Battle of top-5 teams at St. Pius | Georgia high school basketball

8:00 am Jan. 30, 2015

There’s a big game at St. Pius tonight between two red-hot teams.

No. 3 Lithonia rolls in on a 20-game winning streak. The Bulldogs (20-1, 15-) haven’t lost since the season opener to North Clayton and sit in first place, two games ahead of second-place St. Pius, in the brutally tough Region 6-AAAA.

The Golden Lions (19-3) have won 10 in a row, but have their hands full against defensive-minded Lithonia team

Coaching the free throw line

11:40 am Jan. 27, 2015

Lithonia, the second-ranked AAAA boys team, went 13-32 from the foul line against Redan in mid-January. It very nearly cost the Bulldogs their first and only region loss.

“Games are won and lost at the free throw line,” Lithonia coach Wallace Corker said.

A free throw is a 15-foot, uncontested routine shot. But, in certain situations, it might as well be a desperation half-court heave. It’s a shot that becomes harder and

Asia Durr, Keke Calloway have 40-point games

9:23 pm Jan. 22, 2015

–St. Pius star Asia Durr scored 43 of the Golden Lions 51 points in a win over Columbia on Tuesday. The Golden Lions have won 71 consecutive regular-season region games. They host Cross Keys in a Region 6-AAAA game tonight and will face a stern test from Mountain View on Saturday. That game is at 4 p.m., at Wesleyan.

–Mary Persons senior Keke Calloway poured in 41 points and pulled down

No. 4 St. Pius, No. 6 Columbia clash in key region battle

12:06 pm Jan. 20, 2015

No. 4 St. Pius hosts No. 6 Columbia tonight in a key Region 6-AAA boys battle.

The Eagles beat the Golden Lions 46-37 at home in December.

St. Pius coach Aaron Parr says the key to avenging that loss tonight is slowing down Columbia big man Micaiah Henry. The 6-8 senior forward has been a dominant force for the Eagles on both ends of the court.

“We’ve got to keep him from controlling

No. 1 Jonesboro dominating | Georgia high school basketball

10:30 am Jan. 16, 2015

The top-ranked Jonesboro boys, the defending Class AAAA state champions, are dominating.

The Cardinals (16-1, 8-0 Region 4-AAAA) have beaten region foes by an average of 44.5 points per game.

Super sophomore M.J. Walker is one of four players averaging in double figures. A highly-touted college prospect, Walker is averaging 17.0 points a game, despite having his minutes limited in blowouts. Walker had 37 points in Jonesboro’s 73-52 win over perennial power

UGA commitment having big junior season

2:42 pm Jan. 13, 2015

Bainbridge’s Tyree Crump, a 6-3 junior combo guard who is committed to Georgia, is having a big junior year.

Crump is averaging 25.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He set the school’s single-game scoring mark with a 55-point explosion in an overtime win over Worth County in December. He made 19 of 31 attempts to break the former single-game record held by LaRay Davis, who scored

Columbia, Lithonia headed for showdown: Georgia high school basketball

3:04 pm Jan. 10, 2015

Two of the top teams in difficult Region 6-AAAA will meet Tuesday, when Lithonia hosts Columbia.

Both teams picked up road victories on Friday to set up Tuesday’s showdown between the first-place Bulldogs (14-1, 10-0) and the visiting Eagles (12-4, 7-2).

Lithonia got 15 points and 13 rebounds from junior forward Tylon Patterson in a 51-36 win at Marist on Friday. Junior point guard Tyheem Freeman dished out 10 assists, and senior post

Asia Durr hits game-winner vs. Marist

11:35 am Jan. 7, 2015

Asia Durr did it again. The St. Pius star scored all 18 of her team’s points in the second half, including a 15-foot game-winner as time expired in the Golden Lions’ 35-33 win over Marist on Tuesday.

Durr, a senior guard, is considered one of the top college prospects in the nation. She has signed with Louisville. She scored a career-high 49 points in a win over defending AAAA state champion Redan

Marist-St. Pius rivarly renewed; Lithonia off to hot start

9:18 am Jan. 6, 2015

The St. Pius-Marist rivalry hits the hardwood tonight, when the new-look War Eagles host the fifth-ranked Golden Lions at 7:30 p.m.

The two Atlanta rivals have been in different classes for the past several seasons and haven’t played, but their coaches are plenty familiar with each other.  Marist first-year coach Kevin Moore played for legendary Marist coach Ron Bell and squared off with St. Pius coach Aaron Parr multiple times, while