Wednesday, January 14, 2009

News & Notes from Tuesday

I spent the evening at Paideia to see one of the better match-ups of the year in class A. The Pythons played host to Greenforest Christian in a battle of two top 10 teams.

While the game wasn't the prettiest of games, Paideia won 50-42. Senior Paul Lane (pictured) scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to hold off the No. 3 team in class A. Joe Chase scored a team high 20 points in the defeat. Jamail Jones, one of the top juniors in the state, struggled with his shot. He scored only seven points on 3-20 shooting from the field.

Evans was the big winner in the battle for Augusta supremacy. Evans beat Richmond Academy 71-63 in a game between two top 10 teams in AAAA. Senior forward Anthony Williams scored a game high 18 points in the win.

Titletown USA is making some noise in South Georgia. Valdosta won 74-73 on Jeremy Fountain’s three-pointer with 4.1 seconds left in the game. Fountain finished with a game high 31 points. Sounds like a great game. Now at 16-0, you have to wonder when the team will get some respect in the coaches poll. They'd be a top five team in my AAAAA poll.

Watch out for Lassiter. The Trojans are rolling. The East Cobb kids knocked out Milton 64-59. Lassiter knows how to play, they are unselfish and they really defend. It wouldn't shock me if this team shows up in the next top 10 coaches poll.

Redan knocked out Newton County, a top 10 team, 75-63.

Groves, the best team in Savannah, lost to Johnson and lost by 11 points 58-47. That's a bit surprising. Groves is a contender and the team will be a tough match-up in the state tournament.