2010 Georgia High School Basketball Tournament: Here are Round One boys and girls schedules (UPDATED)

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The AJC's Michael Carvell

The 2010 state high school basketball tourney pairings are set. Whenever possible, AJC high schools beat writer Michael Carvell will try to blog live and take your questions about high school basketball and related topics.

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324 comments Add your comment

Mister Johnson

February 24th, 2010
11:37 am

Columbia boys and girls will win the STATE


February 24th, 2010
11:39 am

1st!!!!!! Guess people are surprised there is h.s. basketball coverage. GO Westover H.S. Patriots and Lady Patriots!!!!

Ms. Kiki

February 24th, 2010
11:45 am

Mister Johnson I must agree with you… GO COLUMBIA!!


February 24th, 2010
12:01 pm

Good to see Mays boys and girls at the top….let’s bring it home Raiders

Rick The Ruler

February 24th, 2010
12:06 pm

Meadowcreek is in da house! The CREEK has arrived! Go Coach Davis!


February 24th, 2010
12:08 pm

whatchout Hillgrove Lady Hawks are 4 real!…all the way 2 state baby!!!!

3 Straight

February 24th, 2010
12:23 pm

The Norcross Devils could be a surprise!!!

Officer E.L.Bailey

February 24th, 2010
12:34 pm

Columbia Boys and Girls are The Truth!!! They both should win state!

Dr. Hoop

February 24th, 2010
12:40 pm

Carvell, finally! Welcome to the party.

Let’s just send the 5A, and 4A trophies to both Region 6’s, and let them have another tourney to decide the champs amongst themselves. I don’t see anyone else who can wrestle the hardware from the teams in those regions

Uncle Miltie…..check it out. HS BB coverage!

Milton fan

February 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

Note to AAAAA: Milton has swagga back. Sorry, I just deliver the news. Centenniel reg season loss woke them up and the Wheeler mystique is now broken. Julian Royal is playing like the dominant 4 man that he can be. no one is choreographing (can score, rebound and defend too) at point like Shannon Scott (Charlie’s son). Dai Jon Parker is, well, you just have to see him – I don’t have words. Wild card sophomore Evan Nolte at 3 is healthy and stealthy (double doubles are nothing to him), a very steady 2 guard (#10, sorry his name escapes me) who can defend and doesn’t score much but scores timely to complement the 4 stars. They also have two very good 6th and 7th man substitutions and a 3rd who is 6′9″ and adequate. All cylinders are now firing in unison now. And I have never seen a collection cylinders in an engine like this.

Another note – to all non-region 6 regions in AAAAA: If Milton gets knocked out of the tournsment, you still have to deal with Wheeler and Centenniel (Don’t think Campbell is quite the same caliber, but don’t count them out – ask wheeler and centenniel from reg season). Sorry, just delivering the news again, not deciding what it is.
Good luck to all (esp. Milton)

Ms Love

February 24th, 2010
12:48 pm

Columbia Boys and Girls…Let GO EAGLES!!!

Milton fan

February 24th, 2010
12:49 pm

Hey, Doc. You posted while I was typing mione. Yeah, whattya know. BBall coverage – right smack in the middle of football offseason!! How lucky can we be. Boy they missed coverage on some awesome region tourney action. I know region 6 was great, I’m sure many others were as well. See above my public service to AAAAA regions. HaHa. Take care doc.

3 Straight

February 24th, 2010
12:50 pm

Dr. Hoop…do you remember 2005-2006 championship. In the semis Wheeler got upset by Beach and Norcross won the championship by beating Beach. In 2007-2008 Wheeler had the best team on paper but Norcross beat them for the championship.

The best teams don’t always win the championships.

Milton fan

February 24th, 2010
12:52 pm

3 straight, you are correct. I consider Norcross among the faves, along with West Lake. Beyond that thoug, anyone else would be a huge upset with the region 6 teams and these two.

Hoops Fan

February 24th, 2010
12:53 pm

The suprise will be if Norcross makes it out of its bracket. Welcome to 6AAAAA basketball. You need to get by Centennial and Milton. If you get through that then you will find Wheeler waiting for you. My Final is Milton – Wheeler, Wheeler’s last shot counts this time for the win.

