On Saturday, the Mount Paran Christian Eagles girl’s basketball team and St. Francis Knights went head to head in what could be a potential Georgia High School Association Class 1A Private state championship playoff match up. Besides the fact that the game featured two of Georgia’s top ranked players in Kara Dunn of Mount Paran and Mississippi State signee, Mia Moore of St. Francis, both teams are off to great starts as the Eagles went into Saturday’s game 12-2 and St. Francis boasted an 8-1 record. As expected, the game was close throughout most of the contest, however after trailing 5-0 early in the first quarter, the Eagles would outscore St. Francis 12-4 to close out the first quarter with a 12-9 lead. Outside of a couple of ties, Mount Paran led the remainder of the game, but it was their fourth quarter performance that was the difference maker as they led 45-40 at the start of the period, but would outscore the Knights 19-11 to close out the game with a 64-51 win. Dunn would lead all players finishing with 39 points for the Eagles. St.
Francis’ Moore would finish with 18 and Knights’ sophomore Erica Moon added 17 points.
The Buford Lady Wolves improved to a perfect 9-0 with as 72-44 win over Greater Atlanta Christian. It was the fourth game that the Buford girls have played this week, as the team was idle for three weeks due to COVID19 protocols. Coach Gene Durden’s squad used a swarming defense to force the Lady Spartans into a series of turnovers that led to a 23-8 advantage after the first period. Ashyia Willis and Ava Grace Watson led the way with 14 points each with Tamori Plantin added 10 points.