CTC Fall League Week 2 Recap

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MAIN GYM

Pistols 41, Hiram 35
Samantha AmbroselliCiara WareEvia Spencer

With only five players available, the Pistols (2-0) locked in and erased a 4-point halftime deficit to push past Hiram (1-1). 2024 5-9 PG Samantha Ambroselli did a little bit of everything collecting 11 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Ambroselli made plays downhill and created offense not only for herself but for others with her court vision. 2023 6-1 F Ciara Ware double-doubled with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 block. The hard-working post beat opponents down the floor and went coast-to-coast numerous times after grabbing rebounds. 2023 5-5 G Ally White buried three threes en route to 10 points while 2026 5-11 F Evia Spencer was a workhorse inside with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block. Though the youngest player on the floor, Spencer’s physicality was impressive as she aggressively attacked rebounds and scored on putbacks. 2023 5-4 G Jen’l Mackey led Hiram with 14 points, hitting a pair of threes and knocking down a baseline jumper. Mackey made an impact defensively flying around for 3 steals. 2022 6-0 F Erial Owens made four jumpers and finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.

EOTO Miss 37, New Manchester 25
Jordan KierbowBriley MerrillKamryn Bates

EOTO Miss (1-1) used a balanced attack to hold off a shorthanded New Manchester (0-2). 2022 5-8 G Jordan Kierbow (Mt. Zion-Carrollton) lived at the line, going 7-8 and scoring all 9 of her points in the second half to go with her 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 5 steals. 2023 5-9 SG Briley Merrill (Ranburne, AL) drilled three threes in the first half and finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks. The tandem attacked in their own unique ways, Kierbow using her strong frame to get to the rim and spin off defenders to find angles inside while Merrill remained shot-ready on the perimeter and never hesitated to fire. 2023 5-7 W Jasmine Owens (Heard County) contributed 7 points and 6 rebounds while 2023 5-8 W Kiyah Swint (Villa Rica) netted 7 points. After a sluggish first half, 2022 5-5 PG Kamryn Bates caught fire in the second for New Manchester, dumping in 14 of her game-high 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 3 steals. The shifty playmaker had the ball on a string as she attacked the defense and got to the line at will attempting 12 free throws.

Carrollton 88, Bowdon 46
Nolan SorrellsAuthur Johnson

Carrollton (1-1) set a CTC Fall League record with 88 points as they connected on 14 threes. 2023 6-4 W Nolan Sorrells made his debut and went off with a bang, draining eight threes to finish with 28 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Sorrells used a picture-perfect compact stroke to drill three after three. 2024 6-1 G O’Brien Watkins stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block while 2022 5-10 G Dayvionne Bigsby collected 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Keep an eye on rising freshmen 2025 6-3 W Payton Waters and 2025 6-3 W Austin Waters. The twins are both active and extremely bouncy around the rim. Payton had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals while Austin added 10 points and 7 rebounds. 2022 5-9 PG Maleke Terry rounded out the offense with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Bowdon (0-2) was a one-man show led by the league’s leading scorer 2023 5-8 PG Authur Johnson. AJ scored the first 18 points of the game for the Red Devils and finished with 34 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. The electric scorer put in points in every way imaginable. He uses floaters with each hand equally well. Johnson can dance on the perimeter and side step for open threes or pull up off the dribble. The lefty went 8-11 from the line. 2022 6-2 C Seth Farmer added 8 points in support, netting a pair of threes.

Kennesaw Mountain 51, River Ridge 32
Elijah FordWill Fincher

2023 6-0 PG Elijah Ford had a breakout game with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal as Kennesaw Mountain (1-1) took an early lead and never looked back. Ford is a creative playmaker with a good feel. He’s patient when probing the defense and can get defenders off balance with his handle. 2024 6-4 F Jake Whitaker posted 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists while 2023 5-9 G Hayden Hall netted 7 points. 2022 6-3 G Will Fincher put up 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. The super athlete made some wow plays with both his passing and his bounce. River Ridge (0-2) saw 2024 6-5 W Matthew Gordon continue to stroke it from deep. It was Gordon’s second consecutive game with three three-pointers, as he finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds. 2024 6-6 F Wesley Harrison was steady inside. He had 8 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block, using his size to get into position on the offensive glass and score with hook shots. 2024 6-2 G Rylan Stallard scored 6 points, all in the paint.

North Cobb Christian 72, Central-Carrollton 64
Josh DixonJack HewittJoJo Bell

2022 6-2 SG JoJo Bell poured in 27 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks while four threes, but it wasn’t enough for Central-Carrollton (1-1) to overcome a 16-point halftime hole. 2025 6-0 PG Josh Dixon orchestrated the North Cobb Christian (2-0) offense to perfection, the Eagles nailing seven first half threes and nine total for the game. Dixon is mature beyond his years, able to handle against pressure and survey the floor all while remaining dangerous as a scorer. He went 9-10 from the line and finished with 20 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists. 2022 6-4 W Jack Hewitt hit three three-pointers to end with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals while 2022 6-3 W Tremain Davis netted four threes and had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. 2023 5-9 PG CJ Wallace added 7 points. Central-Carrollton got a major lift from 2024 6-1 G Max Young, who knocked down three threes and had 17 points and 4 rebounds. 2022 5-9 PG Brian Bain tallied 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. 2023 5-11 G Jay Harding produced 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, doing a nice job finishing off two-feet.

