Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The McEachern girls basketball team edged out North Cobb Tuesday night, according to Georgia Prep Country.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Here's a roundup of scores for Hillgrove, Lithia Springs and McEachern for Tuesday night, according to Georgia Prep Country: Hillgrove: Lithia Springs McEachern:
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Lions never led in their first-round loss to the No. 1 team in the state.
Lithia Springs was shown Saturday why the Sequoyah Chiefs are unbeaten this season. The Lions were done in by a suffocating defense and superb point-guard play as they ended their season with a 71-51 loss in the first round of the state tournament. Lithia Springs head coach Jason Slate would not concede that Sequoyah was the more talented team, but he did see them doing things that his team just couldn’t match. “I thought they were not any better than us, but I thought they were more physical," he said. "They were a more veteran team. When they got contact, they finished." Slate continued: "We got layup after layup after layup, put-backs wide open under the goal. Didn’t make it. If you make some of those shots, all of a sudden it’s a whole…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Lions beat Kell after being down 23-5, keeping their season alive.
Lithia Springs has barely been beating opponents this season. The Lions average just a three-point margin of victory yet came into their first Region 5-AAAA tournament game Wednesday as the No. 2 seed. The Kell Longhorns came into the game at Lithia Springs still missing their top two scorers and having battled for a one-point victory over Douglas County in the previous round. Kell ambushed Lithia Springs in the first quarter. The Longhorns played an eight-minute stretch as perfectly as any team could. “We came out ridiculously hot,” said head coach Keith Whitaker. At the end of the first quarter, Kell led 23-5. At that point, Lithia Springs head coach Jason Slate told his team: “I’m not worried about what the score is at the end of the …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Here's the scoop on high school hoops around town.
Teams: Hillgrove vs. North Cobb When: Girls at 6 p.m.; Boys at 7:30 p.m Where: Hillgrove High School Girls Preview: In the same week that Hillgrove (13-1, 6-1) took over the state’s No. 1 ranking, it lost to Campbell by six points. The loss was Hillgrove’s first of the season and drops them into second place in Region 4-AAAAA. The Lady Hawks have another test on Friday when they welcome North Cobb (15-3, 5-2), the state’s No. 4 team. The Lady Warriors are coming off of a loss as well. Boys Preview: Hillgrove (10-6, 3-4) is tied for fifth place in the Region 4-AAAAA standings and has to deal with North Cobb (12-7, 6-2) which is tied for first place. In the first meeting of these two teams, Hillgrove won by five points. Other games on Friday:
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Lithia Springs stayed perfect in region play thanks to the backup guard's heroics.
Femi Ojuolape drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to snap a 55-55 tie and send Lithia Springs to its seventh straight Region 5-AAAA victory with a 58-55 win over Sprayberry Tuesday. With two seconds left in the game, the Lions had the ball at the far baseline. They threw it near mid-court, where center Bobby Brown found Ojuolape on the left wing. He got a clean look at the shot and nailed it just as the buzzer sounded. “We wanted to get the ball to our big man in the middle of the court, and we had one shooter running up one side and the other shooter running up the other side,” explained head coach Jason Slate. “And we said whichever one’s open try to get it him. And he did a good job of seeing which one was open, and Femi did a good …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Below is a primer for everything you need to know about high school hoops action.
Teams: Lithia Springs vs. Sprayberry When: Girls at 6 p.m.; Boys at 7:30 p.m Where: Sprayberry High School Girls Preview: Lithia Springs (3-14, 1-5) has lost six games in a row and sits in 12th place in the 5-AAAA Region standings. At this point, the Lady Lions are playing spoiler in the region and preparing for tournament play at the end of the season. They will travel to Sprayberry (10-7, 4-3) on Tuesday, looking for an upset. Boys Preview: As the only undefeated team remaining in regional play, Lithia Springs (10-6, 6-0) can’t rest on its laurels. With a powerful Douglas County team breathing down their necks in the region, the Lions have no margin for error. On Tuesday, Lithia Springs will continue region play at Sprayberry (9-7, 4-3…
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Lithia Springs boys team extend its lead in region 5-AAAA with a victory, while the Lady Lions lost by double digits.
Lithia Springs split its two varsity games Friday at home against Alexander High School. The boys (6-0 in region, 10-5 overall) strengthened their grip on the top spot of region 5-AAAA with a win over the second-place Cougars, 57-42. But the Lady Lions' fate was quite different Friday. They dropped to 3-13 on the season and 1-5 in the region after their 48-33 loss to Alexander. The Lions set the tone early in the boys varsity match up. Only three minutes in, head coach Jason Slate sent a message to his own team by substituting all five of his starters when they didn’t show the kind of intensity he wanted. “Our starters, for some reason, had gotten complacent,” he said. “They weren’t playing with the fire that we expect. As soon as we …
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Hillgrove girls look to stay perfect against Kennesaw Mountain, while the Alexander and Lithia Springs boys will battle it out for first place in Region 5-AAAA.
Teams: Kennesaw Mountain vs. Hillgrove Time: Girls-6 p.m.; Boys-7:30 p.m. Where: Hillgrove High School Girls Preview: Hillgrove (12-0, 5-0) comes into its game against Kennesaw Mountain (5-8, 1-4) unbeaten and ranked second in the state in the coaches' poll. The team has earned its 12 wins with an average margin of victory of 25 points, including Tuesday's 95-42 drubbing of South Cobb. Hillgrove posted a 68-44 win over Kennesaw Mountain on Dec. 7. Boys Preview: Hillgrove (9-5, 2-3) is looking to extend the region struggles of Kennesaw Mountain (9-5, 1-4), which comes in on a two-game losing streak. Hillgrove is trying to figure out how to distinguish itself from a crowded middle of the pack in Region 5-AAAAA, in which four teams are within…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Now that you're no longer cooped up in the house because of snow, here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's basketball games.
Teams: McEachern vs. Pebblebrook Time: 7:30 p.m. Where: McEachern High School Preview: McEachern (8-4, 2-2) has won their last six basketball games but still sit in the middle of the 4-AAAA region pack. They will host Pebblebrook (1-10, 0-4) who is in sole possession of last place in the region. Teams: Hillgrove vs. South Cobb Time: 7:30 p.m. Where: South Cobb High School Preview: The Hillgrove boys (8-5, 1-3) have a strong overall record but have lost their last three Region 4-AAAAA games. South Cobb (10-4, 2-2) is in a similar boat, with a good overall record but two losses in the region already. Hillgrove must win on Tuesday to have a realistic shot at the top of the standings. Teams: Lithia Springs vs. Chapel Hill Time: 7:30 p.m. …
Now that you're no longer cooped up in the house because of snow, here's everything you need to know about Tuesday basketball.
Teams: McEachern vs. Pebblebrook Time: 6 p.m. Where: McEachern High School Preview: McEachern (9-4, 2-2) has won their last four games, each by at least 14 points. With two wins in the 4-AAAAA region, McEachern is in fourth place and hosting Pebblebrook (5-7, 1-3) who is tied for last place. Teams: Hillgrove vs. South Cobb Time: 6 p.m. Where: South Cobb High School Preview: The Hillgrove Lady Hawks (11-0, 4-0) are ranked second in the state and don’t have a blemish on their record yet. They will travel to a South Cobb (2-7, 1-3) team that has lost four straight games and is tied for last place in the 4-AAAAA region. Teams: Lithia Springs vs. Chapel Hill Time: 6 p.m. Where: Chapel Hill High School Preview: Lithia Springs (3-11, 1-3) was…