Prep roundup: Kell girls win opening round in Florida

Dec. 29—Crystal Henderson scored 28 points to lead Kell to a 60-47 victory over Everglades (Fla.) on Wednesday as part of the Legacy Sunshine State Basketball Explosion.

MaKayah Harris had 10 points, Jada Green nine, Jamiah Gregory eight and Sydney Moss added five.

The Longhorns (8-3) were set to face McArthur (Fla.) on Thursday.

Sprayberry 48, Stephenson 39: Anna Vereen had 15 points to lead the Yellow Jackets to a victory on the first day of the Campbell Holiday Classic.

Sprayberry (8-3) was set to face Dalton in the semifinals Thursday.

Pope 80, Kennesaw Mountain 10: Emily Ryan had 13 points to help lead the Greyhounds past the Mustangs in the Hounds Holiday Hoop Classic.

Abbey Bensman had 12 and Cetta Gatto finished with 10.

Pope (11-2) was set to face North Gwinnett on Thursday.

Mount Paran Christian 72, Forest Park 44: Jessica Fields led the way with 19 points to help pace the Eagles to a win in the opening round of the Deep South Classic at Brookwood.

Ciara Alexander finished with 17 points and Jacalyn Myrthil added 15.

North Gwinnett 63, Walton 43: Lexy Harris had 15 and Cici Childers finished with 12 in the first round matchup in the Hounds Holiday Hoops Classic at Pope.

Graycen Ehlen had nine points and Kate Bagley added eight.

Walton (4-6) was set to face Kennesaw Mountain on Thursday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wednesday

Lassiter 76, Gilmer 63: Noah Grigsby and Harper Kirby each had 14 points to help lead the Trojans to a non-region victory.

Lassiter made nine 3-pointers in the victory. Cal Liston finished with 13 points, Jaden Emmanuelli had 10, Travis Godwin nine and DeMarcus Large added eight.

The Trojans (2-9) was set to face Sonoraville on Thursday.

Sprayberry 75, Carver-Atlanta 19: The Yellow Jackets rolled to a victory in the opening round of the Campbell Holiday Classic.

Sprayberry (4-7) was set to face host Campbell in the semifinals Thursday.

Mount Bethel Christian 60, Clarksville Academy 58: Mo Daio scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half to help the Eagles earn the victory at the NXTLVL Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jackson Bell finished with 17 points, James White ended up with 15 points and five assists. Mount Bethel (9-1) advanced to the semifinals Thursday.

COHEA (Fla.) 66, Allatoona 50: Landen Pitts had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the Buccaneers' opening-round game of the Campbell Holiday Classic.

Allatoona was set to face Decatur in Classic play Thursday.

Pine Bluff (Ark.) 48, McEachern 45: The Indians fell in the semifinals of the King Cotton Holiday Classic in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The Indians trailed by six with under 2 minutes to play and cut the deficit to 46-45 on five Jayden Bynes free throws.

A final 3-point attempt to tie the game was no good.

Tuesday

Wheeler 66, River Bluff (S.C.) 38: Arrinten Page had 15 points and Isaiah Collier finished with 14 to lead the Wildcats to a win in the opening round of the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Lexington, South Carolina.

Wheeler (7-3) was set to face Keenan (S.C.) on Thursday.