Updated: AAAAAA region tourney schedules complete

10:30 am Feb. 6, 2016

Below are the schedules for all eight Class AAAAAA region tournaments, which begin next week. The AJC will have schedules and scores for region tourneys in all six classifications by Tuesday (if not sooner), but we’ll

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.