Girls basketball: Indians strong No. 1 in 6A, St. Pius tops Class 4A poll

12:05 pm Dec. 19, 2014

McEachern’s last loss came in November of 2013 and its last loss to a in-state opponent dates all the way back to February of the 2012-13 season to Colquitt County (54-49). This year’s Indians are 6-0 and have outscored their first six opponents by a combined 150 points. Last year’s runner-up Archer sits at 8-0 and comes in at No. 2 in Class AAAAAA.

In Class AAAAA, Region 3 opponents Coffee and

Boys basketball: Undefeated Shiloh takes No. 1 in 6A, Laney tops 3A poll

12:03 pm Dec. 19, 2014

Class AAAAAA No. 1 Shiloh is off to a 7-0 start with quality wins over Milton (58-40) and Peachtree Ridge (87-71) on the resume. The Generals were slated for a showdown at South Gwinnett last Friday, but the game was rescheduled for Jan. 3. Tucker takes over No. 2 in after seeing a 10-0 start in its debut season in Georgia’s highest classification.

Six-time defending champion Miller Grove holds off undefeated McIntosh

Seven boys teams off to fast starts (and one notable exception)

9:25 am Dec. 19, 2014

Here’s a look at seven boys teams in Class AA that are off to hot starts this season …

Pace Academy (7-1, 3-0 Region 6-AA)

The Knights’ only loss came to Wasatch Academy (Utah) in the Holiday Hoopsgiving tournament in Atlanta. Other than that, Pace Academy has won every game by 14 points or more, including a 16-point win at defending state champ Greater Atlanta Christian.

Pace Academy missed the playoffs last year in

Girls hoops: Freshmen spark Franklin County’s fast start

9:10 am Dec. 18, 2014

The Franklin County girls basketball team is still getting used to a new league with a new style of play. So far things have gone well, although the Lions will get a big test Friday when they host Dawson County.

Franklin County has been competing for years against teams in the northeast Georgia area (Hart County, Elbert County, etc.) but this season got moved into a league made up primarily of

8:53 pm Dec. 16, 2014

High School Basketball

Boys

Butler 67, Josey 60

Chestatee 67, Gilmer 37

Gainesville 64, North Hall 56

Hillgrove 70, Kennesaw Mountain 52

LaFayette 59, Heritage-Catoosa 55

Model 63, Pepperell 58

New Hampstead 65, Calvary Day 56

Rabun County 72, Riverside Military 64

South Effingham 53, Windsor Forest 32

Westover 65, Albany 63

Girls

Armuchee 53, Rome 50

Bleckley County 52, Macon County 45

Calvary Day 64, New Hampstead 48

Callaway 38, LaGrange 35 (OT)

Chestatee 42, Gilmer 41

Darlington 61, Cedartown 44

Effingham County 56, Burke County 48

Fannin County

Class A Basketball Blog: Girls players to watch

4:44 pm Dec. 16, 2014

Here are some of the top players in Class A girls basketball.

Abby Grant, St. Francis.  One of the best long-distance shooters in the state, the 5-10 senior guard is averaging 12 points a game for the Knights and has led a talented trio of sophomores – G Taja Cummings, G Maya Dodson and C Kasiyahna Kushkituah – to an 8-0 start this season.

Abigail Lewis, Calvary Day.  Already averaging 25 points

AA blog: Girls hoops update

11:34 am Dec. 16, 2014

As we round the corner toward Christmas, holiday tournaments and next semester, the hoops season is about to hit top gear. With just a handful of region games under our belt, it’s already shaping up to be an interesting one.

Let’s get caught up on the girls game today…

MaxPreps.com Top 10

Pelham (6-0, 2-0 Region 1-AA)
Holy Innocents’ (9-0, 3-0 Region 6-AA)
Model (9-1, 4-0 Region 7-AA)
Darlington (7-2, 4-0 Region 7-AA)
Wesleyan (5-3, 2-0, Region

Class A Basketball Blog: Boys players to watch this season

2:23 pm Dec. 10, 2014

Here are some of the top players in Class A boys basketball. We’ll take a look at some of the top girls next week.

But first, kudos to the basketball program at Landmark Christian School, which recently as a part of its “Landmark Never Stops Giving” initiative, collected toys for children at Christian City. The JV and varsity teams gave away 45 toys to Christian City, a non-profit, non-denominational organization providing

Tuesday basketball scores

9:41 pm Dec. 9, 2014

High School Basketball

Boys

Albany 74, Crisp County 48

Alpharetta 80, North Forsyth 60

Archer 56, Brookwood 51

Banks County 66, West Hall 45

Blessed Trinity 49, Washington 37

Campbell 71, East Coweta 35

Collins Hill 70, Norcross 68

Columbia 74, Marist 61

Douglas County 53, Newnan 49

East Hall 74, Dawson County 59

Grayson 52, Berkmar 36

Harrison 51, Hillgrove 41

Hiram 76, Paulding County 69

Lincoln County 71, Athens Academy 68

Manchester 85, Troup County 80

McIntosh 79, Drew 72

Mill Creek 74, Meadowcreek 73

Miller

Asia Durr reaches career milestone

2:14 pm Dec. 9, 2014

St. Pius star Asia Durr reached another career milestone and is expected to surpass another tonight, when the undefeated Golden Lions take on Cross Keys.

Durr, considered one of the top prep players in the nation, scored her 2,000th point in St. Pius’ win over Columbia on Saturday. She has 2,014 points for her career and needs just three points to pass Kelley Cain to become the all-time leading scorer in