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Boys Basketball Rankings
Girls Basketball Rankings
Holiday Hoops Roundup
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How many points did Chase Hutchins and Garrick DeBowels combine to score in Pope's 84-57 win over South Gwinnett?

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Friday's Answer:
Colquitt County was the last girls basketball team to beat McEachern. 


Pre-Holiday Poll



1. Shiloh

2. Tucker

3. Pebblebrook

4. Tift County

5. Wheeler

6. Norcross

7. Collins Hill

8. Duluth

9. Pope

10. Douglas County



1. Miller Grove

2. Gainesville

3. McIntosh

4. Allatoona

5. Tri-Cities

6. ML King

7. Northside-Columbus

8. Drew

9. Richmond Hill

10. Clarke Central


Class AAAA

1. Jonesboro

2. Lithonia

3. Johnson-Gainesville

4. St. Pius

5. Columbia

6. Stone Mountain

7. Sandy Creek

8. Bainbridge

9. Carrollton

10. Liberty County


Class AAA

1. Laney

2. Cedar Grove

3. North Clayton

4. Morgan County

5. Jenkins

6. Johnson-Savannah

7. Westminster

8. Savannah

9. Butler

10. Peach County


Class AA

1. Pace Academy

2. Vidalia

3. Greater Atlanta Christian

4. Holy Innocents'

5. Bryan County

6. Seminole County

7. Thomasville

8. Model

9. Harlem

10. Early County


Class A

1. St. Francis

2. Wilkinson County

3. Greenforest

4. Athens Christian

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Calhoun County

7. Hancock Central

8. Greenville

9. Randolph-Clay

10. Treutlen






Pre-Holiday Poll



1. McEachern

2. Archer

3. Westlake

4. Parkview

5. South Forsyth

6. North Cobb

7. Norcross

8. Centennial

9. Woodstock

10. Hillgrove



1. Brunswick

2. Coffee

3. Sequoyah

4. Stephenson

5. Greenbrier

6. Southwest DeKalb

7. Effingham County

8. South Effingham

9. Cross Creek

10. Forest Park



Class AAAA

1. St. Pius

2. Veterans

3. Buford

4. Redan

5. Jonesboro

6. Americus-Sumter

7. Mary Persons

8. Thomson

9. Marist

10. Gilmer


Class AAA

1. Dawson County

2. Kendrick

3. Laney

4. Morgan County

5. Decatur

6. Dodge County

7. Beach

8. Johnson-Savannah

9. Peach County

10. Westminster


Class AA

1. Holy Innocents'

2. Pelham

3. Model

4. Wesleyan

5. Darlington

6. Vidalia

7. Putnam County

8. Lovett

9. Union County

10. McIntosh County


Class A

1. St. Francis

2. Soutwest Atlanta Christian

3. Taylor County

4. Turner County

5. Mount Pisgah

6. Mitchell County

7. Savannah Country Day

8. Tattnall Square

9. Eagle's Landing Christian

10. Claxton



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Showcase set for Dec. 27 

If you are looking for a college football home or want to be considered to play in upcoming Elite Junior Classics, this is the perfect event for you to attend. This is your chance to be get noticed by the 2014 Elite Player Review Committee as well as recruiting experts from around the Southeast! Find out if you have what it takes to play college football and receive great recruiting exposure and coverage! Join us for the 2014 Elite Classic Showcase led by the Elite Junior Classic All-Star Coaches and presented by Score Atlanta and National Preps. The Showcase will be held at McEachern High School's first-class facilities and for more info CLICK HERE.


By Lauren Goldstein
Henry Co. off to strong start in holiday tourney


The Henry County High Schools girls defeated Washington on their home court 73-58 Friday night in the Chuck Miller Classic. Freshman Brooke Moore led the Ladyhawks with 20 points along with

Photo by Ty Freeman

junior teammate Arielle Joyner, who put in 13 points. Seniors Peyton Brown and Darryl Bowie led the Warhawks with 15 and 13 points, respectively, to cruise by Washington 88-70. Leading scorers for the Bulldogs were senior Antwarn Sanders with 14 points and sophomore Mynome Bell with 12 points.

