Before we head into a holiday weekend, we got into a great slate of GYBA basketball at Suwanee Sports Academy. The fourth weekend of games didn’t disappoint! Some teams are starting to make their presence felt and players are pushing their teams into playoff position. Here’s how the weekend played out.
Here are some of the top performers from this weekend and a performance of theirs that got our attention. These players led their teams to victories this weekend.
5th & 6th Grade Boys
Deuce Grayson, Milton Eagles – 24pts vs Jr. Knights
Cooper Elzey, North Forsyth – 16pts vs Buford Wolves
7th Grade Boys
Devin Hutcherson, Johns Creek Gladiators – 18pts vs Cambridge Bears
Darie Mustiz, North Gwinnett Bulldogs – 15pts vs Jr Knights
Grant McDuffie, Milton Eagles – 16pts vs Denmark Jr. Danes
Drew Pascasella, Lambert Longhorns – 15pts Providence Storm
8th Grade Boys
Ty Harpring, BT Titans – 27pts vs Alpharetta Raiders
Nigel Gist-Allen, Collins Hill Eagles – 17pts vs Duluth Wildcats
Kiwane Garris Jr., Centennial Jr. Knights – 21pts vs Brookwood Broncos
Cam Bland, Lambert Longhorns – 31pts vs Alpharetta Raiders
5th & 6th Grade Girls
Ayla Summers, Mill Creek Hawks – 27pts vs Cambridge Bears
Tobi Owolabi, Johns Creek Gladiators – 20pts vs Lanier Longhorns
7th & 8th Grade Girls
Kirra Diaz, Lion Power – 15pts vs Centennial Jr. Knights
Jayla Bennett, Grayson Rams – 18pts vs Lion Power
Jaliyah Benefield, Dacula Falcons – 13pts vs Cambridge Bears
Refuse to Lose
A few players have been absolutely willing their teams to victories over the past several weeks and we’ve been impressed. BT Titans player Ty Harpring makes it known that he is going to dominate just about every game. In an outing against the Alpharetta Raiders this weekend, Harpring went for 27 points, getting it done by just about everywhere on the floor. His size and speed have been tough for defenders to handle for several weeks.
Mill Creek’s Ayla Summers has also been on a tear in the GYBA’s 5th/6th-grade girls division. On Sunday versus the Cambridge Bears, Summers also went for 27 points, making sure her team got the win. Mill Creek scored 29 points total in the game, with Mia Huckaby scoring the other bucket.