Avery Smith, who allowed one unearned run on three hits in three innings pitched, batted 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. He had a bases-loaded, two-out double in the Grizzlies’ four-run fifth.
Austin Smith was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored, while Jack Mayo batted 2-for-2 with four RBIs and and scored a run.
John Cable batted 2-for-3 with a double for River Ridge.
Creekview (1-0) will travel to West Forsyth today. River Ridge (0-2) will host Sequoyah on Monday.
Furtah Prep 68, LaGrange Academy 33: Sam Wilson scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Falcons won Thursday night to advance to the GISA Region 4AA title game.
Furtah (30-2) will face Arlington Christian at 8:30 p.m. tonight for the region title.
Also with big nights for Furtah were Amir Savon and Nils Dejworek. Savon finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Dejworek had 12 points and five rebounds.
With a win tonight, Furtah would advance to the first round of the Georgia Independent School Association state tournament, which will begin next Thursday in Tifton.
Furtah coach Eugene Fries said it has been a very good season for the Falcons, who are averaging 72 points per game, while holding opponents to an average of 52 points.
“This group has bought into playing hard on both ends of the court,” Fries said. “They have become one of our better defensive teams in the last few years. We now look forward to starting the playoffs and trying to bring home a region and state title.”
Three of the Furtah players — Dejworek, Sikimic and Wilson — are drawing attention from college programs, something Fries said adds to the greatness of the season.
“We still have a long way to go until all our preseason goals are achieved and we are very excited to get started with the region (championship today).”
River Ridge leads region honorees: River Ridge swept the top player and coach honors Wednesday, when the all-Region 7AAAA teams were announced.
Lucy Stone and Nick Masterson were named players of the year, while Jason Taylor and Matt Bohon were named the top coaches for the girls and boys teams, respectively.
Also making the girls first team for River Ridge was Jessica Mlaska. Steven Spears was voted onto the boys first team.
River Ridge didn’t have any players on either second team, though Jessica Baker and Jon Karlin were named honorable mentions.