Maybe we’ll find out which high school basketball teams are in the best shape?

Chat with the AJC's Michael Carvell

Happy 2010 from the AJC's Michael Carvell

Let the games go on.

At least two high school basketball games, postponed from last week because of icy conditions, will be played tonight:

It’s North Springs at Stone Mountain, and St. Pius at Lakeside.

What about other games? The highly-anticipated showdown between the No. 1-ranked Milton boys and No. 3 Centennial (also delayed from last week) will likely be played on Sat., Feb. 6.

What is the Big Picture with all of this? It is going to force a few teams, who already have Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays booked for the rest of the season, to play on a Monday or Wednesday. On the surface, it doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, and surely kids would want to play in games rather than go through practices every day of the week. Who wouldn’t?

However, where this is “kind of a big deal” is here: Many of the remaining games for all teams are region games, which affect the chase for the playoffs. You have to wonder if a team that plays as many as four games per week will be physically and emotionally conditioned to handle it. Will they be able to give their best efforts all four games? Will it cost some teams who are low on endurance?

Your thoughts?

10 comments Add your comment

Region 6

January 14th, 2010
9:12 am

There’s a great matchup tomorrow, Centennial at Walton at 6pm.

Wolverine Fan

January 14th, 2010
9:52 am

Hey Region 6……….Get ready for 11/5/10.

Dr. Hoop

January 14th, 2010
10:53 am

Great point Mike. This is especially true for Regions 6-5A, and 6-4A whose teams make up the largest % of both classification’s Top 10’s.

P.S. DO you have the “skinny” on last Tuesday’s Lakeside v. Tucker game. Over Christmas Break, L-side only lost by 6-ish, but last Tuesday they were soundly defeated. What gives?

And to Tucker grad, Cameron Tatum…………’s that weapon thing workin’ for ya?

Say it Aint So

January 14th, 2010
11:35 am

The Centennial vs Walton will be without many fireworks especially on Walton’s end, Harrow will not play (recovering from flu) and Rice will not play (ejected from Alpharetta game last Tue night).


January 14th, 2010
12:17 pm

I think the AJC is completely clueless when it comes to high school basketball. You have no idea which teams are final 4 teams and which teams are playing schedules to win 20 games. You have Columbia ranked below teams they would beat by 30. You have South Atlanta ranked number 1 and they’ve played schools of the deaf, dumb and blind. Here’s a little tip…log onto and actually look at the teams they’ve played before you see a pretty little record.

Scott J

January 14th, 2010
1:05 pm


Here is a poll you can really believe in: Coaches Boys Basketball Poll

No School W-L Last Week

1 Liberty County(3-AAA) 16-0 4
2 South Atlanta(4-AAA) 12-1 1
3 Westover(1-AAA) 14-1 2
4 LaGrange(2-AAA) 13-0 6
5 Elbert County(8N-AAA) 13-2 5
6 Monroe(1-AAA) 13-0 10
7 Columbia(5A-AAA) 10-4 3
8 Carrollton(6B-AAA) 13-2 7
9 North Hall(7A-AAA) 9-2 8
10 Franklin County(8N-AAA) 9-3 9

Eagle 1

January 14th, 2010
11:50 pm

Prepcountry/GACA are idiots!!

Check out Maxprep,Prepnation,Prephoopassist,Rivals Top 100,USA today
Espn Top 50
Neither one of these AAA schools play on a national schedule.
While you at it check out:
MidwestShootOut Illinois
Iolani Classic Hawaii
Myrtle Beachball Classic SC
Nike Primetime Shootout WV
Thats Columbia High Schedule outside of Ga.
Someone please look at the top five teams in AAA schedule thus far.
Seriously would anyone of those teams come out of all of these tourneys with 0-2 loses? Just my opinion!!

Valdosta Billy

January 15th, 2010
10:22 am

I went to the Deep South Classic this year to watch a 6′3″ freshman girl play basketball. She plays for Brookwood, and everytime she got the ball she would make things happen, but her team does not really get her the ball enough. Anyone seen her play?


January 15th, 2010
11:21 am

Thanks dad for informing us that Brookwood has a 6′3 freshman on their varsity team. Brookwood couldn’t stay within 50 of Parkview or Wesleyan. Your daughter is average at best. Thanks for the laugh.

Valdosta Billy

January 15th, 2010
12:25 pm

No Matt, I thank you for the Laugh. I am not her Dad, just someone who enjoys basketball around Gwinnett. This girl is only averaging about 10pts and 8 rebounds a game. Also they didn’t lose by fifty to Parkview, you tool. Get your stuff right before you open your mouth.