CTC Fall League Week 4 Recap

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Carrollton 54, Central-Carrollton 43
KeShaun PaceJoJo Bell

In a heated rivalry, Carrollton (3-1) pulled away late from Central-Carrollton (1-3) in what turned out to be a lopsided foul fest. 2024 6-1 G Max Young got Central off to a hot start, drilling 4 threes in the first half and finishing with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. 2023 6-2 G KeShaun Pace carried Carrollton throughout, answering with 3 first half threes and pouring in a game-high 26 points. Tied 27-27 at the half, Central-Carrollton’s full court press dug the Lions into a hole, racking up an 8-0 foul count in the second half, but still battling through adversity to keep the game tight behind the play of 2022 6-2 SG JoJo Bell who tallied 20 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks before fouling out. 2022 5-9 PG Brian Bain orchestrated the offense, collecting 2 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals, providing immense energy, using his court vision to set up teammates. Late technical fouls and run out layups put the game away for the Trojans. 2024 6-1 G O’Brien Watkins had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 block in support of Pace while 2023 6-4 W Nolan Sorrells added 5 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Stat sheet stuffer 2022 5-9 PG Maleke Terry compiled 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.

New Manchester 41, South Paulding 39
Chase James-RobinsonJordan EdmondJeremiah Taylor

Pressed into double duty action, South Paulding (3-2) had their chances against New Manchester (3-1) in their first game of the day but couldn’t buy a bucket in the closing seconds. 2024 5-8 PG Chase James-Robinson hit 3 threes and 2022 6-6 W Jordan Edmond had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks to lead New Manchester. 2024 6-0 G Jermaine Hines provided an early spark with all 7 of his points coming in the first half. South Paulding was powered by 2023 6-2 CG Jeremiah Taylor who scored 14 of his game-high 17 points in the first half, hitting a pair of threes and collecting 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 blocks. 2023 6-2 SG Randy Harris got hot for a stretch in the second half, hitting 2 threes and finishing with 10 points. Trailing by two points with 29.1 seconds left, the Spartans had countless chances to either tie or take the lead. South Paulding missed two free throws, but 2024 6-2 W Andrew LaVigne came away with a steal. The Spartans were sent back to the line with 6.9 seconds remaining but again missed both free throws but were able to get a tie up and retain possession. South Paulding then had a three blocked out of bounds but had one final chance with 1.2 seconds left but 2022 6-4 F Joshua Dixon came away with the game-sealing steal.

East Paulding 32, New Manchester 29 2OT
Wunmi Atiba

In the wildest game in CTC Fall League history, East Paulding (2-3) had their prayers answered in a jaw-dropping double overtime sudden death win. 2022 5-10 C Wunmi Atiba carried the Raiders with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks but it was 2022 5-5 G Destinee Lovejoy’s Hail Mary heave from halfcourt that sent the crowd into a frenzy and will be remembered forever. After getting the ball back on the inbound, Lovejoy raced up the left sideline where she met resistance and flung a left-handed prayer that was answered, sending the game to double overtime. With all the momentum on the Raiders’ side 2023 5-4 PG Jaida Anderson scored her only points of the game on a game-winning three to seal the improbable victory. Lovejoy finished with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 block. For New Manchester (1-3), 2022 5-5 PG Kamryn Bates posted 14 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal.

River Ridge 50, EOTO Miss 35

Sophia PearlMataya Gayle

The dynamic backcourt of 2025 5-6 PG Sophia Pearl and 2023 5-7 PG Mataya Gayle overpowered EOTO Miss (3-2) and pushed River Ridge to 2-1. Pearl sank 4 threes, finishing with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. One of the best freshmen in Georgia, Pearl immediately steps in as River Ridge’s best three-point shooter and a reliable second ball handler that can make plays with her passing. She joins Gayle, who had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. Gayle got to the rim and finished with both hands. Her elite athleticism helps her breakdown the defense and score downhill. EOTO was led by 2024 5-8 G Jayden Boykin (Heard County). The sophomore uses her athleticism and strength to disrupt offenses. Boykin had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals and 1 block, hitting 2 threes in the process. 2023 5-8 W Kiyah Swint (Villa Rica) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block.

Hiram 30, North Paulding 20
Makiala BullockTaylor CrawfordAliyah Washington

Hiram (3-1) used a balanced attack in a low scoring affair to put away North Paulding (1-2). 2024 5-6 G Hadiya Kennerly led the scoring with 7 points. 2025 5-7 G Taylor Crawford tallied 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while 2025 5-6 G Damariah Windom and 2024 5-6 G T’Nasia Nance scored 6 points apiece. 2023 5-4 PG Makiala Bullock filled the box score with 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Bullock is an exceptional playmaker out of the high post, able to hit backdoor cutters with on the money bounce passes. 2022 5-9 W Aliyah Washington hung 14 points (3 threes), 6 rebounds and 5 steals in the loss.