First Round (Boys)

Henry County 88, Washington 70

First Round (Girls)

Henry County 73, Washington 58

Jim Knight Classic: The host North Cobb Christian boys and girls teams defeated Faith Christian out of Orlando, 77-65 and 55-35, respectively. The boys were led by Trey Kalina with 21 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three assists and Jalen Dampier with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists. The Lady Eagles were led by Moriah Hidden with 21 points and seven rebounds, Gabby Mills with 14 points and Lisa Barfield with eight points and six rebounds.

First Round (Boys)

North Cobb Christian 77, Faith Christian 65

First Round (Girls)

North Cobb Christian 55, Faith Christian 35

War Eagle Classic: The Westminster girls defeated Starr's Mill 58-42 at Woodward Academy. Leading scorer was Wildcat junior Hannah Morgan with 16 points. The Holy Innocents' girls won a close game 49-44 against Sparkman of Alabama. The Lady Golden Bears were led to victory by Kennedy Suttle with 11 points and both Khayla Pointer and Erika Cassell had 10 points. The Archer boys defeated Holy Innocents' in overtime 67-66. Junior Darrion Taylor led the Tigers to victory with 26 points. The Sparkman boys dominated Dutchtown 66-35. Woodland-Stockbridge won a close game against Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 75-69 with the help of senior Daniel Durrett, who racked up 16 points. Woodward Academy defeated Sacred Heart Catholic of Alabama, 86-74. Leading scorers for the War Eagles were Marcus Hall and Jacob Roberston with 20 and 13 points, respectively.

War Eagle Classic

First Round (Boys)

Archer 67, Holy Innocents' 66

Starr's Mills 60, Westminster 57

Sparkman (AL) 66, Dutchtown 35

Woodland-Stockbridge 75, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 69

Woodward Academy 86, Sacred Heart Catholic (AL) 74

First Round (Girls)

Archer 61, Mt Zion 33

Holy Innocents' 49, Sparkman (AL) 44

Osborne 74, Mundy's Mill 22

Wesleyan 71, Woodward Academy 42

Westminster 58, Starr's Mill 42

By Lauren Goldstein
St. Pius, Hillgrove, Pope and Blessed Trinty all win at SEBA


The St. Pius boys defeated Kell High School 61-31 with junior Kerney Lane as the leading scorer with 16 points at the SEBA Atlanta Hoops Festival at Pope High School. Hillgrove topped Berkmar 60-54. Antonio Wade was the leading scorer for the Hawks with 14 points. Pope dominated South Gwinnett 84-57 with the help of Chase Hutchins and Garrick DeBowles with 33 and 29 points, respectively. The Blessed Trinity boys whipped the Sprayberry Jackets 64-50 to bring home the SEBA Trophy.

Atlanta Hoop Festival


Blessed Trinity 64, Sprayberry 50

Hillgrove 60, Berkmar 54

McEachern 56, South Paulding 37

Pope 84, South Gwinnett 67

St. Pius 61, Kell 31

Carrollton Classic (at Carrolton High School): The Mill Creek girls defeated Harrison 61-54 with senior Meredith Schulte leading the Lady Hawks with 34 points and 16 rebounds. Carrollton beat Paulding County 57-38. The Trojans' Montae Gleen had 28 points and 17 rebounds and Jarel Rowe with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Paulding County Yancy St. Germain led the Patriots with 14 points and has been averaging 24 points per game.

