Prep roundup: Bean lifts Mount Paran to comeback win

Marietta Daily Journal, Ga.
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Apr. 22—Corbin Bean's goal from 50 yards out with 1 minute to play helped the Mount Paran Christian boys soccer team complete a second-half comeback and beat Lakeview Academy 4-3 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Class A Private state playoffs.

The Eagles trailed 3-1 at the half before shutting out Lakeview over the final 40 minutes.

Jaden Emoghene had two goals. Stephen Emoghene had a goal and an assist, while Micah Lott and Ekow Hudson each added assists.

Mount Paran (9-5) will travel to Atlanta International on Tuesday in Round 2.

Whitefield Academy 10, Aquinas 0: Micah Messner had three goals and Joel McKinney had two to help lead the Wolfpack to an opening round victory in the Class A Private state playoffs.

Luke Wilson, Drew Heiskell, Curry Patton, Scott Hellier and James Heiskell each added a goal.

Messner, Mason Jones and Diego Lopez added assists.

Whitefield (15-4) will host the Heritage School on Wednesday.



North Cobb 3, Lowndes 2: The Lady Warriors advanced to the Class AAAAAAA quarterfinals with a road victory over the Lady Vikings in the second round of the state playoffs.

Mana Fawcett rallied to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, while Olivia Drake won 6-0, 7-6. The doubles team of Karen Graham and Alex Preston won 6-1, 6-3.

North Cobb will face the winner of Alpharetta and Dunwoody by Thursday.



Allatoona 11, Wheeler 1: Will Mosely went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple and six RBIs to help lead the Buccaneers to victory and claim the Region 6AAAAAA championship.

Brett Blomquist went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Logan McGuire pitched four innings of one-hit ball and struck out nine to earn the victory.

Allatoona (24-5, 14-1) will travel to South Cobb on Friday.

Pope 7, Sprayberry 2: Peyton Cariaco and Carson Kerce combined to pitch a no-hitter as the Greyhounds earned the Region 6AAAAAA victory.

Cariaco pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out 13. Kerce came in and got the last two outs to secure the win.

James Tibbs and Heath Owen each had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Kent Schmidt was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Trey Kaiser had a triple and Dylan Campbell added an RBI for Pope (21-6, 12-3).

Lassiter 7, South Cobb 4: The Trojans scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to win the Region 6AAAAAA matchup.

Ryan Stephens went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth. Bradley Frye was 3-for-4, Parker Hughes went 2-for-4 and Kyle Carlson added a two-run single.

Trey Griffin pitched four innings of two-hit ball and struck out five. Matthew Cooney earned the save.

Lassiter (23-5, 12-3) will travel to Kell on Thursday.



Starr's Mill 10, Lassiter 5: Audrey Wisdom had three goals and an assist as the Lady Trojans fell.

Diana Bruder and Ella Greyard each added a goal, while Emily White and Mary Clara Simoglou each had five saves in the game.