyle Castlin scored 29 points as Hillgrove took apart Pebblebrook 68-56 to clinch a state playoff berth. It is the sixth time in Hillgrove history the team has made the state playoffs. … Randolph-Clay proved worthy of the Class A No. 1 ranking by destroying the Baker County girls 69-26 in the Region 1-A tournament. Adriana Blackmon led Randolph-Clay with 15 points. … Taylor County rallied for a 61-60 victory over Lamar County in the Region 4-AA tournament to punch its ticket to the state playoffs. A’Ja Johnson’s 23 points were not enough for Lamar County as Taylor County cobbled together an 11-0 run to open the fourth quarter and grab the lead.

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