Week 6 Girls Basketball Rankings

Over in South Carolina, the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational was as good as it gets with a handful of Georgia powers in attendance. One of those state championship favorites was Class AAAAAAA No. 1 Norcross, who went 3-1 with their lone loss coming to eventual tournament champion Monacan, VA 58-57.  Along the way the Lady Blue Devils knocked off Wesleyan 58-53. Back in Georgia, No. 6 Westlake and No. 9 Colquitt County were tested at the Peach State Classic. The Lions went 2-1 with a win over Colquitt 45-42. The Packets finished 1-2 with losses to Southwest DeKalb and Westlake.

The Olivia Nelson-Ododa tour went to the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational and nearly captured the championship. Class AAAAAA No. 2 Winder-Barrow went 3-1, beating Wesleyan 65-60 and falling to Monacan in the finals 54-49. In the loss Nelson-Ododa finished with 16 points and 22 rebounds.

Class AAAAA is shaping up to be tons of fun with No. 1 Buford as the early favorite. They crushed Morgan County 74-17 heading into the holiday break. Southwest DeKalb jumps Griffin for No. 3 in the state. The Panthers won the Peach State Classic beating Tucker (52-46), Colquitt County (60-51) and No. 7 Maynard Jackson 72-58 in the title game.

It’s now nine straight wins for No. 2 West Hall heading into Lanierland. The Spartans won the Holidays on the Hardwood Championship in North Carolina over Cherokee, NC 76-71. No. 3 Carver-Columbus pounded No. 5 Columbus 69-53, dropping them three spots in the Class AAAA poll. Heritage-Catoosa departs the rankings after a 60-45 loss to Ringgold and is replaced by No. 10 Americus-Sumter, who drilled Monroe 61-40 at the Phoebe Sumter Shootout, the Tornadoes first loss of the year.

No. 1 Beach and No. 2 Johnson-Savannah will battle for Region 3-AAA supremacy all season long and even though it wasn’t a region game, it was Beach’s turn to stun the Atomsmashers. The Bulldogs won the Memorial Health Holiday Classic Championship in overtime 62-56 just six days after losing 45-42 on a buzzer beater to Johnson. The Bulldogs take ahold of No. 1 and will see Johnson for the third time on January 27.

No. 2 Model is starting to heat up in Class AA, beating Darlington 56-47 and Rome 60-54. Dodge County leaps Rabun County for No. 3 due to more resume building wins, their most recent coming at Wayne County 50-45. Bryan County and Pepperell exit the Top 10. Bryan County was upset by Long County while the Dragons have dropped three straight by double digits. Entering is No. 9 Hapeville Charter and No. 10 DublinThe Hornets have some sting and are a team to keep an eye on with a High Major player leading the way.

There’s shuffling along the top of Class A-Private with St. Francis reclaiming No. 1 even after two losses at the Nike Tournament of Champions. The Knights have played the toughest schedule in the state and are still a force in Georgia. Holy Innocents’ climbs up to No. 2 after a clean week with a win over Jonesboro. Wesleyan went 2-2 at the CresCom Invitational, their only two losses coming to GHSA opponents in Winder-Barrow and Norcross. Darlington has lost two in a row and is out of the rankings, replaced by No. 10 Tattnall Square Academy.

No. 1 Pelham is a monster in Class A-Public, beating Tift County 40-38 just to show their dominance from the state’s smallest classification. Below Pelham there were some state-changing results. Wheeler County jumps up two spots to No. 2 following No. 3 Greenville and No. 9 Terrell County’s losses.

 

Class AAAAAAA

1. Norcross (15-1)

2. Collins Hill (12-0)

3. McEachern (5-4)

4. Mill Creek (11-1)

5. Archer (9-2)

6. Westlake (9-3)

7. Newton (8-1)

8. Hillgrove (7-4)

9. Colquitt County (9-2)

10. Brookwood (8-4)

 

Class AAAAAA

1. Harrison (9-1)

2. Winder-Barrow (8-4)

3. Douglas County (10-2)

4. Grovetown (8-4)

5. Mays (5-4)

6. Sequoyah (10-0)

7. Lovejoy (9-2)

8. Northview (11-1)

9. Stephenson (8-4)

10. Jonesboro (7-4)

 

Class AAAAA

1. Buford (8-0)

2. Flowery Branch (9-2)

3. Southwest DeKalb (10-3)

4. Griffin (13-0)

5. Warner Robins (13-0)

6. Carrollton (9-0)

7. Maynard Jackson (9-1)

8. Villa Rica (11-1)

9. Arabia Mountain (9-0)

10. Harris County (10-2)

 

Class AAAA

1. North Oconee (10-1)

2. West Hall (9-3)

3. Carver-Columbus (11-1)

4. Cross Creek (8-4)

5. Columbus (7-2)

6. Northwest Whitfield (7-3)

7. Sandy Creek (7-1)

8. Jefferson (8-3)

9. Perry (10-2)

10. Americus-Sumter (8-2)

 

Class AAA

1. Beach (11-1)

2. Johnson-Savannah (12-1)

3. Greater Atlanta Christian (10-4)

4. Ringgold (10-2)

5. Hart County (10-1)

6. Monroe (8-1)

7. Redan (8-2)

8. Calhoun (11-3)

9. Franklin County (8-2)

10. Haralson County (8-3)

 

Class AA

1. Laney (9-1)

2. Model (8-2)

3. Dodge County (8-1)

4. Rabun County (11-1)

5. Vidalia (8-1)

6. Fitzgerald (6-0)

7. Heard County (10-2)

8. Dade County (10-3)

9. Hapeville Charter (8-2)

10. Dublin (5-2)

 

Class A-Private

1. St. Francis (8-3)

2. Holy Innocents’ (9-1)

3. Wesleyan (10-2)

4. Lakeview Academy (10-2)

5. Pinecrest Academy (8-2)

6. Landmark Christian (9-3)

7. Calvary Day (9-2)

8. Fellowship Christian (5-3)

9. Christian Heritage (6-4)

10. Tattnall Square Academy (6-3)

 

Class A-Public

1. Pelham (10-0)

2. Wheeler County (9-1)

3. Greenville (9-1)

4. Telfair County (9-1)

5. Woodville-Tompkins (10-3)

6. Macon County (6-0)

7. Treutlen (7-3)

8. Taylor County (7-2)

9. Terrell County (6-2)

10. Wilcox County (7-4)


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