Miller Grove boys survive scare; three other ranked teams not so lucky

11:36 pm Feb. 19, 2015

If spots in the state basketball tournament were filled the same way they are in football, Chapel Hill’s boys team wouldn’t even have reached the postseason.

Yet the Panthers almost pulled off one of the biggest upsets in tournament history on Wednesday, coming up just short in a 49-46 loss to top-ranked Miller Grove, which is aiming for its seventh consecutive state championship.

Chapel Hill (12-19) finished in eighth place in 10-team

First-round state tournament pairings

8:00 am Feb. 15, 2015

Here are the unofficial first-round pairings for the Class AAAAA boys and girls basketball tournaments. Games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday (check with your school for specific dates and times).

Boys

(R6 #3) Stephenson at (R5 #2) South Paulding

(R4 #4) Stockbridge at (R3 #1) Brunswick

(R2 #3) Jones County at (R1 #2) Harris County

(R8 #4) Gainesville at (R7 #1) North Atlanta

(R5 #3) Alexander at (R6 #2) M.L. King

(R3 #4) Camden County

Final state berths secured; all that’s left is seeding

4:20 pm Feb. 11, 2015

The final four spots in the Class AAAAA basketball tournament were locked up on Thursday night when McIntosh, Stockbridge, Drew and Mundy’s Mill won their games to reach the Region 4-AAAAA boys semifinals. Now all that’s left is for each region to determine the final seeding order. Here’s the complete list of teams that qualified for the state tournament, with their seedings in the region tournaments in parentheses. Teams listed

Brunswick girls, McIntosh boys go 25-0; region tournaments begin

9:00 am Feb. 7, 2015

Here’s a wrapup of the final week of the regular season and a look ahead to the region tournaments in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Perfect regular seasons: The top-ranked Brunswick girls team and the No. 2 McIntosh boys completed the only unbeaten regular seasons in AAAAA when they improved to 25-0 with lopsided victories on Friday. Brunswick defeated rival Glynn Academy 66-46, and McIntosh cruised past Northgate 71-37. Brunswick will return to

McIntosh seeks perfection; tournaments begin

9:00 am Feb. 5, 2015

Here are some of the top stories to watch this weekend involving Class AAAAA basketball teams:

*One last hurdle: Second-ranked McIntosh (24-0) will be the only Class AAAAA boys team to finish the regular season undefeated if it can win at home on Friday against Northgate (3-21, 1-16), a team it beat 84-46 on Jan. 17. McIntosh will be the top seed from Division A in the 4-AAAAA tournament, which begins

Basketball region standings

10:00 am Feb. 3, 2015

Here are the latest Class AAAAA basketball region standings according to MaxPreps, which tracks scores for the Georgia High School Association:

BOYS

GIRLS

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

Carver-Columbus
8-2
17-5

Columbus
11-0
18-5

Northside-Col.
8-2
16-6

Northside-Col.
8-3
15-6

LaGrange
7-3
16-7

Carver-Columbus
7-3
14-8

Harris County
7-3
14-7

LaGrange
3-7
9-12

Shaw
3-8
8-14

Harris County
3-7
7-14

Columbus
2-9
5-18

Hardaway
3-7
6-17

Hardaway
1-9
2-20

Shaw
2-9
9-15

2-AAAAA

2-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

Grovetown
8-1
16-6

Greenbrier
7-2
21-3

Cross Creek
6-3
8-15

Cross Creek
7-2
20-4

Evans
5-4
8-16

Grovetown
7-2
18-4

Richmond Academy
4-5
12-12

Richmond Academy
3-6
14-9

Lakeside-Evans
4-5
7-13

Evans
2-7
12-11

Greenbrier
0-9
4-20

Lakeside-Evans
1-8
10-12

(Division B)

(Division B)

Warner Robins
4-1
16-4

Northside-W.R.
5-1
10-11

Northside-W.R.
4-2
13-8

Jones County
3-2
17-5

Jones County
3-2
16-7

Warner Robins
3-2
11-9

Houston County
0-6
7-14

Houston County
0-6
3-18

3-AAAAA

3-AAAAA

Brunswick
11-0
20-2

Brunswick
11-0
23-0

Richmond Hill
7-4
16-7

Effingham County
10-2
19-5

Statesboro
7-4
14-9

South Effingham
9-2
19-3

Camden County
7-5
17-6

Glynn Academy
6-4
13-9

Effingham County
7-5
15-8

Coffee
6-6
13-9

Coffee
6-6
13-9

Bradwell Institute
4-7
12-12

Glynn Academy
5-6
11-12

Ware County
4-7
8-12

Ware County
3-9
8-12

Camden County
4-8
13-11

Bradwell Institute
3-9
4-21

Richmond Hill
1-10
7-16

South Effingham
1-9
6-16

Statesboro
0-11
9-14

4-AAAAA

4-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

McIntosh
16-0
23-0

Forest Park
16-1
21-4

Drew
13-3
17-5

Drew
12-4
17-7

Mundy’s Mill
12-4
17-6

McIntosh
11-5
15-7

Morrow
8-9
9-13

Mundy’s Mill
9-7
14-9

Starr’s Mill
6-10
9-13

Starr’s Mill
6-10
8-14

Forest Park
5-12
7-17

Morrow
6-11
7-15

Northgate
1-16
3-21

Northgate
4-11
5-16

(Division B)

(Division B)

