The mighty have fallen in Class AA. Of the nine top-10 teams in action over the past seven days, eight picked up at least one loss. It’s probably not time for any of these teams to panic; the only thing I think we can truly glean from these results is that (1) there is likely no runaway favorite to win state, (2) there’s a good handful of teams …
The Chick-fil-A Classic championship went into overtime Tuesday night as the state power Miller Grove boys beat Tucker 60-58. Alterique Gilbert of Miller Grove was named the tournament MVP. Tucker entered the Classic ranked No. 2 at Class AAAAAA behind Shiloh while Miller Grove, winner of six state championships, is No. 1 at Class AAAAA.
Campbell Holiday Classic: The Campbell boys won their own tournament, beating Etowah 52-36. Leading the way …
It was a busy day at the Campbell Holiday Classic as the Dunwoody boys, down by as many 16 in the third quarter, came back to upset Mays 63-57. Zaire Mateen led Dunwoody with 18 points. In their second win of the day, the host Campbell boys knocked off Towers 72-49. Campbell was led by Laz Walker with 23 points and 13 rebounds and Mike Olmert (13 points, 10 assists …
High School Basketball
Chick-Fil-A Holiday Invitational (at Tucker High School)
Cedar Grove 76, Gainesville (Fla.) 57
Jenkins 77, M.L. King 50
Meridian (Ala.) 69, Sunshine (Ala.) 45
Sandy Creek 64, Coconut Creek (Fla.) 44
5th Annual McDonalds Invitational (at Tift County High School)
Brunswick 77, Lake Wales (Fla.) 61
Cook 54, Lowndes 38
Dougherty 56, Colquitt County 47
Ware County 50, Pehlam 43
Westlake 79, Valdosta 43
Tift County 64 North Florida 23
Arabia Mountain 75, Creekside 45
A quick look at the biggest girls games of the weekend in Class AA …
The clear headliner is Holy Innocents’ vs. Irmo High out of Columbia, S.C., in the Carolina Invitational on Friday.
Irmo is a Class AAAA team, ranked No. 1 overall in South Carolina by MaxPreps.com. Irmo is led by guard Ke’Asia Jackson (16.1 ppg, 4.6 spg). Holy Innocents’ hot start has been sparked by the inside-out duo of …
Two of the state’s best Class AAA boys teams will be participating in the Chick-fil-A Invitational Classic, which starts Friday at Tucker High School. No. 2-ranked Cedar Grove and No. 6 Jenkins are among the 16 teams that will be competing in the showcase event.
Cedar Grove opens against Gainesville, Fla., at 2:30 p.m. The Saints are led by Jacara Cross, who averages 14.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks, and …
Offensive player of the year: Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy
Defensive player of the year: Natrez Patrick, Mays
Coach of the year: Corey Jarvis, Mays
QB – Willie Candler, Lovett, 6-0, 182, Sr.
RB – Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy, 5-11, 200, Jr.
RB – Isaiah “Zay” Malcome, Westminster, 5-5, 160, So.
RB – Bricen …
All-classification player of the year: A.J. Gray, Washington County
Offensive player of the year: Sihiem King, Colquitt County
Defensive player of the year: Bull Barge, Colquitt County
Coach of the year: Rush Propst, Colquitt County
QB – Bailey Hockman, McEachern, 6-3, 215, So.
RB – Sheldon Evans, Roswell, 5-10, 210, So.
RB – Sihiem King, Colquitt County, 5-8, 172, Sr.
WR – Major Bellamy, Central Gwinnett, 5-8, 160, Jr.
WR – Andrew Harris, Cherokee, 6-1, 180, Sr.
WR – T.J. Rahming, McEachern, …
The M.L. King girls rallied past Chamblee 41-35 to grab their first win of the season, coming at the DeKalb Pre-Holiday Tournament at Arabia Mountain High School. Chamblee led 28-26 entering the fourth quarter before the Lions outscored the Bulldogs 15-7 in the final quarter. Chamblee pulled off a major upset over Columbia (38-36) earlier this month and opened the tourney with wins over Druid Hills and Rockdale County before falling to …