Weekend number one of the GYBA League at Suwanee Sports Academy kicked off this past weekend and there was plenty of talent in the building! Here’s our notebook to recap everything you missed.
Here are some of the top performers from this weekend and a performance of theirs that got our attention.
5th & 6th Grade Boys
Max Etienne, SJN Crusaders – 25pts vs Perimeter Eagles
7th Grade Boys
Grant McDuffie, Milton Eagles – 26pts vs Lambert Longhorns
Devin Hutcherson, Johns Creek Gladiators – 27pts vs Marist War Eagles
8th Grade Boys
Cam Bland, Lambert Longhorns – 27pts vs Grayson Rams
Marc Chavenet, South Gwinnett Comets – 18pts vs Providence Storm
Javias Robinson, Mill Creek Hawks – 17pts vs Mountain View Bears
Jackson Honsner, Sutton Middle Cougars – 17pts vs West Forsyth Wolverines
5th & 6th Grade Girls
Mia Huckaby, Mill Creek Hawks – 13pts vs South Forsyth War Eagles
7th & 8th Grade Girls
Jaliyah Bonefield, Dacula Falcons – 20pts vs Marist War Eagles
Mazlanz Weyer, Lambert Longhorns – 18pts vs CTK Lion Power
One of the best young duos we saw this weekend plays for the Johns Creek Gladiators 7th grade squad. Big man Devin Hutcherson used his size to his advantage all weekend and finished with multiple 20+ point games to his name. He didn’t do it all alone though as Tatum Holmes played extremely well from the guard spot, often finishing with double digits himself. The two play well off of each other and love to get out on the break for easy buckets. They’re definitely a team and a duo that I would keep my eyes on in the near future.
Game of the Week
The matchup of the weekend took place in the 8th-grade division on Saturday night as the Sutton Middle Cougars laced up to play the West Forsyth Wolverines. This game was close all the way through with top performer Jackson Honsner leading the way for Sutton with 17pts. His teammate Simeon Montstory helped out with 13pts. That would be enough to give the Sutton Cougars a 56-53 victory over West Forsyth in this touch matchup. Grayson B. and Zach A. played very well in the loss for West Forsyth, finishing with 13pts and 14pts respectively. They’ll look to bounce back after the Thanksgiving break.