Alloune Diouf and the 16th-seeded James Madison Dukes will face the Indiana Hoosiers today at 4:10 p.m.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Alloune Diouf helped his James Madison team advance in the NCAA Tournament Wednesday. But the Dukes will have to work hard to advance out of the field of 64 as a top-seeded team awaits them.
James Madison University has some tough odds to overcome if it hopes to put its first NCAA tourney run in nearly two decade in the history books. And if the team can overcome those odds, it could have one of Powder Springs’ own to thank. The Dukes won one of the tournament’s play-in games on Wednesday, grounding the Long Island Blackbirds 68-55. Helping JMU advance to the tournament’s field of 64 was Alloune Diouf, a former player from McEachern High. Diouf put 8 points on the board in Wednesday’s game, going 3-for-3 in field goals and 2-for-3 in free throws in 21 minutes of action, according to the Rivals.com box score. Wednesday’s win put the Dukes on basketball fans’ tournament brackets as a 16-seed, which means getting any closer to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Alloune Diouf of Powder Springs is expected to hit the hardwood as his team, James Madison, takes on LIU-Brooklyn in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Monday, March 18, 2013
In all, 26 players from Georgia, including a former McEachern player and others from Cobb County, will be hitting the hardwood in the hopes of coming back to Atlanta for the Final Four.
March Madness is here, and although no Georgia schools are in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets, there will be a distinct Peach flavor on the road to the Final Four. The Final Four returns to Atlanta—scheduled April 6 and 8—for the fourth time in history. Atlanta has hosted the final rounds in 1977, 2002 and 2007. The Division II and III championship games are April 7 at Philips Arena. The NCAA field also includes more than two dozen players from Georgia who are on the rosters of 17 tournament-bound teams, according to data on Rivals.com. Three Peach Staters are on the Middle Tennessee State roster. Representing West Cobb will be Alloune Diouf of Powder Springs, a former player at McEachern High. His current team, James …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Along with Pachiyaanna Roberts being named the 2011-12 Miss Basketball and Phyllis Arthur earning coach of the year honors, the Lady Indians had first team, second team and honorable mention selections.
McEachern senior forward Pachiyaanna Roberts has been named this season’s Miss Basketball, the name given to Georgia’s all-classification player of the year. “I’m really happy and excited to get this honor,” Roberts told the Marietta Daily Journal, “but I couldn’t have had such a great season without my teammates. There’s no ‘I’ in team. I needed them with me all the time.” Roberts, who will be playing for Syracuse next year, averaged 17.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game, the newspaper reports. Meanwhile, Lady Indians head coach Phyllis Arthur is this season’s coach of the year, according to the all-state basketball list by the Georgia Sports Writers Association, posted on the Macon Telegraph’s website. The Lady Indians capped …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The McEachern girls basketball team was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives for their 33-0 season, which was capped off by 69-36 state championship win over Hillgrove.
The Georgia House of Representatives welcomed the McEachern Lady Indians on March 21 at the State Capitol following their state championship season. The team was recognized with a House resolution that noted their perfect 33-0 record, No. 2 national ranking from ESPN, and the 69-36 state championship victory over Hillgrove. The resolution is attached.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The 93-50 wins sends the Lady Indians into the third round as expectations of them going all the way continue.
Tuesday's playoff win over the Westlake Lady Lions was what someone might envision a Lady Indians highlight reel to look like. A swarming defense. Frequent steals, followed by full-court passes, followed by layups. Blocked shots. Even a half-court buzzer-beater from senior Dominique Wilson. Such things happened more frequently after the Lady Lions kept it close in the very beginning. But by the end of the first, it was 29-13; Wilson's buzzer three-pointer sent the teams into the locker room at 61-29. Towards the end, Westlake was throwing up threes in hopes of a late comeback, even making a few of them from a couple feet off the line. But it wouldn't be enough, as McEachern earned the second-round W, 93-50, and will play the winner of …
The shot was made just before halftime in the Lady Indians 93-50 playoff win over Westlake.
McEachern senior Dominique Wilson, who will be heading to the University of Arkansas next year, knocked down a long-range three as the halftime buzzer sounded Tuesday against Westlake. The Lady Indians won the second round playoff game 93-50, sending them into the quarterfinals. Don’t miss any of the local sports news you care about. Subscribe to Powder Springs-Lithia Springs Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hillgrove had a seven-point lead going into halftime, but McEachern's strong second half gave them the 65-57 win.
Hillgrove had the clear upper hand in the first half of play Tuesday night, taking a 31-24 lead into the locker room. But a dominating second half would give McEachern the eventual 65-57 win at home. The Indians (12-10) have two regular season games remaining: Pebblebrook on Friday and Kennesaw Mountain on Saturday. The Hawks (15-9) will take on South Cobb on Friday for the last game. Don’t miss any of the local sports news you care about. Subscribe to Powder Springs-Lithia Springs Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The 43-37 victory over the Lady Hawks puts McEachern at 23-0 on the season with two games left before the playoffs.
The nationally ranked McEachern girls basketball scored immediately after the tipoff Monday night, stole Hillgrove's first possession, scored again, and never looked back. The Lady Indians (23-0) worked the scoreboard to 19-12 going into halftime at home, and finished the game 43-37. The Lady Hawks, a powerhouse themselves, move to 19-3. The remaining two McEachern games are Pebblebrook (Friday) and Kennesaw Mountain (Saturday). Hillgrove will take on South Cobb Friday for the last game of the regular season. The region tournament will begin Monday. ESPN has the Lady Indians ranked at No. 3 in the country. Don’t miss any of the local sports news you care about. Subscribe to Powder Springs-Lithia Springs Patch’s free newsletter, like us on …