The first round of the 2016-17 Class AAA state high school basketball playoffs begins Friday, and the speculation has begun. Which games should we focus on? Which teams could make a run? And which teams could …
As the last of the region basketball tournaments came to a close Saturday night, the final snapshot of the 2016-17 basketball season is beginning to come into focus.
The first round of the playoffs have been set on the boys and girls side, but before diving into the long list of games, here is a look at the region champions:
Champion: Crisp County
Runner-up: Worth County
No. 3 seed: Monroe
No. 4 seed: Cook County
Liberty County boys basketball coach Julian Stokes will tell you that timing is everything when you’re trying to make a run at a state championship.
And he says his Panthers, who defeated Jonesboro 58-52 last year …
The top teams are looking forward to the region tournaments next week, but they are not discounting the importance of the final games of the regular season.
The top-ranked Westside-Macon boys team knows all too well how important it is to remain focused down the stretch. The goal for Westside is to lock up a No. 1 seed for the region tournament, but more importantly, to play like one.
“We like where …
The big story on the girls side of the classification during the weekend was the Beach Lady Bulldogs taking over the top spot in the rankings after beating formerly No. 1 Johnson-Savannah, 52-49.
The two Savannah …
The final stretch of the 2016-2017 girls basketball season is approaching, and for at least one night, the eyes of Class AAA are on Savannah.
Call it Johnson-Beach, Round 3.
Both teams have stayed at the top …
With region tournaments fast approaching, it’s a good time to take a look at the top 10 boys and girls teams to see where they are and what they have in store for the next few games of the season. Buckle up.
On the boys side of Class AAA:
Changes in the Boys Top 10 from last week’s rankings:
— Westside-Macon takes over the top spot.
— Previous No. 1 Morgan County falls to …
With just three weeks left until the region tournaments begin, the Class AAA races across the state are taking shape. Going into the Tuesday games, here’s a look at each region to see which teams are leading and which could make a run:
Region 1: Boys — Monroe is 3-0 in region play and leads Crisp County (1-1). Ulysses Williams is leading the Monroe Tornadoes in scoring with 21 points per …