Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Tuesday basketball scores

9:48 pm Jan. 16, 2018


Baldwin 67, Cross Creek 55

Collins Hill 51, North Gwinnett 48

Effingham County 53, Bluffton, SC 48

Glenn Hills 94, Butler 63

Hart County 49, Monroe Area 44

Jenkins 75, Groves 41

Lakeview Academy 67, Hebron Christian 59

Lincoln County 66, Glascock County 38

Marion County 80, Dooly County 73

Prince Avenue 68, Athens Academy 56

Putnam County 64, Social Circle 62

Riverside Military 68, Commerce 62

St. Pius X 64, Oconee County 51


Athens Academy 39, George Walton Academy 29

Bacon County 34,

Top boys, girls teams fighting for position in polls

3:05 pm Jan. 16, 2018

The No. 3 Johnson-Savannah boys team has proven its worth.

Since losing to Jenkins (79-41) Dec. 18, the Atomsmashers have reeled off six victories, including a 93-45 victory against Groves on Jan. 12 and a 61-53 victory against Heritage on Jan. 15.

Shamar Jones leads the Atomsmashers in scoring (19.7 points), but the team has four players averaging in double-figures. Georgia commitment Amanze Ngumezi, a 6-foot-7 center, adds 15.8 points, 8.9 rebounds

Buford’s Watson: Big points, big potential

1:59 pm Jan. 16, 2018

Some basketball players are gifted with the ability to score. Buford’s Marcus Watson is one of those guys. Whether it’s taking it strong to the rim or stepping outside to shoot a 3-pointer, Watson has

Rankings rundown: Week 11

1:15 pm Jan. 16, 2018

Every Sunday, the AJC releases its top 10 polls for both boys and girls. Here’s a rundown of those teams and where they’re at at this point in the season.


1. Glenn Hills (16-0)
Region record: 7-0 in

Record-setting six overtimes needed to settle Region 1-AAAA showdown

8:40 am Jan. 16, 2018

With region action picking up across the state, Class AAAA was the home to one of the best regular season region showdown perhaps in state history this past Friday night. It was a Region 1-AAAA battle between Carver-Columbus and Americus-Sumter that ended in a six overtime, 125-122 victory for the host Panthers. According to the Americus Times Recorder, the game set Sumter County records for “Most points by a team

MLK Day basketball recaps

6:20 pm Jan. 15, 2018

On Monday across the state, several basketball showcases honored Martin Luther King Jr. Here is the action from a few of those events.


In first game of the Dream Challenge at Morehouse College, Windsor Forest defeated Mount Vernon 55-48 after taking a 34-29 lead at halftime. Zim Fields led Windsor Forest with 24 points. Teammate Juwan Davis added 11. Mount Vernon was led by Tahj Keeton with 18