CONYERS -- Shay Tarver did a lot of everything for the Salem girls basketball team Tuesday. Tarver just missed a triple-double, scoring 22 points and adding nine rebounds, eight steals and five assists in the Seminoles' 66-36 victory over Loganville.
Salem, which started the season 0-3 and 0-1 in Region 8-AAAAA, has since won consecutive league games by an average margin of 29 points.
The Seminoles also got 14 points from Taylor King and 12 from Palm Beach Atlantic University signee Nikkira Brown.
In the boys nightcap, Dedrick Turner scored 22 points to lead the Seminoles to a 72-63 victory.
"He can do even more, too," Salem coach Noah Harrell said of Turner, an uncommitted senior. "He started (the season) well, but we still expect more out of him.
Eagles come from behind in win over Henry County
McDONOUGH -- Henry County jumped out to a 21-12 lead in the first quarter before the Eagles charged back to a 78-73 win on Tuesday.The Eagles, behind nine points by Anthony Henderson, cut Henry County's lead to four points, 33-29, to end the first half before coming out fast in the first frame, outscoring the War Hawks 25-12 to take the lead. Quindarrius Russell spearheaded the charge with 11 points in the quarter as Treyvon Francis broke down the Henry County defense to find the sharpshooting Russell. Eastside extended the lead to 14 points in the fourth frame, enough to hold off a late charge by Henry County.
Russell led all scores with 32 points. Henderson added 19 points, with Francis putting up 13 points and a career-high 16 assists.
"I really thought the insertion of junior Jamal Hardge into the starting lineup was important for this game due to the physical nature of Henry County's team," Eastside head coach Greg Freeman said. "Jamal helped to stabilize the glass and also played terrific defense on both the perimeter and the block."