CTC Fall League Week 8 Recap

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Pistols 44, Villa Rica 31
Jasmine Perez

2024 5-6 PG Jasmine Perez capped off the Pistols (3-4) season with a 13-point outing. Perez scored on a hard drive with her left hand and was able to use her pull-up jumper. She added 4 rebounds and 3 steals. 2023 5-11 F Ciara Ware collected 12 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks. Ware is a mobile post that can rebound and push the ball up the floor, beating opposing bigs down the court. 2023 5-6 G Pax Loricchio of Walton cashed in a pair of threes and finished with 8 points. 2024 5-7 PG Samantha Ambroselli brought her trademark energy to the table, tallying 4 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Villa Rica (0-2) was paced by 2023 5-8 W Kiyah Swint’s 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. 2022 5-10 W Kaela Ward put up 9 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks while helping initiate the offense.

North Paulding 55, Carrollton 41
Trey Harris

In a fun game loaded with back-and-forth runs, North Paulding (6-2) closed out a scrappy Carrollton (6-2) team that caused issues with their full court press. Five early threes gave North Paulding a quick lead, but Carrollton closed the gap to 21-15. The Wolfpack responded with a 13-2 run to take a 34-17 lead into the half keyed by 2022 6-5 W Trey Harris who hit four of his five threes in the first half and finished with a game-high 19 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. The Trojans would once again claw back, going on a 14-0 run to trim into the lead as 2024 6-1 G O’Brien Watkins and 2023 6-2 G KeShaun Pace took turns carrying the load. Pace netted a team-high 14 points to go with 6 rebounds and 3 steals while Watkins contributed 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. In the end, Carrollton couldn’t keep up with North Paulding’s outside shooting, the Wolfpack nailing 10 threes. 2023 6-2 C Nathan Rodriguez balanced the offense by bullying the Trojans inside with 12 points and 14 rebounds while 2024 5-8 PG Ryan Williams finished with 10 points and 3 assists.

River Ridge 77, Bowdon 75 OT
Garrett FettingerAuthur Johnson

River Ridge (1-7) captured their first win of the season in a thriller over Bowdon (0-7) who played with multiple East Paulding players. The size of River Ridge could not be stopped inside. 2024 6-5 F Garrett Fettinger went off with 25 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks while twin tower 2024 6-6 PF Wesley Harrison dumped in 22 points, 18 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 blocks, showcasing a pretty turnaround jumper out of the post. Keeping Bowdon afloat as always was 2023 5-8 PG Authur Johnson, who capped his campaign with 49 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals going 16-32 from the field, 4-10 from three and 13-16 from the foul line. The backcourt of River Ridge was an X-Factor with 2024 6-0 G Rylan Stallard posting 16 points and 5 assists while 2024 6-1 PG Bret Senay had 7 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, impressing with his playmaking off the dribble.

Osborne 59, North Cobb Christian 53
Akai FlemingJustin McCarter

Even though this time it was Osborne (8-0) missing a plethora of starters, the rematch with North Cobb Christian (5-3) was as entertaining as it gets with the Cardinals fending off the Eagles to finish the year undefeated. 2025 6-2 G Akai Fleming saved his best outing for last, the burgeoning star pouring in 26 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block, hitting jumper after jumper off the dribble from all over the floor. 2023 6-4 G Justin McCarter shined as well, the big wiry guard tacking on 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. 2023 6-5 W Keshawn McPherson added 12 points in the win. North Cobb Christian was balanced. They led 26-25 at the half and saw 2022 6-4 W Jack Hewitt finish as the team’s leading scorer with 13 points. 2022 6-3 W Tremain Davis hit a pair of threes and had 12 points and 3 assists while 2025 6-0 PG Josh Dixon finished with 11 points. 2023 6-5 PF Samuel Ayegunle had a strong day with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. A late technical foul helped swing momentum in Osborne’s favor.

Allatoona 48, Darlington 39
Cayden Charles

A dominant 18-point first half from 2022 6-3 CG Cayden Charles gave Allatoona (3-5) a 25-14 halftime lead that they would never relinquish against debutant Darlington (0-1). Charles, who finished with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals, took advantage of a shorthanded Tiger team and was able to cut his way into the paint at will. 2024 6-2 W Tyler Ard netted 7 points and 4 rebounds in support. 2023 6-2 W Cole Smith had a breakout game with a pair of threes, finishing with 7 points and 5 rebounds. Darlington was led by 2024 6-2 G Jack Bell. Bell drilled three three-pointers and used nimble footwork to attack the basket, ending with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. 2023 6-5 W Szymon Paluch knocked down three threes and had 11 points and 5 rebounds.

