Dunwoody: The Wildcats beat Northview 59-58 and Lithonia 57-45, but lost to M.L. King 65-54 in games Jan. 4-7. Against Northview, Richard Carrington scored 17 points, Ryan Elmore added 14, Bradley McKnight had 12 and DeChard Hamilton 11. Carrington also scored 17 points in the win over Lithonia, with McKnight scoring 11. Hamilton led with 17 points in the loss to M.L. King.
Columbia: The Eagles (14-1) have won eight straight games, including four wins in the Converse Invitational after Christmas. The Eagles beat Eagle’s Landing 44-37 in the championship game and posted wins over Butler, Crisp County and Tucker. Jhaustin Thomas sported four double-doubles in the tournament and finished with 56 points 40 rebounds. Guard Tahj-Shamsid-Deen had 57 points and 31 assists in the first three games. After the holiday break, Columbia beat Towers 69-51 on Jan. 6 and Woodward Academy 79-44 on Jan. 7.
Southwest DeKalb: Jordan Price scored the winning basket in the final minute in a 43-42 win over Marist on Jan. 6. Price led with 15 points, Emmanuel Walker added 12 and William Goodwin had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Miller Grove: The Wolverines resumed their Region 6-AAAA schedule Jan. 10 against Lakeside on the heels of a five-game losing streak against some of the top teams in the country. Miller Grove lost three games in the City of Palms tournament in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 16-18 and lost to Simeon (Ill.) 59-56 on Jan. 7.
Druid Hills: Clarence Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds in a 41-39 loss to Washington on Jan. 6. The Red Devils made only 11 of 47 field goal attempts. The next night the Red Devils fared much better from the field, making 26 of 54 attempts in a 68-43 win over Lakeside. Jacob King led the Red Devils with 12 points, Deshon Burgess added 11 and Willie Zachery had 10.
Chamblee: Joquin Jones scored 22 points as the Bulldogs beat Douglass 57-38 in a Region 6-AAAA game on Jan. 6. Devin Bellamy added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs (10-4, 6-1). During the holiday break, the Bulldogs went 1-2 in the Converse Invitational tournament at Columbia. The Bulldogs’ lone win came against Butler 59-58. Isaiah Mason, who was fouled at halfcourt just before the buzzer sounded, missed his first free throw attempt but made the second for the winning point.
Decatur: The Bulldogs improved to 14-3 overall but lost in Region 6-AA for the first time. Queen Alford scored 21 points and Briana Elmore chipped in with 12 in a 90-17 win over Cross Keys on Jan. 3. Alford led with 22 points in a 45-41 loss to Buford on Jan. 6. The Bulldogs also beat McNair 67-6 on Jan. 7.
Marist: Ashlyn Johns and Erica Fontaine each scored 10 points as the War Eagles (8-2, 4-1 in Region 6-AAAA) defeated Southwest DeKalb 48-45. Kelsey Carrier and Briana Bell each added nine points as the War Eagles remain one game behind first-place Chamblee in 6-AAAA, Subregion A. The War Eagles also beat Rome 62-59 on Jan. 3.
Southwest DeKalb: Nicole Martin had 17 points and six rebounds as the Panthers lost to Marist 48-45. Jasmine Coleman added 14 points and six rebounds as the Panthers (7-6, 5-1 Region 6-AAAA) remained atop Subregion B.
St. Pius: After finishing second in the St. Pius Christmas Classic, the Golden Eagles went 1-1 in games played Jan. 3-6. Freshman Asia Durr scored 15 points in a 44-34 loss Jan. 3 to Wesleyan, ranked No. 1 in Class A. The Golden Eagles rebounded Jan. 6 with a 51-43 win over Riverwood. Durr scored 20 points and Emma Ucinski added eight for the Golden Eagles (11-2, 3-0 in Region 5-AAA), who faced North Atlanta on Jan. 10.