CTC Fall League Week 6 Recap

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EOTO Miss 49, East Paulding 37
Briley MerrillHalle Verkerk

EOTO Miss (4-3) jumped out to a 34-16 halftime lead and never looked back. 2023 5-9 SG Briley Merrill led a balanced attack with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals, drilling two threes in the process. 2023 5-7 F Jasmine Owens had a breakout game with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Owens used her strength inside to fight for position and earn second chance points. 2023 5-8 W Kiyah Swint collected 7 points and 9 rebounds while 2022 5-5 PG India Johnson, 2024 5-8 G Jayden Boykin and 2022 5-8 G Jordan Kierbow scored 6 points apiece. Johnson added 5 assists and Kierbow 7 rebounds and 4 assists. East Paulding (2-4) received a big performance from 2022 5-9 F Halle Verkerk. The lefty double-doubled with 11 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Verkerk’s nose for the ball and ability to secure rebounds is impressive. She’s a workhorse in the paint. 2023 5-9 W McKayla Mann netted 8 points.


River Ridge 54, East Paulding 25
Mataya Gayle

On double duty, East Paulding (2-5) couldn’t keep pace with the league’s best. River Ridge (4-1) saw MVP frontrunner 2023 5-7 PG Mataya Gayle go for 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals and 1 block. 2024 5-5 G Avery Gaw’s strong play continued, scoring nine of her 10 points in the first half including a three-pointer. 2025 5-6 PG Sophia Pearl had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal while 2023 5-9 W Ayanna Blanco hit a pair of threes and finished with 7 points. 2023 5-8 W Alyssa Farmer tallied 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals and 2 blocks, showcasing her versatility and ability to impact games in different ways. East Paulding got another strong effort out of 2022 5-9 F Halle Verkerk who had 7 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. 2022 5-10 C Wunmi Atiba and 2022 5-7 G Destinee Lovejoy scored 6 points apiece.


Osborne 101, North Cobb Christian 39
Cris CarrollChristian Hernandez

The long awaited “championship” game between the league’s last two unbeatens turned into an asterisk game as North Cobb Christian (5-1) had nearly their full team on fall break and was missing their entire starting five. Osborne (6-0) smelled blood in the water and became the first team in CTC Fall League history to score 100+ points in a game. 2022 6-6 F Cris Carroll knocked down three three-pointers on his way to a team-high 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. 2022 6-3 SG Zocko Littleton suited up for his second game of the season and provided 14 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. 2023 6-3 G Kevin Hicks tacked on 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal while 2022 6-6 G Jonathan Carroll had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 block. 2025 6-2 SG Akai Fleming nailed two threes and had 8 points. North Cobb Christian was powered by 2023 6-0 G Christian Hernandez who buried six three-pointers to finish with a game-high 20 points. Hernandez was able to score off the catch and was able to create some separation with the dribble when needed. He’s one of many lethal three-point shooters the Eagles have to offer. 2023 6-5 F Samuel Ayegunle pitched in 9 points and 8 rebounds while 2024 6-3 W Holden Cardon had 7 points and 6 rebounds.


EOTO Brothers 60, Marietta 56
Oray Towns

In a fun game that saw wild momentum swings, EOTO Brothers (1-2) was able to weather a Marietta (3-3) storm midway through the second half and rally for a gutsy win. EOTO trailed 38-29 at the half, as 2023 6-3 SG Todd LeCadre filled it up for the Blue Devils, hitting two threes and scoring 12 of his 14 points in the first half. 2022 6-0 PG Charles Gauthier had a team-high 16 points and went 7-8 from the line for Marietta while dishing out 6 assists but EOTO never lost focus. 2023 6-0 PG Oray Towns (Villa Rica) excelled in transition, finishing with 17 points (7-8 FT) and 7 rebounds while 2022 6-6 W Kannon Roberts (Villa Rica) filled up the stat sheet with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Roberts, the lefty, hit two threes and scored on three putbacks. He battled with Marietta’s 2022 6-8 F Izaiyah Nelson who finished with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks. The Blue Devils got 8 points and 5 rebounds from 2024 6-5 SG Jaiden Mann including a spin baseline into a dunk, but 2023 5-9 G JT Dumas (Villa Rica) answered with 12 points and a pair of key floaters in the second half.


Lithia Springs 44, Kennesaw Mountain 36
Zaire Finch

2025 6-0 G Zaire Finch sank four threes to finish with a game-high 16 points as Lithia Springs (3-3) held off Kennesaw Mountain (2-4).  With both teams missing starters, Finch’s three-point shooting elevated the Lions in a low scoring game. 2022 6-4 W Christian Bishop was tough getting to the basket, finishing with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. 2024 6-3 SG Gabe Mason paced Kennesaw Mountain with 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 blocks. 2023 6-2 G Korbin Brown chipped in 8 points and 4 rebounds. Fresh off a game-winning three in Week 5, 2023 5-10 G Hayden Hall continued to make plays, this time with his motor and athleticism as he collected 7 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.