Carrollton Holiday Classic

Second Round (Boys)

Carrollton 57, Paulding County 38

North Cobb 57, Mill Creek 54

Second Round (Girls)

Chapel Hill 51, Newnan 41

Mill Creek 59, Harrison 57

Chuck Miller Classic (At Henry County High School): The girls from Eagle's Landing Christian defeated neighbor Eagle's Landing 61-54. Sydney Spencer headed the Lady Chargers with 26 points. The Eagle's Landing boys dominated Eagle's Landing Christian 91-52, led by Darius Howard with 20 points. South Paulding' girls topped Monticello 51-23. Kelis Fizer led the team in with 16 points. Luella defeated Therrell 64-61 and the leading scorer for Lions was Andre Banton with 24 points and Jamel Days from Panthers with 14 points.

Chuck Miller Classic

Second Round (Boys)

Eagle's Landing 91, Eagle's Landing Christian 52

Fayette County 70, Monticello 59

Luella 64, Therrell 61

Second Round (Girls)

Eagle's Landing Christian 61, Eagle's Landing 54

South Paulding 51, Monticello 23

Therrell 58, Creekside 32

Dekalb County Pre-Holiday Tournament (Arabia Mountain High School)

First Round (Boys)

M.L. King 67, Redan 57

First Round (Girls)

Columbia 52, M.L. King 12


Jim Knight Classic (at North Cobb Christian): The North Cobb Christian girls defeated Johnson-Gainesville 60-58 in a game that came down to the final buzzer. Moriah Hidden led her team to victory again, racking up 30 points and 14 rebounds on the night. Junior Gabby Mills and freshman Briley Lawson put up 13 and eight points, respectively.

Jim Knight Classic

Second Round (Girls)

North Cobb Christian 60, Johnson-Gainesville 58

Savannah Holiday Classic (at Savannah High School)


First Round (Boys)

Beach 42, Rockmart 49

Groves 60, Woodville Tompkins 45

Islands 52, Windsor Forest 54

New Hampstead 69, Calvary Day 57

Savannah 54, Brunswick 45

Southwest-Dekalb 53, Benedictine 51

First Round (Girls)

Brunswick 41, Johnson-Savannah 36

Glynn Academy 42, Jenkins 36

Islands 42, Windsor Forest 38

Lee County 41, Richmond Hill 32

Metter 47, Savannah 40

Woodville Tompkins 47, Groves 38

War Eagle Classic (at Woodward Academy): The Woodward Academy boys won a close game against Dutchtown 69-64. The leading scorer for the War Eagles was Jake Nustlehutt with 21 points. Sacred Heart Catholic out of Alabama came out on top of Hapeville Charter 60-47. Decatur boys defeated Starr's Mill 62-51. Cameron Head and Nate Scully led the Bulldogs with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Mundy's Mill won a close game over Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 69-62. Senior Jared Tate put up 18 points and juniors Cartez Crane and Kaelon Harris each had 12 points. 

The Sparkman boys out of Alabama defeated Westminster 51-50. Leading scorers were for the Wildcats were Ben Ladner and Mikael Sampson 17 and 14 points, respectively. The Woodward Academy girls dominated Starr's Mill 51-37. The Osborne girls defeated Westminster 55-42. Nikira Goings led the Lady Cardinals to victory with 22 points. Mundy's Mill girls team beat Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 57-31 with Kelsee Arnold leading the way with 21. The Wesleyan girls cruised past Sparkman 47-13 and the top scorer was senior Nikki McDonald with 17 points. The Holy Innocents' girls topped Langston Hughes 57-42.

War Eagle Classic

Second Round (Boys)

Decatur 62, Starr's Mill 51

Mundy's Mill 69, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 62

Sacred Heart Catholic (AL) 60, Hapeville Charter 47

Sparkman (AL) 51, Westminster 50

Woodward Academy 69, Dutchtown 64

Second Round (Girls)

Holy Innocents' 57, Langston Hughes 42

Mundy's Mill 57, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 31

Osborne 55, Westminster 42

Wesleyan 47, Sparkman (AL) 31

Woodward Academy 51, Starr's Mill 37



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