Girls tournament recap: Wesleyan beat GAC in clash of AA titans

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The game of the night on the girls’ side was Class AA No. 3 Wesleyan edging No. 2 GAC 55-52 in overtime to take the Region 6 title. The Spartans led by 12 in the second quarter but tournament host Wesleyan came back and eventually tied the game on a shot by Nikki McDonald with seconds left to force overtime. McDonald finished with 15 while GAC was led by Brianna Cummings’ 31 points and 11 rebounds. Spartans star Syndi Means fouled late in the fourth after scoring 12 points. … No. 8 Osborne beat Sequoyah 54-47 to win the Region 7-AAAAA championship behind Nikira Goings’ 16 points. The host Chiefs were handicapped when sisters Lauren and Kelley Hartman each fouled out. … Class AAA No.2 Buford thumped North Hall 53-21 to win the Region 7 tournament. Bree Horrocks had 17 and Camille Anderson added 15 for the Wolves. The Wolves trailed early on but opened up a 23-12 lead by half time. … Pike County won the Region 2-AAAA championship with a 64-54 win over Peach County. Pike scored the final seven points of the game to pull away and seal the game. Shaineequah Fluellyn had 22 points and Nausia Woolfork scored 18 for the Pirates. … No. 6 South Effingham won the Region 1-AAA championship after a 37-34 victory over Richmond Academy. Shae Leverette led the Yellow Jackets with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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