Lambert, Johns Creek seek first place, respect in Region 6

8:47 am Feb. 4, 2016

Lambert and Johns Creek are 7-year-old schools with boys basketball teams that are 22-2, each on 10-game winning streaks. The two will meet Friday night at Johns Creek to decide first place in 6-AAAAAAA, a region looking for respect, as none of its teams are ranked.

Lambert beat Johns Creek 64-53 on Jan. 5. Lambert’s Connor Mannion (signed with Navy) scored 28 points and had 14 rebounds. Ross Morkem (signed with

Upcoming: Pebblebrook holds lead down stretch; top girls games Tuesday

8:03 am Feb. 2, 2016

Sixth-ranked Pebblebrook isn’t the highest-ranked team in Region 3-AAAAAA. That would be No. 4 Westlake, which beat Pebblebrook in January.

But it’s Pebblebrook (16-7, 11-1) that controls its region destiny. The Falcons travel to Westlake (16-4, 9-2) on Tuesday, then play at home against 10th-ranked Campbell (16-5, 7-4) on Saturday in the final week of the regular season.

Campbell is hot, having won five straight, including an 81-80 win over Westlake last

Review: Archer, Tucker, Douglas Co. girls step up; Shiloh, Newton boys ride the coaster

9:48 am Jan. 30, 2016

No. 1 Archer, No. 2 Tucker and No. 8 Douglas County each beat their main rivals last week to take command of their girls basketball region races in Class AAAAAA.

Archer (18-3, 12-0) is in great shape in Region 8 after a 43-37 victory over No. 10 Parkview (13-7, 9-2). Linsey (cq) Marchese, a 6-3 post, scored 16 points and had eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Archer was a state

On Chris Lewis, Faustine Aifuwa, top girls games

9:35 am Jan. 28, 2016

I want to use the blog occasionally to highlight some of Class AAAAAA’s best players. Here are a couple – Chris Lewis of Milton and Faustine Aifuwa of Dacula. Both are among the top-10 seniors

In review: Norcross girls now living up to preseason billing

9:02 am Jan. 23, 2016

The Norcross girls basketball team, the Class AAAAAA runner-up to McEachern last season, began the season ranked No. 21 nationally by USA Today but lost the spotlight after suffering three overtime losses early – to Tucker (61-60), Mays (70-67) and Collins Hill (57-54). Norcross also lost in overtime to McEachern in the 2015 title game.

But things are going Norcross’s way again after victories over No. 1-ranked teams in consecutive weeks.