Osborne 52, East Paulding 51
Jahmeir ChapmanSebastian Tidor

East Paulding (2-2) held a narrow lead for the majority of the game but undefeated Osborne (4-0) found a way to win missing two starting guards on a last second tip-in. 2022 6-1 G Nazhier Anderson and 2022 5-10 G Ashriel Dixon sparked East Paulding in the first half. Anderson scored 14 of his 15 points in the opening frame and added 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks while Dixon netted 10 points for the game to go along with 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals. 2022 5-10 PG Jahmeir Chapman continued his breakout season with Osborne, scoring 10 of his game-high 19 points in the first half to pair with his 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals. Continuing a trend, 2022 6-5 W Sebastian Tidor got off to a quiet start for East Paulding but ramped up his play in the second half. Tidor had 14 of his 18 points in the final 20 minutes and had 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks. Nursing a one-point lead with seconds left, Osborne got three putback attempts and on the final try, it was 2022 6-6 F Jonathan Carroll that converted at the buzzer to break the Raiders’ heart. Carroll had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. 2025 6-2 G Akai Fleming scored all 8 of his points in the second half including hitting 2 threes.


AUX GYM

Allatoona 55, Woodstock Hawks 51
Cayden Charles

After missing a week of action, 2022 6-3 SG Cayden Charles came back with vengeance, pouring in 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals to lift Allatoona (1-3) to their first win of the season over the Woodstock Hawks (1-3). 2024 6-2 W Tyler Ard pitched in 10 points in support while 2023 6-3 G Landen Pitts and 2022 6-0 F Devon Zajac both added 6 points and 5 rebounds apiece. 2023 6-1 G Kalil Humphery led the Hawks with 13 points followed by 6-2 G Alex Gemaljevic’s 10. 2022 6-7 F Inigo Ibanez tallied 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 3 blocks.

North Cobb Christian 49, Pistols 46
North Cobb ChristianJasmine PerezSamantha Ambroselli

2024 5-6 PG Jasmine Perez’s run for the scoring title continued with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals but it wasn’t enough as the Pistols (2-2) fell to North Cobb Christian (2-2) and their three-headed monster. 2022 5-6 G Lauryn Towns had 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals to pace the Eagles. 2023 5-11 W Brooke Moore finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks. 2024 5-9 W Gaby LoPresti tallied 12 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. In support of Perez, 2024 5-9 PG Samantha Ambroselli added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

North Cobb Christian 61, EOTO Brothers 46
Josh DixonKannon Roberts

EOTO Brothers (0-1) made their season debut, but ran into a buzzsaw in the form of undefeated North Cobb Christian (4-0). 2025 6-0 PG Josh Dixon was masterful, the freshman dropping a game-high 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal. Dixon scored on pull-ups, floaters and drives to the basket all while mixing in 2 threes. 2022 6-4 W Jack Hewitt had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks while 2022 6-3 W Tremain Davis chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist. 6-6 F Albert Wilson collected 10 points and 9 rebounds, scoring with either hand inside. 2023 5-11 PG CJ Wallace had 6 points and 3 assists. 2023 6-5 PF Samuel Ayegunle hit a three and finished with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. 2023 6-0 PG Oray Towns (Villa Rica) led EOTO with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. 2022 6-6 W Kannon Roberts (Villa Rica) hit a pair of threes to end with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. He’s an interesting prospect with size and shooting touch. He can attack off the dribble, score around the rim and excels as a floor spacer. 2023 6-6 F LaDarius Merrill (Villa Rica) has high upside as well. The younger brother of Deasia Merrill, who signed at Kentucky and now plays for Georgia State, is a big body that can push the ball up the floor and score in the paint. He’s a little gangly with his movements, but he’s a prospect that could really catch some eyes come his senior season. He had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. 2023 5-10 G Cade Costanzo (Bremen) sank 2 threes and had 8 points.

North Paulding 57, Lithia Springs 46
Trey HarrisRyan WilliamsLangston Terry

Behind 2022 6-5 W Trey Harris’ 14 points and 10 rebounds and 2024 5-8 PG Ryan Williams’ 14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, North Paulding (4-0) remained unbeaten as they enter the halfway point of the season. 2023 6-2 C Nathan Rodriguez muscled his way to 10 points and 11 rebounds while 2023 6-2 G Carter Connelly was a jack of all trades, collecting 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. 2023 6-0 G Samuel Erritt spaced the floor with 2 threes and added 6 rebounds and 2 assists. In the loss, 2022 6-5 W Langston Terry went for 22 points and 13 rebounds.

South Paulding 49, River Ridge 30
Jordan DobbsWesley Harrison

South Paulding (3-2) used a deep attack to wear down River Ridge (0-4). 2023 6-2 CG Jeremiah Taylor had 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks while 2022 6-2 F Jordan Dobbs came down with 8 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks. 2023 6-2 SG Randy Harris had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. 2023 5-10 PG Sean Lynch collected 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals. 2023 6-4 F Gio Thomas scored 6 points and 2024 6-2 G David Williams and 2023 5-9 PG Marquis Hill netted 7 apiece. River Ridge received a standout performance from 2024 6-6 F Wesley Harrison who finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 1 block. 2024 6-5 F Garrett Fettinger recorded 7 points and 6 rebounds.

Marietta 48, Kennesaw Mountain 42
Izaiyah Nelson

2022 6-8 F Izaiyah Nelson did damage inside with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks to lift Marietta (3-1). 2024 6-5 SG Jaiden Mann scored 10 points and 2022 6-0 PG Charles Gauthier had 8 points and 3 assists. Kennesaw Mountain (1-3) was led by 2023 6-2 G Korbin Brown’s 13 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. 2024 6-3 G Gabe Mason had 8 points and 2023 5-9 G Hayden Hall scored 6. 2022 6-3 G Will Fincher produced 5 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists.

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