East Paulding 55, North Paulding 45
Sebastian TidorAmaree Jones-Cooper

2022 6-5 W Sebastian Tidor’s MVP surge resulted in 25 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block in an upset of North Paulding (4-2). Tidor’s second half heroics saw him score 19 points including three three-pointers. East Paulding (4-2) got unexpected offensive production out of 2024 5-10 G Amaree Jones-Cooper, the lefty scoring a career-high 10 points to go along with 4 steals. 2023 6-3 F Carter Pengelly provided terrific energy in the paint with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 1 block. 2024 5-10 PG Kody Faulkner stepped up with 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. 2022 6-5 W Trey Harris poured in 21 points, 10 rebounds and 1 block for North Paulding, netting four threes. 2024 5-8 PG Ryan Williams scored 11 points.


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North Paulding 52, Pistols 22
Aliyah Washington

North Paulding (3-2) sent a statement behind 2022 5-9 W Aliyah Washington’s 18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. The Wolfpack raced out to an early lead and never gave the Pistols (2-3) a chance to catch their breath. North Paulding smothered league leading scorer 2024 5-6 PG Jasmine Perez, holding her to 6 points on a pair of threes. 2025 5-5 PG Hadara King had a coming out party for the Wolfpack with 11 points. 2024 5-9 PG Samantha Ambroselli and 2023 6-1 F Ciara Ware scored 6 points apiece for the Pistols.


Woodstock Hawks 79, Bowdon 62
Authur Johnson

The addition of 5-10 PG Miodrag Stojic has immediately paid dividends for the Woodstock Hawks (2-4). The smooth guard cashed in four threes and finished with 16 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in the win. 2022 6-3 G Jai Pathmarajah had 12 points while 6-2 G Alex Gemaljevic scored 10 points. As a team the Hawks sank 12 threes. Bowdon (0-5) saw 2023 5-8 PG Authur Johnson go on a scoring binge to make up for last week’s 19-point game. Johnson dumped in 45 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists, knocking down three three-pointers and going 16-17 from the foul line to raise his season average up to 37.6 points per game.

New Manchester 49, Hiram 48
India Johnson

Behind 2022 5-5 PG India Johnson’s four three-pointers and 18 points, New Manchester (2-4) picked up a big win over Hiram (3-3). The Jaguar backcourt also saw 2022 5-5 PG Kamryn Bates earn 10 points and 6 rebounds. 2024 5-5 SG Taniya James provided an important 7 points in support. 2022 6-0 F Erial Owens finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block for Hiram. Kia Kilgore debuted with 10 points and 7 rebounds while 2025 5-7 G Taylor Crawford scored 8 points.


Allatoona 49, New Manchester 46
Cayden Charles

Allatoona (2-4) got back on track with a balanced scoring attack led by 2022 6-3 SG Cayden Charles. Charles had 14 points and 4 assists but got three threes and 11 points from 2022 6-2 G Carter Windham. 2024 6-2 W Tyler Ard added 8 points and 6 rebounds while 2025 5-10 G Matthew McAuley netted 7 points. 2022 6-6 W Jordan Edmond paced New Manchester (4-2) with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. 2024 5-8 PG Chase James-Robinson buried three threes to finish with 10 points along with 2022 6-2 G Rhian McCoy.

Carrollton 59, River Ridge 44
Carrollton

Four players reached double figures for 5-1 Carrollton, who continues to quietly climb up the standings. 2024 6-1 G O’Brien Watkins dumped in 20 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. 2023 6-2 G KeShaun Pace scored 12 points while 2023 6-4 W Nolan Sorrells and 2024 5-10 G Eli Pippins netted 11 points apiece. River Ridge (0-6) got major contributions out of 2024 6-5 F Garrett Fettinger who finished with a team-high 15 points. 2024 6-6 F Wesley Harrison was steady with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. 2024 6-2 F Ian Helms chipped in 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.


South Paulding 59, Central-Carrollton 45
Jeremiah Taylor

In a battle of explosive guards, 2023 6-2 CG Jeremiah Taylor carried South Paulding (4-3) with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. 2024 6-2 W Andrew LaVigne had a breakout game with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals while drilling a pair of three-pointers. 2022 6-3 F Jordan Dobbs and 2023 5-10 PG Sean Lynch scored 9 points apiece, Dobbs adding 9 rebounds. 2023 6-2 SG Randy Harris scored just 1 point but made an impact in other ways with 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks. Central-Carrollton (2-4) got 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block from stat sheet stuffer 2022 6-2 SG JoJo Bell. 2024 5-9 PG Maxx Williamson launched three threes and finished with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. 2024 6-1 G Max Young ran up his three-point count to 14 by sinking three more deep balls and finishing with 9 points.

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