East Paulding 55, Lithia Springs 54
Carter Pengelly                          

Homestanding East Paulding (6-2) enters the season with as much momentum as the program has ever had, grinding out another tight win, this time against Lithia Springs (4-4). 2022 6-5 W Sebastian Tidor strengthened his case as a future D-I prospect, posting 25 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks while nailing four threes. Emerging as the Raiders’ second-best option, 2023 6-3 F Carter Pengelly was outstanding, hitting three threes and finishing with 19 points and 7 rebounds including the game-saving defensive stand at the buzzer. Lithia Springs, who led 35-31 at the half after racing out to a 22-3 advantage to open, was led by 2022 6-1 PG Cristian Willis’ 18 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. 2022 6-3 W Khalil Porter added 11 points and 7 rebounds while 2022 6-5 W Langston Terry had 10 points and 7 rebounds.

AUX GYM

Woodstock Hawks 61, EOTO Brothers 55
Jai Pathmarajah

2022 6-3 G Jai Pathmarajah stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal as the Woodstock Hawks (3-5) defeated EOTO Brothers (1-4). 5-10 PG Miodrag Stojic was effective with 10 points while 2022 6-7 F Inigo Ibanez chipped in 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. 2023 6-1 G Kalil Humphery had 8 points and 5 rebounds. EOTO received a game-high 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal from 2023 6-0 PG Oray Towns (Villa Rica). 2022 6-6 W Kannon Roberts (Villa Rica) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks while 2022 6-5 W Zuri Greene (Oak Mountain) had 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Hiram 55, EOTO Miss 46
Erial Owens

Hiram closed the season with a 5-3 record, leaning on 2022 6-0 F Erial Owens down the stretch. Owens had another strong outing with 20 points and 3 blocks. 2023 5-7 G Camryn O’Neil provided versatility with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. 2025 5-7 G Taylor Crawford had 9 points and 5 rebounds. EOTO Miss (5-4) was shorthanded but got an impressive performance from 2023 5-7 F Jasmine Owens (Heard County) who had 14 points and 8 rebounds. 2024 5-8 G Jayden Boykin (Heard County) tossed in 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. 2024 5-9 W Aseye Srigboh (Alexander) chipped in 7 points and 5 rebounds.

River Ridge 64, North Cobb Christian 31
Mataya Gayle

At 6-1, River Ridge wins the girls division. The Knights were undefeated when 2023 5-7 PG Mataya Gayle suited up. She closed out the season in style, pouring in 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block, hitting five threes in the process and usurping Jasmine Perez for the scoring title. 2025 5-6 PG Sophia Pearl hit three threes in the second half and finished with 15 points while 2024 5-5 G Avery Gaw scored 8 points. North Cobb Christian (3-3) returned to action behind 2023 5-11 W Brooke Moore. Moore pumped in 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 8 blocks while 2024 5-9 W Gaby LoPresti netted 9 points and snatched 3 steals.

Marietta 49, South Paulding 46
Todd LeCadre

2023 6-3 SG Todd LeCadre hit three threes en route to 13 points while Arkansas State-commit 2022 6-8 F Izaiyah Nelson finished with 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks to power Marietta (5-3). 2023 5-11 G Tyhler Shields came away with 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in support. South Paulding (5-4) received a big game out of 2024 6-2 W Andrew LaVigne, who finished with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. 2023 6-2 CG Jeremiah Taylor produced 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block while 2023 6-2 SG Randy Harris had 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Central-Carrollton 55, Kennesaw Mountain 37
JoJo Bell

Central-Carrollton (3-5) finished strong against Kennesaw Mountain (2-6) as 2022 6-2 SG JoJo Bell piled in 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. 2024 6-1 G Max Young drilled three threes and finished with 15 points while 2025 6-0 G Messiah Boykin stepped up in place of Brian Bain, finishing with 10 points. Missing star guard Will Fincher, Kennesaw Mountain turned to 2023 5-10 G Hayden Hall to lead the team in scoring with 10 points. 2024 6-4 SG Gabe Mason netted 8 points while 2024 6-4 F Jake Whitaker and 2023 6-2 G Korbin Brown scored 7 points apiece.

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