Milton fan

February 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

Not a bad prediction Hoop. Except for the end. Wheeler does not beat this team again until after the 2010-2011 season. BTW, I was at the Milton-Wheeler game and saw the video right afterwards. His toenail was not over the line, it was 3 inches over the INSIDE of the line. just to set the record straight for all those that have been hearing cries of injustice from wheeler players, coaches and fans.

Hoops Fan

February 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

Milton has the best players but Wheeler has the coach and the best player. I always choose the best coach with the best player when I fill out my brackets. Norcross is good but I don’t believe they have faced the an onslaught like the 6AAAAA teams which may have left them unprepared to bring it every night.

The Carnivore

February 24th, 2010
1:04 pm

GACS will win state, and would destroy any other team in Georgia, regardless of classification.

Hoops Fan

February 24th, 2010
1:11 pm

It is too bad they don’t have a tournament that pits the best teams in Georgia against each other so we can settle that argument. GACS has a pretty good resume of wins and I would love to see them play in the big boy’s tournament.

Milton fan

February 24th, 2010
1:12 pm

Carnivore, you are half right. That’s better than being totally wrong.

Milton fan

February 24th, 2010
1:15 pm

OK, Hoops, you were a little more diplomatic than me. It would indeed be fun to see a showdown between #1 and #2 in state after the state tournament and if those two teams arent in the same classification (in which case we would have already seen them. Still don’t think they would beat Milton or Wheeler and probably not Centenniel. But, I have not seen GACS. Will try tocatch them at some point at state.

Dr. Hoop

February 24th, 2010
1:19 pm

Of course you are correct, 3 Strght. Sorry about the lack o memory. After you mentioned it, I recalled that game. Sometimes it feels like the Devils are in reg 6 because of the caliber of the comp’ they play.

Here are my highlight 1st round games in 4-A:

Rockdale v. Fayette
Hillgrove v. Lakeside (Dk)
Hiram v. Marist
Winder-Barrow v. Lithia Springs
Glenn Hills v. Statesboro

Too bad that half of these teams will be out by Sat 10PM.
My champ in 4-A is Miller Grove. Unless they absolutely lay an egg, nobody will beat them

Final Fourt

February 24th, 2010
1:20 pm

Norcross will beat Milton this around.

Westlake vs Wheeler
Norcross vs Newton

Westlake vs Norcross for the title.

columbia fan

February 24th, 2010
1:22 pm

i believe as yall talk about the top teams ur leavinng out columbia they are proven with difficulty of schedule and always come to play…. i would personally like to see a tournament where the state champions and any team truly qualified play to see who the best is not regarding any classification

hard to figure out

February 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

I know they are further south, but don’t sleep on Groves out of Savannah. They finished 26-1 and are just as tall and athletic as the Metro Atlanta teams!!

bulldog fan

February 24th, 2010
1:39 pm

Lanier Co lets make some noise! Watch out for the Bulldogs, Single A- Basketball!

Georgia Basketball

February 24th, 2010
1:42 pm

Coweta County basketball is in shambles. Not one team made the playoffs. Newnan was overrated this year. There is more than football and cheerleading in Coweta County.

Jon Koncak

February 24th, 2010
1:44 pm

I tried to tell y’all that you needed to pay ECI’s Lady Dawgs some respect. Now that they hammered the 2nd ranked Calvary team by 25 points, maybe you’ll take notice now.


February 24th, 2010
1:45 pm

Full court buzzer beater by dunwoody player to send the Riverwood vs. Dunwoody game into the 5th overtime. Riverwood wins in the 5th overtime 86-80. GO RAIDERS!


basketball dude

February 24th, 2010
1:53 pm

jon koncak what region are those teams in???

WheelerFan #2

February 24th, 2010
1:56 pm

awesome, i see that west georgia is hosting playoffs again….just what we need :/


February 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

Michael, I noticed the same thing WheelerFan #2 did—what’s up with that? I thought last year’s debacle with having those games way out west was a one-time only thing.

Mike H.

February 24th, 2010
2:45 pm

Wheeler wins championships when its an underdog, and usually gets upset when it enters the tourney as the favorite. I’d say the brackets look good for Wheeler to make another deep run.


