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

North Cobb Christian, Treutlen boys and St. Francis, Turner girls hold on to top spots in new power ratings

8:06 am Feb. 3, 2016

Heading into the final week of the regular season, North Cobb Christian held on to the top spot in the boys Class A Private School Power Ratings, with Greenforest making a push into the No. 2 slot, while Treutlen remained No. 1 on the public school list. On the girls side, St. Francis and Turner County are once again the top teams in the private and public ratings.

BOYS
Class A Private

Rank
School
Region
Record
Ranking

1
North

Photo by Ty Freeman

Tuesday basketball scores

8:28 pm Feb. 2, 2016

-Compiled by Score Atlanta

Boys

Alexander 70, Paulding County 50

Benedictine 56, Jeff Davis 51

Camden County 59, Glynn Academy 33

Chattooga 63, Coosa 54

Coffee 60, Bacon County 46

Columbia 42, Chamblee 41

Crawford County 66, Mary Persons 65

Cross Creek 62, Lakeside-Evans 56

Dade County 57, Armuchee 50

Dublin 114, Screven County 84

Gainesville 75, Apalachee 59

Hawkinsville 64, Dooly County 59

Hebron Christian 57, Towns County 55

Kell 62, Forsyth Central 52

Lincoln County 79, Warren County 75

Lithia Springs 79, East Paulding 56

McIntosh

Top performers: Walker’s Baker saves best for top opponents

11:07 am Feb. 2, 2016

Walker’s boys basketball team is 0-5 against top-10 Class A teams, but no one can blame Robert Baker, the 6-foot-10 forward who is Georgia’s consensus No. 9 college prospect.

Baker is averaging 23.6 points and 12.9 rebounds overall, but 28.0 points and 14.4 rebounds against No. 4 St. Francis (two games), No. 5 Whitefield Academy (one game) and No. 6 Our Lady of Mercy (two games).

Walker is 14-6 against a rugged

Hitting Reset Works for Banks County

9:21 am Feb. 2, 2016

Four years ago Banks County coach Mike Cleveland decided to hit the reset button on the basketball program. After taking over a program that was not in the greatest shape, Cleveland decided to plan for

Basketball region standings through games of Jan. 30

9:00 am Feb. 2, 2016

BOYS

GIRLS

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

LaGrange
8-2
19-5

Carver-Columbus
10-0
20-3

Northside-Columbus
7-3
16-6

Columbus
9-2
19-3

Carver-Columbus
7-3
16-7

Northside-Columbus
7-3
16-5

Shaw
7-4
16-8

Harris County
4-6
15-8

Harris County
3-7
8-14

LaGrange
3-7
9-11

Columbus
3-8
8-14

Shaw
2-9
7-17

Hardaway
1-9
3-17

Hardaway
1-9
3-19

2-AAAAA

2-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

Richmond Academy
8-1
17-5

Grovetown
8-1
23-1

Greenbrier
6-3
14-10

Cross Creek
7-2
17-5

Lakeside-Evans
5-4
10-11

Greenbrier
5-4
12-12

Cross Creek
4-5
11-10

Evans
4-5
11-12

Evans
2-7
11-12

Richmond Academy
3-6
12-12

Grovetown
2-7
10-11

Lakeside-Evans
0-9
8-13

(Division B)

(Division B)

Warner Robins
5-0
15-2

Warner Robins
5-0
17-1

Jones County
3-2
14-9

Northside-W.R.
4-2
14-6

Northside-W.R.
3-3
13-9

Jones County
2-3
11-10

Houston County
0-6
7-17

Houston County
0-6
6-15

3-AAAAA

3-AAAAA

Effingham County
12-0
20-3

Glynn Academy
11-0
21-1

Brunswick
8-3
18-5

Brunswick
9-2
21-2

Camden County
8-4
17-5

South Effingham
9-2
20-2

Richmond Hill
7-4
14-9

Effingham County
8-4
15-8

Statesboro
7-4
17-6

Camden County
6-6
17-7

Ware County
5-6
13-10

Ware County
5-6
11-10

Coffee
5-7
10-12

Statesboro
3-8
13-9

Glynn Academy
2-9
9-11

Bradwell Institute
3-9
12-12

South Effingham
2-9
7-15

Richmond Hill
2-9
5-17

Bradwell Institute
1-11
6-17

Coffee
1-11
6-17

4-AAAAA

4-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

McIntosh
14-0
19-2

Mundy’s Mill
12-4
15-6

Morrow
11-3
16-5

McIntosh
11-4
14-6

Drew
10-4
12-5

Morrow
11-4
12-9

Mundy’s Mill
11-5
15-8

Starr’s

Basketball rankings: Lithonia to No. 2 after big week

12:33 pm Jan. 31, 2016

Lithonia’s boys basketball team defeated second-ranked Grady and third-ranked St. Pius last week to take control of Region 6-AAAA. Now, Bulldogs are the new No. 2 team in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Class AAAA rankings behind

Turner County, Lakeview Academy boys; Greenforest, Taylor county girls all streaking

5:10 am Jan. 31, 2016

Here’s what we learned this week:

BOYS
Turner County has caught fire.  The unranked Rebels (18-5, 12-2 in Region 2) began the season just 5-5, but it was for a great cause. Most of the team’s stalwarts were still transitioning from football at the time, as Turner County posted its best record (8-3) since 2008, advancing to the public school state playoffs. Since then the Rebels have won 13 straight, mostly in