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

Whitewater girls look to continue turnaround

10:03 am Dec. 18, 2014

Rashad Muhyee’s three-year tenure as head girls basketball at Whitewater has been full of firsts.

The Wildcats have experienced their first winning season and their first state tournament. In November, senior Jada Coggins became the program’s first player to sign with a Division I program. Now, they’re looking to add a region championship to their first-time achievements.

It won’t be easy, Muhyee says, because Region 5-AAAA is rugged, with Carrollton emerging as

Buford 55, St. Pius 10

8:44 pm Dec. 13, 2014

Buford coach Jess Simpson said the goal for his team this season was to “do it better than it had ever been done.”  Mission accomplished.

Buford, the state’s most dominant dynasty, won its third straight state championship with a 55-10 victory over St. Pius X on Saturday in the Class AAAA title game at the Georgia Dome.

The Wolves (15-0)capped their second consecutive undefeated season with their 40th straight win, a streak

Buford feels no pressure against underdog St. Pius X

1:14 pm Dec. 12, 2014

Buford has won so often—39 straight games—and on such big stages—nine state titles in 13 years—that it will be much bigger news if the Wolves lose to St. Pius X on Saturday in the Class AAAA championship game.

You would think that somewhere in the back of the Wolves coaches’ and players’ minds they’d be worried about being the ones who suffer the first defeat since 2012. But that’s simply not