GYBA Week 3 Recap

Tons of teams and coaches got after it this weekend at Suwanee Sports Academy for the third weekend of the GYBA League! There was a different type of intensity in the air as teams began to solidify themselves as contenders in their respective divisions. Here’s how the weekend played out.
TOP PERFORMERS
Here are some of the top performers from this weekend and a performance of theirs that got our attention.
5th & 6th Grade Boys
Trent Cicotte, South Forsyth War Eagles – 11pts vs Johns Creek Gladiators
Jahari Simmons, Milton Eagles – 10pts vs Lambert Longhorns 
Pierson Degala, Milton Eagles – 10pts vs Lambert Longhorns 
Justin Taylor, North Gwinnett Bulldogs – 14pts vs Jr Knights

7th Grade Boys
Grant McDuffie, Milton Eagles – 30pts vs Providence Storm
William Dopfer, Lambert Longhorns – 34pts vs Denmark Jr Danes

8th Grade Boys
Ty Harpring, BT Titans – 23pts vs Milton Eagles
Carson Zagryn, Roswell Jr Hornets – 16pts vs Collins Hill Eagles 
RJ Williams, South Gwinnett Comets – 17pts vs Dacula Falcons
Cam Bland, Lambert Longhorns – 25pts vs Lanier Longhorns 
J.J. Gallagher, North Gwinnett Bulldogs – 20pts vs Providence Storm
Jaylen Edgertron, Chattahoochee Cougars – 17pts vs Grayson Rams

5th & 6th Grade Girls
Tobi Owolabi, Johns Creek Gladiators – 15pts vs Lion Power
Elise Van Vuurem, Cambridge Bears – 11pts vs Johns Creek Gladiators

7th & 8th Grade Girls
Jaliyah Benefield, Dacula Falcons – 16pts vs Denmark Jr Danes
Makailyn Johnson, Norcross Blue Devils – 18pts vs Johns Creek Gladiators  
Jayla Bennett, Grayson Rams – 15pts vs Jr. Hornets
GAME OF THE WEEK
The Centennial Jr Knights vs North Gwinnett Bulldogs 8th grade matchup evening could’ve very well been an NBA Finals game with the atmosphere it brought to SSA on Sunday afternoon. The Knights came in with an undefeated record of 5-0 while the Bulldogs were trying not to fall to 3-3. The game went down to the wire as J.J. Gallagher hit a big 3-pointer to bring the Bulldogs working one with just seconds left on the clock. The Jr Knights would hang on to win in this thriller but both teams had a lot to be proud of. Kamden Stone (pictured) had a really nice outing from the point guard position, finishing with 11poija and several assists. He controlled the ball well down the stretch and helped Centennial secure the win and remain unbeaten.

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