Stockbridge
12-4
17-6

Woodland-Stock.
14-0
19-5

Luella
10-5
12-11

Luella
10-5
16-6

Woodland-Stock.
10-6
15-9

Dutchtown
7-8
10-12

Ola
4-11
9-14

Stockbridge
3-11
5-16

Dutchtown
3-11
4-19

Union Grove
2-13
6-14

Union Grove
3-12
6-14

Ola
0-15
1-22

5-AAAAA

5-AAAAA

Allatoona
17-0
22-2

Hiram
16-1
21-3

South Paulding
12-5
8-6

Alexander
13-4
15-10

Alexander
11-6
14-10

Chapel Hill
12-5
14-10

Lithia Springs
9-8
14-9

South Paulding
11-6
17-7

Paulding County
8-9
12-12

Allatoona
9-8
10-14

Hiram
8-9
10-14

New Manchester
8-9
9-15

New Manchester
7-10
12-12

Lithia

Big win for Lanier; subregion title for Grovetown

9:00 am Jan. 31, 2015

Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Breaking a slump: The Lanier boys team had lost six of its previous seven games heading into Friday night’s game at ninth-ranked Apalachee, but the Longhorns picked up their most impressive victory of the season, knocking off the Wildcats 67-61. Lanier, which lost to fourth-ranked Gainesville 71-52 in its most recent game, improved to

Lyons, Lowery have McIntosh on brink of perfect regular season

10:00 am Jan. 29, 2015

Here are some of the top stories to watch this weekend involving Class AAAAA basketball teams:

*Seeking perfection: Jordan Lyons scored 31 points and Dishon Lowery had 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots on Tuesday as No. 2 McIntosh held off No. 10 Stockbridge 83-78 to remain the only undefeated boys team in Class AAAAA. The Chiefs (22-0, 15-0) can wrap up the top seed from 4-AAAAA Division A

Basketball region standings

10:00 am Jan. 27, 2015

Here are the latest Class AAAAA basketball region standings according to MaxPreps, which tracks scores for the Georgia High School Association:

BOYS

GIRLS

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

LaGrange
7-1
16-5

Columbus
8-0
15-5

Northside-Col.
6-2
14-5

Northside-Col.
7-2
14-5

Carver-Columbus
5-2
14-5

Carver-Columbus
4-3
10-8

Harris County
5-2
12-6

LaGrange
3-5
9-10

Columbus
2-6
5-15

Hardaway
3-5
6-14

Shaw
1-7
6-13

Harris County
2-5
6-12

Hardaway
1-7
2-17

Shaw
1-7
8-13

2-AAAAA

2-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

Grovetown
6-1
14-6

Cross Creek
6-1
19-3

Richmond Academy
4-3
12-10

Greenbrier
5-2
19-3

Lakeside-Evans
4-3
7-11

Grovetown
5-2
16-4

Cross Creek
4-3
6-15

Richmond Academy
3-4
14-7

Evans
3-4
6-16

Evans
1-6
11-10

Greenbrier
0-7
4-18

Lakeside-Evans
1-6
10-10

(Division B)

(Division B)

Northside-W.R.
4-1
12-6

Jones County
3-1
16-4

Warner Robins
3-1
14-4

Northside-W.R.
3-1
8-9

Jones County
2-2
14-7

Warner Robins
2-1
10-7

Houston County
0-5
5-13

Houston County
0-5
1-17

3-AAAAA

3-AAAAA

Brunswick
10-0
19-2

Brunswick
10-0
22-0

Richmond Hill
6-3
15-6

South Effingham
8-2
18-3

Coffee
6-4
13-6

Effingham County
8-2
17-5

Effingham County
6-4
13-7

Glynn Academy
6-4
11-9

Statesboro
6-4
12-9

Coffee
5-5
12-7

Camden County
5-5
15-5

Ware County
4-5
7-10

Glynn Academy
5-5
11-11

Bradwell Institute
3-5
11-10

Bradwell Institute
2-7
3-19

Camden County
3-7
12-10

Ware County
1-8
7-10

Richmond Hill
1-8
7-14

South Effingham
1-8
6-15

Statesboro
0-10
8-13

4-AAAAA

4-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

McIntosh
14-0
21-0

Forest Park
13-1
18-4

Drew
11-2
15-4

McIntosh
10-4
14-6

Mundy’s Mill
10-4
15-6

Drew
10-4
14-7

Morrow
6-8
7-12

Mundy’s Mill
8-6
13-8

Forest Park
5-9
7-14

Morrow
5-10
6-13

Starr’s Mill
4-9
7-12

Starr’s Mill
4-8
6-12

Northgate
1-14
3-19

Northgate
2-11
3-16

(Division B)

(Division B)

Stockbridge
11-2
16-4

Woodland-Stock.
12-0
17-4

Woodland-Stock.
8-5
13-8

Luella
8-4
14-5

Luella
7-5
9-10

Dutchtown
7-5
9-9

Dutchtown
3-8
4-16

Stockbridge
2-9
4-14

Union Grove
3-9
6-11

Union Grove
1-11
4-12

Ola
2-10
7-13

Ola
0-11
1-18

5-AAAAA

5-AAAAA

Allatoona
14-0
19-2

Hiram
14-0
19-2

South Paulding
10-4
16-5

Alexander
10-4
12-10

Paulding County
8-6
12-9

South Paulding
10-4
16-5

Alexander
8-6
11-10

Chapel Hill
10-4
12-9

Lithia Springs
7-7
12-8

Allatoona
8-6
9-12

Hiram
7-7
9-12

New Manchester
7-7
8-13

New Manchester
6-8
11-10

Lithia

Grovetown girls upset two ranked teams in four days

8:00 am Jan. 24, 2015

Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Hot at the right time: No girls team in AAAAA had a better week than Grovetown. The Warriors upset fifth-ranked Cross Creek 52-50 on Tuesday and then beat No. 8 Greenbrier 61-46 on Friday to remain in the hunt for the top seed in 2-AAAAA Division A. Three Grovetown players – Naomi Hughes (16