New Manchester 47, East Paulding 43
Josh DixonChase James-Robinson

An East Paulding (1-1) rally ran out of time as New Manchester (2-0) held on for dear life despite a dreadful 6-22 showing from the foul line. 2022 6-4 F Josh Dixon led New Manchester with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. The strong forward finished dump offs inside and was able to step outside for the corner three. 2024 5-8 PG Chase James-Robinson connected on three threes and had 14 points and 4 rebounds. 2022 6-6 W Jordan Edmond collected 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks. 2022 6-5 W Sebastian Tidor scored 15 of his game-high 16 points in the second half for East Paulding while totaling 11 rebounds and 1 steal. 2022 5-10 G Ashriel Dixon netted 13 points, connecting on two threes and a pair of putbacks. 2023 6-3 W Carter Pengelly had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks.

 

AUX GYM

Osborne 56, Marietta 28
Cris CarrollJahmeir Chapman

2022 6-6 F Cris Carroll powered Osborne (2-0) to a blowout with 17 points. The physical forward hit a three and went 8-10 from the line. 2022 5-10 PG Jahmeir Chapman had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 steals while 2023 6-5 F Keshawn McPherson and 2022 6-6 F Jonathan Carroll scored 9 apiece. Marietta (1-1) was led by 2022 6-8 F Izaiyah Nelson’s 7 points and 2024 6-5 SG Jaiden Mann’s 6.

River Ridge 54, East Paulding 28
Mataya GayleSophia Pearl

River Ridge’s long-awaited debut went without a hitch behind 2023 5-7 PG Mataya Gayle’s 17 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals. 2025 5-6 PG Sophia Pearl netted four threes and finished with 13 points and 2 steals. 2023 5-8 G Ayanna Blanco contributed 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals while 2023 5-9 W Alyssa Farmer posted 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. 2023 5-9 W McKayla Mann and 2023 5-6 G Cora Barger paced East Paulding (1-2) with 7 points apiece while 2022 5-6 G Destinee Lovejoy and 2022 5-10 C Wunmi Atiba chipped in 6 points each, Atiba adding 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.

South Paulding 59, Lithia Springs 46
David Williams

South Paulding (1-1) pulled away in the second half thanks to 2024 6-2 G David Williams’ 16 points and 4 rebounds. The Spartans used their trademark balanced offense to attack Lithia Springs (0-2). 2023 5-10 PG Sean Lynch made his season debut and made a major impact with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Lynch helped space the floor with a pair of threes and created scoring opportunities for others. 2022 6-2 F Jordan Dobbs tallied 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists while 2023 6-2 SG Randy Harris had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. 2023 6-2 CG Jeremiah Taylor pitched in 7 points and 4 rebounds. 2022 6-0 PG Cristian Willis hit three threes and scored 13 points in his first game of the season with Lithia Springs. Isaiah West scored 11 points and 2022 6-5 W Langston Terry chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds.

Cumberland Christian 51, Allatoona 43
Jelani Hamilton

Highly touted prospect 2023 6-5 W Jelani Hamilton announced his presence to the rest of the league by pouring in 28 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in his debut. Hamilton drilled three threes and went 9-11 from the line. 2022 6-10 C Delva Chedlet dominated the paint with 9 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. 2022 6-2 G Elijah Wiseman netted 8 points to help Cumberland Christian move to 1-1. Allatoona (0-2) saw 2022 6-3 SG Cayden Charles go for 18 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. 2023 6-1 G Landen Pitts filed 14 points and 5 rebounds in support while 2022 6-6 F JR Oyarekhua had 6 points and 6 rebounds.

North Paulding 58, Woodstock Hawks 37
Ryan WilliamsTrey Harris

North Paulding (2-0) dissected the Woodstock Hawks (0-2) between 2024 5-8 PG Ryan Williams and 2022 6-5 W Trey Harris. Williams dumped in 16 points, 2 assists and 4 steals while Harris netted 16 points to go with his 9 rebounds. 2023 6-2 C Nathan Rodriguez appeared in his first game of the season and gobbled up 12 points and 5 rebounds. 2023 6-2 G Carter Connelly contributed 5 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Levi Gonzalez led the Woodstock Hawks with 10 points.

North Cobb Christian 32, North Paulding 29
Brooke MooreLauryn Towns

North Cobb Christian (1-1) secured their first win of the season with a healthy roster intact while North Paulding (1-1) couldn’t overcome their own injury bug, playing without star Aliyah Washington. 2023 5-11 W Brooke Moore had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks while 2022 5-6 G Lauryn Towns had 6 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, both playing in their first game of the season. 2024 5-9 W Gaby LoPresti tacked on 9 points. North Paulding saw 2024 5-7 G Marina Sippola lead the way with 8 points. 2023 5-10 F Sophia Gallimore had 5 points and 7 rebounds while 2023 6-0 C Alex Willis chipped in 5 points.

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