February 24th, 2010
2:46 pm

Yeah if Wheeler gets to the qtrs, why do we have to go down to West Ga. to likely play Campbell/ McEachern- I mean I think the state should let us play at a neutral site within the county. It would be far more cost effective and the fanbases wouldn’t have to drive the 4-5 hr. round-trip. Anyway, as a Wheeler fan, my complaint wasn’t with the called 2 at the end of the game but the bogus tech given to Lipscomb in the 4th. That call was the real embarassment in the game for the officials. If Wheeler gets to Milton Wheeler wins, but I say if they get to the final bcause Peachtree Ridge and C. Gwinnett (1st and likely 2nd round opponents) aren’t chump teams and if Wheeler takes them lightly they will get beat. I feel with Campbell or McEachern in the qtrs. that Wheeler would beat either but both would make for close games. Westlake scares me with their size, but it won’t matter unless their guard play gets a lot better.


February 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

vidalia will win the aa girls title

AJC Sports

February 24th, 2010
2:56 pm

Michael Carvell just hit us up to say that West Georgia is hosting the tournament because it offers a large venue for fans. And we’ve certainly covered our share of “GHSA likes big tourney venues” stories here. Now whether YOU like the same venues that GHSA likes? That’s another issue.


February 24th, 2010
3:38 pm

Groves from region 3-AAAAA will make some noise in the tourney this year. They have the size and skill to match up with anybody they face.


February 24th, 2010
3:40 pm

Dont sleep on the lagrange grangers 27-0!

An Old HS Sports Fan

February 24th, 2010
3:44 pm

WOW Michael……I applaud you for all your hard work on behalf of Georgia High School Sports. Do you reckon there’ll be anyone from the AJC covering any of the games?

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SWD Panther Paw

February 24th, 2010
3:52 pm

SWD girls will win their 3rd straight 4-AAAA title. !!!!!! GO PANTHERS !!!!!!!! They beat Redan in pre-season game in ot and should have beat them in the reguler season but lost it in the last couple minutes by 6 points.


February 24th, 2010
3:58 pm

SWD Panther Paw- What you forgot to mention is that in the pre-season game against Redan, Redan only had two of their starters playing. Just for the record.


February 24th, 2010
4:09 pm

SWD Panther Paw, who cares about pre-season? It is eaxactly what it says it is PRE-SEASON don’t mean a thing. They just got beat in the regular season. If you should have beat them you would have beat them. SWD is the best 4A team but Redan is in a league all by itself.

BBall Fan

February 24th, 2010
4:32 pm

No matter who you root for in AAAAA, the best game of the first round has to be Norcross vs. Centinneal. Do you think Norcross wants to play Cent in the first round? NOT>>>Watch out for the Cent point guard, he has been playing really well.
Prediction: Milton vs. Wheeler in final again and Milton wins by a toe nail.

Eagle 1

February 24th, 2010
4:33 pm

Columbia Boys and Girls 2010 AAA State Champs!!!

BBall Fan

February 24th, 2010
4:34 pm

West Georgia as a venue is terrible. Who wants to drive to Carrolton? What about Kennesaw, Dekalb, Ga. State? Who is making these decisions?


February 24th, 2010
4:38 pm

Why does South Atlanta and Columbia continue to be on the same side of the bracket ? Makes no sense. Last year it was clear they were the two best teams however they played in the semifinal instead of the final. Please stop making a way for these inferior teams to play in the finals.

Legend of Len Barker

February 24th, 2010
4:46 pm


- This is first state tournament appearance for Central’s (Macon) girls. The school opened in 1970. Central is considered more or less the direct predecessor to Lanier High, which was all boys. Lanier’s female “companion” if you may, was Miller High. Miller did not play basketball, much less go to state. By this twisted logic … well, I’m not sure what to make of it.

- Dodge girls haven’t missed a state tournament since 1991. That may be the longest current streak in the state. In fact, no Dodge senior class has missed out on a tournament since the class of 1961. Their first appearance was in ‘62.

- First appearance for Lakeside (Evans) girls. School opened in 1988.

- First appearance for Benedictine boys since 1977.

- First appearance for Jenkins boys since 1981.

GHSA is driving me crazy with little mistakes on the bracket. Baldwin, Lowndes, Newton, and Spalding do not use ‘County’ as part of their school names.

Hoops Fan

February 24th, 2010
4:57 pm

This site is covering at least one of the game on Friday. You can also seee the Milton Campbell game that was played for the championship of Region 6 AAAAA http://www.ghsa.tv/

ricky sheppard

February 24th, 2010
5:21 pm

BAINBRIDGE BEARCATS, both girls and boys should encounter only minor potholes along the way to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.